The best Black Friday tech deals available now on headphones, laptops, robot vacuums, tablets, and more

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  • Black Friday 2020 is upon us, and there are multiple great tech deals available right now for the picking.
  • Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and the rest of your favorite retailers are cutting at prices for a number of their gadgets and other products.
  • You can check out the rest of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage on Insider Reviews.
  • Need to keep up on limited-time Black Friday deals in real time? We’re already doing it for you.

Black Friday 2020 continues to roll out deals on a bunch of tech categories, like Apple devices, computers, tablets, cameras, smart home devices, gaming, and smart vacuums.

Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and many more have started dropping prices for a number of popular devices and other products.

Now that

Black Friday
is here, we’re starting to track deals in real-time. Expect this story to be updated regularly through Black Friday with new deals information and links. Also, we’ll answer all of the frequently asked questions you may have about Black Friday 2020.

Here are the most impressive tech deals we’ve found for Black Friday 2020 that are available. We’ve separated these deals by categories drilled down by brand and product type. Use the table of contents to find what you’re looking for quickly.

 

Apple’s AirPods with wireless charging case have a clever design that makes them very comfortable, and the pleasant sound quality will surprise many. However, they don’t isolate the wearer from the outside world. The current $150 sale price is pretty good, but the lowest price we’ve seen so far is $140.

The brand new MacBook Pro (model number MVVL2LL/A) ups the usual 15.4-inch screen size to an even 16 inches on the diagonal, upping the pixel resolution along with it. It’s also the first modern Apple laptop to feature the “Magic Keyboard” design.

The eighth-generation 10.2-inch iPad is the best option for most people, as it offers the best balance of performance and value. This $30 discount (Space Gray) is the best we’ve seen on this recently released tablet.

The iPad Pro for 2020 has a faster processor that rivals some laptops, a new ultra-wide camera, mics fit for studio recordings, and a LiDAR Scanner for depth sensing.

The latest iPad Pro from Apple is a titan of performance, battery life, screen technology, and productivity with the new trackpad support. It also comes with with a Lidar scanner for augmented reality applications. It’s currently $100 off that brings it under $1,000.

Beats by Dre makes some of the most recognizable headphones that also have awesome sound quality. For a limited time, My Best Buy members can save an additional $10 off this already discounted pair, bringing the total to $170, an all-time low. The $170 deal price will be available to all shoppers on Black Friday.

This 2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga laptop offers up Intel’s 10th generation Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB solid state drive (SSD), a FHD display, and can function as a tablet. The $1,000 discounted price is one of the best we’ve seen on the super-capable ultrabook.

If you’re looking for a bare-bones laptop to do basic tasks for a very low price, this is an excellent deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad 1. Its 14-inch screen is a decent resolution and its processor is standard for reading emails and browsing the web.

A blazing fast gaming laptop that can do it all, the Alienware m15 R2 is currently discounted by a whopping $1,250.

The basic Dell XPS Desktop is a solid machine for productivity, with an i5 processor, integrated graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage.

Work in style with this gorgeous 4K monitor that offers a whopping 42.5 inches of screen, the Dell UltraSharp 43 can even display content from four separate PCs at once.

While this 27-inch monitor only offer Full HD 1080p resolution, it is bright, colorful, and boasts a 74 Hz refresh rate; it’s also $110 cheaper than usual.

The Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum performs well on carpet, hardwood, and in corners. It can map your space for more efficient cleaning and mops floors for extra convenience.

The  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.

Shark makes several robot vacuums with high-end features at a more affordable price. This Robot RV1000 will sell for $100 less than usual and is a terrific buy during this sale.

Anyone seeking the biggest screen they can get without breaking the bank is needs to check out LG’s 75-inch NanoCell 4K LED TV, which is reduced by $500 to bring it in at $1,000.

The Sony X800H features 4K HDR support with wide color reproduction. The Android smart TV also offers better viewing angles than most LCD TVs, ensuring you get a good view no matter where you sit. The current $798 sale price is one of the lowest we’ve seen so far.

The TCL 4 Series is a solid entry-level 4K TV with basic HDR support and Android TV streaming built in. This current $230 price is $70 less than usual — a good option for Black Friday shoppers.

This 50-inch Samsung Smart TV is selling for about $100 less than its usual going rate. While it may not have a fancy OLED panel, this Samsung TV offers several streaming apps and is an incredible value.

