With Amazon's Prime Day kicking off on Monday, and the same happening with Best Buy on Prime Day
and AirPods Prime Day deals
, Amazon now has a pre-Prime Day deal on the latest version of Apple's wireless Bluetooth AirPods. Normally priced at $199, you can pick up the AirPods 2 for a $20 or 10% discount. That takes the price down to $179. If you successfully apply for an Amazon Rewards Visa Card, another $50 can be removed from the price. That would allow you to pick up the AirPods 2 for $129! This version of the device was released by Apple last March
. It comes with the wireless charging
case that works with the PowerShare reverse wireless charging feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10
line. Apple is expected to offer something similar with the 2019 iPhones.
The latest version of the highly popular in-ear accessory (also known as "earables") has longer battery life allowing for 50% more talk time (although there is no change is "listening" time) and always-on Siri that wakes using the "Hey Siri" hotword. When it unveiled the new AirPods Apple said "switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch
or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times." The new model introduces Apple's H1 processor and is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0.
Besides Amazon, Walmart also has the latest AirPods with the wireless charging case for $179. Before you spend the money, keep in mind that we could see the true AirPods sequel unveiled later this year. This version of the accessory is expected to feature a water-resistant build, noise-canceling capabilities, improved sound quality, and possibly different color options.
Pick up the AirPods 2 and the wireless charging case for $179