Deals Apple Watch SE $60 off, ecobee HomeKit thermostats from $149, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by new Amazon lows on Apple Watch SE models at $60 off. That’s alongside ecobee HomeKit thermostats from $149. And to wrap everything up, Twelve South’s Memorial Day sale is taking up to 50% off Apple accessories. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

New Amazon lows take up to $60 off Apple Watch SE

Amazon is currently taking up to $60 off a selection of Apple Watch SE models, headlined by the 44mm GPS + Cellular with Sport Loop Band at $309. Down from the usual $359 going rate, you’re looking at $50 in savings, with today’s offer beating our previous mention by $26 and marking a new all-time low. 

Apple Watch SE arrives with a more affordable design than the flagship Series 6 but still packs many of the most popular features. There’s a Retina OLED display that’s complemented by a swim-proof design, heart rate monitoring, and other fitness tracking functionality. Though, you will miss out on the blood/oxygen sensor here. 

Save on ecobee HomeKit thermostats from $149

Amazon is currently offering the ecobee HomeKit-enabled SmartThermostat for $199. Usually fetching $249, you’re looking at $50 in savings, with today’s offer marking the first notable price cut of the year and dropping to the best price since the holiday season last year.

Integrating with the rest of your HomeKit setup, ecobee’s SmartThermostat brings temperature control to Siri alongside built-in access to Alexa. It sports a touchscreen display for manually adjusting settings, and there’s also a bundled temperature sensor for getting local readings and setting automations to tackle the summer heat. You can also get a closer look in our hands-on review. Then check out the ecobee3 Lite with HomeKit for $149.

Twelve South’s Memorial Day sale takes up to 50% off

Twelve South is now launching a Memorial Day celebration. With as much as 50% in savings across the sale, you’re looking at some rare discounts on the brand’s popular Apple gear with free shipping across the board. Our top pick is the new BookBook Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 12/Pro/Max/mini with MagSafe at $60. Down from the usual $70 going rate, today’s offer is the very first discount we’ve seen and saves you $10.

Having just launched last week, Twelve South’s BookBook Case covers your iPhone 12 series device in full-grain leather with an overall appearance that turns your handset into a vintage book. The wallet folio can hold four IDs or cards and magnetically snaps onto the case that is attached to your device. Get a closer look in our launch coverage.

AirPods Max see rare discount to new Amazon all-time low

Amazon is currently offering Apple’s AirPods Max for $518 in several styles. Normally fetching $549, you’re looking at the deepest Amazon discount to date with today’s offer undercutting our previous mention from the retailer by $12. This is also still one of the very first notable discounts across the board and a rare opportunity to save on just about all of the colorways. 

Apple’s new AirPods Max bring many of the features that have been staples in its true wireless earbuds to an over-ear design that’s backed by the H1 chip. Alongside stellar active noise cancellation and support for spatial audio, you’re also looking at 20-hour playback, Hey Siri support, and a premium design comprised of aluminum, a knit-mesh canopy, and memory foam ear cushions. We found them to be a compelling, yet pricey offering in our hands-on review, though today’s deal certainly helps with the latter. 

Anker iPhone essentials from $13

After seeing a collection of smartphone accessory-packed Memorial Day sales go live throughout the week, Anker is following up with a new collection of discounted iPhone essentials today via its official Amazon storefront. Headlining this time around is the Anker 15W Max PowerWave Alloy Qi Charging Pad at $24. Normally fetching $30, you’re looking at 20% in savings with today’s offer marking one of the first notable discounts we’ve seen and the second-best to date. 

Standing out from your average Qi charging pad, Anker’s PowerWave Alloy sports an aluminum base for a more premium design. Alongside its stylish looks, Anker backs things with a 15W output to compatible Android handsets, or 7.5W for iPhones. 

Best trade-in deals

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