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88 Best Amazon Deals For Black Friday (2022): iPads, Apple Watches, and More

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Black Friday weekend is in full swing, and few retailers go quite as hard with online deals as Amazon. We’ve rounded up a massive list of our favorite Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals here, including the company’s own gadgets, as well as kitchen gear, laptops and tablets, gaming accessories, and so much more. 

Updated Nov. 26: We’ve added deals on several home office supplies we like, plus some headphones, a turntable, and a smart toothbrush.

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Amazon Device Deals

Gift cards are an easy stocking stuffer for the hard-to-buy-fors on your list. Amazon has a handful of options, and each one comes with an Amazon credit from $5 to $15—they all say exactly what you’ll be getting under the “Special offers and product promotions” section of the page.

We know you don’t want to cook this soon after Thanksgiving. This gets you $10 off a $25+ order, even if you’re already a Grubhub+ customer. If you aren’t, Prime members can get a year’s membership free.

Amazon Echo Buds

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Amazon’s second-gen Echo Buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our some of our favorite cheap buds. They come with Alexa built right in, a wireless charging case, and an assortment of earfins so you can get just the right fit.

This is our top pick for streaming sticks if you prefer to stick to the Amazon ecosystem. It supports most major streaming apps, but it promotes Prime shows and movies first and foremost. The included voice remote also supports Alexa voice commands on top of the usual suite of TV control buttons. The 4K Max is the most powerful version of the Fire TV Stick, with a faster processor and support for Wi-Fi 6. However, if you’re willing to sacrifice some horsepower, the regular Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $25 ($25 off), or if you don’t have a 4K TV, you can pick up the Fire TV Stick Lite for $15 ($15 off).

The Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite Kindle for most people. It’s waterproof, with brighter screens than other Kindles, and a spacious 6.8-inch screen. This standard model comes with 8 gigabytes of storage, enough to store around 5,000 of your favorite ebooks. If that’s not enough space, you can also pick up the Signature Edition for $130 ($60 off). There’s also the Paperwhite for Kids for $105 ($56 off) which comes with a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ with a ton of free books, games, and videos.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

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We loved the Kindle Oasis when we tried it out for its adjustable warm lighting, speedy processor, and sleek aluminum frame. Normally, we’d say it’s still too pricey to buy for any practical reason, but with this much of a discount, it’s pushing dangerously close to reasonable.

We’re still testing the new Fire HD 8, but it improves on its predecessor with a faster processor and thinner design while retaining its compact design and USB-C port for charging. It’s perfect for reading ebooks, watching videos, and just casually browsing the web.

There are also several other variants on sale, depending on your preferences:

  • Fire HD 8 Kids for $80 ($150 off): The Kids’ version comes with a rugged case to keep it safe from drops and dings, plus a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which includes thousands of games, books, and apps aimed at children (plus parental controls).
  • Fire HD 7 (2022) for $40 ($20 off): This is ideal if you prefer something a little smaller for casual book reading. There’s also a Kids’ edition of this tablet as well for $55 ($55 off).
  • Fire HD 10 (2021) for $75 ($75 off): This one’s got a more spacious screen, making it better for watching movies or videos. As usual, there’s a Kids’ edition of this tablet, too.
  • Fire HD 10 Plus Tablet (2021) for $105 ($75 off): Very similar to the regular HD 10, this model adds wireless charging, more RAM, and a softer material on the chassis.

The standard Amazon Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a handy tool for setting timers, asking trivia questions, and playing music. It impressed us with room-filling sound, and a 3.5-mm output to connect it to larger sound systems. It’s a bit bigger than previous Echo models though, so keep that in mind.

Amazon Echo Show 8

Amazon Echo Show 8

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Arguably, smart home speakers are most useful when they have a screen attached. The 2nd-generation Echo Show 8 is one of our favorite smart displays, specifically for those who prefer Alexa. It goes great in the kitchen where you can use it to read recipes or watch movies while you cook. If you’d like a little more screen space, the Echo Show 10 is also on sale for $170 ($80 off), and there’s the smaller Echo Show 5 for $35 ($50 off).

