Thursday’s best deals: M2 MacBook Air hits $150 off all-time lows, iPad Pro Smart Folio, more – 9to5Mac

All of today’s best deals kick off for Thursday, with Apple’s M2 MacBook Air hitting $150 off at new all-time lows from $1,049. That’s on top of a chance to outfit your 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an official Apple Smart Folio for $29 off, as well as Philips Hue HomeKit refurbished lighting sale from $19. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple’s M2 MacBook Air now $150 off at new all-time lows

Apple’s M2 MacBook Air has quickly become one of the most popular option in its current stable. But before we see the second-generation Apple Silicon come to the Pro side of the lineup this October, Amazon is offering a pair of discounts on the new portable macOS machine. Right now, the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air 512GB is now on sale for $1,349 in Space Gray. Down from $1,499, this is one of the first discounts and a new all-time low at $50 under the previous discount. The savings also continue over the baseline 256GB model, which is now also sitting at $150 off and matching the all-time low of $1,049

Apple’s all-new M2 MacBook Air comes powered by its latest in-house chip and pairs with a refreshed form-factor. The 13-inch Liquid Retina Display sports a 500-nit brightness to complete the P3 wide color support and pairs with a 1080p FaceTime camera with three-mic array and Spatial Audio-enabled speakers. Though the real highlight has to be the return of MagSafe charging, which pairs with other I/O like dual Thunderbolt ports. Learn more about the entry-level configuration’s performance.

Apple’s official Smart Folio for iPad Pro hits $70

Amazon now offers the Apple Smart Folio for latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $70. Normally fetching $99, today’s offer amounts to $29 in savings while marking one of the first cuts to date. This is also a new all-time low from Amazon, as well.

Wrapping your 12.9-inch iPad Pro in one of Apple’s official cases, the Smart Folio protects both the front and back of your device. On top of doubling as a stand for watching videos or taking notes, the folding folio cover provides sleep and wake functionality. It also magnetically snaps to the back of your device and features a soft polyurethane material to round out the package for some extra protection when stored away in your bag and more.

Philips Hue refurb sale offers rare fall discounts on HomeKit lights from $19

Today only, Woot is discounting a selection of certified refurbished Philips Hue smart lights and accessories priced from $19. Shipping is free across the board for Prime members, otherwise a $6 delivery fee will apply. Throughout the sale, you’ll find a collection of rare discounts on the latest from Philips Hue ranging from its standard White and Color Ambiance bulbs to new filament offerings, candle lights, and more. That’s alongside plenty of ways to bring accent lighting into your home from outdoor lights to brighten up the patio to TV bias packages for more immersive movie nights. Everything is down to the best prices of the year and also comes backed by a 90-day warranty. 

Eve’s new Outdoor Cam with HomeKit Secure Video hits $212

Amazon is now offering the Eve Outdoor Cam with HomeKit for $212. Normally fetching $250, this is only the second discount to date at 15% off. It matches our previous mention for the all-time low set only once before, as well. Having just launched earlier this summer, the new Eve Outdoor Cam brings HomeKit Secure Video to your Siri setup with a weather-resistant design that can be mounted just about anywhere.

It features a 1080p sensor on top of its motion alerts and two-way audio, also arrives with a 157-degree field of view. Rounding out the security features, there’s a built-in dimmable floodlight for adding some extra protection to your home. Get the full scoop on what to expect in our recent HomeKit Weekly feature.

Save $450 or more on DJI’s latest Mavic 3 quadcopter

DJI’s official eBay storefront now offers the first chance to save on an in-house refurbished Mavic 3 Quadcopter. Dropping the drone down t$1,749, this is a new all-time low at $450 off the original price tag. For comparison, we last saw a new condition model go for $2,049, with today’s offer marking one of the very first chances to save since launching last fall. The DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo is also on sale, and now sits at an all-time low of $2,349 after the $650 in savings is applied. 

DJI’s most capable consumer drone yet arrives as the new Mavic 3 following its launch late last year. The 13-gram package features a new CMOS Hasselblad camera with 5.1K video recording capabilities and marks the first drone in the brand’s stable to transmit 1080p live feeds to the included controller. Other notable features include a 46-minute flight time per battery, and improved object avoidance. Includes a full 2-year warranty. Dive into our hands-on review over at DroneDJ.

Best trade-in deals

9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device. Or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way!

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