Apple’s AirPods Pro are $179 in stores at Staples for the rest of July

Staples is hosting some great back-to-school deals this week, especially if tech is on your checklist. The AirPods Pro are $179 (visible on the third page of the ad) and are only available in-store at this price. Originally $249, these have come down in price, but it’s rare that they sell for under $189. It’s worth noting that Staples also offers Apple’s HomePod Mini for $89, which binds for the lowest price to date. Unlike the AirPods Pro, Staples offers this miniature smart speaker in store or online.


Apple HomePod Mini

HomePod Mini is the only smart speaker that Apple currently sells. It’s more affordable than the standard HomePod when it was still in production, and the output is predictably smaller. However, it has many of the same features.

As noted by slick deals, the second-generation Apple Pencil that is compatible with iPads with a USB-C port costs $99 at Best Buy and Amazon (Amazon delivery currently postponed to August 12). This is $30 less than the usual price, and students who want to take notes during class should jump on this deal. Compared to the first-generation Apple Pencil that charges inconveniently through an iPad’s Lightning port, it attaches magnetically to the side of your iPad for charging.


Apple Pencil (second generation)

Apple’s second-generation Pencil eliminates the hassle of charging via the Lightning port and uses a magnetic mechanism that attaches to the side of the iPad Pro and iPad Air. It can also be charged while magnetically attached.

Brydge kicked off the back-to-school sale today, running through Sunday, September 5. It offers deals on many of its accessories, including screen protectors, cases, Bluetooth keyboard cases, and USB-C hubs. You can shop on Brydge or Amazon’s site for the deals. These are the most attractive offers so far:

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Anker is offering a solid deal on its 20W Nano USB-C Wall Charger with a 6-foot Lightning to USB-C cable. You can get the two together for $24, dropped from $30. Considering that Apple’s equally powerful 20W charger only costs $19 and doesn’t include a fast charging cable, this bundle stands out as a great deal.