Moshi IonSuit iPhone 7 Battery Case Review: Elegant Mobile Power

Moshi IonSuit iPhone 7 Battery Case Review: Elegant Mobile Power is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Moshi IonSuit is a simple, elegant iPhone 7 battery case that offers backup battery power when you need it and leaves you with a slim case for the rest of your day.

Unlike most iPhone 7 battery cases that add significant bulk to your iPhone at all times, the Moshi IonSuit is a two-part case that includes a removable 3,020mAh battery pack.

When you need power slide the battery case on and you can charge your iPhone 7. When you are fully charged, or when you start your day, you can carry the iPhone 7 in a slim soft touch case that offers a good deal of protection.

The Moshi IonSuit solves one of the biggest problems with battery cases.

The Moshi IonSuit solves one of the biggest problems with battery cases.

After you wear down your iPhone 7 battery, simply slide the Moshi iPhone 7 case into the battery back and start charging. There is a power button and LED indicator on the back of the battery pack. You can charge the iPhone 7 multiple times with the battery pack.

When you connect the two cases, you are left with a very solid feel and a phone that you can still fit in your pocket or hang on to easily while using.

The Moshi IonSuit snapped together, charging the iPhone 7 while mobile.

The Moshi IonSuit snapped together, charging the iPhone 7 while mobile.

You can charge the iPhone and the battery case at the same time with Micro USB, with the phone charging first.

Together or apart the Moshi IonSuit is an excellent iPhone 7 case. Moshi solves one of the biggest problems with most iPhone 7 cases, by removing the bulk when you don’t need power.

Instead of buying two iPhone 7 cases, or carrying a backup battery that you need to plug in with a long cord, check out the Moshi IonSuit.

You can buy the Moshi IonSuit for $100 on the Moshi website. The battery back is also compatible with the Moshi iGlaze hardshell iPhone 7 cases.

28 Best iPhone 7 Cases

Speck Presido iPhone 7 Cases

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Speck Presido iPhone 7 Cases

Speck chose to deliver a new line of iPhone 7 cases that look and feel amazing. The new Presidio iPhone 7 cases use upgraded material to deliver better shock protection while arriving in a thinner design. 

The Presidio Grip, Inked and Wallet can protect your iPhone 7 from a 10 foot drop while the Presidio Clear, Clear + Glitter and Clear + Print are tested for an 8 foot drop.

We already have these iPhone 7 cases on our iPhone and love the look and feel that they offer.

$39.95 to $44.95 at Speck

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Moshi IonSuit iPhone 7 Battery Case Review: Elegant Mobile Power is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release: 5 Things to Know

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release: 5 Things to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for PS4 and Xbox One has been delayed and today we want to fill you in on the new release date, new screenshots, and when you can expect new details about the highly anticipated game.

After years of rumors and speculation, Red Dead Redemption 2 release is confirmed though it won’t be coming out during its original release window.

Rockstar’s delayed the game as it works to get it ready for the latest generation of console hardware from Sony and Microsoft.

With Red Dead Redemption 2 release officially delayed we want to take a look at the most important things to know, right now, about the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, pre-orders, features, multiplayer, and more.

We’ll continue to update this roundup with new details to check back for regular updates in the buildup to the game’s release date.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One & PS4

Red Dead Redemption 2 is confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Developers have shifted away from the PS3 and Xbox 360 so a surprise release on those two aging consoles is unlikely. It’s unclear if the game will make it to Nintendo Wii U (doubtful), Nintendo Switch or the Windows PC.

Take-Two, Rockstar’s parent company, has said that its interested in the Nintendo Switch but that its support for the console will come down to sales.

A new report from Windows Central suggests Red Dead Redemption 2 is a 4K title for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One Scorpio.

The game will apparently join the likes of Forza 7, Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, and Madden 18.
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Unfortunately, the Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement arrived without confirmation for Windows PC users. Rockstar’s recent announcement only mentions the Xbox One and PS4.

This doesn’t rule out Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC but this certainly isn’t sitting well with those who prefer to play Rockstar’s games on Windows.

