Black Friday 2022 Is Here: Best Deals on Headphones, TVs, Air Fryers and More – CNET

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Black Friday 2022 is here and so are tens of thousands of deals to choose from. Whether you plan to peruse Amazon’s Black Friday sale with its cheap smart home devices like Echo speakers and smart garage door openersWalmart’s final round of Black Friday deals including a rare PS5 bundle and Best Buy’s Black Friday deals where you can find huge discounts to laptops, TVs and more.

Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lowe’s and more retailers have also rolled out hundreds of Black Friday deals, with more to come on Black Friday proper. Read on for all you need to know about the best Black Friday deals. 

Top 10 best Black Friday sales

  1. Amazon: Save up to 70% on Amazon devices
  2. Best Buy: Big discounts on TVs, laptops, and appliances
  3. Walmart: Save on tech, home, and toys 
  4. Target: Low prices on tech, appliances, baby gear and more
  5. Woot: Big discounts on Xbox and Nintendo Switch consoles
  6. Dell: Laptop and desktop PC deals from $250
  7. Home Depot: Savings on tools, appliances, furniture and more
  8. Wayfair: Up to 80% off furniture, decor, bedding and more
  9. Lowe’s: Discounted tools, appliances, decor, and smart home
  10. Wellbots: Steep discounts on smart home tech and e-scooters

If you want to dive deeper into the deals, we’ve picked out a few of our early favorites below. We’ve also picked out over 75 Black Friday deals under $25 and many more Black Friday deals under $50 if you’re looking to make the most of a limited budget this year. 

Black Friday deals on smart home

When you bundle the Echo Dot and Hue smart bulb you can save a huge amount at Amazon. This early Black Friday deal brings the price down to just $25, which is 50% off the cost of just the new Echo Dot, without any extras.

This smart accessory can be added to nearly any garage door made after 1993 and connects to your phone for easy control of the door from anywhere. It’s down to its best price, so be sure to grab one for yourself and even some family members, they’ll be sure to thank you for something that’s so useful.

You’re receiving price alerts for MyQ Smart Garage Control: $17

If Amazon’s Echo Dot bundled with one smart bulb wasn’t quite enough for you, this upgraded deal is worth considering. It includes the clock variant of Amazon’s fifth-gen Echo Dot and two Philips Hue bulbs for a massive 56% discount. Don’t miss out.

You’re receiving price alerts for Echo Dot (5th Gen) with Clock | Glacier White with Philips Hue 2-Pack White Smart Bulbs

You’re receiving price alerts for Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal)

A video doorbell and smart display make the perfect smart home combo and you can both for just $60 with this discounted bundle, saving $125 in the process. 

You’re receiving price alerts for Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen, Charcoal)

More smart home deals

Black Friday deals on headphones and speakers

Score a huge saving on Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 at Amazon where the noise-canceling earbuds are down to $200. This AirPods Pro 2 deal is the best we’ve seen since the earbuds’ launch this fall. 

You’re receiving price alerts for Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen, White)

If you’re looking for a speaker that you can take on the go, you can pick up the Sonos Roam SL, the more affordable version of one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers for 2022, on sale for $127. Other Sonos products are also 20% off.

Sony’s LinkBuds allow you to hear the outside world around you thanks to an innovative ring-shaped design. They are back on sale for their best-ever price of $128.

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More headphone and speaker deals

Black Friday deals on laptops and tablets

Right now you can snag this versatile two-in-one Chromebook for just $179, saving you $200 compared to the usual price. It features a 14-inch full HD touchscreen display, and it has full 360-degree rotation so you can use it as both a laptop and a tablet.

Apple’s 2021 iPad model is back within a dollar of its lowest-ever price at Amazon. It’s the cheapest iPad available right now.

You’re receiving price alerts for Apple iPad (9th gen, Space Gray, 64GB, 2021)

More laptop and tablet deals

Black Friday deals on phones and smartwatches

Nab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus from just $750 at Best Buy and save yourself $250. Various colors and configurations are included in the sale.

You’re receiving price alerts for Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (128GB, Phantom Black)

Score the first major discount on Apple’s new, rugged Apple Watch Ultra. It’s $60 off in its various configurations. 

You’re receiving price alerts for Apple Watch Ultra [GPS + Cellular 49mm] Smart Watch w/Rugged Titanium Case & Green Alpine Loop Large. Fitness Tracker, Precision GPS, Action Button, Extra-Long Battery Life, Brighter Retina Display

Google’s all-new Pixel Watch is seeing its first major discount at Amazon with $50 off across its various Wi-Fi configurations.

