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Best Black Friday deals $100 and under: Available now
Amazon’s top-of-the-line Fire HD 10 usually starts at $150 for the 32GB version. Now that Black Friday pricing has kicked in, it’s on sale for $100. You get a fast processor, a 2-megapixel front camera and — new to this year’s model — USB-C charging.
The new Echo Show 8 features an 8-inch HD display and, like the Echo Show 5, a privacy shutter that’s designed to cover the camera when it’s not in use.
This 32-inch HD Smart LED TV from Insignia comes with an Amazon Fire TV, which will let you access Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more. You can also add the code FTVE19 for a free Echo Dot to be included with the TV.
I got a couple of Tiles earlier this year and connected them to my kids’ favorite stuffed animals. The frantic prebedtime search party is now a thing of the past.
For $100, this deal nets you an eight-pack of Stickers — Tile says their batteries last for about three years — and Google’s fantastic Nest Mini. This is a surefire way to cut down the amount of time you spend looking for misplaced toys, remote controls, wallets and phones.
Best Buy has the all-black version of the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3150 true wireless earbuds on sale for $50 off. The Fit 3150 has an open design that lets ambient noise in (a safety feature for runners) while the BackBeat Fit 3200 has a noise-isolating design that helps improve the sound quality, particularly the bass. That said, both models have the same drivers so they produce the same sound — you just hear it differently thanks to the design of the ear tips. Both are an improvement over the earlier Backbeat 3100, which had some connectivity issues.
Like the Powerbeats Pro, the one downside to this headphone is that it has a large charging case that isn’t so pocket friendly.
We love the UE Boom 2 — a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays loud and sounds good. It’s stain-resistant, shock-resistant and fully waterproof. Battery life is a strong 15 hours, and it can be paired with a second UE speaker for stereo sound.
We’ve seen this discount come and go. Now it’s back. At $100, we’re big fans of the Ninja Coffee Bar, which provides an unequaled list of features and capabilities.
This compact Wi-Fi speaker plays much bigger than its size would indicate, and offers convenient features such as Bluetooth and shortcut buttons. We previously thought it would be 50% off at Best Buy on Thanksgiving Day, but that deal appears to be available now as well.
If you can’t afford premium noise-canceling models from Bose and Sony, the JBL Live 650BTNC Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones lists for $200 and is a very good headphone. And this week, you can get it for 50% off.
Amazon will be dishing up a $50 discount on this compact, lightweight smartwatch and fitness tracker. The Versa is water-resistant to 50 meters, works with iOS and Android and features a nice variety of apps and watch faces.
My daughter called the Quip the best toothbrush she’s ever used, and she’s been through her share of electric models. The adult plan includes a delivery every three months that includes a new brush head and battery, a large tube of mint toothpaste and a floss refill.
Quip is offering 15% off orders of $55 or more from Nov. 26 through Dec. 2, which brings the price of an annual prepaid plan from $91 down to to $78.
Amazon’s most affordable security camera gets even more affordable on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The Ring indoor camera was the inspiration for Amazon’s new Alexa Home Mode that will prevent Ring products from recording audio and video when residents are home.