The best Amazon Black Friday deals under $100

Best Amazon Black Friday deals under $100

Who cares about Black Friday if you don’t have much cash to spend in the first place, right? After all, a cut-price 4K TV means nothing if you can’t afford it.

With that in mind, we’ve hunted around for the best Amazon Black Friday deals under $100 that are worth checking out. Whether you’re short on cash or just don’t want to spend much money on a gift, we’ve got you covered!


Fitbit Alta HR (was $149.95, now $79.95)

Fitbit Alta HR Black Friday deals

The Fitbit gadget offers heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and your standard fitness tracking functionality, as you’d expect. Other noteworthy features include seven-day battery life, notification support, movement reminders, and water-resistance. Check out our Fitbit Alta HR review for more details!


Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot (was $99.98, now $58.99)

Amazon Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K Black Friday deals

Who says you can’t get two decent gadgets for under $100? The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a cheap way to enable ultra HD video streaming on your TV or monitor, supporting YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu. Meanwhile, the third-gen Echo Dot can be paired with the Fire TV Stick 4K, allowing you to control the streaming stick with your voice.


Amazon Echo Spot (was $129.99, now $89.99)

Amazon Echo Spot Black Friday deals

The Echo Spot is essentially the Echo Dot with a 2.5-inch screen, allowing you to watch the news, see song lyrics, conduct video calls, and manage your calendar. This is, of course, in addition to the standard voice commands and the thousands of Alexa skills.


Philips Hue Starter Kit (was $149.99, now $79.99)

Philips Hue Starter Kit Black Friday deals

Smart lights are a good start if you’re thinking about turning your place into a smart home. Thankfully, this Philips Hue Starter Kit has seen a sizeable discount this week. The Starter Kit includes two smart lightbulbs as well as the essential Smart Bridge to get you up and running.


Wemo Smart Plug three pack (was $99.99, now $69.99)

Wemo smart plug Black Friday deal

Smart plugs are another sure-fire way to make your home, well… smarter. These plugs can either be controlled via Alexa and Google Assistant, or via the Wemo app. In a cool touch, the plugs are also compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and Google’s Nest.


Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD (was $109.99, now $72.99)

Samsung SSD Black Friday deals

Need a solid state drive for the laptop or gaming console? You can do worse for the cash than the 500GB Samsung 860 EVO. The 2.5-inch drive comes with a five year warranty and has a maximum sequential read speed of 550MB per second.


Dual Shock 4 controller (was $59.99, now $38.99)

Sony PS4 Dual Shock 4 controller Black Friday deals PlayStation

Console controllers can be super expensive, so we’re glad to see Amazon slash the price of the PS4’s Dual Shock controller. The official PS4 controller can also be used on PC, so you won’t have to buy a dedicated gamepad for the Windows machine.


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (was $119.99, now $79.99)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Black Friday deals

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader has also seen a hefty price cut this week, although it’s worth noting that this is the previous generation model. You should also know that this particular variant comes with ads on the lockscreen and at the bottom of the homescreen when not in use.


Blink XT 1 home security camera (was $129.99, now $78.99)

Blink XT 1 home security camera Black Friday deals

The Blink XT 1 is a water-resistant home security camera for outdoor use, offering live HD video, motion detection, and Alexa support. The company behind the camera is also claiming two years of “regular use” with two AA batteries.


JBL E55BT headphones (was $180, now $59.95)

JBL E55BT headphones Black Friday deals

These JBL over-ear headphones might be the most significant discount on the list, as you save $120. In any case, you’re getting wireless cans that our sister website Soundguys quite liked, although they noted lag and unreliable connectivity.


Those are our picks for the best sub-$100 Amazon deals on Black Friday. Have we missed any more deals? Then let us know in the comments!

Black Friday 2018: Best UK tech deals and promos

Black Friday 2018 has officially kicked off in the U.K. and bargain hunters can get their hands on a bunch of killer savings.

Below are some of our favorite Black Friday U.K. deals that are available so far and we’ll be updating all the deals throughout the day.

