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Best Tech Deals

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    Apple offers three-month News+ trials through Black Friday weekend

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.30.2019

    Apple Music has long had three-month free trials, but what if you want to give News+ a similar dry run? You can -- but only if you act quickly. Apple is offering a three-month trial to News+ to American and Canadian users who sign up through Black Friday weekend. That's much longer than the usual one month, and should give you a considerably better feel for what it's like to read magazines and newspapers on your Apple devices.

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    TunnelBear discounts a year of VPN service to $50

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.30.2019

    If you're concerned about the privacy of your internet access or just want to access foreign content like you're a local, a VPN can help -- and thankfully, you might not have to pay early to use one. TunnelBear is running a Black Friday weekend sale that offers a year of VPN service for $50, or just shy of $10 off the usual price. That nets you 256-bit encryption on up to five connected devices with unlimited data, and there won't be logs to help hackers or suspicious governments trace your activity.

  • Engadget readers can save on iRobot Roomba i7 vacuums

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    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    11.30.2019

    If the price of vacuum robots has kept you away from the tech, we may be able to help. We've partnered with Wellbots to provide Engadget readers with an exclusive discount on iRobot's high-end Roomba i7+ and i7 series vacuums.

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    Save $100 on the Sonos Play:5 on Cyber Monday

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    Christine Fisher
    Christine Fisher
    11.30.2019

    In addition to Black Friday discounts on home theater speakers, Sonos is offering Cyber Monday deals that music lovers will appreciate.

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    Everything in our holiday gift guide that's on sale for Black Friday

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    Engadget
    Engadget
    11.29.2019

    The best way to shop on Black Friday is to know what you're looking for. In our case, that means focusing on brands we know our readers love and scouting for deals on products we've recently given high review scores. And, of course, we look for deals on stuff we just recommended in our holiday gift guide, only weeks earlier. So, we went back and revisited all 150-plus recommendations in the guide, to see if we could spot any price drops today, the biggest shopping day of the year. Turns out, we found a lot. Have a look and as always, keep in mind that while prices are accurate as of the time of publishing, they're subject to change and things do sometimes sell out. Oh, and Black Friday doesn't last forever, which means eventually all of these deal prices are bound to revert to the norm.

  • Ableton

    Ableton Live 10 is 25 percent off through Cyber Monday

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    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    11.29.2019

    If you're starting to feel constrained by GarageBand or the free software that came with your MIDI controller, it might be time to upgrade. And you might want to consider Ableton, which has discounted its Live 10 software by 25 percent. With the price cut, the app's Intro, Standard and Suite tiers now cost $74, $337 and $562 respectively, down from their usual $99, $449 and $749 price points. When it comes to audio production tools, Ableton Live 10 is one of our favorites. While it might be intimidating at first glance, the app features a clean and intuitive interface that encourages experimentation.

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    What to buy for your new 4K TV

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    Richard Lawler
    Richard Lawler
    11.29.2019

    It's that time of year -- the one when everyone is looking at a new TV. If you've picked out a brand new 4K set, then congratulations, there's more beautiful HDR -- and not-quite HDR -- footage to experience than ever before. Of course, the journey doesn't end there, and now that you've got your new TV, it's time to think about what you're putting around it. Have you thought about sound, or what remote control you'll use? After more than a decade of reviewing TVs, accessories and watching the sales every year, I have some advice on what else you'll need after the TV is out of the box, so that you can get to the part where you're on the couch enjoying it as fast as possible. All prices listed are accurate as of this writing.

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    Save over $200 on B&O's H9i headphones, but only for a few hours

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    Billy Steele
    Billy Steele
    11.29.2019

    My issues with Bang and Olufsen headphones have never been sound quality, design or features. It almost always comes down to price. Premium audio brand commands a premium price. But despite a refined design, crisp sound and nice overall comfort, it was impossible to recommend the H9i at its full price of $499. There were simply better options available for $100 less even though I scored the H9i a solid 86. For Black Friday, Amazon has knocked over $200 off the full price of these wireless over-ear headphones, which makes them much easier to recommend.

