HP Warns That Some SSD Drives Will Fail at 32,768 Hours of Use – BleepingComputer

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/hp-warns-that-some-ssd-drives-will-fail-at-32-768-hours-of-use/

HP released firmware updates for a number of its Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drives to prevent their failure at exactly 32,768 hours of operation time.

The devices are used in multiple server and storage products for enterprise, such as HPE ProLiant, Synergy, Apollo, JBOD D3xxx, D6xxx, D8xxx, MSA, StoreVirtual 4335 and StoreVirtual 3200.

The abnormal expiration time translates to 3 years, 270 days and 8 hours, a lot less than the normal lifespan of these products. For some of them, the warranty can be extended to up to five years.

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The warning came through a customer bulletin from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) support center and notes that the SSD failure caused by the bug makes both the drive and the data on it unrecoverable.

Restoring the data would be possible “from backup in non-fault tolerance, such as RAID 0 and in fault tolerance RAID mode if more drives fail than what is supported by the fault tolerance RAID mode logical drive.”

In total, HP lists 20 drives affected by the issue. For the time being, a fix is available for only eight of them since November 22. For the rest of them, the company plans to release a firmware update in the second week of December.

HPE Model Number

HPE SKU

HPE SKU DESCRIPTION

HPE Spare Part SKU

HPE Firmware Fix Date

VO0480JFDGT

816562-B21

HP 480GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD

817047-001

11/22/2019

VO0960JFDGU

816568-B21

HP 960GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD

817049-001

11/22/2019

VO1920JFDGV

816572-B21

HP 1.92TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD

817051-001

11/22/2019

VO3840JFDHA

816576-B21

HP 3.84TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD

817053-001

11/22/2019

MO0400JFFCF

822555-B21

HP 400GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2

822784-001

11/22/2019

MO0800JFFCH

822559-B21

HP 800GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2

822786-001

11/22/2019

MO1600JFFCK

822563-B21

HP 1.6TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2

822788-001

11/22/2019

MO3200JFFCL

822567-B21

HP 3.2TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2

822790-001

11/22/2019

VO000480JWDAR

875311-B21

HPE 480GB SAS SFF RI SC DS SSD

875681-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VO000960JWDAT

875313-B21

HPE 960GB SAS SFF RI SC DS SSD

875682-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VO001920JWDAU

875326-B21

HPE1.92TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

875684-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VO003840JWDAV

875330-B21

HPE 3.84TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

875686-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VO007680JWCNK

870144-B21

HPE 7.68TB SAS 12G RI SFF SC DS SSD

870460-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VO015300JWCNL

870148-B21

HPE 15.3TB SAS 12G RI SFF SC DS SSD

870462-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VK000960JWSSQ

P06584-B21

HPE 960GB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

P08608-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VK001920JWSSR

P06586-B21

HPE 1.92TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

P08609-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VK003840JWSST

P06588-B21

HPE 3.84TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

P08610-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VK003840JWSST

P11329-B21

HPE 3.84TB SAS RI LFF SCC DS SPL SSD

P11360-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VK007680JWSSU

P06590-B21

HPE 7.68TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

P08611-001

Week of 12/9/2019

VO015300JWSSV

P06592-B21

HPE 15.3TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD

P08612-001

Week of 12/9/2019

 According to the advisory, the failure is unavoidable unless the new firmware is installed, and SSDs installed at the same time are likely to fail “nearly simultaneously.”

Some users experienced this scenario, with multiple vulnerable HP drives in a server collapsing at about the same time. One user on Reddit says that six of their SSDs died in 15 minutes. Another one writes:

“Just had eight VO0480JFDGT drives fail 2 weeks ago in one server. Each failed within minutes of each other. It took over 2 weeks of HPE dropping the ball until they figured it out.”

HP did not find on its own about the issue in the firmware but learned about it from a SSD manufacturer, which explains why some products already reached the premature end.

Users can check the uptime of their drives with the Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) software, which provides power-on hours for each installed drive.

The saving firmware is HPD8. It is available for the VO0480JFDGT, VO0960JFDGU, VO1920JFDGV, VO3840JFDHA drive models (download for VMware ESXiWindowsLinux).

It is also available for MO0400JFFCF, MO0800JFFCH, MO1600JFFCK and MO3200JFFCL (download for VMware, Windows, Linux).

There Was An F-Zero Novel, And Its Art Sure Was Something – Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/there-was-an-f-zero-novel-and-its-art-sure-was-somethi-1840056471

Total RecallTotal RecallTotal Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.

In January of 1992, a novel—not a manga, a novel—was released in Japan based on F-Zero. And anyone used to how the series looked and felt on a console will notice it’s quite…different.

With a title roughly translated to F-Zero: And Then, To The Gods Of Speed, these scans and info were all uploaded by Step (via Nintendo Life), and show a racing circuit that ditches the bright lights and comic book aesthetic for something darker and more reflective.

The novel was written by Katsuyuki Ozaki, but it’s the art I’m interested in today (hey, I don’t speak/read Japanese), which was done by Kagami Yasuhiro.

This is just a small sample, there’s loads more to flick through here.

Valve Is Not Making Any More Steam Controllers – Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/valve-is-not-making-any-more-steam-controllers-1840056878

Image: Nathan Grayson (Original photo by Valve)

SteamedSteamedSteamed is dedicated to all things in and around Valve’s PC gaming service.

We are gathered here today to bid farewell to the Steam Controller, the little gamepad that could in some cases, but couldn’t in others, because it made people’s hands hurt. Its haptic pads are tickling the fingers of angels now.

Currently, Valve’s maiden foray into the world of long-distance game manipulation is on sale for $5 (plus shipping, which can be pricey depending on your location)—90 percent off its original price. There’s also a notice on the controller’s store page that reads “limited quantity remaining.” The Verge touched bases with Valve and found out that after the current batch of Steam Controllers, there won’t be any more. So this is a fire sale, basically.

It’s a bit of a bummer. On one hand, the Steam Controller is perhaps the most customizable controller ever conceived, with a small but dedicated community creating custom configurations for nearly every game under the sun, modding the controller itself, and even coming up with clever control schemes for people with disabilities and others for whom more traditional controllers aren’t an option. But on the other, awkwardly clenched hand, the rumble-based haptic pads—which took the place of more traditional joysticks—never quite felt comfortable, despite their tremendous versatility. The Steam Controller was a fascinating experiment whose legacy lives on in things like Valve’s Index VR controllers, which give off impressively nuanced haptic feedback.

At this point, it’s not clear if Valve will ever take another crack at the Steam Controller concept. Kotaku emailed Valve to ask if a Steam Controller 2.0 is in the cards, but did not hear back in time for publication. For now, the company’s hardware endeavors seem pointed in the direction of virtual reality, especially with Half-Life: Alyx on the way. As such, I think it’s only appropriate that we all press F—or whatever Steam Controller button you’ve mapped F to—to pay respects to the little controller that did its best and looked like a cool robot owl while doing it. That’s more than most of us can say, and for that, it should be applauded.

Early Black Friday laptop deals on Macbook Pro, Samsung and more – CNET

https://www.cnet.com/news/early-black-friday-laptop-deals-on-macbook-pro-samsung-and-more/

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This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season’s best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET.

There’s a new Apple MacBook Pro in town, and this Black Fridaysees big discounts on some of its closest counterparts including the ever-popular MacBook Air and the recently updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. But this is where the deals are only just beginning. For those who know where to look, special offers on big name brands including SamsungHP, and Dell have landed early on laptopsgaming machines and Chromebooks.

We’ve noted is that there’s not currently much on offer when it comes to low-end Intel or AMD processors. However, these are laptops that tend to disappoint at any price, making them cheap, but not a bargain. 

We’ll keep updating this Black Friday article with new deals as they come to hand. 

