If you're not a fan of Apple's unchanged second-gen AirPods
design and the idea to spend a whopping $250 on the upcoming Beats Powerbeats Pro
also fails to excite you, perhaps you should consider giving an older Beats-branded product a chance. The Powerbeats3 headphones are not "totally wireless", including a cable that discreetly wraps around behind the user's neck, keeping the two small earbuds
together at all times to reduce the risk of losing these bad boys.
Of course, you don't need a wire (or a 3.5 mm audio jack) to actually connect the Beats Powerbeats3 to an iPhone or Android handset, which makes the sporty earphones pretty much as convenient as the newer and significantly pricier Powerbeats Pro. Speaking of, while the Powerbeats3 are typically available at 200 bucks, multiple recent deals
have lowered that price point around the $100 mark
at various reputable retailers for various periods of time.
Right now, Best Buy is charging $120 and up for brand-new units and as little as $100 in certified refurbished condition, but a limited-time Groupon deal offers smart and fast shoppers the chance to get a pair of Powerbeats3 in one of five colors at a measly $69.99. While we're obviously talking about refurbs here, these are apparently sold in "A-Grade" condition, which essentially means the substantially discounted headphones are as good as new in terms of both functionality and visual appearance.
Groupon describes the cosmetic condition as "excellent", also claiming "highly trained third-party technicians" have verified the functionality of the Beats Powerbeats3 units on sale today through "multiple tests and inspections." Unfortunately, there's no word on a warranty, although for what it's worth, you have 30 days to return or exchange the wireless Bluetooth earphones if you're not happy with how they look or work.
Protected against sweat and rain, the Powerbeats3 are sleek and lightweight, available in black, white, red, blue, and yellow hues, equipped with "dynamic, immersive" sound technology, and capable of keeping the lights music on between charges for up to 12 hours. Not bad for 70 bucks, eh? Just remember to hurry, as the deal is set to expire Sunday, April 28, at 10 pm Pacific Time.
Check out the deal here