If you’ve got an old device you want to upgrade or are looking to invest in new tech, the Black Friday sales are the perfect time to treat yourself.
The annual sales bonanza marks the start of discounts in the run up to Christmas, so it’s an ideal time to start shopping for the festive season..
As expected in the tech world, brands are forever developing the next best innovation, so older gadgets are reduced in price.
Best Black Friday 2021 tech deals
Apple Watch SE
You can save £50 on the Apple Watch SE, which has a larger Retina display, advanced fitness tracking and a built-in heart rate monitor. The latest Apple Watch Series 7, with an ECG and blood oxygen monitor, is also on sale (was £399, now £379, Amazon).
Fitbit Charge 5 Activity Tracker
The Fitbit Charge 5 features a built-in GPS, a daily readiness score, reminders to get up and moving, 24/7 heart rate monitoring and automatic activity tracking. There’s 20 exercise modes and a workout intensity map so you’re able to keep fit efficiently. Other smart features include sleep score, smart wake, silent alarms and a snore and noise detection option. The device is compatible with iOS 13 or higher and Android OS 8.0 or higher, as well as being water-resistant up to 50m and its battery lasting for up to 7 days.
Microsoft 12.5″ Surface Laptop Go
Enjoy the high-quality sound you would expect from Bose speakers – but in a wireless format. These compact headphones are perfect for everything from commuting to jogging. They have a long battery life of 10 hours and a 15-minute quick charge which will inject 45 minutes of life. Today, they’re being offered with a generous discount in both midnight blue and orange colours.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
This Samsung tablet has an amazingly vivid, detailed 12.4″ display that makes streaming video and gaming better than ever – and you’ll have plenty of time for a Netflix marathon thanks to the 13 hour battery life.
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch with Voice Control, Sleep Score & Music
Compatible with Apple and Android phones, the Fitbit Versa 2’s sensors track not just your workout but your sleep patterns, for a better idea of your overall health. It can also store over 300 songs, control your Spotify playlists, alert you to calls and messages and show you the news and weather thanks to built-in Alexa. Some people say it can even tell you the time.
Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe charging case
With the latest Apple Airpods you’re automatically on, and automatically connected. As you may know, these wireless headphones sit comfortably in your ear and give you quick and easy control of both audio and Siri. Thanks to its compact charging case, you can also stream up to five hours of sound in a single charge. (Tech specialists VChain also have AirPods Pro discounted, to £169.)
HP Pavilion 14-dv0609sa 14″ Laptop
This affordable, lightweight laptop has a reliable Intel® Pentium® processor for browsing, streaming or studying, a touchscreen and Bang & Olufsen speakers (plus, it comes with a year of Microsoft 365 and a free upgrade to Windows 11).
Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker
Thanks to its unique design, the Apple HomePod Mini can fill your room with its 360-degree surround-sound. For the ultimate movie night, you can connect two speakers for a cinematic experience. The compact speaker will suit any room and even has an in-built Siri, meaning you can get answers and control smart devices using voice command.
Sonos Roam Smart Speaker
Sonos’ Roam is the portable smart speaker that offers voice control and the ability for multi-room listening with other Sonos speakers over your home WiFi. It also boasts Bluetooth streaming, all day battery life and waterproof durability if you find yourself out and about. There are currently no deals on the sonos soundbar, yet, but be sure to check back.
Google Nest Security Camera
If you want to keep your house feeling safe and secure, then a security camera could be just the thing to invest in. This Google Nest camera films live HD video 24 hours a day, offers a 130-degree view and even has night vision, so you’ll be able to see exactly what’s going on at all times. Its also got a quick and easy setup and can send activity alerts to your phone when you’re away from home.
Beats by Dre Solo 3 headphones
This smart speaker uses the world’s best-known virtual assistant (Alexa) to play music, answer questions, update you on the day’s news, and more. It has a sleek grey design that will suit any room, and not only is it particularly good value for money in the Black Friday sale, you can also buy one and get one free at the moment.
LG Oled 48 inch TV
This 48-inch TV offers something a little different to the ‘average’ Ultra HD TV, thanks to OLED technology. Their flawless picture is one of the reasons why we consider LG Oled TVs to be some of the best 4k TVs out there at the moment. Creating an immersive viewing experience, all of the screen’s pixels are self-lit so there’s amazing contrast, colour and the sharpest possible detail. Even better? It’s £400 off for Black Friday.
Garmin Forerunner 645 music GPS runners watch
Keep on top of your fitness goals with a handy runners watch which can track how far, how fast and where you run. To inspire your workout, you can also play music through the watch, which has room for up to 500 songs, and you can also use it to make contactless payments, so you can leave your cash and cards at home.
Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen
This pebble-like smart speaker from Google not only instantly plays music and entertainment when you ask it to, but also has Google Assistant built in – one of the main reasons why it make our selection of the best smart speakers. Instead of looking something up on your phone, simply say “Ok Google” and ask it a question instead, or make writing your shopping list easier by asking it to add items to your notes as soon as they occur to you.
Ring video doorbell
Thinking it’s time to upgrade your doorbell to a smart version? With this discounted option from Ring you can answer the door from anywhere in the world. As soon as it’s pressed or something triggers its motion sensor, an alert will pop up on your smart device, allowing you to see, hear and speak to whoever’s there, even when you’re at a distance. (Amazon currently also have a Ring Alarm home security system heavily discounted from £219 to £129.) You can read a full review of this smart doorbell in our edit of the best home security cameras.
Philips 75PML9506 75″ Smart Ambilight 4K Ultra HD Android TV
Any film buffs or gamers in the family will appreciate this Android TV from Phillips. Its vast 75-inch screen means you’ll be drawn into every detail of the amazing picture and it has next-to-no lag time when you’re playing on a next-gen console. Plus, its Ambilight technology means that lights hidden behind the TV mimic whatever is going on on-screen and cast colours onto the wall to match.