Best Black Friday 2019 laptop deals available now

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Here’s a stealthy deal you don’t want to miss on the new MacBook Air. At Amazon, it’s $899, which is already well down from Apple’s list price of $1,099. But, if you choose “no rush shipping,” you can knock another $100 off, which is pretty amazing. 

Another decent option: Get $200 off a new MacBook Air right now with this Best Buy deal. Best Buy is also offering $100 off the brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro now as well (if you’re a member of the My Best Buy program, which is free to join). 

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The new 13- inch MacBook Pro that was released in July is now down to $1,100 at both Best Buy and Amazon. 

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This is the 13.3-inch version of the larger 15.6-inch Notebook 7 Spin model we reviewed (and liked). This convertible two-in-one laptop has a touchscreen that can rotate 360-degrees into tablet mode. It features a standard midrange component lineup with an Intel Core i5 CPU and 8GB of memory, but goes beyond the standard 256GB SSD you see on many midrange models and doubles the storage capacity to 512GB.

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This two-in-one laptop from Dell is a bit bigger and more powerful than the Samsung mentioned above. It provides a 15.6-inch touchscreen powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM while serving up a 512GB SSD.

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The LG Gram 14 two-in-one laptop lives up to its pedigree, delivering awesome battery life and strong performance at a lighter weight than the competition. This 14-inch model features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Read our LG Gram 14 review.

HP

This is a decent budget gaming laptop, model number 15-dk0068wm, with a Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GTX GeForce 1050. We thought this deal wouldn’t be available until Wednesday, but it went up early. 

Samsung

Two slightly different configs of this small Chromebook from Samsung, which is a step-up form of the cheapest 11-inch models. Best Buy’s model is on sale now. Find it at Walmart for more money for more memory, too. 

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Nicely upgraded budget-friendly gaming laptop, with a Core i7 CPU and GTX 1650 graphics. 

HP

Big-screen Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 and a touchscreen. Popular deal, as it’s already temporarily sold out, but will hopefully be back in stock soon. 

HP

The 13-inch Spectre x360 is one of CNET Reviews’ favorite 2-in-1 convertibles for its premium styling, light weight and long battery life. This model features a 13.3-inch touch display, an 10th-gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 8GB of memory, integrated Intel graphics and a 512GB SSD with 32GB of Optane memory.

Read our HP Spectre x360 review.

Originally published earlier. 

Argos Black Friday deals 2019: Monday afternoons new deals JUST ADDED – Real Homes

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Argos Black Friday has started early and there are plenty of great deals to be had today.

Early Black Friday sale deals today include small and large appliances, health and beauty buys, a whopping £100 off the Dyson V7 vacuum and 25% off mattresses from Silentnight. Plus there’s buy one, get on half price on all jewellery. That’s bargain-tastic Christmas shopping sorted, then.

We’ve rounded up today’s best Argos deals below PLUS listed the latest on the crazy codes to save you time and money. We’ll be updating this page every day as deals drop in the run up to Black Friday, so why not bookmark it so you can come back to take advantage of the best bargains before anyone else?

The best Argos deals live right now

There are some amazing deals to be had already, but who really has time to look through the lot to find what they need? Time is precious, so we have done it for you – you’re welcome. To start, here are the five deals we think Argos should really be shouting about. From appliances to make cooking easier over the Christmas period, to hair styling tools you could buy as a gift, see them all below.

Otherwise, use the links below to shop Argos deals by category.

These are our top Argos deals today but you can keep scrolling for lots more:

Instax SQ 6 Instant Camera | Was £124.99, now £99.99
This is on our Christmas wish list this year. We love an instant camera, and this one just changed the game with a selfie mode and selfie mirror!View Deal

Morphy Richards Evoke 3.5L Sear and Stew Slow Cooker | Was £32.99, now £24.99
Proof that excellent cookware needn’t cost a lot, this slow cooker from Morphy Richards has a very useful sear function that allows you to crisp up your meat or fish before you slow cook it, or to add a yummy chargrilled taste to your slow cooked vegetables. View Deal

Dyson V7 Motorhead Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | Was £299.99, now £199.99
We love ourselves a Dyson vacuum at Real Homes: they are lightweight but powerful, easy to use, and they’re supremely good at picking up smaller dust particles. This one has a slightly longer charge of 30 minutes (as opposed to the 20 minutes on some other Dyson models), which is a bonus.View Deal

Samsung 55 Inch UE55RU7020 Smart 4K HDR LED TV | Was £429, now £399
We’re big fans of Samsung TVs and this is a good one, with a brilliant 4K picture. Use it for all your catch up TV apps including Apple TV, BT Sport and NOW TV apps. Banish messy cables from sight, too. Smart capabilities? You can automatically log in to your accounts with simple, seamless smartphone connection and setup.View Deal

Argos Black Friday smart home deals

Argos Black Friday is perfect for smart homes deals as they stock all the big brands, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, Ring and more. These are the best deals today:

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Now £19.99
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is at an all time low price of £19.99. This handy device can turn any TV smart, and has apps such as BBC iPlayer, All 4, Netflix, YouTube and more already downloaded so that subscription permitting, you can watch them all with ease.View Deal

Google Chromecast – Charcoal |Was £30, now £20
Connect your TV to your phone or tablet effortlessly with the Chromecast dongle. No need for fussy long cables: once it’s plugged in, you’re good to stream from your phone wirelessly. View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Chime Bundle | Was £189, now £119
The ultimate video doorbell (and our number one pick in our buyer’s guide), now easier to use than ever, with quick release rechargeable batteries. Use the Chime to connect up to all your devices to amplify notifications. View Deal

Argos Black Friday health and beauty deals

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for friends and family? Electric shavers, hair straighteners and other personal care items are perfect practical gifts. These are today’s best discounts:

Remington Rose Pearl Hair Dryer with Diffuser | Was £34.99, now £17.49
A great, classic hair dryer with four temperatures (including a cool shot to set your hair) and two speeds. Comes with nozzle and diffuser attachments. Take it from us, it’s a  very decent hair dryer going at an incredibly low price. Fab Christmas pressie, too.View Deal

Philips AT899 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver Gift Set | Was £64.99, now £44.99
The perfect Christmas present, this handy gift set comes complete with a wet and dry electric shaver. Plus a shaving brush and face cloth.View Deal

Glamoriser Salon Results Touch Hair Straightener | Was £64.99, now £49.99 
Love hair straighteners, hate the prices, which is why we are thrilled with the deal on this innovative top-rated, five star buy. It has three settings based not just on heat, but different hair types, from fine to coarse. It also features a cool LCD display and sound indicator that lets you know when it’s ready to use. A clever little gadget.View Deal

Philips Aquatouch S5050/04 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver | Was £59.99, now £49.99
Designed with 5-direction Flex Heads and with 5 independent movements, this handy wet and dry electric shaver is just what you need for a quick and close shave.View Deal

BaByliss 2663VU Curl Secret Simplicity | Was £79.99, now £49.99
Want gorgeous, glossy, loose curls? This is the device for you, perfect for achieving natural looking waves and curls. The ceramic coating protects your hair from heat damage as you’re styling. View Deal

Remington S6606 Curl & Straight Confidence | Was £90, now £59.99
Grab this normally very expensive two-in-one styling product while you can. This device can do literally anything, from soft waves to super straight and shiny hair. Five heat settings. View Deal

Philips S3561/12 Philishave Wet and Dry Electric Shaver | Was £79.99, now £64.99
With an impressive 60 minute running time, this wet and dry shaver is just what you need for a close shave.View Deal

Braun Silk-epil 7 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator | Was £149.99, now £74.99
Still on hair… we’ve wanted one of these for ages and, of course, the best time to buy is after the summer. But hey, party season in coming and those legs might be out again briefly – and it’s HALF PRICE!. And who doesn’t find leg shaving a faff? Say goodbye to razor burn with this advanced epilator: it can used wet or dry, and is pretty much painless to use. It’s also effective on very short hair, unlike wax.View Deal

