182 Best Black Friday Deals 2022: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Sonos, and More

[Updated] Here are all the best Black Friday deals live now

Ars Technica

Black Friday is here and the rush of deals is rising to its peak. We’re constantly updating our list of the best deals as they go live and out of stock. Black Friday and the ensuing days/weeks create a notoriously hectic and overloaded shopping event, but it’s also the best time to find year-long low prices on some of our most highly recommended tech. Naturally, we’ve done days of research and hunting to deliver the best tech deals this event has to offer, and we’ll continue to do so as things change shape through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Each brings its own cascade of new deals.

The biggest retailers and manufacturers, like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, have all posted early Black Friday deals lists. There’s already a lot to highlight for big-ticket items like 4K TVs, Apple iPads, MacBooks, and Surface devices. A range of 4K TVs made our list, from higher-end offerings from Samsung and LG to more reasonably priced options from Vizio, Hisense, TCL, and much more. All of which received strong reviews from trusted sources like Rtings.com, among many others.

If you’re looking for deals on video games and consoles, there’s plenty to explore. Bundle’s on Nintendo Switch, Meta’s Quest VR headset, and Xbox Series S bring some good value with included games and gift cards. Target’s buy-two-get-one-free deal on video games (also running on books) offer a great opportunity to grab hot new games and some classics. Xbox and PlayStation have also launched video game sales in their respective stores, bringing down prices often by 50 percent on a number of in-demand titles.

As for smart home devices like smart speakers, video doorbells, and streaming sticks, Amazon and Google have large chunks of their lineups on sale, matching or beating record lows. Likewise with robot vacuums from Roomba. For stocking stuffers, we have deals on our favorite chargers from Anker, as well as microSD and SSD storage solutions from SanDisk, Western Digital, and Samsung.

Of course, this is just scratching the surface. There are also year-long lows on some of our favorite headphones and wearables, as well as generous discounts on GoPro Hero 11, Pixel 6, and Pixel 7 phones, ad-supported Hulu for $24 a year, and much more. Check the full curated list below.

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The Pixel Watch. It's a perfect, round little pebble, now on sale for $50 off.
Enlarge / The Pixel Watch. It’s a perfect, round little pebble, now on sale for $50 off.

Ron Amadeo

Featured best Black Friday deals

  • NEW Nintendo Switch Lite for $199 ($200) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • NEW Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 month Switch Online membership for $300 ($370) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Chromecast with Google TV 4K streamer with Stranger Things Funko POP! for $29 ($61) at Walmart
  • Apple TV HD 2021 (32GB) media streamer for $59 ($99) at Walmart
  • Apple TV 4K 2021 (64GB) media streamer for $100 ($130) at Amazon
  • JBL Flip 4 portable Bluetooth speaker, IPX7 water-resistant $59 ($99) at Walmart
  • Tile Pro four-pack for $50 ($100) at Tile
  • Apple AirTags four-pack for $80 ($95) at Amazon
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus microSD card (256GB, U3, A2, V30) for $30 ($55) at Best Buy
  • Sony WHCH710N wireless ANC over-ear headphones for $68 ($148) at Amazon
  • NEW Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) smartwatch for $150 ($350) at Walmart
  • Google Pixel Watch smartwatch for $300 ($350) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm) smartwatch for $349 ($400) Target, Amazon, Walmart (45 mm for $379 at Amazon)
  • Apple Watch Ultra (49 mm) smartwatch for $740 ($800) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Microsoft Xbox Series S console + $50 gift card for $250 ($290) at Target
  • Meta Quest 2 (128GB) + Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber Black Friday bundle for $350 ($400) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8GB, with ads) 6.8-inch e-reader for $95 ($140) at Amazon
  • iRobot Roomba i1+ robot vacuum w/ self-emptying dock for $288 ($530) at Amazon
The GoPro Hero 11 is currently on sale for $200 off with a free year of GoPro's subscription.
Enlarge / The GoPro Hero 11 is currently on sale for $200 off with a free year of GoPro’s subscription.

