Welcome to Seeqr's coverage of Black Friday 2019! We'll be rounding up the deals that are actually worth your money all through the holiday weekend, so keep checking back for updates, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of the latest deals.
If you're already a Prime member, Amazon will let you gift Prime to someone else for 10% off, one of the only discounts you'll ever see on Prime. You can give three months for $35 (down from $39), or a full year for $107 (down from $119). We only wish that you could "gift" the membership to yourself, alas.
3 Months Amazon Prime Gift Membership | $35 | Normally $39 | Prime members only
12 Months Amazon Prime Gift Membership | $107 | Normally $119 | Prime members only
If you want to keep an eye on your home even when you aren't around, three of Eufy's (a division of Anker) most popular home security products are on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
For an all-time low $100, you can get the brand's new smart video doorbell, which unlike its competitors doesn't require a monthly fee. The only catch is that it requires existing doorbell wiring; there's no battery-powered option here.
If you or anyone on your holiday shopping list has a newborn, you can also get the brand's highly-rated baby monitor for $130, down from the usual $153-$200. Its 720p HD camera is far sharper than most baby monitors, and it can even pan and tilt to keep up with kids as they leave the crib and start moving around their room.
And finally, $312 will get you a three-pack of Eufy's popular home security cameras, a massive discount from the usual $500. The 1080p, weatherproof, night vision-enabled cameras mount magnetically wherever you want, and run off of a built-in battery for a full year. Best of all, your footage is saved on a home base in your own home, not a cloud server, which means you won't have to pay any monthly fees.
Eufy Smart Doorbell | $100 | Normally $160
Eufy Baby Monitor HD | $130 | Normally $153-$200
3-Pack Eufy eufyCam E Security Cameras | $312 | Normally $500
Here's a perfect stocking stuffer for the frequent fliers on your list: Mario Badescu's facial spray incorporates ingredients like aloe, peppermint, and green tea to revitalize dry, tired skin while you're trapped in a low-humidity aluminum tube. Just a few spritzes will make you feel like a human again. It's rarely discounted from $12, but you can get a bottle for $9. Stock up!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray | $9 | Normally $12
You know those big, crystal clear ice cubes you get in cocktails at fancy bars? True Cubes makes it easy to make them at home, and it's down to $35 for Cyber Monday, down from $45.
True Cubes isn't just a big ice cube tray. It uses an insulated base and a bottom resevoir to promote directional freezing, which is how you end up with crystal clear ice. The water freezes from the top down, which pushes all of the cloudiness to the ice at the bottom of the contraption, leaving the cubes on top as clear as glass.
Is it excessive? A little bit. Would it make a great gift? Absolutely it would.
True Cubes Crystal Clear Ice Maker | $35 | Normally $45
The legendary Victorinox Fibrox is always the best deal in the chef's knife space. It's not particularly exciting looking, and its plastic handle doesn't make much of an impression, but its German steel blade is terrific and sharp, and that's what really matters.
At its regular $30-$45, it's a great deal any time. But today, it's down to just $23, which is the best price Amazon's listed since 2012. Needless to say, it would make a great gift.
Victorinox Fibrox 8" Chef's Knife | $23 | Normally $30-$45
If you spend a lot of time in planes, trains, or just loud open office settings, it's worth investing in a really good pair of noise canceling headphones.
Pretty much every major tech publication over the last year has come to the consensus that Sony's clunkily-named WH1000XM3 headphones offer the most effective noise cancelation money can buy. They're basically a mute button for the world around you, and can turn everything from a rattling subway car to an old MD-80 into your own personal oasis of calm and quiet.
And naturally, they also offer some of the best sound quality you'll find in a pair of wireless headphones, and boast features like a touch controls, painless smartphone pairing, and even the ability turn down your music and let sound in if someone's trying to get your attention just by putting your hand over the right earcup.
Rarely discounted from their usual $350, you can invest in a pair for $278 right now for Black Friday, which is as cheap as you're ever likely to see them.
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones | $278 | Normally $350
The headphones you packed for your trip are wireless. The seatback screen on the plane requires a wire. See the problem?
Enter Twelve South's AirFly, an ingenious little device that plugs into the headphone jack on your in-flight entertainment screen (or anything else that accepts a standard pair of headphones), and then broadcasts the audio over Bluetooth to any pair of wireless headphones. Its built-in battery runs for up to eight hours on a charge--long enough to get you over the Atlantic--and it's easy to keep powered up with any microUSB charger too. Now you can finally get around to watching Dark Phoenix at 40,000 feet, even if you only packed a pair of AirPods.
The AirFly normally costs $45, but it just got marked down to an all-time low $27 on Amazon for Black Friday.
Twelve South AirFly | $27 | Normally $45
If you've been wanting to mount a TV to the wall, but don't want to do any serious DIY work, this highly rated AmazonBasics TV mount doesn't require you to find a stud. Instead, you'll just have to hammer a bunch of nails into your wall, and their combined strength is enough to hold a 150 pound TV in drywall, or 200 pounds in wood or cement block.
It hardly ever goes on sale, but it's down to $21 right now, from the usual $25.
