64GB iPad Air 2 for $450 ($150 off) at Staples and Sam's Club starting Thanksgiving Day
You'll be able to get the 64GB version of the Apple iPad Air 2 for $450 at Staples and Sam's Club starting on Thanksgiving Day. That's $150 off the list price of $600. Sam's Club also has $150 off the 128GB version.
Every version of the Xbox One is $50 off during the holiday weekend, meaning all of the bundles will be more affordable than ever before. And some retailers are sweetening the pot with additional extras, such as free games, accessories (controllers) or gift cards.
Xbox One 1 TB Elite Bundle
Xbox One 1 TB Bundle
GameStop: $350 w/ Rare Replay, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Ori and the Blind Forest
Best Buy: $350 w/ Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and a free Xbox One Wireless Controller
Xbox One 500 GB Bundles
Target: $300 w/ Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and free $60 Target gift Card
GameStop: $300 w/ Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Walmart: $300 w/ Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and free $30 Walmart gift Card
$300 w/ Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
$500 w/ The Lego Movie: The Videogame and 40" Samsung HDTV
Bose's SoundTrue On-Ear is a very comfortable everyday headphone that sounds good and collapses into a very compact carrying case. Best Buy and Bose will be offering the headphones for $60 (down from $150 for a savings of $90).
Lots of great prices are tossed around for Black Friday computer deals, but often for low-end junk you won't be happy with at any price. There are, however, a few worth considering, especially in midrange systems.
The least-expensive Surface keeps the high-end design but pairs it with a smaller, lower-res screen and a basic Intel Atom processor. It's $100 off for Black Friday, but you'll still have to spring for the keyboard cover separately. Via Best Buy
Bose has a great sale on a number of its headphones that it will be discontinuing in favor of updated models. Both the Freestyle and last year's SoundSport are on sale for $59.95 along with the SoundTrue On-Ear, SoundTrue Around-Ear, and SundLink Around Ear headphones.
Leading up to Black Friday, Best Buy has the original UE Boom on sale for $100 and Amazon has matched that price. The newer UE Boom 2 came out a few months ago, but this is a very good deal on highly rated Bluetooth speaker that had been selling for around $180.
There are plenty of 4K TVs on sale for Black Friday, but this Vizio M43-C1 one of the few bargain models we'd actually recommend buying. At $399, it's about $100 less than what you could buy it for at Amazon.
TCL 32-inch Roku Smart TV ($125, Amazon and Walmart)
The coveted spot of "cheapest good TV" belongs to TCL's smallest Roku-equipped model. We expect this set to be (or be very similar to) the TCL FS3800 series that Editor David Katzmaier really liked, and to perform much faster than the $25 Roku SE streaming box. For the same price as a Roku 4, you're basically getting a perfect smart TV for the bedroom.
The Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is a good wireless sports earphone, but it's overpriced at $200 (or even $150). But at $100, it's certainly enticing.
If you miss out on the Best Buy deal or just want the headphones now at a bargain price, Amazon is selling slightly used (or returned) Powerbeats 2 Wireless headphones in its warehouse deals section for a little more than $100.
Groupon has a limited number of black Jawbone Mini Jamboxes on sale for $49.99 starting on Thanksgiving. The deal may be gone by the time you read this but it's worth noting that Amazon has certified refurbished version of the speaker for as low as $60.
Sony MDR-ZX770DC Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphone for $120 (Costco)
The Sony MDR-ZX770DC is a wireless Bluetooth headphone that retails for $180 and boasts active noise cancellation. Costco has it for $60 off on Black Friday, bringing it down to $120. We reviewed the step-up Sony MDR-ZX770BN but not this model.
Fitbit Charge HR for $120 ($30 off): Best Buy, Walmart, Target
Best Buy will have numerous Fitbit fitness trackers on sale. You can get the Fitbit Charge HR for $120 ($30 off), Fitbit Charge for $90 ($40 off), Fitbit Surge for $200 ($50 off), and Fitbit Zip for $40 ($20 off).
We think the best deal of the bunch is on the Fitbit Charge HR, which may well be the best all-around fitness tracker available. The Charge HR was already priced nicely for its combination of pedometer, sleep tracking and heart rate: now it's a must-get.
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Acer CB3 Chromebook (11-inch), $99 at Best Buy
A decent basic Chromebook, running Google's Chrome OS, and designed for Web surfing and little else. These low-res, small screen models are usually under $200, now we've got one for just $99. Via Best Buy
The Pebble Time can be worn in the shower or while swimming, has an always-on screen, works with iPhones or Android phones, and has a battery that lasts nearly a week. You can spend up for the slightly fancier Time Steel, but at $130 this is one of the best smartwatch deals of Black Friday.
