Best Black Friday deals LIVE blog — Cheapest OLED TV ever, $79 Chromebook and more
• Bose Soundlink II:
$229 $149 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Quiet Comfort II range draws all the attention when it comes to Bose wireless headphones, but don’t let the slightly older school Soundlink II offerings escape you attention — particularly when you can get them at a discount. Right now, Amazon is selling the Bose Soundlik II for $149 (opens in new tab), an $80 drop from their regular price.
Expect excellent sound quality and terrific comfort from the Soundlink headphones, which also come with their own microphone to make sure you’re heard as loud and clear as the sound is coming in. The Soundlink II also promises 15 hours of battery life so that the music plays on.
• Tile Pro 2022 four-pack:
$88 $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Managing editor Philip Michaels here, wrapping up today with a few more early Black Friday deals. Whenever people ask me what key finder to buy, I recommended the Tile Pro 2022, since we currently rank it as the best key finder you can buy for its long range and loud alarm.
Currently, you can get a four-pack of Tile Pro 2022 trackers at a 10% discount (opens in new tab) at Amazon, bringing the cost down to $79. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen in the last month.
Why get a four-pack of Tile trackers? Because they happen to make great stocking stuffers, whether you dole out a tracker to four different people or you hand out multiple key finders to the same people so that they’ll never lose anything. Tile Pro works just as well with Android devices as it does with the iPhone, so you can use these trackers as a gift for anyone, regardless of what smartphone they use.
I used to think that the type of pillows you use in bed really don’t matter. Then a year ago I purchased the Tempur-Cloud Adjustable Pillows. I was dead wrong! I loooove these pillows. I like a somewhat medium-firm pillow and that’s exactly what these pillows provide. I also like them because they’re adjustable. So if you want a softer pillow, you can just remove some of the “Tempur materials” inside to make them softer. As part of its current sale, you can get 2 Tempur-Cloud Pillows for $99 ($39 off). All of Tempur-Pedic’s pillows are on sale (opens in new tab), but these are the ones I own and recommend.
Last month I purchased the new Apple Watch 8 and I absolutely love it. I upgraded from my old Apple Watch 4. The biggest difference — in addition to the bigger size (I opted for the 45mm model) — is the always-on display, which makes such a huge difference in day-to-day activities. Amazon currently has the Series 8 (LTE/41mm) on sale for $389. That’s a sweet $110 off and its lowest price ever! A word of caution — if you don’t need cellular connectivity, the Apple Watch 8 (GPS/41mm) hit $349 a few days ago ($50 off). I think we’ll see that price — if not lower — on Black Friday proper. But if you want the LTE model — this is a solid deal. Make sure to check out our Black Friday Apple watch deals coverage for more discounts.
When we say everything goes on sale for Black Friday — we really do mean everything. For example, Amazon is offering a killer deal on one of the best electric scooters we’ve tested. Right now you can get the Editor’s Choice Unagi Model One on sale for $589. Normally priced at $990, that’s a sweet $401 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this dual-motor scooter. In our Unagi Model One review, we called it the best option for folks who need to get up steep hills. It has powerful (dual) motors, a bright and clear display, and an awesome design.
The season for cheap laptops/Chromebooks is here and Walmart is leading the charge with prices as low as $79. I personally wouldn’t recommend making a $79 laptop your main machine. However, if you’re looking for a laptop for a child or if you want a secondary machine that you can keep on your coffee table for basic internet-based tasks — then this machine can fit the bill. It features an 11.6-inch LCD (1366 x 768), AMD A4 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB eMMC.
If you’re not familiar with the name, you can rest assured that the Yosuda Indoor Bike is one of the best exercise bikes on the market. We named it the best bike under $500 and liked it because it’s reasonably priced and offers a solid construction/design. It doesn’t offer any fancy bells and whistles like other pricier bikes, but it does a solid job providing the essentials. Amazon has it on sale for just $279, which is its lowest price ever. Check out our Yosuda Indoor Bike review for our full thoughts on the bike.
Outside of big-screen TVs and laptops, mattresses tend to see some amazing deals during Black Friday. In fact, many people (myself included) wait specifically for Black Friday mattress deals to make any purchases for their bedroom. Here’s an example. Right now Nectar is taking 33% off sitewide. This started off as a flash sale last weekend, but the deal has been extended. I’m flagging this because it’s the best discount we’ve seen from the brand and Nectar also makes the best mattress we’ve tested — especially if you’re on a budget. Check out our Nectar mattress review for our full thoughts on the mattress.
Streaming devices make for great stocking stuffers. Even if you already own a smart TV, the right streaming device can make your viewing experience much more pleasurable. Currently, Best Buy is slashing the price of various streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, Google, and Apple. Not sure which one to get? I personally own the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and absolutely love it. It’s also the overall winner in our list of the best streaming devices.
Just a heads up — the Apple TV 4K is about $10 cheaper at Amazon. Amazon has it for $99 (opens in new tab), whereas Best Buy has it for $109 (opens in new tab).
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Deals editor Louis here highlighting the best Black Friday deals of the day on this chilly NYC morning. There’s a lot to cover this morning, so let’s jump right into the first deal.
There are a lot of good iPad deals out there right now, but my top pick is the new iPad Pro 11-inch on sale for $749. It’s the first major price cut we’ve seen on this tablet. The new tablet features Apple’s mighty M2 CPU. Apple claims the new chipset’s 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU are up to 15% and 35% faster than the previous-gen model. You also get an 11-inch 2388 x 1668 Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, 8GB of RAM, 12MP wide/10MP ultrawide rear cameras, and a 12MP TrueDepth front camera.