Black Friday is almost here and you can already start getting valuable technical offers on Amazon. After an early drip of discounts that began at the beginning of the month, the good sales are now coming to us quickly. You can no longer wait for what you see, because everyone else is shopping now too.
To make it easier to get hold of the best deals, we have reviewed the deals and pulled out the ones that are worth paying attention to. These offers meet our usual criteria for a good deal: The price is close to the lowest ever or is a bigger discount than usually available.
For other deals you can jump on right now, be sure to check out our list of the best early Black Friday technology deals, the best early Black Friday laptop deals, and the best early Black Friday gaming deals. You can also do some recon on upcoming sales in our list of Walmart’s best Black Friday deals.
Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TV
Var: $ 1,100
Nu: $ 848 ($ 252 discount)
Fancy features are good and well, but sometimes you just need a TV that does the basics well. Enter the Q60A, one of Samsung’s quantum-dot 4K TVs: It has both warm and cool LED backlights for better contrast along with support for HDR, HDR10 + and HLG. Upscaling of HD video sources to 4K is done automatically via Samsung’s Quantum Processor Lite. And you can skip the remote with built-in Alexa, Google Assistant and Samsung Bixby. Players even get an automatic low latency mode to help minimize the delay.
Watch Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TV on Amazon.
50- and 55-inch Amazon Fire TV
Var: $ 470 and $ 520
Now: $ 330 and $ 380 ($ 140 off)
You can already grab a smart TV at great prices. These two special models feature Amazon’s Fire TV software for streaming video and music and include an Alexa-powered remote control. They also have three HDMI 2.0 inputs and a single HDMI 2.1 eARC port.
Watch Amazon Fire TV Deals (50-inch and 55-inch) on Amazon.
50- and 55-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni
Var: $ 510 and $ 560
Now: $ 360 and $ 410 ($ 150 discount)
Wouldn’t you bother to find a remote control to send voice commands to your TV? You want one of these Omni versions of Amazon Smart TVs that integrate a microphone into your TV. This means you get hands-free Alexa support for launching apps, searching for information on the web, and managing compatible smart-home devices.
See Amazon Fire TV Omni (50-inch and 55-inch) deals on Amazon.
Hisense 65-inch Class U8G Quantum Series 4K TV
Var: $ 1,300
Nu: $ 997 ($ 303 discount)
These days, you do not need to use your nose to get lots of premium features. An example of this is one of our favorite mid-range 4K TVs, which is set down close to its lowest level ever. Not only does this 65-inch Hisense Class U8G 4K TV offer excellent brightness, image processing and 4K upscaling, but it also supports the main types of HDR (Dolby Vision, HLG, Samsung HDR10 +) and variable refresh rate (FreeSync) for gamers. Oh, and it also has IMAX Enhanced certification.
Watch Hisense 65-inch Class U8G Quantum Series 4K TV on Amazon
Var: $ 130
Nu: $ 80 ($ 50 off)
Do not like clutter in your home theater setup? This affordable soundbar is what you’re looking for. It’s a top-notch, budget-friendly soundbar with excellent 2.0-channel sound and AirPlay 2 support – and it also has a built-in Roku streaming player that is compatible with 4K HDR. With almost 40 percent off, Streambar is an easy choice.
See Roku Streambar on Amazon.
Var: $ 200
Nu: $ 150 ($ 50 off)
A built-in subwoofer gives this budget all-in-one soundbar plenty of punch, and the inclusion of virtualized DTS: Virtual X audio support makes it a buy for the money. With its price cut for Black Friday, it’s hard to resist – especially as the SR-B20A packs features like Clear Voice mode, which enhances dialogue output and dead-simple installation. Simply connect it to your TV’s HDMI-ARC input.
See Yamaha SR-B20A on Amazon.
Streaming device deals
Fire TV Stick
Var: $ 40
Now: $ 20 (50% off)
This year, it’s easy to find a good, inexpensive streaming device for your TV. For only $ 20, you get a TV stick filled with all the apps you could want (plus no YouTube controversy) and access to Alexa. Support for Amazon’s voice assistant means you just talk loudly to launch apps and search for content, as well as manage compatible smart home gear. Do you need a higher resolution or want faster hardware? The Four TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max versions are also for sale now.
Watch Fire TV Stick on Amazon.
Jabra Elite 85t
Var: $ 230
Nu: $ 150 ($ 80 discount)
This Sony WF-1000XM4 competitor brings a lot to the table, including a unique semi-open design, multi-device support and superior active noise reduction. In our experience with these earphones, we also liked their more secure fit. At a solid 35 percent discount (and close to their lowest price ever), they are an easy choice over more expensive rivals. If it’s still too rich for your blood, other popular Jabra models such as Active 75t and Standard 75t are also available at great discounts.
See the Jabra 85t on Amazon.
Beats Studio Buds and Powerbeats Pro
Var: $ 150 / $ 250
Nu: $ 100 / $ 150 ($ 50/100 discount)
These are impressive discounts from Apple’s Beats subsidiary – on both the newer ‘in-ear’ Studio Buds and the older ‘over-the-ear’ Powerbeats Pro. Both received rave reviews from our sister site Macworld, here and here. Studio Buds offers great sound quality for the price – especially this new price – while Powerbeats Pro offers Apple’s H1 chip and a very long battery life.
See these Beats headphones on Amazon.