Oral-B Genius 9900 Electric Toothbrush – Duo Pack | Was £139.99, now £109.99
The Real Homes team swear by the Oral-B electric toothbrushes: they really do whiten your teeth while keeping things gentle on your gums. The toothbrush will even alert you if you’re brushing too hard. A worthwhile investment. View Deal

Argos Black Friday washing machine deals

If you are after a great Black Friday washing machine deal, Argos has you covered. These are today’s best deals: 

Indesit IWC91252ECO 9KG Washing Machine | Was £239.99, now £199.99
What an amazing price! The perfect washing machine for heavy loads, this Indesit model uses a water saturation technology to really get into the dirt and stains from everyday wear. It also adjusts the amount of water needed for each load. Great value for money. View Deal

Bosch WAT286H0GB 9KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine | Was £699, now £579
A Bosch washing machine at that price? Yes please. This is one clever washing machine: its sensors will detect exactly the right amount of water and detergent to use for your load, and you can link it up to your smartphone or tablet for remote control. There are just two programmes: hard-wearing or sensitive; it’ll figure out the rest on its own. View Deal

Argos Black Friday appliance deals 

On the hunt for an great Argos Black Friday appliance deal? There are already deals to be had right now! These are today’s best:

Breville 3.5L Slow Cooker – Stainless Steel | Was £24.99, now £14.99
This simple yet effective slow cooker has three settings, included keep warm, and is safe to go in the oven. The removable ceramic pot is our favourite feature: great for serving your food at the dinner table.View Deal

Morphy Richards 108268 Dune Jug Kettle | Was £29.99, now £17.99
This kettle is so very pretty in the duck egg colour. But it’s not just a pretty face: it boils very quickly and will switch off automatically if empty. It also has 260-degree rotation on its base, which makes it perfect for left-handed people.View Deal

Morphy Richards 220026 Dune 2 Slice Toaster | Was £29.99, now £17.99
This is one of our favourite toasters ever. Why? Because of its clever high-lift function: no more fishing for those smaller cuts of bread inside the toaster. View Deal

Russell Hobbs 25512 Worcester Kettle | Was £29.99, now £19.99
This economical kettle will boil a single cup of tea in just 45 seconds – perfect when you only want a cuppa for yourself. It also lights up blue when it’s boiling – very pretty. View Deal

American Originals Flip Over Waffle Maker | Was £27.99, now £21.99 
This brilliant waffle maker has non-stick cooking plates and a slimline design that will look great in any kitchen. We also love the shiny red finish. Christmas breakfasts sorted.View Deal

SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker | Was £99.99, now £49.99
Love sparkling water, hate single-use plastic bottles? This innovative device will make 60 litres of sparkling water and comes with a stylish reusable bottle. View Deal

De’Longhi ECC221BLK Motivo Espresso Coffee Machine | Was £99.99, now £64.99
A brilliant multitasker, this coffee machine is guaranteed to please no matter your coffee preference. Whether it’s a proper espresso or a milky cappuccino you fancy, this machine will deliver at the touch of a button. And may we add that the milk frother wand is excellent.View Deal

Tefal 5 Piece Non-Stick Aluminium Pan Set | Was £115.00, now £76.49
We’ve had our eyes on these for a while but we’ve been waiting for the price to drop. And now it has! No kitchen is complete without a classic set of Tefal pans. Super easy to use, the signature non-stick coating allows for perfect cooking without burning and easy cleaning. View Deal

Kenwood KM280 Prospero with Blender | Was £179.99, now £99.99
What we really like about this deal is that you’re not only getting a great everyday kitchen mixer (with three attachments for whisking, blending, and beating), but also a blender attachment for making soups and sauces. View Deal

KitchenAid Design Collection 4 Slice Toaster | Was £134.99, now £104.99 
We are BIG KitchenAid fans, so we’re always looking for a discount on this iconic kitchen range (and are slowly building up our collection with sale finds). No ordinary toaster, the KitchenAid 4 slice toaster can defrost, keep warm, and even toast bagels in a way that won’t burn them. The sweet retro design is a bonus. View Deal

Ninja Foodi MAX 7.5L Pressure Cooker Air Fryer Dehydrator | Was £229.99, now £179.99
Would it be too shouty to say ‘BARGAIN’? Another great find at an amazing price, this all-in-one cooker is truly amazing; there’s really nothing it can’t do: use it as a slow cooker, or a pressure cooker, or a grill, or even a yoghurt maker. Effortlessly switch between steam, air frying, and even baking.  View Deal

Shark DuoClean 2 Battery HEPA Cordless Pet Vacuum Cleaner | Was £479.99, now £299.99
As the name suggests, this vacuum is great for pet owners, removing even the finest pet hair. But it’s also highly suitable for people with allergies, trapping 99.9 per cent of allergens when you vacuum. What we especially like, though, is the very long run time on a single charge – a whole hour.View Deal

KitchenAid 5K45SSBWH Classic Stand Mixer – White | Was £399.99, now £319.99
Ooooh, we’re really excited about this price and loving the colour. Another one for the Realhomes.com KitchenAid collection. This classic KitchenAid model that comes with three attachments and 10 speeds, making it the perfect, versatile choice for baking. The bowl capacity is 4.3 litres. View Deal

Bush MSBSNFWTDB American Fridge Freezer | Was £519.99, now £399.99
This is one spacious double-door fridge freezer! So spacious, in fact, that you can fit in 19 shopping bags of food in it (thanks to those extra-deep double doors), and ten extra bags can go in the freezer. Impressive.  View Deal

Rangemaster RMB45SCBL/SS Built In Electric Oven Black| Was £599.99, now £429.99
Revamping your kitchen? Here’s a great deal. This built in steam oven has a grill function for a perfect browned finish to dishes. There are tailored settings for fish, meat and vegetables ensures a perfect finish every time. The internal water reservoir means there’s no need for plumbing, either.View Deal

Argos Black Friday Christmas deals 

We all know Argos is fab for Christmas presents, and when better to do all your Christmas shopping than on Black Friday? We’ve rounded up the best Argos buys for Christmas at the best prices:

Argos Home 160 Warm White Icicle String Lights | Was £12, now £9
These warm string lights will add ambience to your room as well as style. We think they’d look great in a living room, maybe placed behind a tree (see photo) or in a bedroom. Also, who says they’re just for Christmas? We think these can be used year-round.View Deal

Amazon Fire 7 with Alexa 7 Inch 16GB Tablet | Was £49.99, now £29.99
Looking for a starter tablet, perhaps for kids’ Christmas gifts? This one has a 7in display and 16GB of internal storage, that’ll give them up to seven hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos and listening to music. The screen resolution (1024 x 600 pixels) and IPS technology mean picture quality won’t be compromised, even from a side view. Perfect pressie if you ask us.View Deal

JLab JBuds Air True – Wireless Headphones | Was £49.99, now £34.99
Six-hour battery life with Bluetooth 5 gives plenty of flexibility with these earbuds, plus their innovative charging case provides 18 extra hours to the earbuds so you can charge back up quickly. Automatically turning on and connecting to each other right out of the case, they provide hassle-free technology. View Deal

SEGA Mega Drive Mini Retro Console | Was £69.99, now £59.99
What a throw back! This would be the perfect present for the gamer in your life or anyone would have a clue what a Sega Mega Drive even is…View Deal

Kindle Paperwhite 8GB E-Reader 2018 | Was £119.99, now £84.99
Enjoy your kindle without any eye strain – the paperwhite technology emulates real paper, even in bright sunlight. We also like the fact that’s waterproof – perfect for reading in the bath. A single charge should last up to six weeks of 30-minute daily reading.View Deal

GoPro HERO7 White CHDHB-601-RW Action Camera | Was £149.99 now £129.99
Trying to find a present for someone who loves the outdoors? Get them this action camera so they can capture and record fun moments on foot, bike, skateboard and more. It comes with a case, it’s waterproof up to 10metres and it connects to your smartphone to download footage. It’s also touch screen!View Deal

Beats by Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones | Was £229.95, now £179.99
Know a teen that’s earphone obsessed? These headphones will have their Christmas sorted. They’re cushioned on-ear headphones that are super stylish, but their real unique point is the super fast charging: just a five-minute charge will give you three hours of playback, and when fully charge, they should keep going for 40 hours. Great for travellers, too. View Deal

SIM Free iPhone 6s Plus 32GB Mobile Phone | Was £349, now £299
iPhone 6 Plus isn’t simply bigger – it’s better in every way. Larger. Thinner. More powerful, but power efficient. Cased in smooth durable aluminium. With a stunning new widescreen 5.5 inch LED backlit Retina HD display.

