Though deals have been trickling out for a while, Black Friday 2021 officially starts the day after Thanksgiving. Apple products like the AirPods Pro are, of course, at the top of everyone’s list, and there are deals on those for sure, but there are also tons of other great Black Friday prices on tech. We’ve done the hard work for you of separating the wheat from the chaff, at Amazon and beyond. Here are the best Black Friday tech deals we’ve found, from all the best brands.
Apple and AirPods Cyber Monday Deals
Normally the workhorse Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Display with Touch Bar runs for $1,800, and packs plenty of features you'll love, from the efficient Intel Core i5 processor to 16GB of memory to up to 10 hours of battery life. It’s about 27% off right now for Cyber Monday.
The original workhorse AirPods are way down from $159.
This 13.3-incher is the latest MacBook Pro model with Apple M1 Chip, a serious upgrade from the classic MacBook Pro. Normally you’d be paying $1,800, but it’s on sale for Cyber Monday and packs serious runtime — more than 20 hours per charge.
The best AirPods around are $70 off their normal price. With active noise-cancelling and delightfully simple pairing with Apple devices, this is a great deal.
The $199 smart keyboard turns your 12.9-inch iPad Pro into laptop.
Normally $159, these are the classic AirPods. You get up to three hours of talk time on one charge, and uou double-tap to play or skip forward.
Ring Doorbell Cyber Monday Deals
This $200 1080p HD video doorbell lets you see, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or PC. It has improved motion detection, privacy zones, and dual-band wifi connectivity, from the earlier models.
Normally $249, the Ring Pro is hardwired so it never needs to be charged. It takes about 15 minutes to install. Its standout feature is called advanced motion detection, which lets you tailor your motion zones to focus on the most crucial areas of your yard.
Smart Home Cyber Monday Deals
This $180 smart photo frame lets you share photos and videos from your phone or by email to the Nixplay frame.
This $130 smart thermostat works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit (c-wire required), and Samsung SmartThings, and lets you monitor current day and historical heating, cooling and fan runtimes right in the app.
Make your HVAC high tech with this smart thermostat. It comes with an external sensor to monitor conditions in another room, looks very sleek on the wall, and has Alexa built-in.
Having a light wake you up is less jarring and more natural than a jarring sound. An included app shows you data from sensors that measure temperature, noise, light, and humidity, which can affect sleep quality, and customize the color, intensity, and duration of your wake-up experience.
A pair of fully dimmable, Bluetooth-controllable light bulbs is 10 bucks off today.
From keys to kids, you can track the location of anything you clip this tracker to. At six bucks off its normal price, it's worth buying in bulk.
Amazon Echo and Kindle Cyber MondayDeals
The perfect tablet for little kids. this $140 Kindle Fire gives them access to more than 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, and Disney.
This is Amazon's biggest, most powerful kid-proof tablet aimed at kids from 3-7 years old and normally sells for $200. The 10.1-inch display is plenty big and it comes with a year of Amazon Kids+ — over 20,000 apps, games, books, and Audible books — and a case that can take on whatever kids dish out.
The $120 streaming device gives you access to 4K Ultra HD content, plus support for Dolby Vision and HDR, HDR10+.
The $190 essentials bundle has everything you need: A Kindle with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display, plus a leather cover (you choose the color) and a power adaptor.
This 2020 Fire HD usually goes for $110 and packs an 8-inch display with 64GB of internal storage (and a microSD card slot for those long plane flights). Expect about 12 hours of battery life — and a full charge in just four hours —with a new processor that’s about 30 percent faster than the previous model.
Earbuds and Headphones Cyber MondayDeals
The $150 Beats Studio Buds offer wireless noise cancelling in a compact pair of Bluetooth ear buds that deliver powerful and balanced sound. And these instantly sync to your iPhone.
While the $250 Bose Sleepbuds II can’t play music, they do pipe in soothing sounds and noise-masking technology that'll help even the most restless sleepers drift off. And these are comfortable enough to wear all night long.
One of the best active noise-canceling earbuds out there, the $280 Bose QuietComfort is everything you want from an over the ear design but far more portable. Fully juiced, you get six hours of listening and the wireless charging case gives you 12 additional hours of runtime.
This is the cheapest these $250 earbuds have ever been; you get nine hours of battery life and total comfort while wearing them.
It's hard to beat $60 for a pair of solid true wireless headphones, particularly when they normally retail for almost $100.
These $170 earbuds have studio-quality sound and active noise cancellation.
These Sony headphones with noise cancellation are a steal considering they're normally $200.
These $150 earbuds have 11 hours of battery life, as well as Ambient Aware2, which lets you filter in outside noise (imagine if you're walking in traffic, for example).
Jabra's $120 earbuds have integrated controls that let you answer calls, adjust the volume, or pause music, and 15 hours of battery life. Alexa is built in.
You get up to 24 hours of battery life with these $180 earbuds, and they have four-microphone call technology that filters out wind and other disruptive noises around you.
These $299 headphones have three levels of top-notch noise cancellation.
Speakers and Computer Accessories Cyber MondayDeals
If the internal storage on your Switch is starting to fill up (or even if it isn't yet), $20 for a normally $68 128 GB microSD card is a no-brainer.
Normally $279, the Portal Plus has a smart camera that automatically pans and zooms so you can see everyone and vice versa.
You probably didn't wake up thinking that you'd buy a tiny Bluetooth speaker that looks like Baby Yoda, but the chance to save $5 on an A+ stocking stuffer is too good to pass up.
This tiny screenless device lets you keep track of your kids with GPS and check in with them using the Relay walkie-talkie service. Peace of mind is normally $50, but heavily discounted today.
Roku Cyber MondayDeals
A soundbar and streaming device in one: This $130 works with AirPlay and lets you stream movies and TV shows in HD, 4K, and HDR.
This handy $30 gadget lets you stream free, live and premium TV to your set. It's plug and play.
This $139 set gives you access to 500,000 movies and TV episodes, with voice search across 1,000 top channels, along with dual-band wireless and an ethernet port.
Normally $79, this 2019 model has dual-band wireless for faster streaming, plus a voice remote and is ideal for people who stream a ton of shows and movies.
The $50 streaming stick is easiest to set up: It's plug and play. And it has a voice remote.
Cyber Monday Video Game Deals
Normally this year long membership is $60 and it gives your PlayStation access to online features and multi-player games.
Cyber Monday Wearable Deals
Give the Android user in your life this 40mm, $310 Galaxy Watch 4. It comes with its own fast-charging pad, that will also juice up a phone or earbuds, and is pre-loaded with the apps to get on track with the fitness goals sure to come in the new year.
Cyber Monday Tablet Deals
While this $150 version isn't the newest Galaxy tablet — it's the 2019 model — it does have a brilliant 8-inch screen and a 13 hour battery life with a front facing camera for video chats.
The large, 8.7-inch screen on this $200 means viewing for two and the rugged metal frame should stand up to kid use. And it comes with a two month trial of YouTube Premium.
It requires some adult supervision, but a hoverboard is just about as much fun as you can have on X-mas morning. Available in six colors, the Hoverstar has chunky 6 1/2-inch wide tires to romp outdoors with a range of about 12 miles at up to 10 mph — plus it has a Bluetooth speaker to crank tunes.
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