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Best Black Friday 2020 Deals Available Now: TVs, Vacuums, Gaming


Amazon began sharing its Black Friday deals on November 20. The sale which will stretch through November 27 (Black Friday itself), includes discounts on a range of product categories, including electronics, home and kitchen gear, Amazon smart devices, and home office must-haves.

HotHands Hand Warmers (40 Pairs)
Deal price: $20; street price: $23

Our disposable hand warmer pick, the HotHands Hand Warmers (40 Pairs) are back down to $20. This is only the second deal we’ve seen for this pick, so now is a great time to stock up for the winter months if you’re looking for some cheap, lightweight hand warmers for outdoor work, an emergency kit, or the occasional venture outside to have a snowball fight.

Read our review of the best hand warmer.

Eufy Robovac Max 11S Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $170; street price: $240

A variant of our budget robot vacuum pick with more suction, the Max 11S strikes a nice balance between price and quality for those who are interested in robot vacuums but wary of the higher price tag. With a slim profile, it works great in small spaces and does a good job on bare floors and short-pile rugs. It’s currently the most affordable option out of any of other picks—including our budget pick—so if you’re looking for a new robot vacuum, this is a solid deal that matches the previous low.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $180; street price: $250

Right now you can snag one of our top robot vacuum picks for a new low of only $180 from Targer. The iRobot Roomba 675 is basically the same as the Roomba 614 (our other top pick, but it comes with some added features, like Wi-Fi connectivity. If you’re looking for a reliable and repairable vacuum that you can control from your smartphone and integrate with your other smart-home devices, check out this pick.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds
Deal price: $140; street price: $180

If you’re in search of wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite 75t are our top pick from our guide and are just shy of the lowest we’ve seen for them. Successors to the well-regarded 65t, we love their great sound, comfortable design, and simple controls. Small and light with combined with an excellent battery life, this is a great chance to save if you’re looking for an excellent new pair of Bluetooth earbuds.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds
Deal price: $150; street price: $200

Just shy of the lowest price we’ve seen, this is a rare deal on our top workout headphone pick in factory new condition. Comfortable, long-lasting, and securely fitting in ears—Jabra easily sets themselves ahead of the competition. They’ve got excellent sound combined with great sweat and dust resistance, which means these solid earbuds will keep the tunes playing during the hardest workouts. If you’re in the market for a great pair of earbuds this deal is a great chance to nab a new pair.

Read our review of the best workout headphones.

KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers
Deal price: $300; street price: $500

Back down to $300 from $500, this is another nice chance to save on our upgrade pick for the best bookshelf speakers in all three available finishes. The KEF Q150 outperformed our top pick in all regards and our testers universally preferred them if money was no object. This deal is a significant discount and matches the second lowest price we’ve seen for a pair of these speakers. Typically these deals last for some time but it’s possible we’ll see them drop lower during the holiday season. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your sound system at home now, this is a good price on a great option.

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Read our review of the best bookshelf speakers for most stereos.

UE Wonderboom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Deal price: $50; street price: $80

Matching the lowest price we’ve seen, our top portable Bluetooth speaker pick, the UE Wonderboom 2, is down to $50. We don’t see deals like this often—the last time we saw this pick for $50 was in February—so be sure to snag it if you’re looking for a durable and reliable Bluetooth speaker with a natural sound.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

Logitech G203 Lightsync Gaming Mouse (White)
Deal price: $15; street price: $30

Back down to $15, this deal is another great chance to save on the Logitech G203 Lightsync, our budget gaming mouse pick. It’s smaller than our other picks and doesn’t have as many buttons, but it does have an accurate sensor, ample customization options, and satisfying buttons—especially for this low price. This deal matches the previous low but shipping is delayed.

Read our review of the best gaming mouse.

Samsung Evo Select microSD Card (128 GB)
Deal price: $16; street price: $20

Samsung EVO Select microSD Card (256 GB)
Deal price: $25; street price: $35

Down to a new low, this is a great time to pick up our runner-up pick for best microSD card. While the Samsung Evo Select’s random writeup speeds aren’t as good as our top pick, its sequential speeds are great, so it’s still a good alternative for media storage and recording.

