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When does Black Friday end? It's technically (and temporally) over as we enter Small Business Saturday and otherwise see ongoing incentives from retailers — ranging from Dyson's free gifts to weekend-long special sales from brands like Apple and Everlane. As we're reporting on tech deals, it's also true that many of the best Black Friday tech sales and deals are still going on. We're not too surprised: Retail expert Michael Bonebright of DealNews.com previously told us that November is an opportune time to shop for tech and electronics, from laptops, TVs and Apple products to air fryers and humidifiers — in fact, some of the most popular Black Friday deals this month were on tech devices. Of course, Black Friday sales aren't limited to just tech. Amazon, Wayfair, Target, Home Depot and Walmart have all been running their respective Black Friday sales and deals with discounts spanning every category you can imagine, from pet goods to Lego to the ubiquitous AirPods Pro earbuds.
Best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales
After digging through Black Friday tech deals across the board, we're spotlighting a few can’t-miss discounts that are worth shopping right now and that are still on sale right now.
- Rating: 4.8-star average, more than 1,940 reviews
Honey reports that the price chop of $250 is the biggest sale on the latest MacBook Pro since early-September and we expect more discounts are forthcoming. Beyond its 16-inch retina screen and navigation touch bar, the new MacBook Pro is powered by Apple's M1 chip. The brand claims it replaces multiple chips to help improve your new laptop's overall performance and power efficiency. The highly-rated Macbook Pro is also available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver.
- Rating: 4.6 star-average, about 480 ratings
We recently named this smart TV one of the best on the market, and it’s currently being sold at the lowest price ever, according to camelcamelcamel. It provides a vivid 4K picture and its X1 Ultimate processor is particularly good at "upscaling" 720p and 1080i content to 4K. The TV also works with Alexa and comes with Google Assistant, so you can control it using your voice.
- Rating: 4.7 star-average, over 802,000 ratings
The newest model of the Echo Dot is currently being sold at its lowest price ever, according to camelcamelcamel. This device is a Black Friday bestseller, too, notable for allowing you to control your smart home and even sporting a temperature sensor. The Echo Dot equips Alexa and features Alexa Guard, which can alert you of any glass breaking, smoke- or carbon monoxide alarms.
- Rating: 4.8 star-average, over 224,000 ratings
According to camelcamelcamel, these AirPods are at their lowest price, barring a Nov. 4 daily deal on Amazon. The wireless headphones stay in your ears while exercising, and one charge gives you five hours of battery life. While the newer AirPods Pro are a Black Friday bestseller, they’re largely sold out across retailers. But these AirPods are the second best option and very popular among Shopping readers.
- Rating: 4.7-star average rating, nearly 8,800 reviewers
The Studio 3 is Beats by Dre's top-tier headphone offering. It's ergonomically-designed with cushiony earpads for extra comfort and when active noise-cancelling is turned on, you get 22 hours of playtime or 40 hours of low-power use. According to Honey, a price comparison site, this 50-percent discount is the lowest price the Studio 3 has dropped down to in the last 120 days.
- Rating: 4.6-star average rating, nearly 1,100 reviewers
The Lenovo ThinkPad drops 59 percent with code X1BLACKFRIDAY. According to Honey, that's the lowest price it's been in at least four months. The 14-inch laptop offers up to 19.5 hours of battery life, has an HD camera, fingerprint reader for added security and 256 GB hard drive.
- Rating: 4.5 star-average rating, more than 1,800 ratings
We recently listed the Fitbit Inspire 2 as one of the best smart fitness gifts of 2020, and according to Honey, the price of this FitBit tracker is the lowest it’s been in over a month. The water-resistant fitness tracker monitors your heart rate, physical activity and sleep patterns that can hold a charge for up to 10 days.
Rating: 4.7 star-average rating, more than 60 ratings
According to Honey, this Honeywell humidifier’s price is the lowest it’s been in over two months. Dermatologists recommend incorporating a humidifier into your at-home winter routine to help rehydrate your skin. As the winter months approach, humidifiers are becoming a staple item to help your skin retain moisture at home. This Honeywell humidifier circulates, filters and purifies room air up to five times per hour. There are also four main cleaning levels to accommodate a variety of needs: Germ, General Clean, Allergen and Turbo. It comes with an Automatic Cleaning mode and an Air Quality Indicator that can monitor air quality. The humidifier also includes recommended Certified Honeywell Filters.