AmazonBasics No-Stud TV Wall Mount | $21 | Normally $25
If you still haven't upgraded to a smart thermostat, the ubuitous and wonderful Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for $139, the best price we've ever seen. The easy-to-install Nest will learn your temperature preferences over time, and can automatically detect when you aren't home to save energy. But mostly, it lets you change the temperature from bed without having to get up. That's the real reason to buy it.
Nest Learning Thermostat | $139 | Normally $249
Trtl's travel pillows aren't like any travel pillow you've ever used. Unlike the donuts of foam or air that you're familiar with, Trtl pillows are designed like neck wraps, with padded ribs on one side to support your head when you nod off in economy class. It looks a little funny (what travel pillow doesn't?), but in our experience, it offers far more neck support than any traditional pillow we've tried.
For a limited time for Black Friday, promo code BLACK30 will save you 30% on everything Trtl sells, including the original pillow, the Trtl Pillow Plus (which adds extra padding and adjustable ribs for a customized fit), as well as accessories like the brand's compression socks and packing pods.
Our pick: Splurge on the Trtl Pillow Plus for $42 (down from $60). The added padding feels luxurious, and two knobs let you adjust the height and angle of the neck-supporting ribs, so you can dial in the right fit. If it helps you sleep just once on a redeye flight, then we'd say it was worth it.
Trtl Pillow | $21 | Normally $30 | Promo code BLACK30
Trtl Pillow Junior | $18 | Normally $25 | Promo code BLACK30
Trtl Pillow Plus | $42 | Normally $60 | Promo code BLACK30
Trtl Flight Socks | $14 | Normally $20 | Promo code BLACK30
Trtl Packing Pods | $60 | Normally $80 | Promo code BLACK30
eBags' Black Friday event is one of its biggest sales of the year, and you can save up to 50% on dozens of popular bags and travel accessories from one of the most trusted brands in the luggage space.
The exact size of the discount is going to vary based on the product, but eBags will show you the final price you're going to pay for each item on its Black Friday deal page. Just be sure to use promo code EXTRA at checkout to ensure you're getting the deal.
It's worth browsing the full sale to find everything you want, but if you're in need of a carry-on, I'd check out the Fortis Pro for $130 (down from $230), which in my opinion stands toe-to-toe with the Away Carry-On. The ultra-popular Mother Lode weekender convertible is also a terrific deal at $80 (down from $130). Pretty much any traveler should also take advantage of this 6-pack of packing cubes for $30 (down from $50), or the well-reviewed Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit for $24 (down from $40).
eBags Black Friday Sale | Promo code EXTRA
eBags Fortis Pro Carry-On | $130 | Normally $230 | Promo code EXTRA
eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible | $80 | Normally $130 | Promo code EXTRA
6-Pack Packing Cubes | $30 | Normally $50 | Promo code EXTRA
Pack-It-Flat Toiletry Kit | $24 | Normally $40 | Promo code EXTRA
Luggage gets a lot of attention, but I'd submit that a good dopp kit is just as important for a smooth travel experience. Nobody wants to deal with a dozen loose toiletry items in their suitcase.
I've seen a lot of toiletry kits over the years, but I've never tried one that I liked more than Gravel's. The waterproof bags are cleverly designed with pockets designed for toothbrushes, deodorant sticks, and bottles of liquids. And more importantly, they offer just the right amount of space without taking up too much of your suitcase, and after taking mine on dozens of trips through the years, I can confirm that they're built to last.
Gravel's dopp kits hardly ever go on sale, but right now for Black Friday, they're both 20% off (along with the brand's packable travel blanket and silicone liquid bottles), and everyone who orders one will be entered to win two plane tickets anywhere in the world, plus $2,000 to spend when you arrive at your destination.
The new Apple Watch Series 5 is the first to feature an always-on display, and Amazon has the best deal we've seen on it for Black Friday. In addition to a $20 listed discount on both the 40mm and 44mm sizes, a $24 coupon brings the smaller model down to $355, and the larger one to $385.
Apple Watch Series 5 40mm | $355 after $24 coupon | Normally $399
Apple Watch Series 5 44mm | $385 after $24 coupon | Normally $429
If you want to feel confident and proud the next time you visit the dentist, rather than sheepish and ashamed, this Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is down to $100 for Black Friday, the best price ever. Outside of last year's identical Black Friday sale and a couple of one-day $120 sales, this thing almost always costs between $150 and $200, and includes a wireless charging cup, a travel case, and five brushing modes.
Best of all though, it's compatible with all of the standard brush heads in the Sonicare line, so you can customize your experience. Sensitive gums? Fighting plaque? Whitening? There's a brush head for you.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush | $100 | Normally $150-$200
You spend (hopefully) a third of your life on your mattress, so it's definitely something worth splurging on. Casper basically invented the modern mattress-in-a-box economy, and Amazon's actually offering better deals on the brand's most popular mattresses today than you could get from Casper directly.
The 11", three-layer Casper Essential is priced at just $316-$636 depending on the size (down from $395-$795), and the 12", four-layer original Casper mattress is on sale for $476-$949 (from $595-$1195).
Our Pick: At these prices, go for the Essential. Even with one less layer of foam, it's an excellent mattress, especially if you're coming from an innerspring.
