Bose's QuietComfort 45 headphones drop to $279, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Black Friday sales are in full swing now.

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We're officially one week out from Black Friday and it seems most retailers have launched at least a portion of their deals and sales already. You can find the exhaustive list on our deals homepage, but we've gathered the highlights here. Bose's new QuietComfort 45 headphones remain on sale for $279, while the Mac Mini M1 is still $100 off. A bunch of Amazon and Google devices have been discounted, and you can still get the second-generation Apple Pencil for $100. Here are the best early Black Friday tech deals that you can still get today.

Bose QuietComfort 45

With the latest installment in its popular QuietComfort lineup, Bose revisits some of its best headphones ever with timely upgrades.
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Bose's new QuietComfort 45 headphones are on sale for $279 right now, or $50 off their normal price. We gave them a score of 86 for their clear, balanced audio, improved ANC and long battery life.

Buy QuietComfort 45 at Amazon - $279

Mac Mini M1

Apple Mac mini

Apple's Mac Mini M1 is on sale for $600 thanks to an automatically applied coupon at Amazon. It was already the most affordable M1 machine you could get, but these deal makes it even cheaper. It's the best option if you need a compact desktop that runs macOS and has a newer, more powerful processor.

Buy Mac Mini M1 at Amazon - $600

HomePod Mini

Apple HomePod Mini

The new colors of the HomePod mini are $5 cheaper right now at B&H Photo, bringing them down to $95 each. It's not a huge discount, but we rarely see these smart speakers drop below $85 - $90 a piece. We gave the HomePod mini a score of 84 for its solid audio quality, cute and compact design and improved Siri smarts.

Buy HomePod mini at B&H - $95

Apple Pencil (2nd-gen)

Apple Pencil 2nd generation
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The second-generation Apple Pencil is on sale for $100 right now, which is an all-time-low price. It works with all iPads except for the latest 10.2-inch entry-level model, which still supports the first-gen stylus. It's a must-have if you plan on taking notes or creating artwork with your iPad.

Buy Apple Pencil (2nd gen) at Amazon - $100

Samsung foldables

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 half folded and set up on a table.
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Samsung's latest foldables are on sale for Black Friday, and you can get a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 when you buy. The Z Flip 3 is down to $850 while the Z Fold 3 is on sale for $1,500 — if you buy through Amazon, you just have to apply the free-earbuds promotional offer on the product page before checking out.

Buy Z Flip 3 at Amazon - $850 Buy Z Flip 3 at Samsung - $900 Buy Z Fold 3 at Amazon - $1,500 Buy Z Fold 3 at Samsung - $1,500

Google deals

Google Nest Audio smart speaker sitting on a wooden tablet next to a green plant, against a blue wall.

A number of Google gadgets have been discounted ahead of Black Friday. Key among them are the Pixel 6 smartphone for up to $100 off, the Nest Hub for half off and the Nest Audio for only $60.

Buy Pixel 6 at Best Buy - $499 Buy Nest Hub at Best Buy - $50 Buy Nest Audio at Best Buy - $60

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones
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Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones are on sale for $248, which is a record-low price. These are our current favorite ANC cans and we gave them a score of 94 for their excellent sound quality, good ANC and multi-device connectivity.

Buy WH-1000XM4 at Amazon - $248

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony totally overhauled its true wireless earbuds with a new design, more powerful noise cancellation, improved battery life and more. However, the choice to change to foam tips leads to an awkward fit that could be an issue for some people. The M4 is also more expensive than its predecessor, which wouldn’t be a big deal if fit wasn’t a concern.
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Sony's excellent WF-1000XM4 earbuds are still down to $248. We gave them a score of 86 for their great sound quality, powerful ANC and improved battery life.

Buy WF-1000XM4 at Amazon - $248

Jabra Elite 75t

Jabra Elite 75t wireless earbuds
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Jabra's Elite 75 earbuds are on sale for $80, which is $70 off and a record low. While not the latest earbuds from Jabra, they remain some of our favorites thanks to their solid audio quality, comfortable design and new ANC abilities that came through a recent software update.

Buy Elite 75t at Amazon - $80

August WiFi smart lock

August WiFi smart lock

The 4th-generation August WiFi smart lock is on sale for $179 right now. We gave the smart home gadget a score of 80 for its minimalist design, easy installation process and mandatory two-factor authentication.

