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While the Black Friday crowds this year definitely won’t be the same as usual, you can avoid them altogether with these virtual deals. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best discounts we can find on everything from headphones to a fancy wine preservation system — items we think IndieWire readers will enjoy.
Get your holiday shopping out of the way before December even starts, and don’t forget to check back to see what new deals we find as the day itself (Friday, Nov. 27) approaches.
The most popular models of Urbanista’s stylish (and award-winning) headphones, speakers, and earbuds are getting a deep Black Friday discount. Between Nov. 23 and Nov. 30, a.k.a. Cyber Monday, get 30-50% discounts on the brand’s unique, colorful earphones and speakers. That includes its most advanced model, the London — with active noise canceling and ambient sound modes — for 40% off, going from $149.00 MSRP to $89.40; the sports model Athens for 50% off, going from $129.00 MSRP to $64.50; and the Stockholm Plus and Paris for 30% off, going from $69.00 to $48.30 and P$99.00 to $69.30 respectively. Urbanista Barcelona, Madrid, and Seattle Wireless will be 40% off, and Urbanista Berlin, Boston, Detroit, and San Francisco will be 50% off. Click through to find the perfect model for you.
Another Amazon device worth a Black Friday buy — this 32-inch smart TV with built-in Amazon Fire interface. With Amazon Fire TV you have access to Alexa (though the microphone can be easily turned off if you’re smart speaker averse), plus thousands of channels and apps (Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, and more). The specs: You’ll get 720p HD images and three HDMI ports (including 1 with ARC), USB, composite input, antenna/cable input, digital output (optical), audio output, and Ethernet.
Waiting for a good sale to buy a pair of Apple AirPods — or lose one and in the market for a new pair? The wired version, which charges its case via Lightning connector rather than wireless charging mats, is currently on sale for $30 off the list price. The earphones easily connect to your Apple devices, and you can double-tap to play or skip forward while listening to music and seamlessly switch between all your devices. The Charging Case provides multiple speedy charges so you can talk and listen all day long.
Get wireless charging and active noise cancellation for just $70 more than the wired AirPods with the Apple AirPods Pro, a.k.a. Amazon’s No. 1 best-seller in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones. Customize your fit with three different sizes of the soft silicone tips, which also make these guys perfect for working out (they’re sweat- and water-resistant too). The adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear, and you can turn off the ANC with Transparency mode, which allows you to hear and connect with the world around you. The wireless charging case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life.
Amazon’s latest Fire TV release is the Fire TV Stick Lite. While it comes with all the functionality of Fire TV plus Alexa Voice control on the remote, the one thing it’s missing is the ability to control your TV. (Read: There’s no power button or volume control, so you’ll still have to use your TV remote.) That’s not a bad trade-off for such a great price, considering the Lite is currently $15 less than a regular Fire TV stick and, if you use the promo code FTVLITE2, you can get two Lite sticks for $40 — the same price as one regular version.
This wine preservation system allows you to pour yourself a glass without removing the cork — which means you can enjoy the rest of the bottle weeks, months, or even years later. A specially designed needle pierces the cork, allowing you to pour smoothly, and replaces the liquid with Argon gas — an inert gas used in the winemaking process — to preserve the rest of the wine from oxidation. This just-launched limited edition color is half off for Black Friday this year beginning Monday, Nov. 23, making it a great bargain for wine aficionados. Your purchase comes with three Coravin Pure capsules, two Coravin screw caps, and a carry case.
If you’re in the market for a smart stylus, Lenovo’s Active Pen is compatible with the company’s tablets and is available for half price right now. The Bluetooth stylus features 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity as it mimics a natural pen-to-paper feel, and comes with USB pen holder, three replacement tips, one tip change too, 1 AAAA battery, and two coin batteries. You can also customize the two side shortcut buttons for faster performance. It’s compatible with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2, Lenovo Miix 720, Lenovo Miix 510, Lenovo MIIX 520, Lenovo Yoga 720, and Lenovo Yoga 920.
Now’s your chance to own the best “Mission Impossible” movie, which also happens to be one of the best action movies ever made, at an incredibly great price. (And it even comes with a digital code AND a DVD, so you’re set in multiple formats.)
If you’re in the market for a smart speaker, Amazon’s deal on the Alexa-equipped Echo Dot is already live. Get the company’s most popular and most compact model that will allow you to use voice control while you stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others; turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices; use Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. And at this price, you can buy a second Dot to pair with your first for stereo sound.
Get mad about Amy Adams’ Oscar snub all over again with Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copies of the Oscar-nominated Denis Villeneuve film for 50% off its list price.
You really can’t beat this price for five — five! — different films. Get Blu-ray and digital copies of every single Jason Bourne film, plus dozens and dozens of deleted scenes, featurettes, and commentary tracks.