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Today’s Best Deals: Star Wars, Chromebooks, AirTags, iPads, and More

Happy May 4th everyone! That means two things: a slew of discounts on Star Wars gear and accessories, and a whole new roundup. Our latest roundup of the web’s best tech deals includes a number of deals on Star Wars games and gear, plus Apple AirTags and a pair of our favorite noise-cancelling wireless headphones, Anker’s Soundcore Q35.

Apple’s AirTags performed very well in our review. As we noted, the more Apple devices near your lost Air-Tagged item, the better. That doesn’t make it the best choice for people more worried about losing something while hiking in the woods. Tile Mate, which is also on sale, is a better choice for such scenarios. Still, AirTags are extremely capable trackers under ideal conditions. In fact, we were a little freaked out by how well they worked. In our review, we note some of the “anti-harassment” features built in by Apple, and these features have been enhanced since then. Snag this four-pack saves you $11 off the typical price of $100.

Anker’s Soundcore Q35 is the latest version of our favorite inexpensive on-ear wireless ANC headphones. They do a decent job of noise cancellation, especially with low-tone rumble like trains and planes. The Q35 is also lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods of time, delivering bass-rich sound and 40 hours of continuous listening. The latest price of $98 is its all-time holiday low.

Elsewhere on the web, you’ll find discounts on a range of Roombas, a few Chromebooks, Kindles, some Apple iPads and Beats headphones, and a variety of Star Wars accessories. Each retailer has a set of their own Star Wars discounts, so check out the full list below for some highlights, plus the rest of today’s deals.

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Electronic offers

The Beats Fit Pro true wireless noise canceling headphones are a great choice for sports headphones.
Enlarge / The Beats Fit Pro true wireless noise canceling headphones are a great choice for sports headphones.

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  • True Beats Fit Pro Wireless ANC Sports Headphones for $180 ($200) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Beats True Studio Buds Wireless ANC Headphones for $100 ($120) on Amazon
  • Ecobee smart thermostat with voice control for $199 ($220) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Eufy RoboVac G20 robot vacuum mop for $220 ($300)
  • Eufy RoboVac X8 robot vacuum cleaner $400 ($600) clip coupon and redeem code EUFYX8US
  • Roborock S7 robot vacuum mop for $480 ($650) on Amazon
  • iRobot Braava Jet M6 Robot Mop for $349 ($395) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Self-Emptying Docking Station for $599 ($760) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • iRobot Roomba j7 robot vacuum for $399 ($565) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • iRobot Roomba i3+ Evo Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Self-Emptying Base for $399 ($495) at Amazon, target
  • iRobot Roomba i3 Evo robot vacuum cleaner for $249 ($305) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • iRobot Roomba 694 robot vacuum for $180 ($230) on Amazon, Best Buy, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba 981 robot vacuum for $250 ($450) at Best Buy
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Enlarge / AirTags are the best way to find your lost stuff, if you are an iPhone user.

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  • Google Nest Hub Max smart speaker for $180 ($220) at Lowes
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 8 GB, 6.8 inch screen $100 ($140) at Best Buy ($105 at Amazon)
  • Amazon Kindle Oasis with adjustable warm light for $200 ($250) on Amazon
  • Amazon Kindle for $55 ($90) on Amazon
  • BlueAir 411 air purifier for $80 ($120) on Amazon
  • Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) for $400 ($460)
  • Apple iPad (256 GB) 10.2 inch tablet for $429 ($455) on Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple iPad Pro (256 GB) 11 inch tablet for $800 ($860) at Walmart
  • Apple iPad Air (64GB, Cellular) 10.9 inch tablet for $700 ($750) on Amazon
  • Apple AirPods Pro True Wireless ANC Headphones for $175 ($188) on Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Apple Watch SE (40mm) smartwatch for $229 ($250) on Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm) Smartwatch for $359 ($390) on Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple AirTag 4 bundle for $89 ($100) on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
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Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7 is our top smartwatch pick for iPhone owners.

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Deals on laptops and desktops

TV and Home Entertainment Deals

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Enlarge / Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda game and wearable watch.

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Game offers

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Enlarge / No, it’s not a Zelda Game. It’s Ring of Elden.

Video Game Deals

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Enlarge / Star Wars battlefront.
Apple's MagSafe Silicone Case slips on easily and adds grip, and it works with Apple's MagSafe Leather Wallet.
Enlarge / Apple’s MagSafe Silicone Case slips on easily and adds grip, and it works with Apple’s MagSafe Leather Wallet.

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Accessories and various promotions