The Nextbit Robin is one of the rare success stories of smartphone crowdfunding. The company delivered the product in a decent timeline and didn't skimp on its hardware or software promises, even if its approach isn't exactly perfect right now or suited for everyone as Ryan pointed out in his detailed review. Nextbit is also following up on the Robin with software updates, recently releasing Android 6.0.1 with plenty of fixes bundled in. And if the Robin's hardware is your cup of tea but you prefer a different software layer, you can grab TWRP to be ready to flash different ROMs and mods to the phone, like the newly released CM 13 nightly.

All of this makes the Robin an interesting offering on the smartphone market, and that's not to mention its signature blocky shape and mint color. Sure, the specs are midrange by today's standards, but they're still good for a great majority of users. We're talking about a 5.2" 1080p display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 32GB of storage (with 100GB online) and 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera on the back and 5MP on the front, USB Type-C connector, and dual front-facing speakers.

When the campaign first launched on Kickstarter, the Robin was being offered for the entry price of $299. Since its official release though, it has gone up to its intended retail price of $399. But starting today and until May 10, you can grab the Robin for its introductory price of $299 at Amazon. The retailer is apparently celebrating the official launch of the Robin on its Amazon Launchpad and is thus offering it for $100 less. Both mint and midnight colors are available and shipping is free in the US. I'm not sure I'd buy the Robin for myself, but I would definitely consider recommending it for a relative or friend.