Our Monday deals post starts off strong with the M1-equipped MacBook Air, which is currently matching its best price to date at Best Buy. The retailer has discounted the 256GB and 512GB configurations to $849.99 (normally $999.99) and $1049.99 (normally $1299.99), respectively. While it’s starting to show its age a bit, especially with the recent release of the M2 model, the M1 Air is still an excellent macOS laptop thanks to its fast performance and excellent battery life. The 720p webcam is definitely a sore spot for the last-gen machine, but at this price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a laptop that can match the M1 Air, pound for pound. read our review.
The Fitbit Versa 3 is currently our favorite Fitbit, one that’s on sale on Amazon in black for $148.19, the best price we’ve seen yet for the $229.99 wearable. While a new Versa model is likely on the horizon, it likely won’t be a drastic upgrade, and the Versa 3 still has many of the features we’ve come to expect in a budget fitness tracker, including continuous heart rate monitoring. rate and SpO2 sensors. In addition to built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa features, the waterproof GPS fitness tracker includes heart rate monitoring and can last up to six days on a single charge.
The first-gen Amazon Echo Show 8 is currently matching its best price at Best Buy. The Alexa-based home assistant initially sold for $109.99, but is currently on sale for $54.99, which matches its lowest price to date. The next-gen smart display has a less powerful camera than the newer model and isn’t as fast, but it still features access to the same library of Alexa skills and includes many of the same features. It also touts the same screen, design, and speaker system, making it a great budget option if you need something more capable than Amazon’s smaller Echo displays. Read our first-gen Echo Show 5 review.
A pair of APC Universal Power Supplies (UPS) are on sale today on Amazon for their lowest prices to date. The 850VA model normally costs $89.99 but is currently on sale for $89.99, while the 1500VA model has dropped to $149.99 from its usual price of $199.99. More than just surge protectors, Universal Power Supplies are equipped with a built-in battery and voltage monitoring system that ensures none of your connected devices unexpectedly shut down in the event of a breaker trip or blackout. Built-in batteries for either model give you plenty of time to save your work and power things down properly without worrying about damaging your devices.
Originally available for $199.99, the Jabra Elite 7 Pros are currently discounted to $129.99 at Best Buy, the best price yet for these noise-cancelling headphones. While the lack of multipoint Bluetooth is a definite knock against it, the overall performance and reliability of these earbuds make it worth checking out if you’re looking for some new earbuds. The Elite 7 Pro lacks some of the bass of other headphones in the Jabra line, like the 85t, but the Jabra app still lets you fine-tune your listening experience with a host of features like equalizer customization and remapping controls. read our review.
A few more for the road…
- The 8BitDo Pro 2 offers many of the same features as the Nintendo Pro Controller but at a lower price. Normally $49.99, this excellent Bluetooth controller is discounted right now to just $39.99 on Amazon. The Pro 2 features additional triggers, grips, remappable buttons, and rear paddles, and can be paired with Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. read our review.
Seagate’s 500GB FireCuda SSD is currently discounted to $94.99 ($75 off) at Amazon, the best price we’ve seen yet for the heatsink-equipped drive. While this M.2 SSD can of course be used with a PC that has a free M.2 slot, it can also be used to expand space on a PlayStation 5 if you run out of space.
- Normally $59.99, the Tribit StormBox is now on sale on Amazon for $39.99. Today’s discount brings the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, which offers great sound for its size and a comfortable elastic strap that lets you secure it to a variety of surfaces, at its lowest price ever.