This just in… one amazing early Black Friday deal from Verizon
The US carrier Verizon has just launched another round of early Black Friday deals and we’re busy picking through them while we update our bespoke Verizon Black Friday deals page. There’s one deal that’s really, really caught our eye:
Apple iPhone 14 Plus: $10/mo with new unlimited line at Verizon (opens in new tab)
No trade-ins are needed to get the brand new Apple iPhone 14 Plus for just $10 per month this week, thanks to Verizon’s early Black Friday deals. This is the first non-trade-in carrier discount we’ve seen on any device in the new iPhone 14 range and a superb, superb deal overall. The saving here totals a whopping $540 over the duration of a 36-month plan and new customers will also get an additional $200 if they switch over from another carrier.
I’ve not been able to take my eyes off the iPad Air (2022) deals at Amazon in the UK. The latest generation of Apple’s mid-range tablets includes an M1-chip – helping it to serve up a laptop-class performance at a fairly budget-friendly price. Plus it comes with a 12MP ultra wide front and and a 12MP wide back camera to be able to take some fairly decent snaps too
Every single version of the iPad Air (2022) is discounted at Amazon right now, but my favorite is the cheapest one: you can get the 64GB Wi-Fi only model for £569 (opens in new tab) (saving you £100). But if you want the extra storage space the 256GB iPad Air (2022) is only £719 (opens in new tab) (instead of £849) which is another big saving.
My girlfriend really wants an iPad and everyday that I see this deal I edge one step closer to hitting Buy Now and getting it for her.
iPad Air (2022):
was £669 now £569 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple’s latest iPad Air fixes the shortcomings of its predecessor and serves up laptop-class M1 power too. Amazon’s Black Friday deal push the price of every model down to the lowest prices we’ve seen, but this £100 saving on the 64GB Wi-Fi only model is definitely the best bang for your buck.
Want a super-cheap laptop that isn’t super-ugly? This Lenovo Chromebook deal at Walmart in the US is the way to go according to one of our experts.
Unfortunately a lot of this year’s early bird deals aren’t that impressive but this deal on Lenovo’s IdeaPad 3 Chromebook is a cut above the rest. What makes this such a good deal? Well, it’s a full two-thirds down from the current retail price of $300, bringing it down to just $99 at Walmart (opens in new tab).
You shouldn’t expect this to be the flashiest laptop on the planet, but it looks a heck of a lot better than the average $99 laptop. At this special Black Friday price, the IdeaPad 3 Chromebook puts our normal ranking of the best cheap laptops to shame.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook:
was $300 now $99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Holy moly! This might be the best Black Friday Chromebook deal we’ve seen yet. Two-thirds shaved off the price of this budget Chrome laptop from Lenovo! Yes, the specs are fairly modest, but the IdeaPad 3 will do just fine for low-intensity office tasks or schoolwork.
… and here are the best headphones deals in the UK.
JLab Go Air Pop earbuds:
was £20 now £17.99 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
These fantastic little true wireless earbuds were a stone cold steal when we first reviewed them, but thanks to John Lewis’ early Black Friday deals, you can now save an extra 10% on these excellent affordable and comfortable buds, which boast Bluetooth 5.1, wearer-detection, three effective EQ profiles, on-ear volume control and a whopping 32-hour battery life. Bargain! (Oh, and if you prefer to shop at Currys, the deal’s live (opens in new tab) there too!)
JBL Tune 760NC wireless headphones:
was £100 now £49.99 Argos (opens in new tab)
Admit it, you came to Black Friday for a 50% off deal, didn’t you? And here’s a half-price saving to shout about! Argos’ pre Black Friday sale is so good, we cannot imagine the price dropping any further, especially when you consider that these attractive wireless on-ears offer active noise cancellation, dual device pairing and up to 35 hours of playtime with ANC on, or a whopping 50 hours without it! Our advice? If you want on-ears, this is an unbeatable deal.
JBL Live 660NC over-ear headphones:
was £149 now £99 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
These cushioned JBL cans offer an impressive 50-hour battery life as well as a handily foldable design, and the noise-cancellation is good enough to help elevate your music above traffic or the office hubbub. A built-in microphone lets you take calls on the go, too.
Sony WH-1000XM5 over-ears:
was £380 now £295.24 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding, the XM3 before it were excellent, and it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 21% off! Have we seen them this cheap before? No, we have not – because these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-cancelling headphones.
Black Friday is almost always the perfect time to pick up a new pair of cans as it’s pretty much a guarantee that headphones and earbuds from brands like Sony, Bose, Beats, and Apple.
