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October 6

Arlo debuts refreshed Ultra 2 cameras with HomeKit alongside new Pro 4 lineup

Today Arlo is expanding its stable of smart security cameras with a new pair of offerings headlined by the HomeKit-enabled Ultra 2. There’s also the latest Pro 4 system, both of which enter with new connectivity centered around Wi-Fi that ditches the base stations that have been required from the brand’s security offerings in the past. Alongside up to 4K recording and integrated spotlights, there are also more affordable price tags this time around. Head below for all the details on the new Arlo Pro 4 and Ultra 2 cameras.

September 17

mophie unveils 3 new wireless iPhone and Apple Watch charging stations

Today, mophie is expanding its stable of Apple chargers with three new accessories capable of replenishing multiple devices at once. With two new offerings for the desk or nightstand alongside a mobile power bank, mophie’s latest can refuel both iPhone and Apple Watch and enter on the heels of Apple’s event earlier in the week. Head below for a closer look at the new lineup of mophie wireless charging stations, as well as for all the details on pricing and availability.

Apple Watch Series 5 over $100 off ahead of new models launching this week

Update: Amazon is now offering the Apple Watch Series 5 44mm GPS for $299.99. That’s $139 off the original price, $29 below our the mention below, and a new Amazon low.

Following the announcement of new Apple Watch models earlier this week, various retailers are now clearing out previous-generation models. Nike is taking over $100 off select Series 5 Nike+ listings, marking new all-time lows across the board. Amazon is also discounting standard Series 5 models by $100 as part of its inventory clearout, as well. Walmart is now also taking $130 off the 40mm GPS model at $299, which is a match of the largest cash discount we’ve seen. Free shipping is available for all. Series 5 offers an always-on Retina display, 30% larger screen than Series 3, and a swimproof design. Improved features like heart rate tracking, ECG, and of course, you’ll still get fitness tracking and the usual suite of notifications.

September 15

Nomad launches its new Rugged Strap for Apple Watch with ultra-durable design

Following the official announcement of Apple Watch Series 6 and the launch of two new bands, Nomad is now getting in on the action with a new release of its own. As one of its most durable accessories to date, the new Nomad Rugged Strap brings a mix of vulcanized FKM rubber and stainless steel hardware to your Apple Watch with a sleek design in tow. Head below for all of the details and a closer look at the new accessory.

September 1

Bose introduces more affordable Smart Soundbar 300 with AirPlay 2 and more

Today Bose is expanding its stable of home theater audio accessories with an all-new AirPlay 2-enabled offering. The Soundbar 300 debuts with a compelling feature set for the price to take on other mid-ranged competitors from brands like Sonos and more. Head below for all the details on Bose Soundbar 300, including pricing and pre-order information.

August 28

Tested: Choetech Charging Hub brings everything for iPhone and Apple Watch

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

When it comes to powering up your devices each night, the options are nearly endless. Low-priced offerings and high-end solutions are available across a wide range of styles. A recent addition to the market comes from accessory-maker Choetech. With a sleek base, included charging puck for Apple Watch, and all the necessary cables, this model eliminates any additional work on your part. And it’s less costly than many of the alternatives we’ve explored before. You’ll find a brief overview and our full review of the Choetech Charging Station down below.

August 6

Apple’s new iMacs are now discounted with our exclusive promo code

Yesterday, Apple officially announced new iMacs coming down the pipeline, and today we’re seeing our first discounts. Authorized retailer Expercom is offering notable savings on the latest iMacs when you apply promo code 9to5toys at checkout. That will take nearly $150 off the latest iMacs from Apple. Minimal shipping fees apply on select models. Hit the jump for a full breakdown of pricing.

