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Black Friday 2020 is finally here, and it is already proving to be an impressive weekend for tech deals, with multiple retailers competing for the lowest prices on popular tech products like TVs, wireless earbuds, video games, and more.

Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, have been offering

Black Friday
sales on tech gadgets throughout the month, but in classic fashion, a few of the best sales were saved for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Now that the big day has arrived, we’re tracking the deals ourselves to find the best picks in real-time. Expect this story to be updated regularly through Black Friday with new deals information and links. Also, we answer all of the frequently asked questions you may have for Black Friday 2020, and information on how our team of expert product reviewers expects holiday shopping to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Use the table of contents to find what you’re looking for quickly.

The Apple Watch SE is the perfect blend of features and affordability. This recently released Apple Watch is selling for less than $20 its usual price — which was already a bargain for all it offers.

Apple’s AirPods with wireless charging case have a clever design that makes them very comfortable, and the pleasant sound quality will surprise many. However, they don’t isolate the wearer from the outside world. The current $150 sale price is pretty good, but the lowest price we’ve seen so far is $140.

The Apple AirPods sound good and they work well with other Apple devices, but they might not fit in everyone’s ears. This model is frequently available for $130, but it’s possible the AirPods could dip back down to an all-time low price of $99 on Black Friday.

Beats by Dre makes some of the most recognizable headphones that also have awesome sound quality. For a limited time, My Best Buy members can save an additional $10 off this already discounted pair, bringing the total to $170, an all-time low. The $170 deal price will be available to all shoppers on Black Friday.

Shark makes several robot vacuums with high-end features at a more affordable price. This Robot RV1000 will sell for $100 less than usual and is a terrific buy during this sale.

The 75-inch NanoCell 80 supports HDR and wide color, along with LG’s reliable webOS smart TV platform. At a current deal price of just under $1,000, the display offers solid value for its massive screen size

The Sony X800H features 4K HDR support with wide color reproduction. The Android smart TV also offers better viewing angles than most LCD TVs, ensuring you get a good view no matter where you sit. The current $798 sale price is one of the lowest we’ve seen so far.

The TCL 4 Series is a solid entry-level 4K TV with basic HDR support and Android TV streaming built in. This current $230 price is $70 less than usual — a good option for Black Friday shoppers.

This 50-inch Samsung Smart TV is selling for about $100 less than its usual going rate. While it may not have a fancy OLED panel, this Samsung TV offers several streaming apps and is an incredible value.

This LG 55-inch unit features edge-lit local dimming for improved contrast and supports both Alexa and Google Assistant. During Target’s early Black Friday sale, it’s selling for $200 less than usual.

The 24-inch Insignia 720p TV is a nice fit for buyers who want a small smart TV for casual viewing. The TV is on sale right now for just $80 at Best Buy and Amazon.

This 32-inch smart TV comes featuring Amazon’s Fire TV interface baked right into a 720p resolution display with integrated Wi-Fi for an excellent deal price of just $100.

Deals on these smart bulbs aren’t uncommon, but $100 for a pack of three is a solid deal. They’re easy to install and can be controlled via Bluetooth to change your lighting to either your personal preference or one of many presets.

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro offers many of the perks of the standard Ring doorbell, but the best thing about it is its sleek profile that fits on a door frame. Amazon is offering it at an $80 discount for $169.99 as part of its Black Friday deals running from Nov. 20-27.

At over 50% off street price, this is an exceptional deal on a Lenovo-brand smart clock compatible with Google Assistant.

Amazon’s 8-inch tablet has been updated for faster performance, making it an affordable option for casual reading, streaming movies, and video calls. It’s $35 off for Black Friday, one of the best prices we’ve seen.

The Fire HD 10 tablet offers the largest display screen in Amazon’s lineup and is 30% faster than older iterations. During Black Friday, this 10-inch tablet drops back down to its Prime Day price of $80. This deal is still active on Amazon, but the item won’t be in stock for another week.

‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ reimagines Mario’s classic 2D platforming in a new adventure that allows up to four players to run courses together. This $27 price on the physical copy is the lowest we’ve ever seen. The digital copy will cost $13 more.

