NewEgg Gets an iPhone App


One of the coolest sites out there for buying computer parts online is NewEgg.com. In the past, I’ve ordered lots of things from them, ranging from hard drives to full enclosures, and never once had a problem. The other day, I was surfing around, looking for external storage, and I decided to use the iPhone. That’s when I tried  NewEgg, and I first learned about their new app.

As expected, it’s free, and it allows you full access to their line of goods. This isn’t just an iPhone-optimized webpage either, it’s a full-fledged app with customized loading screens and everything.

The biggest gripe I’ve heard about the app so far is the lack of side menu selections similar to how the webpage works. If you want to find a product, you have to search for it directly, which may not be the easiest way to do it. For example, you can search for external hard drives, but not external hard drives under $100 made by Seagate and Western Digital. That makes the shopping process a bit more protracted, but it’s not the end of the world.

Ultimately, most people will be using the app to just buy one thing quickly, and that’s where the app shines. You can login to your account, check the deals of the day, and even place an order on the spot. I see it as being perfect for impulse buys; those times when you know exactly what you want and want to get ordered now.

If you’re a fan of NewEgg, this app is definitely worth checking out. It’s free after all, and it may be just the thing to get you out of a jam on the spot.

NewEgg Mobile [iTunes Link]


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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