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Black Friday is only hours away, tons of deals are already available, and we’re constantly updating our list of the best deals as they go live and out of stock. Black Friday and the ensuing days/weeks create a notoriously hectic and overloaded shopping event, but it’s also the best time to find year-long low prices on some of our most highly recommended tech. Naturally, we’ve done days of research and hunting to deliver the best tech deals this event has to offer, and we’ll continue to do so as things change shape through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Each brings its own cascade of new deals.

The biggest retailers and manufacturers, like AppleMicrosoftAmazonBest BuyTarget, and Walmart, have all posted early Black Friday deals lists. There’s already a lot to highlight for big-ticket items like 4K TVs, Apple iPads, MacBooks, and Surface devices. A range of 4K TVs made our list, from higher-end offerings from Samsung and LG to more reasonably priced options from Hisense and TCL, and much more. All of which received strong reviews from trusted sources like Rtings.com, among many others. If you’re looking for smart home devices like smart speakers, video doorbells, and streaming sticks, Amazon and Google have large chunks of their lineups on sale, matching or beating record lows. Likewise with robot vacuums from Roomba. Nintendo’s Switches are also on sale, including the Switch Lite, and a bundle for the base Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Switch Online.

As for smaller items, Target’s buy-two-get-one-free deals on books and video games are an excellent value, packed with a good mix of new releases and modern classics. Xbox and PlayStation have also launched video game sales in their respective stores, bringing down prices often by 50 percent on a number of in-demand titles. For stocking stuffers, we have deals on our favorite chargers from Anker, as well as microSD and SSD storage solutions from SanDisk, Western Digital, and Samsung.

Of course, this is just scratching the surface. There are also year-long lows on some of our favorite headphones and wearables, as well as generous discounts on GoPro, Pixel 6, and Pixel 7 phones, Xbox consoles with gift cards, Meta Quest bundles, and much more. Check the full curated list below.

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The Pixel Watch. It's a perfect, round little pebble, now on sale for $50 off.
Enlarge / The Pixel Watch. It’s a perfect, round little pebble, now on sale for $50 off.

Ron Amadeo

Featured best Black Friday deals

The GoPro Hero 11 is currently on sale for $200 off with a free year of GoPro's subscription.
Enlarge / The GoPro Hero 11 is currently on sale for $200 off with a free year of GoPro’s subscription.

GoPro

Know your Pixel phones: The one with the black plastic camera bar is the Pixel 6a. The base model Pixel 7 has one black camera oval, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a second camera bar cutout for the zoom lens. All of them are on sale.
Enlarge / Know your Pixel phones: The one with the black plastic camera bar is the Pixel 6a. The base model Pixel 7 has one black camera oval, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a second camera bar cutout for the zoom lens. All of them are on sale.

Google

Best Black Friday phone deals

The new iPad mini compared to 2020's iPad Air 4.
Enlarge / The new iPad mini compared to 2020’s iPad Air 4.

Andrew Cunningham

Best Black Friday tablet deals

Apple's first- and second-generation AirPods Pro are both on sale.
Enlarge / Apple’s first- and second-generation AirPods Pro are both on sale.

Jeff Dunn

Best Black Friday headphone deals

Sony offers both the latest WH-1000XM5 (left) and WH-1000XM4 predecessor (right) wireless noise-canceling headphones. The WH-1000XM5's earcups can't fold up for easier storage, sadly.
Enlarge / Sony offers both the latest WH-1000XM5 (left) and WH-1000XM4 predecessor (right) wireless noise-canceling headphones. The WH-1000XM5’s earcups can’t fold up for easier storage, sadly.

Jeff Dunn

Sonos Beam soundbar.
Enlarge / Sonos Beam soundbar.

Sonos

Best Black Friday smart home and audio deals

The Google Chromecast's home screen is well-spaced and aesthetically pleasing.
Enlarge / The Google Chromecast’s home screen is well-spaced and aesthetically pleasing.

Corey Gaskin

Google's second-generation Nest Hub is our favorite bedside companion.
Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub is our favorite bedside companion.

Corey Gaskin

Apple Watch's QWERTY keyboard, which I found easy enough to text on, thanks largely to autocorrect.
Enlarge / Apple Watch’s QWERTY keyboard, which I found easy enough to text on, thanks largely to autocorrect.

Corey Gaskin

Best Black Friday smartwatch deals

Samsung's well-reviewed 85-inch Neo QLED is among the healthy range of high-end to budget-friendly TVs on sale right now.
Enlarge / Samsung’s well-reviewed 85-inch Neo QLED is among the healthy range of high-end to budget-friendly TVs on sale right now.

Best Black Friday TV deals

The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro (left) and the 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro (right) are both on sale at solid discounts. The 14-inch is nearly $300 off.
Enlarge / The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro (left) and the 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro (right) are both on sale at solid discounts. The 14-inch is nearly $300 off.

Samuel Axon

Best Black Friday laptop and PC deals

Microsoft's Surface Pro 9.
Enlarge / Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9.

Andrew Cunningham

The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.
Enlarge / The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.

Valentina Palladino

Tons of games are available for buy-two-get-one-free deals, including <em>Mario + Rabbids</em>.
Enlarge / Tons of games are available for buy-two-get-one-free deals, including Mario + Rabbids.

Best Black Friday video game deals

Both the PS5 DualSense controller and charging station are among the best Black Friday deals.
Enlarge / Both the PS5 DualSense controller and charging station are among the best Black Friday deals.

Best Black Friday gaming deals

The Razer Viper Ultimate.
Enlarge / The Razer Viper Ultimate.

Jeff Dunn

AirTags are the best way to find your lost stuff, if you're an iPhone user.
Enlarge / AirTags are the best way to find your lost stuff, if you’re an iPhone user.

Samuel Axon

Best Black Friday accessories, storage, chargers, misc. deals



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