Casper Essential Mattress | $316-$636 | Normally $395-$795
Casper Mattress | $476-$949 | Normally $595-$1195
100,000 sales. That's what you'll find at Zappos' Black Friday sale, featuring your favorite brands like Nike, Cole Haan, Sorel, Clarks, Adidas, and more. We'd recommend using the side bar tools to sort by gender, clothing type, size, and brand to narrow the options down to what you're looking for.
Lightning. MicroUSB. USB-C. Why travel with three different types of cables when you could just pack one? This Anker PowerLine charging cable includes attached tips that let you transform it into any of the three major charging cable types, and it's only $11 for Black Friday with promo code AKBF3IN1.
Anker PowerLine 3-in-1 Charging Cable | $11 | Normally $17 | Promo code AKBF3IN1
If your home is large, irregularly shaped, or just built from materials that aren't conducive to the unfettered movement of radio waves, one Wi-Fi router might not be enough to get a consistent and fast signal in every corner of your house. But the cure for your dead zone woes is a simple one: a mesh Wi-Fi system.
Rather than relying on a single base station to blanket your entire house in Wi-Fi, mesh routers work in tandem with each other to boost signals further, and bounce them around impenetrable walls that might otherwise block your internet connection. Best of all, you'll still only have to plug one of them into your modem; the others only need a power outlet to work.
A company called Eero popularized the concept of home mesh networking several years ago, and was purchased by Amazon back in February. We were eager to see what kinds of Black Friday deals Amazon would be able to offer on its new toy, and they didn't disappoint: for a limited time, you can get a three-pack of Eero routers for just $160, one of the best price points we've ever seen on a mesh Wi-Fi system.
Depending on how you arrange them, three routers could cover a home of up to 5,000 square feet with fast, consistent internet. This deal is $90 less than the usual price for this bundle, and we wouldn't be surprised if it sold out before the holiday weekend was over.
Eero Mesh Wi-Fi Router 3-Pack | $160 | Normally $250
Nothing can derail a day of travel quite like a dead phone battery, and even the lingering, low-level anxiety you can feel when your charge dips below 50% at midday can drag down your overall mood. Luckily, portable battery packs have gotten really good, and Black Friday is, unsurprisingly, one of the best times to buy one.
Anker might not have invented the portable battery pack market, but there's no doubt that it owns it now. Anker's PowerCore battery packs are consistently on the cutting edge of size, speed, and features, but at prices that are far more affordable than you might expect.
For your on-the-run charging needs this Black Friday, check out the lipstick-sized PowerCore+ Mini, which packs in 3,350mAh of capacity. That's roughly a full charge on smaller phones, or a nearly-full charge on larger phones. At $15, it's $5 less than usual, and makes for a great stocking stuffer.
For $25 (down from $34, or sometimes $30), you can opt for the new PowerCore 10000 Redux. It's only slightly larger than the PowerCore+ Mini, and will still fit comfortably in your palm or your pocket, but has nearly three times the capacity.
If you're sharing your battery pack with friends or family members, the PowerCore Lite 20000 packs in a whopping 20,000mAh, enough for roughly five or six full phone charges. Despite its capacity though, it's still surprisingly pocketable. At $34, it's a whopping $16 off its usual price.
But the largest and most feature-packed of Anker's Black Friday battery pack deals is the PowerCore+ 26800 PD. It's big, it's metal, it's heavy, and it has 26,800mAh of capacity (basically eight of the lipstick-sized chargers; we did the math). But what sets this battery apart from the others is its 30 watt USB-C port, which can charge modern laptops, Nintendo Switches, and large tablets at full speed, in addition to phones. If you like to get a lot of work done on a plane, but don't often have access to an AC outlet, this will keep any of your gadgets up and running through all but the longest flights. It's priced at $68 (d0wn from the usual $120), and includes a 30 watt USB-C wall charger in the box that you can use to recharge the battery, or any of your other USB-C-powered devices.
Our Pick: You can't go wrong with any of these deals, and the right one for you will depend on your particular travel needs. But we'd opt for the PowerCore 10000 Redux over the PowerCore+ Mini in most cases, since it's not much bigger, but has a lot of extra capacity. But if you travel with a USB-C-powered laptop and are sick of hunting down power outlets in the airport, I can't emphasize enough how life-changing the PowerCore+ 26800 PD can be.
Anker PowerCore+ Mini | $15 | Normally $20
Anker PowerCore 10000 Redux | $25 | Normally $34
Anker PowerCore Lite 20000 | $34 | Normally $50
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD | $68 | Normally $120
Weighted blankets don't just keep you warm and cozy (though they're great that, of course). They can actually lower your stress levels, ease you to sleep at night, and just generally help you unwind after an exhausting day.
Gravity Blankets popularized the product category, and claim that their 15, 20, and 25 pound blankets "use the power of deep touch pressure stimulation to simulate the feeling of being held." It's basically a big bear hug that you can buy and wrap yourself in whenever you want. That pressure can increase your brain's levels of calming seratonin and sleep-inducing melatonin. You know when the dentist puts that lead apron on your chest for the x-rays? Don't you immediately feel calmer, despite being, you know, at the dentist? Imagine that feeling, but for your whole body, and in the comfort of your own home. I've owed and used a Gravity Blanket for years now, and it's one of the single most life-changing products I've ever purchased.
