If you’re preparing to go back to school and need a more powerful laptop than the new M2-powered MacBook Air, consider investing in Apple’s 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pro models today now that they’ve dropped. to new all-time lows. Best Buy is currently selling the 14-inch, M1 Pro-powered MacBook Pro in space gray with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage for $1,599a record-breaking $400 discount. The 16-inch configuration, meanwhile, is on sale at Best Buy and Amazon with Apple’s M1 Pro chip, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a 10-core CPU and a 16-core GPU in space gray for $2,099 ($400 off).
Both laptops offer blazing-fast performance, making them ideal for content creation and creative work. Unlike the new MacBook Air, they also all offer stunning Mini LED screens and some of the longest-lasting batteries we’ve ever tested. They also have a great selection of ports, including a Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI port, and a full-size SDXC slot. You can also use the 16-inch MacBook Pro with three external monitors and a 4K TV at the same time. Read our 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pro reviews.
It’s not every day that you come across a great pair of wireless earbuds for under $50, which is why today’s deal on Jabra’s Elite 3 wireless earbuds is so striking. Normally $79.99, they are currently available for only $49.99 at Amazon, which is about $1 shy of their best price yet. They don’t offer active noise cancellation or multipoint support like Jabra’s more expensive models, but they remain a fantastic pair of budget-friendly earbuds thanks to their great sound quality and long battery life. The Elite 3 lets you use both earbuds separately and they have an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance, meaning they can handle a little sweat and the occasional splash of water. Read our review.
If you want to give your ears a break and don’t mind spending the extra cash, Bose’s Frames Tempo can protect your eyes from the sun while playing music at the same time, making them a great alternative to a traditional set of in-ears. Typically $249, the sunglasses are currently on sale at both Amazon and Best Buy at $174, a new record low.
The Frames Tempo are particularly suitable for walkers, runners, cyclists and others who spend a lot of time outdoors, because they sit firmly on your face, no matter how much you move. Admittedly, the audio-equipped Bluetooth sunglasses offer less bass and don’t sound as immersive as in-ear headphones due to their design, but we still liked both their sound and voice quality, as well as their easy-to-use controls and the included USB-C port. Read our review.
Whether you’re going on vacation or just going to work, a video doorbell can provide extra peace of mind when it comes to home security. Thankfully, the Blink Video Doorbell, our favorite budget video doorbell, is now on sale at multiple retailers. Normally $49.99, it’s available for $39.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, the cheapest battery-powered doorbell since Amazon Prime Day. You can also buy the full system – which comes with a Sync Module 2 wireless hub for free local storage and on-demand live views – for $59.98 instead of $84.98 at Amazon.
The Blink video doorbell is limited to 1080p video and doesn’t offer as many smart features as more expensive rivals, it’s true, but it’s still a good doorbell that offers the basics, including motion-triggered recording and alerts, night vision, and two-way audio. Plus, you can get up to two years of battery life with a single pair of AA batteries or wired for constant power, allowing it to take advantage of your existing doorbell sound too.
A few more deals to start your week right…
- Amazon’s third-generation Echo Show 10 is on sale today for $199.99 ($50 off). Unlike Amazon’s other smart displays, the Echo Show 10 is mounted on a motorized, rotating base, meaning it can follow you during video calls. It also offers the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays, meaning you can use it to play music, control various smart home devices, stream shows and perform other tasks. Read our review.
- A four-pack of Kasa’s Smart Plug Minis is on sale at Amazon for $34.99 ($15 off) when you apply the coupon to the page. These WiFi plugs work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s HomeKit and are unique in that they can also track your energy consumption.
- Now through August 31, Zagg is taking 25 percent off a variety of mobile accessories, including screen protectors, keyboards, phone cases, wireless charging accessories and more. For example, right now you can buy a Glass Elite VisionGuard screen protector for $37.50 instead of $49.99, a price you’ll see at checkout.