Apple’s third-generation AirPods drop to $150, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals

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A number of gadgets remain on sale as we head into the holiday weekend. Apple’s latest AirPods remain $30 off and $150 off, and you can pick up the AirPods Pro for $175. Select Apple Watch Series 7 colors are on sale for as low as $313, and you can save on a bunch of Surface devices during Microsoft’s Spring Sale. Finally, Amazon slashed its regular Kindle to $55 while also slashing the prices of its Fire tablets. Here are this week’s best tech deals you can still get today.

AirPods (3rd generation)

Apple has totally overhauled the AirPods for the third generation version with the biggest changes coming in design and audio quality.

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Apple’s new headphones are close to their all-time high price right now. You can grab third-generation AirPods for $150, or $30 off their regular price. We gave them a score of 88 for their improved design, much better audio quality, and longer battery life.

Buy AirPods (3rd Gen) on Amazon – $150

AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple’s AirPods Pro are back on sale for $175, 30% off their regular price. We gave them an 87 rating for improved fit, good audio quality, and solid ANC.

Buy AirPods Pro on Amazon – $175

iPad 10.2 inch

Apple iPad (2021) review photos

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Amazon and Walmart both have the entry-level iPad for $309 right now, which is $20 off its regular price. We gave the panel a score of 86 for its improved performance, excellent battery life and Center Stage compatible front cameras.

Buy 10.2-inch iPad from Amazon – $309 Buy 10.2-inch iPad from Walmart – $309

Apple Watch Series 7

Many 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 color options are $330, which is $70 off their regular price. The green model is even cheaper, at $313. We gave the wearable a score of 90 for its bigger screen, faster charging, and handy watchOS 8 features.

Buy Apple Watch Series 7 on Amazon starting at $313

Mac Mini M1

Apple Mac mini


You can pick up the Mac Mini M1 desktop for $570, which is an all-time high, thanks to a $99 coupon that’s automatically applied at checkout. It runs on an eight-core CPU, eight-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It’s a good option if you want a relatively new desk that won’t take up too much space on your desk.

Buy Mac Mini M1 on Amazon – $570

Microsoft Spring Sale

Through April 21, you can save hundreds on Surface devices, Xbox games and more during Microsoft’s Spring Sale. The Surface Laptop Go is up to $200 off, so you can grab the model with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for $700.

Buy the Surface Laptop Go at Microsoft from $400 Shop Microsoft’s Spring Sale

Amazon’s Kindle

Amazon's Kindle


Amazon’s standard Kindle is down to $55, which is $35 cheaper than usual. You can also pick up the Kids Edition for $65 instead of the usual $110. While the latest Paperwhites have a lot of bells and whistles, the standard Kindle is still a good option for those on a budget.

Buy Kindle Sales on Amazon

Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

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A number of Fire tablets are currently on sale, including the Fire HD 8, which is down to $50. The larger Fire HD 10 has also been discounted to $100, which is $50 less than its normal price. These tiles are good options for those who want a basic, lightweight device for traveling or doing things like shopping online and checking email from the couch.

Buy Fire HD 8 on Amazon – $50 Buy Fire HD 10 on Amazon – $100

iRobot Roomba j7+

iRobot Roomba j7+

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iRobot’s Roomba j7+ and s9+ are $200 off at Wellbots right now when you use code ENGMOM200 at the register. These are some of the strongest robot vacuums in the business: the j7+ has a handy ‘poop detection’ feature while the s9+ has the strongest suction power of any Roomba. Both also come with clean bases, which allow the robots to automatically empty their bins after each cleaning job.

Buy Roomba j7+ at Wellbots – $599 Buy Roomba s9+ at Wellbots – $799

Amazon Smart Thermostat

Amazon's smart thermostat drops back to $48


Amazon’s Smart Thermostat is back on sale for $48, 20% off its regular price. The Energy Star-certified device uses Honeywell’s Home Thermostat technology to help you save on energy costs – and, like other Amazon devices, it works with Alexa so you can use voice commands to control the temperature in your home. home.

Buy Smart Thermostat on Amazon – $48

Google Nest Thermostats

Google Nest Learning Thermostat


Both Google’s standard Nest Thermostat and the more advanced Learner model remain discounted at this time. You can pick up the regular version for $119, while the Learn Thermostat is still on sale for $200. They share most of the same features, but you’ll get a sleeker design, high-resolution display, and the ability to connect to Nest temperature sensors with the learning model.

Buy the Nest Thermostat on Amazon – $119 Buy the Nest Learning Thermostat on Amazon – $200

Chromecast with Google TV

Google Chromecast with Google TV


The latest Chromecast with Google TV is $10 off at Walmart and Best Buy, bringing it down to $40. We gave the compact streaming device a score of 86 for its solid remote control, good Google Assistant integration, and support for 4K content with Dolby Vision and Atmos.

Buy Chromecast with Google TV at Walmart – $40 Buy Chromecast with Google TV at Best Buy – $40

New technological offers

Apple Gift Cards

You can get a $5 promotional credit when you buy a $50 Apple gift card from Amazon when you use the code APPLEAL or APPLEAPRIL at the register. The promotional credit can be used on future Amazon purchases, and while it’s not huge credit, it’s more than we usually see attached to Apple gift cards.

Buy Apple Gift Cards on Amazon

Jabra Elite 7 Active

The Elite 7 Active headphones are currently 17% off and $150. These are some of Jabra’s newest buds and they have a special “ShakeGrip coating” that helps keep the buds in place during sweaty workouts. Moreover, the Elite 7 Active supports adjustable ANC, HearThrough technology and four microphones for better call quality.

Buy Elite 7 Active on Amazon – $150

Satechi Easter Sale

Until April 17, you can get 15% off at Satechi using the code EASTER15and for orders of $100 or more they will increase up to 20% with the code EASTER20. It’s a good time to buy a new keyboard, mouse, USB-C hub, or other accessory while you can get it for less.

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NordVPN’s latest deal saves you 51% off the price of a two-year subscription, so you’ll only pay $96 for that period. After the first two years, the price goes up to $99 per year. NordVPN is one of our favorites thanks to its speed, no-logs policy, thousands of servers to choose from, and the fact that one account supports up to six connected devices.

Subscribe to NordVPN (2 years) – $96

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