All of today’s best deals are now headlined by Apple’s new blue HomePod mini at $90. Add to that the second-best prices for Apple Watch Series 7 styles $280 and another chance to save on Beats Fit Pro $180. Jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
HomePod mini to your Siri setup at a rare $90 discount
B&H now offers the recently refreshed Apple HomePod mini in blue for $90. This is one of the first rebates of the year, priced at $9 off the usual $99 for an all-round rare savings opportunity. We’ve only seen discounts locked behind membership paywalls at Costco and other retailers, with today’s offer being the second-best discount of 2022 overall.
With the fabric-covered design in the recently updated colourway, HomePod mini offers its latest smart speaker experience, bringing Siri, Apple Music and Thread support to your setup. There’s a touchpad at the top that not only shows when Siri is listening, but also lets you adjust audio playback with just a tap. You’ll also find Apple’s new U1 chip, which enables fast music transfer from an iPhone 13. Take a closer look at our coverage.
Apple Watch Series 7 styles reach the second best prices starting at $280
Amazon is now discounting a selection of Apple Watch Series 7 models with prices close to Prime Day. Shipping is free across the board. For now, the 41mm GPS style in green aluminum starts at $280 and is down from its usual price of $399 to come within $1 below the all-time low set only once before on Prime Day. The larger 45mm models are also on sale, with prices striking at the checkout $360 in multiple colorways starting at the usual price of $429.
Whichever style you’re looking at, this is Apple’s latest fitness companion, supported by a significantly larger screen. From there, the Apple Watch Series 7 also has a new fast-charge mode that complements all-day battery life with the ability to deliver enough charge to wear overnight in just eight minutes. Then complete staples like heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and the ability to capture ECG readings. This is also how it compares to the previous generation models.
Beats Fit Pro ANC Earbuds are $180
Earlier in the week, Amazon is discounting a pair of Beats true wireless earbuds, with the all-new Beats Fit Pro leading the way. Now the price is dropping for one of the first times recent debuts are sitting by $180 in four different styles. This is typically only the fourth discount on a new condition pair at the retailer, typically fetching $200, you save $20, and is the second best price yet.
Beats Fit Pro was only launched last fall as the brand’s newest flagship and has rarely been available in stores since. With IPX4 water resistance and wingtip designs, it offers a training-ready, true wireless design. Those in the Apple ecosystem will find that the star of the show is the built-in H1 chip, which enables Hey Siri support alongside quick pairing and more. Battery life is six hours, although the accompanying charging case bumps that up to 24. You can see how all this is put together in our practical test.
Bring four TP-Link Kasa HomeKit smart plugs into your Siri setup
Amazon is now offering a 4-pack of TP-Link’s latest Kasa HomeKit smart plugs $35. Normally this costs $50, this is one of the first discounts to date, a new all time low and $5 below our previous mention.
Equipped with HomeKit support, the noteworthy features only start there. In addition to accessing Siri, there’s also Alexa and Assistant voice control with support for the companion app. Not to mention that each smart plug offers energy monitoring support for tracking power consumption and power vampires. It also doesn’t require a hub. Our launch coverage gives you a better idea of what to expect.
The Belkin 3-in-1 Pro MagSafe Charger is now 15% off in the Back-to-School Sale
Each summer, Belkin launches a new offer to help students, and indeed everyone else, brush up on their charging kit, and today all of these back-to-school offers go live 15% discount. Headlining marks the first time in several months that the new Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 MagSafe charging pad is available now $127. Today’s offer, which normally fetches $150, amounts to a savings of over $22 while delivering the first price reduction since May. This is also the all-time low.
As the newest 3-in-1 charging station from Belkin, this new MagSafe offering is the highlight of this year’s back-to-school sale. This accessory features a 15W main magnetic pad in the center and is specifically designed to refuel your iPhone 12 or 13 series handset. To the right of the slim unit is a secondary 5W Qi Pad, ideal for AirPods and other earbuds, with an integrated Apple Watch charging puck at the end to complete the package. Our hands-on review will give you a better idea of what to expect.
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