To make life easier, we’ve gathered up all the major retailers into this one master post, and from there you can dive even deeper into the deals.  We also listed all retailers below alphabetically to make it easier to spot them.

For all the U.S. Black Friday, be sure to check out our round-up here.

Amazon

Electronics

Gaming

Smart Home

Phones

Argos logo on mug next to Google Home smart speaker Argos

Argos

Currys PC World store Currys PC World

Currys PC World

Google Store

November 14 – November 26

November 16 – December 26

November 16 – December 4

November 22 – November 26

John Lewis store logo Steve F / Wikicommons

John Lewis

Microsoft

Flickr/Mike Mozart

Samsung

The Samsung logo.

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From cheap games to $0.99 movie rentals, these are Google Play’s Cyber Week deals

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Google has already hopped aboard the Black Friday bandwagon with recent hardware discounts. But what if you’re on the hunt for Google Play Store goodness? Well, the company has you covered on this front as well.

The company has announced plenty of deals for games, books, and video rentals. Starting with the games, we see several prominent titles on sale — check them out below.

Don’t care for the gaming discounts? Well, Google is also offering 50 percent off yearly subscriptions to Calm, Fabulous, Run With Map My Run, and Freeletics. You can also get 40 percent off the Headspace meditation app.

The Mountain View company is also cutting the price of several books and audiobooks, in case you need to refresh your library. And if that’s not enough, you can rent any movie for just $0.99 on Thanksgiving, including new releases. Some of the more notable new releases available for rental are listed below.

Looking for more Black Friday goodness? You can check out our Black Friday deals hub over here, covering everything from smartphones and video game consoles and TVs.

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UK Deals of the Week: Google Pixel 3 and Honor early Black Friday sales

Google Pixel 3 deals

Welcome to your weekly round-up of the best U.K. deals of the week for Android phones, network plans, accessories, smart home tech, and a little of whatever else is on offer in the world of mobile!

US Deals

This week’s deals include early Black Friday offers on a whole load of Google products, an iPhone X for less than 700 pounds, a killer offer on a Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Mi Band 3 bundle, and much more.

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Below are the most enticing deals we’ve seen this week hand-picked with a little help from the folks over at HotUKDeals – the U.K.’s biggest deal-sharing community.

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Phones

Google Pixel 3 (SIM Free, 64GB) – £699 (was £739) @ Google Store

Google Pixel 3 XL (SIM Free, 64GB) – £829 (was £869) @ Google Store

Motorola One (SIM Free, 64GB) – £199 (was £269) @ Amazon

iPhone X (SIM free, 64GB) – £679 (was £999) on 12 months buy now pay later w/code N77PP @ Very

Honor 10, Honor 9 Lite, Honor Play Black Friday deals @ Amazon

Xiaomi Redmi 6A (SIM Free, 16GB) and Xiaomi Mi Band 3 – £109 (was £126.98) @ Three

Nokia 8 (SIM Free, 64GB) – £219 (was £259) @ John Lewis

Moto G6 Play (SIM Free, 32GB) – £129 (was £149) @ John Lewis

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 deal

Accessories

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 – £19.99 (was £26.99) @ Amazon

SanDisk 128GB Ultra A1 Micro SD Card – £19.99 (was £34.99) @ Base

Anker Premium Nylon USB-C to USB-A 2.0 Cable (2 Pack) – £5.59 Prime / £6.58 non Prime (was £8.99) @ Amazon (Anker Direct)

Google Pixelbook deals

Tech

Google Pixelbook (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) – £699 (was £999) @ John Lewis

Google Home – £79 (was £129) @ John Lewis

Google Home Mini – £29 (was £49) @ John Lewis

Google Chromecast (3rd Gen) – £20 (was £30) @ Argos

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Have you seen any amazing deals this week? Be sure to share your finds in the comments.

Microsoft and Sam’s Club reveal Black Friday discounts – here’s what will be available

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More Black Friday deals are heading our way. Both Microsoft and Sam’s Club have released previews of their Black Friday sales. Let’s take a look at the highlights from each outlet below.

