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Black Friday Samsung deals LIVE — our experts gather the best tech gifts for Galaxy fans

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is all about balance, with a customized Snapdragon 8 Gen chipset, huge battery, and a long-term software update guarantee. Head to Best Buy before the Black Friday sale wraps up and you can grab the 256GB model for $799.99, which is the same price as the lesser base model Galaxy S23. Best Buy will even sweeten the deal by throwing in four months of SiriusXM streaming for free.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a lot of amazing things going for it, from the ultra-efficient Snapdragon chip to the durable hinge that helps the phone fold flat. One thing the holds the phone back is its price. With a starting price of $1,799.99, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is way out of reach for most people, which is why we’re excited to see Amazon slash a whopping 28% off the premium foldable. That’s the biggest discount that the unlocked phone has ever received, so now’s the time to buy (if you can afford it).

While Dbrand has been in the news this Black Friday for something other than a sale, we’d like to specifically focus on the company’s Black Friday deals for just a moment.

DBrand has been making our favorite phone skins and cases for years, and this rare sale means you can get one of DBrand’s excellent leather skins for 30% off, or BOGO for the newfangled X-Ray skins.

As DBrand points out, getting a free X-Ray skin means you can get a dark and light mode version for your phone for the price of one, so you don’t have to choose at checkout.

Plus, you can outfit your PS5 with some fancy new colors thanks to 40% off DBrand Darkplates. These replace the plastic exterior of your PS5 with something more aesthetically pleasing, and they even have added ventilation for Sony’s powerful next-gen console. You can even bring the 90s back with a transparent Darkplate!

While you’re shopping around for tech, don’t forget to pick up gifts for everyone else in your life, too! Thanks to this Amazon gift card Black Friday sale, you can get 20% off gift cards for their favorite retailers like Bath & Body Works, Yankee Candle, Banana Republic, and Pink.

Plus, gift cards for Lyft, Under Armour, Razer, Instacart, and even Apple are all on sale right now at Amazon. Heck, you can even make your kids’ next birthday party cheap with Chuck E Cheese gift cards on sale, see a movie with discounted Cinemark gift cards, or get a new pair of kicks with a discounted DSW gift card!

The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition takes the best Kindle from Amazon’s lineup and makes it even better. This reading device lasts for weeks on a single charge, charges via USB-C and wirelessly, and boasts IPX8 water resistance. The Paperwhite Signature Edition also comes with 32GB of storage as standard, which is more than you’ll ever need to store e-books and audiobooks.

Everything about the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is likeable, but that gorgeous 6.8-inch 300 ppi Paperwhite display is easily its best feature. You get 17 LED front lights and a host of adjustable settings such as temperature, brightness, backlighting, and more. This is the optimal reading device for anyone.

Who doesn’t love transparent tech? Gadgets like the see-through Shargeek Storm 2 Slim allow us to take a peek at the incredible level of sophistication that goes on inside our gadgets. This slim 20,000mAh power bank usually costs an arm and a leg, but it’s cheaper than ever with today’s Black Friday deal. If you’ve been eyeing this power bank for a while, now’s your chance.

The Shargeek Storm 2 Slim is the stuff of every geek’s dreams. It has an IPS LCD screen that displays all the charging details you could want and then some. There’s a 100W PD USB-C port and a 30W USB-A port, adding up to a whopping 130W of power. At nearly $100 knocked off, this is an amazing bargain.

The Marshall Emberton II is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers around. It sounds super fine-tuned and packs plenty of power. This is surprising considering how small and compact the thing is. Leather meets metal in luxurious harmony, giving the Emberton II a timeless look of class.

Usually, this waterproof Marshall speaker costs around $170, but the device is on sale for only $119.99 this Black Friday. It’s a fantastic buy that you won’t regret one bit. And if you’ve got the budget, why not grab two and use them in Stack Mode for stereo sound?

