The Best Black Friday Tech Deals (Because Supply Chain Issues Are No Match For Your Gifting Mojo)
The weather may be unseasonably warm and holiday gatherings surprisingly light on family tension, but one thing that's predictably the same this year: The annual massive Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on electronics. Tech is always one of the star categories for the shopping event and this year you can clean up on everything from massive TVs ($200 off) to Beats by Dr. Dre headphones (at more than half off) to a robot vacuum (reduced by $250). With all the special circumstances involved in shopping this year, Black Friday sales might be your best shot for purchasing gifts online in time for the holidays. Our advice? Don’t procrastinate! To get the ball rolling, we’ve rounded up 19 of the best Black Friday tech deals that you'll want to snap up at slashed prices.
1. iRobot Roomba i4+
It’s no surprise that this robot vacuum is a top seller: 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. Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
An adaptive noise cancelling innovation on these prestige wireless headphones mean they keep the sound crisp and clear whether you're Zooming in the living room or zoning out to a movie in-flight. And these last up to 40 hours on one charge.
3. Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch
This voice-controlled smart watch wants to do your bidding: create alarms, set bedtime reminders or check the weather...all you have to do is ask. And finally, you'll be able to keep track of your sleep quality scores to optimize your rest.
5. ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 Laptop
This combination laptop and tablet has a fingerprint sensor and the 14-inch wide view touch screen is viewable in four view modes: tablet, tent, stand and laptop. Plus the screen is designed with a 178-degree viewing angle for maximum entertainment viewing enjoyment.
6. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbud Headphones
If so much WFH has taught us anything, it’s that peace and quiet is priceless (and so, so necessary). With Zoom meetings and music and television going on in every corner of the house, a new pair of in-ear headphones are the only thing that will dependably keep your sanity intact. Add these to the top of your list and send your hubs this article as a major hint.
7. Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote
TV viewing habits, prepare to be rocked after deploying this simple streaming device that lets you use your voice to get Alexa to play anything on offer, in cinematic Dolby sound with ultra HD resolution. After the easy install (you just plug in behind your TV, turn on the TV, and connect to the internet), you can not only stream entertainment to your heart's content, but dim the lights, stream music and otherwise control your smart home everything.
10. Mebak Deep Tissue Massage Gun
Sporty types and stress balls alike will appreciate this percussive massage gun that has five speeds and seven attachments to find just the right touch. Bonus: the 35 dB to 50 dB output means users can stream their favorite program while massaging.
12. Samsung 65“ Class Q80A Series QLED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV
What is Black Friday for if not to buy a giant, living-room dominating television? Fulfill your destiny as an entertainment inebriate with this high-quality number that has a QLED screen to display video and pictures in crystal-clear 4K with deeper blacks and crisper whites.
13. 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.
14. Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Wired Stereo Gaming Over-the-Ear Headphones
The gel-infused ear cups allow all those other players' footsteps and explosions to be crystal clear, while the microphone means the wearer won't have to bark—well, not too forcefully, anyway—to strategize with his teammates.
15. GOTRAX Apex Adult Electric Scooter
Featuring speeds of up to 15.5 mph and a max range of 15 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 220 pounds.
16. Amazon Echo Show 8
"Alexa, video call Grandma" alone is worth the cost of this 8-inch countertop video speaker. But you can also use it as a video picture frame, set alarms and timers and check the traffic and weather as you head out. And it's all easy to turn on and off with the press of a button.
17. Nest Wifi Mesh Router and 1 point with Google Assistant (2 pack)
This router and access point set gives you 3,800-square-foot coverage of strong broadband with features including wifi security, the ability to handle hundreds of connected devices at once and the ultimate power: to shut the kids' internet access down when it's time for bed.
18. Ring Alarm 5-piece kit (2nd Gen)
Condos and apartments are well suited to this home security kit, which includes one base station, one keypad, one contact sensor, one motion detector and one range extender. It's customizable, unobtrusive and best of all, if anything is tripped after youve set it live, you get an immediate report via the Ring app.
19. FAO Schwarz Piano Dance Mat
It's a battery-powered piano keyboard. That you walk on. And it's a 58 x 17 inch mat that rolls out on the floor. Any questions? Good, then we'll be re-watching that famous floor piano scene from Big and making a TikTok with our niece set to "Chopsticks," in case anyone's looking for us.