You don’t have to spend big to get a nice big, bright, 4K screen, as LG’s 55-inch NanoCell proves with a $500 price tag.

This quirky camera has a stabilization system borrowed from DJI’s drones, and it works really well. Fun and easy to use, there’s even a small display for live view and playback.

This version of Insta360’s modular camera system features a 1-inch sensor and Leica lens, giving you much higher-quality images from a unit that fits in your palm. And, you can swap the lens for other optional modules.

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro offers many of the perks of the standard Ring doorbell, but the best thing about it is its sleek profile that fits on a door frame. Amazon is offering it at an $80 discount for $169.99 as part of its Black Friday deals running from Nov. 20-27.

At over 50% off street price, this is an exceptional deal on a Lenovo-brand smart clock compatible with Google Assistant.

The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. It’s getting a $30 price drop to $69.99 during Amazon’s Black Friday event, which run Nov. 20-27.

The Echo Show 5 has a smaller 5-inch screen than the original Echo Show model, making it perfect for use as a smart alarm clock on your bedside table along with its smart speaker capabilities.

Sales on the Ring Doorbell 3 aren’t exactly rare, but this drop to $140 is an especially good deal. The third Ring Doorbell improves on earlier models with better motion detection, Wi-Fi connectivity, and audio privacy.

As the name implies, this model includes an integrated digital clock, allowing buyers to easily see the time or temperature. It is available at a $21 discount during Amazon’s Black Friday sales from Nov. 20-27, bringing the price down to $38.99.

If you’re looking to up your home security, this smart home security system is discounted by $70 right now. This specific bundle includes the base station, keypad, motion sensor, and 4 entry sensors; other Simplisafe bundles may have more sensors in them, but they typically cost at least $50 more.

Down by $50, this is no small price drop for a smart home-worthy thermostat. It’ll likely drop even lower come Black Friday and

Cyber Monday
, but this is a solid price to grab one at while it’s still in stock. Not only does it control the temperature, but you can even voice command it to hear the news, order your groceries, and much more.

The Sonos Move looks good, sounds great, and integrates with the rest of the Sonos ecosystem. During Black Friday, this portable speaker drops to $299, $100 off its usual going rate and the lowest price we’ve ever seen. This deal is still active on Amazon, but the item won’t be in stock for a few weeks.

Amazon’s 8-inch tablet has been updated for faster performance, making it an affordable option for casual reading, streaming movies, and video calls. It’s $35 off for Black Friday, one of the best prices we’ve seen.

The Fire HD 10 tablet offers the largest display screen in Amazon’s lineup and is 30% faster than older iterations. During Black Friday, this 10-inch tablet drops back down to its Prime Day price of $80. This deal is still active on Amazon, but the item won’t be in stock for another week.

A big screen without a big price tag and a library of age appropriate content make the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition a tempting choice.

The Tab S6 Lite was released last year, but it’s still a well-priced all-around tablet that’s great for anyone familiar with Android.

If you have a bunch of Android apps already, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a top-notch affordable tablet with access to the best Android app store there is. The smaller version of the Galaxy Tab A typically sells for about $150, making this drop to $100 an excellent deal.

‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ reimagines Mario’s classic 2D platforming in a new adventure that allows up to four players to run courses together. This $27 price on the physical copy is the lowest we’ve ever seen. The digital copy will cost $13 more.

“The Last of Us Part II” has sold more than four million copies since its worldwide launch on June 19, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. GameStop will have the game on sale for just $30 during its Black Friday sale.

Adding an SSD to your PC is a game-changer for performance and the Samsung 860 EVO is a great option to do so. It typically sells for $130 across online retailers, but right now you can grab a 1TB version for only $100. 

Logitech’s fan-favorite mouse has been updated with wireless technology that ensures lightning-fast response times while playing. The G502 is already one of our top recommended gaming mouse, and the wireless model offers up to 60 hours of rechargeable battery life.

In “Watch Dogs Legion,” players recruit a team of special operatives to free London from the grip of oppressive government and corporations. GameStop has the game on sale for $27 off its full price for Black Friday.

Players choose between samurai and ninja fighting styles as they defend Japan’s island of Tsushima in this open-world adventure. You can buy the game for $20 off its regular price at GameStop on Black Friday.

PlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. During Black Friday,
you can save $15 off a year-long subscription.

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is a great gaming PC option for shoppers on a budget. With 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of memory, and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, it can run most games at 1080p. For $420, this gaming laptop is a tremendous value.

This latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Black Friday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.

Google’s ambitious game platform, Stadia, offers a Netflix-style, cloud-based experience without the need for a console. This $15 discount is the best we’ve seen on this controller and Chromecast bundle yet. However, if you’re willing to wait until Black Friday, the price will drop an extra $5.

The Logitech G MX518 is the new and improved version of the classic gaming mouse. Right now, it’s down to just $20, the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this super capable mouse.

Gamers tend to love a good mechanical keyboard, and the K95 RGB Platinum is one of the very best, with a durable aluminum body, a choice of Cherry MX switches, programmable keys, and per-key lighting. 

The Corsair Harpoon features seamless wireless connectivity that switches Wi-Fi channels to stay connected and lag-free, six programmable buttons, and a sensor that tops out at 10,000 DPI.

If your gaming library has completely filled your console’s storage, the WD_Black 5TB hard drive will provide able space for more content.

New subscribers can sign up for Audible Plus for only $4.95 a month for the first six months, which is $3 a month cheaper than the normal price.

PlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. During Black Friday,
you can save $15 off a year-long subscription.

When does Black Friday start at each retailer?

Black Friday started on November 27, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. local time for all web retailers. However, retailers had been teasing smaller Black Friday sales before Thanksgiving, leading to the big day. And, we expect these deals to continue up until Cyber Monday

  • Amazon: The mega retailer of the US started discounting products for Black Friday on November 20. Check out our full guide to Amazon’s Black Friday deals.
  • Best Buy: This retailer’s stores were closed on Thanksgiving Day, but there are multiple Best Buy Black Friday deals ongoing through the whole month of November. 
  • GameStop: The gaming retailer’s Black Friday event started on November 14, and the official GameStop Black Friday sale began online on November 25 at 9 p.m. ET. Stores will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday with extended hours, and the sale will continue through November 29.
  • Target: The retailer has been offering new deals every week of November for Black Friday this year, with weekly ads dropping each Thursday. Expect to see a blitz of deals throughout Black Friday weekend.
  • Walmart: Walmart’s Black Friday event started on Thanksgiving Day, November 25 at 7 p.m. ET. In-store shopping on Black Friday begins at 5 a.m. local time. However, Walmart is encouraging customers to shop online and use its curbside pick-up services.

How long do Black Friday sales last?

Black Friday has begun to last the entire month of November practically, but of course, the very best deals do tend to appear on the actual day.

However, retailers have used the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to extend deals that perhaps didn’t fly off their stock shelves yet. Retailers are known to further slash prices in real time over that weekend to clear out stock as well, but it’s usually not the most popular items.

Better yet, some retailers keep certain deals until well after the shopping holidays to pad out their revenues and profits throughout entire December shopping season ahead of Christmas and other holidays.

What should you buy on Black Friday? 

There are deals available for all sorts of tech devices or services, but there are a few categories that are particularly lucrative for discounts and savings. Here are some categories to look out for to get some of the best deals: 

  • TVs
  • Smart home devices
  • Gaming consoles and video games
  • Headphones
  • Speakers and soundbars
  • Robot vacuums

Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better for tech products?

In years past, it’s been known that Cyber Monday holds better deals on tech products than Black Friday, but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. In fact, you can find even better deals in the days leading up to both events than during, in some rare cases.

Tech retailers are hosting major discounts on devices all month long, but some do hold certain deals for certain days to drum up real-time interest. So, it’s worth hunting for deals on both days, or really all weekend long.

How we select the best Black Friday deals

  • We only recommend products that meet our high standards for coverage. We have either used each product or service ourselves or we have researched them carefully using our previous experience.
  • We always compare product prices among the most popular retailers, like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, and feature only the deals with the deepest savings (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards). 
  • All deals that we feature will be at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an exceptional value.

How do I return a product I got during Black Friday?

Unless an item was designated as a final sale, many retailers this year are offering generous return policies with extended periods, whether it was purchased online or in-store, or if you received it as a gift. Rules vary by retailer, but we have a guide on how to make a return to a major retailer, including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.