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80 Best Amazon Black Friday Deals (2023): TVs, Phones, Echo

It simply wouldn’t feel like a deals holiday without Amazon, nor would it feel like the holiday season without a pile of Prime shipping boxes piling up inside your front door. You’d better put out some snacks for your mail delivery folks—Amazon’s Black Friday deals have started earlier, so the package pile might be bigger than ever. We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday deals we could find. Discounted Alexa speakers, Fire tablets, and Kindles will probably feel familiar, but there are also steep price drops on TVs, laptops, coffee makers, and much more. Check out our Early Black Friday Deals roundup for more.

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We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.

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2023 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

Amazon Fire HD 10

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The Fire HD 10 is still our favorite Fire tablet. This version has a speedy enough processor and a large screen for you to consume all the Amazon content your heart could want. You can shell out more cash for the Keyboard Case bundle ($60 off), a tablet without advertisements on the lock screen, or both.

In our Best Amazon Fire Tablets guide, we say this model has the best value. That’s especially true thanks to this deal, which brings the gadget within $5 of the lowest price we’ve tracked. However, the screen isn’t nearly as nice as the Fire HD 10, so unless you want a small tablet, you’re probably better off forking over the extra $20 to get the discounted Fire HD 10.

This is the best Amazon Fire tablet for younger kids. It’s the same tablet as the “normal” Fire HD 8 (6/10, WIRED Review). The only difference is that the Kids Edition comes with a rugged case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. If your kid chucks it down the stairs into a mop bucket or flings their tablet out the window because Bluey stopped playing, Amazon will replace the tablet for free. It also comes with a free year of Amazon Kids+, which offers access to kid-friendly movies, books, games, and apps. If your kiddos are ages 8 and older, go for the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro, which is down to $125 ($75 off). It comes with the same features and extras as the HD 8, but the HD 10 Kids Pro is faster and has a better display.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max next to a bowl of popcorn

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If you watch mainly Amazon Prime content, the Fire TV Stick is the streaming device you need and this one was just released at the end of September. You can stream from any service, but it’s heavily geared toward the company’s own content. This 4K Max is faster, with 16 gigabytes of storage versus 8, but if you want to spend less and still stay in the Amazon ecosystem, the also-new Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $25 ($25 off).

The Kindle Scribe (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is far too expensive and large for most of us, but if you want an e-reader that doubles as a notebook, it works well. The 10.2-inch screen is a good size for taking notes, and the minimal lag while writing makes it feel natural to use. For $20 more, the bundle with the premium pen automatically triggers the eraser tool when you turn it around, so there’s less time spent switching between tools onscreen. It’s not waterproof, which is confusing at this price, and you can’t write directly on most books—you still need to use the sticky note feature.

Last year, the Paperwhite Kids dropped to $105, and it was $110 during Prime Day this past October, so we’re hoping this deal improves. Your children don’t need kid-specific Kindles, but there are a few perks. You’ll get a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, a kid-friendly content library with parental controls. Every kids’ Kindle comes with a case and a two-year no-questions-asked replacement guarantee, too. If your kid smashes it, it’ll be replaced. The Paperwhite Kids has 16 gigs of storage and is waterproof.

Amazon Kindle Kids Ocean Explorer

Kindle Kids

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There is a kids’ version of the base Kindle too. It’s cheaper and has the same 16 GB of storage, along with an Amazon Kids+ subscription, a case, and a two-year worry-free guarantee. However, it isn’t waterproof and there isn’t warm lighting. If you think your kid is prone to dropping it in the tub or spilling a drink on it, consider spending a little more for your sanity.

The Amazon Echo Show 10 is the best Alexa Smart Display. It can connect with other Echo speakers, and the large 10-inch screen swivels around the base so you can keep a recipe or a Zoom video call within easy view. As is true for all Amazon devices, this gadget is best if you frequently use other Amazon products and services.

