Black Friday is over. Well, sorta. It’s Sunday now, but there are lots of Black Friday deals still available—most more appealing than the leftover turkey turning vaguely green in your fridge. Many of these will carry on over through Cyber Monday tomorrow too.
WIRED’s gear team spends all year combing the internet to bring you the best discounts on smartphones, laptops, iPads, headphones, battery chargers, and plenty more WIRED-approved gear. We have dozens of deals posts broken up by category which you can find linked below but this post is where we put our very favorite deals from across genres. We’ll update this post throughout the weekend with more deals as we find them. We last updated it on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 8 am.
We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. The discount amounts we show are based on actual street prices at retailers in the past few months. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be
crossed out. We’ll update this guide periodically.
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This is the best Amazon Fire tablet for younger kids. It’s the same tablet as the “normal” Fire HD 8 which our reviewer lauded for its better battery life and faster processor than its predecessor (6/10, WIRED Review). The only difference is that the Kids Edition comes with a rugged case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. If your kid chucks it down the stairs into a mop bucket, or flings their tablet out the window because Bluey stopped playing, Amazon will replace the tablet for free.
If you’ve got older kids (about 8 and up), the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Edition has a less bulky case and more app options. It still has plenty of parental controls in the settings, and the recent update gave it a speedier processor to better handle HD video and games. The discount is not as good as the Fire HD 8 above, but this is the better choice for older kids.
Amazon offers its biggest discounts on its own hardware on Prime Day, but can’t ignore the Black Friday bonanza. The Amazon Kindle Scribe (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is normally a bit expensive for our tastes, but this sale knocks it firmly within a reasonable buy price for us. It comes with a stylus that lets you write notes and mark up PDFs, and it has excellent battery life.
The Fire HD 10 is still our very favorite Fire tablet. This version got a minor speed update a couple of months ago, making it marginally snappier than the previous version. We like the Fire HD 10 for its larger screen—there’s more room to consume that fire hose of Amazon content you’ve been seeking (this Garry Winogrand documentary is very good if you’re looking for something). If you want to try to work on your Fire, grab the new Keyboard Case bundle ($60 off). As always we suggest spending the extra few bucks to get a tablet without advertisements on the lockscreen.
The best value in Amazon Fire tablets, the Fire HD 8 is an even better value at this price. (just $5 off the lowest price we’ve seen). The screen isn’t as roomy as on the 10, but this one is smaller, making it nice for traveling or reading a book. Most people are probably better off forking over the extra $20 to get the discounted Fire HD 10 though and we support that decision after having tested and reviewed both.
This is a big discount on the Amazon Kids Echo Dot, which we love as an Alexa-powered speaker for (you guessed it) kids. Both the dragon and owl designs are a little over half off, making it a much safer purchase to put in a playroom.
Our reviewer Scott Gilbertson gave this version of the Fire tablet a 5/10 which obviously doesn’t look great. However, if you consult the little infobox on any WIRED review you’ll see a 5/10 means its “Recommended with reservations.” Scott’s reservations? “Expensive for what you get…” Not today, folks! Happy Saturday after Black Friday. He also points out that “Fire OS is a dumpster fire of an operating system” but of course, that’s true of every Fire tablet and you’re shopping for Fire tablets.
Office Black Friday Deals
The Zeph looks like it’s a choice for aesthetics rather than comfort. Especially since it’s made of plastic, and the only adjustment you can make is moving it up or down. But WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu found it quite comfortable. After a month of sitting in it, he says, it was still supportive for his 6’4″ frame, and it can even double as a fine-enough recliner. He recommends adding on the seat pad and arms, which will run the sale price up to $516 ($129 off, so still a good deal).
If you’re looking for luxury in your office chair, this is the one to buy. WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu says it can take a few weeks to get used to it, but it’s worthwhile. The upright positioning supports your back, and the initially rigid seat will become more comfortable over time. It’s one of the most adjustable chairs around, allowing you to pull out the seat, change the height and angle of the armrests, and change the Backfit adjustment to fit your spine perfectly. Note: You’ll need to choose a graphite frame and medley upholstery to see the lowest price.
If you need a wide seat and your room tends to run hot, then get this X-Chair. The all-mesh design allows for excellent airflow, whisking your body heat away so that you don’t end up sweaty. It’s comfy, like sitting on a hammock, and well-built.
This is our favorite office chair. It’s easy to assemble and there are tons of little tweaks you can make to dial it the fit. You can push the armrest back and forward, up and down; the seat can extend out or be pushed all the way in; you can lock the recline. There’s even adjustable lumbar support. Fair warning though: Pet hair tends to cling to the upholstery, and I’ve noticed the fabric on the front end of the seat tends to pill quite quickly, but this is a great deal on an excellent chair.
Take everything about the Branch Ergonomic Chair and upgrade it a notch—that’s the Branch Verve. It looks more elegant (especially in the lovely Coral color), it keeps my back straighter, it’s quite comfy, and it can make nearly the same adjustments with a higher level of polish. Branch’s Ergonomic Chair is excellent for most people, but the Verve is the more refined seat if your budget can stretch.
This deal features a pretty good standing desk we’ve been testing. It comes in two size options, and it’s fairly simple to operate. It’s stable, looks great, and is quiet. You can attach various accessories easily, like a cable organizer and a drawer.
This is the luxe standing desk in our Best Work From Home Gear guide. It’s very roomy, has height presets, and it’s really stable. It’s pricey, but dual motors shift the desk up and down quickly, quietly, and with zero wobbles. It has a range of 25 to 52 inches tall, and there’s a hole to route your cables.
If you’re battling Wi-Fi dead zones in your house, a mesh router can help. Eero’s Pro 6E (7/10, WIRED Recommends) makes setup as simple and hands-off as possible, each unit should cover 2,000 square feet, and you can mix and match with other Eeros. The brand’s subscription is pricey at $10 a month, and includes nice extras like parental controls and network security, but you don’t have to subscribe for it to work. You can also pick up a 2-pack for $180 ($120 off) or a 3-pack for $400 ($150 off).
Black Friday Headphone And Speaker Deals
Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have been a stalwart pair of wireless headphones for years now, and there’s no secret to their success. Offering excellent noise canceling, warm and detailed sound, and a ton of modern features in a comfy design, they’re among the best travel headphones you can buy.
As Sony’s priciest wireless headphones, the WH-1000XM5 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) had a lot to live up to following the remarkably popular WH-1000XM4. Luckily, they deliver the goods, with upgraded noise canceling, a posh new design, and a more refined sound signature that add up to a great package—especially on sale.
Bose’s aptly named QuietComfort Ultra (9/10, WIRED Recommends) arrived in October with only one notable problem: they’re very pricey. Luckily they’ve already gotten a discount, which makes it easier to land their class-leading noise canceling, great sound, and luxuriously comfy design that’s loaded with modern features.
Sony’s WF-1000XM5 (7/10, WIRED Review) source multiple generations of great sound, top features, and excellent noise canceling, all wrapped into their most compact presentation yet. They’re not cheap, so this discount is key if you’re looking to be an earlier adopter of Sony’s latest flagship buds.
Google’s Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) offer everything we liked about the original version with some notable upgrades, including ramped-up bass, more features, and solid noise canceling. They’re not as useful for iPhone owners, but Android users will find a nifty and comfortable design and optimized extras at a nice price.
Google’s Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite earbuds for the money thanks to a neat package that fits well, sounds good, and costs less than plenty of competitors. They don’t have noise canceling which we’re starting to see pretty regularly in this price class, but this sale pushes them close to half the original cost for a killer bargain.
This isn’t the latest version of the Sonos Move (the company released a second-gen model back in September), but we recommend it regardless. It’s also almost half the cost of the Move 2. The first-gen Move packs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 11 hours of battery life, built-in microphones with support for Google Assistant or Alexa, and Automatic Trueplay (which equalizes audio depending on the environment). It’s dipped this low a few times before, but it’s still a good deal. Sonos has a few more speakers and soundbars on sale, which you can read about in our roundup of the best Sonos deals.
