We’ve got some great deals to get you started The edge this week. If you’ve been waiting for a price drop in Apple’s true wireless earbuds, both the second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro have gotten a hefty discount at Amazon and Walmart.
The second-generation AirPods with the wired charging case usually cost $129.99, but are on sale now at Amazon and walmart for $99.99, matching their best price yet. The second-generation model may lack some of the more useful features found in today’s earbuds, most notably wireless charging and multi-point Bluetooth connectivity, but they remain superior to the original AirPods when it comes to battery life. battery and sound quality. Read our review†
Apple’s premium earbuds, the MagSafe-compatible AirPods Pro, are also available for purchase at Amazon and walmart for $174, lower than their usual price of $249.99. The AirPods Pro add some quality of life features to Apple’s current AirPods lineup and address some of the issues with the lower end models. The 2021 model features MagSafe wireless charging, not to mention better sound quality and noise cancellation. They also have a better fit than previous models, so they won’t fall out of your ears at the first opportunity. Read our review†
Deals don’t get any easier than this: if you buy two games at Amazon right now you can get a third of the same or less value for free. The current promotion only applies to selected video games; however, it does include new titles such as Elden Ring ($59.99) and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands ($69.99)† While games for both Xbox and PlayStation consoles are the highlights of the sale, you can also find deals on physical titles for the Nintendo Switch and classic board games like Catania and Ticket to drive† Numerous other products are also included in this promotion, including books, toys and art supplies. Read our Elden Ring review†
While arguably better known for cheap hot dogs and pizza, this Costco deal is more appealing and far less greasy. Currently, the popular wholesaler has: discount on the 2020 M1-equipped MacBook Air to just $849.99, a far cry from the usual $999.99 price tag. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for Apple’s lightweight laptop and is well worth a look, provided you’re already a Costco member with a card.
This latest model of the MacBook Air debuted in 2020, making it a bit long in the tooth, but it still offers great build quality, long battery life, and an M1 chip that gives it more than enough power to run modern applications. . This configuration of the 13.3-inch MacBook Air comes with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, which is a solid set of specs for a laptop of this size, even if the M1 processor can’t compete with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips found in Apple’s MacBook Pro range. Read our review†
The standard retail price for LG’s 55-inch C1 is $1,796.99, but you can currently buy one on eBay for $997 when you use a promo code SHOPTECH15 at the cash register. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for this particular model, and it’s a great price for an OLED TV of this caliber. We never pass up an opportunity to showcase this TV and for good reason. Features such as the TV’s 120Hz refresh rate, low input lag and compatibility with G-Sync and AMD FreeSync technology make the slim panel an ideal platform for gaming. Some other great selling points include support for Dolby Vision and HDR10, allowing for excellent visual fidelity, and built-in support for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants.
It’s also worth noting that LG has launched a sequel to this model quite recently. Dubbed the C2, it has a brighter screen and 7.1.2 surround sound as opposed to the 5.1.2 on the C1. The C2 currently sells for the same price as the C1 at launch, but unless those features are particularly important to you, this deal is still worth checking out.
Sony’s WF-1000XM4s may take our top spot for the best wireless earbuds, but we still recommend the older WF-1000XM3s, especially at this price. Originally $199.99, Amazon and walmart currently selling the latest generation of earbuds for just $127.99 in both the white and black colorways. In the past, we called these earbuds “some of the best AirPods competitors out there” thanks to their excellent sound quality and amazing noise cancellation.
Another welcome addition is the variety of tips that come with these earbuds, which provide a more secure fit than some of Apple’s earbuds. The XM3s also have a slick aesthetic that combines matte black with copper accents. Keep in mind that unlike the newer XM4s, these earbuds aren’t sweat or water resistant, so they’ll have to stay out of the gym like me. Read our Sony WF-1000XM3 review†
Professional gaming laptops aren’t exactly cheap. However, Amazon’s current deal on the Gigabyte Aorus 15P certainly takes away some of the edge. Usually $1,899, Best Buy has temporarily discounted it to $1,199.99the lowest price yet for this configuration, which includes an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, an RTX 3070, 16GB of RAM, and a hefty 1TB of storage.
The Aorus 15P sports an impressive 15-inch 1080p panel with a blazing-fast 240Hz refresh rate. This allows the 15P to make the most of its powerful hardware, which can easily handle most modern games running at 1080p. The laptop also features a number of additional USB-A ports for peripherals and an HDMI connection for an external monitor. Keep in mind that adding an additional display will put more strain on your system’s resources.
A few more offers to start your week
- If you’re still working from home but have been waiting to pull the trigger on a standing desk, Best Buy’s current deal is for the Insignia Standing Desk reduced the price of the furniture item from $344.99 to $229.99† The desk is 47.2 inches wide and 23.6 inches deep and features a motorized lift that can raise and lower the desk between 28.7 and 48.4 inches. Please note that it only comes with a one year warranty.
- Our favorite budget robot vacuum cleaner is still on sale at Amazon for $379.99† This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for the Roborock S4, but it’s still a solid discount on a device that typically costs $429.99. In addition to providing your cat with an efficient means of transportation around your home, the S4 can clean up to 3,230 square feet of space and you can designate cleaning areas via the connected app.
- At the moment you can Score a $25 Amazon Gift Card with the Beats Fit Pro for $199.95, their full retail price, at Amazon. The latest fitness-focused Beats earbuds offer a great fit, effective noise cancellation and play extremely well with Apple devices. Read our review†