85 Best Amazon Black Friday Deals (2023): TVs, Phones, Echo

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This compact power bank slides into the USB-C port of your phone to top up the battery, in fact, it’s our top pick for phones in the Best Portable Chargers guide. Only the shell white color is on sale, but it’s a nifty way to add 5,000 mAh of capacity. However, it might not be a good pick if you have a thick case. The pink Lightning port version is also discounted to $20 right now.

We like Anker’s chargers and its Prime range employs GaN technology to shrink the size down. This 67-watt charger has fold out prongs and offers two USB-C ports and one USB-A. It can charge a MacBook and it supports fast charging for iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S phones, and Pixel phones.

Packing a hefty 20,000-mAh capacity and capable of putting out up to 200 watts, this chunky power bank can top up laptops, tablets, or phones at top speed. It also has a display to show power in and out, and comes with a base that uses pogo pins to speedily recharge the power bank. This made the honorable mentions section of our Best Portable Chargers guide.

All you have to do is stick your iPhone to this adorable little orb and it’ll start charging. On the back, you’ll also find two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and three AC outlets. It’s both cute and tidy. It fluctuates in price very often, but it’s still a good deal.

As the high-capacity pick in our Best MagSafe Power Banks guide, this Baseus charger has an ample 10,000-mAh capacity, an inoffensive design, and is soft to the touch. It fully charged my iPhone 14 Pro once, then delivered an additional 64 percent the second time before tapping out. It comes with a USB-C cable. The 6,000 mAh version is also on sale for $30 ($20 off). These deals are only for Prime members.

This is currently our favorite Apple 3-in-1 wireless charger. charger. The T-shaped design is compact, so it won’t take up that much space on your nightstand or desk, and the charging tree suspends two of your devices midair. You can use it to charge your iPhone (at the fastest 15-watt charging speed Apple allows), fast-charge the Apple Watch Series 7/8/9/Ultra, and use the base to charge your AirPods Pro (or AirPods with a wireless charging case) simultaneously all from a single outlet. It’s normally around $150 but was discounted to $100 in August, so it’s possible that Prime Day won’t be your last opportunity to snag it for less.

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The ninth-generation iPad (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best iPad for most people in our Best iPad guide. It’s affordable (even without this discount) and packs a bunch of great features, including a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for Center Stage (which keeps you in the frame during video calls), 64 GB of storage on the base model, a True Tone display that adjusts the color temperature to match the ambient lighting in your environment, and a physical Touch ID-enabled home button. And since it’s the same shape and size as its predecessors, all current accessories will work—like the first-generation Apple Pencil and Apple’s Smart Keyboard.

We recommend the iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) as an upgrade over the iPad (9th Gen). It packs a 10.9-inch LCD screen, a USB-C port, slim bezels, Touch ID built into the top power button, and the same M1 processor as the 2020 MacBook Air. It also has support for both the second-generation Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Cover, and Magic Keyboard Cover. It dipped lower to $460 in July, but we still think this is a solid deal.

This iPad (7/10, WIRED Review) isn’t our top choice—we still recommend the ninth-gen model over this one. But it does pack a few notable changes. With no Home button and slimmer bezels around the screen, it has a modernized design. The rear camera on the back has also been upgraded and the selfie camera has been moved to the center of the iPad for video calls. Under the hood is Apple’s A14 Bionic chip (the same that’s in the iPhone 12), so it’s more powerful than the last-gen model. It was on sale for the same price during Black Friday last year, but we still think it’s a great deal.

The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our go-to tablet for travel. It’s small enough to slip into my backpack and fits perfectly on an airplane tray table. With an 8.3-inch display, it’s great for watching movies or reading ebooks, as well as sketching and taking notes with the second-generation Apple Pencil. Equipped with an A15 Bionic processor (the same chip powering the 2021 iPhone 13), it can handle taxing apps and games with ease. It should have enough power to last you for many years. It’s worth noting Apple is rumored to be launching a next-gen version soon, but this is still a solid tablet if you don’t need the latest and greatest.

The Apple Pencil is one of the most useful tools you can add to the iPad. You’ll want to make sure your iPad supports the second-generation model (see our iPad Accessories guide), but it’s excellent for drawing and for navigating iPadOS, which has handwriting support in various search fields so you don’t need to switch to the keyboard to type.

