10-(actually)-good-early-black-friday-deals-you-can-get-today

It feels like it was just last month there was a big sale with Amazon at the forefront… ah, it was just last month. Well, here we are again, and ahead of Black Friday itself, WIRED’s Gear team has put together this edit of only the best deals already live. Unlike Prime Day, and its sequel in October, Black Friday isn’t just about Amazon though, so expect offers from John Lewis, Currys, Argos, and more too.

Our selection comes from far and wide across the world of tech, from Garmin’s smartwatches and Sony’s televisions to Google’s smartphones and Dyson’s vacuum cleaners. Expect to find true savings from us here at WIRED. There’ll be no touting of discounts from recently raised prices, just actual money off. Take a peek below and stick with us throughout the next few weeks for more deals.

Google Pixel 6a

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After the Pixel 5a didn’t hit UK shores and the 4a 5G only flattered to deceive, we’re happy to declare the exciting value-proposition Google A-Series is back firing on all cylinders. The reined in version of Google’s flagship is an easy recommendation at under £300. It offers a solid display, strong performance, refreshing colour options, and impressive camera performance.

Some streaming sticks from the likes of Amazon and Roku are stunningly cheap, including this one. For less than £15, you’re getting Roku’s straight-forward interface, with access to all your favourite apps. This low-low price doesn’t get you 4K though. Look at the Roku Express 4K (£30) for that upgrade.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro

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Apple got fitness-serious with its Watch Ultra launch recently but Garmin has been all up in the hardcore training game for many years now. The Fenix 6 Pro is chock-full of features to accurately track extreme adventuring, from oxygen activation to training workload and distance planning. High-end Garmins typically don’t come cheap but a hefty £150+ off here makes the price more palatable.

Sony has another hit on its hands. With the XM5 (9/10, WIRED Recommends), it has redesigned its already excellent wireless headphone series to impressive ends. In his WIRED review, audio expert Simon Lucas called these “light and comfortable” and “accomplished sound in pretty much every respect.” High praise indeed. At under £300 in the run up to Black Friday, the appeal to snap up these quality cans gets a boost.

Apple AirPods Pro

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We’ll immediately apologise for this paltry discount but, with Apple products rarely reduced (especially newly released ones), you take what you can get. The new AirPods Pro weren’t a huge reinvention but, instead, a smart upgrade of audio and features. A neat £10 off probably won’t have you jumping on these if you didn’t already plan to acquire Apple’s latest buds, but it sweetens the deal anyhow.

This Sony TV is a great option for those looking to dive into OLED panel technology without having to break the bank. At under £1,000, you’re getting a colorful and contrasty OLED display with a 4K resolution, HDR, and Google TV onboard. There’s HDMI 2.1 too, for getting the most out of your games consoles.

The Vivobook range has been a great cheap laptop pick for several years now, with the 14-inch AMD version of this device long being our top choice in the category. This 15-inch Intel model is down to an impressively low price. You are getting an older processor, Intel’s 2-year old 10th generation, but alongside 8-GB RAM and 256-GB SSD, this remains a good pick for those just looking to browse the web and word-processing tasks.

Anker is our go-to brand for battery packs, cables, and the like so this cheap as chips charger is an easy recommendation. It’s a good travel companion with its slim build and 10,000mAh charge, which should accommodate around 1-3 full top-ups of your smartphone depending on your device of choice.

Dyson V12 Vacuum

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Dyson vacs aren’t typically the cheapest vacuums you can buy, so a discount of over £100 is more than welcome. This Detect Slim model is equipped with an angled beam to help illuminate dust and dirt you may have otherwise missed. There’s an LCD screen that gives you all the info on your current cleaning sesh, and you’ll also be getting up to 60 minutes of runtime here.

Pod coffee machines are speedy ways to get a half-decent cup. Nespresso’s Vertuo series features 30 different blends, to hunt down your favoured taste, and this machine allows for five variations of cup size too. At almost half price as well as the ability to heat up in 30 seconds to quickly deliver your coffee, it’s a decent proposition.

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