UGREEN’s Nexode 100W 2-in-1 Charger is a standard GaN charger that has three ports and goes up to 100W over the USB PD standard. But what gives this an edge is the MagSafe base that’s built into the top, and that lets you charge your iPhone — or any Android phone with a MagSafe case — at 15W. 

The versatility makes this a great charger if you need wireless charging as well as 100W wired charging in a single product.

If you want a phone with a distinctive design and great hardware, you should consider picking up the Nothing Phone (2). The see-through design at the back combined with LED lighting makes it stand out, and you get much more powerful hardware this time around, and interesting software with plenty of unique extras. 

The best part is that this variant comes with 256GB of storage as standard, so you are getting a good overall value here.

Crucial’s X9 Pro is one of the best portable SSDs you can get at the moment, and the 4TB model is down to just $182, making it a great bargain. The X9 Pro uses Micron’s QLC flash memory, hits over 1000MB/s in reads and writes, and is ideal for use with your phone, notebook, or any other device that connects over USB-C. 

If you don’t want to buy a 4TB drive, the X9 Pro is available in a 1TB version that’s down to $59, and the 2TB model is now listed at $109.

Status Audio isn’t a brand you may have heard of, but its Between 3 ANC wireless earbuds go up against the best that this category has to offer — and come out on top. What makes the earbuds so good is a hybrid driver arrangement that delivers amazing bass and detailed highs. 

You also get all the extras that’s standard in high-end earbuds; there’s ANC, multi-device connectivity, IPX5 water resistance, and you can easily change the sound profile. The best part is that these last up to 7.5 hours on a full charge, and that’s more than what you get from the best Samsung and Sony earbuds.

Anker is one of our favorite brands when it comes to charging accessories. The Anker Nano Power Bank not only offers plenty of power in a small chassis, but it also comes with a built-in USB-C cord that doubles as a loop/handle, making it easy to carry around. And with the little display on the side, you’ll always know how much charge you have left. For just $35, this is a steal for anyone who finds themselves constantly looking for a charger, especially since it charges pretty fast at 30W. That’s also why it’s one of the charging accessories we recommend buying on Black Friday.

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet is the perfect device for casually surfing the web or streaming your favorite content. Typically priced around $140, the Fire tablet was already pretty affordable, but now Amazon has upped the ante by slashing an epic 43% off the device, knocking it down to just 80 bucks for Black Friday. 

With the 2023 Fire HD 10, you’re getting a bright 10-inch 1080p HD screen, up to 13 hours of battery life, and 3GB of RAM with an octa-core CPU. For just $79.99, that’s a deal worth celebrating.

This year has been pretty darn great if you’re a fan of Chromebooks, but if you’ve been holding off and waiting for a good sale, now’s your time to shine. Acer’s Chromebook Spin 714 (2023) is easily one of the best Chromebooks, regardless of what your budget is. For Black Friday, Best Buy has our favorite deal as the Spin 714 (2023) has plummeted down to just $470

Even at the full retail price of $699, the Spin 714 is worth every penny, but the fact that you can save $230 is bonkers. With this Chromebook, you’ll get the latest Intel 13th Gen Core i5-1335U, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and all of the new Chromebook Plus features.

Airpods might be the household name because of the fruit logo, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the best earbuds money can buy. Google makes an incredible pair of earbuds in the Pixel Buds Pro which feature excellent active noise cancelling, superb sound quality, Google Assistant built right in, and awesome new features that Google just launched.

But if $120 is still too expensive for a new pair of earbuds, Google’s Pixel Buds A-Series are half that price at $60 for Black Friday. The battery life isn’t as good as the Pro model and the style looks a bit cheaper, but it’s hard to argue with a great pair of wireless earbuds at this price.

I’ve used a lot of gaming controllers over the years, and while there are plenty of “good” controllers that work with your smartphone, there’s only one real “great” one. The GameSir X2 is my all-time favorite mobile gaming controller and it always goes on sale during Prime Day/Black Friday/etc.

