If you've been waiting all year for the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a digital upgrade, you won't want to miss taking full advantage of Black Friday tech sales. In the tech world, and particularly for big brands, Black Friday is often the rare chance for a significant discount that gives you just enough motivation to take the plunge and make a purchase.
Whether you're buying for yourself, or getting a head start on holiday gifting, going into Black Friday sales with a plan of action is going to be the difference between nailing it your wish list and missing your shot at saving. Some sales are fast and fleeting, while supplies last; other sales are confusing and involve a lot of fine print. Approaching a sale day knowing how much the products you're interested in are typically listed for, what you're willing to spend on them, and what retailer is going to have the most inventory is key.
When that alarm clock finally prevails to wake you up on the Friday after Thanksgiving, you'll be glad to have some prep work in place. Here are some of the best tech deals you can take advantage of online on Black Friday.
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Sony Digital Camera
Whether you're about to start a career on YouTube, or looking for a camera that's portable enough to take with you everywhere, this Sony digital is a great option. The compact 4K digital camera also has a 20-megapixel sensor and WiFi capabilities, meaning you can shoot high quality footage and transfer it to your devices wirelessly.
Tzumi Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
Post-holiday karaoke bar sessions are cancelled this year, but that doesn't mean you can't bring the fun to the living room with this all-in-one karaoke microphone. This device even comes with autotune capabilities to ensure you sound your best. It also connects to your phone via BlueTooth so you can use it with Karaoke apps.
Canon Digital Camera
This full-frame camera is a great option for both professional photographers and hobbyists looking for all the manual options high-end cameras can have.
Canon Mini Photo Printer
If you like to hold your memories in your hand or plaster them on your fridge, you'll love this portable mini photo printer. It connects to your phone via the Canon app, and prints out photos so you can scrapbook offline.
Protocol Explorer Folding Drone
You might not be able to go out and see the world right now, but this high-tech drone can capture some incredible footage and report back. This Protocol drone comes with GPS, WiFi, and an HD camera, so you never have to worry about losing the device or the footage.
Canon Inkjet Printer
If you'll be working from home for the foreseeable future and wary of your public library's ancient copier, it's time to check off an adult milestone and get your own printer.
Apple AirPods Pro
If the AirPods Pro have always just been a bit too far out of reach financially, this Black Friday sale price should make the investment a bit more approachable.
Shark IQ Robot Vacuum
If you hate vacuuming, but love a vacuum-cleaned floor, you need a robo vacuum that does the job for you. This epic sale is a great excuse for clean floors and endless entertainment if you have pets or babies.
Insignia LED TV
This smart TV comes with Fire capabilities, both literally and figuratively. Amazon Fire TV programming gives you access to thousands of channels and movies, and comes Alexa-ready for a streamlined searching and viewing experience.
Beats Noise-Cancelling Headphones
If you live with roommates, noise-cancelling headphones are a must, particularly during WFH hours. Typically, the most effective silencing headphones are very pricy, so this 50% off sale price presents a great opportunity to grab a pair of this sanity protecting accessory.
Bose Bluetooth Speaker
This wireless speaker is compatible with iOS and Android phones, so you can blast your beats wherever you go. It's water-resistant and fully charged will last up to eight hours.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet
If you're looking for a dynamic tablet that can handle work and play, the Galaxy tablet is an affordable option, especially at this discounted price. With a front and rear-facing camera, an included stylus pen, and 64GB of storage, you can rely on this device for a lot more than connectivity.
Philips WiFi Bulbs
Sure, it's easy to flip a light switch on and off. But when it's cold out, and you're in bed, and you forgot the turn the lights off in the other room, a WiFi bulb is a game-changer. With countless colors and hues to pick from, and easy in-app controls, swapping out your basic bulbs for these tech-friendly lights is a no-brainer.
Ring Video Doorbell
If you rely heavily on delivery services, having a virtual intercom will make your life easier. Never miss a package, never waste time trying to figure out who is at your door, just see for yourself with a video doorbell that doesn't just let you know who's there, but allows you see for yourself.
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