The Echo Show 5 is typically overpriced at $90, but the deal price of $40 matches the best we have tracked. Just keep in mind that it goes on sale quite frequently. We prefer the Echo Show 10 for its larger size, but the smaller footprint of the Echo Show 5 is good for a nightstand or tiny kitchen.

Amazon Blink doorbell

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Even with the subscription ($3/month or $30/year), this video doorbell is one of the cheapest options around, and it made the honorable mentions section in our Best Video Doorbells guide. Video quality is 1080p with a limited field of view, and notifications aren’t the fastest, but it performs reliably. If you don’t want a subscription, consider buying it bundled with Sync Module 2 ($47), which is also half-price right now.

If you’re battling Wi-Fi dead zones in your house, a mesh router can help. Eero’s Pro 6E (7/10, WIRED Recommends) makes setup as simple and hands-off as possible, each unit should cover 2,000 square feet, and you can mix and match with other Eeros. The brand’s subscription is pricey at $10 a month but it includes nice extras like parental controls and network security (you don’t have to subscribe for it to work). You can also pick up a 2-pack for $180 ($120 off) or a 3-pack for $400 ($150 off). Just select those options on the product page. Read our Best Eeros guide for more.

LG C3 OLED TV

LG C3 OLED

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The LG C3 is one of our favorite TVs for gamers. It’s been this price since October, so it’s not a super uncommon deal but still a decent chunk off a pricey TV. Our tester said the picture is vivid, with high contrast, and loaded with detail but never overblown. Response times are fast at 9.2 milliseconds and it supports all current gaming console features across its four HDMI ports.

This is our top TV recommendation if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck. The Hisense U8K (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a mini-LED display that delivers excellent black levels, and it comes with a Google TV interface that’s easy to use. There’s a 120-Hz screen refresh rate for gaming and decent speakers. The feet are on the ends though, so you’ll want to mount it or pair it with a long TV stand.

It’s not often that a newly released TV goes on sale. When we called the QN900C (8/10, WIRED Recommends) “among the prettiest you can buy,” we gushed over the “brilliantly clear and detailed video,” rich color shading, deep blacks, and butter-smooth motion processing. It’s able to display up to 8K resolution, so your only issue (aside from the price) may be finding enough 8K content to show on it.

This is the lowest price we’ve tracked for the Google Chromecast 4K (8/10, WIRED Recommends). Just plug the HDMI dongle into your TV and you’ll get a snazzy and easy-to-use interface that you can control with the color-matched remote. There’s even built-in Google Assistant. Just keep in mind that you may have to manually clear the cache frequently since there’s not a lot of onboard storage. The HD version of the Chromecast is also on sale for $20, and it’s ideal for anyone with a 1080p TV.

Google Pixel Buds Pro

Google Pixel Buds Pro

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The Google Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are truly excellent earbuds. They’re featured in our list of the Best Wirefree Earbuds as the top pick for Android phone users. This deal price matches the lowest we have seen. With punchy bass, a comfortable fit, and solid battery life, it’s hard to find a better pair of headphones for the money.

We love the Beats Fit Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re some of the Best Wireless Headphones for Workouts. While they’re better if you use an iPhone, the headphones are still compatible with Android devices. The fit is comfortable, the sound quality is top-notch, and the noise canceling and microphones perform well to boot. They were $20 cheaper earlier in the week, but this deal is still solid.

The Powerbeats Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) came out in 2019, but these are still our top recommendation for earbuds with the most secure fit—making them an excellent option for the most intensive workouts. With an IPX4 water-resistance rating, they’ll also stay protected from sweat. They have excellent sound quality and offer an impressive nine hours of battery life (with an extra 18 hours in the case). It’s worth noting that many of the features won’t work with an Android phone, but the core functions will.

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The Apple AirPods Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are Apple’s biggest and beefiest headphones. They’re the very best noise-canceling headphones on the market, and they’re also our favorite wireless headphones for iPhone users that prefer over-ears. They dip down to this price pretty often, and they were $20 less last Black Friday, but this is still an alright deal if you’re in the market.