“The Last of Us Part II” has sold more than four million copies since its worldwide launch on June 19, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. GameStop will have the game on sale for just $30 during its Black Friday sale.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. This discount on a 3-month membership is one we see often, but since these subscriptions can be added to existing memberships, it remains a solid Investment and an excellent stocking stuffer.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. This discount on a 3-month membership is one we see often, but since these subscriptions can be added to existing memberships, it remains a solid Investment and an excellent stocking stuffer.

Adding an SSD to your PC is a game-changer for performance and the Samsung 860 EVO is a great option to do so. It typically sells for $130 across online retailers, but right now you can grab a 1TB version for only $100. 

Logitech’s fan-favorite mouse has been updated with wireless technology that ensures lightning-fast response times while playing. The G502 is already one of our top recommended gaming mouse, and the wireless model offers up to 60 hours of rechargeable battery life.

Razer makes some of the best gaming accessories and this Razer BlackWidow Elite mechanical keyboard is one of their flagship models. With convenient media controls, an included wrist rest, RGB lighting and a great typing experience, this current $85 price makes this a steal.

New subscribers can sign up for Audible Plus for only $4.95 a month for the first six months, which is $3 a month cheaper than the normal price.

Amazon Music Unlimited works on a range of platforms, plus it integrates perfectly with Alexa and offers discounts for Prime subscribers or Echo owners. Sign up now for three months of the service for free.

When does Black Friday start at each retailer?

Black Friday technically starts at 12:01 a.m. local time for all web retailers. However, Black Friday sales are basically live right now, just in a smaller state than what we expect to see on the big day. From what we’ve seen so far, retailers are posting deals right now, and will continue to up until and throughout Black Friday into Cyber Monday

  • Amazon: The mega retailer of the U.S. will start discounting products for Black Friday starting on November 20. Check out our full guide to Amazon’s Black Friday deals.
  • Best Buy: This retailer’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but there are multiple Best Buy Black Friday deals ongoing through the whole month of November. 
  • GameStop: The gaming retailer’s Black Friday event started on November 14, and the official GameStop Black Friday sale begins online on November 25 at 9 p.m. ET. Stores will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday with extended hours, and the sale will continue through November 29.
  • Target: The company has been  offering new deals every week of November for Black Friday this year, with weekly ads dropping each Thursday. Expect to see a blitz of deals come Thanksgiving into Black Friday proper.
  • Walmart: Walmart’s Black Friday event starts on Thanksgiving Day, November 25 at 7 p.m. EST. In-store shopping on Black Friday begins at 5 a.m. local time. However, Walmart is encouraging customers to shop online and use its curbside pick-up services.

How long do Black Friday sales last?

Black Friday has begun to last the entire month of November practically, but of course the very best deals do tend to appear on the actual day.

However, retailers have used the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to extend deals that perhaps didn’t fly off their stock shelves yet. Retailers are known to further slash prices in real time over that weekend to clear out stock as well, but it’s usually not the most popular items.

Better yet, some retailers keep certain deals until well after the shopping holidays to pad out their revenues and profits throughout entire December shopping season ahead of Christmas and other holidays.

What should you buy on Black Friday? 

There are deals available for all sorts of tech devices or services, but there are a few categories that are particularly lucrative for discounts and savings. Here are some categories to look out for to get some of the best deals: 

  • TVs
  • Smart home devices
  • Gaming consoles and video games
  • Headphones
  • Speakers and soundbars
  • Robot vacuums

Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better for tech products?

In years past, it’s been known that

Cyber Monday
holds better deals on tech products than Black Friday, but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. In fact, you can find even better deals in the days leading up to both events than during, in some rare cases.

Tech retailers are hosting major discounts on devices all month long, but some do hold certain deals for certain days to drum up real-time interest. So, it’s worth hunting for deals on both days, or really all weekend long.

How we select the best Black Friday deals

  • We only recommend products that meet our high standards for coverage. We have either used each product or service ourselves or we have researched them carefully using our previous experience.
  • We always compare product prices among the most popular retailers, like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, and feature only the deals with the deepest savings (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards). 
  • All deals that we feature will be at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an exceptional value.

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