Best Black Friday deals LIVE: 4K TVs, laptops, headphones, and more

Best Black Friday deals LIVE: 4K TVs, laptops, headphones, and more
Best Black Friday deals LIVE: 4K TVs, laptops, headphones, and more

November just recently started but we’re already in the thick of Black Friday deals. Retailers aren’t waiting until the day itself to start offering seriously significant savings across a whole range of products from OLED TVs to MacBook Pros. In fact, some of our favorite devices have never been cheaper thanks to new lowest-ever prices.

The demand for Black Friday deals is already through the roof as eager shoppers look to score the biggest bargains ahead of the impending holiday season at retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy. We’re here to help you get a head start by highlighting the best Black Friday deals that you can score right now including an OLED TV for just $569 and $400 off a 2021 MacBook Pro

Not every Black Friday deal out there is worth your time, but we’re sorting through the clutter to bring you only the discounts that we’d buy ourselves. Make sure to keep it locked it our Black Friday deals live blog for complete coverage of all the best Black Friday deals across the entire sales event (and maybe even beyond it).  

Let’s start Monday off with a pretty epic discount on some of the best wireless earbuds you can buy. We love the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds, and at a new lowest ever price now is the perfect time to buy. 

Right now, the Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $178 at Amazon(opens in new tab). That’s a $100 saving compared to its usual price of $279, and a fantastic price for earbuds that we awarded an Editor’s Choice seal. In our Sony WF-1000XM4 review we labeled it “the wireless earbuds upgrade we’ve anticipated, with better aesthetics, sound, noise cancellation and battery life.”

Headlined by the an all-new audio processor, the Sony WF-1000XM4 offer clearer sound and better active noise cancellation compared to its very well regarded predecessor, the Sony WF-1000XM3. The battery life has also been enhanced — now stretching to 8 hours with ANC on and 12 hours with ANC off — and the new Sony Headphones Connect app brings worthwhile additional features.  

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: $169 $99 @ Amazon(opens in new tab)

You can save big on Samsung’s wireless earbuds at Amazon in the build-up to Black Friday. Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are currently on sale for $99(opens in new tab), which is a $70 price drop for the wireless earbuds.

That’s a nice pair of earbuds to pick up for less than $100. Our Galaxy Buds Live review praised Samsung’s earbuds for their great sound quality and comfortable design. They also deliver pretty solid battery life, lasting nearly two straight days of heavy use in our testing.

Samsung Galaxy A53: $449 $229 @ Best Buy(opens in new tab)

Black Friday sales are proving to be a great time to pick up a midrange phone on the cheap. And not just any midrange phones, but some of the best cheap phones available.

Take the Galaxy A53, one of our favorite phones from the past year. Best Buy is offering the Galaxy A53 at $200 off the $449 phone(opens in new tab) when you activate the device with a phone carrier. If you get the phone unlocked, you can save $100 off the regular price.

In our Galaxy A53 review, we like the phone’s 120Hz display along with its strong build quality. The cameras are also good for a midrange model, too.

If you’re looking at a large watch — then this deal on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic totally has you covered. The deal is only for the 46mm variant and while it is not down to the lowest price we have seen for this watch, it still amounts to a huge $100 saving.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, LTE version is down to $329 at Amazon(opens in new tab). This is a big drop from its original price of $429. 

The watch has a sporty aesthetic, plus a cool body composition analysis feature, and revamped Wear OS software. In our Galaxy Watch 4 review(opens in new tab), we named it Samsung’s best smartwatch ever. It also has an ECG sensor, GPS fall detection and can recognise upto 6 exercises automatically, for fitness enthusiasts. 

Overall, it is a good all-rounder watch and if you are looking at one without breaking the bank, this is a good option to consider.