Gravity just launched a rare sale for Black Friday, offering 40% off sitewide with promo code HOLIDAY2019. That'll bring any of their standard weighted blankets down to $149, no matter which weight you choose (they recommend 10% of your bodyweight). The code will also work on the brand's more breathable cooling blankets, its shareable, 35 pound Queen/King blankets, and even its affordable weighted eye masks.
Gravity Blankets | 40% off Sitewide | Promo code HOLIDAY2019
If you're constantly losing track of your keys, your wallet, or your cat, it's time you found a good deal on a Tile gadget tracker.
For Black Friday, you can get a single Tile Mate keychain tracker for $13, four of them for $35, or two Tile Mates and two wallet-sized Tile Slims for $30. Tiles make it easy to find whatever they're attached to if your phone is within 150 feet or so. Just open up the app, and tell it to ring. And if you have your keys but can't find your phone, it works the other way as well: just double press the button on your tile to trigger a phone alarm, even if it's set to silent. I can't tell you how much time these things have saved me trying to get out the door.
Just note that the Tile Mates feature replaceable batteries, but the Tile Slims do not. Once the batteries run out on the Slims in a year or so, you can contact Tile to replace them at a discount.
Tile Mate Gadget Finder | $13 | Normally $18-$25
Tile Mate 4-Pack | $35 | Normally $50-$60
Two Tile Mates and Two Tile Slims | $30 | Normally $45-$70
If you've been in a public place with a lot of people lately, you've probably noticed that Apple's AirPods have taken over the world. And if anyone on your holiday shopping list wants a pair, you can get the standard AirPods for $134, or even the new noise canceling AirPods Pros for $235 (if you can wait out a backorder), all of which are the best prices ever listed.
Or, if you need headphones that pair to Apple devices just as easily, but are designed with fitness in mind, the new Powerbeats Pros are also on sale for $200, down from $250, also an all-time low.
Apple AirPods | $134 | Normally $159
Apple AirPods Pro | $235 | Normally $249
Apple PowerBeats Pro | $200 | Normally $250
If you don't already own an Instant Pot, you at least have several very annoying friends who won't shut up about how great it is. I'm sorry to tell you, they're right.
At heart, the Instant Pot basically cooks things in a similar fashion to a slow cooker, except that it it cooks them fast. Like, alarmingly fast. What might have taken six hours in a slow cooker can usually be accomplished in something like 20 minutes with an Instant Pot. If I'm scrambling to get dinner on the table, I'll sometimes throw some rock-hard frozen chicken breasts in there, cook them at pressure for 10 minutes, and they come out perfectly cooked and fork tender.
Not for nothing, it's also an excellent rice cooker. The exact cook time will vary depending on the grain you're using, but for jasmine rice, it's just one part rice, one part water, 10 minutes at high pressure. No checking or stove adjusting required.
There are a lot of different Instant Pot models, but they all perform basically identically. The differences between them basically boil down to things like user interfaces, Wi-Fi support, and other features that aren't really all that important. For that reason, I recommend getting the basic Instant Pot Duo for just $49, an all-time low for Black Friday.
Instant Pot IP-Duo | $49 | Normally $60-$80
Life's too short for vacuuming, so outsource it to this Roomba 675 for $200, the second best price Amazon's ever listed.
iRobot Roomba 675 | $200 | Normally $230-$270
Ring's video doorbells are the easiest way to keep an eye out for package thieves, and the Ring Doorbell 2 offers you a 1080p HD view of your front porch, plus the ability to speak to whoever is at your door. Best of all, it'll work even if your home doesn't have doorbell wiring. You can hook it up to your existing wiring if you'd like, but it also inlcudes a battery pack that can last for months on a single charge.
The Ring Doorbell 2 normally costs $199, but Amazon just marked it down to $129 for Black Friday. Or, for just $10 more, you can bundle it with an Echo Show 5, which is basically an Alexa smart speaker with a screen that you can use for video chatting, watching cooking videos in the kitchen, or, yes, seeing who's at your front door.
Our pick: No surprise, you should get the bundled Echo Show 5 for just $10 extra, considering it usually costs $90 by itself. Even if you don't want it for yourself, you can give it to someone else this holiday season as a gift, and you won't even have to tell them how little you spent on it.
Ring Video Doorbell 2 | $129 | Normally $199
Ring Video Doorbell 2 + Echo Show 5 | $139 | Normally $289
In addition to deals on Ring's ubiquitous doorbells, you can also get the best prices ever on the brand's home security systems, complete with a free Echo Dot with each bundle.
Prices range from $139 for a 5-piece kit (not including the Echo Dot) to $249 for an Enhanced Kit with tons of door and window sensors, a freeze sensor, and a lot more. Most people, however, will probably opt for the 8-piece kit for $169, which gets you three door/window sensors, two motion detectors, a range extender, and a keypad, in addition to the Echo Dot.
Ring's security systems can operate without a subscription plan, but if you want to add 24/7 professional monitoring with cellular backup (in case a thief were to cut your phone line), it's only $10 per month, far less than most competitors.