For more Fitbit deals, see our full list of Black Friday Fitbit deals.
Fitbit Inspire 2
Var: $ 100
Nu: $ 60 ($ 40 off)
Not only does Fitbit’s entry-level tracker keep track of key fitness statistics (including sleep and heart rate), but it can also display smartphone notifications. At full price, the Inspire 2 is already a solid purchase, especially since it includes a 1-year trial subscription to Fitbit Premium – when you get a full 40 percent off, it’s almost a steal.
See Fitbit Inspire 2 on Amazon.
Var: $ 300
Nu: $ 200 ($ 100 discount)
Fitbit’s top-of-the-line smartwatch is cheaper than ever right now with a big $ 100 discount for Black Friday. This model upgrades the Versa 3 experience by packing multiple sensors to monitor multipath optical heart rate, take ECG and EDA readings, and measure skin temperature. At this price, it’s far better offer of the two smartwatches, as it only costs $ 20 more than the Versa 3’s retail price.
See Fitbit Sense on Amazon.
Amazon Kindle with headlights
Var: $ 90
Now: $ 50 (44% off)
Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is back at the lowest level ever – just in time for the Christmas gift giving. This model has a headlight for easy reading in weak places along with 8 GB of storage space to have thousands of books at hand. For this price, you get the ad-supported version, but you can choose to remove them later for an additional fee.
See Kindle on Amazon.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids
Var: $ 160
Nu: $ 115 ($ 45 off)
The Kindle Paperwhite got a renewal last month, but the Kids version is already for sale. In addition to the e-reader, you get a 1-year subscription with access to thousands of child-friendly books (Amazon Kids +), a cover and a two-year “worry-free” warranty that covers accidents. At $ 115, this device is an excellent offer, especially considering that the “adult” ad-free model has the same list price, but without the kid-friendly accessories and parental controls.
See Kindle Paperwhite Kids on Amazon.
TP-Link Deco Mesh WiFi System (Deco S4), 3-pack
Var: $ 150
Now: $ 110 (26% off)
Switching to a mesh Wi-Fi setup at home is extremely affordable this Black Friday. This three-pack sets covers up to 5,500 square feet and supports Wi-Fi 5 speeds of up to 867 Mbps over 5 GHz and 300 Mbps over 2.4 GHz (AC1200). Each node also comes with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing for cable backhaul. Given the speed and features of the Deco S4, this deal feels like a steal at this price.
See TP-Link Deco S4 Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-pack) on Amazon.
TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Var: $ 80
Now: $ 50 (37% off)
Sometimes a traditional router is the right choice – no need to use a mesh system if you do not need its level of Wi-Fi coverage. The same philosophy applies to speed. Sure, fancy Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers are screaming along, but Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) routers still have plenty of zip and cost much less. Take this TP-Link Archer A7 router down to $ 50 for Black Friday. You get speeds of up to 1,300 Mbps over 5 GHz and 450 Mbps over 2.4 GHz, which is very fast for streaming movies and surfing the Internet. Why pay more if you do not need it?
Do you need an increase in transfer rates? Take a look at the TP-Link Archer A8, a Wi-Fi 5 AC1900 router down to $ 60 right now. (Be sure to cut the $ 20 coupon before adding it to your cart.) Above 5 GHz, you get a maximum of 1,300 Mbps; over 2.4 GHz, 600 Mbps.
See TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Wi-Fi Router on Amazon.
TP-Link Archer AX21 Smart Wi-Fi 6 Router
Var: $ 100
Now: $ 75 (25% off)
New technology usually costs more, but if you grab this router, you will not pay that much for a lightning-fast Wi-Fi 6 router. And it’s fast. The Archer AX21 may not look like it at first glance at its raw transfer speeds that Wi-Fi 5 routers can match – but the magic of Wi-Fi 6 is its ability to better handle home networks with many devices, all of which have Internet access at the same time. (AKA the situation in most homes these days.) Ensuring smooth, congestion-free Internet browsing has never been so affordable.
See TP-Link Archer AX21 Smart Wi-Fi 6 Router on Amazon.
Smart home devices
Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control
Cost: $ 249
Nu: $ 199 ($ 50 off)
With a 33% discount, our favorite smart thermostat becomes even more appealing. We loved the Ecobee SmartThermostat in our review and gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars along with an Editor’s Choice Award. You get a responsive device with better sensitivity than previous versions, and it integrates with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. Making your home’s environmental management smarter is both easy and inexpensive with this sale.
See the Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control on Amazon.
Kasa Smart Mini plug
Var: $ 23
Now: $ 3.50 (84% off)
Here’s a fun one: If you download the Alexa app to your phone (or have an Alexa enabled device), you can ask for a sweet trade. If you say “Alexa, order the Kasa Smart Mini Plug” you get this popular smart plug with energy monitoring for a full 84% discount. Do not want to complete the transaction by voice? It first goes to your shopping cart so you can check out on a PC.
Get the Alexa app on iOS or Android.
Kasa Smart multicolored smart bulb
Var: $ 20
Nu: $ 10 ($ 10 off)
No hub needed for this smart bulb – Kasa Smart bulbs run on your Wi-Fi network. With a 50 percent discount, the KL130 cannot be ignored. When it comes to adjusting its color, this bulb is extremely flexible: not only can you choose between rainbow colors, but the white color temperature can be adjusted between warm and cool.
See the Kasa Smart KL130 color bulb on Amazon.