Love it or hate it, and I suspect that you're in the latter camp, Black Friday has landed in the UK with retailers like Amazon, Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse jumping into fray. No, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have Black Friday when there's no Thanksgiving before it, but it's still a day to grab great deals. So if you can stomach that sense of rampant materialism, read on. And don't forget to check out CNET's Christmas Gift Guide for fantastic gift ideas.
Both the Echo and Echo Dot arrived in the UK in September with promises that the Alexa personal assistant would be able to speak like a Brit. Watch our video below to see if that's really true.
Currys PC World
Currys has deals for gadgets and appliances of all sorts. Here's my pick of the picks, but you can peruse all bargains, and order what you see below, on the Currys website.
Available only on Friday, 24 November
- UE Boom 2 wireless speaker: £84.99 (reduced from £99.99)
Available through Wednesday, 30 November (while supplies last)
- JBL Flip 3 speaker: £59.99 (reduced from £99.99)
- Google Chromecast: £12 (reduced from £18)
- Google Chromecast Audio: £15 (reduced from £30)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1: £159 (reduced from £219.99)
- Dyson V6 vacuum: £179 (reduced from £299)
- Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool: $249 (reduced from £399.99)
- Canon EOS 1300D £348 (reduced from £469)
- Fitbit Blaze: £132.99 (reduced from £159.99)
Phones, of course, are what you'll find here. A sampling is below, hop over to Carphone Warehous for the full details.
- £20 off on the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB versions of the iPhone 7
- A saving of £200 on the Samsung Galaxy S7 (and if you want to accessorise, the Samsung Gear 360 has been reduced by £100 to £249.99)
- Save £70 on the Google Pixel
- Get the Sony Xperia XA at a £70 discount
- Take £80 off the Huawei P9