Apple’s third generation AirPods drop to $ 150 plus the rest of the week’s best technical offerings

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A number of gadgets are still on sale when we go into the holiday weekend. Apple’s latest AirPods stay $ 30 off and down to $ 150, and you can pick up AirPods Pro for $ 175. Certain colors on the Apple Watch Series 7 are on sale for as low as $ 313, plus you can save on a lot of Surface devices in Microsoft’s Spring Sale. Finally, Amazon has reduced its regular Kindle to $ 55, while also lowering the prices of its Fire tablets. Here are the best technical deals from this week that you can still get today.

AirPods (3rd generation)

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Apple’s latest earphones are close to their record low 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 sound quality and longer battery life.

Buy AirPods (3rd generation) at Amazon – $ 150

AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple’s AirPods Pro is back on sale for $ 175, which is 30 percent of their normal price. We gave them a score of 87 for their improved fit, good sound quality and solid ANC.

Buy AirPods Pro at Amazon – $ 175

10.2 inch iPad

Apple iPad (2021) reviews photos

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

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

Apple Watch Series 7

Many color options on the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 are down to $ 330 or $ 70 from their normal price. The green model is even cheaper and comes in at $ 313. We gave the laptop a score of 90 for its larger screen, faster charging and convenient watchOS 8 features.

Buy Apple Watch Series 7 at Amazon from $ 313

Mac Mini M1

Apple Mac mini


You can pick up the Mac Mini M1 desktop for $ 570, which is a very low price thanks to a $ 99 coupon that is automatically used at checkout. It runs on an eight-core CPU, eight-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. This is a good option if you want a relatively new desk that does not take up too much space on your desk.

Buy Mac Mini M1 at Amazon – $ 570

Microsoft Spring Sale

Through April 21, you can save hundreds on Surface devices, Xbox games, and more at 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 Surface Laptop Go from Microsoft for $ 400. Shop Microsoft’s Spring Sale

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle


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

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Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

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A number of Fire tablets are on sale right now, including the Fire HD 8, which is down to $ 50. The larger Fire HD 10 has also been reduced to $ 100, which is $ 50 off the regular price. These sheets are great options for those who want a basic lightweight device for traveling or doing things like online shopping and checking email from your couch.

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

iRobot Roomba j7 +

iRobot Roomba j7 +


iRobots Roomba j7 + and s9 + are $ 200 off at Wellbots right now when you use the code ENGMOM200 at checkout. These are some of the company’s most powerful robo-vacs: the j7 + has a convenient “poop-detection” function, while the s9 + has the strongest suction power of any Roomba. Both also come with clean bottoms, which allow the robots to automatically empty their trash cans 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, which is a 20 percent discount on the 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.

Buy smart thermostat at Amazon – $ 48

Google Nest thermostats

Google Nest Learning Thermostat


Both Google’s standard Nest Thermostat and the more advanced Learning model are being reduced right now. You can download the standard version for $ 119, while the Learning Thermostat is still on sale for $ 200. They share most of the same features, but you get a smarter design, a higher resolution screen and the ability to connect to Nest temperature sensors with the Learning model.

Buy Nest Thermostat at Amazon – $ 119 Buy Nest Learning Thermostat at 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 technical agreements

Apple gift card

You can get a promotional credit of $ 5 when you purchase an Apple Gift Card of $ 50 from Amazon when you use either code APPLEDEAL or APPLEAPRIL at checkout. The promotional credit can be used on future Amazon purchases, and while it’s not a great credit, it’s more than what we normally see attached to Apple gift cards.

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Jabra Elite 7 Active

The Elite 7 Active earphones are getting a 17 percent discount and down to $ 150 right now. 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. In addition, the elite 7 Active supports adjustable ANC, HearThrough technology and four microphones for better call quality.

Buy Elite 7 Active at Amazon – $ 150

Satechi Easter sale

Up to and including April 17, you can get a 15 percent discount at Satechi when you use the code EASTER 15and for orders of $ 100 or more, they will increase it to 20 percent with the code EASTER 20. Now is a good time to pick up a new keyboard, mouse, USB-C hub or other accessory while you can get it for less.

Shop Satechi Easter sale


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Subscribe to NordVPN (2 years) – $ 96

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