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

This story is part of 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, your source for the best gifts and deals of the season, compiled by CNET experts.

Raging Black Friday is real. We already know what is appropriate on Black Friday (November 29, see below), but the real excitement lies in the steady flow of early Black Friday deals. Case in point: Just today, and while supplies last, Amazon has it Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones for $ 128. That's $ 120 off the regular price and low for everyone – with a a lot.

If you haven't already bookmarked it, we are constantly updating this post with the latest early deals. (Scroll down to see them.) But we've also covered what will come next week. For example, if you haven't seen it yet, check it out Walmart's Black Friday ad, which promises some pretty stellar deals: a 40-inch Rocky TV for $ 98, an Apple Watch 3 for $ 129, and so on. Here's what the other stores, store, store have:

One quick note: deals often sell out or expire without notice. Some of them may return as Black Friday approaches, so we corrupted those at the bottom.


We already know that Amazon will have the Ech Show 5 for $ 50 starting November 28, but if you're planning on buying two, you don't have to wait: QVC currently sells two packs for $ 99.96 and if you're a first-time seller , promo code Take10 dropped 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 will accordingly offer a Black Friday Switch package, but will include the original version of the console, not the new model v2, which offers improved battery life. Fortunately, the latter is included with this Walmart package, which includes a physical copy of Minecraft.

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These are not star cans in the headphones set on the Sony headset – the difference belongs to the WH-1000XM3 – but still they are very good. Especially if you like bass. And especially at this price: the WH-XB900N usually sells for $ 248. This single price today is low for all time.

Our review of the Sony WH-XB900N is ready.

Do you think there might be a PS4 in your future? (Check out our review of the best Black Friday console deals to see what comes next.) Then you'll probably want a PlayStation Plus subscription to bring. Here's a rare opportunity to save 25% for the whole year.

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

Read our 10.5-inch review with the iPad Pro.

A scepter

This is just the price of bananas on a desktop display. Yes, the 1080p resolution is actually a little low on the size, but you can change your computer settings to help compensate. Meanwhile, the Scepter includes VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs and built-in speakers so you can use them with your gaming console. Heck, plug in the streaming stick and make a TV out of it.

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The hot ticket ball of 2019 is still in stock in the Amazon (although it is currently displayed 1-2 days before it is shipped). Discount is not a lot, but it is something. Of course, if you're hoping for an AirPods-like experience at a lower price, check out these five affordable alternatives.

Update: After showing that it would return on November 22, availability declined to "Usually shipped in 1 to 2 months".

Read the AirPods Pro review.

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For a limited time, the great 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop, powered by the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, six-core Intel i7-9750H, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD and 144Hz 1080p display, is less than $ 1,200. That's a great price for that configuration. The design is not exactly the same as the Y545 we reviewed – the design is less gamer – but if you're a budget gamer, it's a great option at this price.

Read the review of the Lenovo Y540.


If you're new to Amazon's streaming music service, it's hard to beat four months of service. After that, you'll pay a regular price of $ 9.99 per month, though you can cancel if you want, without penalty.


It hasn't been announced yet, but Amazon has just used its first Echo Show 8 discount. It's basically a larger version of the super popular Echo Show 5 (currently selling for $ 80, FYI), and is therefore better suited to places like the kitchen, where the 8-inch screen makes it easy to view cooking videos and the like.

Read the Echo Show 8 preview.


Already a staggering $ 99 deal, the RemoBell S is an attractive, sturdy wire door designed to take the place of your existing bell. I've been using it for about six months and while I still don't want the forced display of videos on recorded videos, overall, the door to door works really well. And I absolutely love free cloud storage.

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We've long been fans of Lenovo's yoga flagship advantages – and the C940, which debuted in January, is one of several Intel Project Athena devices designed to make it work more like a phone. The C940 wakes up immediately from a dream and has a second-hand fingerprint reader and Wi-Fi connectivity just as fast. This model has an FHD resolution of 400 nitres and battery life of up to 17.5 hours.

Read the review of the Lenovo Yoga C940.

Mobile mint

By borrowing a McDonald's page that now charges the same price for every size drink, Mint Mobile will sell you any of its 3-month plans for $ 15 a month. Why? Hard to say, but the obvious winner here is the 12 GB option, which typically runs for $ 25 a month (already a great deal).

For those unfamiliar with the carrier, Mint offers GSM-compatible phone service (otherwise known as AT&T and T-Mobile compatible). You pay in block of 3-, 6- or 12 months.

Pro tip: There is currently a $ 20 cashback option from both Rakuten and Top Kashbek, but the terms are confusing. (Anyone who can understand them left a comment.)

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Fossil Sport hit the scene about a year ago, bringing bags of Wear OS features at a reasonable price of $ 275. Specifications include NFC for Google Pay, GPS, 5 ATM water resistance, heart rate monitor and meter. This Black Friday sale lowers the Sport (light blue only) to just $ 149, the best price we've seen so far.

Arcade1 Up

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

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When Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad 330s last year, it did started at 500 USD. Now, you can get a nice mid-range configuration – with a quad-core AMD processor, 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM – for less than $ 350. Equipped with a nice 15.6-inch display, the 330s have thinner frames than usual and aluminum lids. This is a good bargain on a solid entry level laptop. (However, note that it was previously $ 329, so beware of another sale if you're not in a hurry.)

Read the review of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s.