We recommend the Sonos Sub (Gen 3) if your giftee wants to upgrade their bass. The third-gen model packs better processing power and more memory. It’s also meant to be paired with Sonos’ non-portable options—like soundbars, speakers, and amplifiers (it won’t pair with the Move, Roam, Port, or Connect). It’s expensive, but top-notch. This is also the lowest price we’ve tracked, so far.
The Apple AirPods Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are Apple’s biggest and beefiest headphones. They’re the very best noise-canceling headphones on the market, and they’re also our favorite wireless headphones for iPhone users that prefer over-ears. They dip down to this price pretty often, and they were $20 less last Black Friday, but this is still an alright deal if you’re in the market.
The latest version of the AirPods Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) was just announced last month at Apple’s hardware event and they’re already on sale. These buds are identical to the old pair on the outside, but they pack some changes internally. In addition to slightly improved sound, there are also new Adaptive Audio features and a new Conversation Awareness mode (that turns audio down and lowers the sound of the background so you can hear someone talking to you).
The Beats Studio Pro Wireless Headphones (7/10, WIRED Review) pack excellent calling and noise canceling, good sound quality, and fantastic wireless range. They also offer a stable fit and compact design. These headphones are missing a few key features though, including sensors for auto-pause and multi-band EQ. But with improved sound quality and ANC, along with a few cool extra features for both Android and Apple devices, these are still a solid option—especially if they’re on sale. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked.
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds2 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorite wireless earbuds, particularly for Android users. They work best with Samsung phones, but they pair easily with any Android phone. They have solid noise cancelling, up to 7.5 hours of battery life, and a wireless charging case to keep them topped off.
This massive tube of sound is JBL’s answer to the modern boombox, offering powerful performance with booming bass in a waterproof design that lasts for a full day on a charge. If you’re looking to rock a party outdoors, and you don’t mind making a hefty investment, this is the speaker to get and the time to get it. It’s been selling for $500 on Amazon since March.
Jabra has been at the top of our list for the Best Wireless Workout Buds for several years now for their great sound, light weight, and basically perfect fit. They also stay pretty much the same year to year and older models like the Elite 4 Active are also on sale ($70, $50 off).
We’re happy to see that this deal is still live with this update, as it’s the lowest price we’ve seen on Apple’s 10th-gen iPad (7/10, WIRED Review). Apple revamped the design for this release—there’s no more Home button, and the bezels around the screen are slim. The rear camera has been upgraded, while the selfie camera has been moved to the center of the iPad for video calls, and it’s powered by a more powerful chip.
We love the sixth-gen iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for an upgrade splurge. It’s more expensive, but again, this is the lowest price we’ve tracked. It has a better processor, making it a good bit snappier, along with a higher-resolution selfie camera and support for Center Stage for video calls. It also has a larger screen while being lighter to carry around.
If portability is your priority, look no further than the iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It has a design similar to the iPad Pro, but with an 8.3-inch screen. While it doesn’t have as powerful a processor as the iPad Air, it can still handle pretty much any app or game. This isn’t an unusual price for it to drop to, but it’s the price we recommend trying to snag it for. Just know that Apple is expected to debut a new iPad Mini next year.
There’s not much difference between last year’s Series 8 and the new Series 9, which is $100 more, so why not save some cash and go with the older model? That includes Crash Detection to alert emergency responders if you’re in an accident and unresponsive and the usual health and fitness tracking features. Read our Best Apple Watch guide for more details.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is only a month old but it’s already on sale. It’s our favorite smartwatch for outdoor sports. It packs a new (and bright) 3,000-nit display, the latest S9 chip for faster processing, and the new ultra-wideband chip for precision-locating your phone. It’s a great option if you’re heavily into outdoor sports and are looking for a rugged, full-functioning smartwatch to take along with you. It’s also the Apple Watch with the best battery life thanks to its massive size.
If you want to use any of Moment’s great lenses to take pictures with your phone, you need to invest in a Moment case. Moment’s Black Friday sale includes many accessories and bags we love, including the Everything Tech Tote ($84, $36 off).
Laptop Black Friday Deals
This M3 Pro MacBook Pro is similar to the other model that’s on sale. It just has a larger screen, a more powerful CPU, and slightly better graphics. Apple’s brand-new M3 chips are available in three different MacBook tiers—the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re all included in our guide to the Best Laptops.
This is the fastest Chromebook we’ve tested. It features a 3.75-GHz Intel Core i3-1315U CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of flash storage. The Flex 5i has two USB-C ports (one is used for charging) plus one USB-A port. You also get a microSD card slot for expanding the storage capability, making this a good choice for those who don’t want to keep everything in the cloud. The 14-inch touchscreen uses a 2-in-1 design, making it ideal for media streaming. As on most Chromebooks, the screen isn’t the best, with mid-level brightness and a standard 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screen resolution.
We haven’t tested Asus’ Chromebook Plus yet, but some of the best benchmarks we’ve ever recorded in a Chromebook came from models using AMD Ryzen 3 chips. Given that the Ryzen 3 is the centerpiece here, I have no problem recommending it. You also get the standard 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Like the Lenovo, this is a 2-in-1 flip (convertible) Chromebook, with a touchscreen. The screen is on the brighter side for a Chromebook at 300 nits (compared to 250 for most of the others). This is the lowest price we’ve tracked.
Our favorite 15-inch laptop, the Acer Aspire 3, here comes with an Intel Core i5 chip, integrated graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and a 15.6-inch IPS display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). It’s big, and the display is not the sharpest, but it won’t strain your eyes. There are ports galore (Ethernet, USB, USB-C, HDMI, headphone jack), and it’s powerful enough for most everyday tasks.
The HP Envy x360 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite 2-in-1 laptops for several reasons. It’s got enough power for most tasks and projects, plenty of ports, and a bright touchscreen with great color accuracy. It’s also nice and quiet in regards to the fans, but the click pad is quite loud.
This little 2-in-1 laptop has been one of our best budget picks in our Best Laptops Guide forever. It’s not spec’d out for video editing or gaming, but it’s plenty fast enough for office and web-based work. There are plenty of ports for peripherals, and the 2-in-1 design is nice for watching movies on the go.
This gaming monitor is expensive, and it doesn’t go on sale very often. The Alienware AW3423DW (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is sublime near-perfection. It’s featured as a luxury gaming pick in our guide to the Best Monitors. The image quality and colors are top-notch, and the responsive, immersive screen makes for a fantastic gaming experience. Our review has more details, but suffice it to say that if you’re looking for a curved monitor, it’s hard to beat this one.
With an ultralight design that features a semitransparent lighting scheme, this mouse is gorgeous, and its buttons are unbelievably snappy. They offer sharp, rich clicks for your gaming sessions. It has a place in our Best Gaming Mouse guide, and we have never seen it with such a deep discount before.
You get a good balance of speed and reliability with this USB 3.2 flash drive from SanDisk, and we have never seen it lower. As the top pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide, we like the sleek and durable aluminum case, handy loop for attaching it to a key ring, and the fact it delivers the advertised speeds (420 megabytes per second read, 380 MB/s write). This has been performing well for us for a couple of years now and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Our review of the Maingear MG-1 hasn’t gone up yet, but we’ll spoil it for you: we love it. It’s a pre-built gaming PC that includes the latest 40-series of Nvidia graphics cards inside a stylish, upgradeable case. When you buy it, you can customize the specs to suit your needs. The deal currently varies based on your choices, but the base-level PC is $50. The company is also throwing in an extended 3-year warranty, plus an Assassin’s Creed Mirage game code. For higher tiers, the discount on the PC is higher (up to $300 for the Ultimate version with an RTX 4090 card), and also comes with a code for Alan Wake II, which is a pretty stellar game.
The Das Keyboard MacTigr (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is expensive, but it’s great for those in the Apple ecosystem with a dedicated Mac layout. It also has cherry MX Red switches (that don’t get too loud), a two-port USB-C hub, and a high-quality all-metal build.
