MagSafe gear, a 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro for $1,400, and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 are all currently $50 off

As the first week of 2024 comes to an end, a perfect deals for anyone trying to hit New Year’s solutions has arrived on Apple Watch Ultra 2. The wearable is now back from the dead with a $50 discount attached, to join Apple’s latest 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro starting at $1,400. Plus, there’s Belkin’s 15W MagSafe pad at the lowest price yet. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 is back from the dead with a $50 discount
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has had quite the wild ride over the past month with the Masimo debacle, as the wearable was pulled from shelves only to return shortly after. It’s now starting off the year with an Amazon discount that brings nearly every model down to $749 shipped. Back from the dead, it’s $50 off the usual $799 price tag for helping you hit all of those New Year’s fitness resolutions with a suite of fitness tracking intel that won’t even cost you full price. It’s at the third-best price to date, as well, and marks one of the first times we’ve seen just about all the styles included in the savings at once. 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. 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. If hiking, snowboarding, or any other more dedicated workout is on your to-do list for 2024, then Apple Watch Ultra 2 is sure to help monitor your health along the way.

Apple’s latest 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro starts at $1,400
Amazon has the second-best price on Apple’s latest 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro. The entry-level configuration with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM now sells for $1,400 for the new Space Gray style. That’s down from the usual $1,599 price tag and marking only the third chance to save since being released back in November. Today’s deal comes within $1 of the Amazon all-time low at $199 off, and has only been beaten once before. We also just took a hands-on look at how the new Space Black package from Apple stacks up. 

Apple is back with its latest MacBook Pros, refreshing the same physical form-factors with improved performance. You’ll find a familiar and best-in-class Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion 120Hz refresh rates and P3 wide color gamut support, but this time there’s extra brightness that climbs up to 1,600 nits. Then there’s the new M3 chip this time around, which marks the company’s first 3nm processor so far.

It has an 8-core CPU at the base, and comes backed by a 10-core GPU with its companion 16-core Neural Engine, all of which combines to offer Apple’s best performance yet from a mobile chip. Otherwise, there’s still Thunderbolt ports, an 8K HDMI output, and SD card slot.

Dock your iPhone 15 and AirPods Pro on Belkin’s 15W MagSafe pad
Amazon is now offering the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 MagSafe Pad for $61. This is $19 off the usual $80 going rate and a new all-time low to start off 2024. It’s an extra $17 off the price tag we saw previously, as well. Belkin’s recent 2-in-1 MagSafe charger is a bit more streamlined of an addition to your nightstand, featuring a flat design that lets you top off an iPhone 15 right next to AirPods Pro 2. There’s full 15W MagSafe on the left pad, and then a 5W Qi charger on the right hand side. Our launch coverage fully breaks it down, too.

Anker’s 240W Bio USB-C cables are made from recycled plastics
Anker’s official Amazon storefront now offers its Bio-Braided 6-foot USB-C Cable for $14. This is 20% off the usual $18 going rate and marking one of the best prices we’ve ever seen. It comes within cents of the all-time low from last fall, and has only been beaten once before. These Anker Bio-Braided cables offer a more environmentally-conscious alternative to your typical braided nylon cables with a design comprised of 40% plant-based materials like corn and sugar cane. This model can dish out 240W of power, so it’s capable of charging both iPhone 15 and MacBooks alike, as well as tons of other gadgets.

Anker also continues the more environmentally-friendly build over to its standard Bio-Based USB-C Cable. This one sells for $15 for a 6-foot release thanks to today’s discount, trading in the braided nylon-like build for a rubbery material. You’d normally pay $19, with today’s offer saving you $4 in order to pair your new iPhone 15 with a cable made from 40% plant-based materials, including corn and sugarcane. Despite being easier on the Earth with the more conscious construction, it still holds up to the daily wear and tear with a build that we wrote home about in a recent Tested with 9to5Toys review of the Lightning version. It can support up to 240W charging speeds, too, just like the braided model above.

elago’s Macintosh-themed MagSafe charging stand refreshes your nightstand
Did you just get an official MagSafe charger for Christmas? elago’s official Amazon storefront is now offering its just-released MS M4 Charging Stand for the best price yet to dress up the accessory with some classic Macintosh vibes. The new accessory now sells for $17. Normally fetching $27, today’s offer arrives as only the second discount and a new all-time low. It’s now $5 off, and beats the launch discount we covered right when it debuted at the end of November. Our recent Tested with 9to5Toys review offers a closer, hands-on look at what to expect.

The conversation with the new elago MS M4 Charging Stand really has to start with its design, which draws inspiration from the original Apple Macintosh. The beige design looks like a miniature Mac, and turns your official MagSafe charger into a StandBy mount for your iPhone 15. It can support all of Apple’s latest handsets, regardless of if you’re still rocking one of the mini releases or have a newer Pro Max smartphone. The MS M4 is made of a soft silicone material that won’t scratch your device, either.

Best trade-in deals
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