Buy August WiFi smart lock at Amazon - $179 Buy August WiFi smart lock at Wellbots - $179

Samsung T7 SSD

Samsung T7 SSD

Samsung's T7 portable SSD in 1TB has dropped to a record low of $130. You can also grab the 2TB model on sale for $250 right now, too. We like these compact drives for their durable yet sleek design, speedy performance and optional password protection.

Buy Samsung T7 (1TB) at Amazon - $130 Buy Samsung T7 (2TB) at Amazon - $250

Roku Streambar

Roku Streambar soundbar on a white table.
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Roku's Streambar is on sale for $80 right now, or $50 off its normal price. That's the best price we've seen on the compact soundbar. It earned a score of 86 from us for its solid audio quality, Dolby Atmos support and built-in 4K streaming technology.

Buy Streambar at Amazon - $80 Buy Streambar at Roku - $80

Amazon Echo devices

Amazon Echo 2020
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Amazon's slashed the prices of most of its Echo devices ahead of Black Friday. Of note are the Echo smart speaker for $60 and the latest Echo Show 5 for $45. The sale includes other items like the Echo Buds and the Echo Frames, and we recommend grabbing Echo devices now while they're at all-time-low prices and before shipping times get too long.

Buy Echo at Amazon - $60 Buy Echo Show 5 at Amazon - $45

Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
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A number of regular and kids edition Fire tablets have been discounted ahead of Black Friday. Notably, the Fire HD 8 and HD 10 are half off, while all Fire Kids Pro devices are at record-low prices.

Buy Fire HD 8 at Amazon - $45 Buy Fire HD 10 at Amazon - $75

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max

The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is on sale for $35, or $20 off its normal price. It has all of the same features as the standard 4K streaming stick that Amazon sells, but it also supports WiFi 6 and picture-in-picture live view.

Buy Fire TV Stick 4K Max at Amazon - $35


Amazon Kindle

The basic Kindle is on sale for $50, which is a record-low price. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the Paperwhite, it remains a solid e-reader thanks to its front-lit display, sleek design and improved contrast display.

Buy Kindle at Amazon - $50

Blink cameras

Blink security cameras
Amazon / Blink

Most Blink security cameras have been discounted ahead of Black Friday: a one-pack of the Outdoor cam is on sale for $60, the same configuration for the Indoor camera is down to $50 and the tiny, wired Blink Mini is on sale for $20.

Buy Blink Outdoor at Amazon - $60 Buy Blink Indoor at Amazon - $50 Buy Blink Mini at Amazon - $20

Solo Stove

Solo Stove

Solo Stove's early Black Friday sale knocks up to $200 off its fire pits. The midrange Bonfire is on sale for $225, which is $125 off its normal price. These stainless steel fire pits have made it into some of our outdoor-focused guides, and we like them for their attractive designs and their ability to create a cozy fire that doesn't emit tons of smoke.

Shop Solo Stove Black Friday sale

Adobe All Apps plan

Over the Shoulder: Creative Young Woman Digital Editor Works in Photo Editing Software on Her Personal Computer with Big Display. In the Background Loft Office with Diverse Team of Young Professionals
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New Adobe subscribers can get the All Apps plan for only $30 per month, which is 40 percent off its normal price. That gets you Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Acrobat, which are most of Adobe's most popular programs. Students can save even more: the discount is $16 per month for them, or 70 percent off the normal rate.

Buy All Apps plan at Adobe - $30/month

Arturia sale

Arturia FX Collection 2 synth plugins

Arturia's early Black Friday sale knocks 50 percent off software through December 8th. That includes the FX Collection 2 vintage plugin set, which is now $199, the V Collection 8 synth keyboard pack for $299 and the Pigments soft synth with the Spectrum sound pack for $99.

Shop Arturia Black Friday sale

New early Black Friday tech deals

Jabra 85h

Jabra's 85h wireless headphones are back down to their lowest price yet, only $150. We gave them a score of 84 when they first came out in 2019 for their custom EQ and ANC modes, solid onboard controls and insane battery life.

Buy Jabra 85h at Amazon - $150


NordVPN has a promotion going on right now that gets you two years of the service for $89. That's 68 percent off its normal price. We like NordVPN for its speed, its no-logs policy, the thousands of servers it has to choose from and that one account supports up to six connected devices.

Buy NordVPN (2 years) - $89

Segway Kickscooter Max

Wellbots has the Segway Kickscooter Max for $150 off, bringing it down to $799 when you use the code ENGADGET150 at checkout. This model has the longest driving range of all Ninebot scooters, pneumatic inflatable tires, 6-hour fast charging and more.

Buy Kickscooter Max at Wellbots - $799

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