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Black Friday deals are upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to scoop up those tech items you’ve had your eye on—for yourself, your family, and in advance of the holiday season (early shopping is just plain smart in 2020, when shipping delays could be an issue).
Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of mark downs, and unsure where to begin? Never fear. We’re here to help. We’ve combed through the top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more and assembled the best of the best tech deals for you.
Whether you’re thinking micro (the wee-but-mighty Apple AirPods) or macro (a massive new Samsung 4K TV) or somewhere in between—there are tech treats on this list to match a name on two on your holiday list. And maybe a few items you need in your own home. And every one of them will save you serious bucks.
Here are the best tech deals from across the web for Black Friday 2020.
On sale for $520 from an original price of $800, this Sony 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV is the latest and greatest from the tech company. Its massive 55-inch 4K display is clear and detailed, with vivid color. Sony’s world-class Processor X1 powers true-to-life visuals, while HDR (High Dynamic Range) settings make sure colors stay bright.
“This TV has exceeded my expectations,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “The picture is crisp and sharp from every angle; the design is very sturdy and the new remote is awesome!”
Check out more TV deals below:
Element 32-inch HD LED Roku TV, $90 (was $130), target.com
LG CXPUA 55-inch Class 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV, $1,499 (was $1,899), bhphotovideo.com
Smartphones and tablets
Let’s be real: This Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is a game-changer, and a worthy rival for the iPhone 12. For Black Friday, a factory unlocked model is $100 off at samsung.com. Not only is it super fast, thanks to new 5GB cellular antennas, but it’s also super powerful and built for speed—thanks to 6GB of memory and 128GB of on-board storage. Grab this deal while you can, and see what all the excitement is about. You won’t be disappointed.
Check out more phone and tablet deals below:
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, $600 (was $700), samsung.com
Samsung Galaxy A21 (32GB), $99 (was $249), walmart.com
Kindle, $60 (was $90), amazon.com
Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB), $379 (was $399), amazon.com
Gateway 10.1-inch Tablet, $80 (was $110), walmart.com
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G, $400 (was $500), samsung.com
Google Pixel 3a XL (64GB), $342 (was $479), amazon.com
JamJake Stylus Pen for iPad, $32 (was $47), amazon.com
Dragon Touch K10 Tablet, $100 (was $160), amazon.com
Moto g power (64GB), $180 (was $250), bhphotovideo.com
Moto g stylus (128GB), $200 (was $300), bhphotovideo.com
Contixo V9-3 7-inch Kids Tablet, $65 (was $100), walmart.com
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB), $550 (was $650), amazon.com
OnePlus 8 IN2015 5G Smartphone (256GB), $600 (was $800), bhphotovideo.com
Save up 80 percent on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, samsung.com
Audio gear and headphones
Still have a bunch of CDs you want to listen to? (We hear you.) The Bose Wave Music System IV is just what you’ve been searching for—a CD player and radio combo that’s elegant and sleek, with excellent audio. For Black Friday, the Bose Wave IV is 45 percent off at QVC, down from $500 to just $274. That’s the lowest price on the web right now!
“A wanted a newer Bose, with a CD player, for another room so the System IV was a natural choice. Not disappointed,” shared a Bose shopper. “The AM/FM stereo radio and CD player perform flawlessly and the sound quality is equal to or better than a top drawer stereo system with large bookshelf speakers I have owned before. All in an attractive, compact package.”
This Bose CD player and radio combo is one of the most popular sound systems on QVC—and at this price, it’s likely to sell out fast. So click; look; add to cart.
Check out more headphone and audio gear deals below:
Work from home
For a speedy and sleek machine that’ll get you through these work-at-home days, look to this Lenovo Chromebook S330. It’s on sale for just $199 at Walmart for Black Friday—that’s $100 off its regular price.
It offers a traditional laptop feel, with a clicky keyboard and a pristine 14-inch HD display. With vivid colors, it’s also great for streaming YouTube and Netflix—and it’s powerful enough for Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and much more. It makes a great gift for a student learning remotely.
“This Chromebook is an absolute steal,” raves a delighted Walmart shopper. “I enjoyed the screen and it got very bright. The thin bezels are a big plus. The rest of the stuff is fairly straight forward. The keyboard is solid and tactile, the trackpad is a little grippier than glass but has exceptional multitouch and scrolling tracking. The speakers get fairly loud. You can expect to get nice fast Wi-Fi on this model.”
Check out more work from home deals below:
HP 14-inch Laptop, $210 (was $380), target.com
Lenovo Chromebook S330 laptop, $199 (was $299), walmart.com
Lenovo IdeaPad 1, $120 (was $230), bestbuy.com
Acer Chromebook 715, $349 (was $499), walmart.com
Lenovo IdeaPad 5, $599 (was $799), walmart.com
HP Stream 14 Laptop, $389 (was $549), amazon.com
HP 17.3-inch Laptop, $698 (was $849), amazon.com
Laptop Desk for Bed, $48 (was $67), amazon.com
Gosund Smart Power Strip Work, $19 (was $22), amazon.com
Hbada Office Task Desk Chair, $110 (was $170), amazon.com
Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand, $45 (was $70), amazon.com
Posture Corrector, $20 (was $30), amazon.com
Oniou Percussion Massager Gun, $88 (was $110), amazon.com
Lenovo 3 Chromebook, $169 (was $199), walmart.com
If you’re looking for a great money-saving alternative to Apple AirPods, look no further. These Samsung Galaxy Buds work flawlessly with Samsung Galaxy and Android smartphones and are a whopping 39 percent off for Black Friday.
