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New Black Friday 2019 deals on Sony headsets, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show 5 and more

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The Black Friday frenzy is real. We already know what's coming on Black Friday (November 29, see below), but the real thrill is in the steady flow of the first Black Friday deals. Case in point: Only today, and while supplies last, does Amazon have the Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones for $ 128. That's $ 120 off the normal price and a historic low – for a very.

If you haven't already marked it, we are constantly updating this post with the latest recent offers. (Scroll down to see them.) But we also cover what's coming next week. For example, if you haven't seen it yet, check it out. Walmart Black Friday Announcement, which promises some stellar deals: a 40-inch Roku TV for $ 98, an Apple Watch Series 3 for $ 129, and so on. Here is what other stores have, er, store:

A quick note: Offers usually run out or expire without notice. Some of them may return as Black Friday approaches, so we close them at the bottom.


We already know that Amazon will have the Echo Show 5 for $ 50 from November 28, but if you plan to buy two, there's no need to wait: QVC is currently selling a two-pack for $ 99.96, and if you are a first time buyer, promo code TAKE10 drops the price to $ 89.96. You can choose black, white or one of each.

Read our review of Echo Show 5.

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Nintendo itself will offer a Black Friday Switch package, but will include the original version of the console, not the newer v2 model that offers longer battery life. Fortunately, the latter is included in this Walmart package, which includes a physical copy of Minecraft.

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These are not the big stars of Sony's over-the-ear headset line – this distinction belongs to the WH-1000XM3 – but they are still extremely good. Especially if you like bass. And especially at this price: the WH-XB900N usually sells for $ 248. This price only today is the lowest ever.

Prepare our review of the Sony WH-XB900N.

Do you think there may be a PS4 in your future? (Check out our summary of Black Friday's best console offerings to see what's coming.) So you probably want a PlayStation Plus subscription. Here is a rare chance to save 25% in an entire year.

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This is a great deal on an older version of Apple's iPad Pro. Yes, this 10.5-inch iPad was released in 2017 – but Walmart's loaded configuration (512 GB of storage, Apple's A10X processor) is a bargain for $ 599, even in 2019.

Read our review of the 10.5 inch iPad Pro.


That's just a banana price on a big old desktop screen. Yes, 1080p resolution is really a bit low considering the size, but you can adjust your PC settings to help compensate. Meanwhile, Scepter includes VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs and built-in speakers, so you can use it with your game console as well. Heck, plug in a streaming stick and make a TV with it.

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The 2019 Hot Ticket item is back in stock at Amazon (although it currently appears 1-2 days before shipping). The discount is not much, but it is something. Of course, if you want a similar experience to AirPods Pro at a lower price, check out these five affordable alternatives.

Update: After showing that it would be back in stock on November 22, availability returned to "Usually ships within 1-2 months."

Read our review of AirPods Pro.

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For a limited time, the excellent Lenovo Legion Y540 15-inch gaming laptop equipped with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, six-core Intel i7-9750H, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 144-inch 1080p monitor Hz, is less than $ 1,200. This is a great price for this setting. The design isn't exactly the same as the Y545 we reviewed – the design is less sophisticated – but if you're a budget player, it's a great option for that price.

Read our preview of the Lenovo Y540.


If you're new to Amazon's music streaming service, it's hard to earn a buck for four full months of service. After that, you will pay the regular rate of $ 9.99 per month, but you can cancel if you wish without penalty.


It hasn't been released yet, but Amazon just launched its first Echo Show 8 discount. It's basically a bigger version of the super popular Echo Show 5 (which is currently on sale for $ 80, FYI) and therefore more appropriate. for places like the kitchen where the 8-inch screen makes it easy to watch cooking videos and the like.

Read our preview of Echo Show 8.


Already an incredible deal for $ 99, the RemoBell S is an attractive, wired doorbell designed to replace the existing bell. I've been using one for about six months, and although I still don't like the forced fisheye view of recorded video, overall the doorbell worked very well. And I absolutely love the free cloud storage.