This Echo Show is a little different than the others. It’s designed to be mounted on the wall, where it can display things like the family’s upcoming events, notes, news, and weather. We haven’t tested it yet, but if it sounds like something your family could use, this is the lowest price we’ve tracked.

If you’re not overly concerned with the audio quality of your smart speaker, then you can save a lot of money with the Echo Dot. It’s smaller, with simpler speakers (though they’re still not bad), and can do all the same things that a full-size Echo can. Amazon also sells a Kids Edition for $30 ($30 off), which comes with a cute design, and a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.

Headphone and Audio Deals

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro with case

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro 

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If you’re an Android phone user, Samsung’s Buds2 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are one of the best options. They’re light and comfortable to wear, and the battery life is solid—5 hours with noise canceling on, 7 and half hours if it’s off). But the companion app only works for Android, so iPhone users won’t get the added benefits of EQ controls and finding lost buds.

Need to completely drown out the world around you? The Bose QuietComfort over-ears have excellent noise cancellation. They’re comfy like any other Bose, and the battery life is solid. If you prefer earbuds, the QuietComfort Earbuds II are discounted to $249 ($50 off).

marshall stockwell speaker with strap

Marshall Stockwell II

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Marshall’s amp design is iconic, and you can get it in mini form here with one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers. It looks cool, but it sounds great too, with a smooth, balanced, and refined sound. It’s also durable and splash-resistant. For $50 less, you can get a smaller Marshall speaker with the Marshall Emberton for $100 ($50 off). That one is more portable.

Blue microphones have earned their reputation for high-quality audio from USB mics and the Snowball is one of our favorite budget options. It’s great for anyone who works from home if you want to sound better in all those Zoom meetings.

These ColorBuds from 1More (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have some of the best fit of any earbuds we’ve tried. It can be tough finding the right earbuds that won’t fall out of your ears, but if you’ve ever struggled with that, these might be the ones that end your struggle. Plus they’re dirt cheap!

We like a bunch of Beats models, and the Flex buds are the best for iPhone users who want to spend under $100. They include a neckband, which can be convenient—when you need to, just take the buds out of your ear and let them dangle! They sound great and have a long 12-hour battery life.

Shower Power Pro hydropowered speaker

Shower Power Pro

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The biggest downside to Bluetooth speakers is having to charge them. This speaker from Shower Power solves that problem in a pretty genius way: using the water flow from your shower head to generate electricity to keep itself charged. You can also remove the speaker and take it room to room, though just know that the audio quality is nothing to write home about.

The Flip 6 isn’t included in our best Bluetooth speaker roundup, but it’s still a good speaker and we generally like everything from JBL. It’s waterproof and boasts a long, 12-hour battery life. If you want to save a little bit, the older Flip 5 is also on sale for $70 ($30 off).

Remember when we all had little grey computer speakers to listen to our Limewire downloads? Well, these SteelSeries speakers (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are a much-needed upgrade from that. They boast incredible sound, and the software gives you the ability to fine-tune settings. You can connect them to your setup a handful of ways and there’s built-in RGB LEDs.

Beosound A1 speaker

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The Beosound A1 speaker is one of our favorites, but it typically has a luxurious price tag. It dipped lower earlier during this sale, but it’s still one of the best prices we’ve seen for. It’s an easily portable speaker that doesn’t lack sound quality despite its tiny body. 

The Back Bay Tempo 30 earbuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) shocked us with the quality you get for the price. They have big bass-y sound, eight-hour battery life, and noise-canceling tech, all in an inexpensive package. With this deal, even more so.

WIRED writer Louryn Strampe says she takes this portable speaker to parties, festivals, and camping. It’s waterproof and gets super loud, plus there’s a handle and detachable strap.

The SteelSeries Arctis 9 is a comfy headset that pairs wirelessly with your PC, PS4, or PS5 and up for 20 hours of battery life. The Xbox version of this headset is one of our top wireless gaming headsets, but the PC/PlayStation version is also a great deal, especially at this price.


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Kitchen Deals

Vitamix blender

Vitamix 5200

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This smart blender is an upgrade over the popular Vitamix 750. It’s a bit smaller, but it comes with a touchscreen and a wireless connection. The base automatically detects the size of the container on top and adjusts its blending programs accordingly.