You can check out our full guide for the best Black Friday headphones deals of 2022, but here are a few that we think might be the best deals of the year so far in the US…
JBL Tune 510BT on-ear headphones:
was $49 now $24.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
These on-ear JBL headphones are a true bargain, at just $29.99 over at Best Buy. You’ll also get access to an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for free, for the first four months after your purchase. With Bluetooth connectivity, 40 hours of battery life, and a built-in microphone, all your basic needs should be met – just don’t expect world-beating audio at this price, but they sound good for the price.
was $169.99 now $159 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This is a return to the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the AirPods Pro, which offer solid noise cancellation, adjustable silicone ear tips and a handy charging case. The second generation model launched earlier this year with a number of upgrades but is almost $100 more expensive, so this is a more affordable way to get some of Apple’s premium earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless headphones:
was $329 now $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Bose’s QuietComfort range has been a byword for quality noise-canceling audio hardware for years now, so you won’t want to sleep on this discount over at Best Buy. You can expect brilliant audio quality, 24 hours battery life, and a quick boost feature that offers 3 hours of use after just 15 minutes of charging.
Bose Frames Soprano audio sunglasses:
was $249 now $124.50 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Why wear boring old headphones when these Bose sunglasses will do the job? Joining the ranks of audio-capable smart glasses, the Bose Frames Soprano offer open-air sound through slim built-in speakers, for up to 5.5 hours of use, alongside a microphone array for calls, wireless Bluetooth capability, and anti-glare, UV-protective lenses. And now they’re over $100-off at Best Buy.
5 of the best Black Friday air fryer deals in the US
I’m still expecting the best air fryer deals to come when we’re a little closer to Black Friday, but a handful of record-low prices have already popped up.
If you’re looking to get some early holiday shopping done, the Chefman 6.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer+ is now $109.46 at Amazon (opens in new tab), giving you over 25% in savings. Meanwhile, the Bella Pro 8-QT Air Fryer is now only $49.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). Here are five of the best Black Friday air fryer deals I’ve seen so far…
1. Bella Pro Series – 8-qt. Digital Air Fryer with Divided Basket – Black:
was $109 now $49.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 8-qt air fryer was already reasonably priced, but now you can get it for less than $50 with this Black Friday air fryer deal. It’s ideal for cooking food for up to 8 people, and has 8 built in features meaning that you can roast, bake, air fry, dehydrate and more with just this 1 appliance.
2. Chefman 6.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer+: was
$149 now $109.46 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Chefman 6.3 Quart Air Fryer, which comes with 8 presets and a number of useful accessories, is getting 27% slashed off its price on Amazon. It might generally be a little pricey for an airfryer but it’s well-loved as its 4.6 out of 5 rating on Amazon shows thanks to its generous capacity, multiple functions, and ability to tackle larger recipes like pizza.
3. Ninja AF101 Air Fryer: was
$129 now $89.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Air fryers are always popular during the Black Friday deals event, and Amazon has this best-selling Ninja model on sale for $89, giving you a nice $40 discount. The four-quart air fryer has over 39,000 positive reviews on Amazon and can not only air fry but crisp, roast, reheat, and dehydrates food for quick and easy meals.
4. Gourmia 6 Qt Digital Air Fryer: now $38 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for an early Black Friday deal on an air fryer, Walmart has the Gourmia digital air fryer on sale for just $38. Perfect for families, the Ninja air fryer features a 6-quart basket and 12 one-touch cooking functions for quick and easy meals.
5. Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 XL 2-Basket Air Fryer – Black:
was $249 now $229 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This mega air fryer has an XL capacity which is ideal for family meal times, and the twin drawers mean that you can cook different foods at the same at different temperatures. And look: it has Ninja’s Smart Cook System to help you achieve the perfect doneness from rare to well done at the touch of a button.
Starting tomorrow (November 18) Meta will be selling the Oculus Quest 2 for $349.99 and $429.99 for the 128GB and 256GB models respectively – and we’re expecting it’ll be £349.99 and £429.99 in the UK, though Meta has yet to confirm our suspicions. While it’s technically still going to be more expensive than its pre-August 2022 price (when it was $100 / $100 less before its massive price hike) there’s more to this deal than meets the eye.
That’s because you’ll not only get the VR headset, but you’ll also get two free games: Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR (usually worth $70 / £53 together).
Beat Saber is effectively a crossover between Guitar Hero and Star Wars. While jamming out to your favorite tunes from artists like Lizzo, The Weekend, Linkin Park, and LMFAO you have to slice notes in time to the music as they fly past. Do well and you might get a new high score, but if you fail the music will stop. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get active.
Resident Evil 4 VR on the other hand is an immersive remake of the classic action horror game. Just like the original on the GameCube, the gameplay is superb with RE 4 VR managing to strike the perfect balance between making you feel like a badass while also keeping the stress levels appropriately high as you fight off hordes of monsters. This is the best way to experience the iconic Capcom game, and it’s perfect for newcomers and longtime fans alike.
