Black Friday is officially upon us. If you’re shocked, don’t worry — so are we. It’s surprisingly partially because that means November is almost over, but even more so because we’ve been living through weeks of on-and-off tech deals already. 2020’s unique nature prompted many retailers to kick off the holiday shopping season at the beginning of this month, so there have been great deals to grab for quite some time. But today we’re seeing some new deals (and some stellar returning sales) that are worth your time and money if you have yet to pick up everything on your list — or just want something nice for yourself. Here are the best tech deals we could find for Black Friday.
Lenovo Smart Clocks - $35
The original Lenovo Smart Clock is on sale for $35, which is the lowest we’ve seen it. It’s a compact Google Assistant smart display that also works well as a smart alarm clock. We gave it a score of 87 for its charming design, sunrise alarm feature and lack of a camera for extra privacy. If you want something a bit more basic, the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is down to $25, which is another record low.
Instant Pot Duo Nova - $50
One of the best Instant Pots for most people, the 6-quart Duo Nova is down to $50 right now. That’s half off its normal price and a great deal to consider if you’ve been intrigued by the Instant-Pot craze. This one in particular combines a rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, yogurt maker and more into one device, and its 6-quart capacity will let you make a meal for many or enough for days of your own meal prep.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones - $278
Our favorite pair of ANC headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM4, is on sale for $278, an all-time low since they debuted a few months ago. These are some of the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones you can get, but they’re quite expensive at their normal $348 price tag. We gave them a score of 94 for their excellent active noise-cancellation tech, immersive sound quality and multi-device connectivity.
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC card (256GB) - $25
Samsung’s EVO Select microSDXC card in 256GB is down to $25 for Black Friday, which is $3 cheaper than it was during Amazon Prime Day last month. While you can find microSD cards for less, EVO is a reliable brand and we like you also get a full-sized adapter with this one. There are also discounts on the same cards in 512GB and 128GB capacities.
Echo Dot - $29
Amazon updated the Echo Dot this fall and now we’re seeing its first major discount. The new Echo Dot is down to $29, which is 42 percent off its normal price. It has a new spherical design that’s refreshing to see after years of the hockey-puck design on the previous generation. We also liked its improved sound quality, 3.5mm audio jack and tap-to-snooze feature. If you want the convenience of a glanceable clock, the Echo Dot with clock is also on sale for $39.
Sony WH-CH710N headphones - $88
Sony’s WHCH710N earned a spot on our list of favorite wireless headphones for their affordability, but they’re a steal at this Black Friday price of $88. Normally $198, these cans have dropped to $88 before but they’ve never been this low. We like them for their excellent, automatic noise-cancellation technology, good sound quality and 35-hour battery life.
Kindle Paperwhite - $85
The Kindle Paperwhite is one of our favorite e-readers and now it’s cheaper than ever at $85. It normally costs $129 and this is the same price it was during Amazon Prime Day in October. We gave it a score of 95 for its lovely, high-contrast display, waterproof design and new Audible support.
Fire HD 10 tablet - $80
Amazon’s biggest and most capable Fire tablet is down to $80, which is a new all-time-low price. Normally priced at $149, we gave the Fire HD 10 a score of 88 for its 1080p display, solid performance and convenient hands-free Alexa support. Not only does the Fire HD 10 make a good media consumption devices, but with Show Mode, it can also double as an Echo Show-like device, responding to all of your Alexa commands.
Roku Streambar - $100
Roku’s new Streambar came out last month and it’s already on sale for $100, which is $30 off its normal price. It’s a smaller version of Roku’s full-sized smart soundbar, which ups the ante of your TV’s audio while also including 4K HDR streaming technology inside. It earned a score of 86 from us for its compact design, great audio quality for movies and TV, Dolby Audio support and Bluetooth-speaker capabilities.
Echo Show 5 - $45
The Echo Show 5 has dropped to $45 again, which is 50 percent off its normal price. It’s one of the most versatile Alexa smart displays thanks to its compact size that features a 5-inch touchscreen. We gave it a score of 85 for its sunrise alarm feature (which helps it work as a smart alarm clock), great sound quality and physical camera shutter. You’re also able to bundle it with a Blink Mini camera for only $5 extra.