If you’re not a blender person, this might be the one to convert you. What it lacks in smart gadget bells and whistles, it makes up for in raw power. It features a 64-ounce container, and its stainless steel blades can spin so fast that they actually heat up ingredients if you want them to. Plus, it’s built so sturdily that it might just outlast most other kitchen gadgets you own.

KitchenAid Artisan Mini Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan Mini

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There are few more coveted kitchen gadgets than the KitchenAid stand mixer, and this mini version with a 3.5-quart bowl is one of the cheaper ways to get one. Aside from a smaller capacity versus the 5-quart model, it’s largely the same powerful mixing tool that can make your work go much faster. You can lift the top of this one to access the bowl without having to remove it.

Cuisinart’s cookware set is more affordable than All-Clad’s, and you even get an extra skillet for your trouble. This 10-piece set comes with six pots and pans, and four lids. The stainless steel construction should last for a lifetime, and it comes with a warranty to match.

AllClad HA1 Nonstick Hard Anodized Cookware Set

All-Clad Anodized Cookware Set

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If stainless steel cookware is a little too rich for your tastes, this nonstick pan set from All-Clad is a great alternative. It comes with an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch pan, including lids for the 10- and 12-inch pans.

Every kitchen needs a solid foundation of pots and pans, preferably something like this stainless steel cookware that will last a lifetime. This seven-piece set from All-Clad comes with a 10-inch frying pan, a 3-quart saucepan, 3-quart sauté pan, and an 8-quart stockpot, plus lids for the latter three.

WIRED reviewer Brenda Stoylar loves this waffle maker. She’s used it to make chocolate chip waffles, cinnamon roll waffles, and TikTok-inspired “chaffles.” It’s a handy and sweet way to make several mini waffles all at once.

Aeropress

AeroPress Go

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The AeroPress Go (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is great for home and travel. It’s incredibly lightweight, and makes one of the best cups of coffee you’ll get on the go. Though it can take a bit of experimenting to get it to make coffee exactly the way you want, it’s difficult to make a bad cup of coffee with the Go.

The Java is our favorite super-sturdy hand grinder. The handle is clever. It folds out and provides more leverage while you grind, and then you can fold it up, screw it down, and use it as a hook to hang the Java up when you’re done grinding. The Java handled whatever grind we tried, from French-press coarse to espresso-fine.

Mr. Coffee One Touch Coffeehouse

Mr. Coffee One-Touch Espresso and Cappuccino Machine

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Mr. Coffee’s One-Touch is our top pick for latte and cappuccino machines. It pulls as nice an espresso as it can from almost anything—we even tested it with standard Maxwell House coffee and it put out an acceptable espresso. That said, it doesn’t get you quite the same rich flavor as more expensive machines like a Breville can.

We haven’t tested this french press, but Fellow makes some of our favorite coffee and tea gear so we don’t hesitate to say this is going to make good coffee. Fellow has some of the best-designed and most durable kettles and brewers on the market.

County Line Kitchen is a family-owned business in Wisconsin. Its Cold Brew Maker uses a trusty ol’ 2-quart mason jar and stainless steel filter basket to brew. You fill the basket with a lot of coffee grounds, pour up to 64 ounces of cold water through it slowly, and let it sit for 24 hours. When it’s done, take out the filter basket and use the lid to pour.

This is Vitamix’s entry-level blender, but it still packs a powerful 2-horsepower engine that will reduce the toughest nuts to a creamy paste. If you’re looking for a blender that will last but don’t want to invest a car payment for the privilege, this is a good place to start.

Home Deals

Layla mattress

Layla Two-Sided Foam Mattress 

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Mattress deals are not usually as good as they present themselves, but this actually isn’t a bad one on a mattress we like—it’s still $949 on Layla’s website. This all-foam option has one medium-firm side and one medium-soft side, so you can figure out what’s best for you. There are a few other beds discounted, too.

Honeywell’s Insight line is one of our favorites for its ability to purify medium-sized rooms—it maxes out at 200 square feet. It’s powerful enough to work in decent-sized living rooms, basement areas, and other spaces where small air purifiers struggle.