7 of the best Black Friday deals in the UK
What are some of the best Black Friday deals in the UK right now? Here are a few that stood out to our deals experts…
Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds:
was £90 now £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds “great value for money” – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they’re an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery life can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can’t at this price point. They’re also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and they’ve only been this cheap once before.
Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones:
was £380 now £295.24 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £81 – Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding and the XM3 before it were excellent, so it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 22% off. They’ve only been as cheap as this once before – and these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-canceling headphones.
Sony 55-inch A80J OLED TV:
was £1,399 now £999 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £400 – This is a massive reduction on one of Sony’s best OLED TVs. Getting one of these larger high-end 4K displays for £1,000 or less is a good deal as they don’t often fall this low. It’s an excellent price for an all-around TV that offers fantastic image quality with vibrant colors and deep blacks, while the XR processing tech ensures a clear picture and powerful sound. It’s a great gaming TV, too, with 4K at 120fps support and VRR to give you the smoothest experience with minimal input lag.
Asus VivoBook 15:
was £379.99 now £229.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £150 – We’re seriously impressed with how good this Asus VivoBook 15 is in terms of value for money. It offers impressive performance for all general everyday tasks and light use thanks to its Intel i3 processor and 8GB RAM – a combination of solid components we rarely see for so cheap. There isn’t a better deal out there today if you’re after a capable laptop on a budget of under £250.
Samsung Galaxy A13 (64GB, Black):
was £179 now £129 at Currys (opens in new tab)
This cheap entry in the Samsung Galaxy A range is even more of a bargain right now, as you can save £50 on the price of a 64GB model in black. While it lacks 5G and isn’t exactly a powerhouse, we praised its battery life – from a 5,000mAh juice pack – and build quality in our review.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8:
was £219 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the Galaxy Tab A8 for its cheapest price ever – simply tick the box to apply the voucher and get £60 off the price It’s one of the best budget tablets you can buy today, with a wide 10.5-inch screen, 32GB of storage, and 13 hours of battery life. The Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM ensure good performance for everyday tasks if you need an inexpensive slate for web browsing, media streaming and some light gaming.
Shark IZ202UKTDB Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology:
was £379.99 now £199.99 at Shark (opens in new tab)
Save £180 – Get this limited edition deluxe Shark cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter for £180 off the original price. There’s a lot going for this stick vac, which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, an anti-allergen complete seal and comes with 4 attachments: a crevice tool, an upholstery tool and an anti-hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now while stock lasts.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has some surprising Black Friday advice for prospective shoppers: slow things down a little.
When asked by CNN (via The Telegraph (opens in new tab)) whether people should carry on as normal or if they should “batten down the hatches” with the increasingly difficult financial situation many of us are finding ourselves in, Jeff Bezos said that people should “take some risk off the table.”
He added, “If you’re an individual and you’re thinking about buying a new large-screen TV, maybe slow that down. Keep that cash, see what happens. Same thing with a refrigerator or a new car, or whatever.”
While that advice is certainly nothing groundbreaking, it is interesting to hear it coming from the founder of the world’s largest online retailer ahead of the biggest shopping event of the year. Even more so considering that Amazon has faced a much more difficult year than normal – now more than ever it likely needs shoppers browsing its Black Friday deals.
Regardless of his reasoning behind the statement, Bezos’ words ring true; with energy prices and inflation on the rise money is tight and we’d definitely recommend thinking twice before buying a new gadget. If it is something you desperately need then Black Friday is a great time to pick it up at a bargain price, but if you can hold off for a few more months or even another year you likely won’t regret it.
Though for those of you looking for a bargain we’ll be here to collect all of the best deals we can find online.
There are some great deals at Amazon in the US right now on Ring doorbells and cameras that’ll give your home’s security a boost. They include savings on older models and even devices that launched earlier this year. Here are a five of our favorites.
Ring Video Doorbell (2020) and Echo Show 5 (2021) bundle: was
$184.98 now $69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
For $10-more than the Ring Doorbell on its own, you can get it with an Echo Show 5. This smart speaker with a screen will let you view your Ring’s video feed, making it a perfect companion (especially at this all-time low price).
Ring Video Doorbell (wired) and Echo Show 5 (2021) bundle: was
$149.98 now $59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
For $20 more than the wired video doorbell on its own, you can snag it with an Echo Show 5. This smart speaker with a screen pairs well with the video doorbell, and the bundle is an absolute steal at this low price.
Ring Stick Up Cam: was
$99.99 now $69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This classic Ring security option is great for setting up inside or outside your home. Thanks to its battery powered design it can be installed wherever you need, though if you’re using it outside you may need to think about how your home’s exterior will be illuminated as it doesn’t have a light.
