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 ($1,500 off) to Beats by Dr. Dre headphones (at more than half off) to a robot vacuum (reduced by $400). Our advice? Don’t procrastinate! Black Friday is November 25 this year but the deals are starting early. 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.
The 19 Best Black Friday Tech Sales to Shop Now—Including AirPods, Samsung TVs and More
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What Are the Best Black Friday Tech Deals?
Big retailers save their juiciest deals for the holidays, and we're seeing amazing discounts at Best Buy, Samsung and Amazon, of course. Here, a quick hit list (then read on for more):
- Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones (Now $150, reduced from $350)
- iRobot Roomba i7+ (Now $500, reduced from $900)
- Amazon 75" Class Omni Series 4K Smart TV (Now $750, reduced from $1,100)
- Apple 10.2-Inch iPad (2021) (Now $270, reduced from $329)
- JBL Tune Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (Now $50, reduced from $100)
1. Apple AirPods Pro
All you need to know is that the noise-cancelation feature on these AirPods blocks out outside sounds and is a total game-changer when working from home—and there are four ear tips sizes (XS, S, M, L) to make sure you get the best fit. "[The] noise reduction mode delivers shockingly well," one reviewer attests. "It does a very good job of shutting out ambient noise. Someone watching TV in the background? Significantly muted. HVAC/fan/PC noise? Gone."
Universally hailed as one of the best iRobot robot vacuums, this model uses the brand's "smart mapping technology" to memorize the layout of your home. One reviewer appreciates the easy digital interface with her "Rosie the Roomba," writing "the app shows where the trouble ‘dirtier’ spots are and it will spend more time on those areas I have hard wood floors and is able to easily go on from the floor to the carpets, even over the high bathroom threshold and the bath mat."
"This one for me has the best design" among electronic doorbells, writes one reviewer. "I also love how they give you different color Faceplates so you can choose from four different colors such as silver, black, etc. The ring circle is white and is lit up the whole time. When pressed, it changes to a rotating blue. You get instant notification once a motion is detected or the doorbell is pressed." This, and its Alexa compatibility earn this DIY wired doorbell more than 32, 000 five-star ratings.
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 that has a next-to-invisible bezel for a to-the-edge picture. in a wafer thin body (.7 inches, to be precise), this crowd-pleasing TV displays video and pictures in crystal-clear 8K with deeper blacks and crisper whites.
5. Shark HyperAir IQ Hair Dryer
Ultra-fast hair drying with no heat damage is the promise of this dryer which deploys high-velocity heated and ionized air to make styling speedier and better (because negative ions help smooth and de-frizz hair). This dryer's unique one-two punch of high-speed air with negative ions makes it suitable for straight, wavy, curly and coily hair...i.e., this is the ideal gift for every beauty devotee on your list.
6. Roku Streaming Stick 4K
Plug this into the back of your TV with a simple setup to start streaming all the channels—Disney plus, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV plus, Netflix, Sling, Hulu. Bonus: your voice assistant works with it, so Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant is on it.
"Alexa, turn on the baseball game." That's the functionality you'll enjoy with this voice-enabled tech that requires no remote to watch. High-contrast color and 4k definition are part of the wow factor here, along with the screen's super-size, which makes it perfect as a family room centerpiece.
7. Apple 10.2-Inch iPad (2021)
Between Apple's vivd Retina display, the 8MP-wide back camera and 12MP-wide front camera and stereo speakers, this tablet gets our vote for best family gift for the grandparents and / or kids. That way, odds are you'll be able to snag it to binge a favorite program for a little self-care time.
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.
10. Galaxy Z Flip4
We tested the Galaxy Z Flip phone, and while we found there was a bit of a learning curve, the lightweight—183 grams—and compact design, which can fold up and down (similar to a flip phone) made it worth every penny. "The foldable design helps with multitasking because it gives you the option to use the top and bottom half of the phone as two separate screens," PureWow beauty director Jenny Jin explains. "I found this feature to be especially handy when I want to, say, read the news (or a story about the best gel nail polishes) on the top of the screen, while doing a quick scroll of Twitter on the bottom. Or watch a YouTube video, while texting a friend back without having to toggle between apps."
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.
12. 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.
The battery life on these earbuds exceeds eight hours, so you can be listening to music or taking calls for hours without being distracted by outside calls. One reviewer enthuses: "These earbuds are fantastic. With the JBL app, they can cancel out noises completely or say if you are on a flight, they can make sure you can hear what you are listening to and also hear if the person next to you talks so you can respond." What's more, these are water resistant and sweatproof.
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.
Upgrade your in-law’s usual Christmas Eve tradition of holiday movies by the tree with this surround-sound device that delivers spacious sound with their TV shows, movies and music.
16. 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.
17. Razer - Kraken Ultimate Wired THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset
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.
18. Google Nest Wifi
This wifi router gives you 4,400-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.
Condos and apartments are well suited to this home security kit, which trips an alarm and notifies you via app if you have an attempted break-in or other suspicious activity near doors and windows where you set it up. This kit includes one base station, one keypad, one contact sensor, one motion detector and one range extender. It's customizable and able to be enhanced (for example, you can buy remote Ring monitoring with 24/7 emergency police, fire and medical response, alarm cellular backup and more for a monthly fee of $20) and unobtrusive.
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