The Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is low-key one of our favorite deal days of the year. Things might seem fairly calm, but a bunch of early Cyber Monday deals are starting to pop up, and many of the best Black Friday deals are still alive for procrastinators.
The best stuff we know about is below, and we’ll keep updating this post today as we find more. It’s the biggest deals week of the year, so follow us on Twitter and Facebook, join our Kinja Deals Community group, and sign up for our Kinja Deals messenger bot for the latest updates!
I’m still periodically amazed that 8TB external hard drives exist, and you can get one for $142, by far the best price ever for this capacity, and a must-buy if you have a lot of movies, photos, or PS4/Xbox One games to store.
Don’t need quite that much space? This 2TB drive is also a good deal at $59, and it doesn’t require a separate power cable.
Not only is the new WeMo Mini Smart Plug smaller than the top-selling original so as to only cover one outlet, it’s also cheaper. You’ll usually always see it available for $35, but today on Amazon, it’s knocked down to $20, an all-time low.
Despite its diminutive size, this includes all the same features as the full-sized WeMo Switch, including IFTTT support, Alexa compatibility, and an Away mode that will randomize your lights to deter ne’er-do-wells.
Trackrs are similar to Tiles, in that they’re little dongles that use Bluetooth to help you find your keys, wallet, dog, luggage, or anything else you’ve misplaced, but with one key difference: You can change the coin cell battery yourself. Tile does have a discount program to buy new trackers once they die after a year, but Trackrs will still be cheaper in the long run, and today, they’re cheaper up-front too: Get eight of them for just $70!
AmazonBasics mounts are among the cheapest ways to hang your (brand new?) TV to the wall, and three different options are on sale today. Of particular note is the low-profile mount, which uses a bunch of tiny nails to hold almost any TV in place without finding a stud.
Their more traditional mounts are also on sale, including one that lets you easily tilt the TV up and down, though they will require a stud.
The ultimate gift for the person who has everything is 20% off today.
Power Practical’s Sparkr is a 400 lumen flashlight, an LED camping lantern, and a badass plasma lighter all rolled into one. I suspect you’re most interested in the third item on that list, so let’s dive in:
Just press one button, and an electric arc forms on the backside of of the flashlight that can light small items on fire, even in the wind. This spark is created with the same battery that powers the light, so unlike a traditional lighter, there’s no butane required. That makes it handy for camping, backyard s’mores nights, or just lighting candles around the house. Plus, it’s just cool as hell, nobody denies this.
The GoPro Hero5 Session is about as small as an action cam can possibly be, and yet it shoots gorgeous 4K/30 footage, and is as rugged as they come. It normally sells for $299, but Amazon’s marked that down by $50 today, and they’ll throw in a 16GB microSD card and a headstrap mount too.
If you want the touchscreen control of the full-sized Hero5, it’s currently bundled with a $50 Amazon gift card.
Of course, the GoPro HERO6 just came out, but unless you really need to capture 4K/60 footage, it’s probably not worth the price premium compared to these deals.
Amazon’s first-party gadgets are always hot commodities come the holidays, and all of their Black Friday deals (that we know of) are available now.
Amazon’s breakthrough Echo smart speaker has spawned an entire family of products, and a whole bunch of them are down to all-time low prices for Black Friday, including a $20 discount on the brand new flagship Echo, a $30 discount on the smart home-ready Echo Plus, and a whopping $50 discount on the touchscreen Echo Show.
The full-size (and 4K-compatible) Fire TV isn’t discounted, but the compact and very capable Fire TV Stick is impulse-priced at $25.
Amazon’s tablet deals continue to defy belief, with the Fire 7 checking in at $30 for Black Friday, the Fire HD 8 available for $50, and the Fire HD 10 priced at $100, all all-time lows. The 7" Fire tablet would be a fine gift for a kid that’s not too picky, by the 8" model is definitely worth the extra $20 for 50% more battery life, twice the built-in storage, and a better screen. The 1200p Fire HD 10 would be a great portable TV for anyone, regardless of age.
The two entry level Kindles are both $30 off, with additional savings available on Kids and Essentials bundles. Our advice - get the Paperwhite. The extra $40 is well worth a screen that’s twice as sharp, and includes a backlight. If you don’t mind buying a refurb, you can also get the Kindle Voyage, complete with an ambient light sensor and pressure-sensitive page-turning bezels, for $120.
Amazon only came out with the Cloud Cam about a month ago, but that won’t stop them from offering a $20 discount.
Amazon’s entire selection of Dash buttons is 50% off, bringing them all down to $2.50. The first time you use them though, you’ll still get a $5 account credit, so you actually stand to (sort of) make money here.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year...to buy Sonos stuff. A bunch of the high-end audio gear is on sale for Black Friday, including the first ever discount on the Alexa-equipped Sonos One, $50 off the still-great PLAY:1 and PLAY:3, and $100 savings on the PLAYBAR and PLAYBASE.