What makes these so good? Namely, the joysticks. These aren’t those crappy Nintendo Switch-style short joysticks that are hard to aim properly with in games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, etc. These are legit joysticks that you can use to move and aim precisely in games because they’re not only tall but they have adequate padding for your thumbs.

I’ve also found that digital triggers work better than analog ones in a lot of mobile games. Minecraft, for instance, seems to think I want to place more than one block at a time when I squeeze the analog triggers on controllers like the Razer Kishi V2. That doesn’t happen on the GameSir X2, and it all helps round out why I love these controllers.

They come with a handy carrying case that you can slip a phone or portable battery in, and you can choose from USB-C or Bluetooth models for nearly the same price thanks to this sale.

I love seeing good Holiday decorations, but I’m generally not a fan of taking the time to put them up and take them down every year. So what if I told you that you can put the Govee Permanent Outdoor Lights up once and leave them up all year? I thought it was too good to be true until I reviewed them last year.

Because of that, I can have festive lights for every season thanks to the Govee app. It has unlimited possibilities, including dozens of easy presets and constantly added community styles. These LEDs can do just about anything you imagine, and they hold up all Summer and Winter since they’re built so well.

Govee has also recently debuted curtain lights and Christmas tree lights, both of which tie in to the same Govee app and can be synced with your outdoor lights. This year, I’ll have the dopest Christmas Lights in the whole neighborhood, both on my house and on my tree, and you can, too, with these crazy Black Friday savings.

What better time than Black Friday to upgrade your home theater setup? It all starts with a streaming device and Amazon’s are some of the cheapest options around. Don’t be fooled by the low prices, as these truly are some of the best streaming devices out there. 

Even Amazon’s most powerful streaming device, the Fire TV Cube is on sale for $30 off. But, we’d probably lean towards the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, only because it’s 50% and is quite a bit better than the other streaming sticks.

This is a little different than the other offers on this list, but if you’re a Verizon customer (or you’re thinking about joining), it deserves a mention. Add a line to your wireless service with any 5G Unlimited plan and the carrier will hook you up with enough promo credits over 36 months to make the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE totally free. That’s a pretty good deal for a phone that just hit store shelves in late October.

This isn’t a “straight” discount by any means, but it’s arguably the best deal that the Google Pixel 7 Pro has ever received. Bundle any six-month Mint Mobile plan with the purchase of the Pixel 7 Pro and the carrier will hook you up with $600 off AND six additional months of wireless service for 100% free. In other words, you could get the best Android phone of last year and a full year of T-Mobile-powered wireless coverage for as little as $33 per month. Not too shabby, if you ask us!

Typically priced around $350, Beats Studio Pro headphones boast customizable spatial audio support, active noise cancellation with transparency mode, and up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge. 

Just in time for Black Friday, Best Buy is dropping a straight 51% off these premium cans, sending the price crashing down to just $169.95. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also throwing some free streaming service subscriptions into the mix, including three months of Apple Music and three months of Apple TV Plus.

 If you need a new pair of wireless earbuds and sound quality is important to you, you should really consider the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. These buds boast active noise cancellation, Enhanced 360 spatial audio support, and the ability to fine-tune your own EQ settings. Perhaps best of all, they’re comfortable enough that you can listen all day long. 

Grab a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro during Amazon’s Black Friday sale and they’ll hook you up with a historic 30% discount. They’ll also throw in a $10 gift card to help you out with your holiday shopping.

 The Samsung Galaxy A54 is one of our favorite cheap android phones of 2023, coming with a vivid 120Hz AMOLED display, long-lasting 5,000mAh battery, and years of software support guaranteed. It may not match the Pixel 7a in the camera department, but if you’re a Samsung fan, it’s one of the best sub-$500 options out there.