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus: was
$199.99 now $139.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Wired Ring cameras aren’t as versatile as battery powered ones, but they can be more reliable as they’re less likely run oiut of power when you most need them. This 2021 model has never been cheaper, and comes with two motion activated spotlights and a 105dB siren alongside its HD camera.
Ring Spotlight Cam Pro: was
$229.99 now $189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is Ring’s latest and best home security camera and the first time it has ever been discounted. It’ll help protect your home with 1080p video, a 140-degree field of view and Color Night Vision, plus it comes with a spotlight and speaker to help alert neighbors and potential intruders that you know someone is sneaking around outside your home.
Grab a 65in 4K TV for $500 off!
We’re sure to see plenty of great deals on big 4K TVs this Black Friday, but we doubt many will be better than this Best Buy offer on the Hisense U8H.
First off, this is a really good TV even at full price – we awarded it 4/5 stars in our Hisense U8H review and were full of praise for its high brightness, strong blacks, rich colors and gaming-friendly features. But best of all it’s not full price right now: it’s 37% off, saving you $500 and bringing it down to $899. Don’t miss this one.
Hisense 65-inch U8H series 4K TV: was
$1,399 now $899 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for a budget big-screen display in today’s Black Friday TV deals, Best Buy has this 65-inch QLED display from Hisense for only $899. That’s a $500 savings, and a fantastic deal on this big-screen TV with Quantum Dot tech and a Mini-LED backlight that impressed us when we reviewed it (opens in new tab). The U8H series also features Google TV with built-in Google Assistant for voice control.
…and today’s best Lego deals in the UK
Lego is a worldwide favorite of course, and we’ve also found three great deals for UK shoppers to check out. We’re particularly taken with the Star Wars Advent Calendar one!
Lego Minecraft The Ruined Portal:
was £24.99 now £19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Lego set is perfect for Minecraft lovers. It not only comes with four Minecraft characters and a mechanical Nether portal, it’s only £2 more than its lowest-ever price. If you’re looking to expand your Lego Minecraft world this is a great set to pick up
Lego Star Wars 2022 Advent Calendar:
was £30 now £22.49 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Pick up this advent calendar with a Black Friday deal and it should arrive just in time for December 1. Rather than daily chocolate, you get a new mini Lego set to build or a character to assemble, and if you don’t like Star Wars John Lewis has a Marvel and Harry Potter Lego advent calendar for the same price.
Lego Mighty Bowser:
was £229.99 now £172.49 at Very (opens in new tab)
Let’s-a-go Mario fans, this 25% discount on a set for the iconic King Koopa villain makes it one of the best prices we’ve seen for this 2022 model. It comes with 2,807 pieces and will give you a large Bowser sculpture to display.
Today’s best Lego deals in the US
Whether you’re buying them for your kids or yourself, this year’s Black Friday Lego deals will help you pick up some great sets at even better prices.
Here are three of our favorite deals available right now in the United States.
Lego Speed Champions Toyota GR Supra:
was $19.99 now $15.69 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Toyota GR Supra is just one of the Lego Speed Champions sets down to around $16. If you’re after a cheap Lego set to give as a gift then this deal could be a great pick up for you.
Lego Creator Animals Bundle:
was $59.97 now $39.97 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This Lego Creator bundle will give you three sets for just $39.97, and each set can be used to make one of three models meaning you can make nine different beats with the bricks in these boxes. Alternatively, you could mash all the pieces together and let your imagination run wild while you make anything you want. A hit with kids aged 7+.
Lego Volkswagen T2 Camper Van:
was $179.99 now $120 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This 2,207-piece set for adults is at one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for it at Walmart right now. It’s jam-packed with details and looks like it’s ready to whisk your Minifigures away on an excellent summer vacation.
Beats Studio Buds get a $50 price cut before Black Friday
Let’s start with a great headphones deal. The Beats Studio Buds are easily the best-sounding earbuds Beats has ever made and earned 4/5 stars in our Beats Studio Buds review. They’re comfortable, sound great and have active noise cancellation.
OK, so their call quality isn’t perfect and they’re missing Apple’s H1 Wireless Chip. But at $99.99 – which is their current price at Amazon, down from $149.95 – they’re a lot cheaper than Apple’s AirPods Pro 2, which cost $234. We think they’re an absolute bargain for a premium pair of noise-canceling earbuds.
Beats Studio Buds: was
$149.95 now $99.95 at Amazon.com (opens in new tab)
Beats Studio Buds are the best Beats earbuds you can buy, and Amazon’s early Black Friday sale has the earbuds down to $99.95 – just $10 more than the record-low price. You’re getting Active Noise Cancelling technology, a comfortable fit, and decent audio performance. Compared to Apple’s AirPods Pro 2, which are priced at $234, this deal is a great alternative for premium earbuds under $100.
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