A pre-Black Friday price cut from Amazon makes the new AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case surprisingly affordable at just $189.99. With active noise cancellation, excellent audio quality and three sizes of silicone ear tips for a comfortable fit, Apple’s high-end earbuds hit all the right notes.
If you want a pair — or want to knock out some early holiday gift shopping — you might want to jump on this deal. Or one of Amazon’s other surprising discounts on the Apple gear you crave, like an Apple Pencil 2 for just $99.
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Save on AirPods Pro with MagSafe case
The MagSafe charging case was one of the surprise features we got when Apple rolled out the third-gen “regular” AirPods during last month’s “Unleashed” event. The normie earbuds look like AirPods Pro, with shorter, curved stems that look less dorky sticking out of your earholes. AirPods 3 look and sound great, and that MagSafe charging case got us very excited.
Well, Apple also quietly upgraded AirPods Pro to include a MagSafe charging case. So if you go to buy AirPods Pro, you should definitely look for “new” ones. The earbuds themselves remain the same (as does their $249 list price). But the magnetic case is a nice upgrade for anybody with MagSafe chargers for their Apple devices.
Apple’s magical tech makes popping the AirPods Pro onto a MagSafe wireless charger much easier. Never again will you face the sad realization that a slightly misaligned case left your earbuds drained.
Amazon’s $189.99 AirPods Pro deal, live now but for who knows how long, applies to the new model. The discount drops them to just $11 over Apple’s list price for AirPods 3.
As with all Apple earbuds, AirPods Pro make a sweet accessory for anybody with an iPhone, Mac, iPad or Apple Watch. And with global supply chain problems threatening to put a damper on holiday gift shopping, it’s never too early to pick up some stocking stuffers. Grab a pair now before they disappear.
Other great Amazon deals on Apple accessories
We’re not sure how long Amazon’s pre-Black Friday blowout deals on Apple accessories will last. As with all Amazon prices, these could disappear at any minute. But we like the looks of these deals:
Apple Pencil 2 for $99: A whopping $30 off makes Apple’s stylus very tempting. We’ve never seen it cheaper.
Apple TV 4K for $169: This is just $10 off the 32GB model. However, Apple’s streaming set-top box — the one with the improved Siri Remote — rarely sees a deeper discount.
MacBook Air for $899: Powered by Apple’s M1 chip, this ultralight laptop is perfect for people who don’t need all the insane processing power of the MacBook Pros powered by the beefed-up M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. I’m using one right now and I couldn’t be happier with its performance for everyday tasks. Getting $100 makes it even more attractive.
AirPods 3 for $149: If you don’t want or need active noise cancellation, or don’t like silicone tips on your ear buds, AirPods 3 might be the choice for you.