Welcome to your go-to hub for all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in the US.
Yes, there's still weeks to go before the holiday season is officially upon us, but now is the time to check your bank accounts and figure out how many pay cheques you have left before Christmas. And here is where Pocket-lint will round up all the best tech-related deals that are worth your hard-earned cash. Some are weekend-long sales, and most are online only. Either way, bookmark this page, and start your planning now.
Below are quick links straight to the Black Friday deals pages for the top retailers, in case you're looking for something specific.
Here's everything you need to know about Black Friday 2019 in the US.
What are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday US deals?
Amazon said that last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday were its biggest days ever. The top sellers were the Amazon Echo Dot, an AncestryDNA genetic testing kit, Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker, and Bose’s QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones.
Which retailers offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday US deals?
The following US retailers and vendors have held Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in the past. We've linked to either their boilerplate deals pages or their specific holiday sales hubs. As we get closer to Black Friday, we'll also list break-out deals from each place.
• Apple 10.2-inch iPad, now $250 ($80 off): The 2019 iPad is the safe, familiar and affordable iPad option. It lacks some of the speed and design points of the higher-end models, but there's still no better entry-level tablet around. View the deal here. (Sign in to free My Best Buy account to see sale price).
• Beats Studio3 wireless headphones, now $200 ($150 off): The Beats Studio 3 Wireless might not suit the audiophile, but for everyone else, they're very easy to recommend. Especially iPhone users. View the deal here.
• Powerbeats3 Wireless, now $90 ($110 off): The Powerbeats 3 keep going and going, stay securely in your ears thanks to those ear hooks, and the pumped-up bass will be a huge draw to many. As will the W1 chip's pairing sequence, for iPhone users. View the deal here.
• Garmin Fenix 5X, now $300 ($300 off): This is for those wanting an all-action sports watch that tracks everything you could possibly need, does so reliably and consistently, and lasts an age. View the deal here.
• Samsung 3 Chromebook 11.6-inch, now $89.99 ($100 off): It's a computer that costs less than $90 - what's not to love? Plus, it runs Chrome OS, making it great for students, but it's simple enough to use for older people, too. View the deal here.
• Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, $599 and $699 respectively from 24 November ($200 off): Google's latest phones are on sale! The Pixel 4 is $200 off, priced at $599 for the 64GB version and $699 for the 128GB version. This same discount for the Pixel 4 XL makes it $699 for the 64GB version and $799 for the 128GB model. This deal ends on Cyber Monday. View the deal here.
• Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL, $299 and $379 respectively from 17 November ($100 off): Google’s Pixel 3A and 3A XL will each be $100 off. The sale will initially last one day on 17 November. But it will restart on 28 November and end Cyber Monday. View the deal here.
• Amazon Fire 7, $30 from 22 November ($20 off): This is easy to recommend for anyone looking for a tablet for kids - as it will survive the rough and tumble of kids, meet entertainment requirements, and provide a nice safe space to play too. View the deal here.
• Fitbit Charge 3 with 1 bonus band, $100 from 22 November ($50 off): A fantastic evolution for the Charge family, the third-gen model adds water-resistance, a lighter build, touchscreen, and more. View the deal here.
• Fitbit Inspire with 2 bonus bands, $80 from 22 November ($30 off): The Fitbit Inspire is a slim, stylish and waterproof activity tracker that offers a great performance in the features it offers, whilst also offering numerous accessories to change the look. View the deal here.
• Fitbit Versa 2 bundle, $140 from 21 November ($60 off): The Fitbit Versa 2 is similar to the original Versa and you'd be hard-pressed to spot the differences. Is the inclusion of Alexa a game-changer for Fitbit's best selling smartwatch? Not on its own, but it is a great addition. View the deal here.
• Xbox One S 1TB bundle, $200 from 24 November ($100 off): The One S brings something for everyone: there's the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Netflix support, while a raft of games are easily accessible - whether by download or on disc - making this a one-stop shop entertainment machine for the whole family. View the deal here.
• Sonos Beam Shadow Edition, $300 from 28 November ($100 off): It's a Sonos Wi-Fi speaker packing Google Assistant, Alexa, and AirPlay 2, what's not to love?. View the deal here.
Google Store and Nest
• Roomba 675 Robotic Vacuum, $199.99 (was $299.99; valid through 2 December): Roomba is one of the best-known makers of robot vacuums, and for Black Friday 2019, you can get its 675 model for $100 off at Lowe's. View the deal here.
• Dyson V7 Motorhead Extra Cordless Bagless Stick Vacuum, $249 (was $529): If you've been eyeing a Dyson, you might want to check out this particular vacuum. It's cordless and lasts about 30 mins on a single charge. View the deal here.
• Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $19.99 (was $39.99): With a Fire TV Stick, you can access Prime Video, Disney+, Netflix, and other streaming video apps. For $20, this is practically a throwaway purchase. View the deal here.
• Google Home Mini, $19 (was $49): A Google Assistant speaker for less than $20? This is hard to ignore. View the deal here.
• Google Nest Hub, $79 (was $129): If you'd prefer a Google Assistant-enabled smart display versus a smart speaker, Google's own Nest Hub is $50 off for Black Friday 2019 at Lowe's. View the deal here.
• Google Nest Learning Thermostat, $179 (was $249): Lowe's sells most of Google's smart home products, including its Nest thermostats. This particular model is $80 off for the holidays. View the deal here.
