Monday’s deal post starts off strong with the M1-equipped MacBook Air, which currently matches its best price yet at Best Buy. The retailer has reduced the 256GB and 512GB configurations to $849.99 (usually $999.99) and $1049.99 (usually $1299.99), respectively. While it’s starting to show its age a bit – especially with the latest release of the M2 – the M1 Air is still a great macOS laptop thanks to its fast performance and excellent battery life. The 720p webcam is definitely a pain point for a last-gen machine, but at this price, you’ll struggle to find a laptop that can match the M1 Air, pound for pound. Read our review.
The Fitbit Versa 3 is currently our favorite Fitbit, and it’s on sale on Amazon in black for $148.19, the best price we’ve seen yet for a wearable $229.99. While there’s likely a new Versa model on the horizon, it probably won’t be a drastic upgrade, and the Versa 3 still boasts many of the features we’ve come to expect in a budget-friendly fitness tracker, including a continuous heart rate monitor and SpO2 sensors. In addition to the built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa functionality, the waterproof GPS-equipped fitness tracker includes heart rate monitoring and can last up to six days on a single charge.
The first generation Amazon Echo Show 8 currently matches its best price ever at Best Buy. The Alexa-based home assistant initially sold for $109.99, but is currently on sale for $54.99, matching the lowest price to date. The latest generation Smart Display has a less powerful camera than the newer model and isn’t nearly as fast but still has access to the same Alexa skill library and includes many of the same features. It also touts the same screen, same design, and same speaker system, which makes a great budget option if you need something more capable than Amazon’s smaller Echo screens. Read our first-gen Echo Show 5 review.
A pair of APC’s Universal Power Supplies (UPS) are on sale today on Amazon at the lowest prices yet. The 850VA model usually costs $89.99 but is currently on sale for $89.99, while the 1500VA model is down to $149.99 from its usual $199.99 price. More than just heavy-duty surge protectors, Universal Power Supplies is equipped with a built-in battery and voltage monitoring system that ensures none of your connected devices will shut down unexpectedly if a breaker trips or a blackout occurs. The batteries on board either model give you enough time to save your work and shut things down properly without worrying about damaging your devices.
Originally available for $199.99, the Jabra Elite 7 Pros are currently discounted to $129.99 at Best Buy, which is the best price yet for these noise-canceling earbuds. While the lack of multiple Bluetooth points is a clear blow against them, the overall performance and reliability of these earbuds make this a deal worth checking out if you’re in the market for some new earbuds. The Elite 7 Pro lacks some of the features of the other earbuds in the Jabra lineup, like the 85t, but the Jabra app still allows you to fine-tune your listening experience with a number of features like customizable EQ and resettable controls. Read our review.
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- 8BitDo Pro 2 offers many of the same features as the Nintendo Pro Controller but at a lower price. Normally $49.99, this premium Bluetooth controller is now discounted to just $39.99 on Amazon. The Pro 2 features additional triggers, hand grips, resettable buttons, and rear paddles, and can pair with Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. Read our review.
Seagate’s 500GB FireCuda SSD is currently discounted to $94.99 (US$75) on Amazon, which is the best price we’ve seen yet for a drive with a heatsink. While the M.2 SSD can of course be used with a PC that has a free M.2 slot, it can also be used to expand real estate on the PlayStation 5 if you find yourself running out of space.
- The $59.99 Tribit StormBox is usually on sale on Amazon for $39.99. The current discount brings a waterproof Bluetooth speaker—which offers great sound for its size and a convenient flexible strap that allows you to attach it to a variety of surfaces—down to its lowest price ever.