8 of the hottest Black Friday deals worth grabbing now
Mackenzie Frazier, Deals Editor, TechRadar
I’ve been highly impressed with some of the early Black Friday deals avaliable so far. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite bargains at Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon this Sunday – you can see eight highlights here, or you can read the full article: 25 of the hottest Black Friday deals you can grab now.
World-class noise-cancelling at a bargain price
The Bose QuietComfort 45 are an excellent pair of headlines that we awarded 4/5 stars to in our review. They’re lightweight and comfortable, have a clever control system and pack Bose’s class-leading noise-cancellation tech.
In short, they’re well worth a look (or rather, a listen) at their usual price of £319, but you needn’t pay that – because they can be found at Amazon right now for just £259 (opens in new tab).
This isn’t quite the lowest they’ve ever been – they dropped to £239 back in May. But they were full price as recently as a few weeks ago, so we think this is a deal that’s worth checking out.
5 of the best Lego Black Friday deals available right now
Everyone love Lego, right? And the Black Friday period is the perfect time to pick up a cheap set (or two), whether it’s for a younger member of your family or for yourself.
Walmart currently has some great offers, ranging from a Lego advent calendar to Lego Minecraft to some super-fun Super Mario sets. Take a browse through our favorites below.
The best value mattress around is now cheaper than last Black Friday
We’ll say it straight away: we love the Nectar Memory Foam mattress at TechRadar. It sits at number two in our best mattress rankings – we think it’s the best value mattress around, and it’s now even better value thanks to a 33% discount over at Nectar in the US. And there’s a whopping 50% discount in the UK.
That means you can get a twin size for $399 (usually $499), and a queen size from $669, rather than the $899-999 it usually costs. That’s cheaper than the mattress was last Black Friday – back then, a queen was $799, although you also got a free mattress protector, sheets and pillows thrown in.
Will it drop further? We don’t think so. This is the cheapest we’ve seen the Nectar Memory Foam – and it’s very unusual for Nectar to be running these sorts of prices for such a continued period. Usually we get a glimpse via a flash sale at the start of November, and then prices rise again for the rest of the month…
Here’s a recap of what happened yesterday in the US
TechRadar readers got early access to Samsung’s Black Friday deals on the Galaxy S22 range, a week ahead of everyone else. These deals include an upfront rebate of up to $225 off, as well as an additional $600 off with a trade-in. Read more
We found the cheapest TV deal around: the Insignia 24-inch F20 Series Fire TV (2022) has dropped from $89.99 to $79.99 at Amazon.
There are tons of cheap toy gifts around – like this awesome Toy Rocket Launcher for kids, which was $29.99 and is now $14.99 at Amazon
The Beckham Hotel Collection of Bed Pillows – a best-seller last Black Friday – is now less than half price ($22.48) at Amazon
The 4K Fire TV stick is half price – it’s $24.99 at Amazon
This top-rated Toloco massage gun got a whopping 73% discount, taking it from $259.99 to $69.99 at Amazon
The best TV in the world crashed to its lowest price ever. Right now the LG C2 is just $1,296.99 at Amazon – just in time for the FIFA World Cup
One of the best laptops ever made got a $700 price cut. The super-powerful Dell XPS 15, Intel Core i9 has dropped from $2,899.99 to $2,199.99 at Dell
Good morning to people joining us in the US
Hello and welcome back to our Black Friday deals live blog, where we’re covering all the best offers in the sales on both sides of the pond this Sunday. Here’s a quick recap of what happened yesterday…
3 of the best TVs for the World Cup 2022
The FIFA World Cup 2022 starts on November 20, which means there’s still time to upgrade your TV so you have a screen capable of showing off the soccer.
To help, TV expert Henry St Leger has chosen three of the best TVs for watching the World Cup – and the good news is there are a whole load of deals lowering their prices.
1. Sony XR-A95K
The best TV for image quality you can buy today
Screen size: 55-inch, 65-inch | Resolution: 4K | Display technology: QD-OLED | Smart TV: Google TV | Refresh rate: 120Hz
Stunning pictures and sound
Exceptional build quality
Only in two sizes
This 2022 Sony TV could well be the best TV ever – which makes it a shoo-in for our top World Cup TV deal. This high-end screen boasts exceptional build quality, with some of the most stunning images to ever grace a television screen. Sony has good form for motion processing in particular, which is a crucial metric when you’re watching fast-paced athletes sprint across the screen at a moment’s notice.
This is a QD-OLED TV, meaning it makes the most of both OLED panels (great darks and brightness control) alongside Quantum Dot filtering (boosted color and contrast).
Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio feature quite literally vibrates the screen to emit sound, too – it won’t compete with a dedicated Dolby Atmos soundbar, but it’ll certainly do for the roar of the crowd in your living room. Voice recognition capability will make it easy to control playback from the comfort of the couch as well.
