We’ve got a pair of excellent deals to start things off at The Verge this week. If you’ve been holding out for Apple’s true wireless earbuds to drop in price, both the second-gen AirPods and the AirPods Pro have received a sizable discount at Amazon and Walmart.
The second-gen AirPods with the wired charging case usually cost $129.99 but are on sale right now at Amazon and Walmart for $99.99, matching their best price to date. The second-gen model may lack some of the more convenient features found in today’s earbuds, notably wireless charging and multi-point Bluetooth connectivity, but they remain superior to the original AirPods when it comes to battery life and sound quality. Read our review.
Apple’s premium earbuds, the MagSafe-compatible AirPods Pro, are also on sale at Amazon and Walmart for $174, down from their usual price of $249.99. The AirPods Pro add some quality of life features to Apple’s current AirPods lineup and address some of the issues with the lower-tier models. The 2021 model features wireless MagSafe charging, not to mention better sound quality and noise cancellation. They also offer a better fit than previous models, ensuring they won’t fall out of your ears at the first opportunity. Read our review.