View Deal

Buy one get one half price on all jewellery
Argos is a bit of a one-stop shop for all things Christmas gifting – and its buy one get one half price on all jewellery offer makes pressie buying there a no brainer. Find everything from bracelets, necklaces and earrings to rings, gift sets and jewellery for kids.View Deal

Argos Black Friday furniture deals 

Argos Black Friday furniture deals are legendary. These are today’s best buys at the best prices:

Argos Black Friday sofa deals

Argos Home Ayres 2 Seater Fabric Tub Sofa | £229.99
Another gorgeous, really affordable sofa. This one comes in four bang-on-trend colours too, our personal fave is this gorgeous pale teal. And that scalloped shape is everywhere at the moment. View Deal

Argos Home Dune 2 Seater Fabric Sofa | £349.99
We love the slightly more traditional look of this Argos sofa. It looks really comfortable too and wayyyy more expensive than it’s current price. There are a few colours to choose from, including a very funky mustard yellow. View Deal

Argos Home Joshua Right Corner Fabric Sofa | £399.99
Available in grey or charcoal, this large corner sofa is a bargain price at Argos. It features wooden legs, buttoned cushions and there’s plenty of space for three to four people to chill. It also comes with a ten-year guarantee.View Deal

Argos Home Chesterfield 2 Seater Velvet Sofa | £449.99
Had your eye on a velvet sofa but don’t want to fork out a load of money for one? This Chesterfield number from Argos is a beauty and really affordable too! The deep green is stunning, but you can also pick from blue, charcoal and light grey. View Deal

Habitat Hardwick 3 Seater Fabric Sofa | £495
Don’t forget that Argos also sell Habitat furniture, which means you will find loads of their pieces in the Argos Black Friday sale too! We love this Habitat sofa and it comes in at under £500.View Deal

Argos Black Friday bedroom furniture deals 

Softline Bedside Table | £64.99
How cute is this bedside table? Very Scandi. It comes in black and grey too, both equally lovely and if you need a bit more storage, there’s a three-drawer option too. View Deal

Softline Drawer Chest of Drawers | £114.99
Oooh look, matching drawers! We don’t think this need only be used in a bedroom either, they are slim enough to be used as a side table in a living room too. There’s also a black and grey version. View Deal

Argos Home Nomad 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers | £129.99
If you like the industrial look, check out the Nomad range at Argos. The light wood, mixed with the metal legs works really well, it reminds us of models we’ve seen at some of our other fave brands, but this is just a fraction of the price. View Deal

Habitat Tatsuma 1 Drawer Dressing Table | £195
Another Habitat number. How cute is this dressing table? The clean, Scandi style is a classic and would fit so easily into any existing scheme you have going on in your bedroom. View Deal

Argos Home Highbury 3 Door 4 Drawer Wardrobe | £409.99
There are loads of lovely wardrobes over on Argos, but we have picked out the Highbury because you just get loads for your money. If you need a huge wardrobe but finding larger models all to be really expensive, check out this one!

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Argos Black Friday dining room furniture deals

Argos Home Beatrice Pair of Velvet Bar Stools | £129.99
And if you buy a bar table, it means to can also buy gorgeous velvet bar stools like these ones. Pretend you are sat in some trendy bar sipping a martini rather than at your kitchen table with your morning coffee. View Deal

Argos Home Chicago Solid Wood Bar Table & Stools | £149.99
If you have a small kitchen, setups like these are perfect. You get a really compact bar table and two stools that tuck right underneath – looks great but takes up minimal floor space. View Deal

Argos Home Tribeca Wood Effect 4 Seater Dining Table | £249.99
We have sung the praises of this gorgeous Argos dining table before. Mostly because it just looks so much more expensive than £250! Total bargain. View Deal

Argos Black Friday TV deals 

The Argos Black Friday sale is a great place to head for a TV deal. They stock all the best brands including Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Philips. These are the best deals today:

Argos Crazy Codes toy deals

Christmas shopping on your mind? These Argos Black Friday toy deals are here to save you some £££s even before the big day. Right now, Argos are having a 20 per cent off sale on all Disney’s Frozen, Star Wars and Marvel Avengers toys. Use the code STAR20 at checkout to claim the deal. 

There are other Argos toys on offer too, keep scrolling for our best picks:

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set | Was £50, now £25
With a huge 50 per cent off, this Hot Wheels set will be sure to a smile on Christmas morning without the need to break the bank. It features three loops, three crash zones and three high-speed boosters…View Deal

Baby born Soft Touch Girl Doll | Was £45, now £40
This Baby Born can drink water, use the potty, eat, cry, sleep and loves a bath (much like us on a Sunday, really). It also comes with 11 accessories included and there’s a boy version, too.View Deal

PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Superpaw Jet I Was £60, now £50
This 2-in-1 deluxe team vehicle transforms from a jet into a mobile command centre for the PAW Patrol. Load the disc launcher with the 5 included discs, and push the button to release them in the Mighty Jet or in Ryder’s mini jet! Press the button on the Mighty Jet’s engine to activate real lights and sounds…View Deal

More Black Friday sales…

  • Amazon: new Black Friday deals every day
  • Amara: up to 50% off top homeware brands inc LSA and Tom Dixon
  • AO: Black Friday deals on appliances are live now
  • Boots: save up to half price on selected items including beauty and electricals
  • B&Q: Black Friday sale live with smart home kit, tools and much more
  • Carphone Warhousedeals on phones, headphones and accessories
  • Cox & Cox: Grey Friday sale 22% off homewares
  • CurrysBlack Friday Why Wait sale – ps. they will refund if they drop prices
  • Debenhams: Black Friday live including homeware and beauty
  • Dyson: save £100 on selected models for Black Friday
  • Hive: up to 25% off selected products from smart home experts
  • Google Store: deals on smart home and phones
  • John Lewis & PartnersBlack Friday sale live. Deals for you and your home
  • Lovehoney: up to 50% off sex toys
  • M&S: offers on wine, food and fashion
  • Not on the High Street: shop daily wonders for 30% off gifts and more
  • Oliver Bonas: pre-Black Friday clearance for fashion and home accessories
  • Simba Sleep: save up to 40% on mattresses for Black Friday
  • Superdrug: Black Friday sale live for beauty, electrical and more
  • Very: Black Friday sale on everything including appliances and smart home
  • Wayfair: get early access to the Black Friday sale by entering your email
  • Zara: Mid-season sale at Zara Home

Only the best Black Friday deals still live today – Wired.co.uk

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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

These are our favourite Black Friday deals today. We’ll be updating this list throughout the day all this week. Keep checking back for new deals as they arrive.

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1) £250 off an iPhone XS (64GB), now £699


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.

Click here to save £250 on the Apple iPhone XS via Amazon

2) £20 off a Fitbit Charge 3, now £80


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.

Click here to save £20 on the Fitbit Charge 3 via Amazon

3) £40 off AirPods 2 with wireless charging case, now £159


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.

Click here to get the Apple AirPods 2 for £159 on Amazon

4) £240 off a 65-inch Samsung 4K TV, now £929


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.

