Wednesday’s best deals include iPad mini 5 a new Amazon all-time low, Apple’s upgraded i7 Mac mini at $150 off, and Powerbeats3 for $70. You’ll find all that and more below in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
iPad mini 5 hits Amazon all-time low
Amazon offers Apple’s iPad mini 5 Wi-Fi 64GB for $350. You can save on additional configurations at Amazon with prices dropping in-cart. All of today’s deals match our previous mentions as well as the Amazon all-time low.
Apple’s latest iPad mini delivers an ultra-portable design, 7.9-inch Retina display, and an 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.
Upgraded Mac mini $150 off
B&H offers Apple’s upgraded Mac mini 3.2GHz i7/16GB/512GB for $1,549. That’s down $150 from the regular going rate and a match of the best we’ve seen on this model.
Mac mini comes loaded with I/O, including four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Type A ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and more. Upgrading to the larger SSD is a good move, as it’s nearly impossible to do that yourself on the 2018 Mac mini. Check out our hands-on review for more details on the 2018 Mac mini.
Powerbeats3 are $70
Amazon offers the Powerbeats3 Wireless In-ear Headphones in red for $70. Originally $200, today’s deal is down from the usual $100 price tag and a new Amazon all-time low. With warmer weather and spring on the horizon, going with this popular pair of wireless earbuds at a low price is a great way to gear up for workouts and long runs. Powerbeats3 are backed by Apple W1 chip with fast pairing, Siri control, and up to 12-hours of playback on a single charge. One neat feature is after 5-minutes of powering up, you’ll have an hour of playback.
CalDigit’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock falls to a new low
B&H offers the CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $200. Usually selling for $280, a price you’ll find at Amazon right now, today’s offer saves you over 28%, beats our previous mention by $30, and marks a new all-time low. If you’re hoping to create the ultimate desk setup powered by a MacBook, look no further than the TS3 Plus. This hub features a whole host of I/O for your Mac, including five USB ports, three USB-C outputs, DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. Plus, 85W USB-C charging allows you to connect to all of these inputs with a single cable while still powering your Mac. Learn more in our hands-on review.
Honeywell’s HomeKit Thermostat is $87
Home Depot is offering the Honeywell T5 HomeKit Smart Thermostat for $87. That’s $40 or so off what it was fetching at Amazon prior to selling out and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $2. With Honeywell T5, it doesn’t matter if you prefer Alexa or HomeKit as you can tweak your smart home’s temps using either ecosystem. Having used a smart thermostat for many years now, it’s become one of the first installations I carry out whenever moving. I love being able to quickly change temps from bed if I get too hot or cold.
Best trade-in deals
9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device. Or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way! Use code 9to5mac for an extra $15 on all trades.
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