Heading into the weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s iPad Air 5 on sale from $559. That’s alongside official iPhone 13 series cases from $28 and a rare markdown on the Philips Hue Gradient Ambiance Lightstrip at $102. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
iPad Air 5 wasn’t on sale for Prime Day, now down to $559
After Prime Day came and went without any price cuts going live, we were beginning to think that Amazon forgot about Apple’s latest iPad Air 5. But now to close out the week, the retailer is finally discounting the most recent iPadOS experience. Right now, Amazon has the entry-level iPad Air 5 Wi-Fi 64GB starting at $559 in several colorways. That’s down from the $599 going rate and matching our previous mention for the second-best price to date. You can also save $70 on the 256GB capacitymore Wi-Fi + Cellular modelstoo.
Apple’s new iPad Air 5 arrives with the same desktop-class architecture as its other machines thanks to the Neural Engine-backed M1 chip. Its 12MP Ultra Wide front camera packs Center Stage support, and the 10.9-inch display rocks True Tone, P3 wide color support, and an antireflective coating. Staples from last time like Touch ID in the power button and Apple Pencil integration are onboard, as well. Learn more about iPad Air 5 over in our coverage.
Official iPhone 13 series silicone MagSafe cases start at $28
Amazon is now rolling out a fresh batch of official iPhone 13 series cases to close out the workweek. Delivering the first price cuts in over a month on Apple’s in-house Silicone MagSafe casesseveral styles are available for each of the latest devices starting at $28. Each of the covers normally sells for $49, and the discounts today are either matching the second-best prices to date or returning to the all-time lows, depending on the device and colorway.
Keeping up the premium stylings of other official Apple cases, these silicone offerings protect your iPhone 13 series device with a soft-touch and grippy finish that comes in one of several styles. Alongside magnets that allow it to snap right onto the back of your device, there’s also support for Apple’s MagSafe charging passthrough. Head below for a full rundown on the new styles.
Philips Hue Gradient Ambience Lightstrip sees rare discount to $102
Amazon is currently offering the Philips Hue Gradient Ambiance Lightstrip for $102. Normally fetching $180, today’s offer is marking a new all-time low at $78 off while beating our previous mention by $48. As one of the latest additions to the Philips Hue ecosystem that launched back in October, the Gradient Ambiance Lightstrip enters as a long-awaited option for bringing addressable RGB lighting into your space.
It measures 6 feet in length and, on top of pairing with the greater Hue ecosystem over Zigbee for Siri, Alexa, or Assistant integration, works by itself thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. Tea lightstrip extension is also on sale and sitting at $42 from its usual $60 price tag. Get a closer look at the Hue Gradient Ambiance Lightstrip in our launch coverage.
Nanoleaf starter kits down to $170, plus more
After going live earlier in the week for Prime Day, discounts on nearly all of Nanoleaf’s lineup of modular HomeKit lights and accessories are on sale. Leading the way is its new Lines HomeKit Light Starter Set for $170. As one of the very first price cuts so far from the usual $200 price tag, you’re looking at $30 in savings while marking a new all-time low altogether at $10 below previous mentions. You can also save on the 3-pack Expansion set for the first time did $55, down from $70 and also marking a new all-time low. You can get a better idea of what to expect in our hands-on review.
Delivering yet another unique addition to the Nanoleaf smart home stable, the new Lines pack all the same modularity that the brand is known for with a different take on ambient lighting. Each of the nine included Lines pair with an adapter and can be stuck up on the wall in various patterns. They then splash light against the wall and sport the same multicolor output that lets them play various effects on top of your typical adjustable color and brightness settings. Not to mention support with HomeKit, Siri, and your other typical voice assistants that rounds out the package.
Anker Powerline+ II USB-C Lightning cable 2-pack hits $25
Woot via Amazon is now offering a 2-pack of Anker’s USB-C to Lightning MFi PowerLine+ II Cables for $25. Normally fetching $33, this is only the second notable price cut of the year and matches the 2022 low first set back in March at 24% off.
Delivering a pair of popular Lightning cables into your everyday carry or charging setup, each of these Anker Powerline+ II cords will allow you to take advantage of GaN charging speeds thanks to terminating in a USB-C adapter. Each cable also comes covered in a rugged braided nylon exterior for some added ability to stand up to wear and tear.
Best trade-in deals
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