Here are a few notes about the rumored PC Red Dead Redemption 2 release:

  • Some analysts believe the developer will release a version of the game for Windows PC down the road with one predicting a Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for PC in 2018.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC arrived several months after it landed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • GameStop’s listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 at one point noted that “Red Dead Redemption 2 PC is coming soon” but we wouldn’t read too much into that.
  • A Denuvo database leak hints at a possible release on PC.

During an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that consumers can expect “very significant marketing support” for Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of its release date.

Marketing materials and posters for the game have started to arrive and none of them list a release for Windows PC.

If Red Dead Redemption is coming to the PC, we expect it to come a little bit later than the release for Xbox One and PS4.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date

The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date was at one point confirmed for the fall of 2017. Unfortunately, the game has been delayed.

Rockstar hasn’t issued a specific release date just yet but its delayed the game to the Spring of 2018. The announcement didn’t specify a specific month or day.

The company says “some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.”

It’s not clear when we’ll get an official Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for Xbox One and PS4. Rockstar says it plans to reveal new details about the game this summer though it declined to say when those announcements will take place.

Those interested in the game’s release should signup for Rockstar’s mailing list.

Pre-Orders & Deals

Retailers are already taking Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-orders ahead of the game’s Spring 2018 release date.

Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are selling the game a year in advance and those with Amazon Prime and Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked accounts can take advantage of early Red Dead Redemption 2 deals.

Those not looking to buy from a third-party can pre-order the game via Sony, the Microsoft Store, or Rockstar itself.

Note that the Red Dead Redemption 2 release dates and release times listed at these retailers are placeholder dates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order card.

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order card for Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order cards have also started arriving in retail stores ahead of the game’s release.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Story, Characters, Map & More

Rockstar says that Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature an “epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland” which seems to confirm an expansive single-player mode.

The characters in the teaser above haven’t been confirmed but there’s a ton of speculation and some of it points to a potential prequel featuring the protagonist from the first game, John Marston.

There’s also a bunch of speculation about the precise decade with some sleuths predicting a plot set in the late 1890’s.

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Image from Reddit user BlueSaber80.

Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick shared some additional details about Red Dead Redemption 2 at an MKM Partners event.

He believes the time is right “for a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America.” He also says the game will feature “incredible emotional depth” with “great story elements and great gameplay elements.”

The developer says the game’s “vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”

Grand Theft Auto 5 Online arrived alongside the single-player portion of the game and it looks like Rockstar has grand designs for Red Dead Redemption as well.

The company’s reportedly registered a Red Dead Redemption Online domain ahead of the game’s launch later this year.

Zelnick recently noted that Red Dead Redemption 2 “will be driven by its quality, and I think that the ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto Online is driven by its extraordinary quality.”

When announcing the game’s delay, the company released some new Red Dead Redemption 2 pictures which you can take a look at in the gallery below.

The screenshots showcase the game’s graphics and setting including a detailed look at a pair of pist

Third-Person

Rockstar typically has used third-person view in its games though GTA 5 added in a unique first-person view.

Nothing is confirmed but here’s what Rockstar had to say about third-person and first-person during a question and answer session:

“We are excited by the response to our first effort at a first-person experience, but remain committed to third person games and may or may not use first person as a camera option in the future.

We do like to, whenever possible, give people options so they can play a game the way they like.”

New Map

In 2016, an alleged Red Dead Redemption 2 map leaked showing some of the game’s potential locations. The map first appeared on NeoGAF.

While the alleged map was later removed from the website, some users were able to save it for the world to see.
red-dead-map-leakAccording to TechRadar, this map is legit and it’s for Red Dead Redemption 2. There are numerous locations listed including The Great Plains, home to the Blackwater settlement. There are also several bodies of water, something that we didn’t see in Red Dead Redemption.

If you’re curious about how the Red Dead Redemption 2 map stacks up with the map from the original, Reddit has you covered.

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Image from Reddit user trevors685.

The image above shows how the official map from the first game stacks up, size-wise, with the leaked map for Red Dead Redemption 2.

