Black Friday deals

20 best early Amazon Black Friday deals

November 16, 2022
10 mins read

Amazon’s Black Friday deals are heating up, with discounts to be had on TVs, laptops, fitness equipment, home gear and more. In fact, there’s an almost overwhelming amount of deals to stay on top of.

So I’ve narrowed down the top 17 deals that have caught my eye. High on the list of new sales is Amazon’s new 65-inch Omni QLED 4K Fire TV, which only came out last month but has been sliced to $599; that’s a good price for the first QLED TV in Amazon’s Omni Fire TV lineup.

Other attention-grabbing discounts that stand out from the crowd include the a big sale on Bowflex adjustable dumbbells and up top 50% off select Anova Sous Vide precision cookers. Amazon has been offering good preview deals so far, but in my opinion they’ve yet to offer that killer deal that no other retailer matches. That said, the latest batch of deals is definitely ramping things up.  

One thing worth noting is that Amazon is relying on third-party merchants a lot when it runs out of stock on select devices. That’s not a major issue, but in a few instances we’ve seen third-party merchants offering used/renewed items instead of new items. While the product page usually displays when an item is used, the print can be small, so be alert of your merchant when hitting that buy button. 

Below you’ll find the best Amazon Black Friday deals I’ve seen today.  

Amazon Black Friday deals at a glance

Today’s best Amazon Black Friday deals

Roku Streaming Stick 4K: 50% $24.99 List Price: $49.99

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50% off! If you streaming stick is stuck on regular HD, it’s time to upgrade on the cheap. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K offers Ultra HD resolution along with Dolby Vision support for the best picture, and you get improved speed and Wi-Fi range. We also like the included voice remote for controlling your TV. 


Chromecast with Google TV (4K): $49 $39 @ Amazon

Chromecast with Google TV (4K): $49

All the Chromecast really needed, if you ask us, was a remote and some apps. And the 4K Chromecast with Google TV delivered those two standards. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos (via passthrough HDMI), so your shows and movies will look and sound great. This is not the lowest price we have seen, but it still makes a great deal at $39.


Fitbit Versa 4: $299 $149 @Amazon


The Fitbit Versa 4 has dropped to $149 in this early Black Friday sale. This is the cheapest price we’ve ever seen for the new smartwatch. The saving is available now and in the black, pink/copper, and blue/platinum colorways of the watch. The watch also comes with six months of Fitbit Premium for free.


Amazon Fire TV 65″ Omni QLED Series 4K UHD smart TV, Dolby Vision IQ:  $799 $599 @ Amazon

Amazon 65" Omni 4K QLED TV: $799

Just released in October, Amazon’s new Omni 4K QLED Fire TV is on sale for the first time for just $599. Unlike the 2021 model which used LED-LCD technology, this 2022 revamp sports a QLED display, which should give it a wider color gamut and uptick in brightness/contrast. It features HDR10/HLG/HDR10+ Adaptive/Dolby Vision IQ support, full array local dimming, and four HDMI ports (one HDMI 2.1 with eARC). You also get Alexa support baked in. 


Anova Culinary AN400-US00 Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker, 12.8″ x 2.2″ x 4.1″, Silver:  $149 $99 @ Amazon

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker: $219
  • Perfect results every time: Never over or under cook your food again. The Anova Precision Cooker Nano circulates water at the exact temperature required for perfectly cooked meals, no matter what’s on your menu.
  • What to cook: Sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) cooking offers the perfect level of doneness for chicken, fish, vegetables, eggs, beef, lamb, pork, and more. The ability to lock in flavor and moisture during the cooking process results in texture and taste that is second to none.
  • Small but mighty: The 12.8″ Anova Precision Cooker Nano stows away in any kitchen drawer next to the whisk and ladle, so your counters stay uncluttered and your favorite new cooking tool stays within reach. Nano easily attaches to any stock pot or container with a fixed clamp, and is constructed of super durable plastic that’s easy to clean.
  • Customer experience: Designed in San Francisco, CA. Anova delivers thousands of sous vide recipes for free in the Anova app, created for cooks of every skill level by award-winning chefs and home cooks alike. Usability: Manual time and temperature controls


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Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Weights and Dumbbells: $199 $119 @ Amazon

Bowflex SelectTech Kettlebell: $199
  • Includes 1-Year JRNY Membership (Dollar 149 value; auto renews when trial ends unless cancelled 48 hours prior to trial end date)
  • Adjusts from 8 – 40 lbs
  • Replaces 6 kettlebells
  • Dimensions: 8.8″ L x 7″ W x 12.5″ H (22.4 x 17.8 x 31.8 cm)
  • On-demand, full body strength classes now available on the JRNY app (JRNY Membership Required)
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Weight selection dial
  • Easily adjust from one exercise to the next. 8, 12, 20, 25, 35, and 40 lbs.
  • Functional, total-body strength for your arms, shoulders, abs, chest, back, and legs


