Planning to buy AirPods Pro 2 this Black Friday? The deals right now look good – just about as low as we've seen them in the past – but a much better deal is coming from Walmart on November 22. The AirPods Pro 2 will drop to $169 on November 22 – that's on the version with a Lightning port, and it's $20 cheaper than they've ever been before.
The details: this offer is exclusive to Walmart+ members for 3 hours starting from 12pm ET on November 22, after which it'll be available to everyone. This significant offer will sell fast – it may not make it past the 3 hours – so my advice is not to wait around if you want a pair. Also, you can get Walmart+ for half price right now if you want to make sure you're in the first group.
Walmart's offer is hands down the best AirPods Black Friday deal on Apple's flagship AirPods Pro 2 we've ever seen. These second-gen Pro-suffixed AirPods have fallen to $189 before (and indeed, are currently available for $189 on Amazon if you don't want to wait), but this has been the limit – until now.
If you want these excellent September 2022-issue Apple earbuds, we don't think any Black Friday deals will drop the price lower than this.
Hands down the best Black Friday AirPods Pro 2 deal
Apple AirPods Pro 2: was
$249 now $169 at Walmart
Listen up: this deal is live from Wednesday Nov 22, so if you're clicking before then you won't get the saving – but what a saving it is! This $80-off price cut at Walmart sees Apple's newest and Pro-suffixed AirPods drop to $20 cheaper than we've ever seen them.
Take note: the case is the slightly older Lightning connector variant, rather than the updated USB-C charging port. But if that doesn't bother you, this is the deal to set your reminders for.
Another key feature here is the ability to set up Personalized Spatial Audio, where a scan of your face and ears will be able to re-calibrate the sound performance of the AirPods Pro 2. And there is a marked difference using the personalized system – music is far more expansive to listen to, with different instruments much easier to pick out.
We should note again that the charging case here is not the newest one with a USB-C port. Nevertheless, this original AirPods Pro 2 charging case does have a neat trick: allowing you to use an Apple Watch charger to juice up the AirPods Pro 2 holder. It feels so seamless that it's hard to understand why it didn't happen before, but it's a top feature nonetheless.
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Walmart Plus: 50% off Walmart Plus annual membership
Last day: As Walmart kicks off its official Black Friday sale, the retailer is also offering a rare 50% discount on an annual Walmart Plus membership. That brings the price down from $98 to just $45, which is an incredible deal and $94 less than an Amazon Prime membership. Walmart Plus perks include free shipping with no order minimum, a free Paramount Plus subscription, discounts on gas, and early access to sales during Black Friday.
If you're not bothered about AirPods especially but you need the convenience of earbuds, our roundup of the best Black Friday earbuds deals is the place to go. Prefer over ears? You need our dedicated best Black Friday headphones deals page.
More great early deals at Walmart
- Appliances: save on air fryers, vacuum cleaners, microwaves
- Beauty: save on perfume, makeup, cleansers & hair care
- Clothing: dresses, t-shirts, shoes & jeans from $5.99
- Fall decor: pumpkins, wreaths & garlands from $1.99
- Laptops: cheap Chromebooks & laptops starting at $199
- Mattresses: memory foam mattresses from $179
- Furniture: recliners, TV stands & couches
- Kids outdoor: save on playhouses, bikes, scooters, & more
- Patio & Garden: 3 piece sets starting at $79, plus planters & tools
- TVs: super cheap 4K smart TVs starting at $198
- Toys: save on games and toys for all ages
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Becky is a senior staff writer at TechRadar (which she has been assured refers to expertise rather than age) focusing on all things audio. Before joining the team, she spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing and reviewing everything from wallet-friendly wireless earbuds to huge high-end sound systems. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, Becky freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 22-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance starts with a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo and The Stage. When not writing, she can still be found throwing shapes in a dance studio, these days with varying degrees of success.
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