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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are down to their lowest price to date

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are down to their lowest price to date

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The flagship Buds and their $70 discount are joined by other deals today, including $150 off the Xbox Series X and over $450 off a last-gen iPad Pro.

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A pair of Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sitting on top of a phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sound good, are compact, and — most importantly — purple. (Yes, they also come in white and black.)
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are once again selling for their best price of $159.99 ($70 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. The noise-canceling earbuds with 24-bit audio support are among the smaller and lighter options from the current top-flight class of wireless earbuds, making them a very comfy choice. They’re also a pretty easy choice if you use Samsung devices, since, in addition to putting out some great quality sound, the Buds 2 Pro feature head tracking and spatial audio with Galaxy phones. Plus, that bora purple color option is just so fun looking.

Read our review of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
A photo of Samsung’s purple Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
$180

Samsung’s excellent-sounding Galaxy Buds 2 Pro introduce support for 24-bit audio and have a lighter, smaller, more comfortable in-ear fit than the first Buds Pros.

If you live near a Target retail store, you can take advantage of a major one-day deal on Microsoft’s flagship Xbox console. Target is selling the Xbox Series X for $349.99 ($150 off) for Target Circle members (the retailer’s free rewards program). You just have to save the offer here and then checkout for store pickup. It’s not quite as good a deal as the other week, when Walmart sold the Xbox bundled with Diablo IV for the same price, but this is still a great price for the 4K-capable Xbox. The $150 that would normally go toward the console is enough to pay for nearly nine months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate — quite the value proposition. And of course, if you don’t have a nearby Target, the console is now widely available for $399.99 at Best Buy, Amazon, and direct from Microsoft.

Read our review of the Xbox Series X.
An image showing an Xbox Series X against a black background
$500

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and biggest) option focused on fast, 4K gameplay.

Apple’s high-end iPads are great devices for general app usage or doing some intensive tasks like photo editing (especially with an Apple Pencil), but the most recent M2 generation of the iPad Pros didn’t exactly usher in a whole lot of innovation. Lucky for us that the last-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M1 chip is still a great device, and you can now get the cellular model with 128GB of storage for just $845 ($454 off) at Wellbots.

That’s a whole lot of iPad for a very good price. While the 12.9-inch model is quite big for a tablet, one of its major benefits is the Mini LED panel that looks stunning in person. It’s bright, colorful, and makes working through photos or videos much more enjoyable.

Read our review of the iPad Pro M1 from 2021.
The iPad Pro with the Liquid Retina XDR display
$845

Apple’s iPad Pro from 2021 uses with the company’s own M1 processor and features a Thunderbolt / USB-C port. The 12.9-inch model also touts one of the best displays of any tablet even available today.

Some more deals to get your over the hump

  • You can save as much as $100 on the Apple Watch Ultra 2 in select band sizes and colors at Amazon, including the indigo alpine loop strap in large for $699 and the white one-size-fits-all ocean band for $729.99 (both prices are reflected when clicking their respective on-page coupons). The Ultra 2 is not a huge upgrade over the last-gen 49mm titanium Apple Watch with excellent battery life, but it does support the handy “pinchy-pinch” gesture. Read our review.
  • Woot is selling the second-gen Apple Pencil in refurbished condition for $70.99 ($58 off). That’s about as cheap as you can get Apple’s top-of-the-line stylus, which is compatible with most premium iPads. Just keep in mind this refurb only carries a 90-day warranty.
  • Shure’s Aonic 40 wireless over-ear headphones are selling for $99 ($100 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, or direct from Shure. The midrange headphones are nearly two years old now, but they offer some good sound through their 40mm drivers, noise cancellation, an estimated battery life of up to 25 hours, and are much cheaper now than their debut price of $249.
  • The Nanoleaf Lines nine-light kit of colorful, 60-degree angled wall lights is $149.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy. You can shape the Lines into unique patterns of colorful lights, fitting for either a gaming battlestation or even a refined look in your living room if you get a little creative. Read our review.
  • A single Tile Mate tracker is $15.99 ($9 off) at Amazon, which is even slightly cheaper than during Black Friday / Cyber Monday times. The Tile Mate is compatible with both Android and iOS, and it has a built-in key ring hole to easily attach to your keys or a bag without needing a pricey additional purchase.
  • Amazon is once again selling its Echo Pop smart speaker with an included Sengled smart color bulb for just $17.99 ($41.99 off). The compact duo is like a smart home starter pack, allowing you to use Alexa voice controls to call up weather notifications, news updates, or control that colorful lightbulb. Read our review of the Echo Pop.

Update December 13th, 1:32PM ET: The post has been updated to reflect that the iPad Pro deal has dropped from $869 to an even lower price of $845.