Thursday has arrived, and with it comes a new batch of the best deals headlined by $99 off AirPods Max. That’s on top of a pair of notable M1 Mac discounts, with the latest MacBook Air at $149 off being joined by a low on its Mac mini desktop counterpart. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
AirPods Max deliver a flagship listening experience
Micro Center now offers Apple’s AirPods Max in several colors for $450. Marking the second-best price to date, today’s offer is good for $99 in savings while coming within $10 of the all-time low and delivering the most notable discount in months. Also available at Woot for $470 with faster Prime shipping, as well.
Delivering a flagship listening experience backed by Apple’s H1 chip, the new AirPods Max arrive with some of the best-in-class active noise cancellation you’ll find on the market. That’s alongside support for Hey Siri, Spatial Audio, and 20-hour playback. A premium build rounds out the equation, pairing an aluminum frame with a knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions. We found them to be a compelling, yet pricey offering in our hands-on review, though today’s deal certainly helps with the latter.
Back to school savings take $149 off M1 MacBook Air
Amazon now offers the latest 13-inch Apple M1 MacBook Air 256GB for $850. Saving you $149 from the usual going rate, today’s offer matches the second-best we’ve seen across the board and best outside of student-only offers.
Bringing M1 to a 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,
Save $99 on Apple’s latest M1 Mac mini
Amazon now offers the Apple M1 Mac mini 256GB for $600. Taking $99 off what you’d typically pay, today’s offer marks a return to the all-time low.
Bringing Apple’s new M1 chip to the desktop, its latest Mac mini is a great option for those who want a more affordable way to take macOS for a spin. Its compact footprint won’t take up space on your desk but also lets you plug in a monitor of your choice for fitting in with your workstation’s demands. Its 256GB of internal storage is also backed by 8GB of RAM, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt ports and an HDMI output. Get a closer look in our launch coverage.
Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cell falls to new low at $140 off
Amazon is offering the Apple Watch Series 6 40mm PRODUCT(RED) GPS + Cellular for $359. Normally $499, today’s deal saves $140 and marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked for this color/model on Amazon. Coming in as the company’s latest flagship wearable, you’ll find that it delivers a plethora of fitness tracking features and much more. There’s an integrated blood/oxygen sensor, step tracking, heart rate monitoring, EGC, and much more. You’ll also find that there’s an even brighter always-on display and the new U1 chip in tow. Plus, with the upcoming release of watchOS 8 (public beta now available), you’ll be able to monitor respiratory rate while sleeping, set multiple timers at once, and try out all of the other new features.
Do keep in mind that Apple is planning on launching a new Watch sometime this month. Note: Shipping is delayed until the end of September or early October. However, it’s still a notable discount nonetheless. Get a closer look in our hands-on review.
ecobee’s SmartCamera with HomeKit Secure Video $80
Amazon is offering the 1080p HomeKit ecobee SmartCamera for $80. Down 20% from its list price and $10 from its going rate at Amazon over the past few weeks, today’s deal marks a return to our last mention for the all-time low only seen a few times before. This camera is designed for those who care about security inside their home. When folks start to arrive home, it’ll automatically shut off and offers on-device processing with end-to-end encryption to keep your footage, and family, safe. It also features person detection should someone arrive when you’re not home. Also delivering smoke alarm detection and HomeKit Secure Video support, this smart camera truly does it all. You can take a closer look in our hands-on review.
Best trade-in deals
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