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Apple’s iPad Mini is $100 off today

Apple’s iPad Mini is $100 off today


Plus, save on Netgear’s creature-like router and the latest iMac

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The iPad mini is Apple’s smallest tablet
The iPad mini is Apple’s smallest tablet
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The latest iPad Mini is back at Cyber Monday-level pricing, offering the best deal possible for Apple’s most compact tablet. Walmart has it on sale today for $100 off, clocking in at $299 and matching the lowest price we’ve seen for one of the most powerful small-format tablets on the market. The 64GB Wi-Fi model is perfect for casual reading, consuming content, controlling smart home functions, or just browsing the web on the couch on a nice 7.9-inch screen. Apple is expected to release a new model this fall, but here’s a prime opportunity to save on the current version right now. Read our review.


The 2019 iPad Mini features the same 7.9-inch display as its predecessors, but it includes an A12 Bionic processor, the same one used in the iPhone XS and iPhone XR generation.

Yesterday saw the Steam release of Tetris Effect: Connected on PC, and if you plan on jumping in, it’s available for 25 percent off through September 1st. Connected is the multiplayer expansion to 2018’s critically acclaimed Tetris Effect, a title known for its vivid visuals and modern interpretation of the iconic game. Prior to its launch on Steam, Tetris Effect: Connected was exclusive to Xbox and the Windows Store, though it also recently launched on the PlayStation 4. Given the discount is only available for a limited time, now is a great time to pick it up for your Steam library, whether you plan on playing in VR or standard mode. Read our review.


Tetris Effect: Connected is a reimagining of the classic Tetris through a modern lens, one that incorporates sound and visual elements for a trance-like gaming experience.

If you seek a high-performing Wi-Fi 6 router — sans the arachnid-like aesthetic that gives the impression your desk has been invaded by a Decepticon — Costco is currently offering a members-only deal on the Netgear Nighthawk AX6200. The wholesale retailer is selling the router for $100 off, bringing the price down to $200 through August 29th. In addition to its Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, which allows for speeds of up to 6.2Gbps, it has six antennas, beamforming, four LAN ports, and a USB 3.0 port. It’s a solid option if speed is your priority and your space does not call for a mesh network.


Netgear’s Nighthawk 8-Stream Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 router offers high speeds and interesting design.

If you’re preparing for back-to-school season, Costco has another great deal on what could be an ideal family computer. Right now, it’s selling the higher-specced Apple iMac with the M1 processor for $150 off. This particular model comes packed with an eight-core GPU and 512GB of storage, offering slightly more horsepower along with twice as many USB ports as the base model. Not all colors are offered, but you can choose between silver, green, blue, and pink. Read our review.

Apple iMac with M1 chip

$16509% off

Apple’s latest iMac refresh includes a revamped design and features the tech giant’s M1 processor.

Another fan-favorite Apple product, the AirPods Pro, are $70 off at Amazon and Walmart right now. If you’re a Mac or iPhone user, there is no better-balanced performer in the wireless earbuds space, as they tick all the boxes when it comes to sound quality, battery life, and connectivity. Accompanied by a wireless charging case and equipped with active noise-canceling, there is a reason the AirPods Pro are often ranked among the best true wireless earbuds around. Read our review.

The AirPods Pro, the best wireless earbuds for people who use Apple products, pictured next to an iPhone 11 Pro Max and MacBook Pro.

The last-gen AirPods Pro improve upon the regular AirPods with better sound quality, excellent active noise cancellation, and immersive spatial audio.

Other great deals

  • Sony’s full-frame mirrorless, the A7 III, is $300 off at Amazon with a 28-70mm kit lens. Read our review.
  • Amazon is offering $100 off Apple’s latest MacBook Air, which is not a historical low but a good price for the great, M1-equipped performer. Read our review.
  • Lastly, the excellent deal on the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for $80 is still going at both Amazon and Target. Read our review.