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The above image is another interesting look at the Red Dead Redemption 1 map and the rumored Red Dead Redemption 2 map.

The map is from Reddit user cosmicgeoffry and it shows the possible geographical inspiration of the two maps.

PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2 Bonus

Sony and Rockstar have announced a partnership for Red Dead Redemption 2. Sony says that “PS4 players get first access to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2.”

It’s not clear what this content is though Sony tells PS4 owners they can expect some more details in the near future.

It’s also worth noting that the PS3 classic Red Dead Redemption is now available on PlayStation Now. PlayStation Now is available for PC which means Red Dead Redemption, and Undead Nightmare, are now playable on Windows PC for the first time.

The original Red Dead Redemption is also available on Xbox One via Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility feature.

It can be played on Windows PC thanks to a feature that allows gamers to stream games on a Windows 10 device.

1 Reason to Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2 & 3 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order If You Loved the First One and Want It ASAP

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Pre-Order If You Loved the First One and Want It ASAP

If you loved the first Red Dead Redemption and you know you'll want to jump into new one as soon as humanly possible, you might want to just get it over with and put in a pre-order. 

Many of you have been waiting six plus years for a new Red Dead Redemption to arrive. While Red Dead Redemption 2 probably won't feature the exact same locations and characters as the first game, it will almost certainly be set in the same world with tons of tasks to complete, places to see, and people/animals to kill. 

Rockstar's long development cycles are hard to sit through but the payoff is almost always worth it and there's a very good chance Red Dead Redemption 2 will be worth the long wait. 

The game will feature an extensive single-player campaign and it'll also feature a massive online component that will likely mirror Grand Theft Auto 5 Online. 

The developer notes that the game's "vast and atmospheric world" will provide "the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience." 

If you think you might want to start ranking up your character the second Red Dead Redemption 2 Online goes live, think about putting in a pre-order. (Presuming it arrives at launch. GTA 5 Online arrived after the game's initial release but that was the company's first stab at a massive online mode.)

If you do decide to pull the trigger, you can save some money by pre-ordering from Amazon though you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

(Note: If you aren't a member, you should be able to signup for a free Amazon Prime trial and save on a pre-order).

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release: 5 Things to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage

How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you’re running out of storage on your iPhone there are a few steps you can take to quickly free up space for new apps, videos, or a new version of iOS.

The iPhone doesn’t come with a microSD card slot which puts a greater importance on the device’s internal storage space. This is particularly true if you own an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB iPhone model. That space can fill up fast.

A full, or nearly full iPhone can be irritating because your phone will alert you if you don’t have enough space to take a photo, download a new application, or install a brand new iOS update. If you’re getting tired of seeing these alerts, you’ll want to get a handle on what’s causing the problem.

This guide will show you how to quickly free up space on your iPhone without having to delete important files or investing in additional iCloud storage.

Delete Saved Podcasts

If you’ve downloaded podcasts on your iPhone they’re probably taking up a ton of space on your device’s hard drive. If you’re done with any of your saved podcasts, delete them.

To do this you’ll want to head into the Settings app rather than Podcasts. From there go to General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage under the Storage section > Podcasts.

There you’ll see a list of the Podcasts you have saved. Tap Edit and delete anything you no longer listen to.

If you’re deep in the podcast game you might save yourself a few GB of space.

Delete Music You No Longer Need

If you use a service like Apple Music you might like to save songs to your device’s internal hard drive. These can start to add up if you aren’t careful.

Finding and deleting music you no longer listen to or no longer need to store locally should only take you a few minutes.

If you’re using Apple Music head to your Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Find Apple Music on the list and tap it.

From there you can choose to delete individual songs with a simple swipe or, if you’d prefer to go nuclear, you can delete all of your music with a swipe on All Songs at the top of the screen.

If you’re using Spotify, deleting locally stored music is a much different process.

Instead of going into Settings you’ll need to go into the app itself and manually delete the songs, playlists, and albums stored on your device.

Delete Messages

If you send and receive lots of iMessages they might be taking up multiple GBs of hard drive space.