GoPro

  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14-inch laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3024×1964, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,599 ($1,900) at Amazon
  • Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021) Wi-Fi, 64GB for $270 ($300) at Amazon
  • NEW Apple iPad Air 10.9-inch (2020) Wi-Fi, 256GB for $349 ($600) at Walmart
  • GoPro Hero 11 Black + one-year GoPro subscription for $350 ($550) at GoPro
  • Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless ANC headphones for $348 ($400) at Amazon
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8GB, with ads) 6.8-inch e-reader for $95 ($140)
  • Sonos One smart speaker for $175 ($219) at Sonos
  • LG C2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,047 ($1,420) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Sony A80J (2022) 55-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,000 ($1,198) at Best Buy (65-inch at Amazon for $1,679 $1,998)
  • Samsung The Frame (2022) 55-inch 4K TV for $998 ($1,500) at Amazon, Walmart
  • LG A2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV for $570 at Best Buy (55-inch for $800 $1,300)
  • Sony X80J (2021) 55-inch 4K LED TV for $598 ($780) at Amazon
  • Hisense U6GR (2021) 55-inch 4K ULED TV with Roku TV for $370 ($600) at Best Buy
  • TCL 43S446 (2022) 43-inch 4K TV for $226 ($250) at Amazon
  • Buy-two-get-one-free books and video games at Target, including GTA , FIFA ’23, Madden ’23, 60, Call of Duty 2, Mario games, and many more
  • NEW New + returning users: Hulu (ad-supported) $24 for a year
  • NEW New users: Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), ESPN+ 25% off for $14 a month or $20 a month without ads
  • NEW 25% off LastPass Premium password manager
  • NEW $100 Apple gift card + $15 Best Buy gift card (digital) and 3-month subscription to Apple TV+, Apple Music, and Apple News for $100 at Best Buy
Know your Pixel phones: The one with the black plastic camera bar is the Pixel 6a. The base model Pixel 7 has one black camera oval, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a second camera bar cutout for the zoom lens. All of them are on sale.
Enlarge / Know your Pixel phones: The one with the black plastic camera bar is the Pixel 6a. The base model Pixel 7 has one black camera oval, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a second camera bar cutout for the zoom lens. All of them are on sale.

Google

Best Black Friday phone deals

The new iPad mini compared to 2020's iPad Air 4.
Enlarge / The new iPad mini compared to 2020’s iPad Air 4.

Andrew Cunningham

Best Black Friday tablet deals

Apple's first- and second-generation AirPods Pro are both on sale.
Enlarge / Apple’s first- and second-generation AirPods Pro are both on sale.

Jeff Dunn

Best Black Friday headphone deals

  • Apple AirPods Max wireless ANC over-ear headphones for $450 ($480) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Apple AirPods Pro (first generation) true wireless ANC earphones for $159 ($180) at Walmart
  • Apple AirPods Pro (second generation) true wireless ANC earphones for $199 ($250) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple AirPods (second generation) true wireless earphones for $79 ($130) at Walmart ($90 at Target, Amazon)
  • Apple AirPods (latest generation) true wireless earphones for $160 ($170) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones for $100 ($135) at Target, Amazon, Walmart
  • Beats Studio Buds true wireless earphones for $100 ($135) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Beats Studio3 wireless ANC over-ear headphones for $150 ($230) at Target, Amazon
  • Beats Powerbeat Pro true wireless ANC earphones for $150 ($200) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC over-ear headphones for $249 ($329) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy
Sony offers both the latest WH-1000XM5 (left) and WH-1000XM4 predecessor (right) wireless noise-canceling headphones. The WH-1000XM5's earcups can't fold up for easier storage, sadly.
Enlarge / Sony offers both the latest WH-1000XM5 (left) and WH-1000XM4 predecessor (right) wireless noise-canceling headphones. The WH-1000XM5’s earcups can’t fold up for easier storage, sadly.

