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Apples AirPods Pro are back down to their lowest Amazon price

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Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $220 on Amazon. That's about $30 off Apple's MSRP and roughly $15 off the typical street price we see online. While we've seen the noise-cancelling wireless earbuds go for less in the past—Staples very briefly dropped them to $200 last month—this deal matches the lowest price we've seen on Amazon to date.

We recommend the AirPods Pro in our travel tech gift guide. Though we wouldn't say they're the best true wireless earbuds outright, they remain an excellent option for iPhone users who want active noise cancellation in this kind of cable-free design. They're still an upgrade on the base AirPods in almost every way, with more robust touch controls, a more comfortable in-ear design that creates a tighter seal in the ear, and noticeably more dynamic audio quality. They still pair easily with other Apple devices and provide a rock-steady connection once they're hooked up. While the AirPods Pro can't match the best over-ear headphones in pure noise-cancelling strength, they're still effective at muting ambient sounds, and their "transparency" mode does a good job of layering in those outside noises with your music when needed. Their battery life is still just okay at five hours per charge, and their IPX4 sweat-resistance rating could be better, but later this year, they'll gain support for spatial audio and automatic device switching through a software update. Recent rumors suggest Apple won't launch a follow-up until later next year, so the current model shouldn't go out of date any time soon.

If you have no interest in a new pair of headphones, though, we also have deals on digital Nintendo Switch games, USB-C wall chargers, LG OLED TVs, the iPad Mini, and more. You can take a look at our full roundup below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • Apple AirPods Pro true wireless noise-cancelling earphones for $219.99 at Amazon (normally $235).
  • Samsung EVO Select (128GB) microSDXC card – UHS-1, U3, Class 10 for $18.99 at Amazon (normally $21).
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch, digital) for $41.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB) tablet for $349.99 at Amazon (normally $384).
  • RavPower RP-PC128 USB-C wall charger – 90W total, 2x 90W USB-C PD for $46.99 at Amazon (clip $8 coupon – normally $54).
  • Jabra Move Style Edition Bluetooth on-ear headphones for $54.13 at Amazon (normally $80).
  • PowerA Protection Kit (Red Super Mario Bros. Checkerboard) case + screen protector for Nintendo Switch Lite for $14.97 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Roku Premiere 4K HDR media streamer (802.11bgn, no voice remote) for $29.99 at Roku (normally $40).
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (64GB) tablet + S Pen stylus for $299.98 at Amazon (normally $350).
  • 55-inch LG OLED CX 4K HDR OLED TV (2020 model) + $75 Visa gift card for $1,496.99 at BuyDig and Amazon (no $75 GC at Amazon – normally $1,800).
CalDigit's excellent TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock.
Enlarge / CalDigit's excellent TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock.Valentina Palladino

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Lenovo ThinkPad T490 laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $749 at Lenovo (use code: THINKDEAL – normally $1,050).
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13 gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-1065G7, 13.3-inch 1080p 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q for $1,499.99 at Amazon (normally $1,800).
  • 34-inch Dell UltraSharp U3419W curved monitor – 3440×1440, 60Hz, IPS, USB-C for $647.99 at Dell (use code: STAND4SMALL – normally $720).
  • CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock – 2x Thunderbolt 3, 5x USB-A, USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.2, Ethernet, SD for $209.99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $250).
  • WD My Passport (5TB) portable external HDD for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $110).
  • WD Easystore (12TB) external desktop HDD for $189.99 at Best Buy (normally $280).
  • WD Black SN750 (500GB) NVMe PCIe internal SSD for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $77).
  • WD Blue SN550 (1TB) NVMe PCIe internal SSD for $104.99 at Amazon (normally $125).
  • Samsung T7 (500GB) portable external SSD for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $105).
If you're already sold on <em>Cyberpunk 2077</em>, you can save $10 before it arrives in November.
Enlarge / If you're already sold on Cyberpunk 2077, you can save $10 before it arrives in November.CD Projekt Red

Video game deals

<em>Luigi's Mansion 3</em> is a delightful adventure that can be played almost entirely in couch co-op mode.
Enlarge / Luigi's Mansion 3 is a delightful adventure that can be played almost entirely in couch co-op mode.

Gaming deals