Apple’s M2 MacBook Air costs less than $1,000 for the first time

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The 2022 MacBook Air laptop with the M2 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is now $999 at Amazon (in the starlight color, which will be released after Christmas) and B&H Photo. This is the first time the starting price has dropped below the $1,000 mark, which is $50 less than normal on a deal. Compared to the 2020 version that impressed us with its smooth performance and long battery life, this newer laptop has those qualities and an assortment of other selling points. The design is thinner and lighter, and the 13.6-inch screen is bigger and sharper, with a much-improved webcam in the middle notch. Like the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, it uses the handy MagSafe magnetic charging port.

This laptop is great in many ways; however, my colleague Dan Seifert noted in his review that this entry-level 256GB storage model is slower to transfer files than the 512GB version (not to mention slower than the last-gen M1 models at file transfers). An Apple spokesperson claimed it outperforms the last-generation models with its M2 processor in “real world operations”, despite the storage in this 256GB model being slower in our testing.

If you’ve been looking for a split keyboard that can offer some ergonomic benefits, Drop has discounted several models and accessories Kinesiswhat makes a good equipment that several To forget employees can confirm. The sale ends early Thursday morning (December 15).

The star of the sale is the Freestyle Edge split keyboard with Cherry MX mechanical switches, customizable RGB lighting and macro key settings. Normally $219, the Cherry MX Blue model costs $150 instead of $219. The Cherry MX Brown and Red models cost $175, while the Cherry MX Speed ​​option costs $185. I currently own this model and it’s great for both typing and gaming. It comes with palm rests, but if you want to angle the halves for more comfort, you’ll need this V3 Pro kit that costs $20 at Drop.

For something quieter and smaller, the Freestyle Pro Silent is $125 instead of $179. It has fewer keys than the Edge and has Cherry MX Quiet Red keys. If you get these and want some palm rest and the ability to angle the keyboard halves for more comfort, you’ll need the VIP3 Pro kit that includes them, which costs $50 at Drop (usually $53).

There is a nice way to improve sound quality and the comfort of your Meta Quest 2 VR headset. The HTC Vive Deluxe audio strap is a key ingredient in this workaround and costs $59.99, which is $20 off the regular price at Amazon. You’ll need that and one of these $14.59 Frankenquest 2 adapters to attach the strap – made for an HTC Vive headset, if you haven’t guessed the name – to your Quest 2. the 3.5mm headphone jack on your headset.

This is just one of the ways you can do more with your Quest 2 headset. In this YouTube video, I have several other suggestions (some free, some paid) to have more fun with it.

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