Jeff Dunn

  • Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless ANC headphones for $348 ($400) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless ANC headphones for $228 ($348) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless ANC earphones for $178 ($248) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Google Pixel Buds Pro true wireless ANC earphones for $150 ($200) at Target, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Sony LinkBuds S true wireless ANC earphones for $128 ($198) at Amazon
  • Sony WHCH710N wireless ANC over-ear headphones for $68 ($148) at Amazon
  • Anker Soundcore Q30 ANC over-ear headphones for $60 ($80) at Amazon
  • Jabra Elite 3 true wireless earphones for $50 ($70) at Amazon, Best Buy
Sonos Beam soundbar.
Enlarge / Sonos Beam soundbar.

Sonos

Best Black Friday smart home and audio deals

The Google Chromecast's home screen is well-spaced and aesthetically pleasing.
Enlarge / The Google Chromecast’s home screen is well-spaced and aesthetically pleasing.

Corey Gaskin

Google's second-generation Nest Hub is our favorite bedside companion.
Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub is our favorite bedside companion.

Corey Gaskin

  • Amazon Echo Show 5 5.5-inch smart display for $35 ($65) (Kids version for $40)
  • Google Nest Hub Max smart display for $164 ($229) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Google Nest Hub 7-inch smart display for $50 ($90) at Target, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Audio smart speaker for $50 ($100) at Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Wi-Fi mesh router three-pack (previous gen) for $140 ($200) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Doorbell battery-powered video doorbell for $120 ($180) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Security Cam indoor wired second generation for $70 ($100) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Security Cam outdoor or indoor, wired second-generation for $120 ($170) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Cam with floodlight outdoor security camera for $190 ($250) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Mini smart speaker for $20 ($50) at Best Buy
  • Google Nest Thermostat for $90 ($130) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Google Nest learning smart thermostat for $179 ($250) at Amazon
Apple Watch's QWERTY keyboard, which I found easy enough to text on, thanks largely to autocorrect.
Enlarge / Apple Watch’s QWERTY keyboard, which I found easy enough to text on, thanks largely to autocorrect.

Corey Gaskin

Best Black Friday smartwatch deals

  • Apple Watch Series 8 (41 mm) smartwatch for $349 ($400) Amazon, Target, Walmart (45 mm for $379 at Amazon)
  • Apple Watch Ultra (49 mm) smartwatch for $740 ($800) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple Watch SE latest generation (40 mm) smartwatch for $229 ($270) Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Apple Watch SE first generation (40 mm) smartwatch for $140 ($230) Walmart
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40 mm) smartwatch for $230 ($309) at Amazon, Best Buy (Watch 5 Pro 45 mm for $400 $450)
  • NEW Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) smartwatch for $150 ($350) at Walmart
  • Garmin Fenix 7 smart running watch from $595 ($700) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Garmin Fenix 6 Pro GPS sports watch for $375 ($600) at Amazon
  • NEW Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch for $200 ($300) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Fitbit Versa 4 smartwatch for $150 at Amazon
  • Fitbit Charge 5 activity tracker for $100 ($120) at Target, Amazon
  • NEW Fitbit Inspire 3 activity tracker for $70 ($100) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • NEW Withings ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch with ECG and oximeter for $240 ($300) at Amazon
Samsung's well-reviewed 85-inch Neo QLED is among the healthy range of high-end to budget-friendly TVs on sale right now.
Enlarge / Samsung’s well-reviewed 85-inch Neo QLED is among the healthy range of high-end to budget-friendly TVs on sale right now.

