Today’s best deals include iPad mini 5 at $50 off, plus up to $300 off Mac mini, and notable price drops on third-party Apple Watch bands. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Shave $50 off Apple’s iPad mini 5

Amazon is now taking $50 off iPad mini 5 256GB models, including both Wi-Fi and Cellular configurations. That’s a match of our previous mention and the best we can currently find. We’ve seen it drop further just once before in 2020.

Save up to $300 on Apple’s 2018 Mac mini

B&H is currently taking up to $300 off Apple’s 2018 Mac mini with some configurations being matched at Amazon. One standout is the entry-level i3/8GB/128GB model at $648. Good for a $151 discount from its original going rate, today’s offer is $1 under our previous mention and a new Amazon all-time low. Apple’s compact Mac delivers desktop performance with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as two USB 3.1 Type A slots, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. It’s a more than capable workstation machine for creative tasks and the like, or versatile enough to leverage as a Plex server.

Get three Apple Watch sport bands

Amazon offers a 3-pack of Idon Sport Apple Watch Bands in a variety of sizes and colors for $10. That’s up to 33% off the regular going rate and the best offer we’ve tracked all-time. If you’re not ready to shell out $49 or more for Apple’s official sport bands, going this route is a great way to score new styles for less. These bands are compatible with all Apple Watch models.

Apple HomePod from $197

Trusted seller Mac Sales (An OWC subsidiary) is currently offering Apple’s HomePod in white for $197. Also available in black for $199. Usually selling for $299, today’s offer is $2.50 under our previous mentions and marks one of the best we’ve seen this year. With the ability to control smart home devices, enjoy hi-fi playback from Apple Music, and more, HomePod is a compelling smart speaker for those in the Apple ecosystem. Add in other enticing features like AirPlay 2 and you can easily beam content from a variety of sources on your iOS device. Or if you have two, they can be paired for stereo playback. Learn more in our hands-on review. Head below for more details.

Twelve South iPad Pro Journal at $90

Twelve South via Amazon is offering its Journal for 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $90. That’s $30 off the typical rate there and is within $6 of the lowest price we have tracked. Twelve South Journal wraps your 3rd generation iPad Pro in full-grain leather, taking it’s look to new heights. It holds iPad Pro at multiple viewing angles, making it a great companion for sketching, typing and more. Features are rounded out with an interior pocket that can accommodate a compact Bluetooth keyboard. .

Best trade-in deals

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