• Amazon Echo Show 5 for $49.99 (was $89.99): Of course Lowe's also sells Amazon's smart home devices. Amazon's smart display, for instance, is available at a $40 discount for Black Friday 2019. View the deal here.
• Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $139 (was $199; valid through 2 December): Amazon-owned Ring has several deals available this year, across several retailers, including Lowe's, which has the Doorbell 2 model at a $60 discount. View the deal here.
• Up to $150 off Xbox One devices (from 24 November): Microsoft is offering discounts with up to $150 off Xbox One devices available this holiday season, including any Xbox One X console for $350. View the deal here.
• $100 off any Xbox One S bundle, including the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, for just $150 (from 24 November): The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Battle Royale. View the deal here.
• Up to $20 off select Xbox Wireless Controllers (from 24 November): This deal includes the Night-Ops Camo Special Edition, Sport Blue Special Edition, and Kait Diaz Gears 5 Limited Edition controllers, and many more. View the deal here.
• Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 3 months just $1 (from 14 November): Join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and receive the first three months for just $1. It includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and access to over 100 games. View the deal here.
• Up to 50 per cent off Xbox Game Studios titles (from 24 November): You can get Gears 5 for 33 per cent off; Forza Horizon 4 for 50 per cent off; Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition for 50 per cent off; State of Decay 2 for 50 per cent off; and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice for 50 per cent off. View the deal here.
Office Depot and Office Max
• HP Chromebook 11, $100 from 28 November ($80 off): HP sells 14-inch and 11-inch versions of this Chromebook. For Black Friday, you can get the 11-inch with an Intel Celeron N3060 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage at nearly half off. View the deal here.
• HP Officejet 3830 Wireless Printer, $40 from November 28 ($60 off): Yes, it's a printer. But at this price, it's practically a throwaway purchase. View the deal here.
• HP all-in-one PC, $280 from 28 November ($150 off): With this deal, you get a complete desktop system for less than $300. It comes with a 21.5-inch full HD display, which packs an AMD A6 processor, 4GBof RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. View the deal here.
• Atari Arcade1Up Space Invaders Counter-cade, $169.99 from 28 November ($30 off): It's a full arcade machine! Amazing, right? Look around, though, as there are other versions with different games that are also on sale at Walmart. View the deal here.
• Beats Solo3 Wireless, now $130 ($170 off)): These offer a great music experience for a certain listener. The W1 connectivity options and huge battery life are certainly the stars of the show for the Solo 3. View the deal here.
• TCL 55-inch Roku 4K TV, now $279 ($170 off): If we would've told you three years ago that you could get a 4K smart TV with Roku for less than $300, we bet you would've laughed at us. But that's the reality for Black Friday 2019, and we love it. View the deal here.
• Bose SoundSport wireless earbuds, now $170 ($30 off): These aren't hugely discounted, but they're popular among athletic types who want a snug, secure fit from their wireless earbuds while they workout. View the deal here.
• Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II for $280 ($70 off): The first-generation QC35 were among the most lauded noise-cancelling headphones. The second-generation continue that trend of excellence, but with the addition of Google Assistant. View the deal here.
• Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker, now $120 ($80 off)): The SoundLink Revolve provides what you almost always get from Bose: a minimal, stylish speaker that sounds really good. View the deal here.
• Garmin Vivoactive 3, now $170 ($50 off): The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is just as comfortable being a high-end activity tracker as it is being your daily fitness tracking wearable. In this regard, it's one of the most versatile smart fitness watches around. View the deal here.
• Second-generation Apple AirPods, $129 from 27 November ($70 off): This is the best price we’ve seen. But just keep in mind it doesn't include a wireless charging case. It charges via the Lightning port, but this is still a great deal on Apple's wireless earbuds. View the deal here.
• Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm), $129 from 27 November ($70 off): This is the largest price drop yet. And, if you want the bigger 42mm model, Walmart has that on sale too for $159. If you aren't compelled by the Series 4's bigger display, there's nothing that should stop you plumping for the Series 3. Thanks to the upgraded WatchOS, it even has most of the same features. View the deal here.
• Fitbit Versa Lite, $99 from 27 November ($59 off): Fitbit devices usually only go on sale around the holiday season, and at this price, you're looking at one of the more affordable premium fitness trackers on offer. For those after a Fitbit device that bridges some of the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is absolutely excellent. View the deal here.
• Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 bundle, now $90 ($110 off): Do you miss the look of old Polaroids? Then get this bundle. It's from Fujifilm, but the camera can still print out your shots, giving them that retro appearance and nostalgic feeling. View the deal here.
• Lenovo IdeaPad 330s, now $329 ($120 off): This is an entry-level laptop packing 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but it also comes with AMD's Ryzen 5 chip, and it runs Windows 10, so it's suitable enough for everyday use. View the deal here.
• Eufy Robovac robot vacuum, now $179 ($220 off): Anker's Eufy brand makes some of the most popular robot vacuums around, and with this Black Friday special, you can snag one for well under $200. That's hard to beat. View the deal here.
• Arcade1Up Asteroids arcade machine, now $170 ($130 off): It's a full arcade machine! Amazing, right? Look around Walmart, though, as there are other versions with different games that are also on sale. View the deal here.
When is Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
This year, Black Friday will be held Friday 29 November in stores and online, while Cyber Monday is more of an online-only event, which will be held the following Monday, on 2 December. Many retailers will offer deals even earlier, such as Amazon, which has announced that its sales will start on 22 November, and is already discounting.
In reality, the bargains can begin up to a week before Black Friday and carry on until the first week of December.