Published on April 16th, 2020 📆 | 7681 Views ⚑0
Apple AirPods deal discounts headphones with wireless charging case on Amazon
Today’s Dealmaster is headed up by a nice drop on the latest Apple AirPods, as a pair that comes with Apple’s Qi wireless charging case is currently down to $150 at Amazon. That’s about $50 off Apple’s standard going rate, $20 off its typical street price on Amazon, and the lowest price we’ve seen on Amazon to date. (A separate deal at Micro Center offers this model for less, but only as part of an in-store pickup deal, which we don’t recommend given the stay-at-home orders issued by several states in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.) By comparison, a new pair of AirPods without the wireless charging case is $10 cheaper as of this writing, while the case itself costs $69 independently.
Chances are you know where you stand on AirPods at this point. If you prioritize stellar audio quality, noise isolation, and a long shelf life in your headphones, it’s probably safe to say these aren’t for you. But Apple’s true wireless earbuds have become exceedingly popular for being lightweight in the ear and dead simple to use with other iOS devices. The newest model here furthers that and includes Apple’s H1 wireless chip, which helps with wireless connectivity and allows for hands-free control of the Siri voice assistant. Make sure you own a Qi wireless charger to actually make use of its wireless-charging capabilities—we have a few deals on good models below—but if you’ve already bought one for a newer iPhone, this spares you from having another cable sprout up on your desk.
If you don’t need a new pair of wireless headphones, though, we also have deals on Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4, Amazon’s good-on-a-budget Fire HD 8 tablet, smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and Sonos, and much more. Have a look at the full rundown below.
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Top 10 deals of the day
Laptop and desktop PC deals
- Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-9750H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB for $1,129.99 at Amazon (normally $1,310).
- Apple MacBook Pro (late 2019) laptop – 2.3GHz Intel Core i9-9880H, 16-inch 3072×1920, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Radeon Pro 5500M 4GB for $2,499 at B&H (normally $2,650).
- Apple Mac Mini (early 2020) mini desktop – Intel Core i3-8100B, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $729 at B&H (normally $799).
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G (GA502DU-BR7N6) gaming laptop – AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, 15.6-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q for $899.99 at Google Shopping and eBay (normally $1,099).
- Acer Aspire 5 (A514-52-78MD) laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $529 at Walmart (normally $699).
- Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 wireless Bluetooth mouse for $9.99 at Google Shopping (normally $15).
- 27-inch Acer Nitro VG271 gaming monitor – 1080p, IPS, 144Hz, FreeSync for $209.99 at Amazon (normally $235).
Video game deals
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition (PS4) for $14.99 at Best Buy (normally $25).
- Borderlands 3 (PS4, XB1) for $14.99 at Best Buy (normally $25).
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4, digital) for free at PlayStation Store (normally $15).
- Journey (PS4, digital) for free at PlayStation Store (normally $15).
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Switch) for $14.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $19.99).
- Devil May Cry 5 (PS4, XB1) for $15.99 at Google Shopping (normally $26).
- Assassin’s Creed II (PC, digital, Uplay) for free at Uplay (normally $10).
- Death Stranding (PS4) for $29.99 at Amazon and PlayStation Store (normally $45).
- Days Gone (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon, Google Shopping, and PlayStation Store (normally $25).
- Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4) for $16.99 at Amazon and Google Shopping (normally $19.99).
- PS Plus only: Metro Exodus (PS4, digital) for $17.99 at PlayStation Store ($19.99 without PS Plus – normally $30).
- Mass Effect Trilogy (PC, digital, Origin) for $11.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
- The Sims 4 (PC, digital) for $4.99 at Amazon (normally $19.99).
- The Outer Worlds (XB1) for $29.99 at Amazon and Google Shopping (normally $37).
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (PS4, digital) for $5.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $19.99).
- Pre-order: Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, XB1, PC) for $49.94 at Amazon (normally $59.99).
