TECH NEWS: The best Black Friday tech deals 2021

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It’s that time of year again. Black Friday deals have been rolling out since the start of the month, but now the sales action is really ramping up. As we’ve all heard, this year isn’t your typical shopping season, with supply chain backups making the availability of goods unpredictable.

We’re here to lend a helping hand, with our expert editors scouring the sales for the best of the bunch and updating our lists with each new crop of worthwhile Black Friday bargains. Below is a curated list of the top deals in various major categories. And at the bottom of the page we provide links to even more hand-picked teBlack Friday deals. Check back regularly for updates!

Best Black Friday tech deals

Here’s a selection of deals that we like and are already available.

Amazon Echo (4th gen)

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From: Amazon
Was: $99.99
Now: $59.99 ($40 off)

A cool new design is just one of the new features in the fourth-generation Echo. It also adds Dolby audio (including lossless support for Amazon Music), a built-in Zigbee smart hub, the ability to sense when people are in the room (to trigger Alexa routines), and support for Sidekick, Amazon’s new low-power neighborhood network for smart devices. No wonder this smart speaker is a favorite of our sister site TechHive.

See the Amazon Echo (4th gen) on Amazon

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)

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From: Best Buy
Was: $99.99
Now: $49.99 ($50 off)

The second-gen Nest Hub is a perfect bedside companion, now featuring a sleep-tracking, radar-like Soli chip in addition to its nice 7-inch screen, slim design, solid audio quality, and intuitive touch interface. It’s one of the best smart displays around, and all the more attractive at this half-off Black Friday price.

See the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) at Best Buy

Roku Streambar

Roku

From: Amazon
Was: $129.99
Now: $79.98 ($50.01 off)

If you’d rather not spend more than $100 on a soundbar, we’ve got a Black Friday deal for you. At its regular price, the all-in-one Roku Streambar is one of the best budget soundbars around, with impressive 2.0-channel audio, AirPlay 2 support, and a built-in Roku streaming player with 4K HDR compatibility. At a hair less than $80, however, the Streambar is an absolute steal.

See the Roku Streambar on Amazon

Samsung 11.1.4-channel HW-Q950A

Samsung

From: Walmart
Was: $1,799.99
Now: $1,299.00 ($500.99 off)

Samsung’s top-of-the-line soundbar is a doozy, complete with a total of 22 drivers that bounce sound up and around your living room, making for a Dolby Atmos and DTS:X experience like no other. In addition to that, it boasts built-in Alexa, AirPlay 2, and room-correction technologies.. 

See the Samsung HW-Q950A at Walmart

Hisense 65-inch Class U8G Quantum Series 4K TV

From: Amazon
Was: $1,299.99
Now: $998.08 ($301.91 off)

One of our favorite mid-range 4K TVs gets even better with this $300 discount. This 65-inch Hisense Class U8G 4K TV delivers incredible brightness, excellent image processing and 4K upconversion, full HDR support (including Dolby Vision, HLG, and Samsung’s HDR10+), VRR and FreeSync support for gamers, and IMAX Enhanced certification.

See the Hisense 65-inch Class U8G Quantum Series 4K TV on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV 50-inch Omni Series 4K TV

From: Amazon
Was: $509.99
Now: $359.99 ($150 off)

The Omni series is the creme of the crop for Amazon’s own branded Fire TVs. Equipped with far-field microphones for hands-free Alexa, you can issue voice controls to tee up videos, adjust the volume, and perform smart home duties, or just ask, “Alexa, what should I watch?” This HDR10-enabled Omni also boasts two-way video calls with Alexa Communications, and soon you’ll be able to make Zoom calls and cast media to the TV via AirPlay2.

See the Amazon Fire TV 50-inch Omni Series 4K TV 

Neato Robotics D8

From: Amazon 
Was: $600
Now: $300 ($300 off)

Unlike round robot vacs, Neato’s D-shaped design helps it get into corners. The model D8 uses LIDAR navigation technology to map your home’s floorplan for greater cleaning efficiency. It’s outfitted with a battery that can clean up to 750 square feet on a single charge, automatically returning to its base to recharge.

See the Neato Robotics D8 at Amazon

Roborock S7+

From: Amazon 
Was: $950
Now: $720 ($230 off with coupon)

If a robot can do your vacuuming for you, why not have it mop the floors too! Robot mop/vac hybrids have come a long way, and the Roborock S7+ is one of the best. It’s a great vacuum with a self-emptying dustbin, and uses sonic vibration technology to active scrub your hard-surface floors. Note: Be sure to click the coupon checkbox to get this deal.

See the Roborock S7+ at Amazon

Nest Thermostat 

From: Amazon 
Was: $130
Now: $98 ($32 off)

One of the world’s best smart thermostats is bargain-priced for Black Friday. Check with your local utility to see if they’re offering a rebate, you could end up spending even less! 

See the Nest Thermostat on Amazon

Level Lock: Touch Edition 

From: Amazon 
Was: $329
Now: $233 ($96 off)

One of the best smart deadlocks is also one of the most discreet-looking. Everything is hidden inside the mechanism and the bolt itself, meaning no hulking eyesore on the interior side of your door. This is a fantastic deal. 

See the Level Lock Touch on Amazon

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2

From: Amazon

Was: $499.99

Now: $272.37 ($227.62 off)

This 12.2-inch Chromebook is a bit heavy for its size at 3 pounds, but it’s also got a lot of selling points, including a 12-megapixel rear (world-facing) camera, a 1080p display, and it folds back to create a tablet mode, which is great for Android games. And it includes a stylus! This is an all-time low price (discounted an extra $5 from Tuesday!). Support lasts through June 2024.

Buy the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 at Amazon

Gigabyte Aero HDR 17.3-inch

Gigabyte AERO

From: Adorama

Was: $2,499

Now: $1,999 ($500 off)

If you’re looking for a premium powerhouse to play games on, the Gigabyte Aero HDR 17.3-inch is a great option. It boasts an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, and 1TB of SSD storage.

See the Gigabyte Aero HDR 17.3-inch at Adorama

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 + Signature Type Cover + Surface Pen bundle

From: Target

Was: $1,179.97

Now: $849.99 ($329.98 off)

When Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 debuted in February 2020 it absolutely dominated the laptop market. Sure, it has since been supplanted by the Surface Pro 8 (with Thunderbolt), but this SP7 configuration is still very good, especially at this very good price.

See the Surface Pro 7 bundle at Target.com

1TB Samsung T7 Portable SSD

Samsung

Was: $170

Now: $110 ($60 off)

This is the lowest price yet for this zippy USB 3.2 portable SSD drive. We’ve liked this drive in previous incarnations, and this upscale variant goes further with a fingerprint reader.

See the 1TB Samsung T7 Portable SSD on Amazon

1TB SK Hynix Gold S31 SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD

SK Hynix

Was: $135

Now: $81 ($54 off)

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One of our favorite internal SSDs is also at its lowest price ever for Black Friday, and not just at the 1TB capacity. The 500GB model is also at an all-time low. Seriously, the S31 is one of the fastest SSDs we’ve tested, coming very close to the performance of a best-in-class Samsung 870 Evo.

See the SK Hynix Gold S31 on Amazon.

Samsung CR50 Frameless Curved 27-inch

Samsung

Samsung

From: Amazon

Was: $249.99

Now: $169.99 ($80 off)

The Samsung CR50 27-inch monitor is a great way to get a curved monitor on a budget. It features a 60Hz refresh rate, full HD resolution, and FreeSync. There’s also an Eye Saver mode that reduces blue light.

See the Samsung CR50 Frameless Curved 27-inch monitor at Amazon

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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