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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.
The majority of Black Friday deals will launch the day after Thanksgiving (November 26th) in the US as usual, but the pandemic has shaken things up in yet another way. The best deals will be happening online, with fewer in-person sales for the sake of safety. Better yet, some of those great deals are already available, so you can get started on your holiday gift (or personal) shopping. With this post, were rounding up the best early Black Friday deals from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Adorama, B&H Photo, Newegg, and anywhere else we find deals you should know about.
Speaker deals
Sonos portable Move speaker.
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Sonos has slashed the prices on several of its speakers ahead of Black Friday. Three of its popular models are $100 off right now, a savings of up to 25 percent. You can buy the Sonos Move, the companys first portable speaker, for just $299 right now at Sonos and Amazon or $300 at Best Buy.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Sonos Move is the companys first portable speaker, allowing you to move it from room to room or place to place and play music for up to 11 hours on battery.
If you are looking for a soundbar, the Sonos Beam is an excellent starting point. Aside from enhancing the sound quality of games and movies, the Beam has always-listening mics and supports two voice assistants: Google Assistant and Amazons Alexa.
Sonos Beam soundbar
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Beam is Sonos entry-level soundbar that makes it easy to improve any sound coming out of your TV.
If you own a Sonos speaker but want to enhance your sound when watching movies or playing music at the family barbecue, the Sonos Sub will add an extra low-end thump to your Sonos speaker. Normally, this add-on would set you back $700, but you can buy it for just $599 at a few retailers, including Amazon.
Sonos Sub
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The Sonos Sub is an add-on speaker that provides some extra low-end thump to any Sonos speaker system.
Headphone deals
AirPods Pro
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You can get Boses excellent Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones for $299 at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Dell. The price is only available in soapstone white, unfortunately, at all these retailers.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Boses flagship over-the-ear headphones that allow you to connect to connect two devices simultaneously and a more modern design compared to other Bose headphones.
Apples AirPods Pro wireless earbuds are $190 at Woot right now. This is the lowest weve seen yet on Apples flagship earbuds. Compared to the standard AirPods, the Pro model features better sound quality and noise cancellation, plus support for Apples new spatial audio feature.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Apples flagship earbuds with better sound quality, noise cancellation, and spatial audio.
Samsungs Galaxy Buds Plus wireless earbuds are down to just $110 at Amazon and Best Buy. This is the best price weve seen for this model, which usually costs $150 outside of any discounts. Compared to the standard Galaxy Buds, this upgraded model that launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series of phones has improved sound quality, microphones, and battery life.
If you are looking to buy two pairs of Galaxy Buds Plus, Best Buy has a few bundles, allowing you to buy sets for only $200. You can mix and match which color you want for both pairs and are available in blue, black, light blue, red, and white.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Galaxy Buds Plus are a successor to the Galaxy Buds. The biggest change from this model is the improved battery life is nearly doubled compared to the Galaxy Buds.
Alongside the Plus wireless earbuds, Samsungs Galaxy Buds are discounted at Amazon and Best Buy. Normally, these earbuds would cost $130, but you can get them for $70 at either retailer.
Unfortunately, the color options are limited at both retailers, so you can only buy these earbuds in either black or silver.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Samsungs earbuds that include a tiny case with wireless charging and better sound isolation than Apples AirPods.
Newegg has a deal right now on the Jabra Elite 75t wireless earbuds. You can buy a pair of these earbuds in refurbished condition for just $85. These wireless earbuds feature a new design compared to its predecessor and improve on the battery life and sound quality.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
A successor to the 65t wireless earbuds, that features a new design, better battery life, and noticeably improved sound quality.
Laptop / tablet deals
Apples iPad Pro (2020 model).
