Apple’s latest Max Studio now $200 off, M3 MacBook Air pre-orders, more – 9to5Mac

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The first discount in months is now taking $200 off Apple’s latest M2 Max Mac Studio as part of today’s best deals. It comes joined by a new all-time low on Apple Watch Ultra 2 – if you act fast before it sells out – as well as the first chance to save on Satechi’s new dark grey SM1 Slim mechanical keyboard at $85. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Before you go shop any of today’s best Apple deals, don’t forget that the new M3 MacBook Airs are now available for pre-order. The 13-inch model starts at $1,099, while its larger 15-inch counterpart sells for $1,299. Both ship this Friday, March 8.

B&H is offering one of the first chances to save on the latest M2 Max Mac Studio. The latest high-end headless Mac drops to $1,799 with 32GB of memory and 512GB of storage from its usual $1,999 price tag. This is $200 off and matches our previous mention from back over Black Friday. It’s the first chance to save since, too. Today’s offer comes joined by the 1TB model at $2,049, down from $2,199. 

Apple’s all-new M2 Max Mac Studio comes outfitted with the latest in Apple Silicon that starts with a higher-end 12-core CPU than its predecessor. There’s the same 16-core Neural engine on board, as well as improved performance in the GPU, as well. It sits within the same taller form-factor as before, which enables the inclusion of some added I/O like four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-C slots, 10Gb Ethernet jack, and more. If you’re not even thinking about that shiny new Mac Pro, but still need a higher-end machine from Apple, the new M2 Max Mac Studio is easily the best bet, especially with some extra savings attached.

Satechi’s official Amazon storefront now offers its new SM1 Slim Mechanical Keyboard for $85. This discounts the just-released Dark Grey style, which launched at the very end of February after the original version debuted at CES 2024 in January. Today’s price cut is $15 off the usual $100 price tag, the only discount on this model, and comes within $5 of the only other price cut that was live at launch for the light grey version. We break down what to expect in our launch coverage, too.

The new Satechi SM1 Slim joins the company’s other Bluetooth keyboards and enters with a very fresh design that’s unlike any of its other peripherals. Most of the previous releases looked to emulate the look and feel of Apple’s own keyboards, and now its newest is taking a more unique approach with a mechanical build. It still works with your Mac just the same, and even has backlighting so you can type in the dark – a feature that can work for 16.5 hours thanks to the built-in battery. Disabling the lighting will net you 2 months of use between charges. 

Sonos is now offering the Arc SL Smart Soundbar with AirPlay 2 for $509. Today’s offer applies to a certified refurbished model that comes backed by the company’s same 2-year warranty. This drops from the original $799 price tag for a new condition unit and lands at an all-time low. It’s $290 off and only the second time we have seen pricing drop this low. Head below for a closer look.

Arriving as one of the brand’s most capable smart soundbars, Sonos Arc SL delivers eleven drivers in a sleek design for delivering a streamlined home theater setup with Dolby Atmos alongside all of the other staples of the ecosystem. That includes AirPlay 2 support, Trueplay audio, surround sound support, and integration with the rest of the Sonos speaker lineup. With this being the SL version, it lacks a built-in microphone but otherwise has all of the same features as the main model.

Amazon now offers the Eve Motion Sensor with HomeKit and Matter for $40. You’ll need to clip the on-page coupon to lock-in the savings. This is down from the usual $50 price tag and saving you 20%. It’s a new all-time low that’s $5 under our previous mention from Black Friday, and is one of the first chances to save so far. Today’s discount matches the value of buying in a 3-pack, just without having to pay $120 for the whole bundle. Dive into our hands-on review to see why they’re our favorite smart motion sensor around. 

If you’re ready to supercharge your smart home, then the Eve Motion sensors are the perfect option. Having three means you can really make your smart lighting smart, with automations that allow your bulbs to turn on when movement is detected or turned off when there’s no activity for a certain duration. On top of just being able to sense motion, there’s also an onboard light sensor, which also gets exposed to your HomeKit setup via Thread or Matter.

Sorry folks – Apple Watch Ultra 2 sold out 🙁 we warned ya!

Amazon is now offering a new all-time low on Apple Watch Ultra 2. The company’s newest ultra-rugged smartwatch now drops down to $664 for the titanium style with an Alpine Loop band. You’d normally pay $799, with today’s offer saving you $135. It’s an extra $65 under our previous mention from last month at $729 and marks the first time we’ve seen it under $700 – let alone anywhere close to today’s best-ever discount. We break down the new addition to Apple’s fitness stable in our launch coverage.

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. Then, there are all the new additions. You’ll find the latest S9 chip at the center of the experience, which also happens to power the new pinch gesture recognition tech for one-handed interactions.

This model also includes a Blood Oxygen sensor on top of its heart rate, ECG, sleep, and exercise tracking.

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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