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Apple’s new M2-powered MacBook Air is cheaper than ever

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If the deal on the 512GB M2-powered MacBook Air that we saw earlier this week was too expensive for you, don’t worry, Apple’s base model is even cheaper right now. Straight away, Amazon and Best Buy are selling the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for just $1,049 ($150 off), the laptop’s lowest price yet. Unlike Amazon, however, Best Buy offers a discount on all colors in case you’re not a fan of dark blue or gray.

Admittedly, it may take some time to complete some tasks as storage on the base model is slower than the new 512GB M2-powered Air, but it’s still faster overall and should meet the needs of the average person. person must comply. Plus, it significantly improves on one of the things we didn’t like most about the M1-powered Air: the awful 720p webcam. Instead, the newer model has a much better 1080p camera.

However, if you prefer something with a faster and larger storage capacity, you’re in luck: the 512GB storage model still retails for $1,349 in select colors at Amazon. Read our review.


The redesigned MacBook Air is a thin, lightweight device powered by Apple’s latest chip. The M2 model also has a 1080p webcam and a better display than its predecessor, while retaining features such as long battery life and MagSafe charging.


The redesigned MacBook Air is a thin, lightweight device powered by Apple’s latest chip. The M2 model also has a 1080p webcam and a better display than its predecessor, while retaining features such as long battery life and MagSafe charging.

Switching from laptops to 4K TVs, now you can buy Hisense’s new U7H series TV in the 65-inch configuration for just $749.99 instead of $1,049.99 from Amazon and Best Buy – a new all-time low price. Through October 31, Hisense also offers a 100-day return guarantee when you register your TV within 14 days of purchase, so you can return it after giving it a whirl. If you decide to keep the TV, Hisense will give you $100 when you register your details here within 100 days of your purchase or delivery date. So it’s like paying just $649.99 for the TV.

The TV has a fast refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for Dolby Vision HDR. You can also make voice requests thanks to support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Plus, it shouldn’t be too hard to find something to stream after a long day, as the TV uses the Google TV platform, which recommends shows and movies you might enjoy watching from your favorite streaming services.


The Hisense U7H TV offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz, built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and support for Dolby Vision HDR.

Have you been eyeing Apple’s Watch Series 8 but don’t have $399 just lying around to spend? If all you’re looking for is a wearable that helps you monitor your health and fitness goals, the Apple Watch-esque Fitbit Sense is a cheaper alternative. Amazon is currently selling the first-generation fitness tracker in white for $174 instead of $299.95, which is almost the lowest price to date. No other store currently matches that price, though Walmart sells the same model for $6 more if you don’t want to shop at Amazon.

Unfortunately, the last-generation Sense doesn’t have the physical buttons on the Sense 2, nor does it offer the new Continuous Electrodermal Activity (cEDA) sensor to better track your stress levels. Nevertheless, it is a good tracker that can track your stress, albeit not continuously, throughout the day. It’s also great at tracking your sleep habits and comes with an EKG, a feature even our favorite tracker, the Fitbit Versa 3, lacks. Read our review.


The Fitbit Sense includes FDA approval and allows you to track your stress levels, in addition to measuring your blood oxygen levels. The watch also includes Google Assistant support and built-in Alexa.

For those who prefer to buy Apple’s official products over third-party alternatives, you may want to check out this MagSafe Battery Pack deal. Verizon is currently sell the magnetic power bank for $74.24 instead of $99.99, which corresponds to the lowest point ever. The 1460 mAh battery can charge your iPhone with up to 15 watts of power when plugged into a 20 watt power brick and 7.5 watts when charged wirelessly (and you update the firmware). While that’s slow and newer iPhone models may not fully charge, the portable charger will charge them enough so you won’t run out of battery on the go. Plus, you can check the charging status on your iPhone — something unique to the MagSafe Battery Pack — or use it to wirelessly charge a pair of AirPods through MagSafe. Read our review.


Apple’s compact MagSafe battery pack is the only magnetic wireless charging option on the go that integrates with iOS for visible charge levels. It doesn’t hold enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 14, but it’s useful for topping up.

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