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Anker’s latest sale starts at $11 in today’s best deals, plus leather Apple Watch band $8.50, more

Today’s best deals include Anker’s New Year’s sale from $11, plus a leather Apple Watch band, and Emerson’s Sensi Smart Thermostat. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Anker kicks off the new year with deals from $11

Anker is back with a fresh batch of deals at Amazon to start the new year featuring a selection of deals on smartphone accessories and more. Free shipping is available with a Prime membership or in orders over $25. Headlining is the eufy Security 2K Indoor Pan & Tilt Camera for $40. That’s down from the usual $52 price tag and matching the second-best offer we’ve tracked to date.

This model is headlined by HomeKit support with its Pan & Tilt model bringing additional functionality to the table. As its name suggests, when movement is detected, it will follow the person, animal, etc over its 360-degree field of view. Users will receive alerts and footage is kept on local storage. It’s an affordable way to bring HomeKit video to your space. Best of all? No hub required. 

Leather Apple Watch band in various styles

Amazon offers its Leather Loop Apple Watch Band in various colors for $8.50. As a comparison, it typically goes for $15 and today’s deal beats our Black Friday mention by $2.50. Avoid the pricey alternatives from Apple and go with this sleek leather band instead. This particular model features a semi-loop design that differs from other third-party leather options we’ve featured regularly. 

HomeKit support highlights this Emerson Sensi smart thermostat

Amazon offers the Emerson Sensi Smart Thermostat for $80. That’s down from the usual $100 or more price and the original going rate of $130. HomeKit, Alexa, and Assistant control mean that you’ll be able to change the temperature with your voice, no matter which platform you prefer. 7-day scheduling, remote access, and installation in “30-minutes or less” make this an easy buy at roughly $80. 

Aukey’s 9-Port Dual Display USB-C Hub at $42

Aukey’s official Amazon storefront offers its 9-Port Portable USB-C Hub for $42. Down from its $60 going rate, today’s offer is good for a 30% discount, marks only the second time on sale, and is a new all-time low. With the ability to drive two 4K displays at 60Hz thanks to a pair of onboard HDMI ports, this 9-port USB-C hub streamlines your desktop workstation. On top of support for 100W USB-C power passthrough, there’s two USB-A ports, a pair of USB-C inputs, SD card readers, and Gigabit Ethernet. An aluminum casing completes the package to fit right in with the rest of your Mac setup.

Seagate Ultra Touch 1TB Portable SSD drops to $140

Amazon offers the Seagate Ultra Touch 1TB Portable Solid-State Driver for $140. As a comparison, it typically goes for $165 with today’s deal marking a new Amazon all-time low. This portable solid-state drive features fast transfer speeds and USB-A connectivity, plus a USB-C adapter in the box. It differs from other options on the market today with its fabric-wrapped design. You can count on read and write speeds totaling 400MB/s overall, making it a suitable option for backing up content, gaming consoles, and more. Compatible with both Mac and PC setups.

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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