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Amazon offers Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air 128GB in Silver for $1,059 shipped. Upgrade to the 256GB configuration in Gold for $1,249.99 shipped via Electronics Valley and eBay. Today’s deals are as much as $149 off and $20 better than our previous eBay sitewide sale mention. The latest MacBook Airs feature two Thunderbolt 3 ports, up to 12 hours of battery life, and Touch ID. Apple’s new MacBooks have a redesigned keyboard that provides “four times more stability than a traditional scissor mechanism.”
Be sure to put your savings today towards a USB-C hub for connecting legacy devices. We recommend this $40 option from HooToo with USB-A, HDMI and more.
It’s officially the holiday season and that means more packages than ever are being delivered on doorsteps across the United States. In fact, the United States Postal Service estimates that it will deliver over 900 million holiday shipments this year. That means one thing: porch pirates will be out in full force.
So how can you protect yourself (and those packages) from shifty passers-by looking for some free loot? Well, we’ve rounded up five tricks and tips to keep your packages safe. From the low-cost to high-tech, we’ve got you covered.
Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Anker Direct via Amazon is offering up to 40% off popular chargers, batteries and more. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the PowerPort 12 outlet Power Strip with USB for $26.49. For comparison, it regularly sells for $35 and has never been offered for less at Amazon. With plenty of new tech under the tree this year, it’s time to consider upgrading your power situation. This model does it all with 12 outlets, including six for large power blocks along with three 2.4A USB ports. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Head below for more deals or check out the entire sale here.
Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon is offering various networking accessories from $8. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi System at $199.99. That’s down from the regular $300 price tag and a match of our Black Friday mention. Mesh Wi-Fi systems are perfect for eliminating frustrating dead zones throughout your home. This model includes two extra nodes for additional coverage of up to 5,000-square feet. Rated 4.3/5 stars.
Other notable deals include:
- NETGEAR Nighthawk 802.11ac Wireless Router: $69 (Reg. $100)
- D-Link 8 port Unmanaged Desktop Switch: $21 (Reg. $30)
- TP-Link 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender: $89 (Reg. $115)
- TP-Link Gigabit Ethernet USB Adapter: $8 (Reg. up to $15)
- …and more…
Amazon is currently taking up to $150 off Apple’s previous generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro models. This sale focuses on the larger capacities, but you can grab the 64GB model on sale at Best Buy as well. Today’s deals are a match of our previous holiday mention and the lowest price available. Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro sports a Retina display, A10X fusion chip and 12MP camera. Support for Apple Pencil makes it a creative powerhouse, enabling note taking and apps like Photoshop. You can count on up to 10-hours of battery life on a single charge.
Meanwhile, today only B&H is taking $350 off the previous generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $799 shipped.
If the iPad Pro is too pricey, swing over to yesterday’s 9.7-inch iPad sale which is now being matched at Amazon. Best Buy also has iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB for $249.99 shipped (Reg. $399).
B&H is currently taking up to $100 off Apple’s 2018 Mac mini. The deals start at $725 shipped. Don’t forget, B&H only charges tax for shoppers in select states, so you can save even further at the time of checkout. Today’s deal is a match of the best we’ve seen, although that offer at Best Buy last week had fewer models eligible for this discount. The latest Mac mini sports four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, HDMI 2.0, gigabit Ethernet and solid-state storage. I picked up one of the upgraded models prior to Black Friday and I couldn’t be happier with it. In our hands-on review, we called it “Apple’s most versatile Mac.”
Be sure to grab a few extra Thunderbolt 3 cables to complete your new setup. You never know when you’ll need one to connect a monitor or external hard drive.
Update: Amazon is now price matching.
Target offers Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi for $79 off. That brings the 32GB version to $249.99, and the larger 128GB to $349.99. Today’s deal is a match of the second best price we’ve seen all-time. Most retailers are taking $50 for Green Monday. B&H is dropping the 128GB price to $359 with tax benefits for some shoppers, so be sure to weigh your options there as appropriate. The newest 9.7-inch iPad supports Apple Pencil, has a multi-touch Retina display and is powered by an A10 Fusion chip. This is a great buy for students or grandparents in particular that don’t need all the power of an iPad Pro.
Leverage today’s savings and pick up a new case to keep your iPad protected. While there are plenty of variations out there, we recommend this $15 option with a built-in kickstand and smart wake/sleep functionality.
Target offers Apple HomePod in both colors for $249.99 shipped. Regularly $349, today’s deal is a match of our Black Friday mention and the second best offer we’ve seen all-time. Apple HomePod delivers Siri control, AirPlay 2, HomeKit compatibility and much more in a sleek package. This is a great way to expand your setup or enter the world of HomeKit control at one of the best prices we’ve ever seen.