July may be coming to an end, but the AirPod deals sure aren't.
Today only, Rakuten has the Apple AirPods (2019) on sale for $135.99 via coupon code "HND24". (Enter the coupon during checkout). That's $24 off and cheaper than they were on Prime Day. In fact, it's the second-lowest price we've ever seen for Apple's current-gen earbuds. (They briefly hit $129 in the lead up to Prime Day, but that Macy's deal lasted just a few hours).
The 2019 AirPods look exactly like their predecessors, but they pack Apple's new H1 chip. The new chip allows them to connect to your Apple gear twice as fast as their predecessors. For instance, switching between the iPhone XS Max and our MacBook Pro took just 2.8 seconds, whereas the the older AirPods took 4.3 seconds.
In addition to the new H1 chip, the new AirPods also feature hands-free Siri support. That means that instead of tapping out your Siri requests on the AirPods' stems, you can simply say, "Hey Siri," and launch Apple's digital assistant.
In terms of battery life, the AirPods 2 can last 5 hours on a charge. Apple also claims the new AirPods deliver 50 percent more talk time.
Alternatively, Amazon has the AirPods (2019) with the Wireless Charging Case for $179. That's $20 off and the cheapest price we've ever seen for these AirPods. The wireless charging case lets you charge your AirPods via any Qi-compatible charging mat.
Rakuten's AirPods deal ends July 31 at 11:59pm.
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As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.