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Black Friday tech deals 2020: Best tech deals and sales now

Walmart, Target, Amazon and other reader favorite retailers cut prices on Apple Watches, Nintendo Switch accessories, laptops, TVs and more.
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Thousands of Black Friday tech deals and sales are taking place right now — here's where to shop for the best discounts before and during Black Friday, on Nov. 27.Apple; Lenovo; Samsung

This article contains deals across broad categories of products from several retailers that we think you’ll want to know about. In some instances, we may make a commission on purchases made from those retailers.

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 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.

1. Apple MacBook Pro

  • 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.

2. Sony X950H 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

  • 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.

3. Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen

  • 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.

4. Apple AirPods with Charging Case

  • 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.

5. Beats by Dre Studio 3 Wireless Headphones

  • 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.

6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 8th Gen

  • 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.

7. FitBit Inspire 2 Activity Tracker

  • 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.

8. Honeywell Insight Humidifier

  • 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.

5. Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug by TP-Link

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.

9. Furbo Dog Camera

  • 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.

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.

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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