TP Link Deco S4 mesh wifi router

TP-Link Deco

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TP-Link’s Deco XE75 is our pick for an affordable mesh router, but it has a bigger sibling in the Pro version. This model comes with extra AI features to help manage your network, and with this sale, it’s closer in price to the one we already like.

The Eero 6 system is the simplest of all the mesh routers we’ve tested. It’s not terribly fast, especially at long distances, but if you’re looking to extend your Wi-Fi network without much hassle, this is the way to do it. If you want all the customizable power as well, the Eero 6 Pro system is also on sale for $389 ($210 off).

WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been testing this air purifier for a few months and likes it. It roars alive when it detects particulates in the room (aka when he cooks bacon), and it’s not terribly loud. It’s on the larger side, so you’ll need to make room for it, but it can clean the air in a 517-square-foot room within 26 minutes. The filters are pricey. You can connect it to the Smartmi app to control it remotely (and it supports Google Assistant and Alexa too.) He’s also testing the Smartmi P1, which is also on sale for $108 ($69 off). It’s better for smaller rooms and adds HomeKit support. 

Amazon Blink doorbell

Blink Video Doorbell

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We’re still in the process of testing the Blink Video Doorbell, but we gave it an honorable mention in our Best Video Doorbell Cameras guide. It’s affordable, works with Alexa, and comes in both a tethered and battery-powered version. This bundle includes two of Blink’s outdoor cameras, which will give you broader coverage around your home (other bundles are on sale as well). This one is the lowest price we’ve tracked.

Amazon recently launched this new mount for its Blink Mini camera, so we haven’t tried it yet. It has the ability to pan and tilt, giving you a 360-degree view of any room. This bundle comes with the camera, but if you already own the Mini you can purchase the mount separately.

We tried the Bluetooth version of the Pro-Ject. This one doesn’t include Bluetooth connectivity but it’s beautiful, minimalist, and well-built. The setup is really easy, the tonearm doesn’t wobble, and there’s a built-in phono preamp so it’ll work with most speakers with little effort.  

There are more powerful electric toothbrushes, but the Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best smart brush and it rarely gets this cheap. The app is the best of all the smart brushes we tried, so you can get accurate tracking info.

Laptop and Tablet Deals

iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini

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This is last year’s iPad model (8/10, WIRED Recommends), but it’s still excellent and powerful for most tasks. The downside is the dated look, with thick bezels surrounding the screen, but maybe you like it. It keeps the trusty home button and is the only iPad in Apple’s lineup with a headphone jack. Read more in our Best iPad guide.

This is a paltry deal, but if you want the latest version of the standard iPad (7/10, WIRED Recommends), you’ll have to shell out some more cash—it’s unfortunate that Apple had to raise the price, but it’s the first price drop this tablet has seen. It has a more modern look, now features USB-C charging, and has Touch ID embedded into the side power button. It’s plenty powerful for nearly every task you can throw at it, and the selfie camera is now centered in landscape view. 

To see this price, you’ll have to add to your cart and continue all the way to checkout—it’s valid for the pink, blue, and space grey colors. The newest iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our upgrade pick. It has a powerful M1 processor and works with the second-generation Apple Pencil. There’s a better selfie camera with a higher-resolution 12-megapixel sensor, and Center Stage support.

Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) comes with the powerful new M1 Pro processor that can handle nearly anything you throw at it. It includes a 1080p webcam, 120-Hz display, and the return of the MagSafe charging port. 

Apple Macbook Air M1 2020

Apple MacBook Air M1

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The M1-powered MacBook Air (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite budget MacBook. WIRED reviewer Eric Ravenscraft has been using this one since it came out and its excellent battery life and speedy performance for its price make it a great workhorse, even if it is a couple of years old at this point.

The 2022 version of the MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends) didn’t impress us quite as much as the previous model, mainly because it was more expensive. It’s got a better display, brings back the MagSafe connector, and with this deal, it’s closer to a price we like.

Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook

Lenovo Flex 5

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Our top pick for the best Windows laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 comes with a 360-degree hinge, letting you prop it up on a table, use it as a drawing tablet, or keep it folded like a traditional laptop. This model includes an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, 512 gigabytes of internal storage, and an included digital pen.

One of our favorite cheap laptops, the HP Pavilion X360 charges notably less for huge amounts of RAM than other manufacturers. This model packs an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 256 gigabyte SSD, and 8 gigabytes of RAM.

multiple open Asus Chromebook Flip computers connected to each other and creating a fanlike sculpture

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434

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The Flip C434 is our favorite Chromebook because it strikes the best balance between price, power, and features. The battery life is impressive, getting to nearly 11 hours in our testing and the 14-inch, 1080p display and bright and sharp. We’ve seen it get lower than this before, but $263 is still a solid deal

Apple’s folio keyboard for the iPad Pro uses Apple’s Smart Connector to connect, so there’s no pairing necessary, and it doesn’t even need to charge. Its slim profile means it’s nearly silent, and it won’t add much bulk to the iPad so it still fits neatly in your bag.

Another great option for the iPad case, Logitech’s Combo Touch comes with a built-in trackpad and a kickstand. The keyboard is detachable, so you can use just the kickstand to prop up the screen if you just want to watch a video on the tablet.

The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite compact tablets. It has the same speedy processor as the iPhone 13 and supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, letting you use it to draw or take notes. We’ve seen it at this price before, but it’s still the best price we’ve seen it at.


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Home Office Deals

BenQ Screenbar shown on monitor

BenQ ScreenBar Monitor Light

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Wired reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says his life changed after he installed this ScreenBar. It illuminates your desk space but doesn’t interfere with the screen. And because it attaches to the top of your monitor, it doesn’t take up precious space. It’s a small deal but it rarely goes on sale.

Chances are, the webcam in your laptop doesn’t deliver sharp results unless your office is properly lit up during Zoom calls. An easy fix is adding a lamp, and we like this one that clamps to your desk frame. There are several brightness levels and color temperature controls, plus you can adjust the actual angle of the light so it doesn’t cast shadows down your face

You must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to get this discount on one of the best cheap standing desks around.  It’s not the easiest to assemble, but it has a good range of height and after years of use, the single motor still works reliably.

This is an alt-pick in our roundup of the best office chairs. It’s a significantly cheaper all-mesh chair compared to the ultra-expensive X-Chair X2 K-Sport Mgmt Chair that we prefer (that one is discounted $50 to $920 if you click the on-page coupon). It’s not as comfy, and may annoy bare skin if you work in shorts, but mesh keeps your cool, and it’s adjustable and roomy and comes with two different sets of wheels so you can choose what works best.

Obsbot Tiny 4k camera

Obsbot Tiny 4K Webcam 

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This webcam automatically wakes up and points at you when you start a Zoom call and automatically faces away when the call ends—you can preset the position and the crop (so you can hide the clutter behind your desk). The video quality is pretty good, too.

Working on a cramped laptop screen gets annoying, and if you’re in a hybrid work environment, you can’t exactly tote your full-size monitor to and from the office. The Espresso display is one of the thinnest and lightest screens around, and you can bring it with you when you need it. This deal is on the 15-inch touchscreen model and technically just nets you the magnetic stand for free with the code. 

Corsair K100 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

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The Corsair K100, one of our favorite mechanical keyboards, has not just one, but two wheels on it. One, a volume roller, is a handy way to adjust your computer’s volume that’s hard to live without once you have it. The other is a knob that can be customized to do anything from scrubbing through media to controlling the keyboard’s lighting.

This keyboard from Razer is our favorite small keyboard for gaming. It’s a 60 percent keyboard that strips a normal keyboard down to the bare essentials, but it keeps all the fancy RGB LEDs that every gaming keyboard is legally obligated to have.

Logitech G915 keyboard

Logitech G915

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The Logitech G915 is one of our favorite keyboards, particularly if you like to automate tasks. It comes with five extra programmable buttons that work with Logitech’s robust G Hub software. You can assign different tasks on a per-application basis, so all the shortcuts and macros you need for Photoshop, Excel, or anything in between, will work.

