Closing out both the week and the year, it’s time to take a look at all of today’s best discounts that are now live. Leading the way is a deal on the Plugable’s 4-in-1 Thunderbolt 4/USB4 hub that’s down to a new all-time low of $135 at 20% off. Plus, we found a 30W dual USB-C/A charger that’s perfect for powering your on-the-go setup for just $13. Continuing on, there’s the meross HomeKit LED light bulb on sale for a low of $11. Keep reading to get all of the details on the best Apple deals of the day and much more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
Plugable 4-in-1 Thunderbolt 4/USB4 hub deal delivers $135 low price
Plugable’s official Amazon storefront is offering its 4-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Hub for $135. Down from $169, today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked at Amazon. This hub isn’t just limited to Thunderbolt 3 or 4 devices, as it’s compatible with USB4 as well. You’ll find that the hub features three additional Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports as well as a single USB-A plug. The upstream Thunderbolt 4 cable that plugs into your laptop delivers 60W of charging, as well, making this an all-in-one solution. The dock itself supports two 4K displays at 60Hz or one 8K at 30Hz, though M1 macs can run 6K monitors as well, like the Pro Display XDR. So, if you’re looking for an expansive Thunderbolt hub to plug in multiple monitors, drive, or other devices through a single cable, this is it.
Aukey 30W Dual USB-C/A Charger $13
Today only, as part of its ShellShocker Deals of the Day, Aukey’s official Newegg storefront is offering its 30W Dual USB-C/A Charger for $13. For comparison, it goes for $27 direct from Aukey and today’s deal marks one of the best prices that we’ve tracked so far this year. Ready to charge your mobile kit from anywhere, this adapter packs a 30W USB-C port when used standalone and 18W when both the USB-C and USB-A ports are being utilized at the same time. At 30W, this charger is enough to power even Apple’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro as well as the iPhone 14 when you use a USB-C to Lightning cable. Plus, with the USB-A port, you’ll be able to plug in things like the Apple Watch, AirPods, and more.
meross HomeKit LED smart bulb hits low of $11
The official meross Amazon storefront is offering its White 810-lumen Wi-Fi HomeKit Smart LED Light Bulb for $11. Down 21% from its normal going rate, today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. This smart bulb works with all major smart home systems, including HomeKit, Alexa, and SmartThings. You can use voice commands to turn the light on or off as well as dim or brighten it, making it quite convenient to use. On top of that, the light can be tied into your other smart home functions like automations to automatically turn on when you arrive home and off when you leave. Plus, it uses just 9W of electricity to output a similar brightness to a traditional 60W incandescent light.
Twelve South celebrates New Years with 20% off sitewide
The new year is right around the corner and to celebrate 2023, Twelve South today is now launching its latest sale. This time taking 20% off everything the brand sells, adding any of the popular Apple accessories to your cart will automatically deliver some of the best discounts to date. Our top pick is the new Twelve South Curve Flex MacBook Stand at $64. Still marking one of the first times we’ve seen this new release on sale, you’re looking at a new all-time low. This is down from the usual $80 going rate and well under our previous $70 mention from back over the holidays. Twelve South just refreshed its popular MacBook stand last month with the new Curve Flex. This all-aluminum offering arrives with an adjustable design that lets you elevate your machine in plenty of different ways. I walked away quite impressed in my hands-on review, which you can read for a more in-depth look at the features.
Nomad End of Year sale delivers 15% off sitewide
Getting in on the end of year savings, Nomad is now tapping in to kick off 2023 by marking down all of its in-stock and full price Apple accessories. Taking 15% off, the savings will be live through the end of the year. Many of the brand’s more recent releases are now at the second-best prices to date, giving you a chance to refresh your setup for the start of the new year.
An easy highlight from the sale is delivering the best prices to date on Nomad’s new collection of iPhone 14 leather cases. Ranging from its standard leather covers which we’ve raved about in the past to more protective folio-style covers, everything starts at $42 and is available across all four styles of Apple’s new iPhone 14 handsets. You’ll have a choice between the signature Horween designs that made Nomad famous in the first place as well as its newer and more affordable leather which we found to still be worth the price in our hands-on review from earlier in the fall.
Best trade-in deals
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