Microsoft

Microsoft will offer up some pretty tasty discounts on Surface tablets and Xbox related products. It will also reduce the price of a selection of third-party laptops.

Some of the best Surface deals are on device plus cover bundles. Buyers will be able to save up to $330 on the latest Surface Pro 6, while the last gen Surface Pro 5 with a cover will be available for $599. Additionally, you’ll be able to pick up the cheaper Surface Go for only $349.

Editor’s Pick

Microsoft will reduce the price of many of its Xbox One bundles by $70 and you will be able to save $100 on an Xbox One X. Xbox controllers and gaming headsets will also be reduced.

Standout deals on non-Microsoft products include the 14-inch HP Stream laptop which will only cost $229 and a Dell Gaming PC which will be $599.

Most of Microsoft’s Black Friday discounts begin on November 22 at 12AM ET, though some others begin a little earlier on November 18. Anything you buy on the Microsoft Store comes with free shipping or in-store pickup.

Products bought from now until December 31 can also be returned until January 31, meaning you can buy Christmas presents safe in the knowledge that should your choice miss the mark, it can easily be returned. If you want to check out any of the offers, then you can do so at by clicking the button below.

Sam’s Club

Sam's Club Black Friday Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club unveiled its deals via an e-catalog on its website. As well as electronics, there are plenty of offers and discounts available on home products.

Some of the standout items include $60 off Bose Soundlink on-ear headphones, $50 off a Fitbit Versa, a Playstation 4 plus Spiderman bundle for only $199, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A for only $119.86.

The deals are valid from November 22 to November 25. Click the button below to check them out for yourself, but be aware that you may have to pay a 10 percent service charge on items if you’re not a member (it may still be worth it, depending on the deal).

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Stay toasty and save 42% on knit touchscreen gloves

Touchscreen Gloves

You might prefer not to use your phone with gloves on, but it beats your fingers getting frosty as winter descends. To that end, we’ve sourced a great deal on some specialized touchscreen gloves to keep your mitts warm this winter.

These touchscreen gloves are minimalistic and fit all sizes. The material and thickness ensure your hands stay warm while giving you the dexterity to operate your device. The conductive palm and fingertip design ensures that you get the full response to your furious tapping, while a specially engineered grip stops your phone slipping away.

It’s getting cold out there.

We normally stop short of offering fashion advice, but we think that they’re nicely understated too. They’re unisex, and shouldn’t clash with your latest winterwear. 

The gloves are retailing for $19 if purchased directly from the supplier, but you can pick up a pair for only $10.99 if you take up this offer before Tuesday.

It’s getting cold out there. Follow the link below to find the deal.

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Learn to code quickly in Ruby on Rails for under $30

Ruby on Rails Coding BootcampCoding is a fun and marketable skill, but it’s not always quick or easy. If that thought has put you off learning to code in the past, you might want to give Ruby on Rails a try.

Ruby on Rails is a popular system for developing web applications, and since its introduction, it’s been one of the most powerful tools available. To prove the point, GitHub, Shopify, Airbnb, Twitch, SoundCloud, and Hulu are all examples of top apps built with Ruby.

Even a coding newbie can be building web applications quickly.

The reasons for its popularity are pretty clear. Ruby is a relatively easy language to pick up, especially for beginners, and Rails is the framework which does the heavy lifting for you. The outcome is that even a coding newbie can be building web applications quickly.

Building web apps from the start is actually a great way to learn too. The highly-rated Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp is our deal of the day, and it takes that very approach. Through six learning kits and over 57 hours of online training, you’ll quickly become a Ruby expert.

Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp

Not only that, you’ll have a portfolio of complex and functional web apps that you can show to demonstrate your skills, including a Pinterest clone.

The full Ruby on Rails Bootcamp:

With almost $1,300 of expert tuition offered for only $29 right now, it’s little wonder over 1,600 people have already signed up. You can join them if you enroll before the deal ends on Wednesday.

Ready to build your own social network? Hit the button below to find the deal.

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Deal: Halloween movies and audiobooks from $4.99 on Google Play

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Halloween is creeping up on us and, to get you in the mood for it, Google has discounted some of the scariest movies and audiobooks on Google Play. There are far too many titles on offer to list them all, but here are a few that stand out.  

