Pre-order new Element 4K Fire TV Edition HDTVs

If you are a fan of the Amazon ecosystem, you can now place pre-orders for brand new Elements 4K HDTVs with Fire TV built-in (aka Fire TV editions) in 43, 50, 55, and 65 inch sizes, with prices ranging from $450 to $900. Many of them also have a bundle with a free HDTV antenna. The Sound Bar bundles go for more. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2017. Detailed pictures of the TV and remove further down the product pages.

Of photography interest, FireTV has a handful of photo-related apps, including Smugmug, VLC, and a variety of gateway apps by 3rd-parties that offer access to Flickr, Google Photos, OneDrive, file managers, along other mirror/casting apps.

GoPro HERO4 Black + LCD Touch BacPac + Charger/Battery for $299

Bundle up time at B&H Photo! For $299 with free expedited shipping you can get the GoPro HERO4 Black and the GoPRO LCD Touch BacPac and the GoPRO 2-slot Charger with an extra Battery. The freebies are included automatically by B&H while this offer is running. You know an offer is running when you see it mentioned prominently on the product page (screenshot example below)…

Motorola Moto Z for $500 (Unlocked USA warranty)

If you want a factory unlocked smartphone with a USA warranty and GSM compatibility AND like the idea of having optional add-on modules (like the Hasselblad True Zoom camera), the Motorola Moto Z smartphone is on sale for $500 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with free B&H photo/video kit), and by Amazon itself.

On the other hand, if you want to pay a lot less AND want a phone that works with all four major US carriers, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 64GB Moto G4 PLUS with a free B&H photo/video kit for $220 with free shipping. This is available in black or white. The 64GB version also has 4GB of RAM, while the 16GB version has 2GB of RAM, so keep that in mind.

UPDATE: speaking of smartphones, the brand new HTC U11 with its 12mp Ultrapixels and a 90 DXoMark score is now available for pre-order at Amazon by Amazon itself.

BorrowLenses: 10% to 30% off RENTALS coupon + FREE Memorial Day

BorrowLenses are celebrating their 10 years (time sure does fly, they’ve been around for ten years!) and to celebrate, they have a new coupon promotion that gets you 10% to 30% off gear rentals. The coupon percentage increases as the rental order price increases. Also, if your rental period includes Memorial Day (May 29), you will get that day for FREE automatically (their computer system will adjust it automatically).

Everything is explained in this annotated screenshot from their email. If I tried to explain it all with words, it would take ten paragraphs instead of three 🙂