Today’s best deals include Apple AirPods at $129, fresh savings on the latest Retina 5K iMacs, and discounts on APC power accessories. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
Apple AirPods return to $129
Amazon offers Apple’s AirPods with Wired Case for $129. That’s down $30 from the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention, and right at the historic Amazon all-time low. AirPods have long been a 9to5 favorite with its truly wireless design and support for popular features like Hey Siri. Apple’s new H1 chip delivers even longer battery life with up to 24 hours promised when the base is fully charged.
Apple’s new 27-inch Retina 5K iMacs are on sale
Trusted authorized retailer Expercom via Amazon offers the latest Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.3GHz/8GB/512GB for $1,876. Regularly $1,999, today’s deal is just under our previous mention and $123 off the regular price. You can also pick up the entry-level 3.1GHz/8GB/256GB model at $1,699, which is a $100 savings.
Apple’s latest Retina 5K iMacs feature a familiar design but with upgraded internals, along with a new 10th-generation processor and a 1080p webcam. This specific model offers a 3.3GHz processor, plus AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT graphics, 8GB worth of RAM, and a 512GB internal solid-state drive. You can learn more about the changes in this latest refresh here alongside additional details in our hands-on review.
Amazon offers up to 31% off APC power strips
Amazon is offering up to 31% off APC UPS battery back up systems and surge protectors. One standout here is the APC UPS 850VA UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector (BE850G2) for $80. Regularly fetching $114 direct, nearly as much at Walmart, and closer to $100 at Amazon, today’s offer is at least 20% in savings and the lowest price we can find. Ideal for keeping your internet running and to ensure gear stays safe during power outages and the like, this model has nine outlets and a pair of USB charging ports. While three of the outlets are just surge protected power sources, the other six are also powered via the system’s built-in 850VA battery supply.
Score iPhone 7 for FREE
Cricket Wireless is currently offering Apple’s iPhone 7 32GB for FREE. Typically fetching $199, today’s offer matches our previous mention and as you’d expect, is at the all-time low. Apple’s iPhone 7 may not be the latest or greatest device, but for parents, kids, or just to hold you over until the first major deals on the upcoming iPhones hit the scene, it’s a compelling option. Standout features include a 4.7-inch Retina display, 12MP camera, A10 chip, and Touch ID. And best of all, you’ll be able to count on iOS updates for at least another year.
Yale Assure Lever HomeKit Smart Lock at $247
Amazon is currently offering the Yale Assure Lever HomeKit Smart Lock for $247. Normally fetching $299, today’s offer amounts to over $51 in savings, marks the lowest we’ve seen this year, and is the second-best to date. Yale’s Assure Lever smart lock stands out from other options on the market with an integrated handset. You’ll find a wealth of ways to actually lock and unlock the deadbolt, as well. The built-in touchscreen will come in handy when a phone isn’t on hand, but otherwise you can rely on Siri, Alexa, and Assistant, as well as support fo Airbnb and more.
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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