Welcome to the weekend, dear readers! Microsoft’s upcoming ChatGPT-powered browser and Nintendo’s latest Direct event may have dominated the news cycle lately, but there have been a number of discounts that have grabbed headlines throughout the week. And although we usually reserve our weekend roundups for new offers, we thought we’d take the opportunity to go over some of the highlights you might have missed – you know, with V-Day coming up and all.
The first is Apple’s second-generation AirPods Prowhich fell back to an all-time low of $199.99 ($50 off) at Amazon, best buyAnd Target. We often highlight them, yes, but that’s partly because they make a great pair of wireless headphones if you’re already entrenched in the Apple ecosystem. They support the company’s Spatial Audio feature, swipe-based controls and sync between iCloud devices, while offering noise cancellation comparable to Sony’s newest headphones. They can’t quite compete with Bose’s QuietComfort II headphones on the ANC front, but their appeal lies in how they combine Apple-compatible features with exceptional sound quality. Read our review.
Amazon may have recently introduced new colors to its latest Kindle Paperwhite, but if you can live without the “Agave Green” tint and IPX8 waterproofing, the Basic Kindle 2022 is on sale at Amazon, best buyAnd Target with ads and up to four months of Kindle Unlimited for $74.99 ($25 off), or ad-free on Amazon for $94.99 ($25 off). It packs a few upgrades over the last-gen model – the most notable of which is USB-C charging and a 6.2-inch display that offers twice the pixel density – making last year’s model the go-to option for anyone who wants a solid, entry-level eReader. Read our review.
If you’re looking to blanket your home with reliable Wi-Fi or upgrade an existing Eero setup, the Ero Router Pro 6E is actually available on Amazon as a standalone device for $199 ($50 off), as two-pack for $319.99 ($81 off), or as three-pack for $439 ($111 off). As Eero’s premium mesh Wi-Fi router, it supports Thread and has a 6GHz Wi-Fi band, which helps boost overall speeds (at least in devices that support it). in charge).
The 6E’s wireless speeds top out at 1.3Gbps – meaning you might want to look elsewhere if you have a multi-gigabit connection – but it’s still a simple, scalable mesh system that can cover up to 2,000 square feet with a single router. Now if only Eero didn’t lock down parental controls, ad blocking, and other common features behind a paywall. Read our review.