Breaking: it’s Black Friday week. This is your curated edit of the best Black Friday deals on Amazon, John Lewis, Currys and more, based on our WIRED Recommends buying guides.
We’ve picked out genuinely good deals on Apple AirPods, Seiko watches, Dyson cordless vacs, Sony headphones and more. The list will be updated over the next week, right through to Cyber Monday, this is far from a one day affair this year.
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Today’s best Black Friday deals
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What is it? The iPhone XS is a nice way to get one of Apple’s X series iPhones without breaking the bank. The 5.8-inch Super Retina screen and A12 Bionic chip are close to the current gen, even though this is a 2018 model, and there’s dual 12MP cameras which will suit everyone but photography fiends.
What’s the real saving? The iPhone XS is selling as high as £949 elsewhere – John Lewis also went down to £699 on this 64GB iPhone but that’s sold out, while Amazon currently still has limited stock with “more on the way”. Also worth mentioning: the new iPhone 11 is selling for £729.
What is it? The Fitbit Charge 3 is the fully-featured Fitbit if you’re not keen on wearing a sports watch. It tracks heart rate, it’s waterproof to 5 ATM so you can track pool swims and the battery lasts seven days.
What’s the real saving? This offer, which we’ve seen at a few retailers, is £20 off the recent Amazon price but the Charge 3 was selling for £120 as recently as August so it’s a good overall saving on an excellent fitness tracker.
What is it? The AirPods Pro are our new best wireless earbuds, but if you don’t need noise cancelling or you can’t fork out £249, the AirPods 2 have only recently exited our guide. They’re great for phone calls, easy to use, have a stable fit and a long 24-hour battery life with extra juice from the case.
What’s the real saving? As is usual with Apple products the £199 price is holding pretty firm elsewhere, so £40 off ain’t bad at all.
What is it? If only the biggest TV will do, the 65-inch Samsung QE65 Q60R is a great choice. We love the 49-inch version of this TV, which we think is great for gaming thanks to its super-bright display, tasteful design and low input lag of just 14ms – exactly what you need for gaming.
What’s the real saving? This model used to be £1,169, so you’re saving a very healthy £240 with this deal from Currys. You’ll find cheaper 65-inch TVs during Black Friday, but they won’t be very good.
What is it?: Hive is a neat alternative to Nest, offering an ecosystem of smart thermostats, smart light bulbs and sensors. The Hive Active Heating thermostat gives you app controls for hot water and heating as well as a holiday mode and both Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility.
What’s the real saving? This is a decent saving. On Amazon it’s £110 without installation and £149 with the installation, which is a £99 discount.
What is it? The latest entry level iPad runs iPadOS with a new, slightly bigger 10.2in Retina display and more versatility than ever, with support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboards. It might hit the sweet spot between Mini and Air.
What’s the real saving? This is down from the official Apple price – which is still live – of £449 for the 128GB model (there’s no 64GB option). The 2019 iPad has only been on sale since September making it amongst the shiniest Apple kit to go on deal.
What is it? The third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat still sets the standard in its category. Google-owned Nest lets you control the thermostat via iOS, Android and Google Assistant voice controls. It neatly avoids overheating by keeping tabs on the house temperature as well as monitoring your phone’s location to see if heating should be started, so you get home to a cozy abode.
What’s the real saving? Google came out with its Pixel and Nest deals this week and on the smart thermostat, at least, Amazon is – somehow – offering cheaper prices. Google’s Black Friday price on this is £159 but Amazon has gone down to £149, which is just shy of £35 off the current £183.50 cost.
What is it? The Dyson V7 Cordless vacuum is one of the cheapest ways to get into the cordless Dyson game AKA the dream. The V7 Motorhead comes with two cleaning tools, tackles both carpets and hard floors and runs for 30 minutes between charges.
What’s the real saving? This deal is a cool £50 down on the price of a V7 vac on other retailers, such as Currys and Amazon, and £100 off the original £299 RRP.
What is it? Don’t let their unassuming design fool you – these Sony WH-XB900N cans pack one hell of a punch, thanks to their dedicated bass ducts and specially designed innards. With balanced mids, detailed highs, touch controls and active noise cancelling all thrown into the mix, they’re excellent value.