Read our review of the best microSD cards.

All-Clad D3 Stainless 12″ Fry Pan with Lid
Deal price: $100; street price: $120

This skillet is a proven workhorse of a fry pan. Offering durable construction and superior heat conduction, the All-Clad D3 Stainless 12″ Fry Pan with Lid was an easy top pick. This recurring deals takes it down to $100 from a street price we’re lowering to $120—not quite the lowest we’ve seen this pan from All-Clad’s D3 series drop, but it’s been a couple years since we’ve seen anything better. Although it’s on the pricier end (even on sale), we’re confident in its buy-it-for-life quality.

Read our review of the best skillet.

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 6-Quart
Deal price: $70; street price: $120

If you’ve been thinking about buying an Instant Pot, this is the first deal we’ve posted and a new low price for our upgrade pick for the best electric pressure cooker. This Instant Pot model cooks the same as our top pick but has upgraded features like a huge LCD, a redesigned inner cooking pot with stay-cool handles, and an automatically sealing lid.

Read our review of the best electric pressure cooker.

Garmin DriveSmart 55 Car GPS
Deal price: $150; street price: $170

Just above the lowest we’ve seen, this is a nice deal on our top car GPS pick, the Garmin DriveSmart 55. With best-in-class directions, driver alerts, points of interest, and free map updates—combined with the best screen we’ve seen on any GPS unit—the DriveSmart 55 stands apart from the pack. If you prefer the experience of a dedicated car GPS over just using a phone, this is a great chance to grab this top notch option on sale.

Read our review of the best car GPS.

iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 Dash and Windshield Car Phone Mount
Deal price: $15; street price: $25

A nice option for those looking to safely secure their phone for navigation or calls as they drive, the iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 is our dash or windshield phone mount pick. Like the other mounts in iOttie’s iTap magnetic line, this model includes a paper-thin magnet to affix to your phone or the interior of your phone case that allows the phone to secure to the mount portion of this device. A rare discount, this deal is the lowest price we’ve seen for this dash and windshield option.

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Read our review of the best car phone mount.

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker
Deal price: $100; street price: $145

A wearable fitness tracker can help monitor your daily activity and assist you in getting the most out of your workouts. The Fitbit Charge 4 is currently down to $100 in the Rosewood colorway. Our upcoming top pick, some of the Charge 4’s new features include an onboard GPS and the ability to measure time spent in specific heart-rate zones during an activity. Simplicity of use combined with accurate measurements and a responsive touchscreen make the Fitbit stand out amongst the crowd. While this is currently only available in Rosewood, we do expect to see this price for other colors the closer we get to Black Friday. Costco members can also get it in blue for slightly less right now.

Read our review of the best fitness trackers.

Philips Sonicare Protective Clean 4100
Deal price: $30; street price: $45

Our runner-up electric toothbrush pick, the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100, is back down to $30 matching the lowest price we’ve seen this year. If you need a new toothbrush, the 4100 is a great option that actually tested quieter than our top pick. It offers most of the features you’d expect from your electric toothbrush—like a timer and a rechargeable battery—but has a more limited and expensive brush head selection.

Read our review of the best electric toothbrush.

Roku Streaming Stick+ Media Streamer
Deal price: $30; street price: $45

With a new streaming service popping up seemingly every other day (looking at you, Peacock and HBO Max), investing in a media streaming device is a surefire thing. Down to $30 from $45, this deal is just a dollar more than the previous lowest price we’ve noted. It’s also the best price we’ve seen in almost a year so it’s a good time to buy if you’re interested in a media streaming device.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

Arlo Q Indoor Security Camera
Deal price: $80; street price: $108

Having the ability to remotely keep tabs on your household can often provide some much needed peace of mind. While this “generous storage and versatility pick” doesn’t offer continuous recording without a paid subscription, the Arlo Q does come with rolling seven days of free video storage, activity zones, and highly customizable alerts. We do note in our guide that the Q is a little less useful as a high security camera due to short gaps in video coverage between clips.

