Today’s best deals include notable iPad discounts during the Best Buy Memorial Day sale, plus a discount on Apple’s iPhones, and AirPods get another price drop. Hit the jump for the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
Best Buy Memorial Day sale is live
The annual Best Buy Memorial Day sale is up and running today with some of the lowest prices of the year on iPads, Macs, and more. Free shipping is available for all with Amazon matching select deals, as well. You can pick up the 10.2-inch iPad from $250 at Amazon or Best Buy during Memorial Day weekend. That’s upwards of $100 off depending on the model you roll with and also matching our previous mention.
With a larger 10.2-inch display, Apple Pencil support, and compatibility with smart connector accessories, this is arguably one of the most compelling iPads in Apple’s stable currently.
Check out the rest of today’s sale here.
iPhone deals start at $130, today only
Today only, Woot is offering various refurbished iPhone models from $130. You can pick up the iPhone XS from $440 or the larger XS Max starting at $510. Both are a match of our previous mention and down from the new condition starting price of $999.
Each device offers a Super Retina display with OLED HDR panels. Inside, you’ll find Apple’s A12 Bionic chip with support for FaceID. There are 12 and 7MP cameras alongside support for wireless charging on the long list of notable specs. 90-day warranty included with purchase.
AirPods with Wireless Charging Case return to Amazon low
Amazon is currently offering Apple’s AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $150. Typically fetching $199, the price had recently dropped to $169 and is now matching our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low seen only twice before.
Delivering the true wireless design you’ve come to expect from AirPods, this pair adds in support for Hey Siri alongside other perks from the H1 chip like fast pairing. There’s also a wireless charging case that means you’ll be able to toss the earbuds on a Qi charging pad, removing cables from the equation.
Satechi’s Memorial Day sale
With Memorial Day just around the corner, Satechi has kicked off its latest sitewide sale with up to 20% off a selection of its Mac gear, smartphone accessories, and more. One highlight is on the Trio Wireless Charging Pad for $96. Down from $120, today’s offer saves you $24, beats our previous mention by $6, and matches the all-time low.
With the ability to simultaneously refuel three devices at once, this Qi charger can provide up to 7.5W of power to your iPhone. There’s also a dedicated slot for AirPods as well as an Apple Watch charging puck to complete the package.
Best-selling AirPods Pro case at $3
Belongme via Amazon offers the BRG AirPods Pro Case Cover in black for $3. That’s a 50% savings from the regular price and the best we’ve seen at Amazon.
Aside from being a #1 best-seller at Amazon, this case offers some added protection at a stellar price today. It’s made of “premium soft silicone” which adds a thin layer around your AirPods Pro carrying case, helping to keep it in pristine condition. Plus, it still works with Qi chargers and has the necessary cutouts for the LED light and more.
Best trade-in deals
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It looks like the Nothing Phone (1) will release on July 21st for roughly €500 (about $675 CAD) if recent leaks are accurate.
This lines up with Pei’s stated “summer release date.” The price isn’t confirmed yet, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Pei attempt the same flagship killer strategy he pioneered at OnePlus and used for his company’s Nothing Ear (1)s.
I want to be transparent with my followers (and everything we design). We cracked a transparent design with ear (1) and now it’s time (2) do it again. pic.twitter.com/APQW3XNHvu
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 24, 2022
In an interview with Wallpaper magazine, Pei and Nothing’s head of design mentioned that the phone will feature a clear back similar to the Nothing Ear (1) buds, and that the wireless charging circle inside the phone will be a major design focal point.
We also already know that the device will be made of recycled aluminum (likely the edges) and that it will run stock Android software called Nothing OS, which is available to demo now.
It’s exciting to see a new phone maker attempt to break into the space, but Nothing will need to reveal a really compelling phone if it aims to compete with Google, Apple and Samsung.
Image credit: Wallpaper
Redmi Note 11 Pro, Pro Plus announced: A huge power boost – Android Authority
Xiaomi has a ton of new budget Redmi Note phones in its portfolio, ranging from the China-only Redmi Note 11 series to the global Note 11 family, and the Redmi Note 11T. Now, the company has launched even more devices, dubbed the Redmi Note 11T Pro and Pro Plus.
The two phones share a ton in common, starting with a high-powered Dimensity 8100 chipset. Mediatek previously said this SoC specifically takes aim at the Snapdragon 870 and 888 and should deliver performance that’s more in line with the latter. The processor offers a 5nm TSMC design, octa-core CPU (four Cortex-A78, four Cortex-A55), and Mali-G610 MC6 GPU.
Interestingly, the new phones pack a 6.6-inch 144Hz LCD panel (20.5:9, FHD+), making for a departure from high refresh rate OLED screens seen on the global Redmi Note 11 series.
Otherwise, the Note 11T Pro and Pro Plus only differ in terms of battery and charging capabilities. The Pro model offers a 5,080mAh battery with 67W wired charging while the Pro Plus has a smaller battery (4,400mAh), 120W wired charging, and the in-house Surge P1 charging chip.
The phones also share a similar primary camera, namely a 64MP GW1 shooter. Redmi didn’t dish out secondary camera details, but we’re guessing the phones also pack an 8MP ultrawide lens and 2MP macro camera.
Other notable specs include a 3.5mm port, Bluetooth 5.3, IP53 rating, MIUI 13, NFC, side fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, x-axis linear motor, and Wi-Fi 6.
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority
Redmi is also offering a special Astro Boy version of the Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus, offering a rather different design. In addition to the tweaked design, you’re also getting a special case and other goodies seen above.
Redmi Note 11T series pricing
The new Redmi phones are China-only releases for now, and there’s no immediate word on global availability. For what it’s worth, Xiaomi launched two separate Redmi Note 11 lines for global and Chinese markets, so it’s possible we won’t get these exact models.
Otherwise, you can expect to pay 1,799 yuan (~$270) for the 6GB/128GB Redmi Note 11T Pro, all the way up to 2,199 yuan (~$330) for the 8GB/256GB model. However, early bird prices mean you’ll be paying 1,699 yuan (~$255) and 2,099 yuan (~$315) respectively.
Redmi Note 11T Pro series: Hot or not?
The faster charging Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus starts at 1,999 yuan (~$300) for the base 8GB/128GB model, all the way to 2,499 yuan (~$375) for the 8GB/512GB model. Early bird prices of 2,099 yuan (~$315) and 2,499 yuan (~$375) respectively apply here too.
Like the idea of the Astro Boy edition? Then you’ll be spending 2,499 yuan (~$375) for the sole 8GB/256GB model.
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