Black Friday is finally here, and we want you to be the first to know about the best tech deals of 2020. We have the inside scoop on the best deals on this the most epic and wild day of consumerism. This year, you’ll find huge discounts on top tech brands like Google, Bose, Amazon and more. Some of our favorite deals this year include big savings on LG OLED TVs, Apple AirPods Pro and Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones.
Best of all? You may be able to score some deals on products that are rarely discounted. But, as always, you’ll want to act fast. Many of the best Black Friday tech deals will only last for a few hours at a time.
Retailers are constantly updating their deals right now, so keep checking back for new updates and discounts. Below is everything you need to know about this year’s best Black Friday tech deals. And for the best overall sales, be sure to check out our overall guide to the best Black Friday deals here.
Black Friday Tech Deals on Amazon
Amazon is usually an online shopper’s go-to for Black Friday tech deals. In the lead up to Black Friday, Amazon posted a ton of incredible discounts. Now that the Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping weekend has officially kicked off, there are literally tens of thousands of great deals available on Amazon. Some of the best Black Friday tech deals of the year are hosted at Amazon, and some of the discounts sound too good to be true. Fortunately, that’s not the case.
Amazon has thousands upon thousands of tech deals right now; too many to list in a single post. However, we tried to narrow down this list into the best of the best tech deals. Take a look at the best Black Friday-Cyber Monday tech deals you can find right now on Amazon, or head to the retailer’s Black Friday portal and start shopping.
- Up to 50% Off Marshall Headphones and Speakers
- Up to 50% Off C by GE Smart Home Gadgets
- Save $72 on Sony WH1000XM4 Headphones
- 50% Off the Amazon Echo Show 8
- Up to 40% Off the SharkNinja Navigator Lift-Away
- Up to 30% Off the LG 55-inch 4K Smart OLED TV
- Up to 25% Off the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool HP01 HEPA Air Purifier
- Up to 10% Off the Apple 2020 iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen)
- Up to 20% Off the Instant Pot Duo Plus Mini 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
- Six Months Audible Plus Membership at $4.95/Month
- $15 Credit with Purchase of More Than $50 in Amazon Gift Cards
Our Pick: 50% Off the Amazon Echo Show 8
Save big and stay connected this holiday season when you can’t necessarily see the majority of the people you’d like to. The Amazon Echo Show 8 has all of the amazing qualities your traditional Echo has, including an impressive sound system, smart home features and Amazon Alexa. Plus, with this model, you can have the ability to see your loved ones right on the screen provided for video chat. This screen also allows you to watch movie trailers, television shows and the news. You can even select the home screen background the same way you would for your smartphone.
The Best Black Friday TV Deals
OLED TVs have traditionally been way, way more expensive than their LED counterpart, but during Black Friday 2020, we’re seeing deals on some of the top models from companies such as LG and Sony that make the leap up to the home theater big leagues seem feasible. But if you’d rather stick with a QLED, you can also find great deals from Samsung.
Sony A8H OLED TV
Along with the LG CX, Sony’s A8H is the other TV at the top of the OLED mountain and the two are so close when it comes to overall performance that most people can take their pick between the two and not notice the difference. While it lacks some of the truly premium features, such as Dolby Vision IQ, this TV still has droolworthy image quality. As part of the best Black Friday deals, you can find the 55-inch and 65-inch version of this TV available for $1498 and $1798, respectively, and the price on the 65-Inch model is as low as we’ve ever seen it.
Samsung Is Slashing Prices on Its QLED TVs
If you’re a gamer who spends most of their time in multiplayer lobbies, chances are you’ve given Samsung’s TVs a close look because of the low input lag they offer. During Black Friday, you can save 20% on Samsung’s 75-inch Q80T QLED TV and 30% on the 75-Inch Q90T. These TVs offer 4K resolution, full array local dimming, a 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR support, so you can immerse yourself in the amazing visuals provided by your next-gen gaming console (whenever you manage to get your hands on one).
Save 68% on Industry-Leading NordVPN Service
NordVPN is hosting a special Black Friday sale that will net you two years of its best-in-class VPN service for 68% off, along with 3 extra months of service for free. At $89, that’s nearly $200 in total savings, and you’ll be able to use up to six devices at once, whether they’re phones, desktops, laptops or tablets.
