Unsurprisingly, Staples isn’t the only retailer discounting the AirPods Pro and other earbuds ahead of the fall semester. Best Buy, for example, is currently with a hefty discount of $40 on the second-generation Amazon Echo Buds, dropping the price of both the white and black models to their lowest price since Prime Day. On sale now for $80, the 2021 Echo Buds build on their predecessors in several ways, with effective noise cancellation, solid sound, and a premium passthrough mode that lets you stay on top of the world around you. They also support hands-free Alexa, meaning you can quickly check the weather, queue up your Discover Weekly in Spotify, and perform a host of other voice-activated tasks without ever reaching for your phone. Read our review.
Apple’s official space gray accessories for the Mac may be discontinued, but there are some good alternatives if you want to keep the aesthetic. Equipped with a numeric keypad, USB-C support, and backlit keys, Logitech’s MX Keys keyboard is a prime example. The full-size wireless keyboard — which has a space-grey exterior and works with macOS and iOS — also offers up to 10 days of battery life with the backlight on, and the ability to connect and quickly switch between three devices via Bluetooth. The wireless Mac keyboard usually sells for $100, but can be purchased at Staples for $80 with promo code 32547 (discount applies at checkout).
When you need storage space for your Nintendo Switch, phone or camera, you rarely need to look beyond SanDisk. The well-known company produces some of the most reliable and affordable microSD cards around, with fast write speeds and a range of configurations that often go on sale. For example, right now Costco members can buy a two-pack of SanDisk’s 256GB microSD Cards at $60, over 30 percent off the initial list price and the lowest price we’ve seen on the versatile, no-nonsense bundle. Don’t be fooled by the Mario-themed design and Nintendo branding – the cards work just as well with other devices as they do with Nintendo’s handheld.