43 Best Amazon Black Friday Deals (2021): Our Best Choice


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Usually a good TV is a good TV, but if you plan to play many games on your set, then this is the model you want. The LG C1 (8/10, WIRED recommends) has an OLED panel, which means deep blacks and better contrast, plus it supports up to 120 Hz for smooth gameplay. It can even use Nvidia’s G-Sync if you connect it to a gaming PC. This deal has been around for a while, but the price is still good.

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Most TVs have some sort of smart operating system, but this model conveniently has both Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can find what you want to see with your voice, no matter which assistant you prefer. You can also ask simple questions like “How is the weather?” or “How tall is Jeff Goldblum?” This historically low price has existed since the beginning of November.

Sound and game offerings

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar


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Once you have spotted an expensive soundbar like our favorite luxury model here, the bigger the discount, the better. The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundar is down to a match of the lowest price we have seen yet. It has only been so heavily reduced a few other times. In our test, the sound managed to sound as if there were speakers scattered around the room, even though everything is contained in a (massive) bar.

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One of the biggest appeal of a soundbar is the simplicity of improving the sound quality without setting up multiple gadgets. Yamaha’s YAS-209 doubles this attraction by packing a great sound system and Amazon Alexa in one bar and one wireless subwoofer. That means it’s a soundbar as well as a smart speaker. No wonder it’s one of our favorites. The price drops quite often to $ 300, but jumps back to $ 350 just as often. We have not yet seen it go lower than this.

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Sony’s PlayStation Plus membership is required if you want to play games online, but even if you do not, it’s a great way to get free games every month. A 12-month subscription tends to drop in price around holidays each year, so now is the time to peak for 2022.

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Wired mice negotiate the cordless convenience of wireless models for more reliability and reduced latency. In most cases, this may not be a problem, but if you play competitively, it can be a literal savior. This Razer Viper mouse is ambidextrous so anyone can use it. It is significantly cheaper than its wireless cousin, which is one of our favorite gaming mice. The $ 40 Black Friday bargain price beats other discounts we’ve seen.

Phone and headphone deals

OnePlus 8T

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Since Google’s Pixel 6 came out, it’s been hard to beat for value, and that was our biggest concern when we first reviewed the OnePlus 8T. It has good cameras, a nice screen and a battery that lasts all day. We just wanted to see it drop in price a bit. At $ 500, not only is it $ 100 cheaper than usual, but it also undercuts Google’s flagship.

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OnePlus 9 Pro (8/10, WIRED recommends) came on our list of honorable mentions for the best Android phones, after OnePlus improved the cameras, which were often dull on previous models. Now it’s down to a record low price of $ 699. You can get a pair of free OnePlus Buds Pro when you order your phone directly through OnePlus.


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