But why do you need a VPN? Well, there are a few reasons. First, it ensures that your internet activity is private and secure. Thanks to NordVPN’s cybersecurity technology, your web browsing can’t be tracked by anyone, whether you’re worried about ISPs, hackers or the government. Secondly, it ensures your internet speeds won’t be throttled. Some ISPs will limit your speeds during busy times of the day if they notice you’re trying to do something like stream video. But if you’re behind NordVPN, they’ll have no way of detecting what you’re doing, which means you’ll be internetting at top speeds all the time. Finally, NordVPN lets you access streaming video and music content which may be otherwise restricted in your country. If you’ve ever been out of the country, you may have noticed that they have access to way better shows than us on Netflix. And with NordVPN, you can run your IP address and DNS setting through any of their 5000+ global servers to gain access to any content you like.
With all the benefits that NordVPN provides, the only thing left to do is take advantage of these Black Friday tech deals while they last.
The Best Black Friday Audio Deals
Before Prime Day 2020, it was rare to see discounts on Apple’s AirPods Pro, but since then, we’ve only seen the price drop lower and lower, and soon, even lower. But it’s not just Apple getting in on the fun. Some of our favorite audio makers, such as Sony, Jabra and Marshall are slashing prices left and right on their top models during Black Friday, so don’t hesitate to upgrade your audio situation this holiday shopping season.
So far, the best Black Friday tech deals on headphones, speakers and earbuds we’ve found are available at Amazon. However, Walmart also has some great deals on audio products. Below, you’ll find the best Black Friday headphones deals and more.
Score Amazing Deals on Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones
There is no company more experienced at making noise-cancelling headphones than Bose, and during Black Friday they have not one, but two pairs of its top headphones on sale. First up are the Bose QC 35 II wireless headphones, which are tried-and-true classics offering 20 hours of battery life and compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant at a special price of $199, which is $100 less than they normally go for.
But you can also snag a pair of the Bose Noise Cancelling 700, which take all the top-notch noise-cancelling tech you’ve come to expect and packed it into a pair of cans as stylish as any others out there for $299, for a total savings of $80. While this deal only extends to the Arctic White colorway, this is one of the best-ever prices for these headphones, so you may not wanna miss out on this amazing Black Friday Tech Deal.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2
When it comes to the best wireless earbuds under $100, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better pair than Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 buds, which offer fully customizable sound more in line with earbuds that cost $150 or $200. But during Black Friday, you can snag a pair for $69, which isn’t just a good deal at 30% off . . . it’s a great deal.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
We can’t think of a scenario that the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker isn’t suited for. Use it in the living room, take it in the shower, or throw it in a bag and unleash some tunes in the park. It’s grenade-like form factor ensures that you can use it anywhere you think of, but it produces big sound you’d normally expect from a much bigger speaker. And considering it’s only $50 during Black Friday (38% off its usual price), we don’t see why you wouldn’t want to buy this for someone on your holiday shopping list . . . or yourself.
Jabra Wireless Earbuds and Headphones Are Up to 50% Off
SAVE UP TO $150
Like Sony and Apple, Jabra has carved out its spot as one of the top makers of wireless audio gear, with products such as the Elite Active 75t wireless earbuds and Active 85h headphones landing on the “best of” lists of nearly everyone, including Spy. We love the customizable sound, noise-cancelling capabilities and overall design of the earbuds, which pack a lot of bass in a little package. During Black Friday, you can expect to find the Jabra Elite Active 75t available for $149, which is $50 off its usual going rate.
The Elite Active 85h, meanwhile, boast some of the best noise-cancelling you’ll find in a pair of over-ear headphones and are available during Black Friday for $149, which is a steep 50% discount from its usual $300 price point..
Sony’s Top-Rated Wireless Earbuds and Headphones Receive Huge Black Friday Discounts
Sony is at the top of its game across many different product categories right now, but one area in particular where the company stands out is when it comes to wireless earbuds and headphones. The WF-1000XM3 earbuds and WH-1000XM4 headphones are two of our favorite pieces of audio equipment that you can buy right now, and prices on both have been knocked down during Black Friday.
The WF-1000XM3 earbuds, which combine excellent noise cancellation with some of the best audio quality around, are currently $168 (down from $230).
Meanwhile, the WH-1000XM4, our pick as the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones in the world, are currently $278, which will save you $72 off the typical $350 price tag.