Click here to save £240 on the Samsung QE65 Q60R via Currys

5) £69 off a Hive smart thermostat, now £110


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.

Click here to get a Hive Active Heating thermostat for £110 on Amazon

6) £50 off a 128GB iPad 10.2 (2019), now £399


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.

Click here to save £50 on the iPad (2019) via Amazon

7) £35 off a Nest Learning Thermostat, now £149


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.

Click here to save £35 on the Nest Learning Thermostat via Amazon

8) £50 off a Dyson V7 Cordless, now £199


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.

Click here to save £50 on the Dyson V7 Cordless via John Lewis

9) £101 off Sony’s excellent bass-thumping, noise cancelling headphones, now £129


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.

Click here to save £101 on the Sony WH-XB900N via Amazon

10) £35 off a Seiko SNE393P2, now £84.50


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.

Click here to save £35 on the Seiko SNE393P2

The best Amazon Black Friday Deals


Laptop and tablet deals

Some of the biggest savings we’ve seen for day one are on laptops and tablets with as much as £200 lopped off on well-specced models. Put in the prep with our best laptops and best tablets guides.

£200 off a 13-inch Asus ultra-slim laptop, now £699


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.

Click here to save £200 on the Asus ZenBook UX333 via Amazon

£30 off a Huawei MediaPad T5, now £140 (64GB)


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.

Click here to save £30 on the Huawei MediaPad T5 via Amazon

Also consider

£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.

Phone deals

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).

£70 off a Google Pixel 4, now £699


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.

Click here to save £70 on the Google Pixel 4 via John Lewis

£150 off a Huawei P30 Pro, now £650


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.

Click here to save £150 on the Huawei P30 Pro via Amazon

£100 off a OnePlus 7 Pro, now £699


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.

Click here to save £100 on the OnePlus 7 Pro via Amazon

The best memory card deals


£49 off a Motorola One Zoom, now £330


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.

Click here to save £49 on the Motorola Zoom via Amazon

Also consider

£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.

£200 off an LG 55-inch 4K OLED TV, now £1,099


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.

Click here to save £200 on the LG B9 55-inch 4K OLED TV via Amazon

Also consider

£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.

£98 off Huawei’s feature-packed smartwatch, now £182


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.

Click here to save £98 on the Huawei Watch 2 via Amazon

Get a Fitbit Versa smartwatch for £130


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.

Click here to get the Fitbit Versa for £130 via Amazon

£16 off a Huawei Watch GT, now £110


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.

Click here to save £16 on the Huawei Watch GT via Amazon

Also consider

£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.

£60 off Ecovacs Deebot N79S, now £150


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.

Click here to save £60 on the Ecovacs Deebot N79S via Amazon

£38 off Nespresso’s cappucino-crafting coffee machine, now £150


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.

Click here to save £130 on the Nespresso Lattissima Touch via Amazon

£60 off a Google Nest Hub, now £59


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.

Click here to save £60 on the Google Nest Hub via John Lewis

Also consider

£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.

£61 off SteelSeries’ super-comfortable, wireless gaming headphones, now £99


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.

[b]Click here to save £61 on the SteelSeries Arctis 7 via Amazon

£26 off a Dell 24-inch gaming monitor, now £93


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.

Click here to save £26 on the Dell SE2417HG via Amazon

£13 off a Corsair M55 PRO gaming mouse, now £32


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.

Click here to save £13 on the Corsair M55 PRO via Amazon

£210 off an Acer 35-inch ultra-wide gaming monitor, now £549


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.

Click here to save £210 on the Acer Predator Z35P via Amazon

£45 off a 24.5-inch Acer gaming monitor with Freesync, now £105


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.

Click here to save £45 on the Acer KG251Qbmiix via Amazon

Also consider

£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.

£99 off Bang & Olufsen wireless headphones, now £230[/h3]


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.

Click here to save £99 on the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i via Amazon

£60 off Bowers & Wilkins wireless headphones, now £219


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.

Click here to save £60 on the Bowers & Wilkins PX via Amazon

£30 off the Samsung Galaxy Buds, now £109


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.

Click here to save £30 on the Samsung Galaxy Buds via Amazon

£71 off the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones, now £99


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.

Click here to save £71 on the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones via Amazon

£44 off a JBL Flip 4 wireless speaker, now £75


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.

Click here to save £44 on the JBL Flip 4 via Currys

Also consider

£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.

Video: A Closer Look At Some Of Nintendos Bizarre Unreleased Gaming Peripherals – Nintendo Life

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Who remembers the Wii Vitality Sensor?
Who remembers the Wii Vitality Sensor?

Of all the major companies in the gaming world, Nintendo is commonly seen as the most out-there and unconventional of the bunch. It often designs consoles which are unexpected, which go against the trends of the industry, and frequently launches quirky controllers or design concepts to fit alongside them.

In recent times, we’ve had projects such as Nintendo Labo – which transforms your Nintendo Switch into a playground of build-it-yourself cardboard – and Ring Fit Adventure, with its Ring-Con fitness accessory. Going back a few years, who can forget classics like the NES’ Power Glove or the Game Boy Camera and Printer?

Of course, with curiosity and creativity bursting out of Nintendo’s hallowed halls, it’s hardly surprising that a number of similar projects never made it to production. Game History Secrets‘ Liam Robertson has shared a deep dive into some of these unreleased peripherals in a new video on DidYouKnowGaming?, including a GameCube controller with motion sensors, the well-publicised Wii Vitality Sensor, and even a knitting machine.

Make sure to give it a watch below, and feel free to check out our recent feature on 30 Weird and Wonderful Peripherals From Nintendo’s History for even more bizarre Nintendo goodness.

Some pretty crazy ideas, huh? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Currys Black Friday deals 2019: Mondays sale deals just got even better – Real Homes

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These are the very best and very latest Currys Black Friday deals today – we’re updating this page throughout every single hour (we kid you not)! So if you’re looking to bag yourself a bargain this Black Friday, there’s a whole host of offers on everything from kettles to vacuum cleaners, washing machines and dishwashers to grab.

Below are our top Currys Black Friday deals for today, plus all the best discounts on their products by category. Use the links below to get to the deals you’re interested in or keep scrolling:

The best Currys Black Friday deals live right now

We have let the cream of the crop rise to the top. Take a look at what we think are the very best Currys Black Friday deals, then shop a wider range of products below. You can jump to a specific category using our handy links, below.

Google Nest Mini | Was £49, now £29 | Save £20
OK, Google. I’m looking for a great deal on a smart speaker.’ We’ve got you covered with a massive £20 off Google’s smallest smart speaker: the Google Nest Mini. It makes the perfect entry into the world of smart home tech, or the perfect addition to an existing smart home system.View Deal

Dyson V7 Motorhead Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | was £299, now £199 | save £100
It’s not often that you find a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner for less than £200 – so this has to be one of our favourite deals so far. This handy, cordless vacuum cleaner is just what you need to spot cleaning your home. With a 30 minute battery life, this handy cordless vacuum will help you tackle dirt day-to-day. Plus, it quickly transforms into a handheld vacuum which is perfect for tackling the stairs, the car and more.View Deal

Google Nest Learning Thermostat | was £189, now £159 | save £30
The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is the best smart thermostat according to our testing. Why? Well, because it does all the thinking for you. By learning your heating behaviours, over time, it figures out easy ways to reduce your energy usage without you having to lift a finger. That means reduced bills and reduced impact on the environment. We’re on board.View Deal

Samsung EcoBubble WW90J5456FW/EU Washing Machine | Was £449, now £379 | Save £70
Designed to reduce the amount of water and energy required for a wash load, the Samsung EcoBubble is an option worth considering if you’re in need of a new washing machine and looking for super easy ways to reduce your environmental impact.View Deal

Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Black & Nest Mini Charcoal Bundle | Was £118.99, now £74.99 | Save £44

Planning on making 2020 the year when you really get fit? Yep, us to. And a Fitbit is the perfect companion, making it super easy to track your movement throughout the day, whether you’re into walking, running, cycling, swimming or something else. This bundle also comes with a Google Nest Hub (which, given the discount, is effectively free) and one of our top rated smart speaker, so you’re getting two top rated pieces of tech for the price of one. Brilliant.View Deal

Crock Pot SCCPRC507B-060 Slow Cooker | was £69.99, now £39.99 | save £30
If you don’t already own a crock pot, we might just have to unfriend you. We go on about them all the time on Realhomes.com – and for good reason. They make cooking easier and more efficient, allowing you to create homemade meals with minimal effort. And this model allows you to prepare food for up to six people.View Deal

The best Currys Black Friday deals by category

What if you don’t want any of the above? No problem. We have sourced the best deals across various departments too. From vacuum cleaners to small appliances, find the best below.