Best Black Friday TV deals

  • Samsung QN85B (2022) 85-inch 4K QLED TV with Alexa built-in for $2,397 ($2,797) at Amazon
  • Samsung S95B (2022) 65-inch OLED 4K TV with Alexa built-in for $1,798 ($1,998) at Amazon
  • NEW Samsung Q60B (2022) 85-inch QLED 4K TV with Alexa built-in + 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for $1,597 ($1,797) at Amazon
  • Samsung The Frame (2022) 55-inch 4K TV for $998 ($1,500) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Sony A80J (2022) 55-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,000 ($1,198) at Best Buy (65-inch at Amazon for $1,679 $1,998)
  • TCL 43S446 (2022) 43-inch 4K TV for $226 ($250) at Amazon
  • Hisense U6GR (2021) 55-inch 4K ULED TV with Roku TV for $370 ($600) at Best Buy
  • NEW LG A2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV for $570 at Best Buy ($1,300) (55-inch for $800 $1,300)
  • VIZIO Smartcast (2020) 65-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,080 ($1,800) at Best Buy
  • LG B2 (2022) 65-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,297 ($1,498) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Sony X80J (2021) 55-inch 4K LED TV for $598 ($780) at Amazon
  • NEW VIZIO V-Series (2022) 70-inch 4K LED TV for $448 ($600) at Walmart
  • Hisense U6H (2022) 55-inch ULED 4K TV with Google TV for $370 ($430) at Walmart
  • Sony Bravia A9S (2022) 48-inch OLED TV for $800 ($1,000) at Amazon
  • LG C2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,047 ($1,420) at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • LG A2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV for $570 at Amazon (65-inch for $900)
  • Hisense U6G (2021) 65-inch 4K LED TV for $385 ($540) at Best Buy
The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro (left) and the 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro (right) are both on sale at solid discounts. The 14-inch is nearly $300 off.
Enlarge / The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro (left) and the 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro (right) are both on sale at solid discounts. The 14-inch is nearly $300 off.

Samuel Axon

Best Black Friday laptop and PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air (2022) 13.6-inch laptop (Apple M2, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,049 ($1,099) at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3-inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $800 ($950) at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2022) 13-inch laptop (Apple M2, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,149 ($1,248) at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14-inch laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3024×1964, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,599 ($1,900) at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 16-inch laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3456×2234, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,999 ($2,200) at Amazon
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 8 13-inch tablet PC (2880×1920, Core i5 Intel Evo Platform, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $800 ($1,000) at Amazon, (with Surface Pro Keyboard for $900 at Best Buy)
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13-inch tablet PC (2880×1920, Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) with Surface Pro Keyboard for $1,099 ($1,300) at Costco
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch laptop PC (2496×1664, Core i7-1185G7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) for $1,900 ($2,400) at Amazon
Microsoft's Surface Pro 9.
Enlarge / Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9.

Andrew Cunningham

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 9 from $999 up to $200 off at Microsoft
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 from $600 up to $400 at Microsoft
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 from $899 up to $300 off at Microsoft
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 from $500 up to $100 off at Microsoft
  • Microsft Surface Laptop Studio from $1,400 up to $400 off at Microsoft
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 8 from $800 up to $400 off at Microsoft
  • Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop (2560×1440, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 165Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) for $1,900 ($2,349) at Amazon
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 13-inch Chromebook ‎(1920×1080, Intel Core i3-1115G4, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) for $300 ($420) at Amazon
  • NEW Samsung M8 Series 32-inch 4K smart monitor & streaming TV, AirPlay-compatible ‎(3840×2160) for $500 ($630) at Amazon
  • Dell G2722HS 27-inch gaming monitor—(1080p,165 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync compatible) for $150 ($250) at Amazon
  • Asus ROG Strix XG27AQ 27-inch gaming monitor ‎(2560×1440 IPS, 170 Hz, G-Sync)) for $300 ($380) at Amazon
  • NEW Crucial MX500 (1TB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $68 ($80) at Amazon
  • NEW Crucial X6 Portable SSD for $122 ($200) at Amazon
  • NEW Crucial X8 (2TB) portable SSD USB-C 3.2 for $140 ($180) at Amazon, Best Buy
The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.
Enlarge / The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.

Valentina Palladino

Tons of games are available for buy-two-get-one-free deals, including <em>Mario + Rabbids</em>.
Enlarge / Tons of games are available for buy-two-get-one-free deals, including Mario + Rabbids.