The latest version of the AirPods Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) was just announced last month at Apple’s hardware event and they’re already on sale. These buds are identical to the old pair on the outside, but they pack some changes internally. In addition to slightly improved sound, there are also new Adaptive Audio features and a new Conversation Awareness mode (that turns audio down and lowers the sound of the background so you can hear someone talking to you). They were cheaper around Prime Day, so there’s a chance they’ll drop lower in price as Black Friday and Cyber Monday get closer.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

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The Pro 9 is the best 2-in-1 Surface in our Best Microsoft Surface guide. It bridges the gap between laptop and tablet pretty well, with an updated processor and a new 5G option for on-the-go connectivity.

This little 2-in-1 laptop has been one of our best budget picks in our Best Laptops Guide forever. It’s not kitted out for video editing or gaming, but it’s plenty fast enough for office and web-based work. There are plenty of ports for peripherals, and the 2-in-1 design is nice for watching movies on the go.

Google Pixel 7A

Google Pixel 7A

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The Google Pixel 7A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite Pixel phone and the best Android phone for most people. It has great value when it’s full-price, so this discount makes it extra enticing. It’s snappy, powerful, water-resistant, and capable of charging wirelessly. The camera is great too.

The Google Pixel 8 (7/10, WIRED Review) is the brand’s newest flagship phone. It’s good! It performs well, the camera is fantastic, and the performance is snappy. Our only gripe is with the battery life. The Pixel 8 Pro is also on sale for $799 ($200 off). Read more about the two phones, plus the rest of the lineup, in our Google Pixel Phone Buying Guide.

The Google Pixel Tablet (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fantastic Android tablet, especially with the included charging dock—which doubles as a speaker. Every capacity and color is on sale right now. The performance and screen are both great for the price, but we wish the battery life and available accessories were better. You can set up to eight user profiles, so anyone in the family can use it with their own apps and home screen.

If you’re excited to try out a folding phone, the Pixel Fold (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our current favorite. There’s a wide 5.8-inch screen on the outside that feels like using a normal phone screen with zero compromises. But you can open it to take advantage of a 7.6-inch screen that’s ideal for multitasking. A great camera, good battery life, and smart software round out a compelling device, but, even with the discount, it’s pricey.

Motorola Razr

Motorola Razr (2023)

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This is the cheapest folding flip phone you can buy right now, and you can read more about it here. The price matches the lowest we’ve seen it drop so far. We wish the closed state was more useful—it only displays notifications, the weather, and the time—but the internal, larger 6.9-inch OLED screen is nice thanks to its snappy refresh rate. The camera isn’t great, but the battery life sure is. And did we mention it’s a foldable for $500?

If you want a Motorola phone, this is the best one you can get right now. It’s got a 6.7-inch OLED display that curves around the sides but doesn’t get disrupted by the touch of your fingers while you hold it. It’s bright enough to see on sunny days, has dual stereo speakers, NFC for contactless payments, dual SIM support, water resistance, and 512 GB of storage.

Want a small phone? Or do you want a headphone jack? You don’t have to choose! Just get the Zenfone 10 (7/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s powerful, has good battery life, supports wireless charging, and it’s very compact. Just know that it doesn’t work on Verizon’s network.

The Arc (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite soundbar for big home theaters. It comes equipped with three tweeters and eight mid-woofers to deliver deep bass, along with full Dolby Atmos support that can bounce sound off walls and ceilings in a way that mimics a surround sound setup. It has a tasteful and understated design too, so it won’t get in the way of your interior aesthetic. This soundbar was on sale for the same price during Black Friday last year, but it’s the lowest we’ve tracked.

The Sub Mini (8/10, WIRED Review) is tiny, but you can count on it to deliver a thumping bass and clear sound. It’s wireless too. Aside from plugging it into your power source, it pairs with your system through the Sonos app. This is also what you’ll use to fine-tune the subwoofer. You can set bass and treble levels, adjust sub and height audio, set volume limits, and add surround sound speakers.

