Samsung’s quantum dot-powered 4K monitor, Anker’s PowerCore Fusion, and Traeger pellet grills lead off Saturday’s best deals.
A number of anticipated Black Friday deals are already available, and we’re gathering them all here from now until the big deal.
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You might have heard of quantum dots in the context of TVs, but Samsung uses them in a 4K computer monitor as well, and their 28" model just got a massive price drop.
You can read all about quantum dots here, but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images and rich, deep blacks on a less expensive LCD panel.
$330 is really not all that expensive for a 28" 4K monitor from a name brand manufacturer, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth considering this model uses state of the art technology.
My personal favorite member of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger, and you can get one for an all-time low $20 right now on Amazon.
I’ve had the Fusion since it first came out, and it quickly became my favorite Anker product ever, mostly because it’s the only Anker battery pack that you can charge by plugging straight into the wall. You can read all of my impressions here, and then head over to Amazon to get yours for an all-time low price.
Whether you love to sing in the shower, or just need more time to catch up on your podcasts, everyone should own a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker when they only set you back $14.
If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors—and who doesn’t?—this 55" 2017 OLED LG TV is down to $1800 today on MassDrop, or $2600 for 65", both $200 less than you’ll find them on Amazon.
As you’d expect from any high-end TV these days, that gets you a 4K panel and Dolby Vision HDR, but OLED technology means the blacks will be far richer, and the colors more vibrant than any LCD-based screen you can buy.
We’ve seen slightly less expensive LG OLED sets from this year’s lineup, but the E7P includes a built-in sound bar and a premium design that frames the display in glass, rather than plastic or chrome. Plus, if you use any of the links on this page and sign up for a new MassDrop account, you’ll get a $10 credit applied at checkout automatically. That’s a drop in the bucket here, sure, but $10 is $10.
While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature.
The new Ecobee4 is especially notable in that it doesn’t just work with Google Assistant and Alexa...it actually is a fully-featured Alexa device, just like an Echo Dot that lives on your wall. It’s rarely been discounted from its usual $250 since it launched earlier this year, but today on Amazon, you can get it (plus a remote sensor) for an all-time low $199.
If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, it’s time to drop what you’re doing and grab a sound bar on sale.
On the low end, we’ve spotted a 2.0 channel Vizio for an all-time low $50. With no subwoofer, it’s probably not what you want for your main home theater, but it’d be perfect for a bedroom.
If the Vizio sells out, the equivalent AmazonBasics sound bar is on sale for the same price.
For $30 more, you can get an AmazonBasics sound bar with a built-in subwoofer. The bass won’t be as deep as it would be from a discrete woofer, but it’s better than nothing.
If you’d prefer a little more bass, for $158, you can step up to a 2.1 channel model from Samsung with a wireless subwoofer, or go for a 3.1 channel system for $218. Both of those prices are all-time lows.
The cool thing about those Samsung systems is that you can turn them into wireless 4.1 and 5.1 surround sound systems (respectively) with this expansion set, which is actually also on sale right now for $94.
The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge.
Luckily, Mpow’s headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting lost or tangled in your bag. Yeah, you’ll still need to recharge the case, but this definitely makes Bluetooth earbuds a simpler option while traveling.
Yi’s original action cam is a longtime reader-favorite, and one of my personal favorite gadgets to boot, and you can pick it up for $48 from Amazon today, an all-time low.
Update: Scroll down to the special offers and find the one to get a free extra battery. Just hit the button to add both items to your cart.
This model doesn’t shoot in 4K, but it does feature 1080/60, and the footage and photos it takes look fantastic. You can even control it wirelessly with your phone, or transfer your captures over Wi-Fi for instant sharing.
Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with the biggest discount ever on the top-of the line MDR1000x.
These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC pairing, 20+ hour battery life, and even LDAC Hi-Res audio compatibility. But the secret sauce here is noise cancellation, including a special mode that lets ambient voices through either at all times, or just when you cup a hand over the right earcup. $228's still a solid chunk of change, but it’s rare to see these dip below $300, let alone this low.
VPNs are in the news these days, and with good reason. So if you’re curious to sign up and start protecting your browsing history and personal data (or, you know, getting around websites’ geoblocks), NordVPN charges less per month than a typical trip to Starbucks.
NordVPN has long been one of the most popular and reliable VPN providers out there, and if you sign up for a one-year membership, promo code VIP70 will drop your annual price from $69 to $48. If you’re sure you want to commit, use this link to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017, or this link to get three years for $99 with code 3ydeal. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!
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You might know it as nugget ice, or Sonic ice, or for you Texans out there, Buc-ees ice, but no matter what you call it, we all know it’s great. Now, there’s an expensive machine that can make it for you at home, but today, it’s $50 less expensive than usual.