65-inch TV for $ 380? It only seems like yesterday, which would be considered a theft of a 55-inch model. It's an entry-level model, to be sure, without built-in smartphones; will have to BYO Fire TV or Roku streamer. Fortunately, there are four HDMI inputs, so there's plenty of room for all the equipment you might want to turn on.

Best Buy

Instant pot, instant snack. This 6-quarter model from the Best Cup house does all the same things and you just can't get $ 30 cheaper. User reviews tell the important story: The cooker received an average rating of 4.7 stars from over 1,900 customers.

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

DNA DNA replication

Curious about your origin story? The DNA test for living is quite comprehensive; encompasses your entire ancestry, maternity and homeland. Plus, family DNA matching is now included. (However, keep in mind that the same kit will be $ 10 less than November 18 to December 3.)


In case you miss out on Samsung (above) or prefer a Roku built-in TV, Walmart has this RCA model for the same price. There are also no user recommendations, but there are at least three HDMI inputs instead of just two. Don't expect a world-class image; Expect a super big screen to slow down all your shows. And, hey, the same deal: If you're not happy with that, you can bring it back to the store.

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Do I need new specifications? Promotional code Black65 will earn you a huge 65% off all GlassesUSA frames.


While we are still in control of our robots, we may be able to do our bidding. The Roborock S5 can not only vacuum your floors, but it can also beat them. It originally sold for $ 500, but you can use the promo code ROBOROKBC to bring down the price in the low time.

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The old, but good, SoundTouch 10 dates back to 2016 (breathable!). But that doesn't change the fact that this compact Bluetooth-and-Wi-Fi speaker produces surprisingly high, strong sound and supports multi-mode settings. At the same time with the beloved Sonos speakers, but now without the huge price tag.

Read the Bose SoundTouch 10 review.

Instant pot

This is a great reunion, an 8-quart model that allows you to prepare 33% more food than the popular (and often on-sale) 6-quart. At $ 55, it's never priced lower in the Amazon – but act fast, because that deal is for today only (and while supply lasts).

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 all the rage. And now, we see an old favorite from Sennheiser which is currently only $ 80 on Amazon – a $ 200 reduction. We looked at the nearly identical Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC two years ago and found it to be a serious competitor to Bose for $ 200. That model is reduced to $ 108 on Amazon, but this model – the HD 4.50 SE – has virtually the same specification, aside from some cosmetic color differences.

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The Apple HomePod faces increasing competition in the smart speaker market, starting with Amazon's new similar Echo studio. Remember, too, that the HomePod started at $ 349; this is your chance to use it for significantly less. If you want great sound and already live in the Apple ecosystem, look no further.

Read the Apple HomePod review.


This feels like the kind of deal that would normally be a gatekeeper, 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 360 degree hinged touchscreen – meaning it's also suitable for tablet PCs. The screen may be on the smaller side, but that hasn't prevented it from achieving an average rating of 4.7 stars from over 1,800 buyers.


This is the lowest price to date on an Amazon child-friendly tablet, which includes a hard case (with holder) and a two-year no-care warranty. You also get $ 36 a year on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. The tablet is available in your choice of three colors: blue, pink and purple.

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

Yes! The previous generation of the iPad 9.7 is hanging around this price for a good chunk of 2019 – until the new $ 10.2 model comes in at $ 329. Although the 128 GB model routinely went on sale for $ 299, this is the first dip we've seen for the 32 GB version yet. It's not a ton of storage, but for many users it is enough.

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

Read the iPad 10.2 review.

Arcade1 Up

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

Although the product description refers to an upright version of this unit, the model number is definitely for the cocktail table.

That's it for now, but check back often as we update this post based on new deals and availability. In the meantime, here's everything else you need to know about this great shopping event.

What date is Black Friday 2019?

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

When is Cyber ​​Monday 2019?

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

When will the Black Friday sale actually begin?

It varies from store to store, but expect to see many sales that start well before Thanksgiving. Indeed, some stores reveal Black November sales that last a month, while others begin their Black Friday events early. & # 39; We'll post all the details as we get them.

Why is it called "Black Friday"?

This is a border urban legend. Some say that Black Friday dates back to the early 50s of last century, when stores would begin the Christmas shopping season with high sales. So great, in fact, that annual profits from the stores would often go into "black" (which no longer means "red," which is accounting for the loss of money) once all the revenue has been boosted. Or: So big that traffic was going to be so high, the cops called it Black Friday.

Find out more and get the Cyber ​​Monday scoop, too at Black Friday vs. Cyber ​​Monday: What's the Difference?

How to find "leaked" ads on Black Friday

In recent years, various "Black Friday" pages have devoted to leaking newspaper circulation in the days and weeks before Thanksgiving's big sale. These are still around, but many of the big stores have opted to "leak" ads on their own sites, revealing the content of what will be on sale for contract hunters who want 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 keep an eye on Black Friday ads, sharing them as we find them, so bookmark this post and check CNET correctly for all relevant ad info.

Where else to find great deals?

So glad you asked! Here are some CNET bargain resources you should tag:

  • Cheapskate, the daily, cured, and sometimes exclusive collection of the best deals on the net by Rick "Cheap Skate" Broida (that's me) and the growing team of CNET contract hunters.
  • CNET deals, a categorical list of every deal we can put our hands on.

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Tamara Palmer, Lori Grunin, Justin Justin Affafe and Matt Eliot contributed to this story.

Originally published last year. Updates are updated regularly.

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