The Best Black Friday Tech Deals in Canada
There are countless tech gadgets going on sale this Black Friday. You’ll find amazing deals on smart TVs, laptops, gaming keyboards, wireless earbuds, and so much more. We’ve created this buying guide to help you find the best tech deals for Black Friday this year. We’ll also list some Black Friday shopping tips.
Black Friday shopping tips
Create a shopping list: Writing a list of your top tech products will help keep you organized and focused. Instead of aimlessly wandering around the store, you’ll have a clear idea on which products to purchase. Wish lists also improve your shopping time and give you a greater chance of buying items while they’re still available.
Find the best deals: It’s tempting to settle on the first deal you see. However, there may be better ones available. Compare and contrast prices between various retailers. It seems like a lot of work, but your efforts will pay off in the long run.
Shop online: When you mention Black Friday, packed stores and rowdy crowds usually come to mind. If you want to avoid this, shop for tech products online. It’s convenient and less stressful than braving the Black Friday masses.
Shop early sales: Some retailers offer Black Friday sales for certain items before the actual date rolls around. For example, Best Buy started their Black Friday sales as early as November 18. Buying presale items is a great way to shop while supplies last.
Buy what you need: This can be a hard thing to do, especially when there are so many great deals. But resisting the urge to splurge on unnecessary items will save you money. Always ask yourself: do I really need this product? This is where your wish list comes in handy. Fill it with items that you actually need.
Buy gift cards: Gift cards for services like Xbox Game Pass, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are sold at extremely low prices during Black Friday. According to Yahoo!News, some retailers sell gift cards for as little as $1.00. Plus, they rarely sell out. Therefore, gift cards are an affordable and easy tech gift for Christmas.
Check the quality: When looking at Black Friday deals, be mindful of the product’s quality. Some retailers place the lowest prices on inferior items. TVs are a notable example. You’ll find models going for less than $100.00. But these TV will not have high refresh rates or OLED displays. Computers are another example. Underpowered models usually have the cheapest price tags. This doesn’t mean there aren’t great Black Friday tech deals. Just be mindful of the products quality relative to its price tag.
The best TV deals
Samsung 65 inch QLED smart TV
If you’re looking for stunning picture quality, look no further than the Samsung QLED Smart Tv. The 65-inch 4k Ultra HD screen supports resolutions of up to 3,840 X 2160 pixels. You can control the colour level with the Quantum Dot feature. With a 60Hz refresh rate, motion blur and lag are almost non-existent. The Smart Hub feature optimizes the TV to how you use it. Select from three categories—media, game, and ambient—for the best user experience. You don’t need a complicated home theatre set up for this smart TV. It has Adaptive Sound, OTS Lite, and Dolby Decoder audio enhancements to provide a 3D surround sound experience.
The Samsung 65 inch QLED TV is listed at $999.99 on Best Buy. You save $400.00 on the regular price.
Amazon Fire Stick
The Amazon Fire Stick provides a 4k Ultra HD viewing experience for your favourite TV shows and movies. You have access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from apps like Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and Apple TV with the Fire Stick. You can also watch live TV with subscriptions to Bell Fibe TV, Sportsnet, CTV, and others. Not sure what to watch? Press the voice remote button and ask Alexa to find content. You can also personalize the main menu to find your favourite shows and movies fast. Set up is quick and simple. Plug the stick directly into your TV’s HDMI port, or use the provided HDMI extender. Connect the stick to a wall outlet, link it to your internet and enjoy.
Best Buy lists the Amazon Firestick at $34.99. You save $20.00 on the regular price.
The best hone and tablet deals
OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 14 Pro
If you want to protect your iPhone 14 Pro from dirt, scrapes, and bumps, go with the OtterBox Defender series phone case. It is four times more drop resistant than the military standard. The case has port covers to prevent dust and dirt getting into your phone’s jacks or ports. The Defender Series is compatible with Qi and MagSafe charging. Also, the included holster acts as a belt clip or kickstand.