Apple’s brand-new M3 chips are available in three different MacBook tiers—the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re all included in our guide to the Best Laptops. The M3 Pro falls in the middle as far as processing power and speed goes, but it’s still blazing fast. We recommend that you opt for the Pro if you’re a serious productivity user or content creator. This deal matches the best price we’ve seen so far.
Acer’s Swift 3 is a solid portable with an Intel Core i7-(12700H) processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1-terabyte SSD. The screen is quite nice too, a 14-inch panel with 2,880 x 1,800-pixel resolution in 16:10 format. We haven’t tested this Swift 3 (which has since been relaunched as the Swift Go), but we really liked the very similar Swift 14.
Smartphone and Tablet Black Friday Deals
Read our Best Android Phones guide for more smartphones worth shopping for.
The Moto Razr+ is playing on your nostalgia for flip phones, and it’s kinda working. It’s a foldable phone that flips vertically to open, and it has an external display for some useful information even when it’s closed. We’d like to have seen better battery life on it, and it doesn’t have the best camera in the world, but at this discount it’s definitely worth a look.
The original Motorola Razr is one of the cheapest folding phones you can get right now, and it’s kind of surprising that it’s dropped this low. It doesn’t have the larger front screen that its successor has, but it’s still got a gorgeous 6.9-inch OLED screen when open, 128 GB of storage, and a beefy 4,200-mAh battery.
This is the best Motorola phone you can get right now. Its 6.7-inch OLED display curves around the sides, yet it comfortably ignores your fingers wrapped around it so you don’t accidentally press buttons. It comes with 512 GB of storage, dual SIM support, and up to a 165-Hz refresh rate, which is frankly overkill for most needs but absolutely buttery smooth.
The Google Pixel 7A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a lot of pros. It’s got great performance, an excellent camera, and an OLED display. The build quality is fantastic too, and it comes in fun colors. It’s not perfect—the battery life is middling—but this is still our favorite smartphone for most people. Read our Best Pixel Phone guide for more details.
The Google Pixel 8 (7/10, WIRED Review) is the brand’s newest flagship phone. It’s good! It performs well, the camera is fantastic, and the performance is snappy. Our only gripe is with the battery life. The Pixel 8 Pro is also on sale for $799 ($200 off). Read more about the two phones, plus the rest of the lineup, in our Google Pixel Phone Buying Guide.
The ThinkPhone is our runner-up pick for Motorola’s phones, but it’s actually a joint deal with Lenovo. It’s similar to the Edge+ but adds that traditional ThinkPad flair with a customizable red side button. It’s designed for business use, but it’s a solid option for everyone, especially at this price.
This is our favorite book-like folding phone (8/10, WIRED Recommends). The front screen is nice and wide, so you can use it comfortably with all your favorite apps. Open it up and you get a much larger 7.6-inch screen for multitasking. Google’s software smarts are here, along with its excellent cameras, making this one of the best folding phones right now.
If you’re eyeing a tablet that can replace your laptop every now and then—one that still works great as an entertainment slate, and is not an iPad—take a look at the OnePlus Pad (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s the first-ever tablet from the phone maker, and it runs Android 13 out of the box, so there are a lot of improvements in making the Android experience on a tablet really great.
The Google Pixel Tablet (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is great for an Android tablet, but it’s the included charging dock—which doubles as a speaker—that makes it stand out. This combo device lets you pick up the slate to use it like a normal tablet, and set it down to use as a smart speaker when you don’t need it. You can even set up to eight user profiles, so anyone in the family can use it with their own apps and home screen.
This is our favorite digital notebook. It writes very much like pen and paper, so it’s excellent for taking notes, with plenty of organizational software features. This bundle includes the new Type Folio keyboard, which attaches a tiny keyboard so you can type without any distractions.
The coolest part of this phone is the back. Sure, the front has a 120-Hz AMOLED screen, and it’s powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, but the back is quite literally where the Nothing Phone (2) (7/10, WIRED Recommends) shines. The LED “Glyph” lights can flash when you get notifications or calls, and you can set it up to alert you about app notifications you choose, too. Those lights can also be used as countdown timers or even to show the status of your Uber driver. It only works for T-Mobile and AT&T users.
Following the original Backbone One (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for Lightning port iPhones, there is now a version for Android phones (and the iPhone 15 range) with USB-C. This well-designed mobile controller clamps your phone in the middle and gives you all the buttons, triggers, and joysticks you need to get your game on. The app offers some handy extras, too.
This is a price match of the discounts we’ve seen on other shopping holidays. It’s still a good deal on an excellent controller, and the price extends to several different color options. Our favorite part about the DualSense controller is the way the haptic feedback works. Rather than random rumbles, you’ll feel directional and immersive feedback—almost like surround sound, but in a controller. Read more about it in our Best PlayStation 5 Accessories guide.
TV, Soundbar, and Video Game Black Friday Deals
Our favorite TV for most people is a great TV for the price already, the TCL Q6 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has quantum dot technology, support for every major high dynamic range (HDR) format, and a game mode. We don’t love that it comes with Google TV instead of Roku, but this is a great price for a great TV.
This is our favorite TV for gamers. The LG C3 delivers fantastic image quality, with vivid pictures that are loaded with detail, particularly with tone and texture, but never overblown. For gaming, the response times are nice and fast (9.2 milliseconds), and it supports every current-gen console feature across all four of its HDMI sockets. It has been slowly dropping in price over the last few months. It’s now at its lowest price ever, roughly $400 off where it was several months ago, and about $100 off what it was a few weeks ago.
The TCL Q6 (7/10, WIRED Review) is our top TV pick for most people even when it’s not on sale. It uses quantum dot tech and HDR to get gorgeous colors and excellent contrast. It uses Google TV instead of Roku, which may not be your preference. This is the best price we’ve seen it at in the last six months, but it’s gone nearly this low before.
The Hisense U8K (8/10, WIRED Recommends) uses a mini-LED display that delivers excellent black levels and vivid colors. Despite its confusing model number, it’s a 4K display, not 8K (which shouldn’t be surprising at this price point), but it has a 120-Hz screen refresh rate that’s excellent for gaming, plus decent built-in speakers. The feet are on the ends though, so you’ll want to mount it or pair it with a long TV stand.
Hisense’s U7K was already a great value at its regular sale price that has hovered around $600 or so, but this sale makes it particularly enticing. With an intuitive Google TV interface and sought-after performance features like class-leading peak brightness, quantum dots for enhanced color volume, great gaming features, it’s an all-around sweet deal.
We’ve been fans of TVs with Roku’s interface for a while, and Roku’s in-house line makes our favorite entry-level TV. For the price, WIRED editor Parker Hall was impressed with the picture and color on the screen. It doesn’t have the best refresh rate for gaming, but otherwise, it’s hard to beat at this price (especially on sale).
Vizio has long been a master at soundbar value, and the M-Series 5.1.2 soundbar (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the poster boy for all we love about the brand. Here you’ll find clear, full, and immersive sound in a no-nonsense multi-speaker system for hundreds less than we’d expect to pay even at full price, making this deal all the sweeter.
The Beam (Gen 2) packs a ton of upgrades from its predecessor including a slight redesign, enhanced sound with support for Dolby Atmos (with compatible TVs and streaming apps), a faster processor, and an HDMI eARC port for higher-definition audio. It packs support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2 as well.
The Sonos Ray (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite soundbars for smaller apartments or living rooms. It’s compact and fits neatly on a dresser or entertainment unit. You can even mount it on the wall to save more space. Despite its size, it easily fills the space with crisp, high-quality sound.
If you want to add some extra oomph to your existing soundbar, the Sonos Sub Mini (8/10, WIRED Review) is a great upgrade. It wirelessly integrates with your existing (Sonos, obviously) sound system and packs a punch that you’ll feel compared to your sound system without it.
The Nintendo Switch OLED (8/10, WIRED Recommends) typically sells for $349, but this bundle includes a digital download of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership. Those extras usually cost $60 and $10, respectively, so it’s like you’re getting $70 worth of bonuses for free.