Snag an Incredible Deal on Marshall’s Stylish Headphones and Speakers
SAVE UP TO $100
Marshall’s line of wireless headphones and speakers are favorites among SPY editors, and during Black Friday, you can save $70 on the Marshall Monitor II headphones which, in addition to big sound, offer active noise cancelling. There aren’t many pairs of cans we’d consider buying over the Sony WH-1000XM4, but these are an exception, especially with their retro-inspired looks based off of Marshall’s iconic stacks.
And if you’re looking for more Marshall gear, you can also save on two of its most popular Bluetooth speakers, the Stockwell II and Tufton which are down to $150 and $299, respectively (good for savings of $50 and $100).
The Best Smart Home Deals
Smart home devices have officially made the leap from novel curiosities to genuinely helpful products, and it seems like with each new announcement, the bar is raised each time. And whether you’re an Amazon Alexa loyalist or faithful to Google Assistant, there are Black Friday tech deals on amazing smart gadgets from both ecosystems that you won’t want to pass up.
4th-Gen Amazon Echo Speakers Are at Their Lowest-Ever Prices
SAVE UP TO $30
The audio quality of Amazon’s flagship Echo speaker has always been respectable, but it wasn’t until the fourth-generation Echo was released into the wild that it became particularly noteworthy. Now it’s one of the sweetest sounding smart speakers you can buy, and as you might expect, Amazon is selling this Alexa-powered speaker during Black Friday for $70, which will save you 30%.
But if you’re in search of the ultimate stocking stuffer this holiday season, look no further than the Echo Dot. Like its bigger sibling, this clock has been redesigned inside and out, with audio that has jumped from merely functional to quite listenable. You can stick one in the kitchen to keep you company while you cook, or if you opt for the Echo Dot with Clock, you can wake up every morning in style. You can find the standard Echo Dot on sale during Black Friday for $28, which is more than 40% off its typical price, while the Echo Dot with clock is available for $38 (down from its usual $60 price point).
Google Has Great Deals on Its Nest Smart Home Products
SAVE UP TO $40
Google has spent a lot of time and money developing some of the best AI technologies on the planet, and as a result, Google Assistant sits at the top of the list when it comes to powering your smart home. During Black Friday, you can find a whole suite of Google Assistant-enabled devices from the company’s Nest line that are as much as 50% off.
This includes the Nest Mini speaker, which not only offers solid audio, but can help manage your day-to-day life, give you updates on traffic and weather, and control your entire smart home. It’s just $29 during Black Friday, which is 40% off its typical price.
There’s also the Nest Hub smart display, which is the best you can buy thanks to Google Assistant’s prescient ability to know exactly what info you need before you even realize it. But you can also browse the web and watch YouTube videos on this thing, making a great companion in the kitchen or bedroom. Normally $89, you can find the Nest Hub during Black Friday for $50, which is a solid 45% discount.
Lenovo Smart Clock
If you’re looking for a Google Assistant smart display a little smaller than the Nest Hub, you can find Lenovo’s Smart Clock for $34 during Black Friday, which is $45 off its normal price. This little four-inch smart display is focused around its functionality as a clock but is seamlessly able to weave in weather and traffic updates, run through custom morning routines, and connect to streaming music services such as Spotify. Waking up in the morning will be exponentially easier with this thing on your nightstand.
Black Friday Ring Deals & Echo Bundles
SAVE UP TO $170
If porch pirates have been the bane of your existence in 2020, it may be time to step up your home security. Luckily, Amazon has a great Black Friday tech deal for you, bundling a free Echo Show 5 smart display with its Ring Video Doorbell 3 or Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which not only lets you keep an eye on your front doorstep, but you can do it without pulling your phone out of your pocket. Usually selling on its own for $250, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro bundle is available during Black Friday for $169, while the Ring Video Doorbell 3 bundle is available for $129. Both deals represents savings of 50%, which you do not want to miss out on.
But if you want the cheapest and easiest way to dive into the world of connected home devices, pick up the third-generation Amazon Echo Dot, which lets you use your voice control any power outlet with your phone. If you have a lamp with a switch that’s hard to reach, buying this bundle will be a revelation. And considering that it only costs $23, which is cheaper than either of these products normally costs on their own, you can dip your toes in the smart home water without taking a huge risk.
