Jan 21, 2011 5:06 PM –
The Newegg Mobile application allows Android users to search, shop, read reviews and make purchases on Newegg.com.
Version: 1.0.2 (for all Android versions)
Pros & Cons:
- Simple and easy interface
- Easy price comparison using the barcode scanner
- Integrated gesture support
Newegg Mobile is an easy way to browse, buy, and track new products you can purchase on Newegg.com. If your unfamiliar with Newegg, they feature products such as games, cell phones, software, electronics, computers & accessories and more. Check out their Daily Deals and Combo Offers directly through the app to make your shopping a little more efficient. Of course, having an app where you can purchase products like a brand new $1000 laptop directly may be convenient but may also serve to be dangerous to your wallet.
A neat feature they implemented is the Gesture support while viewing products.
- The letter “C” adds the item to the cart
- The letter “W” adds the item to the wish list
- The letter “S” allows you to share the item with your friends
Unfortunately, I received spotty results when using the gesture feature when viewing several different items on the app. This may be a device dependent issue, but it didn’t work correctly. Otherwise you can use the Wish List and Share features view buttons at the bottom of the item listing.
The barcode scanning feature allows you to compare a product with prices on Newegg.com. The only downside is that it requires the “Barcode Scanner” app from ZXing. If you don’t want to download the app, feel free to use the search feature to locate the item your looking for.
If you love Newegg, this is a great app for you. Even if you aren’t, it’s a great way to spend the money burning a hole in your pocket and tracking your new item on your device.
Easy and simple. The gesture feature needs work. It would be nice to use an integrated barcode scanner versus the need for an external app.