Amazon has discounted the Samsung DeX Pad which provides a desktop experience for the Galaxy S8 and newer smartphones. The DeX Pad is usually priced at $99.99, but right now you can pick it up for just $79.99 over at Amazon. That marks the first price drop since it debuted with the Galaxy S9 in February.
The DeX Pad is similar to DeX that the company unveiled last year. While DeX is more of a dock, the DeX Pad is more of a pad where you can put your phone down while it is plugged into a monitor for a desktop experience. The reason why DeX Pad exists is because it makes it easier for you to use the phone as a trackpad, like you would on a regular laptop. Now that does mean that it's going to be harder to use the fingerprint sensor, but luckily you do have facial recognition that should work just fine. With DeX, you can plug your Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9m Plus in and use it as a desktop computer. There are plenty of apps that are already compatible with DeX, including the majority of Microsoft's apps. So you can be productive without needing to carry your laptop with you.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $99/year (or $49/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.