First, check your internal storage via Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. If you notice data from the Messages app taking up a ton of space on your iPhone, head back to Settings and scroll down and tap Messages.

Once you’re in there, scroll down to the Message History section. Tap the Keep Messages tab and make sure you’re set on 30 Days.

Warning: This will delete previously stored data so make sure you save important texts or files from within those texts before taking this step.

Delete Apps You Don’t Use

Deleting apps you no longer use is a simple but effective way to cut down on the clutter eating away at your hard drive.

Head into Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. From there you’ll need to determine what apps can stay and which apps can go.

If you determine you no longer need an app, select it from the list with a tap. From there, tap on Delete App.

You can always download the app again.

Stop Saving Two Photos

If you use your iPhone’s HDR mode you might’ve noticed that your phone saves two copies of your photos. One is an HDR version and the other is a normal version.

To put an end to double-saving, go ahead and open Settings > Photos & Camera. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Tap the toggle next to Keep Normal Photo to turn this function off. If you own an iPhone 7 Plus you’ll also see a toggle for Portrait mode. Disable that as well.

If you use Instagram, you also might be doubling up photos. In addition to the normal photo your device will also save a cropped/filtered Instagram photo.

To shut this off, open up the Instagram app. From there tap your profile tab in the bottom right corner and then tap the little gear icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

Under the Settings section, hit the toggle next to Save Original Photos to turn this function off.

Get Rid of Recently Deleted Photos & Videos

If you recently deleted a photo or a video from your iPhone that photo or video is probably still taking up space.

If you don’t want to wait a month for iOS to automatically delete your photos and videos, you’ll need to manually delete them from your phone.

To do this head into the Photos app and head to your Albums. Scroll down to the Recently Deleted album and tap on it.

From there you can select individual photos and videos to permanently delete. Or, if you’d rather get rid of them all, you can opt to delete them all.

Clear Browser History

You can also quickly free up storage space by clearing your browser’s data.

If you use Safari go into your iPhone’s Settings > Safari > and scroll down to where it says Clear History and Website Data. Tap that.

Clearing this will remove your browsing history, cookies, and other data from Safari. Your history will also be cleared from any devices signed into your iCloud account.

If that sounds like a plan, tap Clear History and Data again.

If you’re a Google Chrome user head into the app and tap the three vertical circles located in the top right corner.

Here you can select to delete Browsing History, Cookies & Site Data, Cached Images & Files, and Autofill Data.

If you’d prefer to delete everything, tap Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data. From there, select them all (you’ll see a check mark on the right once you’ve done this) and then click Clear Browsing Data.

Delete Your Reading List

Safari’s offline reading mode is useful when you don’t have an internet connection but it can take up unnecessary space on your iPhone. Try clearing it to free up some space.

To clear Safari’s offline reading list on your iPhone, head into Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage.

Under the Storage section, tap Manage Storage > Safari. Next, swipe left over Offline Reading List and tap Delete to clear the cache.

To delete individual items from your reading list open up Safari, head into your Reading List and swipe left to delete anything you no longer need.

Update to iOS 10.3.2

If you declined to install iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.1, download iOS 10.3.2 to free up some space.

If you skipped iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.1, the iOS 10.3.2 update will deliver the APFS file change that first arrived on board Apple’s iOS 10.3 update. Thanks to APFS, you might see some additional free storage open up on your device.

You won’t get an extra 10GB of storage space but you could get 7GB+ of free space. We got about 2GB of space back on our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.3.2 & 9 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 10.3.2 If You Want Better Security

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Install iOS 10.3.2 If You Want Better Security

If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.3.2 update on your iPhone or iPad. 

iOS 10.3.2 brings (by our count) 23 security patches for a potential exploits. That's a ton for a small maintenance update and a great reason to install iOS 10.3.2 in the near future.

Your iOS 10.3.2 update will bring even more security features if you failed to download previous versions of iOS.

If you skipped iOS 10.3.1, your iOS 10.3.2 update will bring its security patch. If you skipped iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.2 will also bring its monster list of patches as well. 

