Though we haven’t yet hit Black Friday, prices are dropping like early-season snowflakes. Especially at Walmart—the retailer is offering some of the deepest discounts it’s had all year on extremely giftable tech for a range of recipients. To make your holiday shopping as stress-free as possible, we’ve teamed up with the retailer to bring you 30 Days of Savings—a first look at fantastic deals each day.
Below you’ll find today’s installment: great gifts from Samsung, Bose, and others, at more than 40 percent off. Some items are for serious fun, some as useful as they are ingenious, and all worthy of your interest. Time is a-wasting and these deals do sell out, so make haste while the season is nigh upon us. Avoid the crowds, shop this selection, and tick names off your list early. Then you can kick back and enjoy the season as it was meant to be enjoyed.
Just $498 for a crystal-clear Ultra HD TV? Yep. For a fraction of Walmart’s usual price ($650), you’re getting a billion shades of true-to-life color, courtesy of Samsung’s Quantum Dot Technology. This 4K’s sleek design offers a spectacular view from any angle, and the Universal Guide curates content from broadcast and streaming channels so you can easily find your favorites in one place. Multi View splits the screen side by side so you can mirror your mobile screen while watching a show or gaming. Responds to any and all voice assistants, and QLED can control your other smart home devices. Shoppers are hooked, with one calling the TV “simply mesmerizing!” adding: “The sharpness and colors are so superior to anything I’ve ever looked at.” A gift-to-self, perhaps?
Shop it: Samsung 50-inch Class 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart QLED TV, $498 (was $650), walmart.com
Enter a world of your own with these stellar noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones from Bose, priced at just $199—a sweet 43 percent off. A dual-mic system and balanced audio performance means you can take phone calls even in a noisy environment. Battery life is an impressive 20 hours per charge, and the lightweight design equals all-day comfort.
Google Assistant frees up your hands, while the Bose Connect app helps set the level of noise cancellation and other features, as well as future updates. And the audio quality? Well, that goes without saying: It’s Bose, so it’s excellent.
Shop it: Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones II, $199 (was $349), walmart.com
Acer’s Chromebook 715 is an all-aluminum style-setter, both elegant and durable, and perfectly suited to the bustle of business travel (when that comes back) or remote learning. The 8th-gen Intel Core i3 processor delivers exceptional mobile performance, with a first of its kind dedicated numerical keypad for quick data input.
The 15.6-inch screen renders all in glorious Full HD 1080p, and 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage offers plenty of pep and room to work, play, and do schoolwork. A quick report from a reviewer-dad: “I decided to buy it for my daughter – she loves it.”
Shop it: Acer Chromebook 715, $349 (was $499), walmart.com
Here’s a heap of tablet bang for the buck: Walmart is offering Samsung’s 10.4-inch lightweight Galaxy Tab A7 for $61 off. Expect a speedy processor, long-lasting battery, and immersive Dolby Atmos sound. Stream, browse, or transition seamlessly to video calls on the front-facing, landscape-oriented camera.
More good news: You get a free two-month trial of YouTube Premium and six free months of Spotify Premium for the price of admission. Powerful processing and an enhanced battery equal superior performance. A great gift for the frequent-Zoomer.
Shop it: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, $180 (was $230), walmart.com
This is one of those deals you can’t rightly afford to refuse: Sony’s cutting-edge WF-1000XM3 earbuds for just $152 (down from $229). A snugger fit than the last iteration, these tiny marvels let you hear nothing but music even in a noisy environment, but can switch to ambient audio with a single tap, if someone needs your attention.
The charging case delivers up to 24 hours of juice, and a quickie 10-minute charge yields 90 minutes of play time. Activate Google Assistant or Siri for easy and clear hands-free calling. The bass range is nice and fat, and the stereo separation quite impressive as well.
Says one five-star reviewer: “Best-sounding and feature-rich true wireless earphones available.”
Shop it: Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Earbuds, $168 (was $230), walmart.com
The perfect gift, down from $279 to just $189: a smart watch that looks after your well-being while simplifying your routine. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch tracks your sleep cycle, nudges you to stay on the move, even offers up guided meditation and breathing exercises for stress management.
Its Bluetooth connection enables making and taking calls even when your phone isn’t within reach (with an integrated speaker and voice mic)—and controlling connected home devices remotely. A single charge keeps you going for five full days. Track calories consumed and burned and look darned dapper while doing so (with a brilliant watch that looks like an ordinary watch).
“Smartest smartwatch I’ve ever owned,” says one of many happy reviewers.
Shop it: Samsung Galaxy Watch – Bluetooth Smart Watch (46mm) – Silver, $189 (was $279), walmart.com
Okay, the big folks have all the toys they’ll need for a while, but the little ones need to blow off steam too. A double-pack of AAA-battery-powered Ninja Bots ought to do the trick. You get two anger-unmanaged robots armed with six ‘weapons’ (hammer, spatula, boot hanging from a rope, and more!), two battle shields and 100 sounds and movements.
Kids train these tiny tyrants—which are equipped with IR sensors—to respond to hand gestures. They coach the robots to become better fighters, and level up from white to black belt status. “My son loved this toy so much “that we can’t wait to buy two more for us!” confessed one parent. These are selling like hotcakes—and at this price are likely to disappear. Click now if you know a kid (6 to 11) who’d love them.