SAMSUNG 65-Inch Class OLED 4K S95B Series Quantum HDR, Dolby Atmos, Object Tracking Sound, Laser Slim Design, Smart TV with Alexa Built-In : $2,997 $1,797 @ Amazon

Samsung 65-inch Class S95B OLED 4K Smart TV : $2,997
  • Get OLED by Samsung, from the world’s #1 TV Brand*
  • SAMSUNG OLED TECHNOLOGY: With roughly 8.3 million specially engineered self-illuminating pixels (ultrafast switching tiny lights), contrast is virtually limitless; At its best in viewing settings with controlled lighting, the Samsung OLED is intensely cinematic
  • NEURAL QUANTUM PROCESSOR w/ 4K UPSCALING: Works behind the scenes utilizing specialized networks to optimize the picture scene-by-scene; The AI-powered processor drives the intuitive Smart TV Hub, Dolby Atmos sound and expertly upscaled 4K*
  • QUANTUM HDR OLED: See how Hollywood’s latest movies and streaming shows in HDR leap off the screen with unimaginable detail and color; Quantum HDR OLED expands the dynamic range beyond what is possible in HD
  • DOLBY ATMOS & OBJECT TRACKING SOUND: Be enveloped by the spectacular cinematic surround sound of Dolby Atmos built in; From the strategically placed speakers behind the screen, hear the rain from above and the explosion from beyond to even feel like you’re inside the sound
  • LASER SLIM DESIGN: Daringly discreet, this stylish TV has a profile so thin it was inspired by a laser beam; The groundbreaking Laser Slim Design has a minimal bezel and an ultra-thin side profile; On or off, behold the beauty from a TV that’s barely there
  • SMART TV HUB: Spend less time searching and more time streaming what you enjoy with Samsung Smart TV Hub; Front and center, you’ll find the movies, shows, games, music and more you want most; It’s all organized and at your fingertips on a home screen tailored to you
  • MOTION XCELERATOR TURBO+: Action movies, sports and gaming look smooth and crisp up to 4K at 120Hz; With Motion Xcelerator Turbo+ enhancements, you’ll virtually eliminate your lag and lessen blur to conquer your enemies and follow any chase, even at soaring speeds
  • SMART TV WITH MULTIPLE VOICE ASSISTANTS: This TV comes with your favorite voice assistants built-in and ready to help. Choose from Bixby, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant


2022 Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Space Gray (5th Generation): $749 $679 @ Amazon

11" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): $799
  • 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, P3 wide color, and an antireflective coating
  • Apple M1 chip with Neural Engine
  • 12MP Wide camera
  • 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
  • Up to 256GB of storage
  • Available in blue, purple, pink, starlight, and space gray
  • Stereo landscape speakers
  • Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • All-day battery life
  • 5G capable


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LG A2 55″ 4K OLED TV: $896 $799@ Amazon

LG A2 55" 4K OLED TV: $1,399

The A2 is LG’s entry-level OLED for 2022. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, LG’s webOS platform, and built-in Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa. Since it’s a budget model, you only get a 60Hz panel and three HDMI ports, with no HDMI 2.1 support. 


2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage: $999 $799 @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): $1,199
  • All-Day Battery Life – Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life.
  • Powerful Performance – Take on everything from professional-quality editing to action-packed gaming with ease. The Apple M1 chip with an 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance than the previous generation while using way less power.
  • Superfast Memory – 8GB of unified memory makes your entire system speedy and responsive. That way it can support tasks like memory-hogging multitab browsing and opening a huge graphic file quickly and easily.
  • Stunning Display – With a 13.3” Retina display, images come alive with new levels of realism. Text is sharp and clear, and colors are more vibrant.
  • Why Mac – Easy to learn. Easy to set up. Astoundingly powerful. Intuitive. Packed with apps to use right out of the box. Mac is designed to let you work, play, and create like never before.
  • Simply Compatible – All your existing apps work, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft 365, and Google Drive. Plus you can use your favorite iPhone and iPad apps directly on macOS. Altogether you’ll have access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac. All available on the App Store.
  • Easy to Learn – If you already have an iPhone, MacBook Air feels familiar from the moment you turn it on. And it works perfectly with all your Apple devices. Use your iPad to extend the workspace of your Mac, answer texts and phone calls directly on your Mac, and more.
  • Fanless Design – Your MacBook Air stays cool and runs quietly even while tackling intense workloads.
  • AppleCare – Every Mac comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support. Get AppleCare+ to extend your coverage and reduce the stress and cost of unexpected repairs.
  • Environmentally Friendly – MacBook Air is made with a 100% recycled aluminum enclosure and uses less energy for a smaller carbon footprint.


