Black Friday is in full swing, and few retailers go quite as hard with online deals as Amazon. We’ve rounded up a massive list of our favorite Amazon Black Friday deals here, including the company’s own gadgets, as well as kitchen gear, laptops and tablets, gaming accessories, and so much more.
We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be
crossed out. We’ll update this guide throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.
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Amazon Device Deals
Amazon’s second-gen Echo Buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our some of our favorite cheap buds. They come with Alexa built right in, a wireless charging case, and an assortment of earfins so you can get just the right fit.
This is our top pick for streaming sticks if you prefer to stick to the Amazon ecosystem. It supports most major streaming apps, but it promotes Prime shows and movies first and foremost. The included voice remote also supports Alexa voice commands on top of the usual suite of TV control buttons. The 4K Max is the most powerful version of the Fire TV Stick, with a faster processor and support for Wi-Fi 6. However, if you’re willing to sacrifice some horsepower, the regular Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $25 ($25 off), or if you don’t have a 4K TV, you can pick up the Fire TV Stick Lite for $15 ($15 off).
The Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite Kindle for most people. It’s waterproof, with brighter screens than other Kindles, and a spacious 6.8-inch screen. This standard model comes with 8 gigabytes of storage, enough to store around 5,000 of your favorite ebooks. If that’s not enough space, you can also pick up the Signature Edition for $130 ($60 off). There’s also the Paperwhite for Kids for $105 ($56 off) which comes with a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ with a ton of free books, games, and videos.
We loved the Kindle Oasis when we tried it out for its adjustable warm lighting, speedy processor, and sleek aluminum frame. Normally, we’d say it’s still too pricey to buy for any practical reason, but with this much of a discount, it’s pushing dangerously close to reasonable.
We’re still testing the new Fire HD 8, but it improves on its predecessor with a faster processor and thinner design while retaining its compact design and USB-C port for charging. It’s perfect for reading ebooks, watching videos, and just casually browsing the web. If you’d like to save as much money as possible, you can also get the 2020 model for $10 less.
There are also several other variants on sale, depending on your preferences:
- Fire HD 8 Kids for $80 ($150 off): The Kids’ version comes with a rugged case to keep it safe from drops and dings, plus a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which includes thousands of games, books, and apps aimed at children (plus parental controls).
- Fire HD 7 (2022) for $40 ($20 off): This is ideal if you prefer something a little smaller for casual book reading. There’s also a Kids’ edition of this tablet as well for $55 ($55 off).
- Fire HD 10 (2021) for $75 ($75 off): This one’s got a more spacious screen, making it better for watching movies or videos. As usual, there’s a Kids’ edition of this tablet, too.
- Fire HD 10 Plus Tablet (2021) for $105 ($75 off): Very similar to the regular HD 10, this model adds wireless charging, more RAM, and a softer material on the chassis.
The standard Amazon Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a handy tool for setting timers, asking trivia questions, and playing music. It impressed us with room-filling sound, and a 3.5-mm output to connect it to larger sound systems. It’s a bit bigger than previous Echo models though, so keep that in mind.
Arguably, smart home speakers are most useful when they have a screen attached. The 2nd-generation Echo Show 8 is one of our favorite smart displays, specifically for those who prefer Alexa. It goes great in the kitchen where you can use it to read recipes or watch movies while you cook. If you’d like a little more screen space, the Echo Show 10 is also on sale for $170 ($80 off), and there’s the smaller Echo Show 5 for $35 ($50 off).
This Echo Show is a little different than the others. It’s designed to be mounted on the wall, where it can display things like the family’s upcoming events, notes, news, and weather. We haven’t tested it yet, but if it sounds like something your family could use, this is the lowest price we’ve tracked.
If you’re not overly concerned with the audio quality of your smart speaker, then you can save a lot of money with the Echo Dot. It’s smaller, with simpler speakers (though they’re still not bad), and can do all the same things that a full-size Echo can. Amazon also sells a Kids Edition for $30 ($30 off), which comes with a cute design, and a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.
Headphone and Audio Deals
The SteelSeries Arctis 9 is a comfy headset that pairs wirelessly with your PC, PS4, or PS5 and up for 20 hours of battery life. The Xbox version of this headset is one of our top wireless gaming headsets, but the PC/PlayStation version is also a great deal, especially at this price.
Blue microphones have earned their reputation for high-quality audio from USB mics and the Snowball is one of our favorite budget options. It’s great for anyone who works from home if you want to sound better in all those Zoom meetings.
These ColorBuds from 1More (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have some of the best fit of any earbuds we’ve tried. It can be tough finding the right earbuds that won’t fall out of your ears, but if you’ve ever struggled with that, these might be the ones that end your struggle. Plus they’re dirt cheap!
