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Black Friday deals Blog LIVE: the best anticipated sales of the moment


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You waited for Black Friday to get yourself a new Fitbit? Well, put off your purchase no longer, because Fitbit’s highest-end smartwatch just dropped to a new all-time low price in Amazon’s first Black Friday sale.

At this moment the Fitbit Sense 2 is on sale for $79 on Amazon (opens in a new tab). That’s a massive $220 savings from its usual retail price of $299. This price makes the advanced tracker cheaper than the Fitbit Charge 5 and the Fitbit Inspire 3both of which lack the bright and gorgeous screen and smartwatch capabilities of the Sense 2. It’s a truly fantastic deal, especially since the Fitbit Sense2 is one of best smart watches you can buy now.

WD_Black SN850 SSD in a PS5 with a Deal label

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We expect to see plenty of excellent PS5 Deals throughout the Black Friday sale period. In fact, the savings have already started thanks to the PlayStation Store Halloween Sale. However, with so many discounted games to consider, it’s only natural for you to worry about your console’s disk space.

Fortunately, the WD_Black SN850 2TB NVMe SSD with Heatsink is on sale for $259 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab). That’s a hefty $100 off its full retail price of $359, and the lowest price ever seen on this top-rated PS5 SSD date. The same offer is available on Amazon (opens in a new tab) as well.

The WD_Black SN850 was confirmed earlier this year as the first officially licensed PS5 SSD. This means you can insert the storage drive into your PS5 console without worrying about compatibility issues. The SSD responds to all Sony requirements for a PS5 SSD (opens in a new tab)and I have personally tested drive in my own PS5 for over a year and I can report that it works perfectly.

Admittedly, even at a historically low price of $259, it’s still very expensive, but a larger PS5 SSD is a very useful accessory to have if you want to go through a handful of games at once.

Apple Pencil with a Tom's Guide offer tag

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If you’re a heavy iPad user, you’ll want to invest in an Apple Pencil. And now is the perfect time, because for a limited time, the Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) is on sale for $89 at Amazon (opens in a new tab). That’s $40 off its full retail price of $129 and a new all-time low price for the official Apple accessory. We’ve already seen the latest Apple Pencil model drop to $99 last November, but this latest discount slashes it another $10. It is certainly one of best apple deals available now.

MacBook Pro 14

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The 14-inch MacBook Pro isn’t expected to get a full refresh until 2023, but the current model is one of the best laptops you can buy. And now you can get the 14-inch MacBook Pro for $1,599 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab)that’s $400 off its standard price.

This system is equipped with Apple’s powerful M1 Pro processor, which offers 8 additional GPU cores, a better media engine and more memory bandwidth than the already fast M1 chip. In our tests, the 14-inch MacBook Pro beats around most Windows laptops in terms of performance, and we saw over 14 hours of battery life in our 14-inch MacBook Pro review.

You also get a bright and rich 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3024 x 1984 resolution. Other specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Add three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port and an SDXC card slot – plus MagSafe charging – and you’ve got a winner.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 offer

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High-end tech is already discounted thanks to early Black Friday deals, for example, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is on sale for $249 at Amazon (opens in a new tab). That’s a very solid $20 off the original price of the 40mm model. It’s not quite the lowest price we’ve seen on Samsung’s latest wearable – it was $229 for a brief stretch last week – but it’s still a discount worthy of consideration.

As our smartwatch expert explains in his Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 reviewSamsung’s latest smartwatch may seem like a step-by-step upgrade over its predecessor, but it’s still one of the best smart watches you can buy today. And it even has new features and functionality to challenge the dominant Apple Watch Series 8.

A shot of the LG A2 OLED 4K TV against a purple background

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If you’ve been waiting to get an OLED TV until prices come down to earth, now is the time. Right now you can hang the 48″ LG A2 OLED 4K TV for just $569 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab). This TV gives you great OLED visuals without having to spend a fortune.

The LG A2 is LG’s entry-level OLED for 2022. You get support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG viewing formats, which help make the content you’re viewing on screen look its best. better. There’s also built-in support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, meaning you can control your TV with your voice. The LG webOS platform that the TV runs on is also excellent.

Unfortunately, the budget price comes with a few downsides: the TV’s refresh rate only goes to 60Hz (120Hz is best) and there’s no HDMI 2.1 support. But overall that’s a lot on a 48-inch OLED TV.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max with a Tom's Guide deal tag

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One of the most popular early Black Friday deals so far has been the Amazon Fire TV Stick back down to its lowest price ever. And while that deal quickly sold out last week, Amazon is now offering another discount that’s nearly as good.

At this moment, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is on sale for $39 at Amazon (opens in a new tab). It’s only $5 off its lowest price ever, and still a fantastic price for one of the best streaming devices you can buy now. This device offers excellent 4K HDR streaming quality, super-fast interface navigation, and access to almost any streaming service you might need.

Bose QuietComfort 45 in hand

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Welcome to Tom’s Guide’s early Black Friday live blog. Here, we’ll point out all the best offers from retail vacations, including the savings you can make right now. Let’s start with a discount that brings some of the best headphones you can buy down to the lowest price ever.

At this moment the The Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless headphones are on sale for $249 at Amazon (opens in a new tab). That’s $80 off the full retail price of $329 for a total savings of nearly 25%. Alternatively, you can also mark the same offer at Best Buy (opens in a new tab), if that’s your retailer of choice. But wherever you choose to buy, you’re getting a great discount on a very high-end set of headphones. In our shine Bose QuietComfort 45 review we called the headphones “no fuss” and were particularly impressed with the premium active noise cancellation and very comfortable fit.