Today’s best deals include rare savings on Philips Hue outdoor lighting, AirPods 2 at $130, and iPhone 8/Plus offers budget savings from $200. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Philips Hue Outdoor Lighting Sale

Amazon is offering a number of notable discounts on Philips Hue Outdoor Smart Lighting today. Our top pick is the Philips Hue Calla Outdoor Pathway Kit at $120. That’s down from the usual $150 price tag and right at the historic Amazon all-time price.

With support for HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant, this smart outdoor lighting system is a great way to illuminate your space this summer. As noted in my hands-on review of the Hue lineup, these lights are easy to install and feature premium build quality. It’s a great way to introduce smart home control to your outdoor space.

AirPods drop to $130

Verizon Wireless is currently offering Apple’s second-generation AirPods with Charging Case for $130. Normally selling for $159, today’s offer saves you $29, beats the sale price at Amazon by $9, and comes within $1 of the all-time low there.

Armed with Apple’s H1 chip, the latest AirPods offer fast wireless pairing alongside the ability to summon up your voice assistant just by saying Hey Siri. Listening time clocks in at 5-hours per charge, which is boosted to 24-hours with the bundled charging case.

iPhone 8/Plus is a solid budget buy

Today only, Woot offers the refurbished Apple iPhone 8/Plus models starting at $200. A $6 delivery fee will be charged otherwise. When available, Apple charges at least $339 at its refurb storefront. Today’s deal beats our previous mention by $20.

iPhone 8 offers a 4.7-inch Retina display, A11 chip, Touch ID, and a 12MP camera. Woot promises these phones will be in working order with the usual physical wear you’d expect on a “scratch and dent” device. Ships with a 90-day warranty for added peace of mind.

WD 2TB My Passport Ultra USB-C Hard Drive at $70

Amazon is currently offering the WD 2TB My Passport Ultra USB-C Portable Hard Drive for $70 in silver. Usually selling for $90, today’s offer is good for an over 22% discount and matches our previous mention for the 2020 low at Amazon. For comparison, other 2TB USB-C hard drives sell for $90 or so at Amazon. Wrapped in a metal enclosure, WD’s My Passport Ultra packs USB-C connectivity which gets you upwards of 5GB/s transfer speeds. Perfect for adding some extra storage to your MacBook or iPad that won’t require an extra dongle or accessory. You’re also looking at a 3-year warranty.

Save $100 on Bose’s AirPlay 2 Soundbar 700

Amazon is currently offering the Bose Soundbar 700 Smart Speaker for $699. Typically fetching $799, today’s offer saves you $100 and matches our previous mention from March for the Amazon all-time low.

With AirPlay 2 leading the way, Bose Soundbar 700 features built-in access to Alexa and Assistant. There’s also Dolby Digital encoding and ADAPTIQ sound calibration as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Lastly, you’ll find HDMI-ARC and optical ports, as well. You can get a closer look in our launch coverage. More below.

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!

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Trevor Daugherty

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