The biggest downside to Bluetooth speakers is having to charge them. This speaker from Shower Power solves that problem in a pretty genius way: using the water flow from your shower head to generate electricity to keep itself charged. You can also remove the speaker and take it room to room, though just know that the audio quality is nothing to write home about.
The Back Bay Tempo 30 earbuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) shocked us with the quality you get for the price. They have big bass-y sound, eight-hour battery life, and noise-canceling tech, all in an inexpensive package. With this deal, even more so.
Kitchen and Home Deals
This smart blender is an upgrade over the popular Vitamix 750. It’s a bit smaller, but it comes with a touchscreen and a wireless connection. The base automatically detects the size of the container on top and adjusts its blending programs accordingly.
If you’re not a blender person, this might be the one to convert you. What it lacks in smart gadget bells and whistles, it makes up for in raw power. It features a 64-ounce container, and its stainless steel blades can spin so fast that they actually heat up ingredients if you want them to. Plus, it’s built so sturdily that it might just outlast most other kitchen gadgets you own.
This is Vitamix’s entry-level blender, but it still packs a powerful 2-horsepower engine that will reduce the toughest nuts to a creamy paste. If you’re looking for a blender that will last but don’t want to invest a car payment for the privilege, this is a good place to start.
There are few more coveted kitchen gadgets than the KitchenAid stand mixer, and this mini version with a 3.5-quart bowl is one of the cheaper ways to get one. Aside from a smaller capacity versus the 5-quart model, it’s largely the same powerful mixing tool that can make your work go much faster. You can lift the top of this one to access the bowl without having to remove it.
Every kitchen needs a solid foundation of pots and pans, preferably something like this stainless steel cookware that will last a lifetime. This seven-piece set from All-Clad comes with a 10-inch frying pan, a 3-quart saucepan, 3-quart sauté pan, and an 8-quart stockpot, plus lids for the latter three.
Cuisinart’s cookware set is more affordable than All-Clad’s, and you even get an extra skillet for your trouble. This 10-piece set comes with six pots and pans, and four lids. The stainless steel construction should last for a lifetime, and it comes with a warranty to match.
If stainless steel cookware is a little too rich for your tastes, this nonstick pan set from All-Clad is a great alternative. It comes with an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch pan, including lids for the 10- and 12-inch pans.
WIRED reviewer Brenda Stoylar loves this waffle maker. She’s used it to make chocolate chip waffles, cinnamon roll waffles, and TikTok-inspired “chaffles.” It’s a handy and sweet way to make several mini waffles all at once.
Honeywell’s Insight line is one of our favorites for its ability to purify medium-sized rooms—it maxes out at 200 square feet. It’s powerful enough to work in decent-sized living rooms, basement areas, and other spaces where small air purifiers struggle.
TP-Link’s Deco XE75 is our pick for an affordable mesh router, but it has a bigger sibling in the Pro version. This model comes with extra AI features to help manage your network, and with this sale, it’s closer in price to the one we already like.
The Eero 6 system is the simplest of all the mesh routers we’ve tested. It’s not terribly fast, especially at long distances, but if you’re looking to extend your Wi-Fi network without much hassle, this is the way to do it. If you want all the customizable power as well, the Eero 6 Pro system is also on sale for $389 ($210 off).
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been testing this air purifier for a few months and likes it. It roars alive when it detects particulates in the room (aka when he cooks bacon), and it’s not terribly loud. It’s on the larger side, so you’ll need to make room for it, but it can clean the air in a 517-square-foot room within 26 minutes. The filters are pricey. You can connect it to the Smartmi app to control it remotely (and it supports Google Assistant and Alexa too.) He’s also testing the Smartmi P1, which is also on sale for $108 ($69 off). It’s better for smaller rooms and adds HomeKit support.
Laptop and Tablet Deals
The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a one of our favorite compact tablets. It has the same speedy processor as the iPhone 13 and supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, letting you use it to draw or take notes. We’ve seen it at this price before, but it’s still the best price we’ve seen it at.
This is last year’s iPad model (8/10, WIRED Recommends), but it’s still excellent and powerful for most tasks. The downside is the dated look, with thick bezels surrounding the screen, but maybe you like it. It keeps the trusty home button and is the only iPad in Apple’s lineup with a headphone jack. Read more in our Best iPad guide. The new 10th-gen iPad is on sale for the first time, but for a paltry $23 discount.
Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) comes with the powerful new M1 Pro processor that can handle nearly anything you throw at it. It includes a 1080p webcam, 120-Hz display, and the return of the MagSafe charging port.
The M1-powered MacBook Air (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite budget MacBook. WIRED reviewer Eric Ravenscraft has been using this one since it came out and its excellent battery life and speedy performance for its price make it a great workhorse, even if it is a couple of years old at this point.