The first-gen Apple Pencil has been around for a while now, but it still functions well. It packs features like pressure sensitivity (the lines get thicker as you press down harder on the screen), tilt sensitivity (for shading), and handwriting support within search fields and apps (like Notes). It’s compatible with the iPad (6th gen and later), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Mini (5th gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd gen), iPad Pro 10.5-inch, and iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It dips to this price often (at Target, it’s hit as low as $65), but we still think it’s a good deal. It’s worth noting, however, that you should only purchase this generation if your iPad isn’t compatible with the second-generation Apple Pencil, which is only $10 more right now.

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Ever since Apple debuted the new Magic Keyboard on its MacBooks in 2021, it’s been difficult for me to find a third-party keyboard that feels similar (if not exactly the same). This is remedied with Apple’s very-own external keyboard. It’s expensive, but it’s a nice way to fully replicate the MacBook setup. It comes equipped with a Touch ID button, which you can use to log in, pay for purchases, and download apps, as well as a number pad. It has the same exact same function row keys as M-series MacBooks—complete with playback buttons, a Mission Control key, plus a dedicated Do Not Disturb button. It has dipped to $150 before, but this deal’s still alright.

If you don’t need all the extensive capabilities that come with the Apple Watch Series 9, then the second-generation Apple Watch SE is a great option for most people. It can still track important health and fitness features, and with the latest S8 chip, you’ll also get the redesigned Compass app and Crash Detection. It has support for WatchOS 10 too, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the latest software updates. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked yet—including what it was on Prime Day.

The Series 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the latest Apple Watch. If you haven’t updated recently, it’s faster with improved battery life and a brighter display. The next-gen ultra-wideband chip lets you precision-locate your iPhone or AirPods anywhere in your home. There’s also a new Double Tap feature where tapping your index finger and thumb triggers functions like hanging up a call or playing your music.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is only a month old but it’s already on sale. It’s our favorite smartwatch for outdoor sports. It packs a new (and bright) 3,000-nit display, the latest S9 chip for faster processing, and the new ultra-wideband chip for precision-locating your phone. As with last year’s version, it also comes equipped with a useful Action button and the three-mic array. It’s a great option if you’re heavily into outdoor sports and are looking for a rugged, full-functioning smartwatch to take along with you. It’s also the Apple Watch with the best battery life thanks to its massive size.

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Apple’s brand-new M3 chips are available in three different MacBook tiers—the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re all included in our guide to the Best Laptops. The M3 Pro falls in the middle as far as processing power and speed goes, but it’s still blazing fast. We recommend that you opt for the Pro if you’re a serious productivity user or content creator. This deal matches the best price we’ve seen so far.

This M3 Pro MacBook Pro is similar to the other model that’s on sale. It just has a larger screen, a more powerful CPU, and slightly better graphics. Apple’s brand-new M3 chips are available in three different MacBook tiers—the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re all included in our guide to the Best Laptops.

Apple’s dual USB-C port power adapter is an essential accessory if you have a tendency to forget to pack chargers for your devices on the go. With two USB-C ports, you can use it to recharge both your iPhone and MacBook simultaneously. Rated at 35 watts, it’s also powerful enough to recharge an iPad Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The MagSafe Duo makes for an excellent travel companion if you own an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Rather than packing separate chargers, the MagSafe Duo combines chargers for both all within a compact, foldable form factor. You can also use it to charge your AirPods (if it comes with a wireless charging case) and other Qi-certified devices.

iOttie’s Velox Pro Magnetic Wireless Cooling Charger is great for those who prefer a mount on your dash or windshield and have an iPhone 12 or later. The suction cup attaches to a dashboard pad or windshield and proved secure in our testing. The telescopic arm (combined with a ball joint) also delivers a wide range of movement to help you find the ideal position. Unfortunately, it maxes out at 7.5 watts for charging, but you can remove the USB-C charging cable when the iPhone is fully charged. There’s also a built-in fan to help keep the temperature down when it’s hot out.

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What we like best about this phone mount is that you can use it one-handed. The arms automatically close around the phone when you place it against the trigger button. To remove it, press the release bars. There’s also a telescopic arm and ball joint that allows you to tweak the placement and set an ideal angle. We also love the clever magnetic tab that attaches the charging cable to the back of the mount, to keep from having to fish around for it. Plus, it’s super sturdy—even on bumpy roads.

If you’re tired of people glancing over at your display in public, the Glass Elite Privacy 360 will block anyone from seeing content on your screen from the sides. It also feels great and is fairly easy to apply. Our only gripe is that Zagg’s screen protectors are expensive. This has hit as low as $28, but it’s a solid deal if you’re in need of a screen protector sooner rather than later.

