Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro with the fast M1 Pro CPU is 0 off

Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro with the fast M1 Pro CPU is $250 off

Whether you’re trying to make the most of your summer or planning for the fall semester, our deals team is always busy hunting down deals. And if you’re a college student looking for a powerful machine for content creation, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro probably fits the bill (if you can afford it). Fortunately, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is currently on sale at Best Buy and B&H Photo with an octa-core M1 Pro CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage for $1,749 ($250 off), matching the lowest price we’ve seen for Apple’s premium laptop.

As well as providing some of the best performance and battery life we’ve seen in an Apple laptop, the 14-inch MacBook Pro offers extensive connectivity, allowing you to use microSD cards or an external display without having to rely on a separate adapter. It also offers a beautiful Mini LED display – unlike the new M2 MacBook Air – and while some applications are still getting used to the new GPU architecture used with Apple’s new processor, the collection of features on the latest MacBook Pro is easy to recommend, especially with a discount. Read our 14-inch MacBook Pro review.

Whether you’re heading to the pool or lounging on the beach, you can currently save on a trio of waterproof Bluetooth speakers from JBL, all matching their lowest prices ever.

The JBL Go 3 is one of JBL’s smallest Bluetooth speakers — small enough to fit in your pocket. Normally priced at $49.99, you can currently get the Go 3 in select colors for around $29.99 at both Amazon and Best Buy. The waterproof speaker easily repels things like water and sand thanks to IP67 weather resistance, and it can last up to five hours on a single charge before needing to be topped up with the included USB-C cable.

JBL Go 3

Perfect for the pool or the beach, the JBL Go 3 may not be quite as powerful as larger models in the JBL range, but is still an excellent choice for a Bluetooth speaker that fits in your pocket.

The latest generation Flip 5 has a standard retail price of $129.99, but is currently on sale for $99.95 on Amazon and JBL. The Flip 5 is waterproof and sturdy enough to handle the occasional drop or drop, and it’s capable of up to 12 hours of continuous playback. Like other models in JBL’s range, it also integrates JBL’s PartyBoost function, which allows it to synchronize playback with up to two nearby JBL speakers.

JBL Flip 5

JBL’s Flip 5 is a simple, portable Bluetooth speaker that offers a rugged waterproof exterior, stereo pairing and all-day battery life.

Normally priced at $79.99, Best Buy and Amazon have made the JBL Clip 4 available for around $50. The speaker’s convenient clip-centric design means it can find a home on just about any surface, and the battery can handle up to 10 hours of playback before needing a recharge. Just like many of JBL’s other Bluetooth speakers, the Clip 4 is also tough enough to handle a day on the sand or a quick dip in the pool without missing a beat.

JBL clip 4

JBL’s Clip 4 is an ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker that, as the name gives away, clips onto just about anything. What is most surprising is how good and clear it sounds despite its small size.

There may be a lot of summer left, but some of us are already preparing for a return to academia. Luckily, if you’re looking for something to present to your favorite student, we’ve put together a handy back-to-school gift guide that’s chock-full of great suggestions. Below, we’ve even compiled a list of all the discounts you can find on our favorite tech-centric gifts for students.

  • A four-pack of Apple AirTags normally retails for $99, but you can currently save $10 on the pack at Amazon and Walmart. These coin-sized location trackers can help you keep track of almost anything using Apple’s robust Find My network. They are also waterproof and have user-replaceable batteries that can last for over a year before needing to be replaced. Read our review.
AirTags

AirTag (four-pack)

Apple’s AirTags are non-intrusive, waterproof and tap into the massive Find My Out of Range location network.

  • All pastel colors of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 are currently on sale for $69.99 at Best Buy and Target, matching the lowest price yet for what is normally a $79.99 instant camera. The Mini 11 is our favorite camera thanks to its ease of use and solid image quality. It does exactly what it says on the box, providing a simple point-and-shoot solution for producing physical images. Just note that the film must be purchased separately.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11

Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 11 is the best instant camera for most people. Although it lacks more advanced features, the simple instant camera takes good quality photos quickly and easily and offers a built-in selfie mode.

2021 iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

Apple’s revamped iPad Mini ditches the home button and opts for a larger edge-to-edge display. It also comes equipped with a faster processor, support for USB-C and a top-mounted power button that lights up like a Touch ID sensor.

  • The Logitech C920s Pro Webcam is on sale at Best Buy and Target right now for $59.99 instead of $69.99. While portable webcams are getting better, few can compete with the quality that a standalone webcam can provide. The C920s Pro, for example, can shoot 1080p footage at 30 frames per second; it is even equipped with a pair of built-in microphones for better sound quality.

Logitech C920s Pro HD

The C920’s Pro HD can record in 1080p at 30 frames per second. It has a 78-degree field of view and two microphones for recording in stereo. It also comes with a lens cover for privacy.

Some more notable deals for the weekend…

  • Get ready to interrupt the apocalypse with Into the breach, which was just released for free on Android and iOS devices for Netflix users. This turn-based tactical strategy game hits like chess mixed with Pacific Rim and just got a free update that adds even more content to the already excellent title. Steam users can also pick up the game on PC for just over $10 (a $5 discount).
  • The TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug-In Dimmer is currently discounted at Amazon to $19.99, down from its original price of $29.99. You can control the waterproof smart plug using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, so you can fine-tune the intensity and schedules of all your accent lighting.
  • 65 percent The Asus ROG Falchion Gaming Keyboard with Red, Blue, or Brown Switches is currently discounted to just $119.99, down from its regular price of $149.99. This wireless gaming keyboard pairs with devices via a 2.4GHz dongle and has a touch bar built into the side that lets you control media playback and check battery levels.
  • If you need a gaming keyboard that does it all, one of our favorite models, the Mountain Everest Max, is currently on sale for $199.99 ($50 off) on the Mountain website. This hot-swappable, modular keyboard is available with a variety of switches out of the box as well as a detachable numeric keypad and media docking station. Read our review.

Update 22 July at 1:09 p.m. ET: Added the Mountain Everest Max deal to our list of bullets.

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