Amazon’s Mac accessory Gold Box has SanDisk storage, NETGEAR routers, and more, plus today’s best deals on iPad mini 5 and the first generation AirPlay Sonos One speaker. Hit the jump for more in this episode of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
1-Day Mac accessory Gold Box at Amazon
Today only, Amazon is running a notable Gold Box starting at $10 with deals on storage, routers, and much more. There are plenty of notable Mac accessory deals here, including top-rated Seagate hard drives, which are perfect for Time Machine backups. You’ll also find price drops on microSD cards from SanDisk and NETGEAR mesh router systems. Check out all of our top picks right here.
iPad mini 5 returns to all-time low price
Apple’s new iPad mini 5 is back to $330 over at Rakuten as part of its latest sitewide sale. That’s a $69 savings off the regular going rate and a match of the all-time low price. Apple’s latest iPad mini delivers an ultra-portable design, 7.9-inch Retina display, and the new A12 chip + M12 coprocessor. Touch ID rounds out the list of notable features along with support for Apple Pencil. We heralded its smart form-factor as a defining feature “when portability matters most” in our hands-on review. Put your savings to work and grab this iPad mini 5 smart case in various colors starting at $8.
Sonos One delivers AirPlay and more at $145
B&H is offering the first-generation Sonos One Smart Speaker in Black for $145. Having originally retailed for $200, we’ve more recently seen it sell for $180 or so. This is the best price we’ve seen in 2019. While this is the previous generation of Sonos One, there’s still a lot to love about the smart speaker. It delivers AirPlay capabilities as well as direct integration with Alexa, both of which make it a notable option for expanding your voice assistant-enabled home. You’ll also find Apple Music and Spotify compatibility alongside support for multi-room audio.
Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable Hard Drive and more on sale
We’ve spotted a handful of hard drive deals today, headlined by Amazon’s offering of the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable for $100. Includes two-months of Adobe CC Photography. Regularly $120 or more, this is the best price we’ve tracked at Amazon. Ideal for portable Time Machine backups, gaming consoles, or just toting around extra storage, this model will make sure you have a little extra storage wherever your adventures take you. Other notable deals today include G-Tech hard drives and more.
Command the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with Siri for $169
The HomeKit-enabled ecobee4 Smart Thermostat is now discounted to $169 as part of a site wide sale at Rakuten. Having originally sold for $249, we’ve more recently seen it fetching $199. Today’s offer matches our previous mention and is one of the lowest we’ve seen this year. ecobee4 is as feature-packed as a smart thermostat can come these days, rocking HomeKit support out of the box as well as doubling as an Alexa speaker. Plus to help ensure your home is being heated or cooled effectively, it includes an extra room sensor for monitoring temperatures. Learn more in our hands-on review.
9to5Mac Deal of the Month: Get 15% off the Slope stand for iPhone and iPad from Wiplabs w/ code 9to5mac2019
Featured in the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Stores, Slope is the ultimate iPhone/iPad stand featuring a beautiful patented design made from the same brushed and anodized finish as an iMac or Macbook. It utilizes a unique suction technology with thousands of microscopic air pockets that grip your device snuggly at the perfect viewing angle. Available in two sizes for both smartphones and tablets.