The M1-powered iPad Air receives its biggest discount, saving $100
The iPad’s lowest price is once again Apple’s sweet spot. The base 64GB Wi-Fi model of the 2022 iPad Air is currently available for $499.99 at Best Buy and Amazon. This represents a savings of approximately $100 from the regular price of $599. The 256GB model can be purchased at Amazon or Best Buy for the same $100 discount, instead of the usual $749 price.
The excellent midrange Air is available in five distinct colors at this great price. The fifth-generation iPad Air is one of the most colorful iPads and offers excellent value for performance. It has an M1 processor that can handle even the most labor-intensive iPad tasks, a long battery life, a convenient USB-C port, and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil.
If you don’t need to pay $799 for an iPad Pro, the Air is a great value at this sale price. The screen on the Air is 10.9 inches, which is about the same size as the screen on the base model Pro. For $300 less, the Air only has less storage and uses Touch ID instead of Face ID. Check out our review.
The most recent iPad Air uses Apple’s lightning-fast M1 chip rather than the A14 Bionic processor, but it retains the iPad Pro-like design of the 2020 model. Additionally, it is available in any one of five colors and features a 12MP front-facing camera that is compatible with Apple’s Center Stage feature.
Today is Pokémon day as well as mystery giveaway day at The Verge. In addition to the brand-new Pokémon-related announcements made this morning, there are also some interesting deals to celebrate the occasion. Best Buy has Pokémon Shining Pearl for $44.99, which is a 15 percent discount, and Amazon has Pokémon Brilliant Diamond for $45.78, which is about a 14 percent discount, or $49.99 at Best Buy. These are the games’ second-best prices to date, and they are highly stylized 3D remasters of their 2006 Nintendo DS counterparts for the Nintendo Switch.
At the same time, New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch is available at Target and Best Buy for $44.99, a discount of $15. Similar to an on-rails shooter, the photography-focused spinoff lets you take pictures of cute and cool pokemon in a variety of biomes with your camera. It’s a pretty laid-back game that, for better or worse, follows the same formula as the original N64 game.
The deal I’m most excited about is Hori’s Split Pad Compact controller, which features a sleek design inspired by the Gengars and is available at Best Buy and Amazon for $49.99, which includes a $10 discount. What? Okay, so ghost pokémon are my favorite. Additionally, this controller adds a few more buttons and improves the Switch’s handheld ergonomics. If you’ve ever played with the Steam Deck, you know how small and awkward a Switch with standard Joy-Cons gets.
At Amazon, the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset is available for $49.99, with a 50 percent discount. For use on PlayStation (PS5 and PS4) consoles, PC, and Nintendo Switch (when docked), this lightweight headset is an appealing and reasonably priced option. It borrows some features from its more expensive cousin, the Cloud II Wireless.
The Cloud Core Wireless is said to have a battery life of up to 20 hours before it needs to be charged via its USB-C port, and it provides spatial audio that is similar to that of 3D for better determining the direction of the action. Additionally, its noise-cancelling boom mic can be disconnected for storage or when you are not using it.