Sonos Roam bluetooth speaker on blue backdrop

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This is the smallest and most portable speaker Sonos offers. Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, you can throw the Roam (9/10, WIRED Recommends) in your bag and play music on the go. It doesn’t pack audiophile-approved sound for its size, but it still sounds fairly impressive. The dual-driver system, tweeter, and subwoofer work together to deliver a bold bass and clear highs (with zero distortion at high volume). You’ll have to use the Sonos app to control it but you can also stream from major services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and more.

The Era 100 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) holds the title of Best Overall Sonos Speaker in our guide for its improved sound and features over the Sonos One (Gen 2). It has large woofers and angled tweeters for real stereo sound, a punchier bass, and a crisp definition. With a faster processor, the speaker also receives software updates for longer. There’s also now a volume slider, a play-pause button (so you don’t have to take your phone out to control it), a USB-C input, and a switch on the back to manually disable the mic.

The Amp is a great option for those looking for an amplifier to power their turntable, TV, outdoor speakers, and more at higher volumes. The front control panel is touch-sensitive, so you can either tap or swipe for things like pausing music and adjusting the volume. The Amp also connects via the Sonos app and comes with support for AirPlay 2. It doesn’t come with built-in mics, but you’ll have voice control if you pair it with another Sonos voice-enabled speaker like the Sonos One or Sonos Move.

The Beam (Gen 2) packs a ton of upgrades from its predecessor including a slight redesign (Sonos swapped the fabric cover on the front with a polycarbonate grille), enhanced sound with support for Dolby Atmos (with compatible TVs and streaming apps), a faster processor, and an HDMI eARC port for higher-definition audio. It packs support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2 as well. For surround sound, you can also pair it with a Sonos Sub (an expensive subwoofer) and two other Sonos speakers.

Anker Nano Power Bank

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This compact power bank slides into the USB-C port of your phone to top up the battery, in fact, it’s our top pick for phones in the Best Portable Chargers guide. Only the shell white color is on sale, but it’s a nifty way to add 5,000 mAh of capacity. However, it might not be a good pick if you have a thick case. The pink Lightning port version is also discounted to $20 right now.

We like Anker’s chargers and its Prime range employs GaN technology to shrink the size down. This 67-watt charger has fold out prongs and offers two USB-C ports and one USB-A. It can charge a MacBook and it supports fast charging for iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S phones, and Pixel phones.

Packing a hefty 20,000-mAh capacity and capable of putting out up to 200 watts, this chunky power bank can top up laptops, tablets, or phones at top speed. It also has a display to show power in and out, and comes with a base that uses pogo pins to speedily recharge the power bank. This made the honorable mentions section of our Best Portable Chargers guide.

All you have to do is stick your iPhone to this adorable little orb and it’ll start charging. On the back, you’ll also find two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and three AC outlets. It’s both cute and tidy. It fluctuates in price very often, but it’s still a good deal.

As the high-capacity pick in our Best MagSafe Power Banks guide, this Baseus charger has an ample 10,000-mAh capacity, an inoffensive design, and is soft to the touch. It fully charged my iPhone 14 Pro once, then delivered an additional 64 percent the second time before tapping out. It comes with a USB-C cable. The 6,000 mAh version is also on sale for $30 ($20 off). These deals are only for Prime members.

