The annual sales bonanza marks the start of discounts in the run up to Christmas, so it’s an ideal time to start shopping for the festive season..
As expected in the tech world, brands are forever developing the next best innovation, so older gadgets are reduced in price.
All of the usual big name suspects are offering brilliant deals on tech, including Currys, John Lewis, Amazon and Argos. To help you navigate the very best deals, we’ve searched high and low for the best early offers to snap up now. The following list will be updated constantly throughout the weekend as fresh deals are announced.
With the latest Apple Airpods you’re automatically on, and automatically connected. As you may know, these wireless headphones sit comfortably in your ear and give you quick and easy control of both audio and Siri. Thanks to its compact charging case, you can also stream up to five hours of sound in a single charge. (Tech specialists VChain also have AirPods Pro discounted, to £169.)
This affordable, lightweight laptop has a reliable Intel® Pentium® processor for browsing, streaming or studying, a touchscreen and Bang & Olufsen speakers (plus, it comes with a year of Microsoft 365 and a free upgrade to Windows 11).
If you want to keep your house feeling safe and secure, then a security camera could be just the thing to invest in. This Google Nest camera films live HD video 24 hours a day, offers a 130-degree view and even has night vision, so you’ll be able to see exactly what’s going on at all times. Its also got a quick and easy setup and can send activity alerts to your phone when you’re away from home.
Known for their sleek exterior and great sound quality, Beats are market-leaders in the world of headphones. The wireless Solo3 model, with up to 40 hours of battery life, is in the Black Friday sales, available in three different colours.
This smart speaker uses the world’s best-known virtual assistant (Alexa) to play music, answer questions, update you on the day’s news, and more. It has a sleek grey design that will suit any room, and not only is it particularly good value for money in the Black Friday sale, you can also buy one and get one free at the moment.
Take your film nights up a notch with this Yamaha sound system. Designed for even the smallest of spaces, it provides amazing 3D surround sound, all in a compact and wireless design. Not only is it great for films and TV, but it can also connect to Alexa and the likes of Spotify and Napster so you can hear your favourite music in brilliant high quality audio as well.
This 48-inch TV offers something a little different to the ‘average’ Ultra HD TV, thanks to OLED technology. Their flawless picture is one of the reasons why we consider LG Oled TVs to be some of the best 4k TVs out there at the moment. Creating an immersive viewing experience, all of the screen’s pixels are self-lit so there’s amazing contrast, colour and the sharpest possible detail. Even better? It’s £400 off for Black Friday.
Keep on top of your fitness goals with a handy runners watch which can track how far, how fast and where you run. To inspire your workout, you can also play music through the watch, which has room for up to 500 songs, and you can also use it to make contactless payments, so you can leave your cash and cards at home.
This pebble-like smart speaker from Google not only instantly plays music and entertainment when you ask it to, but also has Google Assistant built in – one of the main reasons why it make our selection of the best smart speakers. Instead of looking something up on your phone, simply say “Ok Google” and ask it a question instead, or make writing your shopping list easier by asking it to add items to your notes as soon as they occur to you.
Thinking it’s time to upgrade your doorbell to a smart version? With this discounted option from Ring you can answer the door from anywhere in the world. As soon as it’s pressed or something triggers its motion sensor, an alert will pop up on your smart device, allowing you to see, hear and speak to whoever’s there, even when you’re at a distance. (Amazon currently also have a Ring Alarm home security system heavily discounted from £219 to £129.) You can read a full review of this smart doorbell in our edit of the best home security cameras.
Any film buffs or gamers in the family will appreciate this Android TV from Phillips. Its vast 75-inch screen means you’ll be drawn into every detail of the amazing picture and it has next-to-no lag time when you’re playing on a next-gen console. Plus, its Ambilight technology means that lights hidden behind the TV mimic whatever is going on on-screen and cast colours onto the wall to match.
Compatible with Apple and Android phones, the Fitbit Versa 2’s sensors track not just your workout but your sleep patterns, for a better idea of your overall health. It can also store over 300 songs, control your Spotify playlists, alert you to calls and messages and show you the news and weather thanks to built-in Alexa. Some people say it can even tell you the time.