Amazon started rolling out its deals weeks ago, but Black Friday is finally here, and we’ve noticed even more good finds. Since there’s a lot to wade through, we’ve singled out the best things that are actually worth buying, including everything from a vacuum cleaner designed to tackle pet hair to expensive-looking mid-century plant stands. There are plenty of bargains on things that’d make great gifts, too, like a wireless Bluetooth speaker for a teenage cousin or an egg cooker for your friend who always hosts a holiday brunch.
Black Friday TV deals
It’s common to find older TVs on sale for Black Friday, but this is a 2019 smart model with Alexa compatibility.
Save $150 on this smart TV that displays a still work of art when it’s not in use.
You can find more Black Friday TV deals here.
Black Friday tech and appliance deals
We were so shocked by the price of this MacBook Air that we quadruple-checked that it wasn’t a refurbished model. (It’s not.)
This is also an excellent price for Apple’s newest iPad.
This Fire Stick is half-price, compatible with Alexa, and yes, you can watch Disney+ with it.
This Alexa smart speaker has never been this affordable before.
Same goes for this Echo Show.
When it comes to smart thermostats, writer Kyle Schurman says the Nest is your best bet for integrating with other devices: “If you’re interested in a whole-home smart system that includes home security cameras, lighting systems, and smart doorbells, go with the Nest.”
This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for these truly wireless earbuds that would make a good gift for anyone on your list.
Nothing brings the family together like learning you all share a bit of Neanderthal DNA.
The family dog doesn’t have to miss out on the DNA screening fun — this kit can identify over 250 different breeds.
This watch was just released a few months ago, so it’s very unusual to see a $50 price drop so soon. Strategist senior writer Karen Iorio Adelson bought one when it first came out and says, “it’s extremely customizable, with the ability to choose what data you see on the home screen, and lots of different ways to organize the screen while you’re running to see heart rate, current pace, lap pace, or other stats.”