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    Apple Black Friday deals include a $250 iPad and MacBook Pro discounts

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.29.2019

    You knew it wouldn't be Black Friday if there weren't sales for Apple gear, and there are plenty of those to go around in 2019. One of the best bargains may be Apple's 10.2-inch iPad, which is selling for $250 at Target through November 30th -- $80 off the usual $329. That makes it far easier to justify if you're looking for straightforward tablet. Appropriately, Amazon is offering the Apple Pencil for $79 ($20 off) to help you get started on any iPad projects.

  • Elektron's Model:Samples groovebox is $100 off for the holidays

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    Terrence O'Brien
    Terrence O'Brien
    11.29.2019

    Elektron's synths, samplers, drum machines and grooveboxes are known for their top-notch sound and unique sequencing features. Once thing they're not known for, though, is being affordable. The Model:Samples is the big exception to that rule. And it's getting even cheaper for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Most retailers have knocked $100 of the price, bringing the Model:Samples price to just $299 -- making it perhaps the best bargain in grooveboxes right now.

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    Garmin's Forerunner 645 (a staff favorite) is 50 percent off at Amazon

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    Dana Wollman
    Dana Wollman
    11.29.2019

    As you may have heard, Team Engadget is spending some time this week perusing Black Friday deals. I was sifting through some sales today, and it turns out my favorite running watch received a temporary price cut. In fact, I'm wearing it on my wrist as I type this. At full price ($400) I might not have recommended the Garmin Forerunner 645/645 Music to everyone; I probably would have suggested most people step down to the mid-range 245. But with a price drop today to $200, the higher-end model suddenly becomes much easier to recommend than it was when we first reviewed it. Like any Garmin (or GPS watch from any brand, for that matter), it'll track your distance, pace and elapsed time. Here, you also get built-in music storage allowing you to stream through wireless headphones, without the need to bring a phone. (Or, in my case, clip on an iPod shuffle that's on its last legs.) There's also a heart rate sensor built in (no need for one of those uncomfortable chest straps) and features that monitor your training in a more long-term sort of way, including V02 Max ratings, workout loads and a so-called performance status. This is a good way to confirm what I often already know: that I'm over- or under-training. As for battery life, I've completed five-hour-plus marathons with plenty of juice to spare. The design has been durable enough for many a run in the rain. The distance tracking is also more accurate than the last several generations of Apple Watches. (Apple Watches tend to say I ran longer than I did, which means my calculated pace is also faster than what I probably achieved.) The Forerunner has admittedly been slow at times to find a GPS signal before I start my run, though a recent firmware update seems to have improved things. There are some more smartwatch-like features on board, but that's not why I recommend this. I never use Garmin Pay, the contactless payment system. And the smartphone notifications are crude and unhelpful. If you want a smartwatch experience (not to mention, something that looks a little more stylish that Garmin's rubbery watches), get an Apple Watch Series 5. (Yes, that's on sale today too.) Buy Garmin Forerunner 645 on Amazon - $200

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    Apple HomePod costs just $200 in Best Buy's Black Friday sale

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.29.2019

    If you've been curious about Apple's HomePod but felt that it was too expensive even after the April price drop, now's your time to act. Best Buy is selling the smart speaker for $200 as part of its Black Friday sale, a full $100 off the usual price. It's much easier to rationalize at that cost, especially now that Apple has introduced multi-user support and allows voice-controlled Spotify playback. Some caveats still apply, though.

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    Oculus Go drops to $150 on Amazon in Black Friday sale

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.29.2019

    You're looking at one of the most affordable ways to immerse yourself in stand-alone VR. Amazon is selling the 32GB Oculus Go headset for $150, down from the usual $199, as part of its Black Friday sales. There have been substantial discounts before (the Go dropped to $159 in a flash sale this summer), but this is steeper than usual.

