Time for an upgrade.

The PNY CS900 480GB internal solid state drive is down to $124.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on PNY’s CS900 series of solid state drives. It normally sells for $140 and has never dropped below that price, although it as gone as high as $160.

Every variation is on sale, too, so you should pick the size that’s best for you. The 120GB is on sale for $45 from $50. The 240GB is down to $70 from $75. And the 960GB is down to $230 from $250.

The CS900 is a relatively new lineup from PNY, a slight upgrade over the CS1311 SSD we’ve shared deals on before. It has sequential read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s. It also has very low power consumption and includes data migration software to transfer from your old drive to your new one.

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Best Cases for Moto Z

11 February 2018

What’s the best case for the Moto Z?

The Moto Z, on its own, is very thin at just under 6 mm. If you’re not planning on opting for any Mods, then you’ll want a case with great protection against drops, since a spider-webbed screen is abstract art that’s pretty hard to appreciate.

Note: These cases are only for the first-generation Moto Z and Moto Z Droid released in 2016.

Spigen Rugged Armor

One of my favorite cases for any phone is Spigen’s Rugged Armor. It’s a one-piece TPU shell that’s sturdy and strong, but flexible, with excellent shock absorption, helping to prevent cracks should you drop your Moto Z.

The TPU’s texture provides excellent grip, and the cutouts for the camera and ports are precise, giving you a really well-fitting case. The volume and power buttons are covered but very responsive. Pick it up in black for just under $12.

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OtterBox Commuter

The OtterBox name is synonymous with quality, and the Commuter series is equal to “you can drop it and your phone will survive.” The Moto Z version (or Moto Z Droid, for Verizon users) is no exception, with a two-piece assembly that includes a silicone insert to absorb shocks and an outer hard plastic to take the brunt of any damage you may inflict on your phone, accidentally or otherwise.

Grab it for a mere $19!

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Speck CandyShell Grip

Speck’s CandyShell cases feel very solid in the hand, and the Grip series adds ribs in all the right places, so you can firmly hold onto your Moto Z at all times. The outer shell is a hard yet flexible polycarbonate, while the inside is soft and flexible “Impactium” (Speck speak).

The two combine for excellent drop protection (aided by the reinforced corners), and aid in preventing scratches and chips, especially thanks to the raised front bezel, which protects your phone when laid face-down. It’s available in clear or a range of colorful options, so you can fit one that matches your personal style. Grab it for a steal at just under $5 for a few colors!

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Poetic Affinity

Poetic’s Affinity cases are fairly simple polycarbonate shells with a neat lined design consisting of a bit of rubber, though it does nothing for protection.

These cases are reinforced all around to provide shock absorption in the event of a drop, and the fit is snug, so it feels like the Affinity becomes part of your Moto Z.

The Poetic Affinity is available with clear accents or black for under $8. Highly recommended!

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Incipio Moto Z case

The Incipio case for the Moto Z is made of two layers to protect your ultra-thin phone from ultra-hard surfaces. It’s not the sleekest case in the world, made up of a two-layer system comprised of a silicone liner and “rigid plextonium shell,” which helps against impact.

One of the best things about the case is that it’s the perfect thickness to keep the protruding camera ring protected without adding considerable thickness to the 6.1mm phone.

It’s available in five colors: red, black, gold, silver, and pink for around $13.

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Your favorites?

Are you using an awesome case with your Moto Z not mentioned here? Let us know in the comments below!

Update, February 2018: Added the OtterBox Commuter case and updated pricing. Enjoy your case!




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Have a gift card or game code and you’re not sure how to enter it? Here’s how.

It’s your birthday and for one your great aunt Lucille got you something that you can actually use. She got you a PlayStation gift card. The world is your oyster, you’re a kid in a candy shop, and various other idioms. One quick look at your PlayStation 4 and you are flummoxed. There does not seem to be any slot to slide your gift card through. You think that you probably shouldn’t slide it into the disk slot. I am going to let you in on a little secret; don’t put your gift card into the disk slot of your PS4.

Not matter how you end up with a gift card or game code, entering them is a breeze. Here’s how you do it.

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  1. From your PlayStation home screen, go to the PlayStation Store.

  2. Once you’re in the PlayStation Store, scroll all the way down until you find Redeem Codes.

  3. On the Redeem Codes screen, you will be presented with a box in which to enter your code or PlayStation gift card number.

It’s a simple as that. You are now on your way to downloading a brand new game to help you get through another year and inevitably another birthday where you will hopefully end up with a few more gift cards to spend

And if you have a gamer in your life and you’re looking for an easy gift that they will love, then you might want to consider picking up a PlayStation gift card. You could spend hours trying to find the perfect gift to make them happy, or you could get them a gift card and let them pick the perfect present themselves.

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