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Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is down to its lowest price yet

Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is down to its lowest price yet


Also, a refurbished Oculus Quest 2 is just $199

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The MagSafe Battery Pack looks a little funny on an iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is compatible with all iPhone 12 and 13 models.
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge

Today marks one week since Black Friday (good riddance). The shopping weekend and Thanksgiving holiday may already feel as though they happened ages ago, but some deals have stuck around while new ones continue to crop up. We can’t stop time from flying by, but we can keep serving you the best tech deals possible.

Kicking things off, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack has reached a new all-time low price. The portable battery was released in the summer, and it didn’t take long to see some decent discounts. Now, just in time for holiday gifting, you can pick up the MagSafe Battery Pack for $75 at Amazon or Best Buy — a whole $25 off. This battery pack may not be able to fill an iPhone 12 or 13 from empty, but it’s one of the handiest ways to keep them topped off. Also, it can play the role of a MagSafe wireless charging puck for your AirPods. Read our review.

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack on an iPhone 12 Mini

Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is the only option for magnetic wireless charging on the go that is integrated with iOS for visible charge levels. It does not pack enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 12 or 13, but it’s convenient for top-ups in a compact package.

You can score a great deal on one of the best all-in-one VR headsets, the Oculus Quest 2 (soon to be known as the Meta Quest 2). Walmart is currently offering a refurbished Oculus Quest 2 with 64GB of storage for just $199. That is $100 less than you can currently get the 128GB model. While it’s a little more slim on storage, that crisp Benjamin you’ll save can go toward a whole bunch of games or a Supernatural subscription. We wouldn’t normally recommend this deal, but it puts us at ease knowing that this refurbished model carries a full one-year warranty through Oculus and a 30-day return policy. Read our review.


A standalone virtual reality headset and successor to the Oculus Quest. It features a refined design, higher-resolution displays, and a faster processor than its predecessor. The latest iteration features double the amount of storage as well. Amazon Prime Day promotion also includes a $25 Amazon gift card.

Shifting from VR gaming to laptop gaming, the Microsoft Store is offering the first major discount on the Razer Blade 14. Normally selling for $2,200, you can get Razer’s 14-inch gaming laptop for $2,001 ($200 off).

The newest Blade laptop packs a punch in the performance department, despite being smaller than the Blade 15. It features a fast Ryzen 9 processor, Nvidia’s RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and 165Hz QHD display. The Blade 14 takes most of the graphical chops of the Blade 15 Advanced and puts it in a more portable package. Read our review.


The Razer Blade 14 is a heavy-duty gaming laptop in a light and portable chassis. It features a Ryzen and GeForce RTX GPUs, with a vibrant RGB keyboard.

If you’re in need of a laptop more for work and productivity duties than gaming, the Acer Swift 5 has a lot to offer in a lightweight package. The 14-inch laptop weighs in at just a bit over two pounds, yet it packs adequate power and storage for the price. You can get the Swift 5 from either Amazon or Adorama for $300 off the normal cost, bringing the price down to just $1,000. This is a sizable discount for this well-rounded laptop that came out at the end of 2020. Read our review.

The Acer Swift 5 open, seen from the front. The screen depicts a green, blue, and white background.

Acer Swift 5 (late 2020)

$130023% off

The Acer Switft 5 is a lightweight, ultra-portable laptop featuring a 14-inch 1080p display, 1TB SSD, 16GB of RAM, and Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor — weighing it at just 2.31 pounds.

A recent inclusion in our home tech holiday gift guide, the Ember Mug 2 is a smart mug that keeps your beverage hot for up to 80 minutes with its rechargeable battery. You may feel some reservations over having one more smart device to worry about charging, but the Ember can provide endless heat for your drink, so long as it’s resting on its coaster. Best Buy has the larger, 14-ounce version in blue for $100 — a discount of $30. This brings it down to the same price as the smaller, 10-ounce Mug 2.


The Ember Mug 2 is a temperature-controlled smart mug that keeps beverages hot for up to 80 minutes while on battery or all day when sitting on its plug-in coaster. The accompanying iOS and Android apps allow you to dial in a specific temperature, from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

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