Friday deals: iPhone Smart Battery Cases hit new lows, Kenwood CarPlay Receivers, more

Friday’s top deals include a new 3-day sale at Best Buy, plus markdowns on Kenwood CarPlay receivers, and top-rated clear cases for iPhone. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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Best Buy 3-day sale

Best Buy is rolling into the weekend with a fresh 3-day sale that’s good through Sunday. This time around, we’re seeing discounts on Macs, iPads, and various accessories, along with the usual smattering of other essential consumer tech. In the Apple department, Best Buy is offering deals on Macs and iPads. But it’s a selection of official iPhone cases for My Best Buy members that has really caught our eye. iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case is $104 while the Max version is also on sale. If you want the standard iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case, jump over to Amazon where it just fell to $99. Don’t miss our earlier roundup of official iPhone cases from $20 for more deals.

Kenwood CarPlay Receiver deals

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Kenwood 6.2-inch CarPlay DDX5706S Receiver for $300. Usually fetching $400, today’s offer is one of the first times we’ve seen this particular unit on sale and marks a new all-time low.

Centered around a 6.2-inch touchscreen, Kenwood’s receiver brings an Apple experience to your car’s infotainment system. Whether it’s for keeping an eye on navigation directions while commuting or having your copilot pick out a road trip playlist, this receiver will surely make hitting the road more enjoyable. As someone who’s been reaping the benefits of a CarPlay-enabled ride for over a year, it’s one upgrade that’s an easy recommendation.

Save big on top-rated iPhone clear cases

Caudabe is now offering up to 40% off its Lucid Clear iPhone cases today. That includes all models from iPhone 7/8 right up to the latest iPhone 11/Pro/Max handsets. Caudabe’s clear cases that “never yellow” are a popular option among 9to5 readers and we are now seeing a series of offers available on its clear iPhone cases that will show-off your device’s natural colors.

Samsung’s 65-inch QLED TV has AirPlay 2

Amazon is currently offering the Samsung 65-inch Q60 Series 4K HDR TV with AirPlay 2 for $850. Also available at Best Buy. Having originally sold for $1,799, we’ve more recently seen it going for $1,098. Today’s offer saves you $248, beats our previous mention from the fall, and marks a new Amazon all-time low. For those truly in search of bringing home the silver screen experience, look no further than Samsung’s 65-inch Q60 TV. It touts a 4K-ready QLED panel that’s supplemented by slim array dimming and Quantum HDR. AirPlay 2 stands out in terms of smart functionality, but there’s HomeKit for integrating with your Siri setup, as well as Alexa and Assistant control, and more. Built-in streaming media player features like you watch your favorites without needing an extra device. You’ll be able to take advantage of four HDMI ports, as well as two USB slots.

Save 45% on iDevice’s HomeKit Dimmer Switch

Amazon is offering the iDevices HomeKit Dimmer Switch for $45. That’s $37 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $3. Unlike many smart dimmer switches, this offering is largely platform agnostic thanks to support for HomeKit, Alexa, Assistant, and IFTTT. Having converted my entire home to smart lighting over a year ago, I have zero regrets and would do it all over again. While I haven’t used this specific switch, I’ve been using an iDevices smart thermostat for years and remain very happy with it.

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! Use code 9to5mac for an extra $15 on all trades.

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Trevor Daugherty is the Senior Editor of 9to5Toys. Since joining in 2014, he’s specialized in product reviews, exclusive discounts and 9to5’s New Toy of the Day. Contact him direct at