The weekend has arrived, and so too have the best deals, which are headlined today by a notable $100 M1 MacBook Air discount. That’s alongside Apple’s official MagSafe Charger at an Amazon low of $30 and Philips Hue HomeKit gear from $20. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
M1 MacBook Air sees $100 discount
Various retailers are now offering the latest 13-inch Apple M1 MacBook Air 256GB starting at $899. With $100 in savings, today’s discount is matching the all-time low set only once before in order to deliver a last-minute back to school offer. Update: The original up to $249 discount has now expired. We’ll keep checking in case it comes back.
Bringing M1 to fan-less build that’s perfect for taking on-the-go or using away from the desk, Apple’s latest MacBook Air delivers all of the performance gains you’d expect. Centered around a 13-inch Retina display, there’s also a pair of Thunderbolt ports supplemented by Wi-Fi 6 as well as 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Get a better idea of its performance in our hands-on review.
An Amazon low makes a great chance to try out Apple’s official MagSafe charger
Amazon is now offering the official Apple MagSafe Charger for $30. Having dropped from the usual $39, you’re looking at a new all-time low at the retailer with 23% in savings attached.
MagSafe launched last fall as arguably the most defining feature of the iPhone 12 series devices with the ability to recharge your handset at 15W without having to plug in a cable. Magnetically snapping to the back of your smartphone, Apple’s official charger provides all of the perks of a cable without the inconvenience of being tethered to the charger.
Save Philips Hue HomeKit gear from $20
Woot has launched a Philips Hue sale that’s discounting a selection of the brand’s popular smart home lights and accessories in certified refurbished condition starting at $20. Our top pick is the Philips Hue Lily White and Color Outdoor Spot Light Base kit at $280. Down from the original $340 price tag, you’re looking at one of the first discounts of the year, with today’s offer saving you $60 and marking a 2021 low.
This outdoor starter kit expands your Philips Hue setup to the lawn with three Lily White and Color lights. Connecting into Siri, Alexa, and Assistant, you can bring a splash of color to your home’s garden, patio, and other outdoor spaces.
OtterBox MagSafe Folio Wallet for iPhone 12 mini hits low of $25
Amazon is now offering the OtterBox MagSafe Folio Wallet for iPhone 12 mini at $25. Usually fetching $50, you’re looking at 49% in savings with today’s offer beating our previous mention by $15 in order to mark a new all-time low. OtterBox’s recent MagSafe Wallet Folio covers arrive to supplement one of the brand’s existing cases with some added functionality. On top of room for three credit or ID cards, the folio design closes to help bring some extra protection into the mix for your screen. There’s also the perk of being MagSafe compatible, meaning you can easily clip it on and off whenever your EDC calls for the accessory. You can get a closer look in our launch coverage.
Razer’s MFi Kishi iPhone Game Controller hits Amazon low at $64
Now joining today’s Razer Gold Box sale, Amazon is offering the Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller for $64.49 shipped. Regularly $100 and typically fetching $83 to $94 over the last few months, this is a new Amazon all-time low and the best price we can find. A wonderful addition to any iOS gaming kit, this is a great Apple Arcade, Stadia, or Amazon Luna controller with MFi certification that has been built specifically for your iPhone X, 11, 12, and more. Clickable analog thumbsticks are complemented by a “precision” D-pad and “ergonomic” grips, as well as a direct connection to your phone for zero-latency gaming. You’ll also find USB-C pass through charging to juice your device back up while playing. You can get a closer look in our hands-on review.
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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