Ring Home Security Systems + Free Echo Dot | $139-$249 | Normally $199-$359
Update: Up to $12 for now, but hopefully it'll drop back to $10.
LifeStraw might be the perfect stocking stuffer for the hiking and camping lovers in your life, and at just $10, it's never been cheaper than it is right now for Black Friday.
Normally priced at $15-$17, LifeStraw allows you to drink up to 1,000 liters of water from any pond, stream, or puddle that you find, which could potentially save your life if you get stranded outdoors, or just allow you to pack less heavy water for a hike or camping trip. The built-in filters remove at least 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, surpassing the EPA's filtration standards, and it's as easy to use as, well, a straw.
Better yet, if you have an Amazon Prime credit card, you'll get 15% cash back on this purchase compared to the usual 5%, effectively bringing the price down to just $8.50. Stock up and drink up!
LifeStraw | $12 | Normally $15-$17
At this point, you're either bought into the idea of Alexa, or you're not. If you like Amazon's digital assistant, Black Friday is the best time to add her to the rest of your house with these $22 Echo Dot smart speakers.
Echo Dot | $22 | Normally $50
Echo | $60 | Normally $100
Echo Show 5 | $50 | Normally $90
Incredible home audio sound quality? Sonos.
Easy multi-room listening? Sonos.
Seamless integration with all of your favorite music streaming services? Sonos.
Sonos gear might not be cheap, but if you take your audio quality seriously, and don't want to deal with running miles of speaker wire or fine tuning settings on amplifiers, it can't be beat.
Anyone who collects Sonos speakers knows that they don't go on sale very often, but several of their best offerings are 20% off right now for Black Friday at Sonos.com (or in some cases even cheaper on Amazon), which is about as good a discount as you're ever likely to see them.
The star of the show is the Sonos Beam sound bar for $299 (down from $399), which can connect to your TV for incredible home theater audio, but will also work like a standard Sonos speaker for music streaming when the TV is off. If you're using it with a TV, you can even pair a couple of Sonos Ones in the back of the room, and turn it into a truly wireless surround sound system.
If you want some extra oomph behind that sound bar, you can pair it with a Sonos Sub subwoofer for $559, down from $699. It's not a speaker in its own right, but it'll work with every other Sonos speaker you have to deliver a ton of extra bass. Maybe skip this one though if you live in an apartment building.
But say you already have speakers you really like. Maybe you've invested a lot in bookshelf speakers over the years. Or maybe they're even built into your ceiling or walls. With the Sonos Amp ($479 down from $599), you can power them and add them to your existing Sonos setup. Turn them into wireless TV speakers! Add them as a room in your Sonos app! They'll sound like they do now...just a lot smarter.
For the rest of Sonos's Black Friday deals, head over to Sonos.com.
Sonos Black Friday Deals | 20% Off Select Products
Sonos Beam | $299 | Normally $399
Sonos Sub | $559 | Normally $699
Sonos Amp | $479 | Normally $599
Getting meat delivered to your door isn't necessarily a new concept. But the steak of the month club you remember from back in the day probably wasn't sending you 100% grass-fed and pasture raised beef, free-range organic chicken, heritage breed pork, and wild caught Alaskan salmon.
Butcher Box can send you all of that and more for a fair and affordable price, and to celebrate Black Friday, they're even throwing in a steak sampler worth $75 in your first box for free, in addition to whatever else you would have gotten in the box anyway. Just don't forget the sous-vide cooker.
Sign up for a new account here, pick your desired assortment of proteins, and they'll throw in two extra filet mignons, two NY strips, and four top sirloins for free. It'll be the perfect pick-me-up once you run out of leftover turkey, and like all of Butcher Box's offerings, the steaks are came from cows that were humanely raised, and never given antibiotics or added hormones, so you can feel good while you chow down.
Ultimate Steak Sampler | Free With New Butcher Box Membership
What do popular holiday gifts like Nintendo Switches, GoPro cameras, dash cams, and Fire Tablets have in common? They all let you use microSD cards for additional storage. Several capacities from SanDisk are down to all-time low prices, so stock up!
SanDisk 32GB microSD Card | $7 | Normally $8-$10
SanDisk 64GB microSD Card | $9 | Normally $11-$14
SanDisk 128GB microSD Card | $15 | Normally $18-$20
SanDisk 256GB microSD Card | $30 | Normally $37-$40
SanDisk 512GB microSD Card | $64 | Normally $80-$100
BioLite rose to fame on the back of its CampStove (and later CampStove 2), which is a tiny, wood-burning camp stove that uses electric fans to stoke the flames, and then uses the heat generated not just to cook food, but also to charge a smartphone over USB. Yes, you can charge your iPhone just by finding some sticks on the ground. The CampStove 2 is on sale for $104, down from the usual $130. You can also get it bundled with a bunch of compatible cooking gear for $160, down from $240 if purchased separately.
Keeping with the fire theme, the brand's latest hit product is the FirePit. This larger wood burning appliance is designed not just for keeping warm and toasting marshmallows, but it can also be used as a makeshift hibachi grill. Its metal mesh side walls give you a unique view of the flames that you wouldn't get on any other fire pit, and its built-in thermoelectric fans will stoke your fire without any prodding. Get it for $160, down from $200.