This is currently our favorite Apple 3-in-1 wireless charger. charger. The T-shaped design is compact, so it won’t take up that much space on your nightstand or desk, and the charging tree suspends two of your devices midair. You can use it to charge your iPhone (at the fastest 15-watt charging speed Apple allows), fast-charge the Apple Watch Series 7/8/9/Ultra, and use the base to charge your AirPods Pro (or AirPods with a wireless charging case) simultaneously all from a single outlet. It’s normally around $150 but was discounted to $100 in August, so it’s possible that Prime Day won’t be your last opportunity to snag it for less.

iPad

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The ninth-generation iPad (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best iPad for most people in our Best iPad guide. It’s affordable (even without this discount) and packs a bunch of great features, including a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for Center Stage (which keeps you in the frame during video calls), 64 GB of storage on the base model, a True Tone display that adjusts the color temperature to match the ambient lighting in your environment, and a physical Touch ID-enabled home button. And since it’s the same shape and size as its predecessors, all current accessories will work—like the first-generation Apple Pencil and Apple’s Smart Keyboard.

We recommend the iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) as an upgrade over the iPad (9th Gen). It packs a 10.9-inch LCD screen, a USB-C port, slim bezels, Touch ID built into the top power button, and the same M1 processor as the 2020 MacBook Air. It also has support for both the second-generation Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Cover, and Magic Keyboard Cover. It dipped lower to $460 in July, but we still think this is a solid deal.

This iPad (7/10, WIRED Review) isn’t our top choice—we still recommend the ninth-gen model over this one. But it does pack a few notable changes. With no Home button and slimmer bezels around the screen, it has a modernized design. The rear camera on the back has also been upgraded and the selfie camera has been moved to the center of the iPad for video calls. Under the hood is Apple’s A14 Bionic chip (the same that’s in the iPhone 12), so it’s more powerful than the last-gen model. It was on sale for the same price during Black Friday last year, but we still think it’s a great deal.

The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our go-to tablet for travel. It’s small enough to slip into my backpack and fits perfectly on an airplane tray table. With an 8.3-inch display, it’s great for watching movies or reading ebooks, as well as sketching and taking notes with the second-generation Apple Pencil. Equipped with an A15 Bionic processor (the same chip powering the 2021 iPhone 13), it can handle taxing apps and games with ease. It should have enough power to last you for many years. It’s worth noting Apple is rumored to be launching a next-gen version soon, but this is still a solid tablet if you don’t need the latest and greatest.

The Apple Pencil is one of the most useful tools you can add to the iPad. You’ll want to make sure your iPad supports the second-generation model (see our iPad Accessories guide), but it’s excellent for drawing and for navigating iPadOS, which has handwriting support in various search fields so you don’t need to switch to the keyboard to type.

The first-gen Apple Pencil has been around for a while now, but it still functions well. It packs features like pressure sensitivity (the lines get thicker as you press down harder on the screen), tilt sensitivity (for shading), and handwriting support within search fields and apps (like Notes). It’s compatible with the iPad (6th gen and later), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Mini (5th gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd gen), iPad Pro 10.5-inch, and iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It dips to this price often (at Target, it’s hit as low as $65), but we still think it’s a good deal. It’s worth noting, however, that you should only purchase this generation if your iPad isn’t compatible with the second-generation Apple Pencil, which is only $10 more right now.

Apple Magic Keyboard

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Ever since Apple debuted the new Magic Keyboard on its MacBooks in 2021, it’s been difficult for me to find a third-party keyboard that feels similar (if not exactly the same). This is remedied with Apple’s very-own external keyboard. It’s expensive, but it’s a nice way to fully replicate the MacBook setup. It comes equipped with a Touch ID button, which you can use to log in, pay for purchases, and download apps, as well as a number pad. It has the same exact same function row keys as M-series MacBooks—complete with playback buttons, a Mission Control key, plus a dedicated Do Not Disturb button. It has dipped to $150 before, but this deal’s still alright.

If you don’t need all the extensive capabilities that come with the Apple Watch Series 9, then the second-generation Apple Watch SE is a great option for most people. It can still track important health and fitness features, and with the latest S8 chip, you’ll also get the redesigned Compass app and Crash Detection. It has support for WatchOS 10 too, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the latest software updates. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked yet—including what it was on Prime Day.