Currys Black Friday vacuum cleaner deals

Dyson V7 Motorhead Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | was £299, now £199 | save £100
It’s not often that you find a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner for less than £200 – so this has to be one of our favourite deals so far. This handy, cordless vacuum cleaner is just what you need to spot cleaning your home. With a 30 minute battery life, this handy cordless vacuum will help you tackle dirt day-to-day. Plus, it quickly transforms into a handheld vacuum which is perfect for tackling the stairs, the car and more.View Deal

SEBO Airbelt K1 ePower Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner | Was £300 now £189.97
This cylinder vacuum cleaner has a cord length of 7.7m, it comes with three cleaning accessories included AND it has a large capacity of 3 litres.View Deal

Currys Black Friday coffee machine deals

Nespresso by De’Longhi Lattissima One EN500W Coffee Machine | Was £149, now £134 | Save £15
Start your day with a cappuccino, lungo, latte or espressos to satisfy your caffeine needs. Aside from its (obviously) stylish design, this coffee machine also comes with an automatic milk jug, which measures the amount of milk to avoid waste. We’ll have a frothy coffee, please.View Deal

De’Longhi ECAM23.460 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine | Was £699, now £349

This better than half price deal means the perfect chance to get a leading brand coffee machine for an absolute steal. It has personalised settings so you can choose you favourite strength, size and coffee temperature. It also cleans itself!View Deal

Nespresso by Krups Vertuo Plus XN903840 Coffee Machine |Was £179, now £75

One of our top pick coffee machines is on sale! The Nespresso by Krups Vertuo Plus XN903840 Coffee Machine has five different cup sizes and, when you place a capsule into the Vertuo Plus, it automatically adjusts the settings to match. It takes just 15 to 20 seconds to pre-heat your machine, and automatically switches off to help save energy, too.

Currys Black Friday washing machine deals

Hotpoint Smart WMFUG942GUK Washing Machine | Was £349, now £249 | Save £110
Smart washing machines are leading the way when it comes to laundry, ensuring each load is customised in order to make the most of water and detergent used.View Deal

SAMSUNG ecobubble Washing Machine | Was £389 now £349 at Currys
Available in a choice of black or white, this Samsung machine has a capacity of 8kg, a spin speed of 1400rpm and an energy rating of  A+++. A 2kg wash takes just 15 minutes. Our favourite features? The drawer cleans itself of leftover detergent to prevent mould from growing, and the ecobubble technology that mixes air, water and detergent to wash clothes at lower temperatures, in turn keeping your electricity bill down.View Deal

LG F4J610WS NFC Spin Washing Machine | Was £569, now £399

This 4.5 star rated washing machine has a 10kg capacity, making it perfect for a large family. The 30-minute quickwash can clean 2kg of clothes, too – great for last minute jobs. And it has an A+++ energy rating and a 5-year guarantee included.View Deal

Samsung AddWash WW90K5410UW Washing Machine | was £499, now £429 | save £70
We’ve always experienced the frustration of starting a wash load, only to discover that a sneaky sock has escaped somewhere between the laundry basket and the washing machine. Well, what if we told you that Samsung have tackled this first world problem, allowing users to add extras to a wash load, even after its started. Genius, right?View Deal

Currys Black Friday small appliance deals

Currys Black Friday kettle deals

BEKO Cosmopolis WKM8307B Jug Kettle | Was £69.99, now £39.99 | Save £30

This super stylish kettle proves than kitchen appliances can be functional and aesthetic. Available in white, blue and black it looks really modern and would make the perfect addition to a contemporary kitchen.View Deal

MORPHY RICHARDS 562000 Multicooker | Was £189.98 now £99.97
Now with a huge £90 off, this Morphy Richards multi cooker is a bargain. It had a 1.2 litre capacity as well as a timer function, it can cook everything from rice to pasta and also sauté, boil, mix, blend or stew.View Deal

Currys Black Friday mixer deals

Currys Black Friday slow cooker deals

Crock Pot SCCPRC507B-060 Slow Cooker | was £69.99, now £39.99 | save £30
If you don’t already own a crock pot, we might just have to unfriend you. We go on about them all the time on Realhomes.com – and for good reason. They make cooking easier and more efficient, allowing you to create homemade meals with minimal effort. And this model allows you to prepare food for up to six people.View Deal

Currys Black Friday fan deals

Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Fan Heater | Was £399, now £299 | Save £100 

Don’t wait until summer and then wish that you’d picked up a Dyson fan (they’ll inevitably all be sold out). Instead, invest in the lead up to Black Friday. Plus, this room can heat a room, so it won’t be totally redundant during winter.View Deal

Currys Black Friday TV deals

32 inch TVs

JVC LT-32C690 32in Smart LED TV | Was £199 now £149
Want something smart, easy to use and affordable? This JVC TV is it. You can stream everything from Netflix to ITV on it (subscription permitting) and it’s HD Ready at 720p. It also lets you pause and rewind channels for those super-important tea and biscuit breaks.View Deal

Panasonic TX-32FS500B 32in Smart HDR LED TV | Was £249, now £199 | Save £50
A 32 inch smart TV for less than £200? Christmas really has come early. This little guy, from Panasonic, also offers users HD quality and access to a whole host of streaming platforms. What’s not to love?View Deal

40 inch TVs

SONY BRAVIA KDL40WE663 40in Smart HDR LED TV | Was £369 now £349
Rated A+ for energy, this Sony TV spans 40 inches, it’s smart, HDR and features Freeview HD built-in. Even better? You can bag a Google Nest Mini for just £10 if you purchase this product now.View Deal

43 inch TVs

SAMSUNG UE43RU7020KXXU 43in TV | Was £379 now £329
This 43-inch Samsung TV is smart, 4K, Ultra HD and it has £50 off right now. You’ll also get six months of Spotify premium for free when you purchase.View Deal

SAMSUNG UE43RU7470UXXU 43in TV | Was £499 now £399
This 43-inch Samsung TV is smart, 4K, Ultra HD and it features three HDMI ports. It also comes in 50 inches, 55 inches and 65 inches.View Deal

49 inch TVs

50 inch TVs

SAMSUNG UE50RU7020KXXU 50in TV | Was £449 now £379
A verrry cheap price for a 50-inch Samsung TV (thanks, Black Friday), this is a pretty incredible offer from Currys PC World. For just £379, you can bag a 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV as well as a free six month Spotify premium membership and if you like, and a Google Nest Mini for just £10. Even better? If the price of this model drops come Black Friday, you’ll be refunded the price difference.View Deal

SONY BRAVIA KD49XG8096BU 49in TV with Google Assistant | Was £679 now £499
This TV has Google Assistant built-in, meaning you can control it with the sound of your voice. You’ll save a whopping £180 when buying now, and it comes in four other sizes. Did we mention that it’s smart, 4K, Ultra HD and LED?View Deal

