Save big with Amazon’s early Black Friday deals

If you’ve been following Amazon’s lead up to Black Friday as we have, you’ve probably seen the online retail giant rebrand its “Deal of the Day” page to “Epic Daily Deals” and now “Early Black Friday Deals.” We’re almost on the brink of full Black Friday sales everywhere — when that landing page will be transformed again — but there’s already a lot to think about if you’re planning your Christmas shopping early. In fact, Amazon has a slew of deals worth jumping for now if time is of the essence.

Below are several deals that are worth your time and attention, especially if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber. If you’re doing cross-shopping with the other major retailers, we’ve also put together a more general roundup of the best early Black Friday deals to watch out for. And if you’d like a chance to win some free stuff, don’t miss our mystery bag giveaway.

4K TV Deals

Samsung The Frame LCD TV (65-inch, 2021)

The Frame from Samsung is a smart 4K TV designed to blend right in with your home decor. The QLED panel can seamlessly switch from displaying the content you are watching to idle scenes of decorative arts. The Frame also features HDR, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a motion sensor to make sure someone is there to see the ambient Art mode.

LG C1 OLED TV (65-inch)

An OLED TV packed with features including 4K resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and support for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync technologies.

  • Sony’s complete X85J series, which supports Google TV, is up to 28 percent off at Amazon. Each TV offers a big screen for a very affordable price, along with an intuitive app interface thanks to Google. It’s not every day that you get a solid, 85-inch 4K TV for just $1,998 ($502 discount).

Sony X85J TV (85-inch, 2021 model)

Sony’s X85J TVs come equipped with Google TV for compatibility with Android apps built for set-tops and a native 120Hz refresh rate for gaming.

Headphones and true wireless earbuds deals

Bose QC45 Headphones

Bose’s QuietComfort 45 headphones update the company’s popular, impossibly comfortable design with USB-C, improved noise cancellation, and longer battery life.

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony’s WF-1000XM4 has the best noise cancellation of any true wireless earbud, and the sound quality is second to none. You can also charge them wirelessly, and they have a new design that is smaller and is IPX4 water and sweat resistant.

  • If you’re on a tighter budget and still value high-quality active noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort earbuds are for you. up to $199 from their usual price of $279 (a saving of $80). You even have your pick of the nest from the four color options. Read our review.
  • The fitness-focused Bose Sport earbuds are: $30 off at Amazon, corresponding to an all-time low of $149.
  • Apple’s black and blue variants AirPods Max have fallen to $429 ($120 off) at Amazon. Please note that the additional $39 in savings will be automatically applied during checkout. Read our review.

Amazon Fire TV Sticks

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2021)

With improved performance compared to the Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon’s latest streaming stick also supports Wi-Fi 6, Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10 Plus and Dolby Atmos. The newer remote that comes with the stick also provides convenient shortcuts to live TV shows and apps.

Of course, Amazon gives a discount on its own hardware. Shopping holidays like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day are some of the best times to pick up one of Amazon’s popular streaming sticks, many of which are currently 50 percent off.

Even more valuable deals at Amazon

  • A variety of Shure microphones are discounted for: up to 28 percent off. This includes the legendary SM7B, the microphone you hear on some of the world’s greatest podcasts, for $359 ($40 off). For cheaper offshoots of the SM7B, the USB-equipped Shure MV7 microphone costs $219 ($30 off) and the no-nonsense XLR-only Shure MV7X is only $149 ($30 off).
  • Razer Gaming Peripherals are up to 50 percent off, offering deep discounts on headsets, mice, keyboards, and more. This includes $35 off the Razer Kishi mobile game controller for Android phones, as well as the Seiren X USB streaming microphone, which is available in black for only $60 ($40 off). The popular Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro wireless gaming mouse is up to a all-time low of $70, also, will save you $60.
  • Selections from Canon’s mirrorless camera system, including the full-frame EOS R and APS-C EOS M50 Mark II, are up to 38 percent cheaper. This brings the EOS R case up to $1,600, a healthy $200 off the usual price.
  • If you put in all this hard work and shop early for your loved ones, don’t forget to treat yourself to something nice, like Ferrero chocolate. Right now you can get a 48-count gift box of assorted candies for only $21.76 as a gift for you or someone else. We know it has nothing to do with technology, but we won’t judge you.