Read our review of the best security cameras for your home.

Tile Mate (2020) Bluetooth Tracker
Deal price: $18; street price: $25

Our top Bluetooth tracker pick is down to $18 right now. Though, it’s not the best price we’ve seen on the Tile Mate (2020), it’s still worth considering if you you’re tired of losing your keys. In the latest iteration, the Bluetooth range is expanded to 200 feet and, similar to the 2019 version, it contains a rechargeable battery with a longer lifespan.

Read our review of the best Bluetooth tracker.

Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Display
Deal price: $65; street price: $100

A smart display is like a speaker and tablet mashup, and if you’re interested in one that’s compatible with Alexa then consider this deal. The Amazon Echo Show 8 can be used for video calls with family, recipe preparation or even as a baby monitor. Matching what we saw for Prime Day, this is a great price for this versatile smart-device. A mid-sized touchscreen combined with nice speakers and a decent camera, if you already use any of the myriad of Amazon services, this option will integrate well into your life.

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Read our review of the best smart display for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Arlo Video Doorbell
Deal price: $100; street price: $150

Matching the lowest price we’ve seen, the Arlo Video Doorbell is on sale for $100. This is a great deal on our top pick from our guide to the best smart doorbell camera. It includes a 1536 x 1536 video resolution, pre-recorded messages, a siren, and live video calls to your smartphone whenever the button is pressed. Plus, it was the only model that could successfully distinguish between people, animals, vehicles, and packages. Although smart home integration is currently limited to Alexa, this is still a worthwhile deal.

Read our review of the best smart doorbell camera.

OmieBox Lunch Box
Deal price: $29; street price: $40

Down to a new low of $29 form $40, this is a new low price on our bento-style kids lunch box for hot food. The plastic OmieBox comes with an insulated food jar, making it the only bento we found that can carry hot and cold foods. Its parts are also easily replaceable. There are multiple colors on sale but they’re available through separate listings. Purple, pink, blue, and teal are also discounted, in addition to the sunshine yellow color.

Read our review of the best kids lunch boxes.

TP-Link Archer AX20 Wi-Fi Router
Deal price: $100; street price: $120

Our runner-up Wi-Fi router pick offers fewer features than our top pick for a lower price, but in most cases it can keep up in throughput, responsiveness, and ease of setup. This deal is a new low price and makes our runner-up pick about $50 cheaper than our top pick. It’s an especially good option if your house isn’t larger than our 2,300-square-foot-test home.

Read our review of the best Wi-Fi router.

Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser
Deal price: $28; street price: $36

An upcoming pick in our water flosser guide, the Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser is down to $28 when you clip the on-page coupon. This is the first deal we’ve seen on this flosser, which is less expensive and easier to operate than our fun but unreliable pick, the Philips Sonicare Airfloss Ultra. Overall, this is a nice opportunity to save if you’re considering ditching the string floss method.

Read our review of the best water flossers.

ARTEZA Acrylic Paint (Set of 20)
Deal price: $22; street price: $30

A “no-kidding” set of paints from our gift guide for nine-year-olds is available for $22 from Amazon. Normally around $30, this 20-piece ARTEZA Acrylic Paint set is full of vibrant colors that are a little more versatile and grown-up than some other acrylic options.

Read our review of the best gifts for 9-year-olds.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control + Smart Sensor
Deal price: $200; street price: $250

A great option if you’re looking to upgrade your old thermostat, this is a solid deal on a bundle that includes Ecobee Smart Thermostat and a free smart sensor. Ecobee’s newest thermostat model, it comes with a new remote sensor, a better touchscreen, an improved speaker, and it works with most smart-home platforms, including HomeKit and Alexa. Amazon is also offering a two-pack of the smart sensors for $65, which combined with this deal, is cheaper than the equivalent bundle offered on Ecobee’s site.

Read our review of the best smart thermostat.



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