Outside of its wood-burning products, BioLite makes a ton of unique camp lighting solutions. There's the sleek and comfortable HeadLamp 330 ($40, down from $50), the USB-powered SiteLights that you can hang from trees ($24 for two, down from $30), the Solar Starter Pack which lets you wire an off-the-grid cabin with lights and USB power ($200, down from $250), and a whole lot more.
Our Pick: The Seeqr team has tested out nearly everything BioLite has made, and we've been consistently impressed by all of it. We'd be thrilled to get any of these products as gifts. That said, just about anyone, whether they're an outdoor lover or not, will adore the FirePit. You can set it up on your patio in minutes, and it'll out-perform any traditional fire pit while looking way cooler to boot.
BioLite Black Friday Sale | Up to 35% Off
BioLite CampStove 2 | $104 | Normally $130
BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle | $160 | Normally $240
BioLite FirePit | $160 | Normally $200
BioLite HeadLamp 330 | $40 | Normally $50
BioLite SiteLights (2-Pack) | $24 | Normally $30
BioLite Solar Starter Pack | $200 | Normally $250
Apple only updated one iPad this fall: its entry-level model. With a larger 10.2" screen and support for Apple's Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, it's enough iPad for nearly anyone, and the 32GB model is marked down to just $230 for Black Friday, down from $329.
You can also get the larger 128GB model for $100 off right now as well. If you don't see the deal though, keep checking back!
Our Pick: Go for the 128GB. 32GB just doesn't go very far these days, and it's only going to feel more constrained as time goes on and apps get larger.
Peak Design has been making the undisputed best camera bags, straps, and accessories for years, and today presents a rare opportunity to save some money on them. I never go anywhere with my Sony A7 without bringing their essential Wrist Cuff, and their pushes into the luggage space, like their Travel Duffel, have become instant favorites among photog travellers. Their smaller items will make for perfect stocking stuffers for your photography-inclined friends, while their bags are amazing gifts for anyone you really, really like.
Peak Design Travel Duffelpack 45-65L, $198 | Normally $220
Peak Design Travel Duffel 35L, $117 | Normally $130
Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap, $55 | Normally $65
Peak Design Capture Camera Clip V3 Solo, $42 | Normally $50
Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap, $42 | Normally $50
Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap, $25 | Normally $30
Forgetting to close the garage door is bad, and the gnawing doubt of simply not remembering whether you closed it is arguably even worse. But now, for just $20, you can banish this one specific anxiety trigger from your life forever.
The Chamberlain MyQ smart garage door opener is a Wi-Fi enabled device that'll work with pretty much any garage door opener made in the last 25 years. You just connect it to your garage door opener, tell it your Wi-Fi password, and presto: you can now open and close your garage door with your phone, whether you're in your driveway, lying in bed, or even halfway around the world.
In certain cities, MyQ owners can even choose to allow Amazon delivery drivers to crack open your garage door to slide packages underneath. It's a completely optional feature, but if you're worried about package theft, it can be a load off your mind.
The MyQ normally costs between $40-$50, and $20 is an all-time low price.
Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener | $20 | Normally $40-$50
In the hierarchy of smart home gadgetry, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors get short shrift. They might not be as sexy as smart lights or automated window blinds, but wouldn't you really want to get a notification on your phone if there was a fire or gas leak at your house while you were away?
That's the promise of the Nest Protect, by far the most popular smart smoke alarm on the market. And in addition to its internet connected features, it'll also gently warn you with a human's voice if you have, say, just a little bit of smoke in your kitchen, rather than defaulting straight to an eardrum-shattering alarm every time you sear a piece of chicken. I have this thing set up in my own kitchen, and that feature alone is worth the price tag.
Oh, it's also a motion-detecting night light, because why not?
For a limited time, both the wired and battery-powered versions are marked down to $99, from the usual $119. That's not a huge discount, but this thing never goes on sale. I can probably count on one hand the number of sales I've seen on it over the last couple of years.
Nest Protect (Battery-Powered) Smart Smoke and CO Alarm | $99 | Normally $119 | Wired version also on sale for the same price.
If you had a really good steak at a really nice restaurant at any point in the last several years, it was probably cooked sous-vide. But just because it's a method that Michelin Star chefs use in their kitchens doesn't mean you can't use it at home. In fact, it's one of the easiest and most foolproof ways of cooking all sorts of food.
The ChefSteps Joule immersion sous-vide circulator is one of the sleekest and most fully-featured products in its category, and it just got a rare discount to $145 for Black Friday (down from the usual $180). And since it works with whatever pasta pot you already own, it won't even take up much space in your kitchen, unlike most cooking appliances.
If you aren't familiar with sous-vide, it's basically the process of using a temperature-controlled water bath to cook food all the way through to a precise temperature, with no risk of overcooking.
