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Black Friday is here, and companies have started breaking out all the stops to make sure you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop.
Early holiday shopping is more important than ever due to supply and shipping constraints as a result of COVID-19. Luckily, we’ve rounded up all the best tech deals for you, so you can get gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself), while saving a lot of money in the process.
We’ll be updating this list frequently, so be sure to check back again to get news on all the latest deals.
1. MacBook Air, $849 ($150 Off)
The MacBook Air is currently Apple’s thinnest, lightest laptop, which makes it a great choice for students, or anyone working in a hybrid environment.
This machine sports Apple’s M1 processor, which is powerful enough to make the MacBook Air capable of resource-intensive tasks like 4K video editing. The configuration we’re recommending has 8GB of RAM (memory) and 256GB of storage.
Apple never discounts its gear, which makes Amazon’s current deal stand out. The site is also offering a $150 discount on a model of the MacBook Air that has double the storage.
2. JBL 115TWS Earbuds, $29.95 ($40 Off)
JBL has unveiled its full Black Friday sale, but the one that but the deal that stood out to us is its $40 discount on the 115TWS earbuds.
These buds last up to eight hours per charge (three more than Apple’s AirPods), and feature JBL’s Pure Bass sound for tight low-end performance. Normally $70, these earbuds are a steal for $30, and a great stocking stuffer for music fans.
3. Amazon Echo, $59.99 ($40 Off)
Amazon’s latest Echo smart speaker is its best one yet. This fourth-generation model has an all-new circular design, and an updated speaker system that sounds a lot better than before.
Like all of Amazon’s speakers, this Echo works with Alexa, the company’s smart assistant. This allows you to use the Echo hands free to request songs from your favorite services, control smart home accessories, and more.
Typically $99.99, the Echo (4th Gen) is down to $59.99, which is its lowest price ever.
4. Blink Mini $19.99 ($15 Off)
The Blink Mini is a 1080P smart security camera that can fit in the palm of your hand. It has an infrared mode to record clear video in the dark, and sends your phone a notification each time its motion sensor is triggered. You can get a live view from the camera at all times through Blink’s app (iOS and Android) for free, or pay a monthly fee to store video clips in the cloud. Right now you can get a Blink Mini camera for under $20, which is the best price we’ve seen yet.
5. DJI Mavic Mini Combo, $298 ($200 Off)
DJI’s Mavic Mini Combo is the perfect drone for most people — it collapses down to a backpack friendly size, records 2.7K footage, and has a total flight time 30 minutes. This combo includes three batteries, a carrying case, charger, and quadcopter attachment. If you’re shopping for a techie gift, don’t miss this deal.
6. Fire TV Stick 4K, $35 ($15 Off)
If you want to make your TV smart (or smarter), you shouldn’t miss Amazon’s deal on its Fire Stick 4K. This gadget allows you to stream video up to 4K, and supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the latest video and audio technologies, to ensure great picture and sound.
The Fire TV Stick 4K also works with Alexa, Amazon’s smart assistant, which allows you to search for the content you want with your voice. Amazon’s gear typically sells out around the holidays, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this deal doesn’t last long.
7. PhoneSoap 3, $56 ($24 Off)
Your phone’s screen is probably the dirtiest surface you touch on a daily basis, but you can clean it off easily using the PhoneSoap 3, which is currently $24 off. This tool uses UV light to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria (including some that can get you sick) without the risk of damaging your device.
8. AirPods Pro, $159 ($90 Off)
The AirPods basically invented the true wireless earbuds category, and they’re $52 off on Amazon right now.
They may be two years old, but the AirPods Pro are still among the top true wireless earbuds on the market because of their surprisingly good active noise cancellation, solid five-hour battery life, and overall build quality.
Recent software updates have made them an even better buy by introducing features like Spatial Audio (3D surround sound) and Find My (the ability to track where they are in an iPhone app).
9. Eufy RoboVac 30C Max, $189.99 ($110 Off)
Eufy’s RoboVac 30C Max can save you time by cleaning your home’s floors for you, and it’s down to its lowest price in months for a limited time. The vacuum’s sensors allow it to navigate around obstacles in your home, and detect particularly dirty areas, so it knows where to clean.
The RoboVac 30C Max lasts over and and a half per charge, and will automatically return to its dock when the battery runs low. You can control it via an app on your phone, or Amazon’s Alexa, which allows it to clean on your schedule.
10. LG SL4Y Soundbar, $149.99 ($130 Off)
Best Buy has listed hundreds of early Black Friday deals, but this discount on LG’s SL4Y soundbar is especially good. The 2.1 (stereo + subwoofer) audio system will be a big improvement over the speakers in your TV, but won’t take up a lot of space.
We also like that this soundbar supports Bluetooth, so you can use it as a speaker for music listening in addition to TV and movie watching. It’s the complete package for an excellent price.
11. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Up to $400 Off)
Microsoft is having a number of deals this year on their top-rated laptops and hybrid tablets, including their ultra-light and versatile Surface Pro 7, now up to $400 off. Perfect for working from home (or the yard, or the couch), even though you can pick it up and go, the Intel Core processor gives you laptop-level performance all day long.
Zoom calling is also a breeze with with spectacular audio and video with far-field StudioMics, Dolby Audio sound, and HD cameras. Whether for work, remote learning, or gaming, the Surface Pro 7 is small but mighty.
12. TCL 4K TV, $279 ($80 Off)
TCL’s 43-inch 4K TV is an incredible value at just $280. The TV has a Roku built in, which means you can stream your favorite movies and TV shows without plugging in a media streamer. Beyond its high resolution, this TV supports HDR (high dynamic range) for better color reproduction, and ample HDMI ports for game consoles, stereo receivers and more.
