Apple’s latest MacBook Air with the M1 processor is an excellent, lightweight productivity laptop for school or work. It has excellent performance, excellent battery life and is completely silent thanks to its fanless design. You can save at Best Buy up to $250 off the price of the 8GB RAM/256GB storage model, bringing it down to just $750, the lowest price we’ve seen yet. Read our review.
To get the best deal, you must be signed in to a My Best Buy account (free) and then enable the limited-time student deal option, which will give you another $100 off the discounted price of $850. If you need more storage the 512GB version will get the same discount, bringing the price down to $1,000.
In 2019, Amazon claimed to have sold more than 100 million Alexa devices. It’s a huge number, and while we haven’t heard any more recent sales figures since, that number has certainly only grown with the arrival of devices like the fourth-generation Amazon Echo. Even today, the spherical smart speaker remains a great entry point into the smart speaker realm, letting you play music, control your smart home, and perform a million other hands-free tasks that once required you to use a plethora of apps. The latest Echo also produces robust, room-filling sound, with a surprising amount of bass and clarity. Read our review.
If you haven’t already opted for a smart speaker – or if you want to upgrade from a previous generation device – you can pair of 2020 Amazon Echoes at Target for $120, nearly $80 off the regular retail price. To take advantage of the deal, simply add both speakers to your cart.
In recent years, a stable internet connection has become more important, whether it’s streaming or the new, WFH-friendly approach that many companies continue to take. Thankfully, there’s also no shortage of devices meant to combat bad Wi-Fi. Eero’s latest networking gear is a prime example, and it works with Wi-Fi 6 and internet speeds of up to 500MBps. The bundle, that is on sale at Amazon for $223, includes two extenders and a router, one with dual Ethernet ports and an integrated Zigbee smart home hub. It’s an easy way to expand your network and improve the Wi-Fi in your home.
Despite the fact that many of today’s best gaming mice offer wireless functionality and ample customization options, there’s nothing wrong with picking something that excels when it comes to the basics, like Razer’s DeathAdder V2. The wired mouse is one of the best you can buy right now, with a comfortable design, a basic assortment of buttons and a 20,000 CPI sensor that offers great precision when you need it most. As part of the ongoing back-to-school promotion, GameStop is currently offering the DeathAdder V2 for $40, the lowest price we’ve seen on Razer’s budget-friendly mouse.