Thursday’s best deals: M1 MacBook Air $150 off, Nomad iPhone accessory sale, more


Thursday’s best deals: M1 MacBook Air $150 off, Nomad iPhone accessory sale, more


All of Thursday’s best deals are now up for the taking, with Apple’s M1 MacBook Air besting the Black Friday pricing from last month. That’s alongside

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All of Thursday’s best deals are now up for the taking, with Apple’s M1 MacBook Air besting the Black Friday pricing from last month. That’s alongside Nomad’s 20% off Apple accessory sale and a rare discount on Apple’s Magic Trackpad. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple’s M1 MacBook Air deal bests Black Friday pricing

Amazon is currently offering the latest Apple 13-inch M1 MacBook Air 512GB for $1,099 in all three styles. Normally selling for $1,249, today’s offer amounts to $150 in savings while beating our previous Black Friday mention by $1 to mark the second-best price to date. Those looking to get in the M1 game at a lower price point can score the 256GB model for $899, a $100 savings from the usual $999 price tag. 

Whether you missed out on the Black Friday discount or are now looking to put one of Apple’s latest under the tree, today’s deal is about as notable as they come. Centered around the M1 chip, the latest MacBook Air packs a 13-inch Retina display alongside all-day battery life. Its pair of Thunderbolt ports are supplemented by up to 512GB of storage and Wi-Fi 6, as well as 8GB of RAM. Get a better idea of its performance in our hands-on review.

Nomad launches 20% off Apple accessory sale

To help give you another chance at locking in the perfect holiday gift, Nomad is launching a new sitewide sale that’s taking 20% off its collection of popular Apple accessories. Ranging from the brand’s signature covers for the latest iPhones, AirPods, and iPads to stylish charging stations with MagSafe, premium Apple Watch bands, and even AirTag holders, Nomad’s accessories are some of our favorites here at 9to5 after countless reviews. You can shop everything right here, but we’ve also outlined some top picks below the fold.

One of the more recent additions to Nomad’s stable and a personal favorite of ours is Nomad’s selection of Modern Leather iPhone 13 series cases, which drop to $48. Down from $60, this is only the third notable discount at $12 off the usual price. Covering your new iPhone 13 in a Horween leather build, this case will develop a rugged patina over time and features 10-foot drop protection on top of MagSafe compatibility. Dive into our Tested with 9to5Toys review for a closer look at what to expect.

Apple Magic Trackpad and Keyboard see rare discounts

Amazon is currently offering the Apple Magic Trackpad for $112. Normally fetching $129, you’re looking at the first notable discount at Amazon alongside new all-time low status.

Whether you’re looking to fully convert a MacBook into more of a desktop machine without giving up Apple’s best-in-class trackpad or just need to upgrade from the Magic Mouse that came with your M1 iMac, today’s discount is about as rare of an opportunity as you’ll find. Alongside all of the multi-touch features built into macOS, this features an edge-to-edge glass surface and Force Touch support for navigating your Mac or iPad. It recharges over Lightning and includes a woven USB-C cable in the box

Nanoleaf’s modular HomeKit lighting sets now on sale

After topping our holiday gift guide earlier this week, we are now tracking a series of notable discounts across Nanoleaf’s collection of modular HomeKit lighting starter kits and expansions. Leading the way, the new Elements Wood Look Smarter Kit is down to $229.99. Typically fetching $300, you’re looking at a new all-time low of $70 off and $20 below our previous mention.

Packed with all of the same modular and multicolor capabilities that the brand has been known for, Nanoleaf Elements delivers a refreshed wooden design that seeks to blend in more with your home decor. The Hexagon panels can be reconfigured in a variety of ways and deliver HomeKit control on top of Alexa and Assistant support. Nanoleaf also just rolled out Thread border router support for its Shapes lineup, which you can learn all about right here. You can get some additional insight in our announcement coverage

Marshall’s vinyl-wrapped Mode II earbuds hit Amazon low

Amazon now offers the Marshall Mode II True Wireless Earbuds for $153. Marking only the third notable price cut so far, today’s offer also delivers a new all-time low from its usual $180 going rate.

As Marshall’s first pair of true wireless earbuds, its Mode II deliver the brand’s signature vinyl-wrapped form and notable audio fidelity functionality to match. Its 5-hour battery life is complemented by an extra 20 thanks to the Qi-enabled charging case, as well as a transparency mode for passing through ambient audio. Not to mention IPX4 water-resistance and an in-ear design. Get a closer look at why these are some of my favorite earbuds on the market in our hands-on review.

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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