Black Friday has arrived, and I’ve already spotted a bevy of great deals, from a robotic vacuum for half-off and a $20 smart plug to a bargain Kodak photo printer and one of the cheapest tablets you’ll ever see.
Note: These Black Friday deals are sure to end soon, so if you see something you like, don’t wait long. I’ll add more enticing deals throughout the day as I spot them.
Price: $30 on Amazon (40% off)
Amazon’s ultra-popular $40 Fire tablet is back—except this year, it’s brand-new, and it’s now only $30. The Fire 7 boasts a seven-inch display, 8 GB of storage (which you can expand with a MicroSD memory card), full access to all your Prime movies, TV shows, and books, thousands of apps (everything from Netflix and Facebook to Spotify and Twitter), and best of all, Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant.
Price: $19 on Amazon (37% off)
Update (11/25/2017): Price has gone back up to $25. Don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a whole new Wi-Fi router? Boost the one you have with this $19 Wi-Fi extender. Just plug it into a wall outlet, use the easy setup wizard to connect the extender to your home Wi-Fi network, then move the extender near a spotty Wi-Fi area in your home. An LED indicator will help you place the TP-Link extender in just the right spot.
Price: $60 on Amazon (22% off)
Here’s a cheap and easy way to add a couple of terabytes of storage to your desktop or laptop. Just plug this portable hard drive into your computer’s USB port for an extra 2TB of external storage, no power cable needed.
Price: $150 on Amazon (50% off)
Update (11/25/2017): Price has gone back up to $200. This top-rated robotic vacuum has never been cheaper than it is today. The Deebot N79 will keep your floors dust-free, navigating your furniture and avoiding drops with help from an array of sensors. You can program it wirelessly using your iPhone or Android phone, and the N79 will find its way back to its charging station before it runs out of juice.
This Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug lets you program your lights, fans and other plug-in appliances using your iPhone or Android phone, and it also works with Alexa, Amazon’s smart personal assistant. Unlike some other smart plugs on the market, the Wemo Mini is designed to occupy a single power socket without covering the second.
Price: $48 on Amazon (40% off)
It must be Black Friday if there’s a Sony Bluetooth headset selling for less than $50. The Sony MDRZX220BT/B wireless headset (not exactly catchy, is it?) boasts a comfy on-ear design, foldable earpieces for easy packing, a built-in microphone for taking hands-free calls, and eight hours of playback time.
Price: $19.19 on Amazon (62% off)
It’s rare to see portable chargers of this size and capacity for less than $20, which makes this deal pretty special. Capable of charging a standard-size iPhone up to three times on a single charge, the credit card-sized Anker PowerCore 1000 weighs just 6.4 ounces, making it perfect for slipping into a purse or your pocket.
Price: $70 on Amazon (30% off)
Update (11/25/2017): Price has gone back to $100. Here’s a gadget that’ll thrill Grandma and Grandpa at your next holiday gathering. Kodak’s portable and Wi-Fi-enabled Mobile Instant Printer lets you print 2.1-by-3.4-inch color prints at the touch of a button, perfect for printing out instant, wallet-sized snapshots from your iPhone or Android phone.
Price: $30 on Amazon (40% off)
Amazon’s entry-level “smart” speaker, the Alexa-enabled Echo Dot will stream your favorite tunes, turn your lights on and off, check the weather, set alarms, read Audible books aloud, or even call or message your friends—all you have to do is say “Hey, Alexa,” then just ask. Normally selling for $50, the Echo Dot’s $30 Black Friday price is a rare steal.
Price: $50 on Amazon (30% off)
You may have already heard my wife (and here’s the thing co-founder) raving about the Instant Pot—you know, the pressure cooker sensation that cooks rice, potatoes, meats, soup, you name it, all in a fraction of the time a traditional slow-cooker takes. Usually hovering in the $70 range, the three-quart Instant Pot’s $50 Black Friday price tag is its cheapest price ever.
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