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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Since they first hit the market, Apple’s AirPods have become a new sort of tech-savvy fashion statement. And due to the fact that they are insanely popular and now a bit of a status symbol in their own right, they rarely go on sale.
So that’s why we’re sounding the alarm and calling all Apple fanatics. Right now, the original AirPods are on sale at their Black Friday price on Amazon. Yep, that’s right. Currently on sale for just $129.98 (they typically retail for $159), this is the best deal we’ve seen on this must-have in quite a while.
Shop: Apple AirPods with Charging Case, $129.98 (Orig. $159)
If you’re new to the wonderful world of AirPods, essentially they are just wireless earbuds. With over 123,000 ratings, 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon and a cult following to boot, their popularity might be odd to some. But, speaking as someone who uses their own pair of AirPods every single day, I can attest to the fact that they really live up to the hype.
Obviously, not having to deal with tangled wires is the first benefit of these earbuds — but the sound these little guys pack is incredible. They are also extremely easy to set up and connect to your other Apple devices, and they’re even customizable. You get to choose if you want your music or podcast to pause, play or skip forward with just a double-tap on the earbuds and you also can access Apple’s virtual assistant by calling out “Hey Siri.”
Now, if having to charge your AirPods is a turn off for you, keep an open mind. Personally, I was most worried that they would die quickly and get lost easily, but I’ve been proven wrong on both counts. They have a battery life of up to five hours of listening time with one charge (or more than 24 hours with their charging case), and since they have a sleek little case to live in, I’ve found them super easy to keep track of. Pro tip: Apple’s app Find My is also a great way to locate your misplaced devices.
It’s time to hop on the bandwagon, and there is no better time to do so — grab your own AirPods on sale above.
However, if you’ve had your eye out for deals on the Apple AirPods Pro, you can snag them now for $15 off. While this pair of AirPods will set you back about $234 with the discount, these wireless earbuds have active noise cancellation and a more customizable fit.
But if these Apple price tags are too much for you, there are still a ton of top-rated wireless earbuds for under $100 including Amazon’s Echo Buds (on sale for $90 now) and this pair from Tozo that is currently under $40.
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