When is Black Friday 2020?

When the clock strikes 12 am the night of Thanksgiving, the point in which Thursday ends and a brand new day begins: Black Friday. It happens every year on the last Friday of November. It’s similar to Thanksgiving in which the holiday falls on the last Thursday of November.

When do Amazon Black Friday deals start?

The twist to this answer is this: it may have already started, at least in some cases. Depending on what you’re looking for, deals can start as early as two weeks before Black Friday, while others fall right on the day, exactly when midnight strikes on the night of Thanksgiving. It’s advantageous to consider brewing coffee and pulling an all-nighter to grab the best deals.

Best Amazon Black Friday deals on TVs and home theater

Sony HT-S350 2.1 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer: $148

Sony HT-S350 2.1 Soundbar w Wireless Subwoofer

Saving: $131.99

TVs on their own aren’t exactly known for having incredible speakers right out of the box. To experience fuller audio, you’ll need a soundbar, like the Sony HT-S350 2.1 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer. Don’t deprive yourself of excellent sound quality; it makes entertainment that much better.

In this case, the Sony HT-S350 is packing 320W of output power. It comes with multiple sound modes, like cinema, gaming, and music, in addition to technology like Voice Enhancement, which isolates and amplifies dialogue for clearer understanding. You can pick up this snazzy soundbar and subwoofer for just $148. That’s nearly half of its price, saving you $131.99!

Sony X800H 65″ UHD LED 4K Smart TV (2020): $798

Sony X800H 65 Inch TV

Saving: $201.99

With the latest consoles from both Sony and Xbox now fully realized—PS5 and Xbox Series X, respectively—it’s time you took advantage of their latest tech with the Sony X800H 65″ UHD LED 4K Smart TV (2020). Yes, we understand the new consoles cost a big chunk of change (if you can get your hands on one), but that’s what puts the Sony X800H ahead of the curve: it’s the perfect budget option.

Displaying in 4K at 60Hz and HDR, the Sony X800H 65″ UHD LED 4K Smart TV (2020) can take advantage of the new consoles’ power right out of the box. More importantly, it has had its price slashed to $798, from its original price of $999.99, specifically for the 65-inch model; the smaller models range between 13 to 25% price drop—so get one while you can.

Bose Companion 2 Series III: $8

Bose Companion 2 Series III

Saving: $10

You’re familiar with Bose’s claim of high-quality headphones, but did you know they had a line of computer speakers, too? The Bose Companion 2 Series III takes what is great about Bose—the impressive sound quality and clear notes—and creates computer speakers out of it. After all, why should your PC suffer from poor audio quality?

For just $89, down from $99, you’ll get to experience their signature Truespace stereo digital processing. It’s the kind of audio technology that creates fuller sound stock speakers wish they could create. There are even some convenient features, like a volume button and AUX input if you’re using a tablet or smartphone.

Jabra Speak 510 MS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: $88

Jabra Speak 510 MS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Saving: $61

With Covid-19 still an issue, the Jabra Speak 510 MS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker just got a huge boost in the convenience department. With many industries getting work done at home, having a high-quality speaker for conference calls is a given. The Jabra Speak 510 fits right at home, no pun intended.

For starters, it’s compact—hardly larger than your palm. It can connect wirelessly, through Bluetooth, or connect to a nearby device. On just 2 hours of charging time, you get 15 hours of battery life. More importantly, you can pick one up for just $88, which is a 35% drop from its original price.

Amazon Black Friday Apple Watch deals

Apple Watch SE (44mm): $260

New Apple Watch SE

Saving: $49

If you’ve really wanted an Apple Watch, but could never see yourself spending so much on one, then the Apple Watch SE is the ideal companion. It trims down a few features while keeping many of the most important functions that many Apple users have come to love. It’s still the same high-quality watch by Apple, just slimmer and far more affordable.

Cutting out extra health sensors and an always-on display brought the biggest saving, and with Black Friday piled on top, you’re looking at shelling out $260. In other words: you’re saving $49, which is a nice chunk of change. You still get access to apps, making calls, measuring workouts, and basic health sensors.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm): $350

apple watch series 6

Saving: $49

The Apple Watch Series 6 is what you want if excess is part of your DNA. Not only are you getting access to apps, calling, and health monitoring, Apple went ahead and boosted the performance overall. If you were hoping to snag one of these this year, now is the time.

