Now is as good a time as any to invest in some private listening with a pair of AirPods with a charging case. These AirPods (opens in new tab) are down to $122.99 through the eBay seller electronicsbasket, a very popular and reputable seller with a feedback score greater than 37,000 that's 100% positive. This same version goes for $159 through Apple (opens in new tab), and when they do go on sale only usually drop to around $139. In fact, today's drop to $123 is within about $4 of the lowest we have ever seen. They are currently $140 at Best Buy, for example.
Apple AirPods 2nd generation with Charging case (opens in new tab)
These true wireless earbuds from Apple connect easily and automatically. The H1 chip on the inside lets you access Siri and hear your text messages. You have easy music controls by tapping the earbuds, and the battery lasts up to five hours.
In our review of the 2nd generation AirPods from last year, we said "these new, second generation AirPods are a real treat. They're faster, more convenient to charge, make you sound better, and give you Hey Siri right in your ears."
We also track deals on AirPods regularly, so if you want one of the other variations (like the AirPods 2 with the wireless charging case), you can stay on top of the best prices right here. That expertise is how we know this is a real bargain today.
The 2nd-generation AirPods include an improved H1 headphones chip that gives these earbuds the ability to access Siri and read your text messages to you. They also have a a super simple setup that allows the AirPods to automatically connect to your Apple mobile device simply by being near it.
Use the controls on the earbuds to easily play or skip forward in your music simply by tapping. The earbuds are actually smart enough to detect when they are in your ears and will automatically pause when you remove them.
And when the five-hour battery runs low, just drop the earbuds in the charging case and recharge without having to plug in right away. All-in-all you can't go wrong with these since they're so easy to use and sound as good as they do.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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