It’s certainly pricey, though you’ll also get premium gaming features like HDMI 2.1, 120Hz frame rate, and VRR –though only on two ports, which is pretty cheap for a premium TV.
Read our full Sony A95K TV review
2. LG C2
Awesome OLED quality in a huge range of sizes
Screen size: 42-inch, 48-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch, 83-inch | Resolution: 4K | Display technology: OLED | Smart TV: webOS | Refresh rate: 120Hz
Stunning picture quality
Only acceptable audio
Some sizes are brighter than others
The LG C2 is one of the best TVs out there today – its images aren’t quite as strong as the Sony A95K’s, but it’s costs a huge amount less. It features a stunning OLED display with an Alpha a9 Gen. 5 processor, offering incredible images, motion processing, and vibrant colors in every pixel. At this price, you’re getting a truly astonishing level of picture quality, including good motion processing and a 120Hz screen to keep everything clear even when the action gets fast.
The webOS platform is one of the best in the business, too, making it easy to navigate your favourite channels and apps. The sound quality is ample as well, with 40W of volume and a 2.2 channel speaker system – perfectly good for sports, though you may miss some nuance when switching over to watch an action movie on Netflix. It’s got four future-proof HDMI 2.1 ports for next-gen gaming too.
Read our full LG C2 review
3. Samsung Q60B
The best cheap World Cup TV
Screen size: 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 60-inch, 65-inch, 70-inch, 75-inch, 85-inch | Resolution: 4K | Display technology: QLED | Smart TV: Tizen | Refresh rate: 60Hz
Good 4K image quality
Bold QLED colors
Only 60Hz frame rate
After a capable World Cup TV deal that doesn’t cost the earth? Check out this mid-range Samsung TV, the Q60B. The QLED screen will offer improved color and contrast over cheaper LCD models, though lacks the more impressive backlights in the screens higher up – this isn’t a match for OLED or Neo QLED when it comes to brightness or cinematic depth.
However, Samsung is a reliable TV brand with a base level of picture quality even at this price range, and the wide mix of screen sizes will give you plenty of flexibility in choosing the right model for your home. Samsung motion processing is good, though getting a TV at this price means a 60Hz screen instead of 120Hz, so motion is a little less fluid and clear. But if you want a big punchy screen that can show the spectacle of a sporting stadium at full power, it’s great value.
Electric blankets from £29.99
It’s starting to get colder… Ok, it was 18 degrees in parts of the UK yesterday, but we all know it’s coming. If, like us, you’re reluctant to turn the heating on yet, an electric blanket might be a worthwhile investment.
Amazon has a whole load of discounts in its electric blanket selection, with prices starting from just under £30 for a budget double electric blanket from Bedsure, all the way up to, er, over £2,000 for ‘intelligent’ blankets with all kinds of smart functionality.
Personally, we’d stick to the £40-£60 mark – you can get something that does the job well in this range. But it depends on the size of your bed and how much luxury you’re looking for, of course. Here are some highlights.
7 deals that caught our eye in the UK this morning
Hot off the press: the best headphones in the world return to their lowest price ever
The Sony WH-1000XM5 are back to their cheapest price ever in the UK. You’ll find them this morning at Amazon for just £299, down from £379.99. It’s only the second time these best-in-class cans have been this low, making it a great time to pick up a pair.
Why buy now? Well, we don’t see this price being beaten over the next two weeks. And these are fantastic cans. We awarded them a maximum five stars in our Sony WH-1000XM5 review.
Good morning, and welcome back to anyone just joining us this Sunday morning. We’re covering Black Friday 2022 live, bringing you all the latest news – plus the deals you need to know about now.
Grab a 65in 4K TV for $500 off!
We’re sure to see plenty of great deals on big 4K TVs this Black Friday, but we doubt many will be better than this Best Buy offer on the Hisense U8H.
For starters, this is a really good TV even at full price – we awarded it 4/5 stars in our Hisense U8H review and were full of praise for its high brightness, strong blacks, rich colors and gaming-friendly features. But it’s not full price right now: it’s 37% off, saving you $500 and bringing it down to $899. Don’t miss this one.
Here’s an exclusive Black Friday deal for TechRadar readers
You’re among the lucky few who get early access to Samsung’s Black Friday deals on the Galaxy S22 range, a week ahead of everyone else. These deals include an upfront rebate of up to $225 off, as well as an additional $600 off with a trade-in.
Under these terms, it’s now possible to get a massive $825 off an unlocked Galaxy S22 Ultra, $650 off the Galaxy S22 Plus, and $450 off the Galaxy S22. Collectively, these are some of the best deals we’ve seen so far on these devices since launch early this year.