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If you are looking to pick up an iPad Pro this Black Friday, Amazon and Best Buy have Apples high-end iPad Pro for $730. This model includes an 11-inch display and a 128GB storage configuration. If 128GB is not enough storage space for you, both retailers are taking $100 off the 256GB configuration, bringing the price down to $800, which is what you would normally pay if you bought the entry-level 11-inch iPad Pro with the lowest storage configuration.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The latest iPad Pro model uses a USB-C port instead of Lightning and features a dual-lens rear camera array and Face ID. This high-end Apple tablet also includes a 120Hz refresh rate, 4K rendering for video editing apps, and enhanced AR performance.
Wearable deals
Apple Watch SE.
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If you like Fitbits wearables and prefer to have a smartwatch by the company, you can get the Fitbit Sense smartwatch for $280 at Fitbits website or at Best Buy and B&H Photo. Normally this model costs $330 and allows you to track your stress levels and measure your blood oxygen levels.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
One of Fitbits more recent product releases, the Sense includes FD clearance and allows you to track your stress levels in addition to measuring your blood oxygen levels. The watch also includes Google Assistant support.
The Apple Watch SE was already the most affordable Watch that Apple made at $279, but its even cheaper at Best Buy. You can score the 40mm GPS version for $259 or the larger 44mm Watch for $289 at Amazon and Best Buy. Each size looks similar to the more expensive Series 6 but lacks the always-on display and a few other features.
The Apple Watch SE aligns more with the Series 5 in terms of specs, but at $259, its a fantastic value. Heres an in-depth post on how the SE differs from other recent Apple Watch models.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Apples midrange wearable. Starting at $279, the Apple Watch SE serves as a step up from the Series 3, with similar features and design as the flagship Series 6.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is also cheaper than usual at Amazon and Walmart. Normally $400 for the 40mm GPS model, its down to $330 but theres a catch. You must buy this model in either red or blue at Amazon and Walmart only has the red model in this size discounted right now.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Apples latest flagship wearable features an always-on display and new sensors that provide the ability to monitor your blood oxygen levels.
Smart home deals
Google Nest Wifi.
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If you have a large home and want to make sure all of the rooms in it have internet and no dead zones, Amazon and Best Buy has discounted the Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi router. You can get three units for just $479.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Eero 6 Pro mesh router is designed for large homes with fast (up to one gigabit) internet connections. It supports the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol as well as Zigbee connections for smart home devices.
Ahead of Black Friday, Google has discounted several of its products, including the Nest Wifi, and you can buy a two-pack for $219. The Nest Wifi system is easy to set up, and with two units, you can cover up to 4,400 square feet.
Google Nest Wifi
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Googles Nest Wifi system is a Wi-Fi 5 mesh router with easy setup, reliable connectivity, and fast speeds up to 500Mbps. A two-pack is designed to cover up to 4,400 square feet.
If you need a mesh router system that will cover more square feet in your home, you can buy a three-pack Eero 6 mesh router for $223. The mesh routers also include a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, allowing you to connect and control select devices with Amazons voice assistant Alexa.
Eero 6 mesh router
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Eero 6 mesh router system covers up to 5,000 square feet and is good for internet speeds up to 500Mbps. It also supports Zigbee for connecting smart home devices.
If you prefer Netgear products, you can save 22 percent on a two-pack for the companys Nighthawk mesh router system. Its designed for homes that have up to 400Mbps of internet speeds. Netgear says its Nighthawk mesh router system provides up to 3,000 square feet in coverage and support for 25 or more devices.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Netgear Nighthawk is a Wi-Fi 6 mesh router system designed for internet speeds up to 400Mbps.
At Amazon and Best Buy, you can save $140 on an eight-piece Ring Alarm home security kit, and it comes with a free third-gen Amazon Echo Dot with purchase. Normally $290, this kit will only cost you $150.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
A Ring Alarm kit is perfect for those looking to add security for their house. The eight-piece alarm kit includes the base station, a keypad, four contact sensors, a range extender, and a motion detector. This deal also includes a free Amazon Echo Dot.