Say you want to cook a steak to 130 degrees, or medium rare. If you were to cook it on a grill or stove, the outside of the steak would get hotter than the center, meaning by the time it hits 130 all the way through, the outside of the meat is going to be overcooked. But with sous-vide, you just put the steak in a bag, drop it into a pot of water, and set your circulator to 130 degrees. Come back in an hour or so, and every bite of that steak is going to be precisely 130 degrees, with no overcooked edges or undercooked middle. Just throw it on a hot pan for a minute on each side to give it a quick sear, and enjoy the best steak you ever cooked.
But don't limit yourself to just steak. You can also sous-vide pork, vegetables, eggs, fish, or even a whole Thanksgiving turkey if you're determined enough. The Joule circulator is Wi-Fi connected, so you can find the appropriate temperature settings and cook times for whatever you're making in the free app, and program your circulator right from your phone.
ChefSteps Joule Sous-Vide Circulator | $145 | Normally $180
Amazon doesn't make its own TVs (yet), but it does collaborate with brands like Toshiba and Insignia to design affordable, good-enough TVs with Amazon's own Fire TV smart software built right in, and a few of them are on sale right now for Black Friday.
Just need a small, basic TV for a kid's room or a garage? This 32", 720p Insignia is just $100. The picture quality is nothing special, but hey, it's a smart TV for one hundred dollars. It even features voice control via the included Alexa remote, so you can launch your favorite shows without navigating a bunch of menus.
If you're willing to spend a little more (but not too much more), you'll enjoy a big step up in image quality with Amazon's co-branded Toshiba TVs. Available in 43" ($230), 50" ($270), and 55" ($300) sizes, these sets include the same smart software and Alexa remote as the Insignia, but boast 4K resolution and Dolby Vision HDR for eye-popping colors and brightness levels. All three are also, unsurprisingly, cheaper than ever for Black Friday.
Our Pick: Unless the space you're trying to fill can only fit a 32" set, get any of the Toshibas, probably the 55" if you have room for it. They won't have the best image quality of any TV out there, but they'll look really good for the price.
Insignia 32" Amazon Fire TV | $100 | Normally $130-$170
Toshiba 43" 4K Amazon Fire TV With HDR | $230 | Normally $250-$330
Toshiba 50" 4K Amazon Fire TV With HDR | $270 | Normally $280-$380
Toshiba 55" 4K Amazon Fire TV With HDR | $300 | Normally $380-$450
If you want a big TV for Black Friday, Walmart has a 70" from RCA for just $530, which is a frankly absurd price for a TV that large. It's not even barebones: it has 4K resolution, supports HDR, and features Roku smart software and apps built in. The Super Bowl party is going to be at your house, next year.
70" RCA 4K Smart TV | $530 | Normally $899
Both the entry-level Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite are on sale now, the former priced at $30 less than usual, and the latter at a whopping $45 less. Plus, both come with bonus $5 ebook credits to help you start filling it with the latest bestsellers.
Our pick: For a modest $25 extra, go for the Paperwhite. Its screen is twice as sharp as the regular Kindle's, making it look more like a real book, and it's also waterproof so you can use it in the bathtub or by the pool without fear.
Kindle with Built-In Front Light | $60 | Normally $90 | Bonus $5 ebook credit
Kindle Paperwhite | $85 | Normally $130 | Bonus $5 ebook credit
Even if you already have a Kindle, any Amazon user can get a $5 Kindle ebook credit by spending $20 on Kindle ebooks between now and December 4. All you have to do is click to activate the offer on this page before you start shopping.
$5 Kindle Ebook Credit With $20 Ebook Purchase | Must activate offer and spend $20 by December 4.
Amazon's tablets come in three different sizes, and they're all on sale right now for Black Friday. The 7" tablet is priced at just $30 (from $50), the 8" is down to $50 (from $80), and the brand new Fire HD 10 is down to $100 (from $150), its first discount ever.
Our pick: Unless you really want the expansive screen of the Fire HD 10, the Fire HD 8 is the best deal here. Compared to the $30 Fire 7, it has a far better (not just bigger) screen, longer battery life, and louder speakers. It also includes a respectable 16GB of storage (and can be easily expanded with an inexpensive microSD card). The Fire HD 10 is a better tablet in just about every way, but it's probably not worth twice as much as the Fire HD 8, for most people.
Fire 7 Tablet | $30 | Normally $50
Fire HD 8 Tablet | $50 | Normally $80
Fire HD 10 | $100 | Normally $150
If you still own any TVs without Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and the rest of your favorite streaming apps built in, Amazon's Fire TV Sticks offer plug-and-play smarts for your bare bones TV.
Right now for Black Friday, the 1080p Fire TV Stick is on sale for just $20 (down from $40), or you can opt for a version that supports 4K for just $5 more (down from the usual $50).
If you feel like splurging, the Fire TV Cube is also on sale for $90 (down from $120). It works just like the 4K Fire TV Stick, but includes built-in microphones and IR blasters that allow you to use Alexa to turn your TV on or off, change the channel, adjust the volume, and a lot more.
Amazon devices rarely if ever get cheaper than they get around Black Friday, so if you need one of these yourself, of have someone on your holiday shopping list that could use one, now's the time to buy. Happy streaming!
Our Pick: Most people should probably get the 4K Fire TV Stick. Even if the TV you're plugging it into today doesn't support 4K resolution, the next TV you buy almost certainly will, and it only costs you $5 to futureproof.
