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Many of the biggest Black Friday sales moved online in 2020 because a pandemic make in-person shopping (particularly in throngs of other deal-seeking people) inadvisable. In past years, Cyber Monday, a.k.a. the Monday after Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) was a way for retailers to entice even the most reticent shoppers to make pre-Christmas purchases online. Black Friday migrated online as well, but there’s still great sales on Cyber Monday. In fact, plenty of online retailers extended the shopping holidays into a long weekend, or even week-long, event.
Amazon will continue its doorbuster Lightning Deals throughout the weekend, and on Monday it’ll offer deep savings on electronics including up to 30% off headphones from TaoTronics, up to 40% of Jabra headphones, up to 35% off Nixplay digital frames, up to $10 off select Xbox One controllers, and deep savings on TVs less than $1000. There’s also a dedicated Amazon page where you can shop Small Businesses that will feature dedicated deals from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, through Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.
While many of those deals won’t go live until later in the weekend, we’ve rounded up a few products that are already on sale that you can add to your cart (or at least plan for when the deepest discounts do happen).
Be sure to sign up for Amazon Prime to get free two-day shipping on all of your new purchases, plus access to award-winning movies and TV as well as ad-free music streaming.
Take a look at our roundup below, and check back throughout the weekend and on Monday as we add more sales.
Save $40 on Apple AirPods all weekend long — you’ll get up to five hours of talk time from a single charge with these earbuds that seamlessly integrate with your Apple devices, plus an extra 24 hours of battery life with the charging case. The case charges easily using Apple’s Lightning connector.
Upgrade to the Apple AirPods Pro, complete with active noise cancellation and three sizes of silicone tips for a customized fit. They’re sweat- and water-resistant, and you can turn on Transparency mode if you want to connect with the world around you. The wireless charging case provides more than 24 hours of battery life, and you’ll get the same easy integration with your Apple devices that comes with the regular version of the popular headphones.
You know what’s way more fun than a regular tube of lip balm? A colorful tube of lip balm with a picture of Baby Yoda on it. This eight-pack of The Mandalorian-branded flavored lip balms from Taste Beauty is 15% off from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The catch: They won’t be in stock until Jan. 6, 2021, but this just means you can buy yourself a little surprise for the post-holidays comedown. And if you forget you ever purchased it, it’ll feel like Christmas all over again when you get it in the mail in January.
An Amazon coupon gives you $10 off this waterproof and dustproof portable outdoor speaker if you want to purchase it before Cyber Monday, but you can save $13 if you wait until Nov. 30 to purchase the tiny unit, which comes with 100-foot Bluetooth range and built-in XBass technology. The compact, fabric-covered speaker gives you powerful sound while being IP67-rated — meaning it is 100% waterproof, even if that water is soapy or salty. It’s perfect for high-impact outdoor activities like bike riding, rock climbing, or hiking, and can be paired with a second speaker for stereo sound. You’ll get up to eight hours of play time with a single charge.
You’ll have to wait until Nov. 30 for the Cyber Monday discount to kick in, but once it does you’ll save $45 on the latest Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which comes in black, blue, plum, or sage. It’s the thinnest and lightest design yet, and the glare-free display will read just like a regular book even in bright sunlight. It’s available with 8 GB or 32 GB of storage, and can pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers if you want to listen to audiobooks.
The sale on Amazon’s streaming TV stick continues through Monday, giving you a fantastic $20 off the highest-resolution 4K device. The regular version is just $2 less, and the just-released Lite, which has all the same features of the others except TV functionality on its remote, is a steal at $17.99. All versions give you access to the Amazon Fire TV interface, which seamlessly integrates all your favorite app in an easy-to-use format.
Amazon’s Bose Black Friday deal continues as the silver, black, and rose gold versions of the brand’s bestselling headphones continue to be on sale for $100 off. The over-ear headphones offer three levels of noise cancellation, a noise-rejecting dual microphone system, hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, and Alexa voice control.
This top-of-the-line digital picture frame displays photos and videos (up to 15 seconds) via photo playlists that your entire family can access. It’s private, secure, and GDPR and CCPA-compliant, and the Nixplay App is compatible with iOS and, and a motion sensor turns the frame on and off automatically. It’s also compatible with Alexa — just ask for the playlist you want and you’ll see your loved ones’ smiling faces immediately.
Amazon’s most popular smart speaker with Alexa is on sale for more than $20 off. You’ll get voice control over your favorite entertainment apps (Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, etc.), plus easy control over your smartphone and handsfree calling. There are multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that will electronically disconnect the microphones.
Samsung’s Crystal UHD TVs are on sale today — get this massive 75-inch one for $898, or check out the 43-inch version for just $298. The crystal-clear display gives you HDR color with its 4K processor that automatically upgrades everything you’re watching into 4K ultra-HD, and the built-in Alexa means you have hands-free control of the TV and its built-in apps.
Project films and TV up to 236″ with this HDMI- and smartphone-compatible projector. It can be controlled via HDMI, VGA, USB, Micro SD, and more, so you can easily connect to your favorite streaming apps or your gaming console. It has a built-in stereo speaker, but also comes with a 3.5mm audio output to up your sound game.
Another holdover Black Friday deal: Save $100 on this powerful 4K TV featuring game mode, Alexa, Apple Airplay and Homekit capability, plus HDR and Dolby Vision for striking and vibrant colors.
Headphone sunglasses sound like future tech on a sci-fi show, but they’re very real. These Bose open-ear headphones are built directly into a pair of stylish sunglasses, and you can save $30 with this Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount. You’ll get rich, immersive sound, and others will hear practically nothing. There’s an integrated microphone for clear calls, easy Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone, and 3.5 hours of streaming battery and 12 hours on standby with a charge time of just two hours. All of this, plus they block 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays.
The Cyber Monday discount on these wireless earbuds is even better than the Black Friday deal with $50 off. You’ll get 11 hours of use on a single charge, plus nearly 11 hours more from the wireless charging case. Switching on Ambient Aware2 means you can filter in some of the outside world to hear traffic or flight announcements, and three minutes of charging gives you about an hour of playtime in case you forget to charge them overnight. They’re compatible with Android and iOS, and come with an accompanying app and three different sizes of eargels.
The sale on Amazon devices extends to the Fire tablet as well as the Kindle — get a 10.1″ tablet with 1080p full HD display featuring 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage. A 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM means quick processing time, and the battery provides up to 12 hours of reading, video, music, or other usage. It uses a USB-C port for fast charging, and has hands-free Alexa capability. This is the ad-supported option, which displays sponsored screensavers on your device’s lock screen.
This small, portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker has 24 hours of battery life and dual high-performance drivers for full-bodied stereo sound.
Save $50 on this small, stylish, portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker with a built-in mic for speakerphone and a wireless range of approximately 30 feet. The soft-touch silicone exterior makes it easy to pick up and transport, and you’ll get up to eight hours of play time from the lithium-ion battery. Use Bose SimpleSync technology or pair two different SoundLink speakers for stereo sound.
Multi-task with this wireless charger and UV sanitizer — close the lid and press the button to disinfect your device for ten minutes (UV-C light effectively kills up to 99% of harmful germs and bacteria, including E. Coli, Staphylococcus, and Candida albicans) while also charging it using Qi wireless technology. (It can also disinfect small items, like glasses and keys.)
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