The iOS 10.3 update delivered over 60 known patches for potential exploits. That's substantial, even for a milestone upgrade. The previous version of iOS 10, iOS 10.2.1, brought 14 known patches.

If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, know that iOS 10.3.2 brings their security patches with it as well. Again, the iOS 10.2.1 update had 14 important patches on board. You can see them all right here

If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.3.2 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.

These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. 

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How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

2018 Chevy Equinox: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

2018 Chevy Equinox: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is an all-new crossover SUV from Chevrolet that builds on the well-founded Equinox platform with an all new look, upgraded technology options and lots of standard safety features.

After spending a day testing the 2018 Equinox on a closed course and comparing it to the competition we will help you with what you need to know before you go to a dealer to buy the 2018 Chevy Equinox.

Shoppers should compare the 2018 Equinox to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota Rav 4 if they looking in the same size and price range.

2018 Chevy Equinox Release Date

The 2018 Chevy Equinox release date is here, and coming late summer for the diesel option.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox release date is here, and coming late summer for the diesel option.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox release date is here for several models. The 2018 Diesel Equinox release date is late summer 2017. There is a very good chance that you will find the gas Equinox on dealer lots at this time. If you build a 2018 Equinox on Chevrolet you can find local stock of the new Equinox.

Chevy is not specific about the Diesel Equinox release date, which should offer up to 40 MPG highway. If interested in the Diesel, you can check out the gas model and likely get notified from a local dealer as soon as the 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel release date arrives.

2018 Chevy Equinox Impressions

Watch the video above to hear our first impressions of the 2018 Equinox. We tested the new Equinox on a closed course at varying rates of speed and on simulated rough roads and came away impressed. This offers an overview of the new 2018 Equinox design and our thoughts on handling, technology, and safety.

Chevy includes 10 standard safety features that help driver confidence and safety.  The 2018 Equinox includes 4G LTE connectivity that allows you to connect a device to the car’s internet connection and that allows you to remote start, unlock or honk the horn from your smartphone. The infotainment system is very capable and includes support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2018 Chevy Equinox Price

What you need to know about the 2018 Chevy Equinox pricing and options.

What you need to know about the 2018 Chevy Equinox pricing and options.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox starts at $24,525 for the entry-level model that includes keyless entry, push button start, Chevy My Link and a rear vision camera.

Chevrolet offers four trim levels with front wheel drive available on all trims and all wheel drive on the LS, LT, and Premier trim levels. Upgrading to all-wheel drive adds $3,680 to the price of the Equinox.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox LS is $26,455 and adds a spare tire, carpeted rear floor mats, a compass and you can add an optional Interior Protection Package and a keyless entry keypad.

At $27.695, the 2018 Equinox LT adds HID head lights, a power driver seat with lumbar, heated power-adjustable mirrors with body color and mechanical seat release levers for the rear seat. This trim level includes support for a roof rack and an optional Confidence & Convenience Package, plus a Sun & Infotainment Package.

The 2018 Equinox Premier is the top of the line Equinox model and starts at $31,735. This includes the LT features as well as the following features and options.

  • Leather heated seats with driver memory
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Hands free power liftgate
  • 18″ bright aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning
  • Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8″ diagonal color-touch screen
  • USB ports in front console storage area, 2 with auxiliary input jack
  • USB charging-only ports for rear seat passengers
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirrors
  • 120-volt power outlet behind center console
  • Remote start
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
  • Outside heated power-adjustable and auto-dimming body-color manual-folding mirrors, with turn signal indicators, chrome mirror caps

We don’t know the exact 2018 Equinox Diesel price and options at this time. Expect to learn more this summer.

2018 Chevy Equinox Colors

There are a lot of 2018 Equinox colors, including this bright orange.

There are a lot of 2018 Equinox colors, including this bright orange.