For a limited time, the Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Headphones are on sale for $249 at Amazon. That’s $80 off the full retail price of $329 for a total savings of almost 25%. This deal brings the ANC headphones back down to their lowest-ever price. Note that this same discounted price is currently available at Best Buy

We rank the Bose QuietComfort 45 as some of the best headphones you can buy. In our Bose QuietComfort 45 review we labeled the slick headphones a “no-brainer for Bose fans who want to swap out their older QC headphones for something more modern, or shoppers who want first-class Bose noise cancellation for a cheaper price than the 700.”

In our testing we were most impressed by the high-end active nosing canceling. QuietComfort 45 also packs the excellent sound quality that you’d expect from a Bose product. And these are rated for a strong 24 hours of battery life with ANC enabled. 

One of the latest OLED TVs by Sony is on sale that brings it down to a pretty affordable price. This is the Sony Bravia XR A80K 65-inch OLED TV and while it doesn’t hold the top spot in our best OLED TVs list, it does bring some new features like a cognitive XR processor which delivers natural colors and special settings for gamers for the PlayStation 5. This TV is now on sale for $1,698 at Amazon(opens in new tab) which is the lowest price that it has ever dropped to.

OLED TVs offer incredible picture quality — each pixel on the screen of an OLED TV is lit and colored individually, and there’s no backlight behind the screen. That means richer colors and deeper blacks. 

Gadgets are already starting to see record low prices in early Black Friday deals this time, so if you are on the fence about upgrading your TV, this is a sweet deal to consider.

TP-link Deco X20 3-pack mesh router: $249 $179 @ Amazon(opens in new tab)

We’re all looking for better connectivity during the holidays. No, not with that long-lost uncle who doesn’t hesitate to gas on about what he saw on cable news the other night — we’re talking better home connectivity, and a good mesh router can help you achieve that with your Wi-Fi network.

TP-Link’s Deco X20 mesh router is that good router, and right now, it’s on sale at Amazon. You can get a 3-pack of the Deco X20 mesh router for $179(opens in new tab) — $70 off the regular $249 price. (If you don’t need the 5,800-square feet of coverage the 3-pack provides, Amazon is also discounting the 2-pack Deco X20 package.)

In our Deco X20 review, we were impressed by the excellent range and added security features. It’s also an inexpensive way to get Wi-Fi 6 into your home, especially with this Amazon price cut.

Madden NFL 23: $69 $39 @ Best Buy(opens in new tab)

Ready for some football? At these prices, you sure will be, as the venerable Madden football series is on sale at Best Buy. The retailer has lopped off $30 from the price of Madden NFL 23 for Xbox Series X(opens in new tab) and Series S, bringing the price down to $39.

Got a PS5? Don’t fret. Best Buy has the same Madden NFL 23 for $39(opens in new tab) deal for you, too.

Whether you have an Xbox or a PS5, you’ll want to move faster than Lamar Jackson scrambling through an opening in the offensive line. Best Buy’s website says the deal ends tomorrow (Nov. 6).

In our Madden NFL 23 review, we praised the game for its TV broadcast-like aesthetic and its fast loading times. Long-time fans will also appreciate the John Madden Legacy Game included in this year’s version.

It may not be the newest MacBook Air, but there’s still plenty to love about the MacBook Air M1. It packs fantastic battery life (over 14 hours on our battery test), excellent performance thanks to its M1 chip, and a gorgeous 13.3-inch Retina display. It’s now on sale for $799 at Amazon(opens in new tab), which is the cheapest price we’ve seen all year for this laptop. 

Other highlights include a comfy Magic Keyboard and roomy trackpad. Note that Best Buy(opens in new tab) has it on sale for the same price. 

The Fitbit Luxe is the fanciest fitness tracker we’ve tested. (Sorry, Apple Watch Hermes). That said, our love for the Luxe isn’t all shallow. In our Fitbit Luxe review, we named it one of the best Fitbits around. It’s kitted out with Fitbit’s Activity Zone Minutes, sleep tracking, stress management tools, and provides a 5-day battery life. Even better, you can snag one for $50 off right now at Best Buy. 