What’s the real saving? A generous £101 price cut makes this a cracking deal for bass nuts who care about features and sound quality.
What is it? Why should you consider this Seiko SNE393P2 dive watch? Well, a rugged sports watch not only can be worn casually, it’s also eminently practical. This stainless steel version from Seiko offers a number of the brand’s worthwhile features: 100 metres of water resistance, an analogue movement and a black fabric strap. The main bonus, however, is undoubtedly the addition of solar power.
What’s the real saving? This is a tidy saving of £35 and it’s the lowest this watch has been for some time. Plus the SNE393P2 has been on sale in the last 12 months for as much as £150 and has an RRP of £190, so snapping this piece up for a mere £85 makes sense.
The best Amazon Black Friday Deals
Laptop and tablet deals
What is it? The Asus ZenBook UX333 is a top-spec thin and light laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor, large 512GB SSD and 8GB of memory. It also comes with a carry case and weighs a mere 1.09kg
What’s the real saving? This laptop normally costs £899 and the spec, particularly the large 512GB SSD, is very good. With £200 off, it’s a great deal on a high-spec and stylish laptop.
What is it? Despite its wallet-friendly price, the Huawei MediaPad T5, feels anything but cheap. Clad entirely in smart matte-black metal, the T5 is dressed to impress, with a decent amount of power to run games and apps on its 10in, Full HD display.
What’s the real saving? An extra £30 off makes this budget tablet a compelling buy if you’re not after pricey flagship features.
£30 off the Huawei MediaPad M5 8, now £204 via Amazon: Our best small Android tablet – kind of the Android equivalent of an iPad Mini – is down to a smidge over £200 for the 32GB model, making this a genuinely good deal. The MediaPad M5 8’s RRP is £299, though it hasn’t been that price for a while.
It’s tricky to find a 2019 smartphone that’s actually selling full price this month so if you’re in the market for one, you’re in quite a good spot. All the major phones have launched and everything from mid-range Motos to flagship Pixels are going cheap(er).
What is it? Google’s new Pixel 4 is the best cameraphone to have graced our hands. It beat the iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro in our professional photographer smartphone camera showdown, with its stunning low-light snaps being a particular highlight.
What’s the real saving? A saving of £70 just over a month after its launch is great news for people eyeing up the Pixel’s world-class camera.
What is it? The Huawei P30 Pro offers one of the funnest, most versatile smartphone camera experiences around, thanks to its multiple lenses and superb low-light snaps. The all-day battery life is the icing on an already delicious cake.
What’s the real saving? This is a substantial saving of £150, which is £100 lower than the previous cheapest Amazon price of £750.
What is it? The OnePlus 7 Pro’s quirky pop-up selfie cam leaves its screen gloriously notch-free, while its powerful specs, triple camera setup and classy design make it a flagship worthy of a home in your pocket.
What’s the real saving? You’ll be saving £100, resulting in the 7 Pro’s cheapest price tag to date.
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What is it? The Motorola One Zoom takes photos that belie its lighter price tag, while its beefy battery will easily last till bedtime with power to spare. Its in-screen fingerprint scanner – a feature normally reserved for more expensive flagships – is a welcome bonus.
What’s the real saving? A saving of £49 may seem small compared to some other deals, but you’re getting a lot of phone here for just £330.
£190 off the Huawei P30, now £435 via Amazon: The P30 lacks the curved screen and 5x optical zoom of its Pro brother, but still offers plenty of camera smarts, including 3x optical zoom, and ultra-wide, zoom, and main image sensors.
£80 off the OnePlus 6T, now £449 via Amazon: Crowned as a true flagship alternative last year, the OnePlus 6T impresses with a lightning fast in-screen fingerprint scanner and great value for money.
£20 off the Motorola Moto G7, now £110 via Amazon: If you’re after a budget handset without compromising on the build, screen or performance, the Moto G7 won’t disappoint, especially at this super-low price.