Save $100 on an Apple Watch: Best Buy; gift card at Target
The Apple Watch hasn't even been around for a year, but it's already on sale. A hundred bucks off brings the price of the Sport model down to Android Wear watch territory: a good deal indeed for one of the best smartwatches on the market, and a fun accessory for iPhone owners.
This is one of those Black Friday deals that's just a holiday sale deal. The Sony A6000 interchangeable-lens camera will be two years old in February -- presuming that Sony doesn't replace it in the interim -- but it's still a really good choice for family and enthusiast photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR. While Best Buy's Black Friday prices are attractive, you can get the body or two-lens kit for even cheaper now from B&H Photo and Adorama, at $478 and $628, respectively.
We don't know whether it simply presages a price drop or whether it's just a terrific deal, but Best Buy will be offering the D7100 with the 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses for $1,000; the same bundle is $1,350 elsewhere.
We love Jawbone Up as a wellness and lifestyle-coaching app: it's smart, well-designed, and hooks into tons of other apps. The Up2 is your cheapest decent ticket into that ecosystem. But keep in mind: this isn't the redesigned Up2 band that was just re-released, but a tweener design that's been replaced. It's still less than a year old and works well, though. Solid value pick.
Skylanders Superchargers Starter Pack for $34.99 (Target)
Several stores have the Skylanders Superchargers Starter Pack discounted from its list price of $74.99, with many selling it for less than $50. But Target is currently the lowest at $34.99 for all platforms.
Nest Cam typically sells for $199. It's an excellent DIY camera, complete with 1080p live streaming, night vision, alerts and integration with other Nest products as well as third-party devices. During Black Friday, you'll be able to find it at Lowe's and Best Buy for $169.
As one of our favorite budget handsets of the year, the Moto E 4G LTE was already inexpensive, and it's getting even cheaper on Black Friday. Target is dropping the prepaid price (on Boost Mobile) from $99.99 to $29.99. And if you're a Verizon user, Best Buy is selling the device for just $9.99 prepaid on the Big Red.
Best Buy has the excellent Hero4 Silver at its full $400 price, but is including an $80 gift card and a 64GB SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD card. Though this technically doesn't make the camera a bargain, you'll need mounts and accessories to make the most of it, and the bundle will help with that.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard for $600 ($200 off) from DJI
Want one of DJI's aerial photography drones? Here are the best prices we've ever seen: just $500 for a DJI Phantom 3 Standard (down from $800) or $1,060 for a DJI Phantom 3 Professional (down from $1,260) with an extra $150 battery for free. You can get both at Adorama right now using the coupon code MBT1236001 at checkout.
Those deals beat the ones that DJI is offering direct from its website, starting at 2 p.m. PT on Thursday. The top-of-the-line Phantom 3 Professional drone is $100 off for a total of $1,160 (with the extra $150 battery) and the entry-level Phantom 3 Standard is $600. While it's definitely not as feature-packed as the Professional, the Standard is still a really nice camera drone for nearly half the price.
Vizio 38-inch soundbar with subwoofer for $80 (Amazon)
Just like the company's TVs, Vizio's soundbars tend to deliver a huge bang for the buck. The 38-inch SB3821-C6 includes a wireless subwoofer and will be available at Amazon on Friday for just $80 -- $100 off its MSRP.
The Channel Master DVR+ is a great choice for cord cutters looking to record over-the-air broadcasts because, unlike TiVo, there are no pesky monthly fees. On Black Friday, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. PT, you can score the DVR at Channel Master's website for $50 off, or get two of them for $299 ($200 off). The catch? You'll need to invest some of those savings into must-have accessories, including a USB hard drive for more storage (if you don't have a spare) and a Wi-Fi adapter.
Nintendo Wii U Deluxe with Splatoon and Smash Bros. for $250 (eBay via Target)
If you've ever wanted a Nintendo Wii U, now's the time. This bundle comes with two of the system's best games preinstalled, for just $250 from Target via eBay. That's the best price we've seen on a Wii U (normally $300), period, to say nothing of one with two great games in the box.
LG EG9100 55-inch OLED TV for $1,800 (Amazon, elsewhere)
We at CNET haven't been shy about saying that LG's OLED TV technology produces the best picture quality we've ever seen. The only catch has been the high price of the TVs. But right now, you can get LG's 55-inch model at its lowest price ever -- around $1,800. It's not 4K, but trust us -- that doesn't matter. (We haven't reviewed this model, but expect it to be all but identical to its predecessor, the 55EC9300.) Best of all? This deal is available now -- no need to wait til Friday.