The Series 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the latest Apple Watch. If you haven’t updated recently, it’s faster with improved battery life and a brighter display. The next-gen ultra-wideband chip lets you precision-locate your iPhone or AirPods anywhere in your home. There’s also a new Double Tap feature where tapping your index finger and thumb triggers functions like hanging up a call or playing your music.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is only a month old but it’s already on sale. It’s our favorite smartwatch for outdoor sports. It packs a new (and bright) 3,000-nit display, the latest S9 chip for faster processing, and the new ultra-wideband chip for precision-locating your phone. As with last year’s version, it also comes equipped with a useful Action button and the three-mic array. It’s a great option if you’re heavily into outdoor sports and are looking for a rugged, full-functioning smartwatch to take along with you. It’s also the Apple Watch with the best battery life thanks to its massive size.

2023 Apple MacBook Pro M3

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Apple’s brand-new M3 chips are available in three different MacBook tiers—the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re all included in our guide to the Best Laptops. The M3 Pro falls in the middle as far as processing power and speed goes, but it’s still blazing fast. We recommend that you opt for the Pro if you’re a serious productivity user or content creator. This deal matches the best price we’ve seen so far.

This M3 Pro MacBook Pro is similar to the other model that’s on sale. It just has a larger screen, a more powerful CPU, and slightly better graphics. Apple’s brand-new M3 chips are available in three different MacBook tiers—the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re all included in our guide to the Best Laptops.

Apple’s dual USB-C port power adapter is an essential accessory if you have a tendency to forget to pack chargers for your devices on the go. With two USB-C ports, you can use it to recharge both your iPhone and MacBook simultaneously. Rated at 35 watts, it’s also powerful enough to recharge an iPad Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The MagSafe Duo makes for an excellent travel companion if you own an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Rather than packing separate chargers, the MagSafe Duo combines chargers for both all within a compact, foldable form factor. You can also use it to charge your AirPods (if it comes with a wireless charging case) and other Qi-certified devices.

iOttie’s Velox Pro Magnetic Wireless Cooling Charger is great for those who prefer a mount on your dash or windshield and have an iPhone 12 or later. The suction cup attaches to a dashboard pad or windshield and proved secure in our testing. The telescopic arm (combined with a ball joint) also delivers a wide range of movement to help you find the ideal position. Unfortunately, it maxes out at 7.5 watts for charging, but you can remove the USB-C charging cable when the iPhone is fully charged. There’s also a built-in fan to help keep the temperature down when it’s hot out.

smartphone with iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless charger

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What we like best about this phone mount is that you can use it one-handed. The arms automatically close around the phone when you place it against the trigger button. To remove it, press the release bars. There’s also a telescopic arm and ball joint that allows you to tweak the placement and set an ideal angle. We also love the clever magnetic tab that attaches the charging cable to the back of the mount, to keep from having to fish around for it. Plus, it’s super sturdy—even on bumpy roads.

If you’re tired of people glancing over at your display in public, the Glass Elite Privacy 360 will block anyone from seeing content on your screen from the sides. It also feels great and is fairly easy to apply. Our only gripe is that Zagg’s screen protectors are expensive. This has hit as low as $28, but it’s a solid deal if you’re in need of a screen protector sooner rather than later.

Casetify offers an overwhelming variety of case designs, but they can get pricey. So, if you’ve been eyeing one, we suggest taking advantage of the storewide sale. We like the Impact MagSafe cases, which have chunky bumpers and edges to protect the screen and are also made of plant-based materials as well as upcycled Casetify cases. The Bounce case is another solid choice that feels more rugged, but they’re quite bulky. It’s worth noting the sale doesn’t apply to iPhone 15 products.

SanDisk flash drive

SanDisk Extreme ProPhotograph: SanDisk

You get a good balance of speed and reliability with this USB 3.2 flash drive from SanDisk, and we have never seen it lower. As the top pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide, we like the sleek and durable aluminum case, handy loop for attaching it to a key ring, and the fact it delivers the advertised speeds (420 megabytes per second read, 380 MB/s write). This has been performing well for us for a couple of years now and comes with a lifetime warranty.

