A discount down to $140 means you can wrap up AirPods 3 under the tree for less ahead of the holidays. It comes joined by a new all-time low on Samsung’s 27-inch ViewFinity S9 5K Monitor with Thunderbolt 4 at $600 off, as well as Anker’s recent Prime 240W USB-C charging station at $130. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.
AirPods 3 deliver Spatial Audio and Hey Siri
Another chance to put Apple’s latest AirPods 3 under the tree for less has arrived. Thanks to a discount at Amazon, the company’s latest standard earbuds are now selling for $140. This is marking down the Lightning case version from its usual $169 price tag and matching the second-best price to date for one of the first times. It’s right at the Black Friday price we saw last month, and comes within $1 of the Amazon all-time low set back in July. Go learn more over at 9to5Mac and then head below for a full breakdown on what to expect.
Apple’s latest entry-level earbuds originally launched back in October of 2021 and then were refreshed with a new wired-only charging case last fall that takes much of the same page out of the pro version’s playbook as before. While you’re ditching the silicone eartips, AirPods 3 arrive with much of the same Spatial Audio support, as well as added water-resistance for tagging along on runs or workouts. Circling back to the charging case, there’s no MagSafe charging on this model, with only a Lightning port on the bottom to refuel when you’ve worked through the 30 hours of listening time.
Samsung’s 27-inch ViewFinity S9 5K Monitor with Thunderbolt 4 now $600 off
A new all-time low on the Samsung 27-inch ViewFinity S9 5K Monitor has arrived. After seeing a few discounts throughout the fall and early holiday shopping season so far, an even more enticing offer is live now courtesy of Best Buy and Samsung that lands at $999.99 shipped. This is $600 off the usual $1,600 going rate and marking the best discount ever. This is really only the third chance to save since debuting earlier in the year and beats our previous Black Friday mention by an extra $250. Get a closer look in our launch coverage over at 9to5Mac.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Apple’s Studio Display, this is it. Samsung’s new ViewFinity S9 monitor steals the spotlight as one of the first 5K Thunderbolt 4 on the market. The iMac-like design is going to fit in perfectly with the rest of your Apple setup, and arrives with some smart features baked in like onboard AirPlay and direct access to streaming services. There’s also the 5K panel with 99% DCI-P3 support and a built-in color calibration engine, as well as a 4K webcam, and more.
Anker’s recent Prime 240W USB-C charging station hits $130
Anker’s official Amazon storefront is currently offering its new Prime 240W USB-C Charging Station for its best price yet. The recent debut is now dropping lower than ever before, landing at $129.99 shipped after you’ve clipped the on-page coupon. Normally fetching $200, today’s offer lands with $70 in savings attached as one of the first chances to save so far. It’s the second-best price to date at within $20 of our previous mention, too. This is one of my personal favorite chargers on the market, and our recent Tested with 9to5Toys review takes a closer look at why.
Anker’s new 240W Power Station launched earlier this fall as one of its most capable chargers to date. That total 240W of juice can be leveraged across four different devices, thanks to a trio of USB-C slots and a USB-A port for good measure. Anker’s own in-house charging tech like its ActiveShield 2.0 monitoring adds a little peace of mind for not overheating when maxing out its capacity, and comes joined by ports that can automatically handle charging plugged in devices at their maximum rate.
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