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Best Black Friday Deals on Streaming Services
Hulu offers an enormous choice of new and classic TV shows and the ability to bundle in additional channels and services. It’s our top pick for cord cutters looking to replicate cable. Big shows from networks like ABC, Fox, and FX rub shoulders with Hulu Originals, so you’ll find shows like Lost, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Castle Rock. Check out the Best Shows and Best Movies on Hulu for more options.
This deal has been running for a while, but if you want both Hulu at the price above, and Disney Plus for a little less, this is the combo to buy. You can also throw in ESPN+ and get all three for $15 a month.
The basic Peacock service includes shows like Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Battlestar Galactica, as well as movies like The Big Lebowski, all with commercials. Pay for Premium and you unlock more content, with episodes from NBC shows available the day after they air, original series, and new movies. Our main complaint is that Peacock is riding hard on its back catalog.
Formerly HBO Max, Max is what happened when Discovery decided to fold Discovery+ into the mix and rebrand the newly created service as Max. In theory, this means Max has an expanded library, with a healthy dose of reality TV shows like Fixer Upper and MythBusters alongside HBO hits old and new, from The Wire and Game of Thrones to Succession and The Last of Us. Max is one of our top picks in our guide to the best streaming services.
This deal gets you our top pick for extra movies that you won’t find elsewhere. You get three month at $3 per month and then the price jumps to $10 per month. There are no ads for subscribers. You get some 4K and HDR content at no extra cost, up to four simultaneous streams, and can download content for offline viewing. The movie lineup changes frequently based on the latest licensing deals, but Starz has an agreement with Universal to get some of its movies first.
Charger, Accessory, and Power Station Deals
If you want extra power for a camping or road trip but need something truly portable, the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus is worth a look and appears in our Best Portable Chargers guide. Cute and compact, this battery has a fold-out handle, packs a 288-Wh capacity, and weighs 8.3 pounds. It comes with a fold-out solar panel that can generate 40 watts. The fan can get a little noisy and it takes several hours to charge from solar. We have seen it discounted before, but never lower than this.
Our medium-capacity pick of the best portable power stations, the Biolite BaseCharge 1500 has recessed handles for easy carrying, a good mix of ports to charge a lot of small gadgets like phones, tablets, and laptops, and a wireless charging pad on top. The 1,521-watt-hour capacity is enough to keep you powered on a weekend camping trip. Sadly, it takes a long time to charge.
Taking the best overall slot in our Best Portable Power Stations guide, the Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus (8/10, WIRED Recommends) brings you power wherever and whenever you need it. The LiFePO4 battery should be good for 10 years, the fan is relatively quiet, and it has a good mix of ports and outlets. You can also stack batteries if you need more power and charge via solar panels (sold separately). Some of the covers are tight and it’s heavy to lug around, but overall it’s a great power station. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this one.
Sporting a large handle and weighing in at 17 pounds, this is the most portable pick in our Best Portable Power Stations guide. It offers 768 watt-hours, and has a wide range of ports and outlets to charge small gadgets. It takes over an hour to charge from the mains and has a standard XT60 connector for solar panels, but the fan can get noisy. While it has been discounted before, this is the lowest price we have ever seen. Ecoflow is also offering discounts on many other models if you need more power.
This battery pack is both portable and powerful. It has a 26,800-mAh capacity (the maximum you can take on a flight), and four USB-C ports—two of which can dish out 100 watts and two that output 20 watts each. We’ve used it to fast-charge MacBooks, iPhones, and other smartphones. There small built-in OLED display that shows the remaining power as a percentage and in-watt hours.
We like Anker’s chargers and its Prime range employs GaN technology to shrink the size down. This 67-watt charger has fold-out prongs and offers two USB-C ports and one USB-A. It can charge a MacBook and it supports fast charging for iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S phones, and Pixel phones.
This solid option from Anker made the honorable mentions in our Best Portable Chargers. It has a 10,000-mAh capacity, good for just shy of two full charges for most phones, a built-in USB-C cable that doubles as a loop for easy carrying, and an additional USB-C and USB-A port. It maxes out at 30 watts each way and can be fully charged in around two hours.
This handy charger has enough power to juice up two MacBook Pro models simultaneously. But it’s also great if you have a lot of devices around your desk that constantly need to be charged. It has a little stand to prop it up, a short cord that goes out to an outlet, and four USB-C ports that output 100 watts each. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked.
A 25,000-mAh battery pack that’s surprisingly compact is a rarity, and this one also packs two USB-C ports, one USB-A, and the ability to draw 145 watts while charging. That means one USB-C port can dish out 100 watts, enough to fast charge a laptop. Read more in our Best Portable Chargers guide.
This is our go-to pick for laptops in our guide to Best Portable Chargers. It has two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and a 100-watt AC port for gadgets that need a pronged plug. It fully recharged our Dell XPS 13 nearly twice in our tests.
These Crucial drives are our favorite portable drives. They’re reasonably priced (for a portable SSD) and speedy. These are lightweight too, so they’re ideal for when you’re working away from home. We use one to store video clips, and it’s fast enough to edit them right off the disk. The only downside is the plastic construction. Don’t expect it to survive many drops.
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Fitness Tracker Black Friday Deals
The Instinct 2S Solar (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best value for the money in the sports watch category. It has insanely good battery life thanks to its small, sharp monochrome screen. The Instinct can track an incredible array of fitness-related features and it has three GPS systems to pinpoint location and distance, even at sea or under tree cover.
Garmin’s Forerunner line of GPS-enabled fitness trackers is bewilderingly complex, but this is our favorite (8/10, WIRED Recommends). You get great battery life in a lightweight, comfortable watch. There’s all the detailed fitness tracking you’d expect, especially for running, hiking, and cycling. It also has pretty good sleep tracking. The Music version is also on sale for $300 ($100 off). It allows you to store and listen to music via Bluetooth headphones. If you’re not sure which model to get, have a look at our guide to picking the right Garmin.
If you’re breaking off your toothbrush handle to reduce weight in your hyperlight pack, you need an inReach Mini. It’s tiny—a mere 3.5 ounces—and utilizes the super-fast Iridium satellite network, which will let you send an SOS from anywhere on the planet. It’s our favorite tiny satellite messenger for traveling off-grid. It’s been at a lower price since October.
The Oura Ring is one of the first, and arguably one of the best, models of fitness tracker that you don’t have to wear on your wrist. Every model has a discount, although not all of them are the same price off. You will still need a $6/month Oura membership to access many of the best features.
This is the best price we’ve seen for the Fitbit Charge 6 (7/10, WIRED Review), the latest addition to the Charge lineup. At this price, the Fitbit Charge 6 is a simple and focused fitness tracker with a pretty robust suite of health metrics. However, its predecessor remains our favorite fitness tracker, but this model struggles, at times. The companion app leaves a bit to be desired, there’s no fall detection, and Bluetooth connectivity is glitchy. You should also be aware that to access every feature, you’ll need a Fitbit Premium subscription that costs $10 per month.
Withings just released the ScanWatch 2. This is the first generation of the company’s watch to be cleared by the FDA, and it’s now heavily discounted. This hybrid smartwatch (8/10, WIRED Recommends) looks exactly like an analog watch with a host of reliable health and fitness features.
The Galaxy Watch6 Classic has some features that are exclusive to Samsung phones—like the electrocardiogram—but technically any Android owner can use this smartwatch. It has better battery life than an Apple Watch, smooth performance, and a fun mechanical rotating bezel. If you don’t care for the mechanical bezel, you can save some dough and opt for the standard Galaxy Watch6 instead.
Smart Home Black Friday Deals
We’re not sure if smart displays will be around forever, but if you want one, Google makes some of the best. This 2nd-gen Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t have a camera, so you have some privacy peace of mind. It’s compact with a 7-inch screen, which makes it ideal for your bedside table. It has sleep-sensing tech to track your sleep quality.
The Amazon Echo Show 10 is the best Alexa Smart Display. It can connect with other Echo speakers, and the large 10-inch screen swivels around the base so you can keep a recipe or a Zoom video call within easy view. As is true for all Amazon devices, this gadget is best if you frequently use other Amazon products and services.