TCL’s TV is a good value at its original $350 price, but it’s a bargain at its sale price.
13. Razer Kishi, $45 ($25 Off)
The Razer Kishi is an accessory that turns your smartphone into a Nintendo Switch-like game console. The controller attaches to the top and bottom of your phone, and draws power from its charging port (USB-C on Android, Lightning on iPhone), so you never have to charge it.
In our experience, the Kishi worked very well when playing games from a variety of genres. The controller’s joysticks felt smooth, and the buttons had just the right amount of give when pushed. If you use your phone to game on the go, this $25 discount on the Razer Kishi shouldn’t be missed.
14. Sony WF-1000XM4, $248 ($32 Off)
Sony’s WF-1000XM4s are hands down the best noise-cancelling earbuds we’ve tested in 2021. They block an incredible amount of unwanted sound — think whirring plane engine — while making it easier to enjoy music and podcasts.
In addition to providing excellent audio and noise-cancelling performance, the WF-1000XM4s have an impressive eight-hour battery. That’s three hours more than Apple’s AirPods Pro. If you travel often, Sony’s WF-1000XM4s are a must have, especially at this price.
15. Samsung Galaxy Watch4, $199 ($50 Off)
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 is only a few months old, which is one of the big reasons this deal stands out. The watch can stand toe-to-toe with the Apple Watch in terms of aesthetics, health and wellness features, battery life, and smart features. We also like that the Galaxy Watch4 is compatible with Android and Apple phones.
16. Bose QuietComfort 45, $279 ($50 Off)
Bose’s noise cancellation is legendary, and they’ve continued their hot streak with the QuietComfort 45 headphones, which were released earlier this year. This $50 discount is the first time these headphones have been on sale, and you should jump at it if you get the chance.
The QuietComfort 45s sound great, feel comfortable to wear, and offer top-notch active noise cancellation that doesn’t impact audio quality very much. If you prefer to wear over-ear headphones on your commute or during trips, don’t miss this deal.
17. Ecobee SmartThermostat, $199 ($50 Off)
Ecobee’s SmartThermostat is the only item on this list that’ll actually pay for itself over time. The smart thermostat can intelligently heat and cool your home based on your schedule, which is a lot more efficient than leaving your HVAC (heating, vacuum air conditioning) system on all the time.
Ecobee’s SmartThermostat also works with the company’s wireless sensors, which can relay temperature information back to the thermostat. This allows it to understand your home’s hot and cold spots to control the climate even more effectively.
18. GoPro HERO9, $350 ($50 Off)
Planning to go on an adventure in 2022? Take advantage of this $50 deal on GoPro’s HERO9. The action camera can capture 20 Megapixel images and 5K video. This camera also supports GoPro’s latest video stabilization, which will compensate for any jitteriness.
The HERO9’s standout feature is the ability to livestream 1080P video directly from the camera. It’ll need an active Wi-Fi connection to work, but you can make live broadcasts of your latest bike, snowboard, or surf tricks without a computer.
19. Samsung T7 Portable SSD, $110 ($60 Off)
Storing data in the cloud is convenient, but we highly recommend taking advantage of Samsung’s excellent Black Friday deal on its T7 drive to make local backups of your most important files. The T7 is pocket-sized, but can hold thousands of songs, pictures, and documents, or dozens of hours of HD video.
20. Andaseat (Up to $510 Off)
Andaseat is adding a lucky element to its Black Friday discount by allowing you to spin a virtual wheel to get up to $510 off one of its gaming chairs or other accessories.
21. Brava Oven
Brava’s smart oven is nothing short of the ultimate countertop kitchen tool, and you can get one for up to $300 off by shopping now — no promo code required. The oven is capable of getting as hot as a pizza oven, and its multi-zone heating system guarantees you’ll get an excellent result without putting in a lot of effort.
Instead of using a traditional heating element, Brava’s tool uses light to cook your food. It can get hot enough to cook a pizza or thick steak faster and more effectively than an oven. It’s an investment, but this Black Friday deal may be the best deal you can get to upgrade your kitchen.
22. Shark Cordless Pet Plus Stick Vacuum ($120)
You’ll want to take advantage of vacuum deals this Black Friday, with up to 43% off select Shark vacuums (including both stick vacuums and robot vacuums). This Shark Cordless Pet Plus Stick Vacuum combines powerful suction and a self-cleaning brushroll for $180 off.
Made with pet-owners in mind, the brushroll has powerful pet hair pickup with no hair wrap. It’s lightweight, with a removable hand vacuum for floor-to-ceiling cleaning to get into all the nooks and crannies your pets get into, too.
23. TP-Link RE220 Wi-Fi Range Extender, $20 ($15 Off)
Dealing with Wi-Fi dead zones isn’t fun, but TP-Link’s RE220 can solve that issue for just $20 right now. The repeater can receive a Wi-Fi signal from your primary router and extend your network to areas where your wireless connection is shoddy.
The RE220 is compatible with any Wi-Fi router, and you can control it through an app on your phone. TP-Link says it has a maximum range of 1200 square feet and supports speeds up to 433Mbps, which is fast enough for 4K video streaming or many simultaneous video chats.
24. Samsung Frame 4K TV, $997.99 ($502 Off)
Samsung’s Frame is one of the most innovative 4K TVs we’ve ever seen. It’s extremely aesthetically pleasing whether you’re watching your favorite shows and movies, or displaying artwork on its big, beautiful display.
The Frame is designed to sit flush with your wall, so it looks like a painting, but comes with stands if you want to keep it in a media center. The Frame comes in sizes ranging from 32 to 55-inches, but we recommend the biggest one for the most immersive experience.
This model has also received the biggest discount, which makes it the best deal.