GoPro Hero8 Black bundle - $299
A special GoPro Hero8 Black bundle is on sale for $299, down from $357, for Black Friday. It includes the action cam, Shorty, a head strap, a 32GB SD card, and two rechargeable batteries, so it’s a good option if you want to get everything you might need to take killer videos in one go. We gave the Hero8 Black a score of 90 for its practical new design, improved stability and easy of use.
55-inch LG OLED CX 4K Smart TV - $1,399
LG’s 55-inch CX OLED smart TV is down to $1,399, which is the lowest we’ve ever seen it. The 65-inch model is at an all-time low, too. LG launched both of these TVs earlier this year and, in addition to giving you all the great features OLED has to offer, they also have 120Hz refresh rates and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync.
65-inch Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K Smart TV - $969
This $969 sale price is an all-time low for the 65-inch Vizio P-Seres 4K smart TV. It will reach up to 1,100 nits of brightness and it supports Full Array with local dimming, Dolby Vision HDR and the company’s Quantum Color technology. If you go through GameStop, you’ll get a $50 GameStop e-gift card with your purchase.
Sonos Beam - $299
The Sonos Beam is $100 off right now, which is an all-time low. That brings it down to $299, which is a record low price. If you don’t have the space to spare for the full-sized Sonos Arc, this is the next best thing to get. We gave it a score of 85 for its excellent sound quality and AirPlay 2 plus Alexa support.
Roku Streaming Stick+ - $30
A long-time favorite, the Roku Streaming Stick+, has dropped to $30. That’s only $1 more than a previous all-time-low price and a great deal if you’re looking for a compact yet powerful streaming device. It earned a spot in our holiday gift guide for its pocket-able design, 4K HDR streaming abilities and solid performance. If you don’t mind a larger device if it means getting more power, the new Roku Ultra is also on sale, down to $70 from $100.
Fire TV Stick - $28
The all-new Fire TV Stick is discounted to $28, which is 30 percent off its normal price. This streaming stick only came out a few months ago and it features a faster processor, Dolby Atmos audio support and an Alexa voice remote. Both Fire TV Sticks on the other sides of the spectrum are on sale, too. The even more affordable Fire TV Stick Lite is now $18 and the Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $30.
Fitbit Charge 4 - $100
The Fitbit Charge 4 is on sale for $100, which is $50 off its normal price. Fitbit released this wearable in the spring and it’s the best fitness tracker (not a smartwatch) that you can get from the company. We gave the Charge 4 a score of 82 for its accurate built-in GPS, standard Fitbit Pay and multi-day battery life.
Anker PowerCore+ 26,800mAh PD Charger combo - $110.49
This bundle from Anker includes a 26,800mAh PD portable charger, a 60W USB-C wall charger and a USB-C cable, so it gives you basically everything you’d need to quickly charge up any new device you have. Not only will these power accessories work well with the latest iPhones and Samsung smartphones, but they’ll also work with the Nintendo Switch.
AirPods Pro - $169
The best sounding Apple earbuds, the AirPods Pro, are down to $169. While temporarily out of stock on Amazon, you can still place your order and you’ll be notified when there’s an estimated delivery date.
These buds up the ante in almost every way -- they fit and sound better than standard AirPods and they have the same solid battery life. Apple also added active noise-cancellation with Transparency Mode, which lets you hop in and out of conversations without missing a beat.
Dell XPS 13 Touch - $700
The stellar XPS 13 Touch laptop is down to $700 for Black Friday. This particular model has a 10th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen. We gave the XPS 13 a score of 94 for its slim and attractive design, fast performance and comfortable keyboard.
ASUS Zenbook 14 - $700
The sleek ASUS Zenbook 14 is down to $700 for Black Friday, which is $100 off its normal price. These models only came out a couple of months ago, and this one in particular runs on a 10th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You’re also getting a 14-inch 1080p display and a trackpad that doubles as a calculator.
Razer BlackWidow Elite keyboard - $85
One of our favorite gaming keyboards, the Razer BlackWidow Elite, is down to a record low $85 for Black Friday. We like its full-sized QWERTY layout, dedicated media controls and customizable dial. It may not be a wireless keyboard, but that’s a small price to pay for an otherwise stellar peripheral. The green, yellow and orange switch options are all on sale, so you can choose how clicky of an experience you want and still save money.