Apple’s second-gen AirPods drop to $100, plus the best early Prime Day deals you can get now – Engadget
We may be a few weeks out from Amazon Prime Day, but early deals are already starting to roll in. If you’re in need of a new smart TV, Amazon has discounted a bunch of Fire TVs and Prime members can pick up a 55-inch Omni Series set for only $300. Elsewhere, Apple’s second-generation AirPods are back on sale for $100, Sony’s new Linkbuds S received their first discount and Samsung’s latest Discover sales event has slashed prices of appliances, wearables and storage gadgets. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.
AirPods (2nd gen)
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The second-generation AirPods are down to $100 right now, or 37 percent off their original price. While they don’t have all the bells and whistles of the new, third-gen models, these are still decent earbuds that we liked for their improved wireless performance and good battery life.
Buy AirPods (2nd gen) at Amazon – $100
Mac Mini M1
Apple’s Mac Mini M1 has returned to a record-low price of $570. It’s the most affordable M1 machine you can get and we like its sleek design and good array of ports.
Buy Mac Mini M1 (256GB) at Amazon – $570
Apple Watch SE
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The 44mm blue Apple Watch SE has dropped to a new low of $209 at Walmart. This is a great deal on the already affordable smartwatch and we gave it a score of 88 for its solid performance, comfortable design and handy watchOS features.
Buy Apple Watch SE (44mm, blue) at Walmart – $209
MacBook Air M1
The MacBook Air M1 is $100 off and down to $899. We gave the laptop a score of 94 for its blazing fast performance, excellent battery life and lack of fan noise.
Buy MacBook Air M1 at Amazon – $899
Amazon Fire TV sales
Dozens of Amazon Fire TVs are on sale ahead of Prime Day, including the new Omni Series sets. The Omni 4K smart TVs came out last September and they support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus, and the larger TVs in the range also support Dolby Vision. Prime members can pick up the 55-inch model for only $300, while anyone can get up to 40 percent off the other sizes.
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Samsung Discover sales
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Samsung’s latest Discover sales event is ongoing through June 26th. Everything from appliances to smartphones to TVs have been discounted, and some of the best promotions include free storage upgrades on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and a free Galaxy S22 smartphone when you buy certain Samsung Neo QLED 8K smart TVs.
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Razer Kishi controller
Razer’s Kishi controller for iOS devices is $45 off right now and down to a new low of $55. It’s a good accessory to have if you like to play games on the go. It has a wired connection, which means lower latency than Bluetooth controllers, plus an ergonomic design and a USB-C port for passthrough charging.
Buy Razer Kishi (iOS) at Amazon – $55
Sony Linkbuds S
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