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25 Best Early Black Friday Deals (2021): Laptops, TVs, Headphones


Photograph: LG

Target, Amazon, Best Buy

The LG C1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fantastic TV, especially for gamers, since it has Nvidia G-Sync support (meaning it works as well as a massive gaming monitor as it does for watching Netflix). The OLED display means intense contrast with deep blacks and bright colors. If you’re trying to ball out on a TV this Black Friday, this is a good call.

Best Buy

We’re still in the process of testing this device, but so far it’s good. It has voice control features that work similarly to other smart home assistants, plus headphones for quiet binge-watching. The also-good Roku Streaming Stick 4K is on sale for $30, a $20 discount. It has fewer features but should still do the trick for most folks. Here’s our Roku Buying Guide for additional information on the full, extensive lineup.

Target, Amazon, Best Buy

An Amazon Fire TV Stick is a good choice for those already invested in Amazon’s ecosystem (though it has the requisite options for Hulu, Netflix, and other non-Amazon streaming services too). This price matches the lowest we’ve seen.

Target, Amazon, Best Buy 

The Roku Ultra is one of the best streaming devices around. It’s particularly great for live TV. It fluctuates in price between $70 and $90 pretty regularly, and it might get cheaper closer to Black Friday, but based on its pricing history we’re betting any additional discounts won’t be too much steeper. 

Amazon, B&H

At $200, this 3-pack is down to a match of the best we have seen for it, though it’s not a huge discount. This system is the runner-up in our Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers guide. We think it offers great bang for your buck, and it balances performance and features with overall solid coverage and speeds.

Deals on Everything Else

Moment Rugged Camera Sling.

Photograph: Moment


Moment’s Rugged Camera Sling is the Best Camera Bag you can buy. It’s weatherproof, with a modular organizing system, a ton of pockets, and a comfortable fit. Our tester called the magnetic clip system “ingenious.” This deal is one of the better price drops we’ve tracked for the bag. It’s part of a larger Moment sale.


This is WIRED’s top pick for the best photography backpack. It features handy easy-access pockets and storage for extra lenses or memory cards. The bag is as cheap as we’ve ever seen it, and the deal price applies to both the 17-liter and 21-liter sizes. Our testers recommend going for the bigger size unless you are a particularly light packer. 


This deal is so good, we gave it its own story. The Dyson V8 Motorhead is lightweight and cordless, and it’s perfect for quick cleanups or small spaces. Our guide to the Best Dyson Vacuums may also be helpful.

Elephant in a Box

In our guide to the best couches you can buy online, we included this brand’s easy-to-assemble sofa not because it was supremely comfortable, but because it is so affordable. This sitewide sale makes it even more so. The company says this discount will be better than what’s offered on Black Friday.


When shopping for a bunch of kids, it’s easy to overspend. This sale offers hundreds of ways to save a bit of cash. There are a ton of items to choose from, so it’s worth a look to see if anything on your shopping list aligns with the selection.

Early Black Friday Sales

Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are a few places offering early Black Friday deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides for additional ideas.

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