Black Friday mobile deals and the quest for Inbox Zero | Pocketnow Weekly 176

Update: Happy Black Friday! Listen to our podcast while you’re on the floor of your local mall after having shopped ’til you dropped!

Here in the US, Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and right after the turkey and tryptophan comes the crazy consumerism. To help you figure out what mobile tech to spend your money on this holiday season (whether it’s for yourself or for a lucky family member), we’re rounding up all the Black Friday mobile deals we could sift from the internet’s tech trove. Then we’re raiding Pocketnow’s Listener Mail account – because it’s almost the end of the year, dammit, and we’re getting to Inbox Zero one way or the other. It’s all lying in wait on episode 176 of our weekly podcast, so get your coupon-trimming scissors in order and strap on your WWII acoustic headgear, because the Pocketnow Weekly is coming in hot!

Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on November 25 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version. And don’t forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

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November 25, 2015



Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Jaime Rivera



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If you’re like us, you probably carry a lot of gadgets in your everyday life – and if so, there’s a clothing company you should know about. SCOTTeVEST is known for something very straightforward: making the best pockets in the world. Specialists in functional fashion for over 15 years, SCOTTeVEST designs multi-pocket clothing that lets you carry and use all of your gadgets and essentials in a single item. From smartphones to tablets to wallets, keys, sunglasses and more, SCOTTeVEST’s clothing line has you covered with designated pockets for every carryable you can conceive of, distributed evenly so you stay balanced, and even marked with icons so you can remember what goes where. And if you forget to slap a flap shut or zip a zipper, SCOTTeVEST has you covered with pockets designed to hold on to your gadgets even if you forget to close them. Some pockets are even made of transparent touch fabric, allowing you to use your devices without ever taking them out. This is NASA-level stuff, right here.

If you’re tired of doing “the gadget dance,” fumbling from pocket to pocket hunting for your devices, do yourself a favor: pay SCOTTeVEST a visit. You can check out their full line of clothing for men and women at, and you can get 20% off by using coupon code “Pocketnow.”SCOTTeVEST. Our Pockets. Your Freedom.





Pocketnow’s Black Friday roundup is here

The Pocketnow Holiday Shopping Guide 2015

Motorola unveils trio of Cyber Monday deals

ZTE Axon comes in under $200 in Black Friday deal

Fossil Q smartwatches hit the scene

Google prototyped a “combadge” wearable

Every time you use Android Pay this season, Google donates to charity

Inbox Zero



No rundown, no special call-outs, no prepared segment. It’s time we emptied out the listener mail inbox and finally got around to some of the long-neglected envelopes therein. If you’re watching the show live, hit us up on Google Hangouts (using the Q&A function) while we do so, so you can add your own question to the mix!

See you in meteorological winter!

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA. Read more about Michael Fisher!