Amazon throws in a free SmartTag when you buy Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Amazon has a good bundle deal going on right now for Samsung fans. You can get a free SmartTag when you buy the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 from the online retailer, with the final cost being $150. That’s $30 off the normal price of the bundle, so those looking to add a few new accessories to their setup can do so for a bit less.
Buy Galaxy Buds 2 + SmartTag bundle at Amazon – $150
Samsung only just came out with the Galaxy Buds 2 in August, and they act as the company’s affordable option in its wireless earbud lineup. We gave them a score of 84 because they pack a lot of value for $150. They have good sound quality with active noise-cancellation and an adjustable ambient sound mode. Unsurprisingly, the ANC isn’t as powerful here as it is on pricier earbuds, but that’s to be expected. However, the Buds 2 will do a decent job blocking out environmental noise around you. They also support wireless charging with their included case, and you should get five hours of use with ANC turned on before they need more juice.
As for the SmartTag, it’s Samsung’s answer to Tile trackers and Apple’s AirTags. You probably won’t use it to keep track of the Galaxy Buds 2, as it’s better suited as a keychain attachment or something you slip into your wallet or backpack. You can then monitor the location of your things from your smartphone and force the SmartTag to chime whenever you need to find a misplaced item.
It goes without saying that this bundle is best for Android users, particularly those with Samsung smartphones. SmartTags aren’t compatible with iOS devices, and while you could use the Galaxy Buds 2 with an iPhone, you won’t get all of the customizable features in the companion app that you get when using them with an Android device.
Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.