The Best Black Friday Deals of 2021

The best deals to help you plan your buys

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Black Friday is almost upon us. The annual savings event has become a full season unto itself and will continue through Cyber Monday as retailers go wild trying to one-up each other with deep discounts, lightning sales, and virtual doorbusters.

We'll be continually updating our curated list of the best Black Friday deals with all the best from Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and more. Read on for our editors' picks of the best sales on tech and electronics from all the major retailers and manufacturers.

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When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday is November 26, 2021, with Cyber Monday hot on its heels on November 29. As our explainer on the history of Black Friday describes, the term originated in Philadelphia, where police coined it to refer to the resulting chaos from throngs of fans crowding into the city on the day after Thanksgiving, ahead of the annual Army-Navy football showdown.

Tons of retailers will go hard competing for the best Black Friday deals title this year. Amazon has already revealed some of its Black Friday deals bonanza, which will continue through the weekend and into Cyber Monday. Jump over to their daily deals page right now to find some genuinely amazing bargains on everything from kitchen appliances to tablets, phones, laptops, and more.

What to expect on Black Friday 2021

Of course, these are just the tip of the best Black Friday deals iceberg. We'll continue to see retailers unveiling their plans throughout the last quarter of the year, as fall sales transition to Black Friday sales.

Hot bonus tip for shopping Black Friday sales this year: a lot of retailers will offer one-time promotional discounts if you sign up for their newsletter or for a trial of their premium membership. Combine these one-offs with the sale prices of Black Friday items for some absolutely mind-blowing prices, and you're then free to unsubscribe or cancel your membership before the first billing cycle. Free money!

In the meantime...

Take a break from the blitz of deals to browse our expertly researched roundups of some of the best tech on the planet (some of which will probably also feature in holiday sales).

Best TVs

Best Smartphones

Best Laptops

Best Wireless Routers

Best Desktop PCs

Fitbit Charge 4 Activity Tracker

Fitbit Charge 4
Courtesy of Best Buy

Normally $130, now $100

Fitbit is the market leader in the fitness tracker space, and the Charge 4 is one of their best, most fully-featured gadgets. It earned the top spot on our roundup of the best fitness trackers for its durability and versatility. It'll track your steps, calculate your distance traveled, monitor your heart rate, and a ton of other stuff, and is currently $30 off in Best Buy's Black Friday deals slate.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Galaxy Buds Live
Courtesy of Samsung

Normally $170, now $130

Samsung's gorgeous BTS-branded earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Live, are at a deep discount for Black Friday and blowing up social platforms (largely in part to some aggressive/genius marketing from Samsung). Get them before they inevitably sell out and scalpers jack the price up 300%. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition are also massively marked down right now, from $200 all the way down to $130.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Courtesy of Walmart 

Normally $279, now $179

The Galaxy Watch is the perfect hybrid of a beautiful, analog style wristwatch and a powerful, Bluetooth enabled smartwatch, for those that want modern conveniences but don't want to just wear a tiny display on their wrists. In his review, Andrew called the Galaxy Watch one of the best smartwatched available for Android users, and it's currently a huge $100 off.

Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart Speaker and Amazon Smart Plug

Normally $60, now $45

Kick start your smart home with this bundle from Amazon, featuring their excellent (and adorable) 4th Gen Echo Dot bundled with a smart plug. Take control of any device, appliance, or light fixture you plug in through the power of your voice and Amazon's always improving Alexa digital assistant.

Kindle Paperwhite

Normally $130, now $95

Amongst the deals on Amazon devices this Black Friday is this winner on the light, waterproof, completely glare-free Kindle Paperwhite, at a very respectable $35 off list. If you prefer one without ads, the ad-free options will cost you $20 more.

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Normally $180, now $140

JBL is a powerhouse in the audio gear market, and the Charge 4 is a great example of how they earned their stripes. It delivers killer sound, has a long-lasting battery, can hook up to two smart devices simultaneously and, best of all, is currently $60 off on Amazon.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Normally $159, now $115

Save even more than on the AirPods Pro with the vanilla option, which includes a charging case, now for just $115. You can expect up to 24 hours of battery life with the included charging case.

Sony WF-1000XM3/B Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Normally $230, now $128

Sony's wireless earbuds are indisputably some of the best in the biz, and at this price they'll go quickly, so grab 'em while they're hot.

Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker

Google Nest Mini
Courtesy of Walmart 

Normally $49, now $25

Google's most adorable little smart hub, the Nest Mini, is currently on sale at Walmart for less than $20. It's a low-stakes, easy way to hook your smart home/cluster of smart devices to Google's always growing ecosystem of hardware, software, and services.

Fire TV Stick Lite and Alexa Voice Remote Lite

Normally $30, now $20

Want to add smarts to an older TV? Or access a ton of streaming options on virtually any device with an HDMI or USB port? The Fire TV Stick Lite is a great, affordable solution, especially now that it's only $20.

The Last of Us Part II

Last of Us 2
Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $60, now $26

Say goodbye to the last generation of consoles with one of the best games of the last decade. The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic opus about the lengths we'll go to when we're desperate to survive, or to avenge the ones we love. It's one of the most powerful stories ever told in the medium and now half off over at Walmart.

Samsung 32-inch 4K QLED TV

Normally $500, now $400

If you're looking to get into Samsung's much-vaunted, crystal clear QLED display technology, you're unlikely to find a friendlier price than this deal on their popular 32-inch model.

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