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We have long been a fan of Lenovo's top Yoga laptops – and the C940, which debuted in January, is one of the few Intel Project Athena devices designed to make it look more like a phone. The C940 wakes up instantly from sleep and features a one-second fingerprint reader and Wi-Fi that connects just as quickly. This model has a FHD resolution of 400 nit and up to 17.5 hours of battery life.

Read our preview of the Lenovo Yoga C940.

Mint Mobile

By borrowing a page from McDonald's, which now charges the same price for any size of drink, Mint Mobile will sell any of its three-month plans for $ 15 a month. Because? It's hard to say, but the obvious winner here is the 12 GB option, which usually costs $ 25 a month (that's a great deal).

For those unfamiliar with the operator, Mint offers service for GSM compliant phones (also known as AT&T and T-Mobile compliant). You pay in blocks of 3, 6 or 12 months.

Pro Tip: Currently, there is a $ 20 refund option available from both Rakuten and TopCashback, but the terms are confusing. (Anyone able to discover them, leave a comment.)

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The Fossil Sport came on the scene just a year ago, bringing numerous features to the Wear OS watch for a reasonable $ 275. Specifications include NFC for Google Pay, GPS, 5 ATM water resistance, a heart rate monitor and an altimeter. This Black Friday sale reduces the Sport (light blue only) to just $ 149, the best price we've ever seen.


Most Arcade1Up machines cost about $ 300. This – which is a three-quarter version of the original – costs $ 170 when in the shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays just like the old arcade machines. Walmart is also offering the Centipede edition for $ 180.

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When Lenovo launched the IdeaPad 330s last year, started $ 500. Now you can get a good midsize configuration – with a four-core AMD processor, a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM – for under $ 350. Equipped with a beautiful 15-inch screen At 6 inches, the 330s has thinner frames than usual and an aluminum lid. This is a good deal on a solid entry level laptop. (Note, however, that it was previously $ 329, so pay attention to another sale if you're not in a hurry.)

Read our preview of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s.


A 65 inch TV for $ 380? It seems that yesterday was considered a robbery of a 55 inch model. It is a basic model, of course, without intelligence; you will need BYO Fire TV or Roku streamer. Fortunately, it has four HDMI inputs, so there's plenty of room for all the equipment you might want to connect.

Best buy

Instant pot, instant schmot. This Best Buy brand 6-room model does the same things and you can't get cheaper than $ 30. User reviews tell the important story: the stove received an average rating of 4.7 stars from over 1,900 buyers.

If you're not convinced that this is a must-have kitchen tool (believe me), here are five reasons why you need an Instant Pot – and some great recipes to get you started.

Living DNA

Curious about your home story? Living DNA testing is quite comprehensive; it covers his ancestry, mother line, and general lineage. In addition, family DNA matching is now also included. (Note, however, that this same kit will cost $ 10 less from November 18 to December 3).


If you lose Samsung (above) or prefer a built-in Roku TV, the Walmart has this RCA model for the same price. It also has no user reviews, but at least has three HDMI inputs instead of just two. Do not expect a world class image; expect a super big screen to ruin all your shows. And, hey, the same deal: if you're not satisfied with that, you can take it back to the store.

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Need new specifications? promotional code Black65 will earn you 65% off all GlassesUSA frames.


While we are still in control of our robots, it is best that they make our offer. The Roborock S5 can not only vacuum the floor but also clean it. Originally sold for $ 500, but you can use the promo code ROBOROCKBF bring down the price to the lowest level ever.

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Old but good, the SoundTouch 10 dates back to 2016 (sigh!). But that doesn't change the fact that this compact Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker produces surprisingly large and loud sound and supports settings from various environments. It's similar to Sonos speakers, but now without the high price tag.

Read the review of Bose SoundTouch 10.

Instant pot

This is the big & # 39; 8-liter model that allows you to prepare 33% more food than the most popular (and most often for sale). For $ 55, it's never been cheaper on Amazon – but act fast, because this deal is only for today (and while supplies last).

For the uninitiated, find out why your kitchen needs a pressure cooker.