The slightly smaller Echo Show 8 is a great choice if there isn’t room for the Show 10. The 8-inch screen is perfectly sized, big enough to read recipes or maybe even have a movie playing as you cook, but it isn’t so big it’ll take up precious counter real estate.
The Echo Show 5 is typically overpriced at $90, but the deal price of $40 matches the best we have tracked. Just keep in mind that it goes on sale quite frequently. We prefer the Echo Show 10 for its larger size, but the smaller footprint of the Echo Show 5 is good for a nightstand or tiny kitchen.
The Google Nest Hub Max is our favorite smart display for a lot of reasons—the 10-inch touchscreen display, the solid speakers, and the unobtrusive display, to name a few. It also doubles beautifully as a digital photo frame if you’re a Google Photos user. This one has a camera, so you can use it with video-calling apps.
Smart bulbs are best when you can fill the entire room (or a couple rooms!) with them. This four-pack of our favorite smart bulbs is a good price to get four excellent smart bulbs. It’s a price we do see from time to time for this bundle, but still a good buy nonetheless.
The Cync Indoor Camera (9/10, WIRED Recommends) was one of the first to offer a privacy shutter that covers the lens when you’re home or don’t want to record. It also captures 1080p video at 25 frames-per-second, offers two-way audio, and accepts a microSD card (sold separately) for local storage (you can also subscribe for cloud storage from $3 per month). It is top of our Best Indoor Security Cameras guide, and this is as low as we’ve seen it go.
Bringing bright, vibrant colors to recessed spots around your home, this Matter-supporting light strip from Govee is one of our favorites. It has addressable zones, can sync to music, and supports a wide range of fancy lighting effects. Sadly, it can’t be trimmed and you need the messy Govee app to use the effects.
Wonderfully colorful, bright, diffused light streams from these modular bars, and they are easy to fit. This kit includes six bars and a corner piece. The Govee app offers some great animated scenes, and you can even create your own. Sadly, they lack physical controls, and you need a bunch of them to create an interesting pattern. They appear in our Best Smart Lighting guide.
Nanoleaf’s beautiful wall panels are eye-catching but usually pricey. While this isn’t a spectacular discount, it’s still a good sale to jump on if you’ve got the wall space for these hexagonal wall panels. Use that $40 to shop around the rest of Nanoleaf’s range of smart lights.
If you just need a cheap way to monitor an entrance or area, this wired security camera can stream and record at up to 2K and reliably detects motion. The frame rate is low and there’s lag on the two-way audio. You also need to insert a microSD card to record locally or pony up for a subscription (from $3.50 a month). As the budget pick in our best indoor security cameras guide, the Tapo C110 is frequently discounted, but we have never seen it this low.
The smartest indoor security camera you can get, Google’s Nest Cam (Wired) blends in easily and accurately detects people, animals, and vehicles. It boasts HDR and a high frame rate to make the most of the 1080p footage. Sadly, you only get three hours of history unless you subscribe to Nest Aware starting from a pricey $6 per month, though it does also include familiar face recognition.
We called the Blink Mini cheap, compact, and versatile with good video quality in our Best Indoor Security Cams guide. It has two-way audio, accurate motion detection, and integration with Alexa. Like other Blink products, the best features are locked behind a premium subscription that starts at $3 a month. But that’s still pretty cheap compared to other security camera systems.
Even after you factor in the $3 per month (or $30 per year) subscription, this video doorbell is one of the cheapest we feature in (the honorable mentions section of) our Best Video Doorbells guide. It’s reliable enough and gets 1080p video quality, but don’t expect superfast notifications or a wide field of view. If you don’t want a subscription, consider buying it bundled with the Sync Module 2 ($47), which is also half-price right now.
This is a price match of the deals we saw on Prime Day. The Nest Video Doorbell is our favorite smart doorbell. Its reliable performance and solid video resolution place it far and above other similarly priced options.
With a well-deserved reputation for quality, Philips Hue is perhaps the best-known smart lighting brand. This starter kit is a great way to try it out as it comprises three A19 bulbs, a Hue Bridge, and a Hue Smart Button. You can change color, temperature, and brightness from your phone with these bulbs, they work with all the main voice assistants, and they support scheduling and animated scenes. This is the upgrade pick in our Best Smart Bulbs guide. This kit is often discounted, but this is as low as we’ve ever seen it.
Home and Kitchen Black Friday Deals
These sateen sheets are soft and cool to the touch, drape beautifully, and won’t keep you too warm while you sleep. It’s hard to tell the difference between these and more expensive sateen sheets, making them a great value—and that’s before the current sale. (This price is for the queen version.)
Eucalyptus sheets? You might question why you’d want to dive into alternative materials for your bedsheets. Eucalyptus sheets usually take less water and less harsh materials to make, compared to cotton or bamboo sheets. Buffy’s Breeze Set is one of our favorite sets of sheets. It’s lightweight and airy, but still keeps you warm without making you sweaty.
This is our top pick for the Best Robot Vacuum. Roborock’s entry-level vacuum is remarkably fast and thorough. It only rarely gets stuck and uses lidar, not cameras, to navigate through your home. It has multi-map capability for multi-story houses and also mop functionality.
This is our favorite cordless vacuum. Aside from reliable suction power, even on corrugated surfaces, it also stands on its own—a feature you’d think more cordless vacuums would have, but it’s surprisingly rare. The Extreme Max converts to a hand vac in a few moments and comes with three attachments. Read more about it in our dedicated buying guide.
With cold temperatures around most of the country, it might be weird to shop for a window air conditioner right now. But this is an excellent deal on our top window AC (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It doesn’t completely remove the functionality of your window—you can still open it with the AC installed.
The Petivity Monitor (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a much cheaper way to get valuable health information about your cats than an automatic litter box. It sits under a normal box and after a brief training period, tracks when each cat goes to the bathroom, what they do there, and how much they weigh. If your cat isn’t feeling well, you can bring that information right to the vet. The app can be glitchy sometimes and occasionally tells me that a cat entered the box but didn’t go, even though I watched them. However, the company is regularly adding new features and updating it as it gets more popular.
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu loves this Instagram-famous backpack (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for toting around his 17-pound dog. It may take some coaxing to get your pup in, but once they are settled, they’re secured safely to your back. You can use your hands to carry groceries or ride the subway without issue. The Maxine One comes in two sizes, the smaller of which worked for Chokkattu’s Tobu.
Roverlund makes a few pet products we like, including this tote. It’s soft, but the base is stable and the thick straps are more secure on your shoulders than a lot of tote bags. The side pocket is tiny though, so it won’t fit more than a few dog poop bags. This price is for the small size, but the large is also on sale for $111 ($48 off). It’s a bit more expensive on Amazon, but make sure to click the on-page coupon button to see the discount at checkout. We love Roverlund’s Out-of-Office Carrier too, but it isn’t on sale as of this writing.
Trade makes our favorite coffee subscription. Rather than roasting its own beans, the company partners with roasters to bring you beans from boutique roasters around the U.S. With over 400 possibilities to choose from, the selection includes blends, single-origin options, and decaf. Right now gift subscriptions and gift boxes are on sale at up to 30 percent off. Prices start at $21.
This viral mug was featured in our gift guides for coffee lovers and moms—so if your momma loves coffee, it’s a doubly great gift. It’s usually pretty affordable, but this small Black Friday discount is still nice, especially if you opt to get a four-pack and save over $30.
Imagine if those chocolate-based Advent calendars from your childhood didn’t suck. This Godiva calendar has 25 pieces of decadent chocolate nestled behind its cardboard doors. It made our list of the Best Advent Calendars. If you choose to shop at Macy’s you may be able to opt for free in-store pickup.
Not every kitchen has enough counter space. In my apartment, the only real space I (Matt Jancer) have for preparing food is this 42-inch-wide rolling island. There’s a bar for holding a pair of dish towels, hooks for hanging oven mitts, and swiveling wheels that roll easily, even when the cabinet is loaded with a couple hundred pounds of kitchen gear. The drawers and doors close nicely, and the solid wood frame and butcher block top feel beefier than the price suggests.