Circling back to Netgear, its $450 flagship mesh router system is also discounted. You can buy the Orbi RBK752 Wi-Fi 6 mesh router system for $280 at Amazon or Best Buy right now. This is a great product if you need something that will have the bandwidth to stream multiple videos in 4K or 8K resolution in your house.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
The Orbi line is Netgears flagship mesh router system, with support for Wi-Fi 6 and up to gigabit internet speeds.
Other deals
Samsungs T7 USB-C SSD.
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Samsungs fast T7 USB-C SSD with 1TB of storage normally costs $200, but you can buy this portable SSD for just $150 at Amazon and Best Buy. It features optional password protection with AES 256-bit encryption and Samsung claims the T7 has up to 1,050MB/s transfer speeds. Its compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Windows 10, macOS, and Android. Unfortunately, it will not work on iPad or iOS devices and it is not compatible as an external SSD for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Samsungs portable external SSD that features an optional password protection with AES 256-bit encryption and transfer speeds up to up to 1,050MB/s.
Image: Peak Design
Peak Design has kicked off its Super Massive Black Friday sale with sizeable discounts on bags and tripods. It might be tough to imagine when you might next need a durable backpack that can fit a lot of gadgets within, but the companys Everyday lineup of bags is 20 percent off. Its bigger Travel bags are also discounted.
If youre into photography, Peak Designs Travel Tripod and a few accessories that are compatible with it are cheaper than usual.
Gaming deals
Watch Dogs: Legion.
Watch Dogs: Legion, the latest installment in Ubisofts hack-anything, open-world game, is down to $45 at Ubisofts official website, thats $15 off, while its not the lowest we have seen this game go down, this title recently came out and this is still a good discount. What makes this deal even better is that each version will net you an upgrade to the Xbox Series X / S or PS5 copies for free. Even if you dont have much interest in the game, its an affordable way to check out what impressive ray-tracing graphics look like on the new console hardware.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
A sequel to 2016s Watch Dogs 2. Players have the chance to play as multiple different characters that can be recruited and control at any time as you complete missions around London.
The Last of Us Part II is one of the most popular PS4 games released this year. If you have yet to experience Naughty Dogs latest title, you can pick it up for $30 at Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop. This is the lowest price the game has been marked down to date. If you recently purchased a PS5, you can also play this game via backwards compatibility.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
A sequel to 2013s The Last of Us that follows Ellies journey as she goes down a path of revenge.
Speaking of popular PS4 games that released this year, Ghost of Tsushima is also on sale at its lowest price ever of $40 at Amazon and Best Buy. Even better? If you purchased a PS5, you can transfer your save data from your PS4 and experience the game in 60 frames per second, a feature exclusive to Sonys next-gen console.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Set in late 13th century Japan, Ghost of Tsushima has players controlling a samurai who is tasked with protecting Tsushima Island during the first Mongol invasion.
If youre having trouble narrowing down what games you want, why not get several? Target is hosting a get three for the price of two deal on video game purchases even for newer titles like Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Assassins Creed Valhalla, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, to name a few. The list goes on, though one thing that isnt eligible are first-party Sony games for the PS5, like the Demons Souls remake, but you can pick up Godfall, which is available on Sonys next-gen console (and on PC.) Even Cyberpunk 2077, a game coming out next month is eligible for this promotion.
PC upgrade deals
This image shows the 1TB model, but the 2TB model detailed below looks the same.
If you want 2TB of fast storage for your PC, Samsungs 2TB 970 Evo Plus NVMe SSD is $250 at Newegg and Amazon, beating the lowest price by about $40. Over the summer, the price was steady at $350. A PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD like this will fit in only certain kinds of motherboards (so check before you buy). Alternatively, it can also make for a very fast USB-C drive if you get an M.2 enclosure for it. Either route you take, youll get a lot of speedy storage.
Prices taken at time of publishing.
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