The PNY Pro Elite V2 sports a compact design and zippy performance (read speeds up to 600 MB/s and write speeds up to 250 MB/s). The plastic cover slides to protect the USB-A plug and there’s a handy opening for a lanyard of keyring. This is the compact pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide. Sadly, it only comes with a one-year limited warranty, but this is as low as we’ve seen it.

If you’re looking for storage that can survive the elements and come through tumbles or bumps unscathed, the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth is the most durable pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide. It’s not that fast (85 MB/s read, 70 MB/s write), but it is tough. You can also get the 128 GB model for $30 ($16 off) or the 256 GB model for $55 ($29 off). Discounts on these are common, but this as low as we’ve seen them go.

We recommend a few Fujifilm Instax instant cameras, and the Mini 40 falls in between them. It costs more than the Mini 11, but has a classic, retro look, and is a bit cheaper than the Mini 90. It also has a great selfie mode. Just pull up the lens to activate the focus designed specifically for close-ups.

Delonghi Stilosa espresso machine

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A good budget espresso machine is a rare find, but this one is our favorite. You’ll get a solid portafilter, a reliable steam pump, and a steaming wand in a pretty compact body. Unlike other cheap machines we tried, the Stilosa didn’t show signs of slowing down. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano was gifted this after she got married—she says it’s easy to use whether she wants to brew espresso or just stream milk for coffee, and takes up very little room on her kitchen counter.

The smartest indoor security camera you can get, Google’s Nest Cam blends in easily and accurately detects people, animals, and vehicles. It boasts HDR and a high frame rate to make the most of the 1080p footage. Sadly, you only get three hours of history unless you subscribe to Nest Aware starting from $6 per month, though it does also include familiar face recognition.

TPLink Tapo C110 security camera

TP-Link Tapo C110

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If you just need a cheap way to monitor an entrance or area, this wired security camera can stream and record at up to 2K plus reliably detect motion. The frame rate is low and there’s lag on the two-way audio. You also need to insert a microSD card to record locally or pony up for a subscription (from $3.50 a month). As the budget pick in our Best Indoor Security Cameras guide, the Tapo C110 is frequently discounted, but we have never seen it this low.

This is a price match of the deals we saw on Prime Day. The Nest Video Doorbell is our favorite smart doorbell. Its reliable performance and solid video resolution place it far and above other similarly priced options.

With an impressive feature list, this versatile camera will appear in our Best Outdoor Security Cameras in the next update. It offers up to 3K resolution, a second telephoto lens to zoom in, 360-degree pan and 70-degree tilt, and comes with a solar panel and 8 GB of onboard storage. The limited frame rate and flaky AI detract slightly, but it’s a decent option for the backyard. We stopped recommending Eufy cameras after a couple of security incidents, but started testing again recently after the company took steps to improve.

Capable of recording crisp footage at up to 4K with 16 GB of local storage on a connected home base (expandable to 16 TB), the EufyCam 3 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a smart security camera system. Integrated solar panels top up the battery and onboard AI can detect people, pets, vehicles, and even learn to recognize faces. It’s a pricey system, you have to connect the hub to your router, and the AI doesn’t always get it right. The three and four camera kits are also on sale. We stopped recommending Eufy cameras after a couple of security incidents, but started testing again recently after the company took steps to improve.

Nanoleaf Triangles Kit

Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagon

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These clever panels are a fun way to add ambient lighting to any room. They’re the top pick in our smart lighting panels guide. Each hexagon is an individual light, and you can connect them in whatever pattern you want. The app lets you control the color scheme, set it to react to music, or set schedules. Just make sure you prep and use a level to put them on the wall straight!

These modular smart lighting bars can be installed on your wall and arranged into whatever design you want (just make sure you prep and plan properly). The Nanoleaf Lines (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are great for subtle ambient light, but they can also sync to music or even mirror your screen to add immersion to gaming. This is the lowest price we have tracked.