Just open up the charging case and they’ll instantly sync up via the Samsung Wearable app for Android. The charging case (brilliantly) doubles as a wireless charging pad for your phone. It even works the other way around, to give the Galaxy Buds additional juice (something you can’t do with AirPods).
“Amazing headphones and definitely an Apple AirPods killer!” added a satisfied Amazon shopper. “They are comfortable, and I didn't have to change the tips or wings because they were perfect,” the reviewer says of the fit.
These Samsung Galaxy Buds are on sale for $79—down from $130—at Amazon for Black Friday. That’s a 39 percent savings! Want to feel even better about the purchase? Compare this price to the cost of Apple AirPods.
Check out more wireless earbud deals below:
Apple AirPods Pro, $170 (was $249), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, $140 (was $170), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Buds, $79 (was $130), amazon.com
Cshidworld CSDM20 Wireless Earbuds, $30 (was $110), walmart.com
Otium Wireless Earbuds, $19 (was $37), amazon.com
Vogek Earbuds, $10 (was $16), amazon.com
XClear Wireless Earbuds, $9 (was $40), amazon.com
Purity True Wireless Earbuds, $20 (was $40), amazon.com
With an all-new sphere design, the fourth generation Echo Dot—which is on sale from $50 to just $29 at Amazon for Black Friday—is a small but powerful speaker with a glow-light base. It can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM, and more with clearer and more robust audio quality than earlier iterations .
You can pair it with another Echo Dot via Bluetooth to create amazing stereo sound in your home for less than what it would cost for just one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos.
Alexa is included, so you can always get the latest news and weather—and control other smart home devices with just the sound of your voice. Shoppers love the compact dimensions—they make the Echo Dot great for smaller rooms.
“This is exactly what I am looking for,” raved a happy Amazon shopper. “This fits perfectly in my bathroom after my Sony shower radio malfunctioned and was discontinued. The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding off from the tile.”
Check out more smart home deals below:
Echo Show 5, $45 (was $90), amazon.com
Google Nest Hub, $50 (was $90), walmart.com
TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Extender, $18 (was $30), amazon.com
Google Home Max, $149 (was $299), eBay.com
Roku Ultra LT Streaming Media Player, $59 (was $79), walmart.com
NetGear Nighthawk AX5200, $150 (was $300), bestbuy.com
Google Nest Mini (second generation), $29 (was $49), walmart.com
Fire TV Stick Lite, $18 (was $30), amazon.com
Apple TV 4K (32GB), $175 (was $180), bhphotovideo.com
Roku Streaming Stick+, $30 (was $50), bhphotovideo.com
Ring Stick Up Cam, $80 (was $100), amazon.com
Arlo Pro 2HD Video Camera, $100 (was $230), walmart.com
Kootion Smart Plug (two-pack), $15 (was $39), walmart.com
Goowls Outdoor Security Camera, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Goowls Wi-Fi Camera, $23 (was $30), amazon.com
Victure HD Pet Camera, $26 (was $40), amazon.com
Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $19 (was $40), amazon.com
Ring Video Doorbell 3, $140 (was $200), amazon.com
Lenovo Smart Clock, $35 (was $80), walmart.com
The Xbox Series X/S just came out a few weeks ago, so it’s very unlikely we’ll see the console or any of its games on sale anytime soon. But hidden deep on microsoft.com, you’ll find Watch Dogs: Legion on sale for Black Friday. Right now, you can score this title for 33 percent off, down from $60 to just $40. The third installment of this widely popular video game series would make a great gift for someone on your list.
This action/adventure game from Ubisoft takes place in a near future where London is on the verge of collapse. All-seeing surveillance state and private military are in control, while the fate of the city is in the hands of DedSec, a hacker group that wants to fight back for freedom. It’s as fun as it sounds. And for $20 off? A steal.
Check out more video game deals below:
Xbox Game Pass (three months), $23 (was $45), walmart.com
Sony PlayStation Plus, $45 (was $60), walmart.com
Carnival Games (Nintendo Switch), $15 (was $40), amazon.com
Watch Dogs: Legion (Xbox Series X/S), $40 (was $60), microsoft.com
Marvel's Avengers (Xbox One), $30 (was $60), microsoft.com
Xbox Wireless Controller, $45 (was $65), microsoft.com
Madden NFL 21 (Xbox One), $35 (was $60), amazon.com
Star Wars: Squadrons (Xbox One), $17 (was $40), gamestop.com
Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One), $20 (was $60), gamestop.com
DOOM Eternal, $17 (was $60), gamestop.com
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (PC), $20 (was $60), amazon.com
Runmus Gaming Headset, $28 (was $43), amazon.com
God of War (PS4), $10 (was $20), gamestop.com
WD 2TB Gaming Drive, $60 (was $90), amazon.com
NBA 2K21 (Xbox One), $30 (was $60), microsoft.com
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Xbox One), $39 (was $60), microsoft.com
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset, $80 (was $100), microsoft.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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