Casetify offers an overwhelming variety of case designs, but they can get pricey. So, if you’ve been eyeing one, we suggest taking advantage of the storewide sale. We like the Impact MagSafe cases, which have chunky bumpers and edges to protect the screen and are also made of plant-based materials as well as upcycled Casetify cases. The Bounce case is another solid choice that feels more rugged, but they’re quite bulky. It’s worth noting the sale doesn’t apply to iPhone 15 products.

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You get a good balance of speed and reliability with this USB 3.2 flash drive from SanDisk, and we have never seen it lower. As the top pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide, we like the sleek and durable aluminum case, handy loop for attaching it to a key ring, and the fact it delivers the advertised speeds (420 megabytes per second read, 380 MB/s write). This has been performing well for us for a couple of years now and comes with a lifetime warranty.

The PNY Pro Elite V2 sports a compact design and zippy performance (read speeds up to 600 MB/s and write speeds up to 250 MB/s). The plastic cover slides to protect the USB-A plug and there’s a handy opening for a lanyard of keyring. This is the compact pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide. Sadly, it only comes with a one-year limited warranty, but this is as low as we’ve seen it.

If you’re looking for storage that can survive the elements and come through tumbles or bumps unscathed, the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth is the most durable pick in our Best USB Flash Drives guide. It’s not that fast (85 MB/s read, 70 MB/s write), but it is tough. You can also get the 128 GB model for $30 ($16 off) or the 256 GB model for $55 ($29 off). Discounts on these are common, but this as low as we’ve seen them go.

We recommend a few Fujifilm Instax instant cameras, and the Mini 40 falls in between them. It costs more than the Mini 11, but has a classic, retro look, and is a bit cheaper than the Mini 90. It also has a great selfie mode. Just pull up the lens to activate the focus designed specifically for close-ups.

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A good budget espresso machine is a rare find, but this one is our favorite. You’ll get a solid portafilter, a reliable steam pump, and a steaming wand in a pretty compact body. Unlike other cheap machines we tried, the Stilosa didn’t show signs of slowing down. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano was gifted this after she got married—she says it’s easy to use whether she wants to brew espresso or just stream milk for coffee, and takes up very little room on her kitchen counter.

The smartest indoor security camera you can get, Google’s Nest Cam blends in easily and accurately detects people, animals, and vehicles. It boasts HDR and a high frame rate to make the most of the 1080p footage. Sadly, you only get three hours of history unless you subscribe to Nest Aware starting from $6 per month, though it does also include familiar face recognition.

TP-Link Tapo C110

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If you just need a cheap way to monitor an entrance or area, this wired security camera can stream and record at up to 2K plus reliably detect motion. The frame rate is low and there’s lag on the two-way audio. You also need to insert a microSD card to record locally or pony up for a subscription (from $3.50 a month). As the budget pick in our Best Indoor Security Cameras guide, the Tapo C110 is frequently discounted, but we have never seen it this low.

This is a price match of the deals we saw on Prime Day. The Nest Video Doorbell is our favorite smart doorbell. Its reliable performance and solid video resolution place it far and above other similarly priced options.

With an impressive feature list, this versatile camera will appear in our Best Outdoor Security Cameras in the next update. It offers up to 3K resolution, a second telephoto lens to zoom in, 360-degree pan and 70-degree tilt, and comes with a solar panel and 8 GB of onboard storage. The limited frame rate and flaky AI detract slightly, but it’s a decent option for the backyard. We stopped recommending Eufy cameras after a couple of security incidents, but started testing again recently after the company took steps to improve.

Capable of recording crisp footage at up to 4K with 16 GB of local storage on a connected home base (expandable to 16 TB), the EufyCam 3 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a smart security camera system. Integrated solar panels top up the battery and onboard AI can detect people, pets, vehicles, and even learn to recognize faces. It’s a pricey system, you have to connect the hub to your router, and the AI doesn’t always get it right. The three and four camera kits are also on sale. We stopped recommending Eufy cameras after a couple of security incidents, but started testing again recently after the company took steps to improve.

Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagon

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These clever panels are a fun way to add ambient lighting to any room. They’re the top pick in our smart lighting panels guide. Each hexagon is an individual light, and you can connect them in whatever pattern you want. The app lets you control the color scheme, set it to react to music, or set schedules. Just make sure you prep and use a level to put them on the wall straight!