Grab an unlocked A54 during Amazon’s Black Friday sale and you’ll save a sweet 28% on your purchase. That’s the biggest discount that this midrange phone has gotten yet, no strings attached.

Google’s Pixel Tablet can handle just about any task you throw at it, and if you’re a fan of the Pixel experience, you might even consider it to be the best Android tablet that money can buy. Up until recently, discounts on the device were few and far between, but Best Buy’s Black Friday sale is finally carving a sweet $100 off the Google Pixel Tablet, making now the best time to buy.

Your purchase also comes with the free charging speaker dock that transforms the tablet into a smart display, and Best Buy is throwing in three months of YouTube Premium streaming for free!

 To call Samsung’s The Frame series luxurious might be an understatement. These smart TVs pair top-of-the-line picture quality and fluid performance with a unique design that helps these TVs double as a work of art in your home. 

Just in time for Black Friday, Samsung is discounting a number of these artful 4K QLED TVs, with up to $1,000 of savings up for grabs. These are all the models on sale right now:

 The Pixel Watch is an excellent device inside and out, with a super-classy teardrop design, Wear OS software features, and all the health and fitness tracking technology you could ever need. Sure, you could go for the newer Pixel Watch 2, but the first-gen watch is almost just as good and it’s only $200 during Black Friday.

 Featuring a unique design inspired by the look of a black hole, the OnePlus 11 is clearly one of the most eye-catching flagship phones to drop this year, but it’s just as impressive under the hood. You get the ultra-efficient Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, for one, plus a vibrant 120Hz AMOLED display and the best camera tech on any OnePlus phone to date.

Head to Best Buy before the Black Friday sale is over and you can get an unlocked OnePlus 11 for as little as $549.99. That’s a $150 discount! Plus the retailer is sweetening the deal by throwing in three months of YouTube Premium for free. And if you need more storage, the 256GB model is down to $629 — savings of $170.

The Echo Show 8 is already a great device for fans of the Alexa ecosystem, with an 8-inch HD touchscreen display, 13MP camera, and all the smart home controls you could ever ask for. Thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday sale, you can grab one of these smart displays (usually priced at $149.99) and a TP-Link smart light for a mere $104.99. That’s $67.99 of savings, and all you need to do is hit that Add to Cart button.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 may be the best Android smartwatch that money can buy, but that hasn’t stopped Best Buy from knocking a cool $70 off the price during their Black Friday sale. For just $260, you’re getting cutting-edge wearable technology with outstanding Wear OS software, advanced health and fitness tracking sensors, and up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge.

If you’ve been hunting for a smart TV this holiday season, you probably noticed that it’s nearly impossible to find a 65-inch TV for less than $500, especially one that supports 4K UHD picture. This Black Friday deal from Walmart changes all that. For a mere $228, you’re getting outstanding picture with 4K upscaling, HDR support, and of course, instant access to all of your favorite streaming services (plus a lot of free stuff!) thanks to the Roku TV platform.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Acer’s Chromebook Spin 714 offers the perfect balance of cost and performance, especially when you pair it with a $230 discount during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale. You get the 360-degree hinge that lets you turn the laptop into a tablet, plus a 13th Gen Intel Core processor, durable military-grade construction, and up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. Best Buy will even throw in a free protective sleeve and three months of YouTube Premium for free.

Stylish and versatile, the Fossil Gen 6 boasts an efficient Qualcomm chip, loads of activity-tracking features, and great battery life with super-fast charging. It’s a few years old at this point, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as you can currently grab this watch for just $170 during Amazon’s Black Friday sale. That’s not a record low price for the watch, but it’s pretty darn close.

Why not kick things off with the most powerful Android phone on the market? The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a built-in stylus, a gorgeous 6.8-inch AMOLED display, and the power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Grab one of these beasts of performance at Best Buy and you’ll save a record-smashing $300 on your purchase. As the biggest drawback of the S23 Ultra has always been its prohibitive price, this Black Friday discount is a big deal.



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