July 29

Anker’s latest charging gear from $12, latest MacBook Pro $100 off, more in today’s best deals

Wednesday’s best deals include discounts on Anker’s latest charging gear from $12, a new Mac and iPad sale at B&H, as well as official Apple accessories from $19. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

July 28

Tuesday deals: Latest MacBook Air $899, refurb Retina 5K iMac Pro $1,300 off, more

Today’s best deals include the latest MacBook Air on sale for $899 alongside $1,300 off Apple’s refurb Retina 5K iMac Pro. Plus, Anker’s latest iPhone accessory sale starts from $17. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

July 27

CASETiFY’s new line of Pokémon Apple accessories includes iPhone cases, more

After taking the wraps off its upcoming collection of NASA-themed Apple gear last week, CASETiFY is back with a new lineup of iPhone cases, Apple Watch bands, and other accessories. This time around, Pokémon fans will be able to outfit their devices in a variety of styles of the original 151 characters with old-school patterns. Head below for a closer look at the new series of limited-edition Pokémon gear and for all the details on how you can score it for yourself.

Apple’s prev-gen. 13-inch MacBook Pro $250 off, AirPods $129, more in today’s best deals

As part of Monday’s best deals, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is $250 off. Plus, AirPods fall to $129, and Aukey’s new 100W Omnia USB-C PD Charger is $43. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

July 24

Powerbeats Pro drop to $200 in new Best Buy sale, iPad Pro $349 off, more in today’s deals

Today’s best deals include Best Buy’s latest Apple 3-day sale, plus a Woot iPad event with deals from $300, and Satechi accessories from $32. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

July 23

Thursday’s best deals include an Anker accessory sale from $12, Powerbeats3 $70, more

Thursday’s best deals include Anker’s latest iPhone accessory sale from $12, as well as Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones at $70 and a discount on Apple’s Wireless Charging AirPods Case. Hit the jump for all of that and more in today’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 21

Latest MacBook Air lands on Apple’s refurbished storefront for the first time

Today Apple is bringing the latest 2020 MacBook Air to its refurbished storefront for the first time. The already affordable machine is now seeing even more enticing pricing starting at $849. As we’ve come to expect, Apple’s refurbished process remains the best in the game with competitive policies including all of the original accessories and more. Head below for the full breakdown on pricing, as well as availability.

June 18

Synology debuts new DS220+ NAS, a 2-bay powerhouse that’s ideal for beginners

Today Synology is debuting its latest NAS, the new 2-bay DS220+. Upgrading the compact design that’s made its predecessors great options for beginners, new additions like dual networking slots, DDR4 RAM, and overall boosted performance make it an even more notable contender. Head below for all the details on the new release as well as a hands-on look at the performance of the Synology DS220+ NAS.

June 12

HomePod returns to $200, Philips Hue outdoor light sale, more in Friday’s best deals

In Friday’s best deals, Apple HomePod has returned to $200 alongside various Philips Hue outdoor lights are discounted from $40. Plus, Marshall retro speakers and headphones are starting at $70. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 11

iPad mini 4 cellular at $449 in today’s best deals, plus Western Digital storage sale, more

iPad mini cellular configurations from $449 alongside a Western Digital and SanDisk storage sale that takes up to 50% off. Plus, deals on Sony’s truly wireless earbuds. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 27

HomeKit-ready Aqara Smart Wall Switch debuts at $36, no neutral wire needed

While there’s a somewhat-overwhelming amount of smart light switches on the market, only a small number of them support Apple HomeKit. The new Aqara Smart Wall Switch helps bridge this gap with four variants ready to be controlled by Apple devices when paired with a hub. If you’re wondering why there are four variants, the answer is to provide one and two button options that will be compatible in both new and old homes alike. As we’ve come to expect from most HomeKit-ready devices, these switches also works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, making them platform-agnostic options ready to serve almost any smart home.

March 20

Best Buy 3-day sale discounts official iPhone cases, 16-inch MacBook Pro, HomePod, more

Best Buy has rolled out a new 3-day sale this weekend featuring deals on all the usual categories, including Apple, TVs, smart home and more. Free shipping is available in orders over $35, or you can opt for in-store pickup if your nearest location is still open. Head below for all of our top picks.

February 26

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