...It’s still expensive, but damn that ice is good.
You’ll probably spend as much time as possible under blankets for the next few months, so grab a down alternative comforter from Amazon for just $17-$20, today only.
If you own an older vehicle, you probably don’t have Bluetooth. Hell, you might not even have an AUX jack. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stream music, podcasts, and phone calls wirelessly to your stereo.
Just plug this $13 transmitter into your car’s power outlet (it has a built-in USB port so you can still charge your phone), find an empty radio station, connect your phone over Bluetooth, and stream away.
My parents bought a Traeger grill a couple years ago, and holy hell is it cool. You pour wood pellets (there a ton of different kinds) into the container on the left side of the grill, select the temperature you want, and the grill feeds the pellets into a heating element at whatever speed is necessary to maintain that precise temperature. The result is flavor of a smoker with the ease of use of an oven.
Amazon’s discounting several different models right now for Black Friday, with options starting under $400, so you’ll have more money left over to buy meat.
We’ve all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else.
It sounds like an expensive proposition, but today, Amazon’s selling this well-reviewed FoodSaver V4440 Starter Kit for $113, one of the best prices Amazon’s ever listed. There are cheaper FoodSaver models out there, but the 4440 justifies its cost with a retractable vacuum sealing accessory, allowing it to vacuum seal specially designed zipper bags, in addition to the usual heat-seal bags. This also comes in handy for drawing a vacuum in a marinating dish, which can reduce marinating time from hours to minutes.
Of course you can use this to store meats in the freezer for a long time, but it can also keep cheese from molding, lettuce from wilting, or cookies from going stale, just to name a few examples. Think about how much food you throw away, and you’ll get a sense of just how quickly this purchase could pay for itself.
For a limited time, Dyson’s eBay outlet is taking an extra 20% off any $25 order (maximum $50 discount) with promo code PSHOPEARLY, including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. Most of the wares here are refurbished, but they’re sold directly by Dyson; this isn’t a sketchy third party situation.
My pick is the V6 Absolute for $180. I bought the V6 Animal a months ago, and it makes quick work of all the pet hair on our furniture.
That same PSHOPEARLY code will work with a number of other (admittedly less exciting) sellers as well, including Klymit, Anker, Cuisinart, Worx, and more, so check out the full list on this page.
These leak-proof travel bottles let you take your favorite products with you wherever you go. They’re made of squishy silicone, so there’s no need to be concerned about them getting smashed and exploding all of your clothes. Plus, you can twist the window collar and write in what the bottles contains for easy identification.
At just $10 today, they’re the cheapest they’ve been all year. You can use the money you save on an overpriced, but necessary margarita at the airport.
It’s holiday travel time, and your airport experience will be greatly improved with this Travelpro Maxlite 4 deal. Normally priced around $90, today, you can grab this suitcase at just $66 today.
The Maxlite 4 is the follow-up to the Maxlite 3, which our readers named their favorite rolling carry-on bag. Like all Travelpro bags, it comes with a ton of organization tools, is incredibly well built for the money, and even has a limited lifetime warranty if anything goes wrong.
h/t Vince Torres
You can never have enough tiny LED flashlights, particularly zoomable ones, and especially when you can grab two for $8 with promo code YHM80888.
Just note that you’ll need either a single 18650 battery to run them, or three AAAs each. I recommend rechargeables either way.
Typically selling for $14, you can grab yourself a two-pack of Amazon’s best-selling silicone baking mats for $10.
If you haven’t used one before, you should now that nothing will stick to these. They’re made of silicone, flexible, and fit onto standard-sized baking sheets, making clean up a breeze. Plus, since you won’t be baking nonstick spray into your cookie sheets, they’ll look like new for longer.
In addition to being bestsellers, these mats boast a near-perfect 4.7-star rating with almost 2,000 reviews.
A lot of people are reflexively appalled by the idea of a bidet, which makes no sense, because they’re amazing. Today on Amazon, you can score one from Oak Leaf for $22 with promo code LRBL9CPC, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on one of these.
That’s basically nothing for a product you’ll use (hopefully) every day, but this deal could sell out any time though, so purchase or get off the pot.
Our readers have bought thousands of entry-level Roomba 650s, but today we’ve spotted an all-time low price on the upgraded 690, which adds a few much-needed features.
As far as vacuuming performance goes, this should be essentially identical to the 650; the difference all comes down to connectivity. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to schedule and start the Roomba from anywhere via a smartphone app, or even control it with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
I know “smart” features on a lot of products are basically just an excuse to charge more, but as a Roomba owner, I think these make a ton of sense. I can tell you from experience that programming a Roomba without an app is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, and the ability to start it remotely means you can run the Roomba while you’re out of the house, and come back to clean floors.
