Apple’s new iPad Air is $30 off, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals – Engadget
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While many of this week’s deals only lasted for a limited time, some of them are still available. Apple’s new iPad Air is $29 off and down to $570, while the iPad mini is $40 cheaper than usual and down to $459. Amazon’s much-improved Echo Buds are 58 percent off and down to only $50, and you can still grab 8BitDo’s Pro 2 controller for just over $40. Here are the best tech deals this week that you can still get today.
iPad Air (2022)
The latest iPad Air is $30 off right now, bringing the 64GB model down to $570 and the 256GB version down to $720. The new M1-powered iPad earned a score of 90 from us for its super-fast performance, long battery life and improved front camera.
Buy iPad Air (2022) at Amazon – $570
Apple’s latest iPad mini is on sale for $459, which is $40 off its normal price. We gave the small tablet a score of 89 for its lovely display, refined design and excellent battery life.
Buy iPad mini at Amazon – $459
Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen)
Amazon’s latest Echo Buds are a whopping 58 percent off, bringing them down to only $50. These were already solid, affordable earbuds at their regular $120 price, but they’re an even better option at this price. We gave them a score of 80 for their improved sound quality, good ANC and smaller size.
Buy Echo Buds (2nd gen) at Amazon – $50
8BitDo Pro 2
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8BitDo’s excellent Pro 2 controller is 15 percent off and down to $42.50. In addition to being compatible with Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, Android and Raspberry Pi, the Pro 2 has a familiar layout plus two back buttons, and all of its inputs are customizable using the companion apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. The Pro 2 is included in a wider gaming accessories sale on Amazon, which includes other peripherals like the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma controller for $127.50.
Buy 8BitDo Pro 2 at Amazon – $42.50
Buy Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma at Amazon – $127.50
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Bose QuietComfort 45
The Bose QC45 headphones are on sale for $279, which is their all-time-low price that we saw last Black Friday. We gave the cans a score of 86 for their excellent sound quality, strong ANC and comfortable fit.
Buy QC45 at Amazon – $279
Samsung Galaxy S22
Amazon has knocked $100 off Samsung’s Galaxy S22 smartphone, bringing the handset down to $700 for the 128GB model and $750 for the 256GB version. We gave the flagship phone a score of 87 for its slick design, strong performance and excellent camera array.
Buy Galaxy S22 (128GB) at Amazon – $700
Buy Galaxy S22 (256GB) at Amazon – $750
Samsung T7 Touch (1TB)
The T7 Touch portable SSD in 1TB is on sale for $140 right now. This palm-sized drive works with most devices thanks to the duo of cables it comes with, and it supports 1,050 MB/s read speeds, 1,000 MB/s write speeds, AES 256-bit encryption and Dynamic Thermal Guard.
Buy T7 Touch (1TB) at Amazon – $140