With Amazon's Prime Day kicking off on Monday, the online retailer has a pre-Prime Day deal on the latest version of Apple's wireless Bluetooth AirPods. Normally priced at $199, you can pick up the AirPods 2 for a $20 or 10% discount. That takes the price down to $179. If you successfully apply for an Amazon Rewards Visa Card, another $50 can be removed from the price. That would allow you to pick up the AirPods 2 for $129! This version of the device was released by Apple last March. It comes with the wireless charging case that works with the PowerShare reverse wireless charging feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10 line. Apple is expected to offer something similar with the 2019 iPhones.
The latest version of the highly popular in-ear accessory (also known as "earables") has longer battery life allowing for 50% more talk time (although there is no change is "listening" time) and always-on Siri that wakes using the "Hey Siri" hotword. When it unveiled the new AirPods Apple said "switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times." The new model introduces Apple's H1 processor and is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0.