119 best Black Friday deals: Beats, AirPods, 4K TVs, Sony headphones and more

119 best Black Friday deals: Beats, AirPods, 4K TVs, Sony headphones and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift.

Black Friday is storming ahead with great deals available from major retailers including Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Walmart. You’ll find discounts on 4K TVs, Beats wireless headphones, Apple AirPods and more, all at a range of prices to suit any shopping budget. It’s a great way to pick up some gifts and treats for family and friends or maybe just to grab yourself that new stand mixer you’ve been eyeing up all year. 

We’ve been searching through the deals and gathering the best Black Friday savings from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and a ton of other retailers and manufacturers right here, so you can see exactly what’s worth your money and what you should avoid.

All the deals are available now, but stock levels and general availability will fluctuate over the weekend, particularly as we transition into Cyber Monday. We’ll keep this article up to date, but safe to say that if you see a deal you really want, don’t wait for the price to get lower; act now. 

So let’s jump right in — here’s our roundup of the best Black Friday deals available right now.

9 best Black Friday deals overall

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With the arrival of Beats new Fit Pro earbuds, I assumed we’d see some nice discounts on the earlier and less feature-rich Beats Studio Buds, which list for $150, or only $50 less than the new $200 Beats Fit Pro. I predicted we might see their price dip to $100 and sure enough, that’s what their price is now (and a new low).

The Beats Studio Buds look a lot like the rumored stemless AirPods that people were talking about but never materialized — as AirPods anyway. Geared toward both iOS and Android users, they’re missing a few key features on the Apple side of things (there’s no H1 or W1 chip), but they’re small, lightweight earbuds that are comfortable to wear and offer good sound. They fit most ears securely, including mine — I run with them without a problem — but others may find a better fit with the Beats Fit Pro and their integrated wing tips.

They’re a Black Friday deal of the day at Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart, but Amazon is one-upping its competitors by also offering a $10 Amazon gift card at checkout with the code BYZPPJADUODB. The deal is set to expire at the end of the day.

Read our Beats Studio Buds review.

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The TCL 6-Series Roku TV is the best TV for the money overall that we’ve tested, and every size in the series is down to its lowest price of the year. The 6-Series features excellent picture quality thanks to mini-LED backlight technology, QLED color and full-array local dimming. Though this TV technically debuted in 2020, the 6-Series is still a current model for 2021. 

All three sizes are on sale but the largest savings is on the 65-inch model.

Read our TCL 6-Series Roku TV review.

Best Black Friday deals at Target

The official Target Black Friday deals are live now and will run until Saturday, Nov. 27. Here are the best deals you can take advantage of right now.

More great deals at Target:

Best Black Friday deals at Walmart

The first inventory drops for the Xbox and PS5 sold out immediately, but Walmart has plenty more deals. Walmart is going all-out with its Black Friday sale, which lasts until Nov. 28. Here are some of the best Walmart Black Friday deals that are available right now.

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Best Black Friday deals at Best Buy

It seems we finally know when Best Buy’s Black Friday event is happening — pretty much right now. The retailer just released another big wave of deals, along with some details about what we can expect next week. There will be a few more items added in the coming days (some scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Thursday, Nov. 25) including $150 off the MacBook Air and $280 off KitchenAid stand mixers (already available at Target), but the bulk of the deals are happening already.

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The Apple Watch SE has been a hot item this holiday season, and Best Buy is the first major retailer to have it on sale. The $219 price is for the 40mm mode, but the 44mm model is $60 off as well (selling for $249). These watches come in lots of cool color combinations, but are selling out quickly (some colors are already gone), so we recommend moving fast on this deal. They also have a free six-month subscription to Apple Fitness Plus.

More great deals at Best Buy:

Best Black Friday deals at Amazon

This year, Amazon’s Black Friday deal press release was much more vague than it usually is, so we don’t have a great idea of what exactly the online retail giant plans to do this week. The company offered up some generic outlines of deals, like select percentages off of various brands, but not specific pricing on specific items. In the meantime, however, the online megaretailer has already slashed prices on Amazon devices, which are on sale now.