Best Buy lists the OtterBox Defender Series case for $69.99, $10.00 off the original price.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 128GB
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is a user-friendly phone with several features. The phone’s processor lets you stream your favourite content at fast speeds. The Super AMOLED technology provides a detailed and vibrant display. The 6.5 inch screen lets you feel completely immersed in your favourite movies or TV shows. For capturing those special moments, the Galaxy A53 has a one-tap intelligent camera. Simply tap the screen to take a picture or video. The rear and front cameras capture images and videos in 1920 X 1080 resolution for lifelike clarity. This phone comes with 128GB of onboard storage plus 1TB of expandable memory through a MicroSD memory card (sold separately). You’ll have plenty of room to store your photos, videos, apps, and other media. The Galaxy A53 has a long-lasting battery. You get 42 hours of talk time and 108 hours of standby time between recharges.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is selling for $399.99 on Best Buy, $130.00 off the regular price.
Apple iPad 10.2 (9th generation)
The Apple iPad 10.2 is a versatile tablet with a beautiful display. The 10.2 inch screen is perfect for watching videos, working on projects, or creating art. The A13 Bionic chip combined with the Neural Engine deliver a fast and powerful graphics performance. iPadOS efficiently runs over one million apps from the App Store. The 12MP Ultra Wide front camera is perfect for video calls. The 8MP back camera captures vivid photos and videos. Fast Wi-Fi and built-in Gigabit LTE means you can stream, download, and upload content wherever you are.
The Apple iPad 10.2 is selling for $379.99 on Best Buy. You save $50.00 on the regular price.
The best computer deals
Apple MacBook Air
The Apple MacBook Air is one of the best laptops available. With a 13.3 inch screen and retina display, the picture quality is vibrant, detailed, and realistic. The screen stretches to edge of the enclosure, which means nothing gets in the way of your view. The MacBook air automatically adjusts the display to the colour temperature of your environment. This gives you an easier and more natural viewing experience.
The MacBook Air uses the M1 chip, the first specifically designed for Mac. The M1 combines the CPU, GPU, Neural engine, and much more onto a single chip. This gives the Apple MacBook air incredible speeds. You can do multiple tasks at once without lags or crashes. The M1 is also energy efficient; it uses a tenth of the battery power when performing tasks. Lastly, the M1 chips has 16GB of memory and 2TB of SSD storage.
Another great feature of the MacBook Air is its Touch ID technology. Use your fingerprint to unlock the laptop, rent a movie, buy an app, or access personal documents. Touch ID is a safe way to access items without revealing your password or other sensitive details.
Best Buy is selling the MacBook Air for $1,149.99, $250.00 off the regular price.
Seagate One Touch external hard drive
If your computer is running out of storage space, this external hard drive from Seagate has got you covered. It has 4TB of storage space to hold your photos, videos, and other important documents. The hard drive has USB 3.2 ports for fast data transfers. The Seagate One Touch is user friendly. The setup process requires a few clicks to complete. You can schedule daily, weekly, or monthly automatic software backups. With the Seagate One Touch, you get a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create, plus a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. Use the services to customize your photos. Lastly, this drive has a sleek portable design.
The Seagate One Touch external hard drive is listed at $99.99 on Best Buy. That’s $30.00 off the regular price.
Acer CB315 Chromebook
The Acer CB315 Chromebook is designed to boost your productivity. The laptop has a 15 inch touchscreen with 9.5mm narrow bezels. This gives you a larger workspace and lets you combine multiple tasks. The touchscreen and integrated numeric keypad increase the laptop’s functionality. The Acer CB315 uses an Intel dual-core CPU for a smooth, fast, and powerful performance. With 10 hours of battery life, you can work on projects for longer without having to recharge. The ChromeOS operating system is intuitive, and it offers faster bootup, stronger security, cloud storage, and other impressive capabilities.
The Acer CB315 Chromebook is selling for $299.99 on Best Buy, which is $200.00 off the regular price.