The quiet, undisputed king of rice cookers, the Zojirushi uses “fuzzy logic technology” with a microcomputer (hence the abbreviation “micom” in the product name) to make tiny adjustments in heat placement, ensuring that your grains are perfectly done, with minimal effort and no burned or wet spots. We have seen this one dip about $15 lower, but this is the lowest price we’ve seen in the last six months.
Dreaming of your very own KitchenAid? The 5.5-quart bowl is great for making large batches of cookies, kneading a few pounds of bread, or even mashing potatoes.
This was the only appliance on WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu’s wedding registry—he uses it to make stale bread fresh again, but you can also use it to reheat pretty much anything. The Balmuda Toaster (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a mini steam toaster, so you pour a tiny bit of water with the included (and equally cute) tiny cup into the top area. There are time recommendations for things like pizza, a croissant, or sandwich bread.
Stasher—a perennial favorite in our Best Reusable Products guide—is 40 percent off sitewide. Probably the best way to start off with these durable, versatile bags is with this starter set that covers every need you might possibly have, from stand-up bags to one for pocket snacks.
The justly popular Aeropress’s genius isn’t so much that makes great coffee (it does), but that it makes it really difficult to make bad coffee. I’ve yet to have bad coffee from an Aeropress, which is something I can’t really say for any other coffee brewer. If you’re looking for a simple, fool-proof way to make a cup, this is the tool you need. We have seen the price get a little lower, but this is the lowest we’ve seen it in six months.
Are you just a parent, standing with your arms wide open, asking the world for a music-listening option for your 4-year-old that doesn’t mean giving her a phone? Then you’re looking for a Yoto Player (7/10, WIRED Recommends). This is a pick in our Best Tech Gifts for Kids and our Best Kids Speakers guide.
Sheertex claims its tights are nearly indestructible (in human hands), and our writer Jaina Grey found they lived up to the hype. They’re durable enough to just stuff your foot right into it without worrying about runs or snags. They’re also built to last. Jaina has had a couple pairs for about three years now, and they’re just as strong as they were on the first day they were worn. The only drawback is typically the high price, but with this discount they’re a great pick for anyone looking to upgrade their tights collection.
Aura makes the best digital picture frames. Photos look great, without being too bright and obvious—you want a digital frame to look like decor, not a smart display. Aura has a few options, and they’re discounted regularly. If you like the mat look, get this one. I prefer the standard Carver which is also discounted to $139 ($10 off). Aura’s newest frame, the 15-inch Walden is $249 ($50 off).
Big Blanket Co makes several oversized and cozy blankets. Reviewer Louryn Strampe is obsessed with the Original Stretch, and she’s currently testing the thicker Sherpa Stretch as well as the Hideout Hoodie. (Both of them are just as great). If you seek utmost coziness at all times, these products are worthwhile. Big Blanket Co products are 20 percent off on Amazon and the brand’s own website. If you’re spending more than $200, you’ll save more money shopping through Big Blanket Co directly.
We like basically everything we’ve tried from Verloop, and the whole site is 30 percent off with code HOLIDAY. Verloop’s mini tote is one of reviewer Medea Giordano’s favorites when she doesn’t need to carry much. This is a slightly bigger option from the brand, and it’s made from paper-thin nylon stuffed with scrap yarn. The result is a cool, colorful explosion reminiscent of the ’90s. There is a matching pouch too that you can use in whatever other bag you prefer. While it won’t fit your laptop, you could comfortably carry a tablet or a Kindle. The biggest issue is just how loud the nylon is when you touch it. It’s like walking with a chip bag.
This deal is part of a larger promotion offering 25 percent off site-wide. The robe is supremely comfy and comes in a wide array of colors and patterns. The towel-like material absorbs water after a shower, but the robe is also comfortable enough to wear for hours after your shower. (Does anyone else do that?)
Reviewer Medea Giordano called this her “emotional support water bottle.” The Owala Freesip (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is colorful and durable, and the leakproof lid has a straw option as well as a sip option. Sip or slurp! The choice is yours. If you’re shopping at Owala, the discount will reflect in your cart. Every capacity is on sale, but prices vary by retailer and color, so double-check and compare before you purchase. The deals generally match the lowest prices we’ve seen.
We’ve written about Allbirds and the company’s mission to make simple shoes out of sustainable materials many times. However, the best way to experience an Allbirds is probably with a warm, wool slipper. Many of the shoes are up to 70 percent off.
This is a match of the lowest price we tend to see for this little green machine. It made our list of the Best Carpet Cleaners and the Best Viral TikTok Gadgets. It’s great for cleaning furniture, stairs, and vehicles.
If you’re like me, you don’t even think about putting up Christmas decorations until it’s almost Thanksgiving already. Fortunately, there’s still time for folks like us to grab an artificial tree. Target’s knocking up to 50 percent off all its artificial trees before the rush even begins.
On top of Christmas trees, Target also offers discounts on all of its holiday decor. Ornaments, garlands, lights, and every little doodad and knick-knack you can put on your shelf is on sale, up to 30 percent already. There’s even a special section just for Christmas tree ornaments.
If you’re not an artificial tree fan, you can still combine the earthy scent of pine resin with the sweet smell of a good deal by picking up a live pine tree, either online or at your local Home Depot. The specific discount depends on the tree you select, but as of this writing, you’ve got your choice of Douglas Fir or Frasier Fir in heights from three feet to eight-and-a-half feet.
This is an all-around great air fryer. It offers more than you’ll find in other air fryer models with 12-in-1 functionality, which includes cooking modes that range from searing and sautéing to baking and roasting. It can make one-pot meals, too, and comes with a recipe booklet to get you started.
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Black Friday Mattress and Furniture Deals
Use code HOLIDAYS at checkout to apply the discount. This $649 price is $70 less than when the sale first started. We’ve seen it get cheaper, but not this year, so this is a solid price. This hybrid mattress is made using certified organic cotton, wool, and latex. Its twin size is cheaper than most of our favorite picks, but it’s still comfortably firm, my kids loved it..
The discount should be added automatically when you go to check out. While this honorable mention mattress is often discounted, Keetsa is not a forever-sale type of brand, so we appreciate it when actual deals happen. This is a softer mattress, and our side-sleeping tester wasn’t blown away by it, but he slept comfortably through the night.
Enter code BFCM2023 at checkout to get this discount plus two free pillows. Like Keetsa, Molecule doesn’t run constant deals, and this is the lowest price we’ve tracked for it. It has held up well after a year, and I find it comfortable, but it’s very soft. My husband and I agree that it’s better suited for back sleeping than the flip-flopping that I tend to do all night.
Use code HOLIDAYS to get the lowest price we’ve tracked on this mattress topper. If your mattress is still in good shape, you can get a refresh and potentially save yourself a few thousand bucks with a topper. My Green Mattress, the company that makes our favorite organic kids’ bed, also makes our favorite firm topper. It’s two inches of certified organic latex wrapped in an organic cotton cover, and despite being reasonably firm, it contours nicely, and you should be comfortable sleeping on your side. WIRED writer Scott Gilbertson said while sleeping on his stomach or back he didn’t touch his actual mattress at all, and just barely when he rolled to his side.
Our favorite customizable couch, the Lovesac couch—aka Sactional—is expensive, but expandable. Only have space for a two-seater now? Turn that into a three-seater when you have your first kid, or even a 10-seater when you move into a house with a basement. Add storage seats and power hubs and switch out the machine-washable covers when you redecorate. You can configure and reconfigure it in a number of ways, including by making the seats deeper. The price on this deal varies wildly depending on how many pieces you want, but the stealthtech is also included.
The Plufl (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a cozy place for reading, watching TV, or otherwise lounging in before getting into your actual bed. It’s typically $399 on Amazon, so this is more like $100 off than $200, still, it’s a good chunk discounted from a very pricey accessory. The plush cover is cozy and soft, and it’s machine washable. If the bolsters are too stiff or tall for your liking, you can take out some of the stuffing.
