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Best Buy’s First Black Friday Deals: Headphones, Smart Speakers & More

By on November 20, 2021 0


Many retailers start early with Black Friday deals before the hectic, unrestricted weekend that kicks off right after Thanksgiving. Best Buy is one of the few, other than Amazon, Walmart, and Target, to kick things off particularly early this year. If you’ve been paying attention to our Black Friday coverage, you’ve probably noticed dozens of deals, but that’s just a sample. There is more where it came from.

Before we get into the thick of it, we’ve included a few resources below that should improve your Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday shopping experience a bit. And to make things more fun, you can also enter our raffle for a chance to win a mystery bag full of stuff from The edgethe technical closet of.

Headphones and earphones

You currently can’t throw a stone at Best Buy’s online storefront without finding a deal on headphones or true wireless headphones. There seems to be an almost endless array of options, but here is a bunch of selected options for you to consider.

  • If you prefer headphones, the Sony WF-1000XM4 – which has the best noise canceling of any true wireless headphone – sells for $ 248 instead of $ 280. True wireless earphones feature a smaller design and IPX4 sweat and water resistance, as well as a case that supports wireless charging. Read our full review.
  • Best Buy is taking $ 50 off a pair of Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, selling them for $ 279 instead of $ 329. As we found out in our review, these headphones update the company’s popular and comfortable design with USB-C, improved noise cancellation, and longer battery life.
  • You can save almost $ 80 when you buy the Bose QuietComfort headphones for $ 200 instead of their usual $ 279. We have found these headphones to deliver rich, dynamic sound and the best noise cancellation available in a pair of true wireless headphones. Read our full review.
  • As we noted in our review, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro delivers the best sound quality the company has ever achieved in a pair of headphones, and you can currently buy them for $ 150 instead of $ 200.
  • It might not be the newest pair, but Jabra’s Elite 75t still delivers rich bass sound, reliable performance, and can connect to two devices simultaneously. Right now, you can buy a pair of what we used to call the Best AirPods alternative for $ 80 instead of $ 150.
  • If you don’t mind a wired charging case, Apple’s second generation of true wireless earbuds, the AirPods, sell for $ 120 instead of $ 160. Read our full review.
  • Regularly at $ 250, these well-priced Beats Powerbeats Pro now cost $ 150, saving you $ 100. These sweat and water resistant IPX4 headphones feature Apple’s H1 chip for easy pairing and offer up to nine hours of continuous battery life, including 24 hours provided by the case.
  • The Beats Studio 3 typically sell for $ 350, but today you can buy them for $ 170. The wireless on-ear headphones feature Apple’s W1 wireless chip, so you can quickly connect and switch between any Apple device you own. Read our full review.

Phones and tablets

Much of the special pricing for phones is tied to carrier offers, which typically involve activating new lines, upgrading existing ones, or swapping out old devices. They often force you to pay more each month, even if the hardware is discounted. Here are some deals on phones and tablets that are nothing but bargains at an outrageous price.

OnePlus Nord N200 5G

The OnePlus Nord N200 offers a 6.49-inch Full HD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a large 5,000mAh battery with fast charging for very low entry-level prices.

OnePlus 9 Pro

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the latest flagship phone from OnePlus. It has a 6.7-inch QHD + display, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.

iPad Pro (11 inch, 128 GB, 2021)

The latest iPad Pro has a USB-C port, a powerful M1 processor, and a set of dual-lens rear cameras. It also sports a front camera with Face ID and support for Center Stage, a feature designed to keep you centered in the frame during video calls.

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2021, 128 GB)

Apple’s latest iPad Pro also ships with the company’s M1 and Thunderbolt processor, however, the 12.9-inch model also features the best display of any tablet available.


Video games are often a matter of personal taste, but here are some particularly great deals on long-standing titles and early discounts on newer releases.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5)

Square Enix pushed a big update to Final Fantasy VII remake for PS5 owners in 2021, bringing faster load speeds, better graphics, and a new episode focused on Yuffie.

4K TVs

People love a high-quality TV, but something big and inexpensive can also be appealing. That being said, here are some of the best 4K TV deals to consider at Best Buy.

Sony Bravia XR (65 inch, model X90J)

The 65-inch Sony X90J features full-array backlighting for a more cinematic viewing experience, and it supports HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision HDR. It also comes with Google TV software and has a 120Hz refresh rate display.

Speakers and smart displays

Google Nest Hub (second generation, 2021)

The second-generation Nest Hub is Google’s smallest smart display, with a 7-inch touchscreen that can automatically adjust to the lighting in your room. New in the latest version is its ability to automatically track your sleep patterns thanks to its Soli radar chip.

Facebook portal

Facebook Portal 2019 has a sleeker design than its predecessor and allows you to make video calls through Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. It also has a 10-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Connected and wearable watches

Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)

Apple’s mid-range wearable, the Apple Watch SE, is a step up from the Series 3, with features and design similar to more recent flagships.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40 mm, GPS)

The Galaxy Watch 4 has a fast interface and additional third-party support via Google’s Wear OS 3. But keep in mind that it is best paired with a phone made by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (GPS, 42mm)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic combines health tracking intelligence with the look and design of a conventional watch. It features Samsung’s unique rotating bezel for physical control of on-screen scrolling.

Smart home


System cameras for photo and video offer a lot of creative control and flexibility compared to a smartphone, and here are some great offers for those who want to go further.