Black Friday has evolved over the years. The US-import has grown to become the single biggest shopping event in the calendar where bargain hunters everywhere await the Cyber weekend for their big purchases, whether it’s a new TV or a laptop.
Whether you are thinking ahead to gift the tech lover in your life or you’re looking to upgrade your home with smarter alternatives, Black Friday provides the perfect opportunity to invest in Smart tech.
It’s the smart home gadgets and in particular the discounts across speakers - from Google to Amazon, smart alarm clocks, smart doorbells, home alarms and even a smart air fryer that has caught our attention this year.
You can shop all the above including a Google Nest Mini (discounted from £49 to £18) with a huge slash in the original RRP.
Find out more below.
GOOGLE Nest Mini (2nd Gen) - Chalk
Buy now £18.00, Currys
Amazon Echo Show 8
A speaker with attitude, the Echo Show 8 has all the bells and whistles in the form of a touchscreen, making it ideal for video calls and conferences.
If you’ve installed Philips Hue lights, IKEA smart lights, Samsung SmartThings, Osram Lightify and Honeywell’s thermostat, you can control it all through the Amazon Echo Plus, which has the ZigBee wireless system.
If you don’t mind a slightly older model, the Echo Show 5 is also down - was: £74.99, now: £39.99
Buy now £59.99, Amazon
Amazon Echo (4th gen)
The price has plummeted on this 4th gen Echo Dot, making now the ideal time to pounce. What does it do? It’s an orb that can play music, checks the weather, makes calls, and controls compatible Zigbee smart-home devices through simple voice commands, plus so much more.
Just say the word, and it shall be done. Available in a choice of colours - was: £89.99, now £54.99.
The AMAZON Echo Dot (4th Gen) is available at Currys in Charcoal - was: £49.99, now: £28.99
Buy now, Amazon
AMAZON Echo Dot Kids (4th gen) - Panda
Buy now £33.99, Currys
LENOVO Smart Clock Essential with Google Assistant
Buy now £18.99, Currys
PORTAL + 14" from Facebook with Alexa - Grey
PORTAL 10” from Facebook with Alexa - Black - was: £169, now: £80
Buy now £299.00, Currys
GOOGLE Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Smart Display with Google Assistant
Buy now £54.99, Currys
Ring Video Doorbell
An Amazon-own solution to vetting visitors, expected or otherwise, the Ring Video Doorbell makes high-tech home security affordable for all.
It’s simple to install - no special DIY skills needed. The doorbell connects to an app on your phone, allowing you to screen guests, delivery people and more, speaking to them through the device’s speaker if you’re not able or willing to come to the door. There’s motion detection and colour night vision in the latest design, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2.
With flexi-working now the norm, you need never miss a parcel again.
This deal pairs a Ring doorbell with an Echo Dot (3rd gen), a great first step to Smartening up your home.
The cheapest Ring Video Doorbell is available for £34, down from £49.
Buy now £44.00, Amazon
GOOGLE Nest Hello Video Doorbell
Buy now £149.00, Currys
RING Alarm (2nd gen) 5 Piece Security Kit
Buy now £129.00, Currys
SWANN SWIFI-ALERTCAM-EU Full HD 1080p WiFi Security Camera
Buy now £24.99, Currys
AMAZON Blink Outdoor HD 1080p WiFi Security Camera System - 2 Cameras
Buy now £79.99, Currys
eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, Wi-Fi, Super-Thin, 2000Pa Suction, Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Buy now £132.99, Amazon
Yale Keyless Connected Smart Door Lock
Yale SD-L1000-CH Conexis L1 Smart Door - was: £199, now: £139.49
Buy now £61.49, Amazon
Yale IA-320 Sync Smart Home Alarm
Buy now £269.00, Amazon
LEVOIT Smart WiFi Air Purifier for Home
Buy now £79.99, Amazon
TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug Wi-Fi Outlet Set
Buy now £26.99, Amazon
COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer 5.5L
Best for: remote air frying
Using the VeSync app you can remotely control your fryer to schedule, adjust and monitor the progress of your meals. You can also find over 100 recipes in app with more getting added weekly.
Buy now £89.99, Amazon
tado° Starter Kit - Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+
Buy now £135.90, Amazon