No need to wait until the day after Thanksgiving. Amazon has already kicked off its "Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week" with plenty of discounts and bargains available as of today. Here are some of the notable ones we've seen so far.
One of the most best-reviewed games of 2015 is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. It scored a 10/10 on our sister site, GameSpot. The long-awaited sequel features Kiefer Sutherland as the voice of its world-weary mercenary protagonist, Snake. As you can tell from the screenshot, it probably features lots of horseback riding, and phantom saddle sores too we surmise. The discounted version is available for both PS4 and Xbox One for $40 (33 percent off), and it's also available (undiscounted) for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
If you buy a smart TV you can't be sure that in 12 months time it will still get updates, such as the latest and greatest streaming services. But if you buy a Roku set-top box you know you will.
TCL has combined the goodness of Roku box into its entry level 3800 series TV, and it's the favorite budget TV value of CNET's David Katzmaier.
Here at CNET we like AmazonBasics cables. They do the job and they're fairly durable. And if they do break, they're cheap enough that you don't mind paying for another.
Amazon says its Lightning Cable is Apple Certified, and at only $6 for 3 feet, it's also one of the cheapest we've seen.