Today’s $275 deal is an all-time low, and a match for what we were expecting to see on Black Friday, so there’s no reason to wait.
Update: The high-end Roomba 980 has also dropped to its Black Friday price of $799 a little early. Needless to say, that is not cheap, but compared to the 690, it’s a significantly stronger vacuum, and has a suite of sensors that can map your house, and even show you on an app which rooms it’s cleaned, and which it still needs to get to.
Update 2: If you don’t need Wi-Fi, the Roomba 650 (which is mostly identical to the 690, save for the smartphone and Alexa integration) is down to an all-time low $250 now.
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Just because the weather’s cooling down doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good hike. Today only, Amazon’s discounting a bunch of Salomon hiking shoes, hydration packs, jackets, gloves, and more. The highly rated shoes make up the bulk of the sale, and almost all of them are available for under $100, so grab a pair for yourself, or make it a gift.
Osprey makes some of the most popular backpacks out there, especially among outdoor enthusiasts, and dozens of different options are on sale on Amazon for Black Friday.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, use the code EPIC25 and take an extra 25% off their sale styles for both men and women. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
Flannels are great but for some reason are never priced reasonably enough to warrant a new one (even if the one you have has holes in the elbows). But alas! Uniqlo has them marked down to only $20, both men’s and women’s styles. You don’t need to be a hipster or a lumberjack to wear these, I promise (unless you are one, then cool).
If reliability is something you crave in a pair of shoes (if it isn’t, you may need to reconsider), I bet you have Cole Haan in your closet. And if you’re looking for a new pair but don’t want to spend the normal asking price, Cole Haan is taking 30% off their entire site, no code needed. Finally get a pair of ZERØGRAND’s (or the newer 2.ZERØGRAND’s) or waterproof boots that you’ll probably need in less than a month.
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Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is an all-time essential science book, and you can get the Audible version (narrated by Lavar Burton) for just $5 right now, no Audible membership required. That’s a deal that’s made of star stuff.
If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits $17... you’re going to see some serious shit.
At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for new members by offering three months for just $1, for a limited time.
This is one of the best deals they’ve ever offered on the service, so if you haven’t signed up for Music Unlimited before, what’s $.33 per month to try it out?
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Civilization VI made some major changes in its summer update, and you can pick up the game for $30 today, the best price we’ve ever seen. Amazon lists it as the Mac version, but all you’re really buying here is a Steam code, so it’ll work on PC as well. Just be sure to place your order before Gandhi nukes the deal.
If I’ve learned anything from my nieces and nephews, it’s that PlasmaCars are fun as hell, and would make a great gift for the young kids on your holiday shopping list at just $42.
$8 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pads, but today, that gets you a massive 2.5' x 1' model that can accommodate your keyboard as well. So luxurious! Just be sure to use promo code SDXOQM76 at checkout to save a couple bucks.
The Humble Monthly subscription plan delivers you a selection of new games (to keep!) every month, gives you 10% off everything in the Humble Store, and donates 5% of each month’s proceeds to charity.
This month, they’re kicking things off with H1Z1, plus some free loot boxes, in addition to whatever indie games they roll out throughout the month. These gamesare yours to keep with any level membership, even if you cancel it later, so there’s not much downside here.
- Sony XBR65X900E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV | $1498 | Amazon
- Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 Portable Charger and Wall Charger | $20 | Amazon
- Samsung 28" 4K Quantum Dot Monitor | $330 | Amazon
- VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Built-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Army Green | $14 | Amazon | Use code D48CN6E9
- Amrapur Overseas Goose Down Alternative Microfiber Quilted Reversible Comforter | $17-$20 | Amazon
- Opal Nugget Ice Maker | $450 | Amazon
- Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel | $14 | Amazon
- VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter | $13 | Amazon | Use code BODV5DPA
- Traeger Grill Sale | Amazon
- $10 off $50 on select Stanley Tools | Amazon
- FoodSaver V4440 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System | $113 | Amazon
- Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V2 Wemo Smart Wifi-Enabled Slow Cooker, 6-Quart | $84 | Amazon
- Hamilton Beach 32100A Food Dehydrator | $50 | Amazon
- Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver | $60 | Amazon
- Yokaro Wireless TPMS with Adjustable Angle Monitor - 4 External Sensors | $56 | Amazon | Use code 6Y68W7PK
- Salomon Hiking Gold Box | Amazon
- Complete Shaving Kit System (Razor, Blades, Brush, Scrub, Cream, Balm) by Bombay Shaving Company | $31 | Amazon
- Osprey Pack Sale | Amazon
- Callaway 2017 Chrome Soft X Golf Balls (One Dozen) | $32 | Amazon
- Cosmos - Carl Sagan [Audible] | $5 | Amazon
- The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart | $42 | Amazon
- Civilization VI | $30 | Amazon