There are 12 2018 Chevy Equinox colors, four of which are premium 2018 Equinox colors. Chevy offers three interior color options. Not all color options are available on all trim levels. If you opt for the 2018 Equinox Premier you unlock all the color options. Here are the standard Chevy Equinox colors;

  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Pepperdust Metallic
  • Sandy Ridge Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Summit White

Four premium Equinox colors are available for an extra $395 to $995 and vary based on the trim level you choose. These are;

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Ivy Metallic
  • Orange Burst Metallic
  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

The Tricoat is only available on the Equinox LT and Premier trim levels and is a $995 upgrade.

Three interior color options are available, though the Equinox L and Equinox LS only come with one interior option. On the LT and Premier, you can choose from three different interior color combinations. The LT offers cloth seats while the premier is perforated leather.

2018 Chevy Equinox Special Editions

This is the 2018 Chevy Equinox Redline special edition.

This is the 2018 Chevy Equinox Redline special edition.

So far we only know about one 2018 Equinox special edition. The Redline Series is available on the 2018 Equinox LT with unique visual upgrades. This model is not available with the diesel engine or with a sunroof. Here’s what you get with the 2018 Equinox LT Redline;

  • Black Grille
  • 19 Inch Wheels
  • Black Mirror Caps
  • Black Window Trim
  • Black Bowties

The 2018 Equinox Redline special edition is available in October 2017. There is no specific Equinox Redline price yet, but it will at the least start at $27,695.

Best Car Buying Apps for 2017

Cars.com Car Buying App

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Cars.com Car Buying App

The Cars.com app offers the ability to search cars in stock at local dealers by make and model and then allows users to compare three cars side by side right on the iPhone or Android, to find the best of the best. The app searches new and used cars at dealers.

Users can also use the app to find car reviews from multiple sources. The reviews are stripped of photos, but offer plenty of information about how the car handles, style and comparisons to the competition.

One of the best built-in tools is the car loan calculator. The app offers an easy to use tool to figure the monthly payment based on vehicle price, down payment, tax, interest rate and trade in. This is the best mobile car loan calculator available and helps avoid playing games at a dealership with a 4-square sheet. Users can also work backward with an Affordability calculator to see how much car they can afford at a set monthly payment.

This app also allows you to see trade-in value and private sale value so that you know what to ask for when you sell.

Find Cars.com for the iPhone in the App Store and on Google Play.

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2018 Chevy Equinox: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

2018 Chevy Equinox: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

2018 Chevy Equinox: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is an all-new crossover SUV from Chevrolet that builds on the well-founded Equinox platform with an all new look, upgraded technology options and lots of standard safety features.

After spending a day testing the 2018 Equinox on a closed course and comparing it to the competition we will help you with what you need to know before you go to a dealer to buy the 2018 Chevy Equinox.

Shoppers should compare the 2018 Equinox to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota Rav 4 if they looking in the same size and price range.

2018 Chevy Equinox Release Date

The 2018 Chevy Equinox release date is here, and coming late summer for the diesel option.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox release date is here, and coming late summer for the diesel option.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox release date is here for several models. The 2018 Diesel Equinox release date is late summer 2017. There is a very good chance that you will find the gas Equinox on dealer lots at this time. If you build a 2018 Equinox on Chevrolet you can find local stock of the new Equinox.

Chevy is not specific about the Diesel Equinox release date, which should offer up to 40 MPG highway. If interested in the Diesel, you can check out the gas model and likely get notified from a local dealer as soon as the 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel release date arrives.

2018 Chevy Equinox Impressions

Watch the video above to hear our first impressions of the 2018 Equinox. We tested the new Equinox on a closed course at varying rates of speed and on simulated rough roads and came away impressed. This offers an overview of the new 2018 Equinox design and our thoughts on handling, technology, and safety.

Chevy includes 10 standard safety features that help driver confidence and safety.  The 2018 Equinox includes 4G LTE connectivity that allows you to connect a device to the car’s internet connection and that allows you to remote start, unlock or honk the horn from your smartphone. The infotainment system is very capable and includes support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2018 Chevy Equinox Price

What you need to know about the 2018 Chevy Equinox pricing and options.