10.9″ iPad Air (64GB/2022): $599 $519 @ Amazon

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022): $599

The 2022 iPad Air is powered by Apple’s M1 processor, which features an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous-gen iPad Air. Other new features include a 12MP ultra wide front camera that supports Center Stage and 5G support (cellular models only). The tablet features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support. Heads up — It’s been $519 before and we think its price could drop lower in the days to come. 


Powerbeats Pro: $249 $179 @ Amazon

Powerbeats Pro: $249

The Powerbeats Pro are some of the best wireless earbuds available, especially for those who are active. Not only does it sport long battery life and a comfortable fit, it seamlessly integrates with iPhones, in the same way that AirPods do. Save $70 right now, which isn’t the lowest price but a good deal.


Fire TV Stick 4K Max: $54 $34 @ Amazon

Fire TV Stick 4K Max:  $54

The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is one of the best streaming devices available. It offers snappy performance, 4K Ultra HD streaming at 60 fps with HDR, WiFi 6 support and includes an Alexa Voice Remote. Although, we do wish the Fire TV interface was a little lighter on the advertisements. 


Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: $79 $39 @ Amazon

Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: $79

This top Razer gaming headset packs gel-infused ear cushions and a noise-isolating microphone to keep you comfortable and on top of your game for hours on end.

It’s currently at its lowest price ever. 


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JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker: $129 $69 @ Amazon

JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker: $129

The JBL Flip 5 has dropped to a new all-time low price in Amazon’s early Black Friday deals. This Bluetooth speaker combines a waterproof and durable design with excellent sound quality and a lengthy 12 hours battery life. It’s one of the best speaker deals we’ve seen in recent months. 


Apple TV 4K (2021): $199 $119 @ Amazon

Apple TV 4K (2021): $179

The Apple TV supports high-frame rate HDR streaming as well as support for multiple users. There’s also a A12 Bionic chip for snappy performance, but it’s the new remote that we like the most. It retains touch and gestures, but adds actual buttons as well as an intuitive jog wheel that recalls the old iPods of yore. 


Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: $159 $109 @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: $159

With its 10-hour battery life, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is great for surfing the web, watching videos and playing games. The face-recognition/unlock system is also a very useful feature, and something you don’t usually find on tablets in this price range. It’s perfect if you’re on a budget and don’t want a Fire tablet.


Oral-B Smart Electric Power Toothbrush: $79 $49 @ Amazon

Oral-B Smart Electric Power Toothbrush: $79

Amazon has slashed this Oral-B electric toothbrush by $30 ahead of Black Friday. This device can remove up to 500% more plaque than a standard manual toothbrush and it offers multiple brushing modes for a sparkling clean ever time. It’s also got a pressure sensor to ensure that you don’t press on your gums too hard.   


Fire TV Stick 4K Bundle with 2-Year Protection Plan

$55 $28 @ Amazon

  • Protection Plan covers product breakdowns during normal use, plus mechanical and electrical failures. Includes 24/7 support and 2-day replacements.
  • Your protection plan has no deductibles or shipping fees. Cancel anytime, full refund in the first 90 days.
  • Your Protection Plan will be delivered via e-mail within 24 hours.
  • Endless entertainment – Stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more, plus listen to millions of songs. Subscription fees may apply.


JBL Tune 225TWS True Wireless Earbud Headphones

$99 $49 @ Amazon

  • JBL PURE BASS SOUND: Powering festivals and concerts around the world for decades, now JBL brings your own world to life with incredible Pure Bass sound in these wireless earbuds.Note : If the size of the earbud tips does not match the size of your ear canals or the headset is not worn properly in your ears, you may not obtain the correct sound qualities or call performance. Change the earbud tips to ones that fit more snugly in your ears
  • WIRELESS IN STYLE: Experience total freedom with no cords with the True Wireless JBL Tune 225TWS earbuds. With 6 different colors, you’ll be able to find the perfect pair of earbuds to match exactly who you are
  • UP TO 25 HOURS BATTERY (5 plus 20): these earphones have enough battery to last all day and all night. Keep your own private concert going for as long as you can keep up
  • DUAL CONNECT: The power of Dual Connect gives you the choice to seamlessly enjoy music or make calls with either one or both buds. And the battery life keeps up with you, as you can keep one earbud charging, while using the other one
  • SLEEK CHARGING CASE: The charging case for the JBL Tune 225TWS wireless headphones is as thoughtfully designed as the earbuds it holds, with a shape inspired by a river stone, a soft body, and a curved lid that pops up to give you fast access to your buds
  • Connectivity technology: Bluetooth
  • Wireless communication technology: Bluetooth
  • Included components: JBL TUNE 225TWS Headphone, Type-C USB charging cable, Charging case


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