From Electric Scooters to Apple Watches, 15 Tech Gadgets That Are Officially Black Friday Steals
This year has been full of surprises, but one thing we can guarantee is massive Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on electronics. And this isn’t just wishful thinking—tech has consistently been one of the most discounted categories for the shopping event in the past and this year is the same. If you didn’t have any luck during Amazon Prime Day in October, fear not, because the deals on everything from TVs to headphones are aplenty in November. But we must warn you: Due to snafus in shipping times thanks to Covid-related delays, Black Friday weekend might be your last shot for purchasing gifts online in time for the holidays. Our advice? Don’t procrastinate! To get the ball rolling, we’ve rounded up 15 popular tech products that are at buy-now sale prices.
1. iRobot Roomba
It’s no surprise that this robot vacuum was a top seller during Amazon Prime Day. Who doesn’t want immaculately clean floors with minimal effort? This smart device cleans both carpets and hardwood floors with an auto-adjust cleaning head that automatically adapts to whatever surface it’s on. Not near the dock to press start? Just ask Google Assistant or Alexa to start cleaning.
2. Dyson HP01 Pure Hot + Cool 800 Sq. Ft Air Purifier, Heater and Fan
Is your sister always cold in the winter and hot in the summer? This sleek air purifier from Dyson will definitely help her body temp woes. Not only can it be used to purify the air in a 800-square-foot space, but it’s also a trusty space heater and blade-less fan. Yup, you’re about to receive the favorite sibling award.
3. Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro
If this year has taught us anything, it’s that peace and quiet is priceless (and so, so necessary). With Zoom meetings going on in every corner of the house, a new pair of in-ear headphones are the only thing that will keep your sanity intact through 2021. Add these to the top of your list and send your hubs this article as a major hint.
4. Apple Watch Series 6
Your best friend relies on her Apple Watch for everything from step tracking to workout playlists, but she’s been rocking the same one since 2017. Up her watch game with the newest model that boasts high-tech capabilities like built-in apps that measure her blood oxygen levels and heart rhythm. Just be mentally prepared when she decides to run a virtual half marathon this spring—and shares all the nitty gritty details with you.
5. Kindle Oasis
Your dad is used to reading two books a week, but with Covid restrictions, getting to the library has become a bit of a challenge. Gift him the newest addition to the Kindle family, which features an adjustable warm light to save his tired eyes from overstimulation, a seven-inch Paperwhite display, an ergonomic design with page turn buttons and waterproofing that protects against coffee spills. Load a few new books on there before wrapping it, for double the surprise.
6. Hover 1 Electric Scooter
Featuring speeds of up to 15 mph and a max range of nine miles, this scooter comes with everything you need to ride, and it folds to fit in the car to take with you. Just prepare for everyone from the 'rents to the cousins to want to use it—it's super lightweight, yet supports up to 264 pounds. (And show how responsible you are by including the matching helmet.)
7. Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Device
Your CrossFit-obsessed brother hasn’t been able to get a deep tissue massage since March. This massage gun is the next best thing for his sore muscles. Theragun’s quietest device to date uses a proprietary brushless motor with QuietForce Technology to relieve pain, accelerate recovery and improve performance without waking the entire house up.
8. Samsung 75“ Class The Frame QLED 4K UHD HDR Smart TV (2020)
Your wife loves a good Netflix marathon, but doesn’t love what a giant TV does for the living room’s aesthetic. The solution? This 75-inch TV that looks like a piece of art when it’s not in use. The QLED screen displays video and pictures in crystal-clear 4K and you can even customize the bezel in the color of your choice to ensure it fits her décor aesthetic. The best part? It’s already on mega sale, if you just can’t risk waiting until Black Friday.
9. The Mirror
On the flip side, if your S.O. is looking for a piece of art that doubles as a personal trainer (say, what?), then this virtual fitness studio is sure to impress. It appears to be a stylish full-length mirror to the naked eye, but as soon as you fire it up, it turns the living room into a yoga studio, boxing gym, HIIT class and so much more. That bare wall is about to experience a major upgrade.
10. Ring Video Doorbell
Mom can now see who is at the door from her smartphone or tablet, via the doorbell or even just the Ring's movement sensor. She'll appreciate the four customizable faceplates that the device comes with, because now the latest tech can match the rest of her home's carefully manicured appeal.
11. Sonos Beam Sound Bar, Wireless Music System
Upgrade your in-law’s usual Christmas Eve tradition of holiday movies by the tree with this compact device that delivers spacious sound with their TV shows, movies and music. And rock their world by turning them on to voice command with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay; soon they'll be adding multi-room functionality.
12. Bose SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker II
It’s a good thing this speaker is portable, because your dad is going to want to bring it on every camping trip in 2021. It pairs easily with voice prompts via Bluetooth and runs up to eight hours on a single charge. Plus, he can use it as a speakerphone for conference calls while he’s working from home.
13. Aura Mason Digital Picture Frame
Regular picture frames are so 2019. This year gift the newlyweds on your list a digital frame like this one, which has unlimited storage, super sharp resolution and intuitive syncing capabilities.
14. Galazy S20 FE 5G
Upgrade your dad to the fastest smartphone available, because he's been hanging on to his same old phone forever now. And mom will appreciate how his photos will improve, thanks to the pro-grade, triple lens camera.
15. Jabra Elite Active In-Ear Headphones
Has this year's social distancing put the kibosh on your sister's exercise class habit? Gift her the ability to hear that thumping beat during her outdoor excursions with these wireless headphones coated with a special grip so they really stay in place during running or hardcore training. And superfast charging means you plug them in for as little as 15 minutes for a whole hour of action.