This is an expansion pack, so it’s only worth buying if you already own the required controller and PSU sold with the brand’s Shapes Kits. But if you do already have some Nanoleaf Shapes, this is a solid price for some more light-up panels.

Tineco Carpet One Pro carpet cleaner

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The upgrade pick in our Best Carpet Cleaners guide, the Tineco Carpet One Pro is the most fun we’ve had with a carpet cleaner. It is fairly lightweight and easy to maneuver, has a drying mode blows 167-degree hot air at the carpet, and comes with a cleaning accessory for upholstery. It proved pretty effective but failed to remove a couple of stubborn stains. It has dropped to this price before.

If you want extra power for a camping or road trip, but need something truly portable, the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus is worth a look and appears in our Best Portable Chargers guide. Cute and compact, this battery has a fold-out handle, packs a 288-Wh capacity, and weighs 8.3 pounds. It comes with a fold-out solar panel that can generate 40 watts. The fan can get a little noisy and it takes several hours to charge from solar. We have seen it discounted before, but never lower than this.

Taking the best overall slot in our Best Portable Power Stations, the Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus (8/10, WIRED Recommends) brings you power wherever and whenever you need it. The LiFePO4 battery should be good for 10 years, the fan is relatively quiet, and it has a good mix of ports and outlets. You can also stack batteries if you need more power and charge via solar panels (sold separately). Some of the covers are tight and it’s heavy to lug around, but overall it’s a great power station. It has been discounted before, but this is as low as we’ve seen it.

Family using the Big Blanket Co. blanket

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Big Blanket Co makes several oversized and cozy blankets. Reviewer Louryn Strampe is obsessed with the Original Stretch, and she’s currently testing the thicker Sherpa Stretch as well as the Hideout Hoodie. (Both of them are just as great). If you seek utmost coziness at all times, these products are worthwhile. Big Blanket Co products are 20 percent off on Amazon and the brand’s own website. If you’re spending more than $200, you’ll save more money shopping through Big Blanket Co directly.

Fitness, Health, and Outdoor Deals

Nikon Monarch M5 8x42 Binoculars

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The Nikon Monarch M5 are the Best Binoculars we’ve tried. They offer great value, especially at this discount. They dropped down to $232 last November, so there’s a chance they’ll get a bit cheaper, but this deal is still solid. They’re relatively lightweight, the strap is comfortable, and most importantly, they offer all the vision enhancement most people would want.

The Fitbit Charge 6 (7/10, WIRED Review) is the newest version in the Charge lineup. This price is the best we’ve seen yet. The companion app leaves a bit to be desired, there’s no fall detection, and Bluetooth connectivity is glitchy. You should also be aware that to access every feature, you’ll need a Fitbit Premium subscription that costs $10 per month. (A free six-month trial is included with your purchase.) With all that being said, especially at this price, the Fitbit Charge 6 is a simple and focused fitness tracker with a pretty robust suite of health metrics.

Person's hand moving pieces on PlayShifu Tacto Chess board

Photograph: PlayShifu

Your kids can learn to play chess by combining this kit with an iPad or Android tablet. It appears in our Best STEM Toys guide, and uses physical pieces to teach the basics, from how the pieces move to strategies for victory. There are also puzzles and your kids can take on the AI or another opponent. Although it works with small tablets, we found the experience much better with a larger iPad. It has dropped this low before, but not recently.

Kids love to build stuff and The Off Bits are a bunch of themed construction kits that combine special components with standard hardware bits you might have lying around the house, like nuts and screws. They are suitable for kids ages 6 and up, but small pieces and tricky assembly means adult supervision is advisable. A few of their other kits are also discounted for Black Friday.

Updated November 21: We’ve added nearly 50 new deals, including discounted Apple gear, Google phones, and dozens of tech accessories.


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