We tested the Albany Park Kova sofa for our Best Couches guide and found that it was really comfortable and super easy to assemble. It’s long enough for our 6’4″ editor Julian Chokkattu to stretch out on comfortably, with room to spare for another person and a small dog. It held up fairly well after about a year, but the cushions do need some adjustments now and then. You might find yourself pushing them back into place after sitting on it for a while. Still, it’s a plush and pleasant pick for any living room.
Electric Scooter and Ebike Black Friday Deals
Check out our Best Outdoor Black Friday Deals post for more.
Enter code WIRED10 at checkout to see the discount. The Phantom V3 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a beast of an electric scooter at 77 pounds, but it has excellent range. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu traversed on it from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to Fort Lee, New Jersey—a 22-mile trip—and had 43 percent left in the tank. Now that’s a commuter scooter.
Enter code WIRED10 at checkout to see the discount. WIRED reviewer Julian Chokkattu tested the 2022 model of the Air (6/10, WIRED Review) and wasn’t crazy about it, but the 2023 model gets notable tweaks, like a revamped handlebar, self-healing tires, and a better folding mechanism. The 500-watt motor can go up to 21 miles per hour, and most people should expect roughly 15 miles of range or less at those speeds (depending on other factors as well).
Our favorite micro ebike, the Jackrabbit (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a great option for getting around short distances. It’s light, portable, and adorable. The biggest downside is its low range, but with this deal you can get an extra battery and go further for less. Just make sure to use the coupon code.
The Fluidfreeride Mosquito escooter (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorites because it’s easy to carry but still can hit speeds up to 24 miles per hour. It has a loud horn and front and rear lights, and it can quickly fold up for easy storage.
We’ve tried several Aventon models and appreciate the high level of quality for a relatively low price point (the accessories are better than Lectric’s, too). This fat-tire ebike (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is affordable, versatile, and has built-in commuter essentials. We also like the Soltera.2 and the Abound, which are also on sale.
This is the affordable, DTC version of the now defunct VanMoof (8/10, WIRED Recommends). You get a stylish, attractive bike for not a lot of money. All of Wing’s bikes are currently on sale.
Ride1Up positions the Cafe Cruiser as its light, affordable daily cruiser (7/10, WIRED Recommends) but with a 750W motor and a 65-pound frame, it’s pretty big and powerful for an entry-level bike. Still, at this price (and for these specs!) it’s a pretty amazing value.
This inflatable paddleboard is well built and durable, and it packs up super small. During his testing, our writer Scott Gilbertson said he had the most fun on the water he’s had for maybe decades with this paddleboard. It’s easy to use, easy to pack up and get deployed, and a great pick for anyone interested in paddleboarding—even beginners. For more, check out our review (7/10 WIRED Recommends).
We tested the premium version of this bike (8/10, WIRED Recommends) and loved it. The best way to describe it is that it’s one of Specialized’s cushiony, comfy mountain bikes that has been given a motor and some adjustments to make it an all-around quiver killer. This will be the most-used bike you own.
Black Friday Outdoor Deals
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Our favorite lumbar pack, The Tour is loaded with pockets, which gives you far more stash spaces than would seem possible in a pack this size. We’ve had no trouble fitting a change of clothes and a couple of meals in here, in addition to the gear you’ll need for a full day on the trail or on a bike. The 13L version is also on sale for $75 ($25 off).
Martin Cizmar spent the summer playing pickleball to find the best paddle and this was it. The Omega Extreme X feels very precise and offers excellent ball control with a large sweet spot. You get lots of spin thanks to a durable textured carbon fiber surface. The edges are livelier than other paddles, meaning it’s more forgiving than many if you miss the sweet spot. Note that it has less pop than some others we tested, which is helpful if you’re willing to swing harder but want more control.
This is our favorite lightweight family backpacking tent. It isn’t quite as pricey as comparable options, and it’s not much heavier. I used this with my three kids, and it had plenty of interior space. That said, three adults will be more comfortable than four. The mesh at the top provides great ventilation on warm summer nights and the crossover pole helps it stand up well in the wind. The 1-person, 2-person, and 3-person sizes are also on sale.
This shirt is an updated version of the all-season version we like. This one is 100 percent merino and fits fairly snug, making it a good choice for layering. The price varies by color, but most are $86. The women’s version is also on sale, in some cases for even less (select colors).
We love GoRuck’s over-the-top sturdy packs. Packs don’t come better made than this. The Bullet is the smallest of GoRuck’s bags and makes a good pack for around town (the laptop compartment is awesome) or short, lightweight hikes. GoRuck’s packs aren’t cheap, but this deal makes the price a little easier to bear.
The WhisperLite Universal is a legend for good reason. It’ll burn just about anything (isobutane-propane, white gas, gasoline, kerosene), making it a great choice for traveling internationally or wherever you don’t know what kind of fuel will be available. Flame control is a little tricky, but I have managed to get it to simmer, as long as the wind isn’t too bad.
This is another deal that thankfully keeps going. I got my first Petzel Tikka in 2000. It lasted 15 years and would probably still be going if I hadn’t accidentally run over it. These will stand up to a lot, but not the full weight of car, as it turns out. I am now on my second Tikka, and it’s still the best headlamp I’ve ever used. Truthfully, these days I use a USB headlamp most of the time, but when I hit the trail I still take the Tikka and a set of extra (rechargeable) batteries.
Once my favorite shoe (I’ve since moved to the even more minimalist Z-Trek Sandal), these remain a great choice for beginners and experienced barefooters alike. Think of these as the barefoot answer to Chacos. Except where Chacos are like putting tractors on your feet, the Z-Trails still flex and bend as you walk, giving your feet the freedom of movement you expect from a barefoot shoe. The kids’ Z-Trails are also a great deal at $30 ($30 off).
If you hike, camp, or have a disaster kit at the ready, a LifeStraw is a good thing to include. It filters contaminated water without batteries or other accessories. Grab a BPA-free bottle to filter into and you’ll get out 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria for up to 1,000 gallons of water. By then you’ll have either made it to the survivors’ camp in Vermont or the zombies will have won.
The Nouvelle (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our new favorite bags. It’s made from durable, recycled nylon and the strap converts from a cross-body to a shoulder bag. It works across styles too, looking casual with jeans and sleek with dressy outfits. This price is only for three colors, however, navy, black with silver hardware, and black with gold hardware. Strangely, the other colors are only 20 percent off, at $140.
Everything that Yeti makes is insanely overpriced, and also the best thing we’ve ever touched. Reviews editor Adrienne So has owned this blanket for several years. It has a waterproof bottom, comes in its own carrying sack, is machine washable, and is weighted enough to not fly away at an outdoor concert. You can view Yeti tumblers on sale at their Amazon landing page.
We love pretty much everything Peak Design makes, which is amazing because almost everything is currently 10 to 15 percent off. Reviews editor Adrienne So particularly likes the Bike Mount, which locks your phone in place with the Everyday Case (which is also on sale, unless you want the iPhone 15 or Pixel 8 versions).
The entire Rothy’s catalog is 30 percent off, and we like several of their shoes, all of which are made from recycled plastic bottles and are machine washable. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu tried the Driving Loafer and the Monty which is also discounted to $130. He says both attractive and comfortable, wrapping around your feet gently without any break-in time. We also like the women’s flats for $90 ($39 off), available in nearly 30 colors (and some are discounted more than this). When Rothy’s shoes are worn out, you can recycle them back to the company and get a discount toward another pair.
We like a lot of Pit Viper’s sunglasses. The company is known for its neon, oversized sunnies and goggles. Styles we’ve tried successfully include the heart-shaped Admirers and the polarized Fondue, but there are oodles of styles to choose from. Discounts are applied automatically during checkout based on what you spend, ranging from 20 percent off to 50 percent off.
Do we even have to introduce the often-imitated Aviators? The classic teardrop lenses have been wowing folks for nearly a hundred years to the extent that they define the style of “Aviators,” and so you may as well buy the real deal. Unlike with cheaper brands, reviewer Matt Jancer has yet to have the tinting flake off a pair of Ray-Ban lenses, and the optical quality is spot-on.
