mayo 28, 2024

USB-C AirPods Pro 2 de Apple a $ 190, AirTags a $ 24, MacBook Airs M2 desde $ 899 y más


Thanksgiving Week is kicking off with some enticing Apple deals, all of which are down to some of the best prices ever ahead of Black Friday. You can lock in the latest AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C down at $190, which comes joined by a rare chance to save on AirTags at $24 each. Plus, Apple’s latest M2 MacBook Airs also return to low prices, starting at $899. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C down to $190

The Black Friday deal has arrived on Apple’s new AirPods Pro 2. That is, for the USB-C version. Amazon has the new and improved pair of earbuds at $190. That’s $59 off the usual price tag and matches the all-time low for one of the very first times. It’s what we’re expecting to see from the rest of the Thanksgiving Week savings, too, though it’s at least worth noting we’ll see the older, Lightning-enabled pair at $169 later on in the week.

Even though USB-C is now found on the charging case to go alongside MagSafe support, it really is the software features rolling out today that make AirPods Pro 2 the best earbuds yet from Apple. Now outfitted with Adaptive Audio that dynamically adjusts noise based on your surroundings, the AirPods Pro 2 also can automatically turn on Transparency mode when it detects you talking to someone. 

The earbuds also deliver all of the same features as the original pair, as the new AirPods Pro 2 now arrive with some improvements like enhanced audio playback to pair with the upgraded ANC and new adaptive transparency mode tech. There’s still Spatial Audio support, as well as Hey Siri integration, just all packed into a refreshed charging case with USB-C, Find My features, a built-in speaker, and a lanyard loop. All of that is powered by the latest Apple H2 chip, as well.

Apple Black Friday deals

Amazon is now offering the best price of the year on a single Apple AirTag at $24. Normally fetching $29, today’s offer is the first chance to save in months at $5 off. This is the lowest Amazon price of the year and the second-best discount to date, falling within $1.20 of the all-time low from back over the holidays last year. Today’s offer is an extra $1 under our previous mention from back in August. We just recently explored how it’s a must-have for travel in a recent feature.

A slightly better value, right now, you can bring four of Apple’s item finders to your luggage, keys, and other gear for less. The AirTag 4-pack sells for $80 on Amazon, down from its usual $99 going rate. This notably drops the price of each individual tracker down to around $20 each – meaning if you were going to buy more than a couple of the single packs above, it’s a better idea to just go with the bundle. 

Whether you’re looking to bring some peace of mind on your next vacation or just want to have all of Apple’s item-finding prowess at the ready for your everyday carry, AirTags provide one of the best tracker experiences out there. Everything comes backed by the company’s U1 chip, which enables a unique precision-finding experience backed by an augmented reality interface.

Apple’s latest M2 MacBook Airs return to low prices

Best Buy today is offering the best prices yet on Apple’s latest M2 MacBook Airs. Both sizes of the portable machine are now up for grabs, with the newer and larger 15-inch M2 MacBook Air stepping into the spotlight first. It now sells for $999 after an extra My Best Buy member-exclusive discount applies, saving you a total of $300. It matches the all-time low for only the second time too. You’ll find it over at Amazon for $1,049 (what you’d pay without being a Best Buy member). We offer a taste of what to expect in our hands-on coverage, which is only made better by the savings today. Below, we offer some extra insight on the offer too.

The shiny new addition to the macOS roster arrives as the new 15-inch M2 MacBook Air. It takes everything that has made the 13-inch counterpart one of the most loved machines ever from Apple and sizes it up to a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, P3 wide color, and the new aspect ratio with the notched webcam. It’s still a compact build that is as slim as they come while still sporting Apple Silicon performance and 18-hour battery life. We further break down the experience in our hands-on coverage, which is only made better by the savings today.

If you’re looking for an even more portable way to bring home an M2 machine, Best Buy continues the Apple Black Friday deals over to the 13-inch counterpart of M2 MacBook Air. It now sells for $899 after that bonus My Best Buy code automatically applies, taking $200 off its usual $1,099 price tag. This matches the all-time low for one of the first times too.

Roborock kicks off Black Friday savings event

Roborock makes some of our favorite robotic vacuums, and that’s even more true now that the best discounts of the year are live. As it tends to do every year, the company has launched a Black Friday sale across all of its latest models, helping you clean up the mess of the holidays. There are deep discounts on everything, from new flagship models to entry-level autonomous cleaning solutions and everything in between.

Wrap up some new smart home gear for Siri with Aqara deals

Black Friday is the perfect time to upgrade your Siri smart home, as Aqara and its 9to5-favorite accessories are getting in on the savings. This year, we’re tracking some of the best discounts yet across the company’s lineup of HomeKit hubs, smart sensors, and tons of other gear for your Siri setup. There are quite a few notable offers, but everything is down to its lowest price of the year. 

  • Camera E1: $48 (Reg. $60) 
  • Video Doorbell G4: $91 (Reg. $120) 
  • Smart Lock U100: $133 (Reg. $190) 
  • Motion Sensor P1: $17 (Reg. $25) 
  • Presence Sensor FP2: $62 (Reg. $83) 
  • Door and Window Sensor P2: $21 (Reg. $30) 

Best trade-in deals

9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device, or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way!

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