The ultra-slim and compact K3 mechanical keyboard offers a tactile click despite its low profile. It connects to your computer via Bluetooth, and a single charge should last you around four or five days—or you can use it plugged in via USB-C. This deal is available to Prime subscribers only.

Accessory Deals

NOCO GB40 portable car battery jumpstarter.

Noco Boost Plus Car Battery Booster

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WIRED writer Eric Ravenscraft recommends keeping this battery booster in your car. If your car battery dies, you can jump it yourself without having to wait for AAA or a kind stranger with jumper cables. Better yet, a single charge will boost your car multiple times. 

The Apple Watch SE (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the entry-level version of Apple’s wearable. While it lacks some of the flashier features of its more expensive sibling—like checking blood oxygen or ECG—it still includes most of the fitness features and apps that you’d want a smartwatch for, at a substantially lower price.

This is the best smartwatch for Android users. It looks sleek and is comfortable to wear. Plus, it matches the accuracy of Apple’s health and fitness metrics, from SpO2, sleep, and heart-rate tracking to electrocardiogram measurements (though the latter is exclusive to Samsung phones). The older Galaxy Watch4 is also on sale for $149 ($50 off)

Whether you want extra storage space for your photos, music, or games, this speedy MicroSD card from Samsung delivers. We’ve seen it this low before, but this is still a good price for a high-capacity card.

iOttie charger

iOttie Velox

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Charging your phone in the car can be its own unique hassle, but this MagSafe wireless charging mount makes it simple. It attaches to the air vent in your car, while letting your iPhone magnetically attach to a wireless charging pad. It’s about as simple as a mount can be.

Many of Apple’s latest gadgets come with MagSafe wireless charging, which is convenient for each one, but it can be a pain to charge them all at once. This MagSafe Duo charging pad helps by giving you space to charge two gadgets, including the iPhone 8 or later, and Apple Watches and AirPods that support wireless charging.

If you’re going to put a case on your iPhone (and you probably should), then these MagSafe cases are one of the better options. Other cases can add thickness that reduces the effectiveness of the magnets, but these cases include their own magnets to make sure everything stays in place. The deal is available for the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, or 14 Pro. 

This dock doubles as a microphone for video calls, speakers to pump out tunes, and a hub with an array of ports at the back so you can declutter your desk of those annoying wires. However, we like it for one special reason: right before your video call starts, it’ll light up with a chime. Just press the center button and your video-calling app will launch. It’s a great way to join meetings if you have a tendency to forget they’re about to start. It works with several calendar clients and video-calling apps. 

Anker 623 wireless charging stand

Anker 623 MagGo

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We love all three of Anker’s MagGo wireless chargers. The 623 is cheaper, with a flip-up platform that MagSafe phones can snap onto. While it’s flipped up, there’s also a spot where you can put your AirPods case to charge those as well. Anker’s MagGo 637 dock lets you wirelessly charge and prop up your iPhone, but also includes several AC outlets and charging ports on the back to clear your table of wires. It’s on sale for $70 ($30 off) with the coupon button.

If you only need to charge one MagSafe-compatible gadget, then the official MagSafe charger is one of the cheapest ways to do so (when it’s on sale). It supports any MagSafe-compatible phone, which starts with the iPhone 12 and up.

Totallee Thin case for iPhone 14

Totallee Thin iPhone Case

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Some protection is better than none, and if you don’t like the bulk that many phone cases add, then you might at least be better off with one of these from Totallee. They’re thin, so they’re not likely to do much against major falls, but they should help prevent scuffs and dings.

This is our favorite 3-in-1 charging stand for older iPhones that don’t have MagSafe. The upright magnetic puck for the Apple Watch means your watch can take advantage of Nightstand mode (basically, a digital clock), and the center stand lets you place your iPhone vertically or horizontally. There is also an indented spot for AirPods cases, so they won’t slide off easily.

This is our absolute favorite portable SSD and at this price, it only gets better. It’s nearly the fastest drive we’ve tested. So fast, in fact, that we were able to edit video files directly from the disk.

