Apple's Beats Flex earphones are somehow pricier than ever, but not from Amazon0
Of course, this is far from the best Beats Flex deal ever offered by Amazon, but on the decidedly bright side of things, it easily eclipses what you can currently get from the likes of Best Buy or Target, which is no discount whatsoever. Even better, you can go for a "renewed" black unit sold by Woot and fulfilled by Amazon with a 90-day warranty included at around $14 less than the old MSRP.
While the Beats Flex are evidently not as "modern" or as trendy as Apple's hugely popular AirPods, this sudden and completely unexpected price hike brings the versatile, long-lasting, and "premium"-sounding earphones in direct competition with some of the best cheap wireless earbuds available today.
The good news is that if you don't mind the "outdated" design, these bad boys can certainly hold their own against the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Buds+... at least in terms of battery life, connectivity, charging speeds, and possibly even overall audio performance.
As for what exactly led to this highly unusual price increase, we obviously don't expect Apple to come out with a public statement or anything on the matter, but we can theorize the "situation" probably has something to do with industry-wide surges in component costs. It remains to be seen if any other "iDevices" or accessories will follow suit anytime soon, although there's no clear reason to expect that just yet.