Today’s best deals: Black Friday month begins with 4K TVs, iPads, and much more

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This week’s Dealmaster reflects the rising tide of early Black Friday deals building to the eventual tsunami at the end of November. We’re seeing discounts in many of the product categories we expect from Black Friday and the holiday season, including a range of Apple devices, Roomba robot vacuums, Google and Amazon smart home devices, and a handful of 4K TVs, among others. Most of these meet or exceed the lowest prices we’ve tracked on these devices, and many are labeled “Black Friday deals” from Target and Best Buy. Together, that means these are some of the lowest prices we expect to see all year. Of course, there will be many more discounts on a ton of devices, but you can already grab some solid deals now.

Well-reviewed 4K TVs from Samsung, Sony, and LG are on sale, matching some of their lowest-tracked prices, and a bunch of iPads from the two latest generations are seeing steep discounts as well. The 2022 M1-powered iPad Air ($520, $560) and 2021 iPad Mini $400, $460) are both at their lowest prices we’ve seen, but you can also snag a 2020 iPad Air ($349, $560) for a hefty discount, too.

Amazon’s Fire tablets and Echo devices have been discounted to match and, in some instances, exceed the best deals we saw during Prime Day, bringing them right in line with what we expect for Black Friday and the holiday season. We’re also seeing discounts on our favorite streaming sticks like the Google Chromecast 4K with Google TV ($40, $50) and Roku Streaming Stick 4K ($25, $40). We generally recommend Google’s Chromecast over just about any streaming device for its accessible price and streamlined, intuitive functionality that makes it exceedingly easy and genuinely fun to browse media and actually find things you’re likely to enjoy. Roku’s streaming stick can still offer all the same content (and at a slightly cheaper price), but it’s a much simpler system, more akin to a smart TV’s interface than a streaming device.

Elsewhere around the web, we have deals on gaming keyboards and mice from Razer and Logitech, Beats headphones, mesh Wi-Fi solutions from Google and eero, and much more. Check the full curated list below for all the week’s best deals so far.

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Featured deals of the day

The Apple Watch is the best all-around smartwatch on the market and watchOS 9 considerably steps up its already-solid fitness tracking abilities.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch is the best all-around smartwatch on the market and watchOS 9 considerably steps up its already-solid fitness tracking abilities.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics deals

Bose's QuietComfort 45 wireless noise-canceling headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s QuietComfort 45 wireless noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

The Echo Show 10 is, effectively, the perfect 10-inch tablet to display the <em>Mona Lisa</em>—since her eyes really <em>will</em> follow you around the room.
Enlarge / The Echo Show 10 is, effectively, the perfect 10-inch tablet to display the Mona Lisa—since her eyes really will follow you around the room.

Amazon

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

The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Enlarge / The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

Surface Pro 8 in profile.
Enlarge / Surface Pro 8 in profile.

Andrew Cunningham

<em>Red Dead Redemption 2</em> does, in fact, feature horses and sunsets.
Enlarge / Red Dead Redemption 2 does, in fact, feature horses and sunsets.

Video game deals

The Razer Deathadder gaming mouse.
Enlarge / The Razer Deathadder gaming mouse.

Gaming deals

Wireless Razer Kraken V3 Pro.
Enlarge / Wireless Razer Kraken V3 Pro.

Razer

Corey Gaskin

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

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