Sure, the Apple Watch Series 6 has a faster processor now and overall better performance, but its latest and greatest feature is its oxygen monitoring. Now we’re stepping into the future, right? It measures oxygen saturation in your blood, so if it senses yours dropping, it could be a sign of something worse. Snag yours for $350, which is a solid $49 drop from its original price.

Amazon Black Friday deals: laptops, PCs

HP OMEN 15 15.6″ FHD 144Hz RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop: $1,449

HP OMEN 15

Saving: $70.99

Gaming on the go has never been better, and the HP OMEN 15 15.6″ FHD 144Hz RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop provides every reason to start considering it. It has been fitted with one of NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards and an Intel Core i7. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The HP Omen 15 is here to help usher in a new year of gaming. Under the hood is a 144Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution (which is still great), 16GB of DDR4, a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, and Intel Core i7-10750H. Sure, saving $70.99 doesn’t seem like much, but that’s practically a free game to go along with your new snazzy laptop.

Apple MacBook Air 13″ (Previous Model) |: $849.99

Apple MacBook Air

Saving: $149

Grabbing an Apple Macbook under $1000 is already a dream come true, and the Apple MacBook Air 13” goes a step further by dropping down to $849.99. It’s by far the most accessible MacBook Air to date, considering its price.

Is it anything special? For starters, it’s 13.3-inch retina display is simply beautiful, with such crisp and clear colors. It has a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor with Intel Iris Plus Graphics and 8GB of memory, which is just fine for most purposes. The cherry on top, however, is the integration of Apple’s Magic Keyboard.

Acer TravelMate P6 Thin & Light 14″ Laptop: $799.99

Acer TravelMate P6

Saving: $350

Though traveling is happening a lot less these days, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it completely, especially if you travel often for work. The Acer TravelMate P6 Thin & Light 14″ Laptop is the ideal business laptop for the traveling employee, thanks to a feature-rich design and lightweight chassis. But wait—there’s more!

Instead of being strict and sticking to only Wi-Fi the TravelMate P6 comes with Ethernet, which is much appreciated. You also get access to HDMI, USB 3.1 Type-A, microSD card slot, and even Thunderbolt 3. This is all backed by an Intel Core i5-8265U and 8GBs of DDR4. If you frontload your traveling laptop now, you’ll get yours for $799.99, saving you $350.

HP 17.3″ Laptop 2020: $689

HP 17.3" Laptop Computer

Saving: $160

Not everyone wants a gaming laptop; some just want one for home use, browsing the web, or just binging the latest Netflix series. That’s where the HP 17.3” Laptop 2020 shines the brightest. It’s fitted with a decent amount of storage, a solid CPU, and a convenient selection of ports.

What you get underneath for $689 (down from $849) is an 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U, 8GBs of DDR4, and Intel UHD Graphics 620. Along one side is USB 3.1, HDMI 1.4, microSD, and even a CD drive. It’s a solid choice for all-around entertainment and everyday use.

MSI GF65 Thin 9SE-013 15.6″ FHD 120Hz RTX 2060 Gaming Laptop: $1,199

MSI GF65 Thin 9SE-013

Saving: $100

If you’re looking to pull back from excellent gaming laptops and go with something that’s still great, the MSI GF65 Thin 9SE-013 15.6″ FHD 120Hz RTX 2060 Gaming Laptop is just the thing you’re looking for. It’s still fitted with one of NVIDIA’s latest GPUs. And the fast Intel Core i7 is nothing to scoff at.

Rather than go the whole mile, the MSI GF65 comes prepared with a GeForce RTX 2060, an amazing GPU in its own right. It’s accompanied by an Intel Core i7-9750H, 512GB of NVME SSD, and 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz. It outputs at 1080p and 120Hz. All in all, it’s an excellent gaming laptop for $1199, and the $100 you save can go towards new games.