TV and home entertainment deals
- Amazon Fire HD 8 (16GB, ads, Yellow) tablet for $49.99 at Amazon (normally $79.99).
- Amazon Fire HD 8 (16GB, no ads) tablet for $64.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
- Sonos One (2nd gen) smart speaker for $149 at Amazon and Sonos (normally $199).
- Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart home speaker for $24.99 at Woot (normally $40).
- Amazon Echo (3rd gen) smart home speaker for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
- Google Pixel 3a (64GB) unlocked smartphones for $298.98 at Amazon and Google Shopping (normally $360).
- Google Pixel 4 (64GB) unlocked smartphones for $499 at Amazon and Google Shopping (normally $650).
- Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) smart home speaker for $29 at Google Shopping and B&H (normally $49).
- Google Home smart home speaker for $50 at Google Shopping and Walmart (normally $80).
- TP-Link HS200 (3-pack) smart light switch for $47.99 at Amazon (use code: 20SWITCHES – normally $65).
- Wyze Plug (2-pack) Wi-Fi smart plug for $15.88 at Amazon (normally $19.98).
- Netgear CM600 cable modem – up to 400Mbps for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
- DJI Mavic Air quadcopter – Fly More Combo, 4K 30fps video, 21-minute flight time for $699 at DJI via eBay (normally $990).
- Apple AirPods (latest gen) with Wireless Charging Case true wireless earbuds for $149.98 at Amazon (normally $170).
- Apple AirPods Pro true wireless noise-cancelling earphones for $234.98 at Amazon (normally $249).
- Jabra Elite Active 65t true wireless sports earphones for $118 at Amazon (normally $139.99).
- Sonos One SL home speaker for $129 at Amazon and Sonos (normally $179).
- TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $36.99 at Amazon (use code: NE492LQC – normally $55).
- UE Boom 3 portable Bluetooth speaker for $79.99 at Google Shopping (normally $125).
- Beats Solo Pro Bluetooth noise-cancelling on-ear headphones for $249.95 at Amazon (normally $299.95).
- Certified refurb: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $279.95 at Bose via eBay and Bose (normally $399).
Accessories and miscellaneous deals
- DJI Osmo Mobile 3 smartphone gimbal for $99 at Amazon and DJI (normally $119).
- Apple Silicone Case for iPhone XS for $19.99 at Verizon (normally $35).
- RAVPower RP-PC058 Qi wireless charger – 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone, AC adapter included for $12.24 at Amazon (use code: RAVPC058 – normally $26.99).
- Anker PowerWave Pad (2-pack) Qi wireless charger – 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone, no AC adapter for $17.99 at Amazon (use code: AKB253SD – normally $22).
- Anker PowerPort 2 Elite USB wall charger – 2x 12W USB-A for $7.65 at Amazon (use code: AKPPORT2 – normally $8.99).
- Anker PowerPort Strip PD 2 Mini USB power strip – 18W USB-C PD, 2x USB-A, 2x AC for $24.99 at Amazon (use code: ANKERPS2 – normally $33.99).
- Aukey PB-Y13 USB-C portable battery – 18W USB-C PD, USB-A, 37Wh for $19.19 at Amazon (use code: ZRKOFDK4 – normally $29.99).
- RAVPower 61W PD GaN Charger USB-C wall charger – 61W USB-C PD for $22.99 at Amazon (normally $35.99).
- Anker PowerLine+ II (6ft, 2-pack) USB-C to Lightning braided nylon cable for $26.99 at Amazon (use code: AKPLP2PK – normally $39.99).
- Anker PowerPort Cube USB power strip – 3x USB-A, 3x AC for $15.81 at Amazon (normally $19.99).
- Anker PowerWave Base Pad Qi wireless charger – 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone, no AC adapter for $10.99 at Amazon (use code: PWAVE2505 – normally $13.99).
- New users only: Amazon Music Unlimited 3-month membership for free at Amazon (normally $30).