Movies discounted for Halloween

There’s a variety of classic and modern movies available with prices starting at $4.99 and going up to $9.99. You’ll be able to rewatch these movie time and again, but if you just want to see it once you might be better off renting it if it’s available (it will be cheaper).

Some of the highlights include:

  • Get Out: ($9.99)
  • The Shining: ($4.99)
  • The Silence of the Lambs ($4.99)
  • Alien ($7.99)
  • Black Swan ($7.99)
  • American Psycho ($5.99)

To take a look at any of the movies listed above, or to see the full list, click the button below.

Audiobooks discounted for Halloween

Like the movies, all the audiobooks in the offer are under $10 with the cheapest ones coming in at $4.99. As you may expect, there are a few Stephen King titles in the list, as well as some classics like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Some examples include:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ($5.99)
  • The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule ($6.95)
  • Phone by Will Self ($4.99)
  • The Talisman by Stephen King ($6.95)
  • Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan ($6.95)
  • The Devil’s Rosary by Seabury Quinn ($4.99)

If you want to buy any of these books or to see the full list, hit the button below.

Editor’s Pick

The deals will last until November 1 so you have a week to get some titles in if you’re itching for some Halloween scares. Which offer stands out to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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UK Deals of the Week: Huawei Mate 20 Pro with free Huawei Watch GT, wireless charger

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro

Welcome to your weekly round-up of the best U.K. deals of the week for Android phones, network plans, accessories, smart home tech, and a little of whatever else is on offer in the world of mobile!

Editor’s Pick

This week’s deals include a killer bundle on the brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, a heavy discount on a refurbished Google Pixel 2 XL, a huge saving on Sennheiser headphones, and much more.

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Below are the most enticing deals we’ve seen this week hand-picked with a little help from the folks over at HotUKDeals – the U.K.’s biggest deal-sharing community.

Phones

Huawei Mate 20 Pro (SIM Free, 128GB) w/ free Huawei Watch GT and Wireless Charger (worth £259) – £899 @ Various

Google Pixel 2 XL (Refurbished, SIM Free, 64GB) – £389 (was £464) @ Envirofone

LG V30 (SIM Free, 64GB) – £459 (was £559) @ Carphone Warehouse

Sony Xperia XA2 (SIM Free, 32GB) – £199 (was £249) @ Carphone Warehouse

Accessories

Lenovo HX03F Smart Watch – £15 (was £28) w/code DLN6CK90 @ Dresslily

Sennheiser Momentum-on 2.0 headphones – £69 (was £169) @ HMV

Qi certified RavPower 10W wireless fast charging pad – £7.49 Prime / £11.98 non-Prime w/code HDGAQQDW @ Amazon (Sunvalleytek-UK)

Tech

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote – £34.99 (was £39.99)

Xiaomi Indoor Temperature and Humidity Monitor – £7 (was £22) w/code DLSOHOT20 @ Dresslily

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Have you seen any amazing deals this week? Be sure to share your finds in the comments.

Deal: Get the Google Home Hub for $99 ($50 off) from Home Depot

Google Home Hub Home Depot Sale

Leading up to Google’s fall hardware event, we leaked that the Home Hub, the search giant’s Smart Display, would only cost $149. Now that Google has made the device official, Home Depot is already selling it for 34 percent off ($99)

To recap, the Google Home Hub features a seven-inch display, can playback your favorite music and movies, control your smart home, and much more. Thanks to its small size and lack of a built-in camera, the Home Hub works perfectly for those who might want to use it in the bedroom and not worry about privacy issues. 

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Weirdly enough, Google built the operating system for the Home Hub based on the cast platform instead of using Android Things which is found on other Smart Displays. While we don’t know what this might entail, it could mean that this device might have added functionality not found on the third-party devices. 

You can buy the Home Hub in either chalk or charcoal for $99 by clicking on one of the buttons below. Home Depot’s website doesn’t state how long this discount will last so you better take advantage of it now before it’s gone.