Amazon Black Friday deals: headphones

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: $299

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Saving: $80

The toughest barrier to owning a sleek pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones was not its lack of performance—they’re one of the best—but rather its pricing compared to its competitors. It was just a smidge too high to warrant a purchase. To be more competitive, they needed to drop between $50-100. And it just so happens you can pick a pair up for $299, saving yourself a whopping $80.

Why bother now? For starters, it’s wielding some of the latest tech, like USB-C charging. Yes, it’s wirelessly, but it also comes with a wired cable, which is a nice option. More importantly, its noise-canceling abilities are so good, these should be your go-to for improved sound quality can calling.

Amazon Black Friday video game deals

Toys and games: Buy 2, get 1 free

Get 3 for the price of 2

Saving: up to $60

The perfect option for families that have more than one child of varying ages, a toys and games: buy 2, get 1 free deal. In this case, you can grab a few toys for youngsters, then get a free game for your older kids. Depending on the toy, it could be cheaper to buy two toys first, then tack on the typically more expensive video game. Your choices may vary, however. Either way, you’ll be saving upwards of $60.

Amazon Black Friday Drone Deals

DJI Mavic Mini: $359

DJI Mavic Mini

Saving: $40

If you were hoping to skip registering a drone (and save yourself some extra cash), the DJI Mavic Mini is the ideal candidate. That meant slimmer a few features down from the larger, and heavier, DJI Mavic. In other words: if you aren’t good at flying drones yet, this isn’t the drone for you yet. For experts though, $40 isn’t a huge drop, but when the drone is priced at $400 originally, save where you can.

You can keep this tiny bad boy in the air for 30 minutes, which is double what many drones typically have (between 15 to 20 minutes). It’s got a lovely charging base that showcases its goodness. You can get additional parts and batteries for $100 more, but that’s for you to decide.

Best Amazon Black Friday deals on Amazon devices

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker w/ Alexa: $29

Echo Dot

Saving: $10

Grabbing an Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker w/ Alexa was already one of the cheapest ways to create a smart home environment, and it just got cheaper. Down from $39.99, you can now get started even sooner with the 3rd Gen Echo Dot for just $29, which is a huge 25% cut from its original pricing.

Getting your Echo Dot 3rd Gen up and running is simple enough. Another reason why grabbing one or more is ideal right now. You can play music, set timers, use it as an intercom, get updates from news, and create an epicenter for your smart home technology. It’s so easy, even your kids can use it.

Kindle e-reader: $60

Kindle

Saving: $30

Picking up your favorite books in digital form is already a fantastic way to read in the 21st century, considering how cheap books go for (hey, no need to cut trees, right?). The best way to enter the world of digital books is, arguably, through a Kindle E-Reader. It was already affordable, and now you have the opportunity to save even more money.

Grabbing a Kindle E-Reader for $60 is a steal considering its original price is $90. With that $30 you’ve saved, you can either pick up a newly released book, a bunch of older titles or consider the package that gets you 3 months of Kindle Unlimited. It’s a $10 per month service that opens up a library of books to read for free.

Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5: $150

Ring Video Doorbell 3 with Echo Show 5

Saving: $140

With the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker now on sale, and cheaper than ever, now is the right time to integrate the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5 for just $150. That’s a huge savings of $140! And if you decide you want an Echo Dot 3rd Gen, you’ll have created a good security system for just $180.

The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is an in-between option to the Ring Video and 3 Plus. Compared to the more expensive model, you’re only missing out on 4-second pre-roll video previews; otherwise, you’re getting 1080 HD video, on-demand video, and two-way talking, and it works on a 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi network—so you’ll always get the most up-to-date view.

Fire HD 10 tablet: $80

Fire HD

Saving: $70

Imagine a great, affordable tablet for $150. Now imagine it has had its price nearly slashed in half. Sounds great, right? It just so happens the Fire HD 10 Tablet is now $80, a $70 decrease from its original price of $150.

Why bother? For starters, you get options between 32GB or 64GB of space (expandable through microSD), 12-hour battery, and a 10.1-inch 1080p screen. It runs a 2Ghz octa-core processor with 2 GB of RAM. The camera is decent and outputs in 720p. This is an all-around great tablet on a budget, made even cheaper.