Big savings on Amazon devices:

More great deals at Amazon:

Best Black Friday headphone deals

You can always find headphones on sale during Black Friday events, but finding the right balance between a good deal and a good set of headphones can be a challenge. Here’s a selection of what we’ve found so far.

More great headphone deals:

Read moreBest early Black Friday 2021 headphones deals available right now: Sony, Bose, Jabra and more

Best Black Friday TV deals

Televisions frequently fill out Black Friday sale pages, but it’s not always easy to tell which sales are actually worthwhile. Here are some deals on good TVs worth adding to your shopping cart.

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LG’s C1 OLED TV is currently CNET’s pick for the best TV for high-end shoppers. It offers ridiculously deep black levels and punchy contrast that even the best LCD and QLED TVs can’t match, as well as cutting-edge gaming features such as G-Sync and FreeSync VRR, 4K/120Hz input and an all-new Game Optimizer mode with numerous extra settings. It’s also our favorite gaming TV to pair with an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 (or both).

Read our LG C1 OLED TV review.

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This midrange TV is pretty much the baseline for very good image quality. It’s one of the least expensive TVs with full-array local dimming, which lets it serve up good-looking high dynamic range video, and also has variable refresh rate for gaming. We didn’t like it as much as the TCL 6-Series in our side-by-side comparison, but it does cost less.

With the exception of the 65-inch size, which remains scarce, all other sizes are back down to their lowest prices of the year.

Read our Vizio M7-Series Quantum review.

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Speaking of high-end TVs, Samsung’s QN90A TV is another one of our favorites that just got a Black Friday price cut. This TV uses QLED TV tech augmented by mini-LED for a brighter image than any OLED TV. The spectacular contrast of OLED still won out in our side-by-side tests, so we still recommend the LG C1 overall, but the QN90A comes closer than ever. And in the 85-inch size, this Samsung costs a lot less than the 83-inch C1.

Read our Samsung QN90A QLED TV review.

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Samsung’s The Frame looks like no other TV. Its ultrathin screen can double as a place to display digital art and measures just 24.9mm thick, similar to a typical picture frame. By subscribing to Samsung’s Art Store for $5 per month, you can access over 1,400 pieces of art to show on the screen. The Frame TV comes in a wide range of sizes — from 32 to 75 inches — and each model has large discounts at Amazon and elsewhere. 

Even with the sale prices you’ll pay a steep premium for The Frame’s unique look, but for design-conscious buyers it might be worth it. 

We haven’t reviewed The Frame but we expect picture quality to be similar to the Samsung QN60A series.

Read more about Samsung The Frame TV.

More great TV deals:

Read more:  Best TV deals for Black Friday 2021 so far

Best Black Friday laptop deals

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I often call the MacBook Air the most universally useful laptop you can buy. The latest version swaps out Intel CPUs with Apple’s own M1 chip, but it’ll be a transparent transition for most. After all, MacBook Air users are usually looking for a sleek, reasonably priced machine that just works. The system is also finally truly fanless, replacing the cooling fans with an aluminum heat spreader inside, as well as taking advantage of the highly efficient M1 chip. For a base price of $999, and often on sale for at least $100 less, it’s a great value, considering these tank-like laptops can last for years. 

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The Galaxy Book Pro 360 boasts some pretty impressive specs for a combination laptop-tablet. It features 16GB of RAM and a full terabyte of storage, as well as a dazzling 15.6-inch AMOLED display with vibrant color. And with 20 hours of battery life and weighing barely over 3 pounds, it’s plenty portable.

More great laptop deals:

Best Black Friday tablet deals

It’s never hard to find a cheap tablet, but it can occasionally be challenging to find a good tablet at a reasonable price. Here are all of the worthwhile tablet deals we’ve found for early Black Friday.

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With 256GB of storage and a dazzling 12.3-inch touchscreen, the Surface Pro 7 gives you the best features of both a laptop and a tablet. While the Surface Pro 8 recently stepped onto the scene, at $800 this previous model still delivers a pretty unbeatable value.

Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review.