Apple’s previous-gen Apple Watch SE is a great starter smartwatch if you want to try out an Apple wearable without spending big bucks. It’s down to $149.

You’re receiving price alerts for Apple Watch SE (1st Gen): $149

This budget-friendly wearable can help you reach your fitness goals and stay connected on the go (and makes a great gift for loved ones, too). This is a huge discount considering how new this device is.

You’re receiving price alerts for Fitbit Versa 4: $150

More phone and smartwatch deals

Black Friday deals on streaming devices

The Chromecast with Google TV is one of our overall favorite streaming devices for 2022, and right now you can grab one for its best price to date — or get two for $35.

At close to $80 off, this is a deal worth considering if you don’t need the upgraded 2022 Apple TV model — particularly if you need Ethernet or can forgo the extra storage of the new model. 

You’re receiving price alerts for Apple TV 4K (2021) 32GB, Black

Hook your TV up with easy access to all the popular streaming services with 50% off this streaming stick.

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Hook up the Fire TV Stick 4K to your TV’s HDMI port for easy access to all of the biggest streaming services. This device offers 4K and HDR support, Dolby Atmos audio and tight integration with Alexa.

You’re receiving price alerts for Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25

More streaming device deals

Black Friday deals on gaming

A one-day sale just kicked off at Woot that drops the disc-free console to just $220, a direct discount of $80 compared to its regular price and a new all-time low for it. It beats the $50 discount offered by other retailers and, unlike a lot of Woot deals, the console is offered brand new. 

While not exactly a “deal,” Walmart will have a very limited supply of the God of War Ragnarok PS5 bundle in stock throughout the holiday shopping season. Be sure to only consider buying it when it’s listed at $559, otherwise you’re overpaying from a third party.

You’re receiving price alerts for PlayStation®5 Console – God of War™ Ragnarök Bundle

Here’s a rare chance to save on the latest OLED-equipped Nintendo Switch model with $30 off via Woot today only. It won’t be long before this sells out. 

More gaming deals

Black Friday deals on software and subscriptions

Microsoft Office products are used nearly everywhere these days and there are a lot of features within them to try and learn. Instead of trying to struggle your way through daily tasks, grab this training bundle so you can learn the ins and outs of the software to help make you more proficient.

More software and subscription deals

Black Friday deals on tech accessories

Satechi is taking as much as 30% off its popular tech accessories for Black Friday. You can get 25% off any full price item with code BFCM25, though spend over $150 in one order and you can use code BFCM30 for 30% off your total.

Black Friday deals on TVs

These small, HD smart TVs make a great buy if you need a TV for a spare bedroom or kids’ playroom — especially from just $80.

You’re receiving price alerts for Insignia 24-inch HD F20 series smart Fire TV: $80

If you want an affordable 4K TV, this smart Fire TV from Insignia is worth a look at just $220 — $80 less than usual.

You’re receiving price alerts for Insignia 43-inch F30 series 4K smart Fire TV: $220

The C2 is our favorite high-end TV of the year. It’s sleek-looking and packed with features, especially for gamers. But the best part is the picture quality, which thanks to OLED technology, makes everything on the huge screen look better. 

Read our LG C2 series OLED TV review.

You’re receiving price alerts for LG C2 Series 42-inch OLED Evo 4K smart TV: $997

In the market for an OLED upgrade? This LG model is over half off right now in a deal you’ll only find at Best Buy.

Need a big, affordable screen? This UHD Samsung smart TV is close to $300 off at under $600.

More TV deals

Black Friday deals on home and kitchen

Snag an upright Dyson vacuum cleaner for $400 in this early Black Friday deal. It’s a great pick for households with pets.

You’re receiving price alerts for Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra: $400

The K-Mini brewer from Keurig is their smallest brewer, and it’s a great option if you’re short on counter space. And now, Amazon is offering $50 off several different colors, dropping the price down to just $50. 

You’re receiving price alerts for Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker: $50

Air fryers are all the rage these days and you can get in on the craze with close to a third off this popular Dash model. It has a 2.6-quart capacity which is ideal for a couple or small family and can crisp up wings, fries, veggies and more with way less fat.

You’re receiving price alerts for Dash Tasti-Crisp air fryer: $43

Add this versatile stand mixer to your kitchen with close to $60 off. It includes a 7.5-quart mixing bowl plus three different useful attachments.