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    The Organelle music computer is nearly $100 off this weekend

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.29.2019

    Here's a sweet deal on a gift that could make sense for the more adventurous music-makers in your life. Critter & Guitari is running a sale on the Organelle M that drops the price from $595 to $499 from now through December 2nd. At that price, the music computer may be hard to resist -- it's a do-it-all instrument that can stand in as a synth, sampler, sequencer, drum machine or virtually anything else if you have the right code.

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    PlayStation discounts include half-price 'Red Dead' and 'Spider-Man'

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.29.2019

    It's no secret that Black Friday weekend is a good time to score deals in the PlayStation world, and that's truer than ever as the PS4 era draws to a close. To start, the PlayStation Store is offering massive discounts on a slew of PS4 games until December 2nd, including price drops of 50 percent or more on established hits and recent tiles. Red Dead Redemption 2 is down from $60 to $30, while its Ultimate Edition is just $40. Spider-Man has dropped from $40 to $20, and God of War is a mere $10. You can also snag Madden NFL 20's Superstar Edition for $40 (versus the usual $80), and other 2020 EA Sports games have similarly hefty discounts.

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    Engadget readers can save on a DJI drone and Segway scooters

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    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    11.29.2019

    Over the last week, we've done our best to try and find the most compelling Black Friday deals to try and save you time and money during your holiday shopping. With this post, we're doing something different. We've partnered with Wellbots to offer Engadget readers exclusive discounts on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, as well as Segway ES4 and Max electric scooters. To take advantage of these deals, use the checkout codes below. As an added bonus, if you live outside of New York State, there's no sales tax on any of the items.

  • LG

    The best of LG Display’s Black Friday deals

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    Daniel Cooper
    Daniel Cooper
    11.29.2019

    If you've been sleeping on getting yourself a new display, then it's worth checking out what LG is knocking money off this Black Friday. That includes the 32UL750-W, its 32-inch 4K LED monitor with Vesa Display HDR 600, which will now set you back $469, down from its regular price of $635. If that's a little too pricey, and you just need a 4K monitor with AMD FreeSync, you can bag the 32UD60-B 4K for $299.99, down from $458.50. Buy LG 32UL750-W 32 Inch 4K UHD LED Monitor on Amazon - $470 Buy LG 32UD60-B 4K UHD Monitor with AMD FreeSync on Amazon - $300

  • ASUS

    ASUS' 27-inch, 165Hz gaming monitor is $150 cheaper for Black Friday

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.29.2019

    Now might be a good time to upgrade your gaming PC's display if your current model is feeling old in the tooth. Two of ASUS' gaming monitors are on sale from now until December 30th at 3:05AM Eastern, and both of them pack features you might appreciate. The ROG Swift PG279QZ has dropped to $450 from its usual $599, making it a considerably sweeter deal. The 27-inch, 1440p screen packs a 165Hz refresh rate (with NVIDIA G Sync support) as well as an IPS panel, giving you very smooth gaming and IPS' vivid colors. There's also eye fatigue reduction for those marathon Modern Warfare sessions.

  • Save up to $400 on Razer Blade laptops at Amazon

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    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    11.28.2019

    With Black Friday around the corner, now is a great time to spring for a laptop -- particularly if you're looking for one that can be used for gaming. Amazon will discount Razer's Blade 15 until December 2nd (or, more likely, while supplies last). If you don't want a gaming machine, but would still like to buy a new laptop this year, you may also want to check out our Dell and Lenovo roundups.

  • Roku

    Roku's latest Ultra streaming player is 50 percent off for Black Friday

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    Kris Holt
    Kris Holt
    11.28.2019

    Only a month after the 2019 Roku Ultra was available for $30 off, there's an even better deal on the streaming player for Black Friday weekend. It's down from $100 to $48 on Amazon until 11:59 PM PT on Monday -- the same as what the 4K Streaming Stick+ typically costs.