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Amazon today has a few discounts across popular Apple accessories, including the AirTag and Apple Pencil. We're also tracking a few discounts on Eufy's own Bluetooth tracking accessories, the SmartTrack Link, which are slightly more affordable than the AirTag.

AirTag

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Starting with the AirTag, you can get the 4 Pack of trackers for $79.99 on Amazon, down from $99.00. This is a solid second-best price on the accessory, and just about $5 higher than the all-time low price.

Eufy

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Anyone who needs a Bluetooth tracker but wants to save a bit of money should look at Anker's Eufy brand of trackers, which are on sale on Amazon right now and compatible with Find My on Apple devices. These start at just $15.99 for one tracker and raise to $48.99 for a 4 Pack. Eufy also has a SmartTrack Card, but right now there is no deal on that tracker.



Apple Pencil

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If you're shopping for an Apple Pencil, Amazon has multiple models on sale this week. The biggest discount can be found on the Apple Pencil 2 at $50 off, but you can also find sales on the newer Apple Pencil with USB-C from 2023 and the Apple Pencil Pro.





Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup.

Article Link: Low Prices Hit Apple's AirTag and Anker's Bluetooth Trackers, Alongside Apple Pencil Deals
 

ChrisA

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What is the practical difference between a real Apple pencil and a ~$6 Chinese version, other than pressure sensitivity?

I have a couple of way-cheap USB-C pencils that I use with my 10Th gen iPad. It works fine (zero issues) except there is no pressure sensitivity. It's not defective as the seller does not claim this feature. They say it only has tilt sensitivity.

I think it's clear that for digital artwork pressure sensitivity would be important.

Features I like in the clone pencil are (1) double tap to turn it on and off, it is hard to turn it on by accident, and(2) LED indicator for remaining battery power.

Is there any other reason to buy the Apple-branded version? I've never owned an expensive pencil so I've not done a side-by-side comparison. Maybe someone else has?
 

WiseAJ

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What is the practical difference between a real Apple pencil and a ~$6 Chinese version, other than pressure sensitivity?

I’d be worried about those knock offs sending my pencil movements back to China.
 

ossifer

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Walmart sells the same AirTag 4-pack for the same price, but you can pick them up today (without leaving your car) or have them delivered, also today.
 
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