If you’re preparing to go back to school and require a more powerful laptop than the new M2-powered MacBook Air, you might want to consider investing in Apple’s 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pro models today now that they’ve dropped to new all-time lows. Best Buy is currently selling the 14-inch, M1 Pro-powered MacBook Pro in space gray with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $1,599, a record-breaking $400 discount. The 16-inch configuration, meanwhile, is on sale at Best Buy and Amazon with Apple’s M1 Pro chip, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a 10-core CPU, and a 16-core GPU in space gray for $2,099 ($400 off).
Both laptops offer lightning-fast performance that makes them ideal for content creation and creative work. Unlike the new MacBook Air, they each offer stunning Mini LED displays as well and some of the longest-lasting batteries we’ve ever tested. They also tout a terrific selection of ports, including a Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI port, and a full-size SDXC slot. Plus, you can use the 16-inch MacBook Pro with three external displays and a 4K TV at the same time. Read our 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pro reviews.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is a creative powerhouse equipped with Apple’s latest silicon. Configurable with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max, the 16-inch screen can be lent out to up to three external displays and a 4K TV simultaneously thanks to its vast array of ports.
It’s not every day you come across a great pair of wireless earbuds for under $50, which is why today’s deal on Jabra’s Elite 3 wireless earbuds is such a standout. Regularly $79.99, they’re currently available for just $49.99 at Amazon, which is about $1 shy of their best price to date. They don’t offer active noise cancellation or multipoint support like Jabra’s pricier models, however, they remain a fantastic pair of budget-friendly earbuds thanks to their great sound quality and long battery life. The Elite 3 also allow you to use either earbud independently and sport an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance, meaning they can handle a bit of sweat and the occasional splash of water. Read our review.
If you want to give your ears a break and don’t mind forking out extra money to do so, Bose’s Frames Tempo can protect your eyes from the sun and play music simultaneously, making them a great alternative to a traditional set of in-ears. Typically $249, the sunglasses are currently on sale at both Amazon and Best Buy for $174, a new record low.
The Frames Tempo are particularly well-suited for hikers, runners, cyclists, and others who spend a lot of time outdoors, namely because they sit securely on your face no matter how much you move. Admittedly, the audio-equipped Bluetooth sunglasses offer less bass and don’t sound quite as immersive as in-ear headphones due to their design, but we still liked both their sound and voice-call quality, as well as their easy-to-use controls and included USB-C port. Read our review.
Whether you’re embarking on a vacation or simply headed to work, a video doorbell can provide some added peace of mind when it comes to home security. Luckily, the Blink Video Doorbell, our favorite budget video doorbell, is on sale right now at multiple retailers. Normally $49.99, it’s available for $39.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, which is the cheapest the battery-powered doorbell has gone for since Amazon Prime Day. You can also buy the full system — which comes with a Sync Module 2 wireless hub for free local storage and on-demand live views — for $59.98 instead of $84.98 at Amazon.
The Blink video doorbell is limited to 1080p video and doesn’t offer as many smart features as more expensive rivals, true, but it’s still a good doorbell that offers the basics, including motion-activated recording and alerts, night vision, and two-way audio. Plus, you can get up to two years of battery life with a single pair of AA batteries or hardwire it for constant power, which will also allow it to take advantage of your existing doorbell chime.
A few more deals to start your week off right...
- Amazon’s third-gen Echo Show 10 is on sale today for $199.99 ($50 off). Unlike Amazon’s other smart displays, the Echo Show 10 is mounted on a motorized, rotating base, which means it can follow you while on video calls. It also offers the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays, meaning you can use it to play music, control various smart home devices, stream shows, and carry out other tasks. Read our review.
- A four-pack of Kasa’s Smart Plug Minis is on sale at Amazon for $34.99 ($15 off) when you apply the on-page coupon. These Wi-Fi plugs work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s HomeKit and are unique in that they can also track your energy consumption.
- Now through August 31st, Zagg is taking 25 percent off a variety of mobile accessories, including screen protectors, keyboards, phone cases, wireless charging accessories, and more. Right now, for example, you can buy a Glass Elite VisionGuard screen protector for $37.50 instead of $49.99, a price you’ll see at checkout.