More of the Best Black Friday Tech Deals of 2020
There are plenty of great Black Friday tech deals in all sorts of categories, including fitness trackers, kitchen gear, gaming accessories and home appliances. In fact, there are just too many to cover in a single post. Even so, there are a few more great deals we have to share. Keep in mind that these discounts aren’t going to stick around forever, so be sure to grab these while you can.
Fitbit Charge 4
The Apple Watch is undoubtedly great as a do-it-all smartwatch, but if you just need a no-nonsense fitness tracker that doesn’t cost a ton, has a battery that lasts days, and will give you accurate readings of your daily activity, the Fitbit Charge 4 is the way to go. During Black Friday, the Fitbit Charge 4 can be yours for $100 (33% off its standard price), which is a steal considering this thing is capable of 24/7 heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking, mobile payments via NFC and delivering notifications from your phone.
Instant Pot Deals
It’s hard to argue against the Instant Pot at this point, a staple among the best Black Friday tech deals year after year. Capable of simplifying your dinner routine, this thing aces the basics, like cooking rice, steaming vegetables and stewing meats. But it can even handle more advanced tasks, such as yogurt making, sous vide and pressure cooking, the latter of which can help produce some incredibly crispy chicken. During Black Friday, popular Instant Pot models like the six-quart Instant Pot Duo Evo, which is a step up from the ever-popular Instant Pot Duo, can be yours for as little as $69, which is normally what the regular old Duo goes for.
Samsung Evo Select MicroSD Cards
SAVE UP TO 50%
Anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch knows that the internal storage fills up quick, leaving you having to make the painful decision of which games stay on your console, and which ones you’ll delete (and re-download later). But if you expand the storage with a MicroSD card, such as the Samsung Evo, you might not have to decide ever again. You can buy the 128 GB version during Black Friday for $15, which will save you $10. But if you need even more space (and chances are, you probably will), the 256 GB version is available for $24, which is an even better 50% discount.
Xbox Wireless Controller
If you managed to snag the Xbox Series X (or Series S) chances are you’re going to have some people in your life who are going to want to try it out since it won’t be an easy find any time soon. In that case you’re going to need some extra controllers and during Black Friday, the Xbox Wireless Controller is on sale for $39 which will save you $20. This is one of the most comfortable controllers ever made, so you will have people thanking you that they don’t have to use a cheap, knockoff controller when they’re Player 2.
Dyson V8 Motorhead Stick Vacuum
Dyson’s line of vacuums look (and perform) like they’re from 2050 and not 2020, but it’s the price tag that tends to give people pause. During Black Friday, however, the Dyson V8 Motorhead is only $299, which is 33% off its typical price. Given the compact size, it’s battery-powered motor and the fact that you can hang it from your wall, vacuuming will no longer elicit feelings of dread as you have to drag your clunky canister vac out of the hallway closet.
Dyson products are rarely discounted, let alone by this much, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. You’ll have to head to Dyson’s official store to score this deal.
Quick Survival Tips for Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Black Friday is pretty much a holiday in itself, and you can be sure everyone wants in on the bargains. If you aren’t prepared for some of the shopping madness that ensues on Black Friday, you could easily miss out on huge savings. Here are a handful of helpful tips to help you not only survive, but thrive on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
1. Like Car Shopping, Don’t Buy New Products
If you are looking for deals on the newest products available, you probably won’t find many. Black Friday helps stores clear out inventory, so the best deals are usually on last year’s products.
2. Be Quick
Some deals don’t last long because there is limited inventory. If you see something you want at a discount that deems worthy, jump on it. Some of the deals on this page are already on a countdown.
3. Broaden Your Search
Amazon might be your go-to, but don’t let it be the only place you look. Depending on what you are looking for, places like Best Buy or Walmart might have a better deal running on the same product. Costco and Kohl’s are not often thought of during Black Friday, but tend to have some pretty epic discounts during the shopping bonanza.
4. Know Which Brands to Bookmark
Large tech companies like Apple, Bose and Sonos don’t tend to have many sales throughout the year, so Black Friday is a great time to finally find that equipment on a discount. Keep in mind you may have to buy an older product to score a deal but buying last year’s iPad instead of the latest version is worth it in order to score the savings if you ask us!
5. Shop Early!
Below we’ve listed the best deals we have seen so far that are active right now. Some of these deals may expire, so act quickly when you find the product you’ve been searching for. Avoid Black Friday madness altogether armed with this list of deals, which we’ll continue updating.