Amazon’s fourth-gen Echo and Anker battery packs are on sale ahead of Prime Day
Just ahead of Prime Day, Apple has begun its annual back-to-school promotion, including free AirPods when you purchase an eligible Mac or iPad. It’s a similar deal to last year’s offer, where the standard AirPods are offered by default, but at checkout you can upgrade to the model that includes the wireless charging case for $40, or the AirPods Pro for an extra $90.
As for what devices are eligible for the free AirPods on Apple’s education site, it starts with the $499 iPad Air (latest gen with USB-C), moving up to the new M1-touting iPad Pro. On the macOS side of things, Apple is offering AirPods with the Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13 or the Intel-based 16-inch model), the new iMac (as well as the previous-gen 21.5- or 27-inch…