Our computing writer, Tony Polanco, just secured the Black Friday deal they had been waiting for this week, and there’s still time for you to score the same saving. The Samsung 980 Pro 2TB SSD w/ heatsink is on sale for $189 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s a massive drop from it’s full $399 price tag and a lowest price ever.
Considering the PS5 only comes with a relatively small stock 825GB hard drive (and only 667GB of that is usable), boosting your storage space with one of the best PS5 internal SSDs is a very wise move. The Samsung 980 Pro hits all of Sony’s benchmarks for a PS5 SSD, and this model comes with a heatsink pre-installed so you can slot it straight into your console without issues. If you like jumping between multiple PS5 games at once then this is a borderline essential accessory.
You don’t have to spend a lot to score some of the best Black Friday deals at Amazon. Take for example this discount on our top pick for the best streaming stick, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K is on sale for $24 at Amazon (opens in new tab), that’s a 50% saving and a lowest ever price.
This small but mighty streaming stick adds long-requested Dolby Vision support, and is the perfect balance of price and performance. You get access to all the best streaming services and can watch your favorite movies and TV shows in full 4K resolution. Plus, we love the smooth navigation on the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and the interface is fortunately not stuffed with ads.
This gadget is ideal for turning any television into a Smart TV, but it’s also great for travel thanks to its small size. Throw it into your bag and you can streaming away even when staying at a hotel or Airbnb. At just $24 it’s a seriously worthwhile purchase.
Black Friday is a great time to buy a gaming laptop, especially from Razer. Given the brand makes the ‘MacBooks of gaming’ its devices are pretty pricey. But Amazon is usually one of the first retailers to cut the price of such premium machines, especially those with slightly older specs.
And this one has caught my eye: the Razer Blade 14 has been sliced in price by a massive $800. While it may not sport the very latest AMD processor, the chip it has is more than powerful enough, plus it comes with the mighty Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. In short, despite being a 14-inch laptop, this little Razer will chew through the latest games. It’s not likely to stay in stock for that long, so I reckon this is a deal worth jumping on.
Good news, Pixal fans! Amazon has the new Google Pixel Watch on sale for $299. The watch debuted in October at the last Google event. In our Google Pixel Watch review, we said its good looks, smart software, and its Fitbit-based fitness tracking features make it a strong first-gen device. If you have an Android phone or not a fan of the Apple Watch — this is a solid pick.
Who’s in the market for a crazy cheap tablet? Amazon’s new 2022 Fire 7 Tablet is now on sale at its lowest price ever. In our Amazon Fire 7 2022 review, we called it a super-affordable tablet for streaming video on trips or during your commute. There is a big caveat though. As you can imagine, it’s performance isn’t all that. At times we found it borderline sluggish. Plus, it’s 7-inch 1024×600 resolution screen isn’t as sharp or bright as we’d like. However, as far as budget tablets go — this is as cheap as they get, even more so now that it just hit its lowest price ever. It could make for a great stocking stuffer or secondary tablet.
When it comes to Apple gear — I’m deep into the Apple ecosystem. I’m typing this on my 5K iMac, while wearing my Apple Watch 8, and while listening to Apple Music. (With my iPhone 13 Pro by my side). So since we’re talking about Apple. Here are some of my favorite Apple deals you can get right now. That said — the one item that’s not on sale right now and I’m hoping goes on sale soon is the iMac M1. Deals on that all-in-one are VERY rare. I’ll give a shout if/when I see a noteworthy Black Friday deal.
It wouldn’t be an Amazon Black Friday sale without some big discounts on Amazon’s hardware. And that’s precisely what we have here. The e-comm giant is knocking up to 70% off its Alexa-powered devices. This includes Echo devices from $14 (opens in new tab), Fire Tablets from $39 (opens in new tab), Ring Doorbells from $39 (opens in new tab), and Blink Security Cams from $29 (opens in new tab). Amazon will announce a new batch of deals on Thursday, so if you don’t see the device you want on sale now — chances are it could go on sale later this week.
Let’s start things off with a deal on our best laptop. The MacBook Air M2 is $1,049 at Amazon (opens in new tab) right now, a discount of $150 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this MacBook.
If you want a laptop with super-fast performance, impressive battery life, and a beautiful screen, the MacBook Air M2 is the device you want. The only drawbacks to this laptop are the notch on the screen and the lack of support for extra monitors.