£20 off the Motorola Moto G7 Power, now £140 via Amazon: If you can spare a little extra cash on top of the regular Moto G7’s price tag, this Power variant is well worth a look, thanks to its incredible battery life, courtesy of its beastly 5,000 mAh battery.
Up to 70% Nomad charging and case accessories: One of our go-to accessories brands, Nomad, has started its Black Friday sale early with batches of products 10%, 20%, 30%, 50% and 70% off. Its rugged PowerPack Portable Battery, which features in our best portable chargers guide, is down to $84.
TV and home cinema deals
Here be monsters. And by monsters we mean terrible ‘deals’ on TV models you really shouldn’t be considering. We’ve picked out TVs from the likes of Samsung and Sony that we think should be on your shortlist.
What is it? The LG B9 OLED TV is LG’s entry-level OLED TV, but don’t let that put you off. This is an outstanding TV with great colours, deep blacks and the best smart TV software on the market.
What’s the real saving? You’re saving £200 with this deal from Amazon. The lowest price for this model was £1,299 until recently and it’s unlikely it will go lower than it is now. If want a good OLED TV without breaking the bank, look no further than this.
£30 off a Samsung 55-inch 4K TV, now £399 via Argos: Down from £429, it’s not the biggest discount and it may well drop further but £399 is an excellent price for a 55-inch Samsung TV with HDR and Samsung’s superb smart TV platform.
(At least) £30 off a Nebula Capsule portable projector, now £247 via Amazon: No, it’s not quite £123 off as advertised but this nifty pocket cinema is at least £30 cheaper on Amazon than anywhere else. When we tested it last year, we liked its 5W speaker, screencasting abilities and four-hour battery life.
£180 off 50-inch Sony 4K HDR TV, now £499 via Currys: You can’t go wrong with a reasonably priced Sony TV, and this is an especially good deal on a 50-inch 4K TV. It has all the catch-up TV services, supports Google Assistant and Alexa, and plays nicely with Android phones thanks to built-in Chromecast functionality.
£300 off 55-inch Panasonic GZ2000, now £2999 via John Lewis: Panasonic’s GZ2000 is our recommendation for the best TV you can buy right now – in our review we said its image accuracy is unparalleled – and it’s down £300 on the 55-inch and 65-inch models at John Lewis.
Smartwatch and fitness deals
GPS running watch under £200? Fitness tracking smartwatch under £100? Our edit of fitness and smartwatch deals has unearthed some brilliant discounts from top notch sports brands.
What is it? The Huawei Watch 2 is smart in more ways than one. Beneath its classic design and ceramic bezel, you’ll find Google’s Wear OS 2.0, with support for notifications, contactless payments, music playback, heart rate monitoring and GPS for phone-free fitness tracking.
What’s the real saving? Nearly£100 off is a decent deal for a handsome smartwatch that does it all.
What is it? Fitbit’s first Versa smartwatch, which is extremely similar to the new second gen, is down to £130. It’s stylish and comfortable with all the usual activity and sleep tracking plus heart rate tracking and a four day battery life.
What’s the real saving? The Versa is technically £70 off at Amazon, though with everyone else discounting as well this is actually only the (joint) lowest online price by £10 – it’s also £130 at Very. Still the lowest, though.
What is it? Huawei’s original Watch GT is really a fitness tracker disguised as a smartwatch and its two-week battery life can’t be beat. You can’t download apps or reply to messages but you do get a smart looking watch that does heart rate, fitness tracking and basics like the weather and smartphone notifications.
What’s the real saving? The price of the Watch GT has really fluctuated over the past few months, tending to hover around the £130-£140. In Amazon’s sale, it’s dropped to £110 and as such is well worth considering as an everyday fitness companion.
£100 off a Michael Kors Access Runway for £179: This designer Wear OS smartwatch was released last year but at this price could make a nice treat or gift – it has heart rate, GPS and Google Pay.
£32 off Nike Pegasus Turbo 35 for £73: If you can stand to have slightly old sneaks, Nike’s sale includes the Pegasus Turbo 35 running shoes, with Zoom Air cushioning and down from £105.
