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Black Friday has finally arrived. The biggest shopping day of the year. You thought you were prepared, but now you find yourself lost, wandering, and dazed among the endless expanses of offerings before you. Fear nothing. We are professionals. We’ve been training for months for today and we’ve got the Black Friday deals covered in full. But if you just want the highlights, here are Review’s editors’ picks for the absolute best deals.
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1. Save $50: MetaQuest 2 + Game Pack
Immerse yourself in the virtual world. Virtual reality has been slow to get started, but every year the technology improves a bit and the prices come down a bit. We seem to have finally hit the sweet spot, as it’s the best VR headset we’ve ever tried and the price is phenomenal.
Usually priced at $399.99, the Meta Quest 2 128GB is on sale at Amazon for $349.99, with a price drop of $50, but that’s not all. The popular headset comes bundled with Resident Evil 4 (usually priced at $39.99), as well as Beat Saber (usually priced at $30), for a total price drop of up to $120.
$349.99 on Amazon
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2. Save $49: Apple Airpods Pro
A perennial favorite for iPhone owners since their debut, Airpods are adored and only go on sale every now and then. Our reviewer loved these 2nd-gen AirPods, especially the battery life of up to six hours with active noise cancellation, seven hours without, and up to 30 hours with the charging case. They’re now $199, up from $349 on Black Friday. That’s a 20% savings and the lowest price we’ve seen all year.
$199.99 on Amazon
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3. Save $59: Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021)
Apple has long reigned as the king of tablets because the iPad is so good, and there’s so much to choose from! Whether it’s your primary computing device, second screen, or something to keep the kids busy, we love our iPads. This 10-inch, 64GB 2021 model was rated highly by our team, who highlighted the convenient size and strong battery performance. It’s $60 off right now, the lowest price we’ve seen so far.
$269 on Amazon
►After: More Black Friday Apple deals here
4. 60% off: Audible Premium Plus
Something I personally requested this year! If you don’t know, Audible Premium Plus is a service that gives members unlimited access to audiobooks and podcasts. With membership, you’ll also get a free premium audio track (two if you’re a Prime member). I’m not the only one who likes it. We are registered as Audible fans. While it’s true that Audible is always discounted at tent sale events, it’s also probably true that you’re looking to buy something right now, so buy it while the deal is good.
$5.95 per month for the first 4 months on Amazon
►After: More Black Friday Amazon deals here
5. Save $50: AncestryDNA
Tracing family history and learning more about their past is not only fascinating, it’s also a perfect gift for someone who fills up your shopping list every year. Our editors were big fans of the AncestryDNA test kit because of its beautiful interface and easy-to-use family tree building options. The base kit is currently around 50% off for Black Friday.
$49 at Ancestry
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6. Save $400: HexClad Cookware
A new set of pots and pans would be a welcome gift for any home cooking lover, especially a new homeowner or first-time apartment dweller, especially when they look as good as this three-piece set. HexClad layers. Our reviewers rated them highly for their light weight, even heat distribution, and ease of cleaning. It’s a higher price than some of the items on this list, but it’s also the biggest savings. Plus, there’s comfort in the quality and these pans will be around for years to come.
$599.99 at HexClad
►After: More Black Friday cooking and cooking deals here
7. Save 40%: Oral B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush
There is no gift like the gift of health. I’ve personally spent months testing toothbrushes, so I know a thing or two about what makes a good toothbrush and how much you should spend. The Oral-B Pro 1000 is nearly perfect: affordable, with exactly the features you need (a timer and pressure sensor) and none of the features you don’t (aka Bluetooth). This is the lowest price we have seen.
$29.94 on Amazon
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8. Free Mesa Solo Stove with purchase of Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0
The title says it all. Buy a Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 for $224.99 and get a table-sized Solo Stove Mesa free (use code FREEMESA at checkout) – not to mention that the price of the Bonfire 2.0 is also reduced by $175. Solo has made a name for itself in the age of the pandemic, when our backyards have become home to so many people. Many of our employees have a burning passion for them (yes, I know the pun, thanks). The Bonfire 2.0 sealed the deal as their top recommendation when they added a removable ashtray. This deal won’t last long.
$224.99 at Solo Stove
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9. Save 50%: Fire TV Stick 4K
If you have a 4K TV and still use the built-in software for all your streaming videos, do yourself a favor and make this inexpensive upgrade a better experience. Not only is the interface bound to be better, but the built-in Alexa voice assistant makes everything so much easier. It’s not just for 4K TVs, though. It can be plugged into virtually any TV for an instant upgrade. The Fire TV Stick 4K is often on sale, but it’s never been cheaper.
$24.99 on Amazon
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10. 80% off: Philo TV
You may not be very familiar with the Philo streaming service, but it’s much easier to remember once you see the magnitude of this price reduction: 80% off, or just 5 $, with the code THANK YOU. No hidden fees, cancel anytime, according to the Philo. The service has over 70 channels, including HGTV, AMC, Hallmark, Paramount, Nickolodeon, and more. We are all looking to save these days. Wouldn’t it be nice to cut that streaming TV budget without missing any of your favorite shows?
$5 at Philo’s
►After: More Black Friday streaming deals here
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