Amazon Fire TV Stick | $20 | Normally $40
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K | $25 | Normally $50
Amazon Fire TV Cube | $90 | Normally $120
The tiny USB charger that Apple included with your iPhone isn't very good. It puts out a piddly 5 watts, but modern iPhones (the iPhone 8 and newer) are actually capable of charging at 18 watts, which allows them to go from 0% to 50% charged in just 30 minutes. You might not need that kind of speed if you're charging your phone overnight, but if you want to top off your battery quickly at a coffee shop or airport, every second counts.
The catch is that to get those charging speeds, you'll need a special USB-C to Lightning cable. Until recently, your only option was to buy one from Apple directly for $19, but now for Black Friday, you can get an Apple-certified cable from Anker for just $10 (down from the usual $16) with promo code AKBFCTL6.
In our experience, Anker's PowerLine II cables are actually far more durable than Apple's, and are tested to withstand over 12,000 bends before breaking. But if you ever do manage to wear yours out, a lifetime warranty means that Anker will send you a new one for free.
You'll also need a USB-C charger capable of 18W or greater output to maximize your charging speeds. Apple finally started including one with the iPhone 11 Pro, but Anker also marked down its PowerPort Atom III to an all-time low $28 for Black Friday, down from the usual $43. The Atom III includes a USB-C port capable of up to 45W output, plus an extra, standard USB charging port for a second device.
Anker USB-C to Lightning PowerLine II 3' Cable | $10 | Normally $16 | Promo code AKBFCTL6
Anker PowerPort Atom III Dual USB Charger | $28 | Normally $43
Fitbit's latest trackers do a lot more than just count your steps, and you can get the new Fitbit Versa 2 for $50 off for Black Friday, an all-time low.
The Versa 2 will track all of your exercise, steps, and vitals like your heart rate, but it's also a full-fledged smart watch in its own right. You can see your texts and calls, play your favorite music, track your sleep, and even use Alexa right on your wrist. And unlike that other smart watch you're probably thinking of, the Versa 2 can run for up to six days on a charge, which'll really come in handy for that aforementioned sleep tracking.
Fitbit Versa 2 | $149 | Normally $200
The best Black Friday gaming deal of 2019 is probably this $199 PlayStation 4 bundle, which includes three of the best games ever released for the console. You get the console with 1TB of onboard storage, plus copies of The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, and Horizon Zero Dawn, which combined should give you well over 100 hours of entertainment.
PS4 1TB Bundle with Three Games | $199 | Normally $300
Anybody on your holiday shopping list that already owns a PS4 will love to receive a year of PlayStation Plus, which lets them play online and download free games. It normally costs $60, but you can get it for $45. Even if they already have PlayStation Plus, this'll just add another year to their account.
PlayStation Plus 1 Year | $45 | Normally $60
If you or your giftee are dead set on an Xbox One, however, you'll want to opt for this $199 Xbox One S bundle, which includes a copy of the brand new (and excellent) Jedi Fallen Order.
Xbox One S 1TB Bundle with Jedi Fallen Order | $199 | Normally $300
Already have a gaming console? You can grab an extra controller for your PS4 or Xbox One for just $39 for Black Friday as well. Best of all, you can now connect these to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV as well to play compatible games.
Xbox One Controller | $39 | Normally $50-$60 | Multiple colors available
PlayStation 4 Controller | $39 | Normally $50-$60 | Multiple colors available
Hopefully you never need dash cam footage to sort out fault in a crash or identify the perpetrator in a hit-and-run, but just having one installed on your windshield can at least give you some peace of mind in case an accident does happen.
At roughly the size of a car key, Garmin's new Dash Cam Mini is one of the smallest we've ever seen, but it can still record full 1080p HD footage with a wide, 140 degree field of view. Its $80 Black Friday price tag is an all-time low, and roughly $20-$50 less than you'd normally pay.
Garmin Dash Cam Mini | $80 | Normally $100-$130
We're about to head full-tilt into holiday baking season, so if you don't have a KitchenAid mixer, treat yourself to a 5 qt. Professional mixer for $230, down from the usual $300. Even when you aren't using it to mix dough, various attachments can transform it into a pasta maker, a meat grinder, a cheese grater, and a lot more.
KitchenAid Professional 5 qt. Stand Mixer | $230 | Normally $300
At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already a better deal than Spotify or Apple Music. But that's especially true now, since you can get your first four months for just $1. Just note that this deal is only available to new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers, and that you'll be enrolled in auto-renew at the usual $8 monthly price (or $10 for non-Prime members) after your four months are up, unless you cancel.
First Four Months Amazon Music Unlimited | $1 | New subscribers only
The Philips OneBlade is the beard trimmer of choice for all of the guys on our staff. It comes with three length combs for beard trimming, and shaves nearly as close as a razor if you want to use it for proper shaving. It's also waterproof, its battery lasts a long time, and it's small enough to fit easily in your dopp kit. Frankly, the thing is a steal at its usual $35, and it's one of the best deals of Black Friday at $20.
Philips OneBlade Beard Trimmer | $20 | Normally $35
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