More great tablet deals:

Best Black Friday smart home deals

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With support for 2K resolution and night vision, plus a built-in siren and spotlight, the weather-resistant Arlo Pro 4 is our top-rated outdoor security camera of 2021 — but it’s typically expensive to buy in. This Black Friday early-bird special knocks $200 off of the price of a three-pack, bringing the cost down to $400.

Best Black Friday networking deals

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Wi-Fi 6E is a brand new designation for current-gen Wi-Fi 6 routers, which are equipped to transmit data over the newly opened 6GHz band — something routers couldn’t do before an FCC vote last year. That 6GHz band is extra-wide and free from interference from earlier-gen Wi-Fi devices, so it’s sort of like Wi-Fi’s new VIP section.

It’s still early days for Wi-Fi 6E, with only a handful of devices that support it, but if you want to take advantage of it at home (or future-proof your home network for devices yet to come), then you’re going to need a Wi-Fi 6E router. All of the ones available so far are expensive and tough to recommend outside of the earliest of early adopters — but now, one of those routers is on sale for half off, bringing the cost down to $250.

The router in question is the Linksys Hydra Pro, an AXE6600 Wi-Fi 6E tri-band router that can connect on the 2.4, 5 and 6GHz bands. $250 for it is downright reasonable, and the first good Wi-Fi 6E sale that we’ve seen this year.

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The TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level Wi-Fi 6 router that typically costs about $100 or so, but right now, for Black Friday week, you can find it for $25 off, bringing the cost down to $75. Among all of the Wi-Fi 6 budget picks we’ve tested, it performed the best, with fast, reliable speeds and an easy-to-use app that makes it a cinch to set the thing up and manage your home network settings. All of that made it an easy Editors’ Choice-winner here on CNET. 

It’s likely that most of the new Wi-Fi devices you’ll be buying in the next year will support Wi-Fi 6, so if you want to take advantage of that faster, more efficient level of performance at home, you’ll need a router to match. This deal gets you there with a capable router at a terrific price.

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If you’re looking for a Wi-Fi 6 router with a little more oomph than our best budget picks, then you’ll want to consider this deal on the Netgear Nighthawk RAX48, an AX5200 router with full support for Wi-Fi 6. Capable of hitting speeds of up to 3Gbps, the RAX48 is a nice step up from the entry-level models, and it’s currently on sale for half off, bringing the cost all the way down to $150. 

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The Eero Pro 6 is the higher-end version of Amazon’s mesh router, adding a second 5GHz band into the mix to serve as a dedicated wireless backhaul between the main router and its satellite extenders. That, along with support for faster Wi-Fi 6 speeds, is the key to unlocking top-tier mesh performance, and sure enough, the Eero Pro 6 is one of our top-recommended mesh routers, and an Editors’ Choice-winner from last year.

The Eero Pro 6 usually sells in a three-pack for $599, but for Black Friday week, Amazon has it marked down to $449, saving you $150. That’s a great deal on a top-performing mesh router capable of spreading a fast, reliable signal throughout the entirety of a large-sized home.

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Best Black Friday streaming device deals

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This is the best deal in streaming devices we’ve found. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is currently on sale for less than the Roku Express 4K Plus, our favorite overall streaming device. The two are basically identical so we recommend buying whichever one costs less.

The Streaming Stick 4K offers support for Dolby Vision HDR, while the Express 4K Plus does not. The other main difference between the two is the Streaming Stick 4K’s narrow rectangular design, which plugs directly into an HDMI slot in the back of the TV. Both streamers offer a voice remote, 4K HDR streaming and Roku’s excellent interface, which we like better than Fire TV or Google TV

Read our Roku Streaming Stick 4K review.

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The Roku LE is the cheapest streamer we’ve ever seen. It’s a small dongle that connects to your TV and via an included HDMI cable, comes with a basic infrared remote and streams in HD (1080p) resolution. It’s basically identical to the Roku Express except that it’s white, not black. The LE is cheap, but we think it’s still worth paying a bit more for a 4K Roku with a better remote.

This device is exclusive to Walmart and only appears as part of the retailer’s Black Friday sale. The Roku LE goes on sale on Nov. 24, while stocks last.

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