Smart home and appliance deals
When is smart home tech not on sale? Point taken but with these prices, you could kit your whole home out on a serious budget. And don’t scroll past that mesh Wi-Fi system because you’ll need it.
What is it? The Ecovacs Deebot N79S shows just how affordable robot vacuums have become. With the sale price, this is a tenth of the price of a top-of-the-line iRobot and you get a spot cleaning mode, max mode, auto clean plus Alexa and Google Assistant voice controls.
What’s the real saving? The real saving here is £60 as this Deebot was selling for £209 on Amazon not too long ago. That £99 discount that’s listed refers to the original RRP.
What is it? If you’re after more than a simple Americano in the mornings, the Nespresso Lattissima Touch will gladly welcome your drowsy embrace with open arms, pouring proper cappuccinos and lattes at the touch of a button. You can create and save your own custom drinks too, if you’re particularly picky about your coffee:milk ratios.
What’s the real saving? This was actually around £10 less during Black Friday last year, but with £38 off, this is still the lowest price this has been all year.
What is it? The Google Nest Hub is a nifty smart home display that works really well in the kitchen – control music via voice, see commute times, watch YouTube videos, all on a 7-inch screen. Plus, unlike the Nest Hub Max, there’s no camera.
What’s the real saving? Sure, it’s a rebrand on a product that first came out last year but it’s a product we like and £59 is a good price.
£34 off the Philips Hue Lightstrip Bundle, now £45: Already got your Hue smart bulbs in the sales? This flexible, connected lightstrip is down below £50 – it looks great run behind sofas for subtle, smart home-powered ambience.
£18 off the Crock-Pot 5.6L Express Multi-Cooker, now £57: Our best slow cooker offers versatile settings and a cool-to-the-touch design and it’s dipped below £60 in the sales.
£10 off a Google Home Mini, now £19 via John Lewis: Google’s budget smart speaker is down below £20; a neat, inoffensive-looking way to put Google Assistant in your home.
£210 off an AEG electric oven, now £369 via John Lewis: Various AEG appliances are on sale this week – the biggest deal we’ve seen so far is on this self-cleaning single oven with a SteamBake feature to take care of cakes, bread and pastries.
£100 off this Dyson V8 Animal, now £299 via John Lewis: Designed to pick up pet hair, and with 40 minutes of power mode on one charge, the V8 is cheaper on John Lewis than Amazon right now
PC and gaming deals
PC gamers are particularly well served this Black Friday, with offers on gaming monitors, mice, keyboards and headsets. You’re about to make some very good life choices.
What is it? SteelSeries’ wireless Arctis 7 headphones ditch Bluetooth for a more reliable, interference-free 2.4G connection. Comfortable and cool thanks to perforated fabric earcups, the built-in controls and background noise-cancelling microphone make it a solid choice for any gamer.
What’s the real saving? While the Arctis 7 was slightly cheaper at £93 this time last year, £61 off the current RRP is still a great deal for a comfortable, high-performance gaming headset.
What is it? The Dell SE2417HG is a cheap but effective 24-inch, 1080p gaming monitor with a low 2ms response time. It’s nothing fancy, but it doesn’t need to be.
What’s the real saving? Saving £26 doesn’t sound like a huge amount, but it’s a 20% discount on an already very cheap monitor that’s now just £93. That’s a bargain for a good monitor – so good you could buy more than one.
What is it? This gaming mouse from Corsair has eight programmable buttons and is designed for both left and right handers – many premium gaming mice only cater to right handers. It has a sleek, comfortable design and it has programmable lighting as well.
What’s the real saving? This product normally sells for £45, so you’re saving nearly 30% on the regular price.
What is it? This is the perfect way to upgrade a gaming PC. The Acer Predator Z35P is an ultra-wide, 21:9 monitor with a 100Hz high refresh rate and G-Sync support to eliminate tears and annoying stutters while you play. It also uses a VA-type LCD panel, which delivers superior contrast compared to the more common IPS type displays. Bottom line: it’s a really good monitor.
What’s the real saving? By any measure, the £210 off this gaming monitor is a terrific deal. The Acer normally retails for around £750 and some retailers sell it for £800.