Fire TV Stick Lite w/ Alexa Voice Remote Lite: $24.99

Fire TV

Saving: $5

Grabbing a Fire TV Stick Lite w/ Alexa Voice Remote Lite was already cheap; it’s just $30 originally. Saving $5 isn’t much, but can certainly go towards a streaming service. This is especially true if you’re creating a smart home, with the TV stick providing most of the entertainment.o

Right out of the box you get the remote and (obviously) the stick itself. It supports up to 1080p, which is still great (though 4K would have been amazing), and surprisingly HDR support. Of course, it also supports many of the popular streaming apps. It’s the ideal entry-level streamer device.

Toshiba 32-inch Fire TV Edition 2020 model: $110

Toshiba TF-32A710U21

Saving: $10

Having a Fire TV Stick jutting out from your TV can be a recipe for disaster if your home is full of hooligans. With the Toshiba 32-inch Fire TV Edition 2020 Model, you’re getting the Fire TV stick integrated into a good TV. And $10 shaved off the top, leaving its price tag $110, you can take that savings and grab your preferred subscription.

If you aren’t a resolution snob, having a TV that outputs in 720 is going to be just fine. And since its screen is just 32-inches, it still looks great. The most important feature here is the addition of the Fire TV, which excludes the use of a Fire TV stick. Hook up your existing account (or create one) and you’re good to go!

Toshiba 32″ Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition: $119.99

All-New Toshiba 32LF221U21

Saving: $60

But if you want some serious savings, and you’re going full-on smart home integration, a smart TV is a perfect solution—like the Toshiba 32″ Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition for $119.99. You’re welcoming an HD smart TV into your home, in addition to the Fire TV stick integration. It’s a fair TV, 720p resolution with a 32-inch screen.

What’s great about this package is the ability to access apps on the TV that the Fire TV stick is missing (which isn’t that many). You’re essentially getting the best of both worlds and for $60 less than you would normally. Why not use that savings for a subscription or two? Perfect!

Insignia 24″ Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition: $79.99

All-New Insignia NS-24DF310NA21

Saving: $70

Looking for a low profile, smart TV that has Fire TV? The Insignia 24″ Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition is only $80, down from $150. That’s nearly a 50% cut in price, so now is the time to act.

It’s only 720p, but since the screen is 24-inches, it looks much better on a smaller screen than a large, 50-inch+ screen. The image comes out clear, you get integration with Alexa, and access to Fire TV without the stick.

Ring Smart Security Lighting – Pathlight 4-Pack: $97.99

Ring Smart Lighting

Saving: $42

In an effort to improve your security, diving into smart home devices is inevitable. Even something as straightforward as the Ring Smart Security Lighting – Pathlight 4-Pack can make a difference. Ring can be a bit pricey outside of deals, so the fact that you can get a 4-pack of security lights by Ring for $97.99 is a steal.

The goal here is to brighten up the perimeter of your home. Each light can shine as bright as 80 lumens. More importantly, motion detection can send notifications to your choice of smart device. Pair this with the Ring Doorbell and you’ve got yourself a great start to a security system.

Black Friday DNA test deals

23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit: $99

23andMe Health

Saving: $100

Do you know your DNA composition? Have you always wondered? It can be a fascinating subject to dive into, discovering where in the world your ancestry was before funneling into you. With 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit, you can make that happen for just $99.

But here’s what makes this deal that much sweeter: 23andMe charges $99 for just DNA composition on any normal day. If you want a thorough health report, it’s the same price, but a separate test. With this deal, you get both the ancestry report and health report, all for the price of one. Pretty awesome, right? You’re saving $100!

AncestryDNA: $59

AncestryDNA

Saving: $40

Opposite of 23andMe is AncestryDNA, and they have their own ancestry report for the same original price of $99. Now that Black Friday is upon us, you can get excellent reporting done for just $59, nearly cutting the cost in half. It’s a fantastic gift for those wanting to unravel family history.

One of the neatest aspects of picking up an AncestryDNA test is the opportunity to connect with individuals that have allowed their DNA information to be compared and connected with others. For example, if you were adopted, it might shed some light on information that’s otherwise hidden or outside your reach.

 

Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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