Apple AirPods are $30 Off at Amazon
Amazon’s sale price for AirPods with a regular charging case beats the deal Walmart and Best Buy are offering by $10. Amazon’s price matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the wireless earbuds — including Black Friday. That’s a good deal!
AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are $40 Off
AirPods with wireless charging case are on sale at Amazon for just a few bucks above the lowest price we’ve ever seen (and they only dropped that low briefly). Again, Walmart and Best Buy have them on sale for $10 more than Amazon’s deal. But if you need them today or something, you can pick them up there on sale.
AirPods Pro are $14 Off at Amazon
While $14 isn’t a massive price drop for AirPods Pro, it’s as low as Amazon has ever gone with the wireless, noise-canceling earbuds. In fact, it’s surprising they’re even bothering to offer a discount, since AirPods Pro are temporarily out of stock. Still, if you place your order now, you’ll lock in the sale price and they’ll ship out as soon as Amazon gets more in. Walmart and Best Buy have them in stock, but they’re selling at full price.
What’s the difference between all of these earbuds? The first two are nearly identical. They’re both Apple’s second-generation AirPods, and they come with easy setup on Apple devices and access to Siri. They have a new Apple H1 chip that the company says offers even faster wireless connection. And the case they come in contains a battery that charges the earbuds when you store them in it.
The only difference between AirPods and AirPods with a wireless charging case is that the latter can be charged on a wireless Qi charging pad like this one. It’s a cool, futuristic trick to be sure, but you’ll have to make the call whether that’s worth the extra $30 they cost.
AirPods Pro cost more, but they offer a number of additional features standard AirPods don’t have. Active noise cancelation is the big one, silencing the outside world, which is great on airplanes and whatnot. They also include a transparency mode for when you need to hear what’s going on around you. They come with three sizes of soft silicon tips so they’ll comfortably fit ears of any shape. They’re sweat- and water-resistant, which makes them great for working out. The case is also compatible with wireless Qi charging pads.
Whichever model you pick, you’re getting a great pair of wireless earbuds for the money.
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.