These modular smart lighting bars can be installed on your wall and arranged into whatever design you want (just make sure you prep and plan properly). The Nanoleaf Lines (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are great for subtle ambient light, but they can also sync to music or even mirror your screen to add immersion to gaming. This is the lowest price we have tracked.

This is an expansion pack, so it’s only worth buying if you already own the required controller and PSU sold with the brand’s Shapes Kits. But if you do already have some Nanoleaf Shapes, this is a solid price for some more light-up panels.

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The upgrade pick in our Best Carpet Cleaners guide, the Tineco Carpet One Pro is the most fun we’ve had with a carpet cleaner. It is fairly lightweight and easy to maneuver, has a drying mode blows 167-degree hot air at the carpet, and comes with a cleaning accessory for upholstery. It proved pretty effective but failed to remove a couple of stubborn stains. It has dropped to this price before.

If you want extra power for a camping or road trip, but need something truly portable, the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus is worth a look and appears in our Best Portable Chargers guide. Cute and compact, this battery has a fold-out handle, packs a 288-Wh capacity, and weighs 8.3 pounds. It comes with a fold-out solar panel that can generate 40 watts. The fan can get a little noisy and it takes several hours to charge from solar. We have seen it discounted before, but never lower than this.

Taking the best overall slot in our Best Portable Power Stations, the Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus (8/10, WIRED Recommends) brings you power wherever and whenever you need it. The LiFePO4 battery should be good for 10 years, the fan is relatively quiet, and it has a good mix of ports and outlets. You can also stack batteries if you need more power and charge via solar panels (sold separately). Some of the covers are tight and it’s heavy to lug around, but overall it’s a great power station. It has been discounted before, but this is as low as we’ve seen it.

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Your dog looks so comfy in their bed. It’s got that little fluffy lip around the edge, it’s perfect for resting your head on, or draping a leg over. Why can’t you have your own bed just like that? Plufl heard your cries and created the Human Dog Bed. Which is…well, it’s pretty much just a dog bed, but human-sized. Your dog can fit, too.

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Big Blanket Co makes several oversized and cozy blankets. Reviewer Louryn Strampe is obsessed with the Original Stretch, and she’s currently testing the thicker Sherpa Stretch as well as the Hideout Hoodie. (Both of them are just as great). If you seek utmost coziness at all times, these products are worthwhile. Big Blanket Co products are 20 percent off on Amazon and the brand’s own website. If you’re spending more than $200, you’ll save more money shopping through Big Blanket Co directly.

Fitness, Health, and Outdoor Deals

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The Nikon Monarch M5 are the Best Binoculars we’ve tried. They offer great value, especially at this discount. They dropped down to $232 last November, so there’s a chance they’ll get a bit cheaper, but this deal is still solid. They’re relatively lightweight, the strap is comfortable, and most importantly, they offer all the vision enhancement most people would want.

The Fitbit Charge 6 (7/10, WIRED Review) is the newest version in the Charge lineup. This price is the best we’ve seen yet. The companion app leaves a bit to be desired, there’s no fall detection, and Bluetooth connectivity is glitchy. You should also be aware that to access every feature, you’ll need a Fitbit Premium subscription that costs $10 per month. (A free six-month trial is included with your purchase.) With all that being said, especially at this price, the Fitbit Charge 6 is a simple and focused fitness tracker with a pretty robust suite of health metrics.

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Your kids can learn to play chess by combining this kit with an iPad or Android tablet. It appears in our Best STEM Toys guide, and uses physical pieces to teach the basics, from how the pieces move to strategies for victory. There are also puzzles and your kids can take on the AI or another opponent. Although it works with small tablets, we found the experience much better with a larger iPad. It has dropped this low before, but not recently.

Kids love to build stuff and The Off Bits are a bunch of themed construction kits that combine special components with standard hardware bits you might have lying around the house, like nuts and screws. They are suitable for kids ages 6 and up, but small pieces and tricky assembly means adult supervision is advisable. A few of their other kits are also discounted for Black Friday.

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Sony thinks it can convince me that its “Cosmic Red” controller isn’t a very hot pink, but I’m not falling for it. I love these controller colors, especially the hot pink one. And currently they’re as cheap as spare PS5 controllers ever get, so it’s a great time to grab some spares. (Not Pink colors are also available, if your tastes aren’t as ostentatious as mine.)

Updated November 24: We’ve added several new deals and updated prices throughout.

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