What is it? If you want a serious gaming monitor on the cheap, the Acer KG251Qbmiix is a great pick. It’s a 24.5-inch monitor with an increased 75hz refresh rate and Freesync support, which removes stutters and tearing for a smoother experience.
What’s the real saving? This model normally costs £150 and the £45 discount amounts to a 30% saving, which makes it a pretty good deal. More importantly, £100 or so for a monitor with these extra features is very rare indeed.
£5 off Microsoft Mobile 3500 Mouse, now £15 via AO: This ambidextrous wireless mouse, with three buttons, is down to just £15. Easy Black Friday win.
£20 off 1TB Crucial BX500 SSD, now £96 via Amazon: A reliable, highly-regarded SSD with 1TB of storage. A useful upgrade to a PC or floundering laptop. Also available with ]2TB for £176, a £38 saving.
£15 off PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Headset, now £50 via Amazon: Sony’s official premium wireless headset is stylish, sounds good and with this deal, won’t break the bank either.
£97 off LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, now £548 via John Lewis: Pass the days to The Rise of Skywalker with this 7,500 piece set of everyone’s fave Corellian light freighter, complete with both classic and new crew. Chewie’s bowcaster included.
Headphones and speaker deals
These are the finest lug-hugging headphones and audiophile-wooing speakers we’ve seen deals for so far. Black Friday tends to be a good time to pick up a discounted Bluetooth speaker or pair of wireless earbuds especially.
What is it? Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H9i were classed as top-drawer headphones with active noise cancellation when they launched last year – a great design, superior build, premium sound and even proximity sensors (that work) and a removable battery (take note, Apple). You also get a transparency mode and 18 to 24 hours of battery life. So what was the trouble? Too pricey! But now…
What’s the real saving? This is a none-too-shabby saving of just shy of £100 off the RRP. So, even though the H9is have been on sale previously this year for as little as £220, this is still a decent saving.
What is it? The Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones don’t quite make our guide to the best noise-cancelling headphones, but they’re very good headphones nonetheless and look fantastic. Bowers & Wilkins is a premium audio brand you can depend on to deliver quality.
What’s the real saving? These headphones have never been cheaper at £219, a generous £60 off the usual price. This is a great deal.
What is it? Samsung’s answer to the AirPods, the Galaxy Buds come with a wireless charging case as standard (unlike Apple’s £79 extra offering), as well as gesture controls, a 13-hour battery life, and an ambient mode which lets you hear the world around you without having to remove them.
What’s the real saving? While they don’t have active noise cancelling, their in-ear design should fend off enough environmental noise for a pleasant listening experience. An £30 saving isn’t shabby either as it’s their lowest price to date.
What is it? Beats’ sort-of-wireless, Powerbeats 3 earphones promise to blast 12 hour’s worth of music into your ears – more than enough for multiple workouts (or a single Ironman Triathlon). Their hook design, cable and sweat-resistant build should hug your ears during even the most demanding of runs, and the Fast Fuel five-minute charge feature, which provides an hour of playback, is great for forgetful types.
What’s the real saving? At just under £100 saving these are well worth considering for active types who aren’t fussed about cables and noise cancelling.
What is it? The JBL FLIP 4 is a bluetooth wireless speaker with decent features and even better sound. You also get impressive volume for the size, an intuitive design, 12 hours of playback and – most importantly – proper waterproofing, which means it can be dunked in the pool (or bath/sea) with abandon.
What’s the real saving? This is an OK saving of just over £44 off the RRP, but note that this speaker has been available for a similar price earlier in the year.
£27 off Soundcore Anker Liberty Air, now £45 via Amazon: These are our current top budget wireless earbuds, with a light, comfortable AirPods-style design; decent sound for the price and good five hour battery life that extends to twenty hours with the charging case.
£155 off Naim Mu-so (1st gen), now £695 via John Lewis: The second gen Naim Mu-so is one of our best wireless speakers, it’s also £1,300. So take a look at the five-year-old but still very impressive sounding first gen Mu-so with streaming via AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Tidal.