Deals: Exclusive Twelve South HiRise Duet Discount, Nest at Best Buy, and More

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MacRumors and Twelve South have partnered up again this week, offering our readers the chance to get the accessory maker's HiRise Duet charging stand for $30 off its original price of $119.99. The HiRise Duet is a combination charging stand that supports both the iPhone and Apple Watch, with an integrated Lightning charger for iPhone and iPad, as well as a Magnetic Charging Disc for the Apple Watch, all of which are powered by a single AC cable.

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To get the discount, head over to Twelve South's official Amazon page for the HiRise Duet, add the dock to your cart, and enter the promo code 30DUET during checkout. For Amazon Prime members with free two-day shipping, this marks the stand down to $89.99 from $119.99, excluding tax. The MacRumors exclusive HiRise Duet code will run through Saturday, April 28, so be sure to take advantage of the deal before that date if you're interested. Twelve South notes that this is the largest discount it has ever offered on the HiRise Duet.

In other deals happening today, Best Buy is discounting both the Nest Learning Thermostat and lower-cost Nest Thermostat E, but only for My Best Buy members. If you have an account, you can get the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $199.99, down from $249.99, and the Nest Thermostat E for $139.00, down from $169.00. Best Buy's sale prices are some of the best deals online for Nest's thermostats this week, coming in about $10 to $20 cheaper than Amazon and Walmart.

Also notable is Belkin's first discount on the Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, compatible with Apple's iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. United States users can get the Qi mat for 20 percent off through May 12, with the accessory priced at $47.99, down from $59.99. Sales on the device are also hitting Amazon, where Belkin's official store has the Boost Up mat for $44.99 as of writing. Belkin's Qi accessory was one of the devices promoted by Apple following the debut of the new iPhones last year, along with Mophie, but on Apple.com the Boost Up device remains $59.95.

For more information on the latest sales happening this week -- including $200 off select MacBook Pro models at Best Buy -- be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

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30 months ago
That HiRise is not easy on the eyes.
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30 months ago

I really want to switch back to Nest because I loved it at our old house. I'm just hesitant because they're now owned by Google, they don't support HomeKit, and my new house is bigger so I need temperature sensors. Do they have temperature sensors yet? Their smart scheduling system is a lot better than Ecobee and the software seemed to be much better designed without errors. TBH I don't use HomeKit a lot with my thermostat as it just runs. If I ever need to tweak the temperature it's not a big deal to open an app. Do they support Apple Watch and iOS widgets yet? I'm also beginning to accept the fact that HomeKit will likely never have the best options for home automation.

Smart sensors are available for pre-order: https://nest.com/thermostats/nest-temperature-sensor/overview/

There is an Apple Watch app, as I recall, but I don't use it. There is no iOS widget yet. I also have several Nest cameras so it was easier for my family members to stay in the Nest ecosystem with an app they're already familiar with. The lack of HomeKit compatibility didn't deter me from getting the Nest thermostats. As inconsistent as Siri is with understanding commands, even if the Nest was HomeKit-compatible, it would probably be faster for me to open the Nest app and set the temperature myself.
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