Update (11/14 12:10pm): The deal is no longer available via Amazon, but Staples is still live.
Amazon offers its Prime members Apple’s 5th generation 2TB Time Capsule
for $199 with free shipping. Not a Prime member? Sign up for a free trial (you’ll need it for Black Friday/holiday shopping, anyways). If for some reason you’re opposed to Amazon, the same deal is also available at Staples. It typically sells for $299 and has never been priced lower on Amazon. What’s more, today’s deal matches the retail price of the less-capable AirPort Extreme.
This versatile piece of networking gear blankets your home with fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and is a wireless 2TB hard drive that can seamlessly backup your family’s fleet of Apple computers via Time Machine.
Use your savings to buy your own cable modem so you can drop those pesky monthly rental fees from your ISP and increase network performance.
Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. AirPort Time Capsule includes a 2TB hard drive that works with Time Machine in OS X to create the perfect no-hassle backup solution. There are no cables, and you can back up all the Mac computers in your home to a central location automatically, wirelessly, and in the background.
With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Time Capsule gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal. And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible. With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Time Capsule now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. Also the number of antennas has increased. There are now six of them three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.