Black Friday brings with it a large amount of deals, but not all of them are created equal. Retailers are already starting to put things on sale, and what was once a one-day event has now turned into nearly a month-long span of deals, discounts, and promotions. If you're looking to cut through the fluff and only worry about the best deals and discounts, this is the list for you.
We've rounded up 20 of the best tech deals that will be available during this year's Black Friday shopping event and put them in an easy list. Here's what you should be shopping for this year while looking around at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and more.
Note: The list below is in no particular order, and not all of the deals are live right now. Be sure to check below for a brief analysis of each deal and tune into Thrifter so you don't miss it when they go live!
- Amazon Echo Dot: $24
- Google Home Hub: $99
- Apple HomePod: $249
- Amazon Fire TV 4K: $35
- Xbox One X: $400
- Philips Hue Starter Kits & Bulbs: 40% off
- Surface Laptop 2: $999
- Sonos One: $175
- Ring Video Doorbell 2: $139
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: $40
- Amazon Fire 7: $30
- Samsung Galaxy Watch: $260
- Dell Chromebook 11: $200
- PlayStation 4 Spider-Man Bundle: $200
- iRobot Roomba 675: $200
- Roku Ultra: $50
- Apple Watch Series 3: $199
- Dell Inspiron 22 Touch: $300
- Nest E Smart Thermostat: $99
- Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart Bundle: $300
Amazon Echo Dot: $24
This deal is on Amazon's 3rd-gen Echo Dot. It was just released about a month ago and has been selling for $50 since its release. Previously, the only way to save on it was to order multiple at a time. This discount is more than 50% off.
Google Home Hub: $99
Google's Home Hub is the company's first Assistant-enabled smart display, and people have been raving about it since its release. It normally sells for $149, and this $50 price drop marks the first time it's gone on sale to date.
Apple HomePod: $249
Apple's first foray into the smart speaker world was received with mixed reactions, and a lot of people complained about the price being a bit too high. We've seen a few discounts that knocked $20 - $40 off the speaker, but never $100 in the past. This deal likely won't last long, so be prepared for it.
Amazon Fire TV 4K: $35
Amazon recently refreshed most of its own hardware, and with that came a 4K version of the Fire TV Stick. It normally sells for $50, and the non-4K one sells for $40, but this time they've dropped to $35 and $20, respectively.
Xbox One X: $400
People have been loving the more powerful Xbox, but at nearly double the cost of an Xbox One S it can be hard to justify. This is $100 off the price, and one of the best deals we've ever seen on it. Whether you want one for yourself or as a gift, now's the time to do it!
Philips Hue Starter Kits & Bulbs: 40% off
Smart lights are amazing, but with the convenience comes a cost. Philips makes some of the best out there with its Hue line, and during Black Friday select bulbs, hubs, and starter kits will be on sale by as much as 40%.
Surface Laptop 2: $999
This is Microsoft's latest and greatest down to its cheapest. This $300 discount makes it more affordable to many, and makes it one of the best values out there right now for a high-end Windows laptop.
Sonos One: $175
What happens when you take a Sonos speaker and combine it with an Echo Dot? The Sonos One. It has Amazon's Alexa built right in, and rarely goes on sale. This is a match of the lowest we've seen the speaker drop in the past year.
Ring Video Doorbell 2: $139
You can't always be at home, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't always be able to answer your door. The Ring Video Doorbells allow you to do just that from anywhere in the world using your phone, and this one offers 1080p video, two-way audio chat, and more. This is quite a steal, especially once you consider the free Echo Dot you get with it.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: $40
I mean, it's the latest game from the Call of Duty franchise. Do we really need to say much more? It's received rave reviews, provides countless hours of fun, and at $40, it's hard to pass up.
Amazon Fire 7: $30
Amazon's Fire Tablets have been praised for a while now, and at these prices they are hard to refuse. At $30, these make great gift ideas for just about anyone on your list.
Samsung Galaxy Watch: $260
Smart watches are something people either love or hate, but regardless of your opinion you should't pay full price for one. Samsung's Galaxy Watch brings some key features to your wrist, like notifications, sleep tracking, workout tracking, and more. This is a great price to consider buying one at.
Dell Chromebook 11 - $200
At $200, this Chromebook is really hard to pass up. Dell is a well-known brand, and makes some of the most reliable machines out there. These are great for web browsing, email, document creation, and more.
PlayStation 4 Spider-Man Bundle: $200
Marvel's Spider-Man is set to be one of the hottest games this year, and if you're looking to pick one up with a PlayStation 4, look no further. On average, the console itself sells for around $200, so this offer basically scores you the game for free. That's hard to beat.
iRobot Roomba 675: $200
Stop vacuuming your floors for yourself, and let this discounted iRobot Roomba do it for you. You can schedule when you want it to run, and even control it right from your smartphone. Grab one today and let it do the work while you kick back and sip on some eggnog.
Roku Ultra: $50
Streaming media hardware is becoming more and more popular, and Roku makes some of the best out there. This one offers 4K streaming, a remote that you can plug headphones into, and much more. If you've been on the fence about cutting the cord, let this deal be the one that pushes you over the edge.
Apple Watch Series 3: $199
If you can live without the EKG functionality, Apple's Series 3 Watch is still a must-have. It offers the ability to track your workouts, get your notifications on your wrist, and can even connect to LTE so you can leave your phone behind at times. This is one of the steepest discounts we've seen on it so far, and it's not likely you'll find one in new condition for any less.
Dell Inspiron 22 Touch: $300
Not everyone needs a desktop PC at home, but there are many cases where they come in handy. Whether you want something for the kids to do homework on, or something basic to browse the web and keep up to date on what's happening in the world, this discount makes this machine hard to beat.
Nest E Smart Thermostat: $99
Nest has been making smart thermostats for a few years now, and the Nest E is the company's most affordable option on a regular day. Both the Nest E and Nest 3rd-gen will be discounted this holiday shopping season, but at $99 its hard to pass the Nest E up.
Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart Bundle: $300
The Nintendo Switch continues to be one of the hottest selling consoles, and who doesn't love them some Mario Kart? Odds are you're going to buy both of these items anyway, so why not buy them both at the same time and basically get the game for free.
Your favorite tech deal?
Do you have your eye on a tech deal that's not listed above? If so, be sure to drop a comment and let us know what you're interested in and why Black Friday is the best time to buy it!
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