Early holiday shopping is smart, but this year, it might be vital in making sure your gifts arrive on time. But what if you’re trying to save money by waiting until Black Friday? Well, Best Buy is offering an Early Black Friday sale full of discounts on gear WIRED reviewers recommend.
There are quite a few of these “early Black Friday deals” going on, but this sale is different: It comes with a pricing guarantee. If the price of an item marked Black Friday Prices Guaranteed drops lower between now and November 26, you’ll receive the difference. The catch? You must be a My Best Buy member (free to join) to take part. This also doesn’t cover differences that pop up on Black Friday, but there’s a good chance the price differences will be relatively small. It might be better to save some money now and get your gadget in time rather than dealing with delayed shipping and the item potentially selling out. Note: Some of these deals are slated to expire on October 22, but the deadline could extend.
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Home Theater Deals
Check our other story that features additional discounted OLEDs, 65-inch models, and more.
Full-price, this model goes for $800, though you can frequently find it on sale for a bit less. The $650 cost is one of the lowest we’ve tracked for what WIRED associate editor Parker Hall called “one of the prettiest TVs for the money.” Other sizes are also discounted.
This Samsung set is our top pick for bright rooms. This is one of the best deals in its history. The Mini LED backlighting and sharp contrast will keep your content clear, even in rooms with open curtains, or when sitting at an odd angle while watching sports with the fam over the holidays. Read more in our in-depth review.
Headphone and Speaker Deals
This stellar discount popped up earlier in the week. The Sony WH-1000XM4s (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are the absolute best wireless headphones. Thanks to the incredible noise-canceling, long battery life, and comfortable lightweight design, we think they’re worth the money even at full price. Saving $100 is a steal.
This is the most comfortable gaming headset. It looks great, but more importantly, it sounds incredible and has stellar software to boot. We highly recommend it. The price is also the lowest we’ve tracked.
This is a match of an Amazon early Black Friday deal we saw a couple of weeks ago. These headphones have sold for around $200 since mid-August, though they jump up to full price frequently. The Beats Studio 3 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have booming bass and comfortable ear cups, plus active noise canceling and a W1 chip that makes iPhone Bluetooth pairing breezy.
At easily the best price we’ve tracked for the Jabra Elite 75t, this deal is worthwhile for folks interested in little ‘buds that pack a good punch. We now recommend the newer 85t, but the 75t are still plenty capable, and active noise-canceling for $80 is hard to beat.
Technically, these have been hovering around this price for a couple of weeks, but we still think this deal is decent. The Galaxy Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have the most superior sound quality of all the picks in our guide to the Best Wireless Earbuds. The dope violet color option doesn’t hurt, either (though they’re also available in black and white.)
More Tech Deals
There have been a few discounts on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 (7/10, WIRED Recommends), however, most of them haven’t applied to the unlocked version. This folding phone has its quirks, like average battery life and how it’s hard to open up with one hand, but the delightful design and compact size make it all worthwhile—especially at this price.
Considering that a 3-pack of these cameras sells for more than $500 on its own, this deal is a no-brainer from an economic standpoint if you’re already planning on buying them. Factor in that the Arlo Pro 4 is the Best Outdoor Security Camera and it’s even harder to beat this deal. Aside from the cameras and their respective batteries, this bundle includes a charging station, anti-theft mounts, and a yard sign. Note that some camera and security features require a subscription.
Unlike some other home security systems, Eufy’s doesn’t require a subscription. This bundle includes two cameras and the required HomeBase. You can also snag a standalone camera on sale for $100. Read more about the system, and others, in our guide to the Best Outdoor Security Cameras.
If there’s been a better deal on this watch, we have yet to see it. We think the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the Best Smartwatch for Android owners. It’s available in two sizes, both of which are discounted.
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