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is a great time to scoop up of hottest tech items of 2019 for $50 or less. We’ve seen super affordable deals on smart assistants such as Google Home Mini and Echo Dot, headphones, bluetooth speakers and more. Whether you’re shopping for secret Santa gifts, grab bags or family gift exchanges, $50 is a great price point to keep in mind.
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Black Friday deals under $50 available now
These sporty headphones aren’t “true wireless” — there’s a cable connecting the left and right earbud that wraps around the back of your neck. But they are fully waterproof, and they’re half off right now.
Google’s Home Minis have become recent Black Friday staples, and those looking to add the Google Assistant to their home (or give some to friends or colleagues) can find even more deals. Already discounting a single Home Mini to $25 (from $49), Walmart is offering a two-pack of Google’s small smart speakers for $38.
If you only need one Home Mini, you can find it for $19 at Walmart, including $5 in Vudu credit.
UE’s Wonderboom is a compact, fully waterproof Bluetooth speaker that plays very loud with a good amount of bass for its small size. While a few years old, it is still a quality speaker that is now even cheaper than its usual rate that often ranges between $60 and $100.
Like the Google Home Mini and Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot have similarly become Black Friday regulars. This Black Friday deal bundles the two — get the Fire TV 4K Stick and a third-gen Echo Dot for $47 right now with promo code ECHO4K.
The Fire TV Stick is already down to $20, and the Echo Dot is on sale for $22, but this deal includes the more powerful 4K version of the Fire TV Stick.
This is the Goldilocks tablet in Amazon’s line — it’s fast, it has an HD display and plenty of storage space. It also has up to 10 hours of battery life, which is essential in this day and age. And did we mention that the price is absolutely right? See our Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review.
Looking for a movie night? You can currently snag a Google Smart TV Kit for $35 in store at Walmart. The deal includes a Google Home Mini, Chromecast and $10 in credit for the Vudu video store for $35 in a “smart TV kit.”
Looking to get a new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller? Black Friday is usually one of the best times to buy. Best Buy and Walmart have already the price of each console’s respective controllers by $20, bringing the starting price down to $40 as opposed to its usual $60. And thanks to the latest iOS update, both controllers now work with iPhones and iPads for playing games on the go.
This Star Wars-themed drone comes with real lasers and an app for Android or iOS. The drone offers multiple speeds and a multiplayer battle game, so up to 12 people can battle simultaneously.
Looking for a deal on Amazon’s Echo Show 5? Best Buy is taking $40 off on Black Friday. The Show 5 features a 5.5-inch display and video camera for calls in addition to being a speaker for playing music and doing other traditional Alexa tasks.
Amazon’s most popular smart speaker will soon be available with a nifty LED display. The new Echo Dot will officially be in stock on Dec. 4, but deals start early on Black Friday. You can use this versatile smart speaker to play music, set alarms, check the weather and, of course, ask Alexa for help. The LED can show the time, outdoor temperature or timers. Read our review of the Amazon Echo Dot with Clock.
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