What you need to know about the 2018 Chevy Equinox pricing and options.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox starts at $24,525 for the entry-level model that includes keyless entry, push button start, Chevy My Link and a rear vision camera.

Chevrolet offers four trim levels with front wheel drive available on all trims and all wheel drive on the LS, LT, and Premier trim levels. Upgrading to all-wheel drive adds $3,680 to the price of the Equinox.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox LS is $26,455 and adds a spare tire, carpeted rear floor mats, a compass and you can add an optional Interior Protection Package and a keyless entry keypad.

At $27.695, the 2018 Equinox LT adds HID head lights, a power driver seat with lumbar, heated power-adjustable mirrors with body color and mechanical seat release levers for the rear seat. This trim level includes support for a roof rack and an optional Confidence & Convenience Package, plus a Sun & Infotainment Package.

The 2018 Equinox Premier is the top of the line Equinox model and starts at $31,735. This includes the LT features as well as the following features and options.

  • Leather heated seats with driver memory
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Hands free power liftgate
  • 18″ bright aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning
  • Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8″ diagonal color-touch screen
  • USB ports in front console storage area, 2 with auxiliary input jack
  • USB charging-only ports for rear seat passengers
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirrors
  • 120-volt power outlet behind center console
  • Remote start
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
  • Outside heated power-adjustable and auto-dimming body-color manual-folding mirrors, with turn signal indicators, chrome mirror caps

We don’t know the exact 2018 Equinox Diesel price and options at this time. Expect to learn more this summer.

2018 Chevy Equinox Colors

There are a lot of 2018 Equinox colors, including this bright orange.

There are a lot of 2018 Equinox colors, including this bright orange.

There are 12 2018 Chevy Equinox colors, four of which are premium 2018 Equinox colors. Chevy offers three interior color options. Not all color options are available on all trim levels. If you opt for the 2018 Equinox Premier you unlock all the color options. Here are the standard Chevy Equinox colors;

  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Pepperdust Metallic
  • Sandy Ridge Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Summit White

Four premium Equinox colors are available for an extra $395 to $995 and vary based on the trim level you choose. These are;

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Ivy Metallic
  • Orange Burst Metallic
  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

The Tricoat is only available on the Equinox LT and Premier trim levels and is a $995 upgrade.

Three interior color options are available, though the Equinox L and Equinox LS only come with one interior option. On the LT and Premier, you can choose from three different interior color combinations. The LT offers cloth seats while the premier is perforated leather.

2018 Chevy Equinox Special Editions

This is the 2018 Chevy Equinox Redline special edition.

This is the 2018 Chevy Equinox Redline special edition.

So far we only know about one 2018 Equinox special edition. The Redline Series is available on the 2018 Equinox LT with unique visual upgrades. This model is not available with the diesel engine or with a sunroof. Here’s what you get with the 2018 Equinox LT Redline;

  • Black Grille
  • 19 Inch Wheels
  • Black Mirror Caps
  • Black Window Trim
  • Black Bowties

The 2018 Equinox Redline special edition is available in October 2017. There is no specific Equinox Redline price yet, but it will at the least start at $27,695.

Best Car Buying Apps for 2017

Cars.com Car Buying App

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Cars.com Car Buying App

The Cars.com app offers the ability to search cars in stock at local dealers by make and model and then allows users to compare three cars side by side right on the iPhone or Android, to find the best of the best. The app searches new and used cars at dealers.

Users can also use the app to find car reviews from multiple sources. The reviews are stripped of photos, but offer plenty of information about how the car handles, style and comparisons to the competition.

One of the best built-in tools is the car loan calculator. The app offers an easy to use tool to figure the monthly payment based on vehicle price, down payment, tax, interest rate and trade in. This is the best mobile car loan calculator available and helps avoid playing games at a dealership with a 4-square sheet. Users can also work backward with an Affordability calculator to see how much car they can afford at a set monthly payment.

This app also allows you to see trade-in value and private sale value so that you know what to ask for when you sell.

Find Cars.com for the iPhone in the App Store and on Google Play.

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2018 Chevy Equinox: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.