Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro CPU $250

Whether you’re trying to make the most of summer or planning ahead for fall, our bargain team is always busy chasing deals. And if you’re a college student looking for a powerful content creation machine, Apple’s newest MacBook Pro probably fits the bill (if you can afford it). Fortunately, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is currently on sale at Best Buy and B&H Photo with the M1 Pro eight-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage for $1,749 ($250 off), which Fits in with the lowest price we’ve seen for a premium Apple laptop.

In addition to providing the best performance and battery life we’ve seen in an Apple laptop, the 14-inch MacBook Pro offers extensive connectivity options, letting you use microSD cards or an external display without having to rely on a separate adapter. It also touts a nice small LED display — unlike the new M2 MacBook Air — and while some apps are still getting used to the new GPU architecture used with Apple’s new processor, the range of features found in the latest MacBook Pro makes it easy to recommend, especially at a discount. Read our 14-inch MacBook Pro review.

If you’re going to the pool or lounging on the beach, you can currently save on three waterproof JBL Bluetooth speakers, all matching their lowest prices ever.

The JBL Go 3 is one of JBL’s smallest Bluetooth speakers – and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket. At $49.99, you can currently get the Go 3 in select colors for around $29.99 at both Amazon and Best Buy. The waterproof speaker easily shrugs off things like water and sand thanks to IP67 weather resistance, and can last up to five hours on a single charge before you need to unplug it with the included USB-C cable.

JBL Go 3

Perfect for the pool or beach, the JBL Go 3 may not be quite as powerful as the larger models in the JBL lineup but it’s still an excellent choice for a Bluetooth speaker that can fit in your pocket.

The standard retail price for the last-generation Flip 5 is $129.99, but it’s currently on sale for $99.95 at Amazon and JBL. The Flip 5 is water-resistant and tough enough to handle accidental drops or falls, and it can run up to 12 hours at a time. Like other models in the JBL lineup, it also integrates JBL’s PartyBoost feature, which allows it to synchronize playback with up to two nearby JBL speakers.

JBL Flip 5

JBL’s Flip 5 is a no-frills portable Bluetooth speaker that offers a rugged, waterproof exterior, stereo pairing, and all-day battery life.

Priced at $79.99, Best Buy and Amazon have made the JBL Clip 4 available for around $50. The speaker’s ergonomic, clip-centric design allows it to find a home on almost any surface, and its battery can handle up to 10 hours of playback before a recharge is needed. Just like many of JBL’s other Bluetooth speakers, the Clip 4 is also powerful enough to handle a day on the sand or a quick dip in the pool without missing a beat.

JBL Clip 4

JBL’s Clip 4 is a very portable Bluetooth speaker that, as the name suggests, can be clipped to just about anything. What is even more surprising is how good and clear the sound is despite its small size.

There may be a lot of summer left, but some of us are already preparing to return to academia. Fortunately, if you’re shopping for something to give your favorite pupil, we’ve put together a handy back-to-school gift guide full of excellent suggestions. Below, we’ve put together a list of all the discounts you can find on our favorite tech-centric gifts for students.

  • Four bundles of Apple AirTags usually sell for $99, but you can currently save $10 on a bundle at Amazon and Walmart. These coin-sized location trackers can help you monitor just about anything with the help of Apple’s powerful “Find My” network. It’s also water-resistant and features user-replaceable batteries, which can last more than a year before needing to be replaced. Read our review.
AirTags

AirTag (4 pack)

Apple AirTags are unobtrusive, waterproof, and take advantage of Find My’s massive network to locate out-of-range locations.

  • Each Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 pastel color aisle is currently on sale for $69.99 at Best Buy and Target, matching the lowest price so far for what’s typically $79.99 for an instant camera. The Mini 11 is our favorite instant camera thanks to its simple operation and strong image quality. It does exactly what is written on the box, providing an easy solution to shooting and taking physical photos. Just note that the film must be purchased separately.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11

The Instax Mini 11 from Fujifilm is the best instant camera for most people. While it lacks more advanced features, the simple instant camera takes high-quality photos quickly and easily and offers a built-in selfie mode.

2021 iPad Mini (64 GB, Wi-Fi)

Apple’s revamped iPad Mini ditches the Home button and opts for a larger edge-to-edge display. It also comes with a faster processor, USB-C support, and a top-mounted power button that lights up as a Touch ID sensor.

  • The Logitech C920s Pro webcam is on sale at Best Buy and Target now for $59.99 instead of $69.99. While laptop webcams are getting better, few can compete with the quality that a standalone webcam can provide. The C920s Pro’s camera, for example, can capture 1080p footage at 30 frames per second; It is even equipped with a pair of built-in microphones for better sound quality.

Logitech C920s Pro HD

The C920s Pro HD camera can record in 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. It has a field of view of 78 degrees and two microphones for recording in stereo. It also comes with a privacy lens cap.

A few notable deals for the weekend…

  • Get ready to abolish the apocalypse with in the breach which has just been released for free on Android and iOS devices for Netflix users. This turn-based tactical strategy game hits like a mixed chess game pacific rim And I just got a free update that adds more content to the already excellent title. Steam users can also get the game on PC for just over $10 ($5 off).
  • The TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug-In Dimmer is currently discounted on Amazon to $19.99, down from its original price of $29.99. You can control your waterproof smart plug with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing you to adjust the intensity and schedules of all your lighting.
  • 65 percent off the Asus ROG Falchion gaming keyboard with red, blue, or brown switches has been discounted to just $119.99, down from its regular price of $149.99. This wireless gaming keyboard pairs with hardware via a 2.4GHz dongle and features a touch bar built into the side that allows you to control media playback and check battery levels.
  • If you need a gaming keyboard that pulls all the stops, one of our favorite models, the Mountain Everest Max, is currently on sale for $199.99 ($50 off) on the Mountain website. The modular hot-swappable keyboard is available with a variety of keys out of the box as well as a detachable number pad and media base. Read our review.

Update July 22, 1:09pm ET: The Mountain Everest Max deal has been added to our lead list.

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