The new Apple AirPods have barely hit the market but you can already save $19 courtesy of this discount from Amazon. There is a caveat, however. This AirPods deal is currently out of stock, but you are able to still order and Amazon will fulfil the order as soon as it gets more. It's worth the wait to get a rare saving, meaning the AirPods are just $139.99.
The updated Apple AirPods are more of an incremental upgrade over the original model. There's a new H1 chip inside, promising improved wireless performance. Considering the W1 chip in the old model was no slouch, that's impressive.
The biggest improvement is the ability to summon Apple's digital assistant Siri using a hands-free "Hey Siri" voice prompt. Apple also promises more talk time off a single charge. Otherwise, battery life remains the same with more than 24 hours of listening time through the charging case.
The H1 chip is designed to make pairing your AirPods with iOS or Mac devices incredibly seamless, but they will work with non-Apple devices just like any other Bluetooth headphones, too.
It felt like it took forever for the original AirPods to see a discount, and the truly wireless headphones were one of the hottest items over the Christmas period last year.
Little wonder then the AirPods are currently out of stock from Amazon. Still, if you're willing to wait for the retailer to re-stock, it's worth it for this $19 discount and the retailer's lowest price yet.