Apple Watch Ultra 2 now $69 off, Beats Studio Buds+ $130, Belkin’s new 15W MagSafe stand $100, more – 9to5Mac

Friday has a fresh batch of discounts live in the Apple world, with a chance to wrap up Apple Watch Ultra 2 under your Christmas tree for less at $730. As nice as this $69 discount is, there’s additional savings to be had as the Beats Studio Buds+ fall down to $130 in a new come in a new Cosmic Silver design. Plus, the first discount yet is live on Belkin’s new BoostCharge Pro 15W 2-in-1 MagSafe stand as it hits $100. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Amazon is now offering the Apple Watch Ultra 2 for $730. Today’s discount applies to the model with a Trail Loop band, and drops from the usual $799 price tag. It’s matching the all-time low for only the second-ever time and is $69 off. We last saw today’s sale price over the Thanksgiving Week festivities, and now the savings are back for those last-minute gifts. We break down the new addition to Apple’s fitness stable in our launch coverage, and explore what’s different this time around below the fold.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 arrives as the second-generation rugged wearable from Apple with a few upgrades over its predecessor. Everything rests within the same elevated case as before, with a more distinct side module that encompasses the usual Digital Crown, as well as a secondary, customizable action button to round out the form-factor adjustments. There is the new S9 chip at the center of the experience, which also happens to power the new pinch gesture recognition tech for one-handed interactions.

The second-best price yet is now live on the new Beats Studio Buds+ at Amazon. That is, if you don’t mind socring the new Cosmic Silver stylings. That more recent colorway is down to $130 from its usual $170 price tag. It’s the second-best offer we’ve seen at within $10 of the all-time low set on Cyber Monday. It has only sold for less once before in the past, too. We’re still waiting for all of the colorways to go on sale – including that slick new transparent design – but if you’re not too picky on the design, you can lock-in one of the lowest prices yet. 

Beats Studio Buds+ just launched back in May and arrive as the latest listening experience from Beats. Notable features include improved ANC and transparency modes, which are complemented by upgraded microphones and the slick designed build. There’s 36 hours of listening for good measure, and everything else you can read about in our hands-on review.

Belkin just launched a new BoostCharge Pro 15W MagSafe Charger earlier in the fall, and now the first chance to save on it is live. The 2-in-1 stand would typically run you $130, but now it drops down to $100. That’s $30 off and the very first chance to save on this new release that will begin shipping later this month. We break it down below the fold and over in our launch coverage.

Belkin’s new 2-in-1 charging dock takes a more premium build to its iPhone and Apple Watch charging abilities with an organic design that’s covered in a silicone exterior. It has a 15W main MagSafe pad that can hold your iPhone 15 both vertically and horizontally for StandBy, and even folds down into a more flat stand for docking a pair of earbuds. Around the back of the Belkin BoostCharge Pro then is an Apple Watch fast charging puck to round out the experience. Oh! And you’re also getting the charger and cable in the box for a complete charging kit right out of the packaging.

If you missed out on the Black Friday discount, another chance to score the best price ever on Apple’s 10th Gen 10.9-inch iPad has returned. Now live on Amazon, the savings kick off at $349 shipped for the Wi-Fi 64GB model in all four colors. This is $100 off the usual $449 price tag and marking a return to the all-time low for only the second time. We’ve only seen this low price back over Thanksgiving Week, and now it has returned just ahead of the holidays. You can also save on the 256GB model at $499, down from its $599 going rate. Get a closer look in our launch coverage.

Apple’s latest 10.9-inch iPad was just refreshed right before winter with a more colorful design and more mid-range specs that make this quite the compelling alternative to the more Pro side of the lineup. Powered by the A14 Bionic chip, the whole experience is centered around a 10-inch Liquid Retina display backed by True Tone. Then packed within that new form-factor are many of the staples we’ve come to expect like Touch ID in the power button, a 12MP UltraWide camera with Center Stage that now arrives in a design that’s dedicated more towards landscape usage, as well as Wi-Fi and 5G for more flexible connectivity.

Amazon celebrates AirPods Max’s third birthday with $99 discount

Time flies huh? Amazon today is celebrating the third anniversary since AirPods Max were announced with a discount on Apple’s hi-fi headphones. The premium cans now sell for $449.99 shipped in several styles, dropping down from the usual $549 price tag. This is $99 off and marking a return to the Black Friday price we saw last month. There haven’t been all too many AirPods Max price cuts over the past several months, with today’s only being the second since the start of summer. It also comes at the perfect time to celebrate the third birthday of Apple’s high-end headphones.

Maybe now that the terrible twos are over people will start remembering how good these headphones are. Apple’s H1 chip kicks off AirPods Max and helps enable the best-in-class active noise cancellation that pairs with Spatial Audio alongside 20-hour playback, and Hey Siri support. Not to mention, you’ll find as premium of a design as they come which is comprised of aluminum, a knit-mesh canopy, and memory foam ear cushions. Since launch back in the winter of 2020, AirPods Max have faced some fallout for the hard to swallow price tag, but today’s price cut offers a chance to score Apple’s flagship listening experience for far less than retail price. Get all of the details in our hands-on review.

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