Plus, more great deals on the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat, Palmetto Apple Watch bands, the M2 MacBook Air, and more
In need of some portable power? How about a whole lot of it, with the ability to output up to 100W of fast charging to top up your devices in minimal time? That’s exactly what the Zendure SuperTank Pro is capable of, and Wellbots is offering a special discount for today only — just for Verge readers.
You can save $75 on the SuperTank Pro 26,800mAh power bank at Wellbots when you use code VERGE75 at checkout. That brings the price down to $154.99, and it ships for free. This beefy portable charger has four USB-C ports, with a maximum output of 100W to charge a laptop or fast charge multiple smaller devices like smartphones, tablets, a Steam Deck, or a Nintendo Switch. It’s quite a versatile power bank, and the real kicker is its built-in OLED panel, which shows you the charge rates of each device plugged into it. And while it’s far from the tiniest charger, the sleek aluminum shell is travel-ready — it kind of gives off a high-end luxury or attache case vibe. Read our review.
The SuperTank Pro has a 26,800mAh / 96.48Wh capacity, which is the maximum that you can take on a commercial flight, per FAA rules. It features four USB-C ports, an info-dense OLED panel, and more. Verge readers get $75 off from Wellbots today, September 22nd, by using code VERGE75 at checkout.
Beans, beans, the magical… earbuds? Wait, what?
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds in black are back down to their best price of $89.99 at Amazon. While these are frequently on sale, this $60 discount is about as good as it gets for the bean-shaped buds. Samsung may have much fancier options now with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, but the Buds Live are still worthwhile for their unique fit, great battery life, and much lower price point. They may not have the best noise cancellation by 2022 standards, but they definitely score a lot of points with charm factor — even in a stealthy all-black. Read our review.
The temperatures are rapidly changing as we approach autumn, and that means you have to deal with a daily transition of chilly mornings to warm daytimes to chilly evenings in many locations. Sweater weather is great, but a high heating and cooling bill is not. Google’s latest Nest Learning Thermostat is designed to help navigate these months and save you money by making automatic adjustments to your needs and schedule. It’s currently on sale for $189.99 ($60 off) at Best Buy and B&H Photo in a variety of colors and finishes to best match your home aesthetic. While this model has been around for a little while, it’s still one of the most fully featured thermostats — especially from Google since it’s much smarter than the base Nest model.
If you recently saw David Pierce espousing his love for the Apple Watch’s solo loop strap but don’t feel keen to spend $100 on the elastic strap, Palmetto Bands is offering a popular substitute for a fraction of the price. You can get three elastic watch bands of your choosing for $45 ($9 off), and these are offered for a variety of smartwatches: Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, Garmin, Withings, Amazfit, and Fossil. Plus, the designs go well beyond anything those brands would offer, ranging from solid colors to wildly vivid patterns. Much like Apple’s loop straps, these bands do not have a buckle — you just slide them over your hand and they’re designed to fit snugly on your wrist. Just be sure to measure your wrist and select the correct size on Palmetto’s site when ordering.
Despite having a higher starting price than its M1 predecessor, there’s a lot to like in the new MacBook Air with M2 processor. Sure, the M1 version of 2020 is still around for a lower price, but if you want all the nice refinements of the M2 (thinner and lighter design, MagSafe charging, 1080p webcam, etc.) then you gotta pay. So this $100 discount at least helps ease the pain a little bit. The M2 MacBook Air is currently available at Amazon and Best Buy for $1,099 (regularly $1,199). Amazon has the silver and space gray colors at that price, while Best Buy has all four colors on offer. The midnight color option is by far the coolest-looking of them all, though it’s also a fingerprint magnet. More importantly, it’s a very good laptop (slightly subpar base storage notwithstanding) that now sits at the top of our buying guide as the one we most recommend. Read our review.
Another batch of good deals:
- Need some Lightning cables? Like, a bunch of Lightning cables? Amazon has a five-pack of Anker USB-C to Lightning wires for $25.52 ($34.47 off) when you use code ANKER33025 at checkout. These cables support fast charging, and the bundle covers three sizes (two three-foot wires, two six-foot wires, and one 10-foot wire).
- Verizon is selling Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack for $74.24 ($24.76 off). While there are cheaper magnetic battery packs out there that hold more juice for MagSafe-compatible iPhones, Apple’s battery syncs with iOS for some nifty software tricks — like showing you the battery’s current level on the OS and estimating what charge level it will get you up to.
- Want a magnetic battery pack for your iPhone that’s cheaper, stores more power, and even has a built-in Popsocket? Anker’s 622 MagGo battery is on sale for $49.99 ($20 off) when you click the on-page coupon. It can’t charge at the maximum 15W speeds of official MagSafe chargers, but it manages 7.5W and charges via USB-C.
- Twelve South’s PlugBug Slim is a compact USB-C wall charger that outputs 20W of power in a small form factor, in addition to having a cute name. It’s on sale at Amazon for $20.09 (about $5 off). These can be super handy if you’ve got a wall outlet in a tight space.
- Amazon’s Echo Home Entertainment Bundle (including an Echo Studio speaker and a pair of fourth-gen Echo speakers) is $299.97 at Amazon right now. That’s $100 off the trio of smart speakers, which is a sizable discount for going all in with Alexa. Though, there are new Amazon products coming soon, so this could be a low-key fire sale ahead of new models.
- You know what’s better than one smart outlet that gives older appliances new tricks? A whole power strip that does it for up to five devices. The Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip KP303 is on sale at Amazon for $24.99 ($5 off). It has three outlets and two USB-A ports, and it syncs up with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant without the need for a hub.