Best Black Friday video game deals

  • NEW Nintendo Switch Lite for $199 ($200) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • NEW Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (digital download) + 3 month Switch Online membership for $300 ($370) at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Microsoft Xbox Series S console + $50 gift card for $250 ($290) at Target
  • Buy two get one free video games at Target including GTA, FIFA ’23, Madden ’23, 60, Call of Duty 2, Mario games, and many more
  • Xbox storewide deals
  • PlayStation storewide deals
  • Persona 5 Royal (Switch) for $30 ($60) at Best Buy
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors (PS4, PS5) for $21 ($30) at Walmart
  • Chivalry 2 free ($40) on Xbox Game Pass
  • Inside free ($10) on Xbox Game Pass
  • NEW Returnal (PS5) for $29 ($70) at Amazon
  • NEW Horizon Forbidden West (PS5) for $39 ($60) at Target
  • NEW Death Stranding Director’s Cut (PS5) for $20 ($40) at Amazon
  • NEW WWE 2K22 (Xbox, PS4, PS5) $25 ($45) at Amazon
  • NEW The Last of Us Part I (PS5) for $50 ($70) at Amazon
  • NEW Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PS4) for $20 ($60) at Amazon
  • NEW Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) $30 ($58) at Best Buy
  • NEW The Last of Us Part II PS4 for $10 ($40) at Amazon
  • NEW FIFA 23 (PS5) $35 (PS4 for $30) at Target
  • NEW NBA 2K23 (PS5, PS4) $30 at Target
  • NEW Madden 23(Xbox Series X) $30 at Target
  • NEW Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5) $20 ($60) at Best Buy
  • NEW Spider-Man GOTY (PS4) $20 at Target
  • NEW Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla(Xbox) $15 at Target
  • NEW God of War (PS4) $10 at Target
Both the PS5 DualSense controller and charging station are among the best Black Friday deals.
Enlarge / Both the PS5 DualSense controller and charging station are among the best Black Friday deals.

Best Black Friday gaming deals

The Razer Viper Ultimate.
Enlarge / The Razer Viper Ultimate.

Jeff Dunn

AirTags are the best way to find your lost stuff, if you're an iPhone user.
Enlarge / AirTags are the best way to find your lost stuff, if you’re an iPhone user.

Samuel Axon

Best Black Friday accessories, storage, chargers, misc. deals

  • Buy-two-get-one-free books at Target
  • Tile Pro four-pack for $50 ($100) at Tile
  • Apple AirTags four-pack for $80 ($95) at Amazon
  • Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-Quart air fryer for $100 ($160) at Amazon
  • Anker 65 W 5-in-1 power strip GaN USB-C, USB-A, 100 – 240V outlets for $52 ($70) after clipping 25% coupon at Amazon
  • Anker 100W 5-foot power strip GaN USB-C, USB-A, 100 – 240V outlets 5ft for $76 ($95) after clipping 20% coupon at Amazon
  • Anker 120W USB-C GaN USB-A charger for $76 ($95) after clipping 20% coupon at Amazon
  • Anker USB-C 120 W wall charger, multiport for $76 ($95) at Amazon (after clipping 20% coupon)
  • Anker Nano II USB-C 65 W wall charger for $46 ($60) at Amazon (after clipping $14 coupon)
  • Apple MagSafe Battery Pack for $75 ($99) at Amazon
  • Apple iPhone 13 Mini Leather Case with MagSafe for $25 ($36) at Amazon
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus (256GB, U3, A2, V30) microSD card for $30 ($55) at Best Buy
  • Samsung Evo Select 256GB microSD card (U3, A2, V30) for $25 ($28) at Amazon
  • Samsung Evo Plus SDXC card (256 GB) for $20 ($30) at Samsung
  • Samsung Pro Plus 128GB microSD card  (U3, A2, V30) for $17 ($20) at Amazon
  • Samsung Type C (128GB) USB-C flash drive for $19 ($20) at Amazon
  • New users: Amazon Kindle Unlimited 4-month membership for $5 ($30) at Amazon
  • NEW 25% off LastPass Premium password manager
  • NEW New + returning users: Hulu (ad-supported) $24 for a year
  • NEW New users: Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), ESPN+ 25% off for $14 a month or $20 a month without ads
  • NEW $100 Apple gift card + $15 Best Buy gift card (digital) and 3-month subscription to Apple TV+, Apple Music, and Apple News for $100 at Best Buy

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