This week, Target revisits its Black Friday price for Apple's 2017 iPad. Now $250, the entry-level 32GB model delivers a terrific combination of power and portability with a beautiful, bright screen. (That's a quarter of the storage of the iPad Mini 4, but with a larger screen and faster processor for $50 less.)
The Touch controllers are the must-have accessory for the Oculus Rift VR rig. And now you can get the entire system -- the Oculus Rift headset, two Oculus sensors, two Touch controllers, all the cables and seven free VR apps -- at a big discount: just $400. (That's up from $350 earlier, but still far below the retail price.) Just make sure you have a capable gaming PC to handle it.
This Black Friday hotcake returns: A Moto Z2 Force (which normally costs $720+) for just $375 at T-Mobile. You can pay that price today if you buy it off contract, or pay just $300 if you're adding a line of service.
We're also hearing T-Mobile will throw in a free snap-on mod that turns your phone into a projector. (You sign up for that offer right here after purchase.)
Black Friday Xbox bundles were generally running around $230, so seeing this one return at $30 less is notable. You get the 500GB console and controller with five Halo titles (that's the bulk of the series). And there's a one-month Xbox Game Pass thrown in for good measure.
Sphero makes several Star Wars-themed robot toys, but the coolest one is its R2-D2. Amazon sold out in less than a day offering it for an amazing 49 percent off, but Target and Best Buy have it at a still-impressive $50 discount.
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) for $30 ($20 off)
This deal was everywhere on Black Friday and Amazon is sticking with it through the end of December. The new and improved Echo Dot takes Amazon's best-in-class smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package.
Origin PC has desktops and laptops on sale that come with either a free Sound BlasterX H5 S.E. headset or a $50 Amazon gift card. You also get your choice of a 250GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD or free ground shipping in the US.
Samsung CF791 34-inch Freesync monitor for $750 ($200 off)
We really liked the CF791 when we tested it, but felt that $950 was a little much for what it offered. The price has continued to climb a bit every day since its Cyber Monday low of $650, but $750 is still a good deal for a big display with 144Hz refresh.
Costco members were first given a crack at this high-end, 17.3-inch gaming laptop on Cyber Monday. But it's still available online, albeit for $50 more than the original offer. That's still $200 off of what was already a good deal.
Sony A6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses for $700 (typically about $1,000)
One of our perennial gifting go-to recommendations, the Sony A6000 APS-C mirrorless, comes in a kit with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm power zoom lenses for a seasonal discount of $700. Now that we're in the post-holiday season, B&H and Adorama are throwing in a $50 gift card with the bundle, too.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens for $1,000 (typically about $1,200)
A full-frame camera for the price of an inexpensive dSLR? Take it. Sony's seasonal discount on its original Sony A7, (aka the ILCE-7) mirrorless drops the body to $800, a steal for a camera this good.
The combination of a kit for the body and the 28-70mm lens is a really good deal for $1,000. The 28-70mm isn't a favorite E-Mount lens, but it's one of the least expensive ones, so it's a reasonable choice if you want to get up and shooting immediately.