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Deals: Latest Mac mini now $649, plus Apple Watch, smart home accessories, more

Today’s best deals include the latest Mac mini from Apple, plus Apple Watch Series 4, and various smart home deals at Home Depot. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple’s M1-powered Mac mini drops to $649

Amazon offers Apple’s latest Mac mini M1/8GB/256GB for $649. That’s a $50 savings from the regular going rate and matching the second-best offer we’ve tracked all-time. The M1 chip brings the Neural engine to the Mac mini for the first time, enabling fast and highly-optimized machine learning workflows. You’ll also find two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt and USB 4, making connectivity a breeze for all of your devices.

Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cell is $235

Today only, Woot offers Apple Watch Series 4 44mm GPS + Cellular in certified refurbished condition for $235. As a comparison, it originally sold for $529 or more. Today’s deal is $40 under our previous mention.

Series 4 offers a larger watch face than its predecessor and a water-resistant casing to 164-feet. The OLED display is bright and colorful, and you can count on the usual suite of notifications from your iPhone. Includes a 90-day warranty.

Home Depot discounts smart thermostats from Nest, Honeywell, more

Today only, Home Depot is offering up to 30% off smart thermostats and more. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the Nest Thermostat E with bundled sensor for $144. As a comparison, this listing has a $198 value as the thermostat goes for $169 and the sensor $39 regularly. This is the best price we’ve tracked in months.

Nest Thermostat E offers iOS and Android control, Home/Away functionality and built-in energy savings. It’s a rather affordable alternative to pricier options on the market that delivers all of the best Nest features like automatic scheduling, without breaking the bank. 

Eve Energy Strip expands your HomeKit setup for $85

Amazon offers the Eve HomeKit-enabled Energy Strip for $85. Usually fetching $100, today’s offer matches our previous mention for the third-best price to date. With three individually-controllable outlets, the Eve Energy Strip works over Wi-Fi without a hub and integrates with HomeKit for Siri voice control and more. It also monitors power consumption, allowing you to keep tabs on how much energy specific appliances are using. I’ve personally been using one of these for over a year now, and have found it to be quite a reliable addition to the rest of my HomeKit setup.

Sony XM4 ANC Headphones return to Amazon low 

Amazon offers the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless ANC Headphones for $278. Down from the usual $348 going rate, you’re saving 21% with today’s offer matching our previous mention for the Amazon low and coming within $5 of the best price we’ve tracked to date overall. Sony’s latest pair of headphones deliver improved active noise cancellation alongside up to 30-hours of playback on a single charge. On top of a new Bluetooth audio chip that can pair with two devices simultaneously, there’s also USB-C charging and built-in access to Alexa.

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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