The Mars Pro 3D Resin Printer is our gift recommendation for fellow nerds in your life. It works by using ultraviolet light from a screen in the base of the printer to harden specific spots in a pool of liquid resin—layer by layer—until a full product emerges. So you can make Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, for example. The Pro 3 is our preferred choice, but you can spend less and go with the Mars 2 Pro for $165 ($35 off). That one has a smaller print volume.

These handy trackers can go on everything from your luggage to your bike to your keychain and, if you ever lose that item, you can track its location through Apple’s Find My app. It should be noted that there are privacy concerns with these trackers, but there are ways to find out if you’re being tracked by an AirTag.

If you can spend a bit more, the 633 is the star of Anker’s MagGo lineup. You can adjust the angle of your phone, so you can still scroll while it charges, but the real pro here is that the attachment point is a portable battery. Slide it out of the stand to charge on the go, and then just slide in back into the dock later for it to recharge itself.

Gaming Deals

Backbone One controller

Backbone One iPhone Controller

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The PS5 comes with an M.2 slot where you can install an SSD to add extra high-speed storage to your console. This model from WD_Black is one of our favorite PS5 accessories, adding one terabyte of extra space. It even comes with a built-in heat sink to help make sure it runs smoothly.

Whether you’re playing mobile games or streaming from a service like GeForce Now or Xbox Game Pass, this controller attachment (8/10, WIRED Recommends) can turn your phone into a portable console. It pairs with any iPhone and includes adapters for most iPhones since the iPhone 13.

The 8Bitdo Pro 2 is our favorite mobile game controller. We find the D-pad in most phone controllers to be disappointing, but not here. The buttons and analog sticks are satisfying to use. This Bluetooth controller can connect to four devices so you can jump between them. It works with a Nintendo Switch, Windows (Steam), Mac, Android, and iOS.

Camera and Binocular Deals

Nikon Monarch M5 8x42 Binoculars

Nikon Monarch M5

Photograph: B&H

Here’s a chance to save a few bucks on our top binocular pick for most people. Nikon’s Monarch 5 binoculars strike an excellent balance between optical power, quality, and price. The glass in these provides nice, bright views with very little chromatic aberration (the distortions or fringing that you sometimes see around objects in bright sunlight), and the 8×42 magnification is great. For $10 more you can get a bundle with a nice harness and cleaning pen.

As we note in our binocular guide, these are often on sale for around this price. They aren’t quite as bright as the Nikon Monarchs, and I did notice more chromatic aberrations, particularly purple fringing, but for the price, these are a good entry-level option.

I have not tested these extensively, but I’ve used them enough to know that they’re lightweight (10.9 ounces) and deliver a very good, sharp image. They have 8x magnification and come with a nice rugged, waterproof case. These aren’t just light, either. The folding design means they also easily fit into your pocket.

The Celestron Regal EDs are what I call a sleeper deal. That is to say, you’ll find very little information about these online, but they’re excellent binoculars, and the price is almost impossible to beat, especially on sale. You get great field of view (6.5 degrees), a sharp clear image, and very little chromatic aberration. I have not tested a better binocular that costs less.

Panasonic Lumix S5 camera without lens attached

Panasonic Lumix S5

Photograph: Panasonic

This deal has been coming and going for a few months now, but it’s still a great price on an excellent camera. The S5 is our top pick for those wanting to shoot video with a full-frame sensor. It’s a fine still camera too, but what really sets it apart are the high-end video features—like support for Log recording, anamorphic 4K support, and uncropped 4K at 30 frames per second.

Sure, the A7RIII is not the latest model in the Sony Alpha line, but you’re getting a lot for $2,000. The 42-megapixel full-frame sensor delivers sharp images and excellent dynamic range, and the camera is light enough to carry around all day. The image stabilization is pretty great, and you have access to a dizzyingly large selection of lenses.

Polaroid cameras aren’t perfect, but we love them. This Now+ outputs photos with that perfect grainy feel and there are multiple shooting modes and options. The app is just OK.


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Jane

Jane has been covering technology for over four years for publications such as Digital Trends, HuffPost, Lifehacker, and more. When she's not writing about whatever's trending in the world of technology, you will find her either exploring a new city with her camera, binge-reading non-fiction books, and novels or playing the latest game on her PlayStation.

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