Corsair K68 mechanical keyboard
The Corsair K68 mechanical keyboard gives you an edge over your competition. The keyboard has CHERRY® MX Red mechanical keyswitches, which are accurate and responsive. Anti-ghosting hardware ensure every keypress registers correctly. The dedicated volume and multimedia controls let you adjust various settings without interrupting your game. The keyboard has vibrant RGB backlighting with customizable patterns and effects. For better comfort, the Corsair K68 has a detachable palm rest. If you’re worried about dust and water damage, have no fear. The Corsair K68 is IP32 certified water and dust resistant.
The Corsair K68 mechanical keyboard is listed at $79.99 on Best Buy. That’s $79.00 off the original price.
LG UltraGear 27 inch gaming monitor
The LG UltraGear 27 inch monitor displays games and movies in stunning HD quality. With a 2560 x 1440 IPS display, images are clear, detailed, and vibrant. The monitor has a 144hz refresh rate and 1ms response time for impressive speeds. The LG UltraGear is AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-Sync compatible. Both software reduces blurs, tears, and stutters.
The LG UltraGear 27 Inch gaming monitor is selling for $399.99 on Best Buy. You save $200.00.
Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse
If you want a good gaming mouse, look no further than the Logitech G502 Hero. The mouse uses the HERO 25K sensor, capable of 400+ IPS across the 100-25,600o dpi range. This gives you consistent responsiveness and professional-level accuracy. There is zero smoothing, filtering, or acceleration. With 11 programmable buttons, you can adjust the mouse to your personal gaming style. Each mouse button has metal pivot hinges and a metal spring tension system for precise clicks. The ergonomic hand design keeps your hand comfortable during long gaming sessions. LIGHTSYNC technology provides an immersive RGB illumination. About 16.8 million colours are available, and the patterns/effects are customizable via Logitech G HUB.
The Logitech G502 Hero is listed at $49.99 on Best Buy, $10.00 off the original price.
Xbox Series S-holiday edition
The Xbox Series S is the latest model from Microsoft. What makes the console stand out is its all-digital format. Over 100 games are available through an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. No discs are needed. The Series S is also backwards compatible with older Xbox titles. Ray tracing, low-latency, and 120 fps refresh times provide a seamless, realistic display. The Series S has advanced 3D spatial sound to fully immerse you in your games, movies, TV shows, and other entertainment.
The Xbox Series S is listed at $309.99 on Best Buy, which is a $70.00 deal.
The best audio deals
Apple AirPods (2nd generation)
Apple AirPods are one of the most popular wireless earbuds available. They have a universal fit for all-day comfort. Powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip, Apple AirPods have a stable connection so you can enjoy your music without interruption. The chip also drives voice-enabled Siri. Simply say “Hey Siri” to access the feature. Connecting AirPods to your devices is quick and easy. After the one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected. The earbuds seamlessly switch between your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other connected devices. The earbuds also have smart technology for a better user experience. For example, the earbuds sense when they’re in your ear. Audio is automatically paused when you remove them. On a single charge, you get five hours of listening time and three hours of talk time. Overall, AirPods have a 24 hour battery life with the charging case.
Apple AirPods (2nd generation) are listed at $149.99 on Best Buy. You save $20.00.
Bose SoundLink Micro wireless speaker
The Bose SoundLink Micro packs a large punch for a small wireless speaker. The sound is crisp and balanced with a powerful bass performance. Several customer reviews said the speaker had a loud sound despite its small size; it can fill a room with music. You can also receive calls through the SoundLink micro. Simply press the multi-function button to answer the call and talk directly into the speaker itself. Connecting devices to the speaker is seamless, and the Bluetooth connection has a 30 foot range. If you have a second SoundLink Micro, you can pair the two via Party Mode. The speaker comes with a tear resistant silicone strap, which you can attach to backpacks, cooler, or bike handlebar. Plus, the speaker is waterproof with an IPX7 rating.
The Bose SoundLink Micro wireless speaker is listed at $119.99 on Best Buy. You’ll save $30.00 on the original price.