While the biggest savings will be available for those who trade in an old device here, it’s worth noting that the upfront rebate offered by the retailer isn’t tied to trade specifically. In short, you don’t need to be handing over that old device to get access to get a new S22 for one of the lowest upfront prices all year.
Psst, don’t buy Sonos right now – huge Black Friday deals are coming next week
It’s incredibly easy to get carried away in the buying frenzy – because when it comes to spotting a tasty deal on your heart’s desire, you snooze you lose… Right?
Well, this advice may come as a surprize, but sometimes patience is a virtue.
What I’m about to tell you is something few other retailers (or competing online news outlets, for that matter) are keen to let on. However, at TechRadar we like to keep it real and so our advice is this: if you’re looking to nab yourself one of the best Black Friday Sonos deals on a Sonos One, Sonos One SL, Sonos Move, Sonos Arc, Sonos Beam, Sonos Sub, Sonos Roam or Sonos Roam SL, do not click ‘buy now’ today… that’s right, I’m telling you to hold off. Desist. At ease. Stand down, soldier.
Why? Because Sonos likes to take its time – but don’t worry, the company has kindly informed us that deals are coming. Want a date to circle in your diaries? That would be Friday November 18.
Essentially, if you buy direct from Sonos or via “select online retailers” on or after November 18, you’ll unlock rarely-seen discounts on no fewer than seven Sonos products – and said offers will last for ten whole days, until November 28 (or until stock runs out).
Additionally, Sonos tells us it’ll be running a one-day-only deal on the portable Sonos Move on November 28 for 24 hours.
11 of the best Black Friday TV deals I’ve seen this weekend
Retailers usually reserve their best Black Friday deals for the holiday weekend, but this year, the likes of Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart have launched early sales. And I’ve been really impressed with their TV offers – loads of sets are already the cheapest they’ve ever been. Here are 11 that caught my eye today.
RX 6600 gaming PC for less than $900!
Wow! This is definitely one of the best early Black Friday PC deals we’ve seen so far, giving you a great budget gaming PC for an even better price.
Right now, the MSI Aegis ZS 5DQ-280US gaming PC is on sale for just $899 at Newegg (opens in new tab), which is a real bargain considering it has an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU, AMD Radeon RX 6600 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and 500GB PCIe SSD inside it.
It’s not an absolute top-end machine, but it’s easily capable of 1080p gaming at a framerate of at least 150fps and at $300 off it’s an excellent entry into esports that won’t break the bank.
Black Friday = cheap Chromebooks
If you’re looking for a bargain Chromebook this side of Christmas, then Black Friday is the ideal time to browse the digital shelves. Chromebooks regularly get price cuts at this time of year, bringing the already-cheap devices down to hard-to-resist levels.
A Chromebook won’t necessarily be ideal for everyone, of course – they lack the power for high-end gaming and graphic design work – but they’re a great choice for kids and can also be useful as a second laptop for web browsing.
You’re convinced, right? In which case check out this HP 11AG8EE model below, which is £30 off right now at Argos (opens in new tab). That saves you 23% off the usual price for a laptop with 4GB RAM and an 11.6in screen. See – told you it was a bargain.
10 cheap gift ideas – mostly under $25
There are tons of cheap gift ideas to browse in the sales this weekend. We’ve looked through Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and all the big-name retailers – here are 10 of our favorite deals.
25% off Nintendo Switch Sports Accessories
This one’s a great gift for anyone with kids who already have the Nintendo Switch Sports game. It comes with rackets for tennis or badminton, wrist straps for bowling or volleyball, leg and arm straps for football, swords for chambara and golf clubs. All you do is insert Joy-Con controllers and you’re good to go.
Here’s a recap of some of the best deals this weekend
Our best cordless vac is the lowest price ever
If you’re looking for a new cordless vacuum, this Shark Stratos deal at Amazon is well worth considering. The IZ420UKT sits at number one in our best cordless vacuums guide: we were incredibly impressed with its ability to sense how much dirt is on the floor and increase the suction power accordingly when we tested it – we gave it 4.5/5 in our review.
Previously £549.99, it’s been hovering around the £450 mark since receiving its first price cut in early November, and now it’s dropped again to £438.24 at Amazon – that’s over £10 cheaper than at Shark. Will it drop again? We don’t think it will, and if it does, not by much. It’s a new model after all.
8 of the best TV deals this weekend
We’ve scanned the sales this morning and there are some super-low prices on a range of TVs, covering everything from premium OLED and QLED displays and huge 75-inch sets right through to budget and small smart TVs.
Will prices drop fruther? Yes, some may – we often see the very best Black Friday TV deals in the week leading up to Black Friday. But it’s debatable how much further some of these sets can actually go: it’s been a spectacular year for TV deals already, thanks to LG getting new OLED TV competition from Samsung, plus an oversupply of LCD panels as TV makers pulled back on production following market forecasts.