If you’re looking for a killer deal on one of the best phones we’ve tested this year, Samsung is now offering its S22 for as little as $49 after trade-in. It features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED FHD+ display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a 40MP (f/2.2) front camera and three rear lenses that include a 50MP (f/1.8) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, and a 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto lens. Although it’s the least-expensive phone in Samsung’s current Galaxy S22 lineup, in our Galaxy S22 review we called it a solid step ahead for Samsung, with noteworthy improvements to the display and the camera.

The Apple Watch SE 2022 just got its first noteworthy price cut since its launch. Right now Amazon has the GPS 44mm model on sale for $239. That’s $40 off and the best deal you’ll find out there right now. In our Apple Watch SE 2022 review, we said it offers everything you could want from a smartwatch. It’s only con — it lacks an always on-display. For more sales on other Apple Watch models, make sure to follow our Apple Watch Black Friday deals page. 

Here’s a solid deal for any casual gamers out there. Dell has its G15 Gaming Laptop on sale for $599. It’s $350 off and a great price for the hardware. You get a 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD, Core i5-12500H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and an RTX 3050 GPU. Although we haven’t reviewed this specific model, we have reviewed other G15 configs and have generally found them to be reliable/affordable gaming laptops. Heads up that the Dell website says this laptop deal is 69% claimed, which means it could sell out fast.

Well, well, look at what we have here. Amazon is officially the first retailer to offer a noteworthy price drop on the new 11-inch iPad Pro (2022). It’s on sale for $749, which is $50 off. The updated tablet features Apple’s mighty M2 CPU. Apple claims the new chipset’s 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU are up to 15% and 35% faster than the previous-gen model. Otherwise, you get the same hardware as its predecessor. That includes an 11-inch 2388 x 1668 Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, 8GB of RAM, 12MP wide/10MP ultrawide rear cameras, and a 12MP TrueDepth front camera. 

Gaming laptops are usually a pretty pricey investment, but thanks to Black Friday deals you can get a machine sporting solid specs for less than you might expect. Case in point, this Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop is on sale for $549 at Best Buy(opens in new tab) — that’s a saving of $350 compared to its regular retail price of $999. 

At this price, don’t expect a cutting-edge laptop, but it does packs a 15.6-inch Full HD  screen, an Intel Core i5-11400H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The laptop also sports a 144Hz refresh rate, which is a really nice bonus, and makes it a great pick for playing fast-paced shooters or action games. The G5’s specs are from 2021 but they still hold up extremely well. 

Granted, the 512GB of storage is a little on the small size (but one of the best external hard drives will fix that) but otherwise this is reasonably powerful gaming laptop at an entry-level price.  

The Black Friday sales period is often noted as the ideal time to score a TV upgrade, and if you’ve been considering one of the best OLEDs then you’ll want to pay attention to this Amazon deal. 

Right now you can get the 55” LG A2 OLED 4K TV for $896 at Amazon(opens in new tab). That’s $403 off the usual price, and one of the best early Black Friday deals out there at the moment. Don’t let the fact Amazon hasn’t marked it as a deal fool you, this is definitely a killer discount. 

There’s plenty to love about the LG A2. For starters, its’ an OLED TV that offers better picture quality that an LCD TV. Plus, this set comes with a 55-inch 4K display, complete with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG support. It also packs Google Assistant and Alexa support, and LG’s webOS software is often considered one of the best smart TV platforms.

One of our favorite early Black Friday deals is easily this MacBook discount courtesy of Best Buy. It’s been running for a few days now but remains extremely compelling. Right now the MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro/512GB) is just $1,599 at Best Buy(opens in new tab). That’s $400 off and ties the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this powerful laptop.

In our Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review, we were seriously impressed by what this device had to offer. It has pretty much everything you could want in a laptop; including incredible performance, a beautiful 14-inch display and battery life that lasted over 14 hours in our tests.

If all that wasn’t enough it also packs an excellent 1080p webcam, a Magic Keyboard that is a dream to type on, and a fairly generous selection of ports, which is far from guaranteed when it comes to Apple laptops. Still no USB-A port though, but this can be fixed with use of a dongle or dock. 

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