65 inch TVs

SAMSUNG UE65RU7020KXXU 65in TV | Was £749 now £599
With a picture quality of 1,400 PQI, this Samsung 65-inch TV is a bargain with a huge £150 off today. It looks good, sounds good and is smart, 4K, Ultra HD and comes with TV PLUS built-in. View Deal

70 inch TVs

SAMSUNG UE70RU7020KXXU 70in TV | Was £849 now £749
Looking to buy a 70-inch TV? This is probably the best price you’ll find one for on the web. For just £749, you can enjoy smart, 4K Ultra HD viewing on an enormous screen fit for movie watching. Hurry to bag £100 off.View Deal

Currys Black Friday fridge freezer deals

Logik L200CFB18 Chest Freezer | was £199, now £159 | save £40
Hosting this Christmas? If you’re anything like us, you’ll be anticipating a game of extreme freezer Tetris when it comes to storing food. And eve then, you’ll likely be left relying on nature’s fridge (aka the back garden). But, a chest freezer can change all of that, freeing up space and allowing you to prep before the big day rolls around. And for just £159, we don’t think you can do much better than this 199L model from Logik. Simply pop it in the garage and you’re good to go.View Deal

Samsung RF50K5960S8/EU Fridge Freezer | was £1499, now £999 | save £500
Hosting this Christmas? It could be time to think about upgrading your old fridge. And we think this gorgeous silver model from Samsung could be the answer. Despite advertising a 336 litre fridge and 150 litre freezer, it’s actually possible to change the convert the freezer to a fridge – and vice versa – depending on your requirements. On top of that, is boasts a freshness feature which promises to preserve your food for longer. Brilliant.View Deal

LG GSL961PZBV American-Style Fridge Freezer | Was £1,299, now £849 | save £450

Finding an American style fridge freezer for less than a grand is something of a rarity. And especially finding one that’s this nice. It boasts an impressive 405 litre fridge and 196 litre freezer, as well as frost free technology, a water and ice dispenser and technology that aims to keep food fresher for longer. Hosting Christmas this year? This is a purchase you won’t regret.View Deal

Currys Black Friday large appliances deals

BEKO BXIF22100S Electric Oven | Was £170, now £149 | Save £21
New year, new kitchen? Yep, we’ve got similar plans. But just because work isn’t starting until 2020, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on some cracking deals. It’s worth picking up discounted appliances if you’re looking to stick to a budget and this electric oven from Beko is one of our favourites. Why? well amongst other things it offers five cooking functions, SimplySteam which keeps your oven looking clean and efficient performance to help keep your bills down.View Deal

Rangemaster Kitchener KCH90DFFBL/C Dual Fuel Range Cooker | Was £1,399, now £999 | Save £400
Planning a kitchen renovation? If you’ve always dreamt of a range cooker, this might be your best opportunity to pick one up. Retailing at less than £1,000 – you won’t get much better than that.View Deal

Currys Black Friday smart home deals

Currys Black Friday streaming device deals

NOW TV Smart Stick with 1 Month Cinema, Entertainment & Sports Pass | Was £29.99, now £24.99 | Save £5

One of the best streaming devices, according to our tests, NOW TV provides unrivalled access to a whole host of entertainment. This bundle includes Sky Cinema, Entertainment & 1 day Sports Pass, so there’s certainly something for everyone.View Deal

Google Chromecast | Was £30, now £20 | Save £10
Transform any TV into a smart TV using this handy little device. Yep, seriously, You won’t need any satellites, cables or other expensive sounding technology. Simply plug this baby into the back of your screen, connect to the WiFi and watch Netflix, YouTube and more at the click of a button. View Deal

Currys Black Friday smart speaker deals

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) | Was £49.99, now £22 | Save £27.99
A great entry into the world of smart home tech, the Amazon Echo Dot may be small, but it’s perfectly formed. Aside from a super stylish design, it offers all of Alexa’s best features – including voice activation, weather forecasting, reminders and more. Plus, Currys are currently price matching Amazon. So, you can pick it up for the same price if they’re your preferred retailer.View Deal

Google Nest Mini | Was £49, now £29 | Save £20
OK, Google. I’m looking for a great deal on a smart speaker.’ We’ve got you covered with a massive £20 off Google’s smallest smart speaker: the Google Nest Mini. It makes the perfect entry into the world of smart home tech, or the perfect addition to an existing smart home system.View Deal

Google Home | Was £89, now £49 | Save £40
Looking to introduce a smart assistant into your home? Google Assistant is a super popular option, making it super easy to listen to music, set reminders and control a wider smart home system with nothing but the sound of your voice.View Deal

Google Nest Hub | was £119, now £59 | save £50
Looking for gift ideas for a friend, or family member, who lives a little further away than you might like? The Google Nest Hub is the only member of the Google speaker family that comes complete with a touchscreen. This makes video calling loved ones super easy. And is also perfect for following step-by-step video tutorials, monitoring your home security system and more.View Deal

Currys Black Friday smart security deals

Google Nest Cam Smart Security Camera | Was £159, now £119 | save £40
With Full HD 1080p, this handy home security camera is just what you need to keep a closer eye on your home, from any location. With no hard-wiring required, all you need to do is stick it up, where ever you feel fit, sync your smart phone and start watching. Easy.View Deal

Google Nest Cam Outdoor Smart Security Camera | Was £179, now £139 | save £40
Perfect for keeping a closer eye on your home or nosing on your neighbours (this is a joke and, in fact, illegal) this smart security camera will sync with your smart phone, making it easier than ever to keep an eye on your home from any location.View Deal

Currys Black Friday video doorbell deals

Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell | Was £229, now £149 | Save £80
Looking for the best video doorbell? Well, good news, as this is one of our top rated models. Whether you’re looking to keep a closer eye on your home as the dark months draw in, or just want to avoid countless trips to the depot when you start ordering Christmas presents, this could be the one for you.View Deal

Currys Black Friday smart thermostat deals

Google Nest Thermostat E | Was £199, now £149 | Save £50
Looking to minimise your heating bills this winter? Who isn’t…Well, did you know the best smart thermostats can help you do just that? By monitoring your heating behaviours – and syncing directly with your smart phone – it’s never been easier to control your heating from any location.View Deal

Google Nest Learning Thermostat | was £189, now £159 | save £30
The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is the best smart thermostat according to our testing. Why? Well, because it does all the thinking for you. By learning your heating behaviours, over time, it figures out easy ways to reduce your energy usage without you having to lift a finger. That means reduced bills and reduced impact on the environment. We’re on board.View Deal

Currys Black Friday speaker and surround sound deals

LG SK8 2.1 Wireless Soundbar with Dolby Atmos | Was £599, now £299 | Save £300

Enhance your home cinema experience (in time for all those Christmas movies) with the help of a soundbar. When it comes to sound quality, it doesn’t get much better than Dolby Atmos and 3D sound means you’re sure to experience your favourite films, TV series and games in a whole new dimension.

Browse more of the best soundbars.View Deal

Samsung HW-Q60R 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar | Was £599, now £349 | Save £250
Every seat is the best seat in the house when you’ve kitted out your home with an impressive surround sound system. Small and compact in design, this Samsung kit promises a quality home cinema experience without ruining the aesthetics of your home.View Deal

Currys Black Friday health and beauty deals

Oral B CrossAction PRO 2000 Electric Toothbrush | Was £79.99, now  £29.99

The Realhomes.com team swears by these! The PRO 2000 brush head oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove up to 100% more plaque than your regular manual toothbrush.
There are two cleaning modes including Daily Clean and Gum Care, as well as a visible pressure sensor that lights up and stops pulsating if you’re brushing too hard. The integrated timer buzzes every 30 seconds to let you know when to move on to another area of your mouth and alerts you when the dentist-recommended two minute brushing time is up. Fail-safe if you ask us.

Currys discount codes: the best right now

As well as the best deals we have highlighted above, the Currys sale means loads of discounts on other departments. From smart home tech, to appliances, find an offer that suits you below.