One of the best Black Friday deals on Amazon and one of the most popular deals during Black Friday, this simple and highly-rated smart home upgrade lets you plug two different non-smart devices in, turning them into smart home devices. Using Kasa’s app and Wi-Fi, you can tell the water-resistant plug to turn each device on or off separately and from as far as 300 feet away.
- Rating: 4.5-star average, more than 13,600 reviews
Keep an eye on your dog when you’re not home with the Furbo Dog Camera. Furbo has an HD camera with night vision and a 160-degree wide-angle view that live streams video to your phone once the device is connected to Wi-Fi. Using a two-way audio system, Furbo features a barking sensor that detects when your pet is making noise, and you can talk to your pet through the app.
Best Black Friday tech sales
To help simplify your search for the greatest and best Black Friday deals and sales, we rounded up a bird’s-eye view of the top Black Friday sales. These aren’t necessarily the best deals as each sale carries multiple discounts, but this will give you an idea of where to look for your favorite tech brands or what’s on offer at your preferred tech retailers.
- Abt Electronics is offering discounts on TVs, speakers, media streaming devices like Roku and Apple TVs, laptops, computers and notebooks and more
- Adorama is offering discounts more than 9,000 deals on photography gear, computers, games and more
- Amazon is offering more than 650 now-Cyber Monday deals on computers and accessories like chargers, webcams, hard drives and more
- Best Buy is offering Holiday Deals on TVs, laptops, major appliances and video games consoles and video games, including deals on Nintendo Switch games
- BJ's Wholesale Club is offering up to $600 off on more than 150 electronics, including Acer, HP and Apple AirPods
- Dell is offering up to 62 percent off more than 350 products, including laptops, monitors and desktops
- GameStop is offering savings on Nintendo Switch controllers, up to 50 percent off Nintendo Switch games and up to 50 percent off PC bundles
- Go Pro is offering $200 off Hero9 Bundle
- HP is offering up to 70 percent off doorbuster items, 25 percent off HP Care Packs and up to 70 percent off select monitors and accessories
- HSN is offering $20 off order $100 or more with code 185025, as well as deals on more than 50 electronics, including Apple AirPods
- Lenovo is giving you up to 80 percent off doorbusters, including most ThinkPad laptops and desktops
- Lowe's is offering one day only cyber steals and up to $700 off major appliances through Dec. 3
- Microsoft is offering up to 50 percent off Xbox Official Gear
- Samsung is giving you up to $1,000 off QLED TVs, up to 20 percent off Crystal UHD 4K TVs and up to 35 percent off major appliances
- Target is offering up to 50 percent off headphones and earbuds, up to 30 percent off 95 TVs, soundbars and home theater accessories, up to $50 off Apple AirPods Pro and deals on Nintendo Switch games
- Walmart is offering early Black Friday sales on more than 1,800 electronics, including more than 80 Samsung TVs, phones and watches, as well as up to 50 percent off Nintendo Switch games
- Woot is offering Black Friday weekly deals through Nov. 29 and up to 90 percent off more than 540 electronics and computers
Best Black Friday tech deals on Amazon
Amazon has thousands of Black Friday deals and sales across Amazon devices, camera and photo essentials, electronics, headphones, home audio, Amazon Kindle and softwares. We spotlighted a few can’t miss deals that caught our eyes, and we think are worthy of your attention.
- Up to 57 percent off highly-rated kitchen appliances from Calphalon
- Up to 30 percent off Samsung monitors
- Up to 30 percent off bidets from BioBidet
- Up to 30 percent off highly-rated power tools
Best Black Friday tech deals at Target
Target is currently hosting more than 11,000 deals on various electronics, more than 150 of which are specifically part of its Black Friday sale, such as TVs and home theater, headphones, computers and office and phones. You can also preview the upcoming Black Friday deals and sales every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, when you sign up for Target’s weekly flyer email. Here’s a handy list of popular tech companies participating in Target’s Black Friday sales and deals event.
Best Black Friday tech deals at Walmart
Walmart has featured more than 1,500 deals, cutting price anew every week in November. On the tech and electronics front, Walmart has also discounted highly-rated options from top-rated brands.
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