Today’s top deals include official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases on sale from $12, plus HomePod returns to $200, and Anker’s Back to School promotion is now live. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple’s official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases on sale

Amazon is discounting a number of official iPhone cases. Deals on iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases start at $12. While we have seen these cases as low as $25 once before, today’s discounts are more in-line with the best we see throughout the year typically. Check out the entire sale here.

HomePod is back to $200

Best Buy currently offers Apple HomePod for $200. Typically fetching $299, today’s offer amounts to $99 in savings and matches our previous mention for the best in months.

Whether you’re looking to dive into AirPlay 2 for whole-home audio or want to take Apple’s smart home ecosystem for a spin, HomePod is up to the task. The smart speaker is wrapped in a mesh fabric and is complemented by a touchpad on the top for summoning Siri, adjusting volume, and more. You’ll be able to enjoy hi-fi playback from Apple Music as well, and two units can be paired in stereo for a more well-rounded audio experience.

Anker Back to School sale is now live

Anker’s annual back to school sale is now live at Amazon. Headlining is the new PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock at $150. Free shipping is available for all. Regularly $200, today’s deal is a $50 savings from the regular going rate and $20 less than our previous mention. It’s also a new all-time low.

As one half of Anker’s new Thunderbolt 3 offerings, this model delivers a more compact design with seven I/O options, including USB-A and C ports, card readers, and more. It’s a great companion for the latest MacBooks from Apple if you’re looking to add a notable number of ports to the mix.

Apple Watch bands from $7

Amazon is offering the ORIbox 38/40 and 42/44mm Stainless Steel Mesh Apple Watch Band for $10. Regularly $13, today’s price drop represents a new Amazon all-time low and beats our previous stainless steel Watch band mention by $2. You can ditch the pricey alternatives direct from Apple and save quite a bit here. This model is available in two sizes and is compatible with all Apple Watch models. Shop other styles right here from $7.

Emerson Sensi Pro HomeKit Thermostat at $113

Amazon is currently offering the Emerson Sensi Pro HomeKit Thermostat for $113. Typically fetching $140, today’s offer is good for a 20% discount, comes within $3 of the 2020 Amazon low, and is one of the best we’ve tracked this year. Touting Siri integration, Emerson’s Sensi thermostat plays well with the rest of your HomeKit setup right out of the box. It also works with both Alexa and Assistant ecosystems for expanding additional smart home platforms. A more simplistic LCD screen than what you’ll find on higher-end alternatives provides all the usual temperature readings and settings. This model can also be powered with a pair of AA batteries, or your home’s existing C-wire connection.

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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