M1 MacBook Air price drops to its lowest ever price at Best Buy

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.

MacBook Air with M1 (late 2020)

MacBook Air is Apple’s entry-level laptop that comes with the company’s new M1 chip and in one of three different colors (silver, space gray, and gold).

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.

Fitbit Versa 3

The Apple Watch doppelganger features built-in GPS, voice assistance, and heart rate monitoring.

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.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st generation)

The latest release of the Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s mid-size smart display. It has a sharp 8-inch screen and most of the features found in the second-generation model, although it lacks the latter’s 13-megapixel camera and fast performance.

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.

APC 850VA UPS

The 450-watt UPS provides surge protection and battery backup for up to nine devices and includes a pair of USB-A ports to charge your phone in a blackout scenario.

APC 1500VA UPS

This 900W power supply provides backup power and automatic voltage regulation for up to 10 devices simultaneously. It’s even equipped with a digital readout to display power draw and battery levels.

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro delivers reliable performance and great voice call quality.
Photo by Chris Welch/The Verge

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.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

The top version of Jabra’s new Elite series of earbuds, the Elite 7 Pro, is built on the 85t with a tighter fit while retaining many of the features that made its predecessor so good.

More for the way…

  • 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.

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