The newest products might be worth the price hike if you get cooler features and dramatically better performance than what the last-gen version offered. In the case of Apple’s refurbished starter iPad released in October 2022, the model that came before it’s easier to recommend to most people – especially when it costs a whole $200 less. At Best Buy, the ninth-generation 64 GB iPad is $249.99 in space gray or silvera deal that’s $80 off the original cost.
Compared to the 10th gen model, it doesn’t have a USB-C connector, an iPad Air-esque design overhaul with a larger screen, or a center selfie camera (perfect for landscape/laptop mode). It’s still one of the fastest tablets available at this price point, though, and it can run just about any app or game on the App Store. It also works with the same Apple Pencil (first generation). And, well, it’s $200 less.
It’s another random day on the calendar, so Google has again slashed the prices of its 2022 range of Pixel phones to (almost) their lowest prices. The Pixel 7 sits at $499 ($100 off). Amazon and Best Buythe larger, more optically endowed Pixel 7 Pro is $749 ($150 off) through Amazon and Best Buyand the small Pixel 6A costs $349. These deals represent the best prices ever, except for the Pixel 6A, which has usually sold for $299 unlocked before, so maybe hold off on that unless you really need a phone right now.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are Google’s most refined phones to date, improving on the controversial camera bar design introduced with the Pixel 6 by shrinking it down and covering it in a more premium-looking metal (it’s an accent with a matte texture on the Pixel 6 or glossy on the Pixel 7 Pro). Like all Pixel phones before them, these stand out in the photography department. Our reviewer Allison Johnson took some great shots with it. Read the full review.
This is just a reminder that you can get a cool $20 off until January 22nd Ikea’s Symfonisk bookshelf speaker that it co-developed with Sonos. The white or black models are still available for $99.99, however, please check the shipping details for your local Ikea. This item may not be eligible for shipping at this time, so you may need to pick it up at the store.
The Symfonisk range of Ikea-designed speakers can be added to your Sonos speaker family, adding more rooms to stream music or adding more channels to your home theater to surround yourself.