The Mac Mini M1 is up to $150 off, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 7, 2022
Updated 2022/01/07 at 5:38 PM

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Although the holidays are behind us, there are still some good tech deals floating around on the internet. While we probably won’t see the big discounts we’ve seen in November and December for a while, the deals currently available are noteworthy for this time of year. Several of Google’s smart devices are for sale, including the second-generation Nest Hub for $60 and the Nest Audio for $75. Apple’s Mac Mini M1 is just $600 for the base model, while the iPad Air is priced at $60. Here are the best tech deals this week that you can still get today.

Mac Mini M1

Apple Mac mini


The base Mac Mini M1 it’s $100 off thanks to a sale and an additional coupon, reducing it to $600. This model runs on the M1 chipset, along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This is Apple’s most affordable M1 machine, making it a good choice if you need an upgraded desktop. If you prefer to invest in a more powerful version, Adorama has the Mac Mini M1 with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $750, or $150 less than usual.

Buy the Mac Mini M1 at Amazon – $600
Buy the Mac Mini Mi1 (16GB) at Adorama – $750

iPad Air

2020 Apple iPad Air


THE 2020 iPad Air is on sale for $539 now, or $60 off its regular price. We give the tablet a score of 90 for its fast performance and WiFi speeds, healthy battery life, and an attractive, up-to-date design.

Buy iPad Air from Amazon – $539

Apple Watch Series 7

Apple Watch Series 7


The 45mm, GPS + Cell Phone Series 7 The smartwatch costs $120, bringing it down to a record low of $629. You’re getting the very best and latest from Apple in the Series 7, and we’ve given the Watch a score of 90 for its larger, charging screen faster and more useful than watchOS 8.

Buy Series 7 (45mm, GPS + Cell Phone) at Amazon – $629

10.2 inch iPad

Apple iPad Review Photos (2021)

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latest from Apple iPad with 256GB of storage and cellular connectivity it’s on sale for $579, or $30 off the regular price. This model got a score of 86 from us for its improved front camera, better performance and excellent battery life.

Buy the 10.2-inch iPad (256GB, Mobile) at Amazon – $579

24-inch iMac M1

2021 Apple iMac


the silver 24-inch iMac M1 it’s $50 cheaper than normal on Amazon, so you can get it for $1,249. We gave the thin and light desktop a score of 89 for its fast performance, impressive screen, and easy-to-move body.

Buy the 24-inch iMac M1 at Amazon – $1,249

Google Nest Audio

Google Nest Audio smart speaker on a wooden tablet next to a green plant, against a blue wall.


THE Nest Audio smart speaker dropped to $75, which is $25 off the regular price. While not as good as Black Friday’s price, it’s still a nice discount on one of our favorite smart speakers. It earned a score of 87 from us for its excellent audio quality, stereo mode and minimalist design. You can also take the Nest Mini for just $25.

Buy Nest Audio at Best Buy – $75
Buy Nest Audio at Adorama – $75

Google News Hub (2nd generation)

Photo from Google Nest Hub 2021 (2nd generation).  Image of Google's newest smart screen on a nightstand.

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the second generation Nest Hub was discounted to $60, or $40 off its regular price. That’s also just $10 more than it was during the holiday shopping season. We gave it a score of 89 for its beautiful 7-inch screen, improved performance and audio quality, and its new sleep tracking feature.

Buy the Nest Hub (2nd generation) at Best Buy – $60
Buy the Nest Hub (2nd generation) at Adorama – $60

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

Walmart has the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller for $140, or $40 off your regular price. That’s also just $5 more than Black Friday’s price, making it a good opportunity to buy a new controller at one of the best prices we’ve seen. This accessory has several premium features, including six adjustable tension thumbsticks, four oars, two D-pads and support for up to three custom profiles.

Buy Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 at Walmart – $140

New technology offerings

Fitbit Load 5

THE Load 5 The fitness tracker dropped to $130 on HSN, which is a return to Black Friday prices. We gave the wearable a score of 82 for its accurate GPS, improved design, and multi-day battery life.

Buy Charge 5 on HSN – $130

Logitech Streamcam

Logitech’s streaming-focused webcam, the Streamcamit’s on sale for $150. While it’s not a record low, it still costs $20 at its regular price and a decent deal. It has become our ultimate webcam guide thanks to its superb 1080p/60fps video quality, solid built-in microphones and the ability to record in either landscape or portrait orientation.

Buy Logitech Streamcam on Amazon – $150

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