Mac mini deals return today along with some of the best prices we’ve seen on Beats Solo3 headphones and Elgato’s Thunderbolt 3 dock. You’ll find all the best deals and new gear below in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
Apple’s entry-level Mac mini returns to Amazon all-time low
Amazon offers Apple’s 2018 Mac mini 3.6GHz/8GB/128GB SSD for $699. That’s a $100 savings from the regular price at other retailers, along with a match of the Amazon historic low. Mac mini delivers expansive I/O in a compact design. That includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet. Its sleek build and small footprint make it easy to hide out of sight for a minimalist setup.
I picked one up shortly after launch in 2018 and it’s been nothing short of a powerhouse for my required daily tasks. If you need more RAM, it’s easy enough to install if you follow our step-by-step instructions.
Beats Solo3 return to best of the year pricing at $130
Amazon has the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in Matte Black for $130. As a comparison, these headphones originally sold for $300 but have trended around $180. Today’s deal is $30 less than our previous mention and a return to pricing we saw on Prime Day 2019. If you’re looking for a new pair of headphones, go no further than Beats’ popular Solo3 wireless. With Apple’s built-in W1 chip, you can count on stellar 40-hour battery life and near-instant connectivity. Perfect long listening sessions thanks to built-in memory foam ear cups.
Add substantial I/O to your Mac
Is your Mac lacking a few ports? Pick up the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $210 at Amazon today. You would’ve originally paid $300 for this dock before it settled to its regular going rate of $250 in recent months. Today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low by $8. Elgato’s latest dock sports dual 4K display support, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet. That’s all wrapped in a sleek aluminum casing that matches any Apple setup.
Spigen’s iPhone 11/Pro/Max Ultra Hybrid Case is $9.50
The official Spigen eBay store is now offering its new Ultra Hybrid Case for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max from $9.50 in Crystal Clear or Matte Black. The iPhone 11 Pro Max in black will run you an extra $0.60 or so. These cases just released at $25 direct from Spigen, are down at $12 to $14 on Amazon and are now at the best price we can find. The crystal clear model allows you to show-off your phone’s colorways while a TPU bumper will protect the edges, camera array and more. This model also features a raised bezel to keep your precious touchscreen from getting scratched on the table and the like.
Back up your Mac to WD’s 1TB My Passport Ultra
Amazon currently offers the WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $44.99 shipped. Typically fetching $55, today’s offer saves you nearly 20% and drops the price to the lowest we’ve seen at Amazon. For comparison, Best Buy will still sell it to you for $70. Western Digital’s compact hard drive relies on USB 3.0 connectivity for upwards of 5Gb/s transfer speeds. A more premium enclosure also helps separate this portable offering from the competition, as WD has paired a gold metal finish with matte white stylings. It comes backed by a three-year warranty as well.