10% off new Bose speaker
Bose’s new speaker boasts 12 hours battery life, Bluetooth, aux-in, a speakerphone and it comes in black or white. Use the code BSESLM10W28 for a discount at checkout. We think it’d make a fab Christmas present.View Deal

10% off FitBit Versa 2
Buying a FitBit? Whether it’s for yourself or a Christmas gift, right now you can get one for 20 per cent off at Currys PC World. The Versa 2 comes in six different colours, it’s water resistant, has a battery life of five days and best of all it features Amazon Alexa inside.View Deal

How to bag a Currys Black Friday bargain

Bagging a Currys Black Friday deal is easy. While some may prefer to shop in store, others may find it easier to shop online – this is where we come in. We’re here for you Black Friday and beyond, to help you bag the best priced Currys PC World deal around. This way, you can spend more time browsing other retailers Black Friday deals.

More deals:

  • Amazon: new Black Friday deals every day
  • Amara: up to 50% off top homeware brands inc LSA and Tom Dixon
  • AO: Black Friday deals on appliances are live now
  • Argos: appliances, furniture and toys all in the Black Friday sale
  • Boots: save up to half price on selected items including beauty and electricals
  • B&Q: Black Friday sale live with smart home kit, tools and much more
  • Carphone Warhousedeals on phones, headphones and accessories
  • Cox & Cox: Grey Friday sale 22% off homewares
  • CurrysBlack Friday Why Wait sale – ps. they will refund if they drop prices
  • Debenhams: Black Friday live including homeware and beauty
  • Dyson: save £100 on selected models for Black Friday
  • Hive: up to 25% off selected products from smart home experts
  • Google Store: deals on smart home and phones
  • John Lewis & PartnersBlack Friday sale live. Deals for you and your home
  • Lovehoney: up to 50% off sex toys
  • M&S: offers on wine, food and fashion
  • Not on the High Street: shop daily wonders for 30% off gifts and more
  • Oliver Bonas: pre-Black Friday clearance for fashion and home accessories
  • Simba Sleep: save up to 40% on mattresses for Black Friday
  • Superdrug: Black Friday sale live for beauty, electrical and more
  • Very: Black Friday sale on everything including appliances and smart home
  • Wayfair: get early access to the Black Friday sale by entering your email
  • Zara: Mid-season sale at Zara Home

Big Black Friday gaming deals: save up to £100 on Razer, Thrustmaster and more – TechRadar

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The Argos Black Friday sale has arrived, bringing a raft of impressive gaming deals. While there aren’t any console bundles on sale yet (a situation we expect might change over the coming days), this is the perfect time to grab a huge discount on racing wheels and headsets from the likes of Razer, Thrustmaster and Steelseries.

These aren’t just any old accessories – many of them feature highly in our roundups of the best racing wheels and the best gaming headsets, which makes these deals all the more impressive.

Snap up one of these bargains while they last and transform your gaming experience, whether it’s on PC, Xbox One, PS4 or Nintendo Switch.

Racing wheel deals

Thrustmaster T150 gaming wheel: £179.99 £119.99 at Argos
Our reviewer particularly enjoyed the force feedback when testing this racing wheel for PC and PS4. It doesn’t feel quite as smooth as more expensive wheels, but it’s still fantastic fun and really brings racing games to life. With a third off, that sounds pretty good to us.
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Thrustmaster T300RS racing wheel: £329.99 £229.99 at Argos
Argos has slashed £100 off this steering wheel and pedal set for PS3 and PS4. The realistic 11in wheel features force feedback to immerse you in the race, plus 13 action buttons. A great game-changer for GT fans.
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Gaming headset deals

SteelSeries Arctis 3 headset: £59.99 £29.99 at Argos
Another brilliant gaming headset deal from Argos this Black Friday. This wired set is perfect for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and when testing it, our reviewer was particularly impressed by the quality of its microphone pickup. It’s an absolute steal at a whisker under £30.
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SteelSeries Arctis 1X headset: £49.99 £32.99 at Argos
This gaming headset offers great sound quality, and is compatible with all gaming systems thanks to the trusty 3.5mm jack. In our tests we were impressed by its quality and low-key looks, and with a third off at Argos this Black Friday, it looks and sounds mighty tempting.
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SteelSeries Arctis 1P headset: £49.99 £32.99 at Argos
A gaming headset for any platform, including PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, the SteelSeries Arctis 1P looks sleek and sounds great. It’s tough too, with a metal-reinforced headband built to survive being thrown into a backpack for gaming on the move. Sounds like a winner to us.
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Razer Thresher headset: £149.99 £89.99 at Argos
Argos has knocked a huge £60 off this premium wireless gaming headset for Black Friday. It packs powerful sound, and our reviewer found it exceptionally comfortable, even for long gaming sessions. Battery life is superb too, and it’s surprisingly lightweight.
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Steelseries Arctis 7 headset: £159.99 £104.99 at Argos
The Arctis 7 is supremely comfortable wireless gaming headset that’s almost infinitely adjustable, and our reviewer found he could happily wear it all day. That’s good to know, because with sound quality like this, you’ll want to do exactly that. Argos has cut £55 off for Black Friday, making it a great buy,
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If you live outside the UK, we’ve also rounded up some great deals on racing wheels and headsets where you are, including some Black Friday bargains:

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Shroud explains why CSGO needs to be “fixed” after Shattered Web update – Dexerto

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive just got its latest patch ‘Operation Shattered Web’ on November 18, but Mixer star Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek explained why the game needs to be “fixed” before it has any significance.

Former CSGO pro shroud has become one of the most popular streamers in the world due to his god-like skills in FPS that have earned him the nickname ‘human-aimbot.’

However, the streamer didn’t seem too thrilled about the latest patch for CS:GO when a fan asked him what his thoughts were on the latest patch Operation Shattered Web.

The Mixer star argued that while the patch was a step in the right direction, it had “zero significance” until Valve “fixes” the popular FPS, and explained how they could do it.

Instagram: @shroud
Instagram: @shroud

The Mixer star had some choice words for CSGO during his latest stream.

Shroud explains how to “fix” CSGO

During his November broadcast, a fan asked him what he thought about the latest CS:GO Operations, and the Mixer star replied “Counter-Strike’s lost, they don’t know what to do.”

The streamer then followed up his criticism by saying, “But at least they are doing something though,” before he explained to his audience what the developer needs to “fix” about the FPS.

“It’s pretty easy to fix, and it starts with kind of what they are doing right now. But their focus should be on cleaning up their matchmaking,” he stated.

The Mixer star then hilariously compared the game’s matchmaking to the hit horror film The Purge. “Their matchmaking, they just let it run free. It’s like Purge. F*cking Purge day. That’s matchmaking!” he said.

“Just have fun guys, f*cking do whatever you want. No rules, no laws. Just cheat away!” shroud exclaimed, as he argued the game’s matchmaking has become less regulated.

The former CSGO pro then claimed that it’s become “miserable” for players as a result of the Wild West-like nature. “Or don’t cheat, be miserable. It’s f*cking weird.”

The criticisms didn’t stop there, as the streamer then exclaimed, “Once they fix this, this update that they’ve done would have worked. But it’s pretty much a free-for-all in the world of Counter-Strike.”

He also argued that the game’s current state doesn’t appeal to anyone, including both the pro scene, and casual players. “The update has zero significance to anyone. To pros to casuals,” he stated.

Shroud finished his rant by saying that he wished the game’s developers would fix the issues. “It’s lame. It really is, because Counter-Strike is a fantastic game. But the devs just don’t know what to do,” he said.

Shroud turned the streaming world on its head, when he announced in October that he was leaving Twitch for Mixer, following in the footsteps of Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins who had done the same in August.

Despite abandoning his previously popular channel, his move has seemed to pay off, as he currently has 840,000 followers on his new channel, proving that his audience will watch him on any platform regardless to watch his gaming skills.

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