Between Bose, Sony and now Apple AirPods Pro, active noise-canceling headphones are in vogue. And now, we are seeing an old Sennheiser favorite that currently only costs $ 80 on Amazon – under $ 200. We looked at the nearly identical Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC two years ago and found that it was a formidable Bose competitor at this $ 200 price tag. This model costs $ 108 on Amazon, but this model – the HD 4.50 SE – has literally the same. specifications, plus some cosmetic color differences.

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Apple HomePod faces increasing competition in the smart speaker market, starting with Amazon's new Echo Studio. But remember, too, that HomePod started at $ 349; This is your chance to get it for considerably less. If you want great sound and already live in the Apple ecosystem, look no further.

Read our review of Apple HomePod.


It sounds like the kind of deal that would normally be a door knocker, requiring you to stand in line outside the store for a few hours. This Chromebook has 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage and a touch screen on a 360 degree hinge – meaning it's also suitable for tablet use. The screen may be on the smaller side, but that didn't stop the average 4.7-star score among more than 1,800 shoppers.


This is the lowest price yet on Amazon's tablet for kids, which includes a sturdy case (with stand) and worry-free two-year warranty. You also get a year from Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, worth $ 36. The tablet is available with three color options: blue, pink and purple.

You can also get the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet for $ 90, which costs $ 40 off the regular price. It's a little faster and a little bigger, but otherwise pretty much the same experience for your kids.

Yes! The previous generation iPad 9.7 went for that price for much of 2019 – until the latest 10.2 model hit $ 329. While the 128GB model was routinely on sale for $ 299, this is the first dive ever. we saw in the 32GB version. This is not a ton of storage, but for many users it is enough.

That one-day price expired yesterday, November 7, but I guarantee we'll see similar offers in the coming weeks. We already know it's definitely coming to Target for Black Friday.

Read our review of iPad 10.2.


This face-to-face machine brings 12 classic arcade games to your office, including half a dozen Street Fighter, Final Fight, and Commando titles. And for a limited time, you will also earn $ 70 in Kohl's Cash, which is basically free money for additional purchases. (Note that it must be used by November 14).

Although the product description seems to refer to the vertical version of this unit, the model number is definitely for the cocktail table.

That's it for now, but come back whenever we update this post based on new offers and availability. In the meantime, here is everything you need to know about this great shopping event.

What date is Black Friday 2019?

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving. This year, it happens on Friday, November 29th.

When is Cyber ​​Monday 2019?

It falls on Monday after Black Friday – in this case, Monday, December 2.

When will Black Friday sales really start?

It varies from store to store, but we expect to see many sales that start well before Thanksgiving. In fact, some stores report month-long "Black November" sales, while others start their Black Friday events early. We will post all the details as we get them.

Why is it called "Black Friday"?

This is a borderline urban legend thing. Some say that Black Friday dates back to the early 1950s, when stores began the Christmas shopping season with big sales. So big, in fact, that annual store profits often fall in "black" (meaning no more "in red", which is the accounting expression of money loss), since all receipts are cleared. Or: so big that traffic would be so disruptive that the police dubbed it "Black Friday."

Learn more and also learn about Cyber ​​Monday at Black Friday vs. Cyber ​​Monday: What is the difference?

How to find leaked ads from Black Friday

In recent years, a variety of Black Friday sites have been dedicated to revealing leaked newspaper circulars in the days and weeks before the big Thanksgiving sales. They are still out there, but many of the big stores have opted to "leak" ads on their own sites, revealing the content of what will be for sale to bargain hunters who like to plan ahead.

Last year, some stores shared these ads in late October, and there's no reason to think this year will be any different. As always, we'll be aware of Black Friday ads, sharing them as we find them, so bookmark this post and tag the appropriate CNET for all relevant ad information.

Where else can I find great deals?

So glad you asked! Here are some CNET offer features that you should bookmark:

  • The Cheapskate, a daily, curated and sometimes exclusive collection of Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida's Best Web Deals (it's me) and CNET's growing team of bargain hunters.
  • CNET Deals, a categorical list of all transactions we can get our hands on.

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Tamara Palmer, Lori Grunin, Justin Jaffe and Matt Elliott contributed to this story.

Originally published last year. Updated regularly with new information.

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