Sony WH_XB910N over ear Bluetooth headphones
There are plenty of wireless Bluetooth headphones on sale this Black Friday. This pair from Sony is a good one to buy. The headphones have dual noise cancelling technology to block out ambient sound. Skip songs, adjust the volume, or take calls by tapping or swiping the touch panel on the side of each earcup. Enjoy 30 hours of battery life, or 4.5 hours of extra play time after a 10 minute quick charge. The Sony XB910N can be paired with two devices simultaneously. The Bluetooth connection seamlessly switches between the devices. Lastly, the headphones have a foldable design for increased portability.
Best Buy lists the Sony XB910N for $199.99, which is $150.00 off the original price.
The best camera deals
Canon Rebel T100 DSLR camera bundle
The Canon Rebel T100 DSLR is great DSLR camera for new photographers. The Scene Intelligent Auto feature lets you easily frame and shoot images. The 18 megapixel senor captures detailed images in low light. Create lifelike photos with an accurate auto focus, a 3.0 fps shoot speed, and the DIGIC 4+ image processor. The Cannon Rebel T100 can also shoot Full HD movies. This bundle from Best Buy has several essential accessories. SanDisk 32 GB memory cards, ULTIMAXX 50 Tripod, and a ULTIMAXX gadget bag/case are just some examples.
Best Buy is selling the Canon Rebel T100 DSLR bundle for $609.95. That’s $190.00 off the original price.
GoPro HERO 10 sports camera
The GoPro HERO 10 is a great action camera to use for your vacations and activities. The camera has a 23.6MP CMOS image sensor, which captures images in stunning clarity and colour. The HERO 10 has a 5.3K video resolution with a 60 fps shooting speed. You also get 8x slow-mo video at 2.7k resolution. Shakes and jitters are eliminated thanks to the GP2 processor chip and HyperSmooth 4.0 stabilization feature. The Nightvision setting lets you capture videos and images at night or in low-light conditions. The 10m waterproof design means you can use the HERO 10 underwater or on the ski hill. Included in this bundle are mini extension pole and tripod, a camera case, two rechargeable batteries, and a magnetic swivel clip.
The GoPro HERO 10 bundle is listed at $449.99 on Best Buy. You’ll save $130.00 on the original price.
The best wearable deals
Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch
Track your health and fitness goals with the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch. It automatically tracks calories burned, steps taken, heart rate, sleep patterns, and much more. Daily Readiness uses your sleep time, heart rate, and activity level to tell you how much effort you should put into your workout. With 50m water resistance, this watch is safe to use while swimming. The watch has a six day battery life and a one hour charge time. The thin, lightweight design along with the silicone band make the watch comfortable to wear. Integrated Amazon Alexa lets you use voice commands to manage your Fitbit smartwatch. You can control Spotify and Deezer plus store and play 300+ songs. Other apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are supported by the Fitbit Versa 2. For a better user experience, the Versa 2 includes a six-month subscription to Fitbit Premium.
The Fitbit Versa 2 is listed at $129.99 on Best Buy, $70.00 off the original price.
Google Nest Mini (2nd generation)
The Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) is a smaller version of the Google Nest audio speaker. The Nest Mini has tons of features. Simple say “Hey Google” to enable the voice controls. Google Assistant helps you stay organized by setting reminders and managing your schedule. The Intercom feature lets you send messages from your phone to family members at home. You can also chat between rooms via other Google Nest speakers. Voice Match recognizes and distinguishes the voices of up to six users. The sound quality is rich and powerful. Stream your favourite songs from Spotify, YouTube music, and other streaming platforms.
Best Buy lists the Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) at $34.99. That’s $15.00 off the original price.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation)
The Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation is a user-friendly smart speaker. You can ask the speaker to play music, read the news, set alarms, and dim the lights, to name a few. Just say “Alexa” to activate the voice controls. The Echo Dot syncs with other Echo speakers, so you can add Alexa to any room in your home. It’s also compatible with TVs, thermostats, switches, and more. Stream songs from apps like Apple Music, Spotify, and Sirius XM, plus audiobooks from Audible. You can also connect your device via a 3.5mm audio output. For your privacy, Echo Dot has multiple layers of protection. For example, there is a mute button that disconnects the onboard microphone.
The Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation is listed at $22.99 on Best Buy. You save $32.00 on the original price.
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