With Black Friday just a few weeks away now, the deals seem to be just getting better and better. If you were waiting until the big day to score a stellar deal on the new Apple Watch Series 8, Amazon already has you covered. The retailer is currently offering $110 off the 41mm LTE-enabled wearable in blue and red, dropping the final sale price to $389. That’s a new all-time low on the flagship wearable, which offers several improvements over the last-gen model, including temperature sensors and car crash detection. If you don’t need the newer features, however, you can also buy the 41mm LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 7 in blue for $329 instead of $499 at Walmart or in green for $10 more at Best Buy.
The current deal pricing is excellent given the new budget-friendly Apple Watch SE — which is the one we typically recommend for first-time smartwatch buyers — goes for $299 in the 40mm LTE-ready configuration. For just $30 more (or $90 more if you opt for the Apple Watch Series 8), you’ll be getting a better wearable that’s ideal for use with Apple’s Family Setup feature, which allows parents to control which apps their kids use, who they can message, and more. Both watches also feature a bigger always-on display than the SE, along with more advanced sensors. Read our Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Series 7 reviews.
Shifting from smartwatches to gaming accessories, 8BitDo’s Media Remote (Long Edition) for Xbox is on sale at Amazon right now for $19.80 instead of $24.99. While not an all-time low, this is one of the best prices we’ve recently seen on the handy accessory, which you can use with the Xbox One and Series X / S consoles. The remote comes with backlit buttons and dedicated shortcuts that make it easier to quickly wake up and navigate your Xbox menu, along with a number pad (something the short edition lacks). Just note these are infrared remotes, so your Xbox must be positioned within sight. Read our review.
A few more deals to wrap things up
- As a part of its early Black Friday event, Walmart is currently selling the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) for $18 instead of $29.99. That’s a new low on the entry-level streaming device, which supports casting and all the major streaming apps but is limited to 1080p video. Read our review.
- You can buy the second-gen AirPods Pro for $234 instead of $249 at Amazon and Target. While not a huge discount, this is one of the better prices we’ve seen on Apple’s latest pair of premium earbuds. As mentioned in our review, the second-gen buds offer better noise cancellation than their predecessor as well as swipe-based controls.
- If the new AirPods Pro are too expensive for you, you can still buy the first-gen AirPods Pro for $159 instead of $249 at Walmart, which makes them cheaper than the third-gen AirPods. Even though they lack swipeable controls and come with three swappable buds as opposed to four, these last-gen earbuds still offer great noise cancellation and terrific sound. Read our review.
- Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung are all selling the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus with 256GB of storage for $799.99 instead of $1,049.99, which matches its best price to date. It’s an excellent Android phone thanks to its large, beautiful display and great camera array. Read our review.
Update November 8th, 6:07PM ET: We removed a previously-listed deal for Google’s third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat, which is not currently available. We apologize for the inconvenience