Here are the deals everyone seems to have bought this Black Friday.
Black Friday is officially behind us, even if the deals are continuing all weekend. We’ll still be sharing our favorite deals in real time in our Black Friday live blog as Cyber Monday approaches, but the best deals of the event are ultimately the ones being bought most by shoppers.
Even with tens of thousands of deals to choose from during events like this, there are usually some clear winners in terms of popularity so we’ve sifted through our Amazon data (which doesn’t contain any personal information) to see what the most popular deals are based on purchase volume. We’ve outlined 20 of the best deals according to CNET’s own readers below, including purchases from the last week.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the most popular deals are the ones featured on our lists of Black Friday deals under $50 and Black Friday deals under $25 lists, though there are a couple of surprises in the list below. These deals are still available right now, so be sure to grab what you want before Black Friday sales come to a close. Plus, don’t miss our list of truly random Amazon impulse purchases.
MyQ Smart Garage Control: $17
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.
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Echo Dot (5th Gen) + Hue smart bulb: $25
Every time that Amazon has offered a bundle like this in the past, it’s sold out before the end of the sale period. With this being Amazon’s newest Echo Dot, we anticipated there would be a lot of interest in the huge discount and that’s proven true, so be sure to grab one now before it’s too late.
AirPods Pro (2nd Gen): $200
The second-gen AirPods Pro are down to $200 right now at several retailers and, surprisingly, the deal has stuck around for a while. These were just released in September and have received glowing reviews since. Grab a pair today, before you’re stuck paying more later.
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Universal car headrest hooks (4-pack): $7
Convert your car headrest into a convenient storage solution with these universal hooks. Each can hold 13 pounds so you can hang up coats, kids toys, umbrellas or even bags of groceries.
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Universal dust cleaning gel: $7
This reusable goo gets in all the cracks and crevices of those hard-to-clean places, like computer keyboards and car consoles.
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Apple AirTag (4-pack): $80
Apple’s diminutive trackers have proven incredibly popular, especially this discounted 4-pack which drops the price of each AirTag to just $20. Snag a set while this deal lasts.
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iHealth COVID-19 rapid antigen tests: $12
At-home COVID tests are a great thing to have around and the perfect time to buy them is when they’re on sale. This pack comes with two easy-to-use tests that give you the results within 15 minutes.
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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25
If you’re wanting to add some smarts to your existing TV, you can do exactly that while saving 50% on Amazon’s 4K-capable streaming stick today. Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is a great pick if you’re new to smart TV functionality with its easy-to-use OS and included Alexa-enabled voice remote.
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SwitchBot smart plug mini: $9
Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the smart home fun. This SwitchBot smart plug is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant and can transform dumb appliances into smart ones.
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Meta Quest 2 bundle: $350
Pick up the 128GB Quest 2 VR headset bundled with Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber for $50 off the price of the headset alone. The 256GB model is $70 off.
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Kasa outdoor smart plug: $17
Bring outdoor lights, water features and more into your smart home setup with this dual-outlet outdoor smart plug. You’ll be able to set schedules and use voice control.
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Echo Dot (5th Gen) with Clock + 2 free smart bulbs: $40
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 5th-gen Echo Dot and two Philips Hue bulbs for a massive 56% discount. Don’t miss out.
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Fire TV Stick 4K Max: $35
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is new this year, and it sits just above the Fire TV Stick 4K in Amazon’s lineup. It’s $10 more than the regular Fire TV Stick 4K, but for the extra $10 you get 40% more power (which means faster app loads and better overall navigation), as well as Wi-Fi 6 support for faster streaming.
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Amazon Smart Plug: $13
Whether you’re just getting started with Alexa or you have Echo devices throughout your home, the Amazon Smart Plug is a great buy at just $13 in this sale. It’s normally $25, so you’re saving almost 50% while adding some convenience to dumb appliances around your home.
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Roku Streaming Stick 4K: $25
This Roku streaming device is on of our overall favorites for the year, and right now you can pick it up for half off the usual price. It allows you to stream your shows and movies in stunning 4K quality, and features support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 for vibrant colors and rich darks.
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Fine-tip color pens (18-pack): $6
It’s finally time to start that journaling practice you’ve been thinking about. With a rainbow of shades in satisfying 0.38-mm tips, these pens are a good way to get a jump on that bullet journal resolution before New Year’s.
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EarFun Air S: $53
Our favorite budget earbuds are discounted by $20 with a further 5% off thanks to the on-page coupon, dropping them to just $53. They offer solid sound quality and noise cancellation, a comfortable fit and a price that’s hard to beat.
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Kasa Smart Plug Mini (4-pack): $23
Get four indoor smart plus for just $23 and use them to bring lights and other dumb appliances into your smart home. These Kasa plugs don’t block adjacent outlets and work with Alexa and Google Assistant.
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) + Amazon Music Unlimited: $10
Eligible Amazon accounts can nab a third-gen Echo Dot for just $1 alongside a month of Amazon Music Unlimited. That makes the total cost just $10, which is a no-brainer buy. You can also get the Echo Dot alone for $15.
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TP-Link Archer AX21 Wi-Fi router: $70
The TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level Wi-Fi 6 router that typically costs about $100 or so, but right now, for Black Friday week, you can find it for $30 off, bringing the cost down to $70. Among all of the Wi-Fi 6 budget picks we’ve tested, it performed the best, with fast, reliable speeds and an easy-to-use app that makes it a cinch to set the thing up and manage your home network settings. All of that made it an easy Editors’ Choice-winner here on CNET.
Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.
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