Our view? If you see a telly you want this weekend at a good price, and don’t mind if it’s reduced by another £20 in the next two weeks, grab it -the biggest Black Friday TV deals can sell out in minutes, and these offers are already superb value for money.
Is it Black Friday yet?
No – but there are some very good Black Friday deals already that are unlikely to become much better in the two weeks between now and Black Friday proper, on November 25.
TVs, in particular, have huge discounts this weekend – there’s still time to get a new one before the World Cup. Amazon and Currys are your best bet, and we’ve seen a few decent deals at John Lewis and Very this morning too. We’ll highlight the best deals here shortly…
Plenty of small appliances, too, are heavily discounted at the moment. Coffee makers and cordless vacuums are among the biggest bargains we’ve seen so far. For example, you can get a single-serve DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce coffee machine for just £29 at Amazon today – that’s a massive 65% discount from its full price of £79.99, and we don’t expect it to become cheaper on Black Friday itself. Bargain.
Hello to everyone joining us this morning as we walk through all the latest Black Friday news and deals on Saturday November 11.
Stick with us as we walk you through the sales worth taking seriously today – and those that look as though they’ve started, but are likely to have better deals over the coming fortnight.
Quick – LG’s C2 OLED TV just crashed to a record-low price
We’ve just spotted this year’s best-rated TV on sale for $1,296 at Amazon.com. That’s a $150 discount, and the lowest price we’ve seen for the outstanding LG C2 OLED, which sits at the top of our best TV guide.
It showcases everything we love about OLED technology, with excellent brightness and contrast levels. There’s virtual surround sound, smart capabilities and voice control, and it has an extremely thin design.
Having tested it with everything from regular SD shows to Dolby Vision blockbusters, we found the C2 OLED is more than capable of handling pretty much any content you can throw at it. Just don’t buy it if you need HDR10+ support – you’ve got HDR10 and HLG, but there’s no HDR10+ to be found.
Shark cordless vac almost half price
We haven’t reviewed this one ourselves (we tested the model up, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap IZ300 – which we gave 4/5 stars), but the huge discount caught my eye. With £180 cut off the price at Amazon, the Shark IZ202UK is now less than £200 – I’m strongly considering getting it myself. I’ve been trying to replace my Henry for months…
It has a 40-min run time and comes with a second battery, so you could use it in a larger home – although it’s probably better suited to medium or smaller houses, like mine. It averages 4.5/5 stars from over 80 user reviews on Amazon, and on the Shark site it’s a similar story, with an average score of 4.7/5.
Some people say it’s a bit heavy, but overall it seems to do a good job. I think I’m in…
7 coffee machines under £100
9 of the best Black Friday deals in the UK
We’ve looked at some of the best deals in the US – but what about in the UK? Here are a few things that stood out to our deals experts…
One of the best laptops ever made gets a $700 price cut
Dell has launched its Black Friday sale, and it’s well worth a look if you need a new laptop. The one that caught our eye is this huge $700 discount on a high-end Dell XPS 15, which drops the price from $2,899 to $2,199.
It’s a productivity powerhouse, as you might expect given the price, with new Intel Alder Lake processors and RTX GPUs packed into the classic XPS laptop design. We found that it’s even capable of some moderate gaming. We gave it a full five stars in our Dell XPS 15 (2022) review.
Don’t buy it if you don’t need the best of the best – those specs are going to be overkill for a lot of people. But if you want to own what we think is arguably the perfect computer for most Windows users, this is a good deal. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen so far.
Beats Studio Buds get a $50 price cut before Black Friday
The Beats Studio Buds are easily the best-sounding earbuds Beats has ever made. We gave them 4/5 stars in our Beats Studio Buds review: they’re comfortable to wear and they sound great, plus they support active noise cancellation.
Unfortunately, their call quality isn’t perfect and they’re missing Apple’s H1 Wireless Chip. But at $99.99 – which is their current price at Amazon, down from $149.95 – they’re a lot cheaper than Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 $234. We think they’re an absolute bargain for a premium pair of noise-canceling earbuds.
6 more of the best Black Friday TV deals at Best Buy
We said Best Buy has a huge range of TV deals today, and we meant it. Here are six more cracking offers.
Get a 48-inch LG OLED TV for just $569
We’ve been extremely impressed with this year’s Black Friday TV deals so far. Leading the pack is Best Buy, with some of the lowest prices ever on a whole range of 4K, QLED, and OLED displays from all the top brands.
Case in point: the LG A2 48-inch OLED TV – which has a massive $730 discount, taking it down to just $569.99
Is it Black Friday today?
Nope. Black Friday is on November 25 this year – that’s two weeks away. BUT there are hundreds of early Black Friday deals already available, some of which are worth buying now. We’re curtaing the best ones here as soon as they drop, so stay tuned for our live coverage of the early Black Friday sales today and throughout the weekend…