Time to cut the cord! Apple AirPods look just like the Apple EarPods that came with your phone — minus the wires. Of course, that cord-free freedom will cost you: AirPods list for $159, and discounts are rare (and usually small).
But, yay! Black Friday is coming and that means deals on everything, right? Well, kinda-sorta… ish?
Sam’s Club had a great deal on AirPods earlier this month ($129), but that sale has expired. For now, we’re seeing three other notable offers.
Product: Apple AirPods
Best price: $140 (save $19)
Availability: Friday Nov. 23, online only, with promo code BFAD155
Source: Newegg Black Friday ad, page 20
Note, too, that you can get refurbished AirPods at Best Buy for $130 — and that deal is available now. But you need to be comfortable with the notion that they’ve probably been in somebody else’s ears before yours. (Also, these refurbished AirPods were $120 just a few days ago — so they could drop again.)
Finally, US Cellular will give you $50 off AirPods when you purchase a new iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. If you were already planning to buy one of those things anyway, this is the single best AirPods deal you can get at the moment.
I’ll update this post if and when I spot a better deal on the AirPods. If you spot one, share it in the comments!
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Originally published Nov. 8.
Update Nov. 20: Additional current and future offers.
Read more: CNET’s complete guide to Black Friday 2018
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