Amazon Black Friday tech deals 2020: wireless earbuds, phones, and more

Amazon is hosting a wide variety of tech deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The company started its deal festivities early by knocking down prices for many of its own devices, including some of its newer products that hadn’t yet seen any discounts. The fourth-generation Echo smart speaker, the latest Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi routers, and more are all discounted right now, in addition to several other Amazon devices, such as the company’s entire range of Fire TV streaming devices.

Of course, that’s just the beginning. More deals will come later this week, and we’ll be including the best deals we find below. The latest deals to hit the wire will be at the top, while the others will be organized by category. If your search for gifts spans wider than what Amazon has in stock, check out our other coverage of the best Black Friday deals happening elsewhere.

The latest deals

Amazon is offering the best-ever deal on Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds. They previously hadn’t gone lower than $190, but you can scoop them up for $169.

Amazon also discounted a few of its higher-end Kindle e-readers, including the Paperwhite and the Oasis. Both are IPX8 waterproof and feature high-resolution displays, but the Oasis might be worth spending extra on if you want a screen that has adjustable warmth to make it easier on the eyes.

Kindle Paperwhite

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The fourth generation of the Paperwhite e-reader, which is waterproof and includes a better display and improved battery life than the previous iteration.

Kindle Oasis

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amazon’s flagship e-reader that now includes a warmer display, making it easier to read at night or in various lighting conditions. It’s also IPX8 waterproof, like the Paperwhite.

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, its only tablet to currently feature wireless charging, is down to $75 right now. It’s usually $110.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Plus packs a lot of value in for the money. It’s a suitable vessel for all of your Prime content, and this model in particular supports wireless charging.

You can get a 400GB microSD card that can be used to greatly expand the storage in a Nintendo Switch or a compatible phone for just $40 at Amazon. These are normally around $50, and to my knowledge, this is the lowest price.

SanDisk 400GB microSD card

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Nintendo Switch ships with 32GB of internal storage, which won’t get you very far when it comes to downloading games. Adding a 400GB microSD card is a smart, relatively affordable way to give your storage a boost.

Smart speaker deals

Amazon Echo (2020)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amazon’s latest Echo speaker takes a new approach to its design, opting for a spherical look rather than a cylinder. More notably, though, for the same price as the previous generation, it sounds much better.

This is the Facebook Portal 10-inch
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Smart display deals

The OnePlus 8
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Phone deals

  • The OnePlus 8 with 256GB of storage in the “Interstellar Glow” colorway is $600, which is $200 off its usual price. This phone will come back in stock in late January, so while you can still get the deal price, the delivery will take a while.
  • Google’s Pixel 5 is $50 off for the first time, bringing it down to $650 (usually $700).
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is $549. This phone usually costs $699 and before this hadn’t dropped in price lower than $600.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (128GB, unlocked)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The fourth phone in the S line this year featuring a 6.5-inch display, a 120Hz refresh rate screen, and three 12-megapixel sensors.

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Headphones & headset deals

Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Sony’s WH-1000XM4 improves on the previous generation with automatic pausing when you remove them, as well as multi-point Bluetooth connections. They have the same great sound quality and a very effective noise cancellation effect.

TVs and home entertainment deals

LG 55-inch BX OLED TV

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The 55-inch LG BX television is the company’s entry-level TV with an OLED panel. It runs LG’s webOS interface and is Nvidia G-Sync compatible, with support for FreeSync and variable refresh rates via its HDMI 2.1 ports.

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

  • Sonos’ Beam soundbar is $299 (usually $399). It includes a $10 Amazon gift card with purchase.
  • If you want a Sonos Sub wireless subwoofer to go with it, those are $599 (usually $699). It’s currently set to come back in stock in January, but you can still get this deal price.

Tablet deals

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019, 32GB)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amazon’s 10.1-inch Fire HD tablet with 32GB of storage (with microSD support) and USB-C charging is down to $80 at Amazon.

  • The Kids Edition Fire HD 10 is $130 instead of $200. This version includes the tablet, a tough case, a year’s worth of the FreeTime Unlimited subscription, and a two-year replacement guarantee if it breaks.

Photo by Brennan King / The Verge

Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variations of the latest iPad Pro are cheaper than ever. The 11-inch model with 128GB of storage is $729 (usually $799) and the entry-level 12.9-inch model with 128GB of storage is $899 (usually $999).

The Brydge Pro Plus keyboard has an integrated trackpad, so you don’t need to use the touchscreen (or, at least as much)

The Brydge Pro Plus 12.3-inch (left) and the Brydge Go Plus
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

The Ring Stick Up Cam
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Smart home deals

Ring Video Doorbell 3

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The latest Ring video doorbell features enhanced dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz support, with a new motion zone feature that can spot movement within five to 15 feet of your front door, or wherever you prefer to install it.

Mesh Wi-Fi router deals

Eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi router (three-pack)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Eero 6 Pro mesh router is designed for large homes with fast (up to one gigabit) internet connections. It supports the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol as well as Zigbee connections for smart home devices.

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Smartwatches & fitness tracker deals

Gaming deals

The Last of Us Part II

Prices taken at time of publishing.

A sequel to 2013’s The Last of Us that follows Ellie’s journey as she goes down a path of revenge.

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is discounted at Amazon.
Image: Splatoon 2

PC tech

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Samsung’s 49-inch Odyssey G9 curved gaming monitor is $1,190 at Amazon, which is the biggest drop from its usual $1,400 price that we’ve seen yet. This QHD resolution monitor supports G-Sync and FreeSync, and has a 240Hz refresh rate.


The W-Type keyboard next to the W-Touch wireless trackpad
Photo: Brydge

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