The 2022 version of the MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends) didn’t impress us quite as much as the previous model, mainly because it was more expensive. It’s got a better display, brings back the MagSafe connector, and with this deal, it’s closer to a price we like.
Our top pick for the best Windows laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 comes with a 360-degree hinge, letting you prop it up on a table, use it as a drawing tablet, or keep it folded like a traditional laptop. This model includes an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, 512 gigabytes of internal storage, and an included digital pen.
One of our favorite cheap laptops, the HP Pavilion X360 charges notably less for huge amounts of RAM than other manufacturers. This model packs an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 256 gigabyte SSD, and 8 gigabytes of RAM.
The Apple Watch SE (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the entry-level version of Apple’s wearable. While it lacks some of the flashier features of its more expensive sibling—like checking blood oxygen or ECG—it still includes most of the fitness features and apps that you’d want a smartwatch for, at a substantially lower price.
The Corsair K100, one of our favorite mechanical keyboards, has not just one, but two wheels on it. One, a volume roller, is a handy way to adjust your computer’s volume that’s hard to live without once you have it. The other is a knob that can be customized to do anything from scrubbing through media to controlling the keyboard’s lighting.
This keyboard from Razer is our favorite small keyboard for gaming. It’s a 60 percent keyboard that strips a normal keyboard down to the bare essentials, but it keeps all the fancy RGB LEDs that every gaming keyboard is legally obligated to have.
The Logitech G915 is one of our favorite keyboards, particularly if you like to automate tasks. It comes with five extra programmable buttons that work with Logitech’s robust G Hub software. You can assign different tasks on a per-application basis, so all the shortcuts and macros you need for Photoshop, Excel, or anything in between, will work.
Apple’s folio keyboard for the iPad Pro uses Apple’s Smart Connector to connect, so there’s no pairing necessary, and it doesn’t even need to charge. Its slim profile means it’s nearly silent, and it won’t add much bulk to the iPad so it still fits neatly in your bag.
Another great option for the iPad case, Logitech’s Combo Touch comes with a built-in trackpad and a kickstand. The keyboard is detachable, so you can use just the kickstand to prop up the screen if you just want to watch a video on the tablet.
Charging your phone in the car can be its own unique hassle, but this MagSafe wireless charging mount makes it simple. It attaches to the air vent in your car, while letting your iPhone magnetically attach to a wireless charging pad. It’s about as simple as a mount can be.
Many of Apple’s latest gadgets come with MagSafe wireless charging, which is convenient for each one, but it can be a pain to charge them all at once. This MagSafe Duo charging pad helps by giving you space to charge two gadgets, including the iPhone 8 or later, and Apple Watches and AirPods that support wireless charging.
If you’re going to put a case on your iPhone (and you probably should), then these MagSafe cases are one of the better options. Other cases can add thickness that reduces the effectiveness of the magnets, but these cases include their own magnets to make sure everything stays in place. The deal is available for the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, or 14 Pro.
On the slightly cheaper side, Anker’s 623 MagGo wireless charger has a flip-up platform that MagSafe phones can snap onto. While it’s flipped up, there’s also a spot where you can put your AirPods case to charge those as well. We also love this Anker MagGo 637 dock, which lets you wirelessly charge and prop up your iPhone, but also includes several AC outlets and charging ports on the back to clear your table of wires. It’s on sale for $70 ($30 off) with the coupon button.
If you only need to charge one MagSafe-compatible gadget, then the official MagSafe charger is one of the cheapest ways to do so (when it’s on sale). It supports any MagSafe-compatible phone, which starts with the iPhone 12 and up.
Some protection is better than none, and if you don’t like the bulk that many phone cases add, then you might at least be better off with one of these from Totallee. They’re thin, so they’re not likely to do much against major falls, but they should help prevent scuffs and dings.
These handy trackers can go on everything from your luggage to your bike to your keychain and, if you ever lose that item, you can track its location through Apple’s Find My app. It should be noted that there are privacy concerns with these trackers, but there are ways to find out if you’re being tracked by an AirTag.
This is our absolute favorite portable SSD and at this price, it only gets better. It’s nearly the fastest drive we’ve tested. So fast, in fact, that we were able to edit video files directly from the disk.
The PS5 comes with an M.2 slot where you can install an SSD to add extra high-speed storage to your console. This model from WD_Black is one of our favorite PS5 accessories, adding one terabyte of extra space. It even comes with a built-in heat sink to help make sure it runs smoothly.
Whether you’re playing mobile games or streaming from a service like GeForce Now or Xbox Game Pass, this controller attachment (8/10, WIRED Recommends) can turn your phone into a portable console. It pairs with any iPhone and includes adapters for most iPhones since the iPhone 13.
Black Friday Retailer Sales
Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are a few top retailers participating in Black Friday deals.
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