Wirecutter's best early deals for Black Friday

Wirecutter's best early deals for Black Friday
From Engadget - November 23, 2017

Amazon Fire HD 10

Street Price: $150; Deal Price: $100

The 10", newer model of our budget pick in our best Android tablets guide, with a big $50 discount.

The 10 is quite similar to the 8, and with this price, makes it much more interesting as a media consumption tablet. We wrote, "The 2017 Fire HD 8 is slower, has a lower-resolution screen, and is more limited than the ZenPad, but it's a great cheap tablet for media consumption, especially for Amazon content."

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Street Price: $40; Deal Price: $25

A new low on our runner-up pick in our best media streaming devices guide.

We wrote, "If you are a heavy Prime video user or want voice search, the Fire TV Stick offers a compelling alternative to the Roku that has really improved over the past few months."

Bose QuietComfort 25

Street Price: $280; Deal Price: $180

Our pick for 3 years running, this the first substantial sale we have ever seen on the Bose QuietComfort 25, a huge $100 off.

The Bose QuietComfort 25 is our pick in our best noise-cancelling headphones guide. We wrote, "The amount of noise reduced is incredible: noticeably and significantly more than the vast majority of noise-cancelling headphones. In our testing, they dropped an average of 24.2 dB of noise, including over 30 dB at some frequencies, and more low-bass reduction than any headphone we have tested."

UE Roll 2

Street Price: $75; Deal Price: $50

While we have seen this price a few times, it's only a few dollars above the best we have seen.

The UE Roll 2 is our pick in our best portable bluetooth speaker guide. We wrote, "The Roll 2 sounds full, with smooth reproduction of everything from bass notes to cymbals, and it plays loud enough to fill a hotel room or a spot at the beach with sound. It's so watertight, it will survive being dunked 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes."

OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker

Street Price: $200; Deal Price: $136

Only a few dollars off from the best price we have seen on our pick in our best coffee maker guide.

We wrote, "Simply put, the OXO On makes it easy to brew a really good cup of coffee. If you grind your beans to the correct particle size (which is extremely important) and weigh the grounds so they extract just enough, the OXO will take the reins from there."

GoPro Hero5 Black + $50 Gift Card

Street Price: $450; Deal Price: $350

Even with a new model out, drops are rare. This discount + the extra giftcard make this a great deal.

The GoPro Hero5 Black is our pick in our best action camera guide. We wrote, "The Hero5 Black builds on the success of its predecessor, the Hero4 Silver, with new features that significantly enhance its usability. The built-in waterproofing is the most important addition, since it means you can shoot anywhere, anytime, without fiddling with a case."

Netgear Orbi RBK50

9.7-inch iPad (5th generation)

Oculus Rift + Touch

Apple Watch Series 1

Nikon D3400 (w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens)


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