Black Friday Offers Underneath $ 100: Save On Beats Headphones, HomePod, Fitbit, and Extra – CNET

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Professional type: Black Friday no longer starts on Friday. We’re inundated with great new deals from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy for everything from Beats and AirPods headphones to Apple Watch and board games – and we’ve even got some PS5 and Xbox in the past few days. See availabilities, too. But for this slice of the Black Friday cake, we chose to focus on products that can be purchased for $ 100 or less.

What Black Friday deals are available for $ 100 or less?

We’ve rounded up products from Beats, Apple, Google, Shark, Amazon, and more, all of which are among our favorite Black Friday deals under $ 100. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for new gadgets, headphones, household appliances or fitness trackers.

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With the introduction of the new Beats Fit Pro earbuds, I figured we’d see some nice discounts on the earlier and less feature-rich Beats Studio Buds, which are $ 150 or just $ 50 less than the new Beats Fit Pro are listed for $ 200. I predicted that its price could drop to $ 100, and indeed that is its price (and a new low).

The Beats Studio Buds are rumored to be very similar to the stemless AirPods that people talked about but never realized – as AirPods anyway. They are aimed at both iOS and Android users, they lack some key features on the Apple side (there is no H1 or W1 chip) but they are small, lightweight earbuds that are comfortable to wear and offer a good sound. They’ll fit most ears for sure, including mine – I walk with them without a problem – but others can find a better fit with the Beats Fit Pro and its built-in wingtips.

They’re a Black Friday deal of the day at Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart, but Amazon outperforms its competitors by also offering a $ 10 Amazon gift card with the code upon check out BYZPPJADUODB at checkout. The deal is set to expire at the end of the day.

Read the Beats Studio Buds review.

Apple

Yes, you can get cheaper smart speakers – a lot cheaper, actually – but for people who use the Apple ecosystem, the HomePod Mini is a great option. The Siri-powered speaker typically retails for $ 99 and is currently on sale for $ 89. Pro tip: get two so you can use stereo pairing.

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The AfterShokz wireless bone conduction headphones aren’t what a lot of people think of when they think of an earbud because they don’t go to your ears – these headphones deliver the sound to your ear through your cheekbones. The big advantage of this technology as running headphones is that, thanks to the open design, you can hear ambient noise and what is happening around you while listening to music or talking on the wireless headphones. This openness enables runners to hear traffic noise, as the ability to hear outside and ambient noise is an important safety feature in any training headphone. Also, some race coordinators do not allow runners to wear anything in their ears, which is why such over-ear headphones are handy, especially if you need to listen to music while running.

AfterShokz’s $ 160 Flasghip Aeropex, which the company calls “the lightest, highest-quality headphones yet,” was released in 2019. They still don’t sound as good as traditional headphones, but they sound better than previous models and are decent for voice calls too. On sale for a limited time, this is the lowest price yet.

Instant pot

If you don’t already have an instant pot, now is the best time to get one yourself. This model has nine functions including modes for pressure cooking, slow cooking, air frying, roasting, steaming, baking, grilling and more. It comes with the attachment required to use it as a hot air fryer, making it an extremely versatile kitchen appliance that doesn’t take up much space.

23andMe

Whether you want to learn more about your family’s past or are interested in why you have certain physical traits, 23andMe is one of the top services to help you out. Currently, Amazon offers three different kits with prices starting at $ 69. These are great gifts for yourself or others, but before giving them to someone else you may want to get a feel for how well they are doing something like this.

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The Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear bluetooth headphones feature the same technology Apple uses in its AirPods range, but at a cheaper price. With the W1 chip, they instantly connect to your Apple devices, announce incoming calls and messages and offer up to 40 hours of playback per charge.

You can pick them up in black or rose gold from Target or in rose gold from Amazon at this discounted price.

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While AirPods may be the biggest name for true wireless headphones, that doesn’t mean they’re the only gamer in the game. These Soundcore by Anker Liberty 2 headphones have many of the same features but at a much lower price. You get up to 32 hours of playtime with the headphones and case, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.

Shark

Clutter is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean cleaning up has to be a pain in the ass. The Shark MopVac is designed to clean all of your hard floor surfaces with ease. Whether you spill a cup of water or land some crumbs from dinner on the floor, just grab it and clean everything in seconds. The cordless vacuum cleaner has a strong suction power and just one push of a button will help you remove sticky dirt.

The pads are disposable. So if you have a major mess, just toss the pad and replace it with a new one instead of worrying about cleaning something else.

Google

Smart thermostats are incredibly useful and can actually help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. Earlier this year, Google announced some stylish new Nest thermostats that are currently discounted by 23%. They come in silver, dark gray, and rose gold so you can choose the one that you think will best suit your home.

It doesn’t require a lot of experience to set up. However, if you don’t agree to turning off the power and replacing your existing thermostat, you should consult a professional to have it installed. Once set up for the first time, you can adjust the temperature from anywhere, set a schedule, and more.

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This deal relates to the second generation Echo Buds, which are Amazon’s own headphones that offer active noise cancellation and Alexa right in your ears. These are in-ear headphones that are available in both black and white and offer up to five hours of playback per charge. The included charging case gives you an additional 15 hours of fun, so you don’t have to worry about the power supply on the go.

Amazon has made a number of improvements with these over the first generation model, so they’re worth trying out.

Amazon

A great way to maximize the performance of Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is by adding the Luna Gaming Controller. This bundle allows you to stream games straight to your TV without needing anything else, and the best part is how portable everything is so you can take it with you on vacation or on vacation trips.

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Eero has made a name for itself in the mesh WiFi sector. Whether you’re finally looking to try one out or expand your existing system, the company’s new Wi-Fi 6 router is the way to go, especially at this discounted price. It can cover an area of ​​up to 1,500 square meters at speeds of up to 900 Mbit / s. It only takes a few minutes to set up.

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If you’re looking for a great fitness tracker that won’t break the bank, the Fitbit Inspire 2 is the place for you. It offers almost the same health-related features as the rest of the Fitbit lineup, minus a few things like EKG, but at a fraction of the price. There are a couple of different colors available.

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