Nest’s iconic thermostats don’t go on sale often, and sizable discounts their other products are even rarer still, so Black Friday really is the best time of year to join the ecosystem, or expand your collection. Save $50 on the third generation Nest Learning Thermostat, $20 on the Protetct smoke detector (both the battery and wired versions), $50 on the outdoor Nest Cam, or $60 on the indoor one.
Black Friday’s here to brighten your day with an array of Philips Hue smart lighting deals.
In my opinion, the Hue White starter kit for $60 is a better way to get started than the more popular color bulbs. Most people won’t turn their living room various shades of blue, but everyone can benefit from regular light bulbs that you can control with your phone or your voice. This kit gets you four bulbs and a Bridge, which can support up to 50 Hue products.
If you really do want the classic Hue colorful bulbs, they’re on sale for $32 each, which is about as cheap as they ever get.
Hue can also accent your molding, or go under your kitchen cabinets with the Hue LightStrip Plus, which has never been this cheap before.
Sony’s WH1000XM2s put the noise-canceling headphone world on notice when they were released earlier this year, and now, you can get them at a discount for the first time ever. They’re still an investment at $298, but if you spend any significant amount of time in planes, trains, or just a noisy office, they’ll probably be the best thing you buy this year.
, though its battery only lasts 20 hours compared to 30 on the new one, and its noise-cancelling engine and sound quality aren’t quite as good.
If these are out of your price range, Sony’s extra bass noise canceling cans are also on sale for $123. They won’s sound nearly as good, and don’t have all the advanced features of the 1000XM2s, but that’s still a great deal.
If price has been the barrier to entry keeping you from better audio, here’s the first opportunity since Prime Day to grab Status Audio’s CB-1s for their lowest price ever, $55, beating the previous best deals by $8.
Status is a direct-to-consumer headphone company, building great cans in proven form factors without the markup that comes with popular brands. In fact, there’s no branding here whatsoever.
The CB-1s have a (relatively) flat frequency response that’s great for listening to a variety of music or audio/video editing, with a wide sound stage in a closed back design. I get good isolation/seal with the updated pads. The inclusion of two detachable cables- coiled and straight, is also generous and welcome. Even better that they smartly attach with a twist lock.
We know from five years of Kinja Deals that great over-ear, closed back headphones for under $60 is no joke. Depending on what you’ve shelled out for in the past, they might even blow away your much more expensive pairs.
The Greenco G Pen Elite was already one of the best vaporizers for the money at its usual $150, but for Black Friday, you can get it for an all-time low $85 with promo code KINJA-BFCM.
Of, for just $66 with the same code, you can also opt for the smaller G Pen Pro, which should perform similarly, but with a smaller chamber capacity and less precise temperature adjustment. Either way, these deals aren’t available for long, so get in before they go up in a puff of smoke.
From Gizmodo’s review:
“Pleasant” has come to define much of my time with the Grenco G Pen Elite. It charges quickly via USB and has battery life that last for days of regular use. It also feels great in my tiny hands and fits easily in a coat pocket or a purse. The thing that takes it from “perfectly pleasant” to near outstanding is the price. It’s just $170. That’s damn cheap compared to it’s competitors. The Firefly 2 costs $329.95 and the Crafty retails for $339. Sure those products heat via convection instead of roasting a ceramic chamber, they’re much easier to pull on, and the clouds they produce are enough to fishbowl someone sitting with you, but for nearly half the price the Grenco G Pen Elite is a fantastic deal.
The Roku Streaming Stick+ packs more features than you’d ever think was possible in such a small dongle. You get 4K, HDR, advanced Wi-Fi, a voice remote, basically anything else you could want in a larger streaming box. It’s only about a month old, but you can already get it for $48 for Black Friday, a ~$20 discount.
Yesterday’s big SanDisk sale is expired, but a few items remain at or near their all-time low prices for Black Friday, including some microSD cards that’ll work with your new action cam or Nintendo Switch.
An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, the 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB models are all down to the best prices of the year.
LG’s OLED TVs seem to have cornered the high-end market this year, and four different models are down to their lowest prices ever on Amazon right now, in anticipation of Black Friday. Choose from 55" or 65", and between the B7A and C7 line. The picture quality between the two will be identical (i.e. completely stunning), but the C7 has a higher quality industrial design and onboard Dolby Atmos audio processing.
In their continued effort to become the place you get literally everything you could ever need, Amazon now makes (pretty nice looking) home decor. Rivet and Stone & Beam feature modern styles, and the 15% off includes furniture, pillows, art, lighting, and more. The discount is applied at checkout, though a couple pieces in the collections have additional coupons attached that you don’t want to miss. This was one of the deals Amazon promised for Cyber Monday, so you can shop now and beat the virtual crowds.
For one day only, Amazon’s offering all-time low prices on insulated pint glasses and steampunky pressurized growlers from GrowlerWerks, which it should go without saying would make great gifts for any beer lover. Cheers!