More home deals

Black Friday deals on health and fitness

Upgrade your home gym with this adjustable dumbbell set at $100 off. It allows weight adjustments in increments ranging from 5 to 52.5 pounds and stores away without taking up a lot of space.

You’re receiving price alerts for FitRx SmartBell adjustable dumbbell: $99

With three speeds and a handheld design, Therabody’s portable Theragun Mini massager is perfect for taking on the go. 

You’re receiving price alerts for Therabody Theragun Mini: $160

Learn more about your ancestry, traits and health with discounted DNA testing kits from 23andMe. Save as much as 50%.

If you’re into cycling or spin classes, consider this Schwinn fitness indoor cycling exercise bike while it’s a third off. This is a great price for an indoor cycling bike, especially for one that can be used with popular apps like Peloton and Zwift.

You’re receiving price alerts for Schwinn Fitness IC4 exercise bike: $799

Upgrade your home gym with this advanced treadmill featuring adjustable speed, incline and cushioning. It’s $500 off.

You’re receiving price alerts for NordicTrack Elite 800 treadmill: $1,000

More health deals

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday is officially tomorrow, the day after folks in the US observe Thanksgiving. For the past couple of years, Thanksgiving Day (today) was a bigger start to Black Friday shopping, but most retailers have closed their doors this year to let employees celebrate at home instead of working, so bigger deals will take place in store tomorrow.

Despite the official Black Friday date being the last Friday in November each year, retailers have begun kicking off early Black Friday sales well in advance, meaning that the event often takes place over most of November.

Which stores are having Black Friday sales? 

All of the major retailers — both online retailers and those with brick-and-mortar stores — are holding Black Friday 2022 sales. That includes the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart, as well as more specialized retailers such as B&H Photo, GameStop and Dell. Several retailers have already launched sales with others being teased in Black Friday ads and going live in the coming days.

When do Black Friday deals start?

The official Black Friday date is Nov. 25, 2022. For a lot of doorbuster deals and ultra-limited-time offers, these will go live early Friday morning and run through the weekend, while supplies last. Check out the various Black Friday ads for precise dates and times for specific sales, though it’s worth noting that many sales will go live online before stores open on Black Friday. Many early Black Friday sales are already live prior to the “official” Black Friday date, which means many of the best Black Friday deals are available now. 

When do Black Friday deals end?

While we can’t predict exactly how Black Friday 2022 will go, previous years show us that Black Friday sales tend to span the final weekend in November and culminate in Cyber Monday sales on the subsequent Monday. The best limited-time sales will likely begin to dry up as Cyber Monday sales wrap up, though retailers have been known to extend some sales into December to capitalize on the holiday gift buying season.

What time do retailers open on Black Friday?

Some retailers like to kick off their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving itself, though a trend in recent years has seen retailers keep their physical doors closed on the holiday so staff can enjoy time with their families, instead kicking off online sales that day. Black Friday 2021 saw some retailers open earlier than usual for the particularly dedicated shoppers on Black Friday itself, such as Walmart, which opened at 5 a.m. on the first day of its sale event. 

For a full breakdown, be sure to check out this Black Friday store hours post with all the details.

Are Black Friday deals available online?

Yes, Black Friday deals are available online. In fact, recent years have seen retailers with physical stores kicking off online sales earlier than those same deals in store, giving online shoppers the jump.

Some Black Friday deals are only available in store, though these days those tend to be specific doorbuster deals that are available in extremely limited quantities. Unless you really like to line up outside your nearest big-box store in the early hours of the morning, you’d be better served shopping online.

Why is it called ‘Black Friday’? 

Throughout history, the term “black” has been used to denote distressing or calamitous events. The earliest known use of Black Friday for the Friday after Thanksgiving was to refer to the practice of workers calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving in the early 1950s. Around that same time, US police adopted the term to describe the traffic conditions during the first major holiday shopping date. 

After attempts to move to the term “Big Friday” failed, merchants attempted to ameliorate the term Black Friday in subsequent years, suggesting that its origin was not due to the poor traffic conditions the shopping day created, but because the profit it generated put stores “back in the black” in financial terms.

How do I prepare for Black Friday? 

We’ve got a few tips for preparing for Black Friday, though the event is now just a few days away so you don’t have too much time to implement them. Ultimately, it comes down to research, planning, budgeting and a bit of good luck. 

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