This is a great deal on our favorite action camera for recording your outdoor adventures. The GoPro Hero 12 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) just launched in September and the previous model is still selling for $300, which makes this a pretty sweet deal. Not only do you get the latest version, you also get two batteries and a mini tripod. The Hero 12 isn’t a huge change from the Hero 11, but it does have better battery life, can shoot HDR video in 5.3K, and I still haven’t been able to overheat it in three months of trying. If none of that matters to you, you can grab the GoPro Hero 11 for $296 ($45 off).
This is currently our top umbrella recommendation. It automatically opens and closes with the push of a button, has sturdy fiberglass ribs and shaft, and a Teflon fabric that hasn’t shown much wear after years of use.
This is our upgrade pick in our guide to Best Umbrellas. This one is compact, has an auto-close and auto-open feature, and is overall exquisite. Davek also has a lifetime warranty for repairs, in case you accidentally damage yours. If you lose it, you can use the special code that comes in the box to redeem a replacement for up to 50 percent off the regular price.
Mystery Ranch specializes in hunting and military gear, so the company’s backpacks are some of the toughest and most well-thought-out that we’ve ever tested. The Catalyst 18 is the standard daypack, but hunting- and outdoor-related gear is 30 percent off with this code.
The Nikon Z6 II is our favorite camera for Nikon shooters. The 24-megapixel full-frame sensor has excellent dynamic range, and the phase-detect autofocus system is one of the best I’ve used. Video quality is also excellent, with 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log output possible over HDMI. The Nikon Z6 II is also the most comfortable camera I’ve tested. But the real star of the show here is the Z-series lens system with its wider base mount, which allows more light to the corners of the sensors. The benefits of this can be seen in the incredibly fast 58-mm f/0.95 lens (manual focus) and the surprisingly small 50-mm f/1.2. If you’ve got a lot of legacy Nikon glass you want to keep using, there’s an F-to-Z mount adapter available for $250. Note that the B&HPhoto price includes a shoulder bag.
Fujifilm’s Link Wide is my favorite Instax printer if only for its size: those gloriously big Instax Wide prints just look better. They are pricier though at around $1.20 per print (print price varies by quantity). The Instax Wide has its own dedicated app that works well and has plenty of fun layouts and premade templates. The only thing I don’t like here is that it charges off a USB-A cable. This deal has been running since early October, so it’s not really a Black Friday sale, but it is the lowest price we’ve seen and a great deal. Note that this does not include film, you’ll want to grab a pack of Instax Wide Film ($14) as well.
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu calls Wandrd’s Prvke the closest a camera bag has ever come to perfection. He likes the 31-liter version, which is what this deal is for. The padding is cushiony, and the exterior waterproof tarpaulin and Robic 1680-denier ballistic nylon materials have held up extremely well over time. It fits everything you need to shoot a video in the field, including a tripod (which secures in place with a buckle). Be sure to check off the “Photography Bundle” option before adding it to your cart.
Moment redesigned its lenses this year, and the new T-Series lenses will not work with older cases. That doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started, and that’s why we like this deal. You get a new T-Series case with two mobile lenses. (You can pick which lenses—we suggest the fish-eye and anamorphic.) Be aware that the lenses are back-ordered. Moment says they should ship around December 8.
This SD card is more expensive than most, but it’s also faster. I’ve been shooting with various versions of this card for five years now and I’ve never had an issue with them. They’re speedy enough for 5K video recording and they hold up well to life in a camera bag. This card is never full price, but this is the lowest we’ve seen it get this year.
If you’re primarily shooting still images on a mirrorless camera, this card is plenty fast enough for most people and saves you considerable money over the faster version above. This one is also never full price, but again this is the lowest price we’ve seen this year.
We like the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for how dead simple it makes video editing. It has dedicated editing keys, and a jog wheel for easily scrubbing through the timeline. One of our favorite aspects of this device is that it comes with a free copy of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is normally $295. With this deal, you’re basically buying the board and getting the upgrade for free, which is pretty nice.
There are plenty of fine tool brands out there, but Milwaukee power tools last longer and stand up to more abuse. If you haven’t joined the cordless power tool revolution and need, well, nearly everything, this combo can’t be beat. You get a power drill, circular saw, grinder, and more. The two rechargeable batteries fit all the tools and come with a charger, so you can have one charging while using the other.
Product reviewer Matt Jancer tested this leaf blower this summer and was pleasantly surprised—it has all the power of your gas blower with hardly any of the noise. The 450-CFM airflow makes for 120-mph gusts to move leaves, lawn clippings, and whatever else you need to get out of the way. into order. This deal comes with two batteries and a charger, and since it uses the same M18 battery as the tools in the Milwaukee power tool combo above, you can swap these batteries freely among them.
This is arguably the best value in a garage workbench out there right now. The solid-wood top is 1.25 inches thick (!), and the legs are adjustable in height. It’s capable of holding an astounding 3,000 pounds. One cool feature of the Husky workbench is that two of either the Husky 1-Door-2-Drawer Base Cabinet or the Husky 2-Door Base Cabinet will nest right underneath the workbench for extra, out-of-the-way storage, with the same impressive build quality and cohesive design.
The Wi-Fi-equipped Ironwood 650 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best pellet grill/smoker in our Best Grills guide. The app lets you dial in your cook settings while you lounge around (or prep the rest of the meal). The “650” refers to the square inches of grill space, which is enough to smoke three or four racks of ribs at a time, or six whole chickens.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on Biolite’s FirePit+. We liked the original version; this newer model can be used as a heating source, a phone charger, and a snazzy portable grill. The whole thing folds down and packs up for easy storage in the included bag.
According to WIRED editor Parker Hall, Solo Stove’s Yukon firepit (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is nearly indestructible with its stainless steel design, yet it’s still lightweight and gets nice and hot without any lighter fluid or kindling required. (His tip: Get harder wood, like oak, so it’ll last longer within the firepit.)
Want to bring a little of the camping vibe to your backyard? Grab a firepit and start roasting smores on the patio. We’ve tested the larger Solo Stove Yukon, which we love, but most people looking for a fire pit in their backyard should go with smaller versions like the Bonfire. It’s smokeless—as you may remember from that gimmicky announcement Snoop Dogg pulled on behalf of the company.
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Lelo’s Sila is one of our favorite suction toys. According to writer Louryn Strampe, it has a broad mouth that offers diffuse stimulation, and the air pressure pulses simulate the sucking sensation of oral sex. It’s a great little toy, and this is the Cruise version. That means that it does everything the standard Sila does, but when you press it against your body harder, the suction intensity steadily ramps up. It’s an intuitive feature that can really intensify those final moments of orgasm.
The Kurve is a nice, smooth silicone vibrator. Our writer Jaina Grey was a big fan during testing, finding that the buttons were placed intuitively, and everything was easy to reach when it was in use (on yourself or a partner). The curve makes it easy to reach the internal structures of the clitoris (the G-spot).
This strap-on harness from Lovehoney is an excellent pick for anyone’s first harness. According to our writer Jaina Grey, during testing the straps were easy to manage and adjust, were unobtrusive, and keep out of the way. The O-ring is a nice middle size, big enough to accommodate mostly smaller and moderately sized dildos. This one includes a 5-inch dildo with a small to moderate width.
For anyone interested in adding some extra flair to their plug play, the Dominix Tail Plug is made of easy-to-clean stainless steel and includes a stylish faux fur fox tail. During testing, writer Jaina Grey found that the tail adds some additional sensation to the whole plugging experience, and it’s super cute and soft to the touch as well.
Lovehoney’s Mini Wand is coated in silky-soft silicone, and the form factor makes it super easy to use with just one hand—on yourself or a partner. It features the standard wand shape, so the head offers diffuse stimulation to a broad genital area, making it a real crowd-pleaser. During testing, writer Jaina Grey found that the Mini Wand offered reasonable power and intensity for the size (and price).
Updated November 26, 2023: We’ve added new deals on Garmins, Moment lenses, and headphones.