The Black Friday season just keeps on rolling, and we keep seeing such exceptional early deals day in and day out. If things keep up at this rate, we may all go broke by the time Black Friday actually arrives — but wow, will we have saved so much money on the coolest tech in the process.
As the days go on, we continue to track the latest deals we can find for you. That means we’re constantly updating our ongoing deal coverage while we check new deals that are worthy of your attention.
Today is no exception, where we have the best price ever on the AirPods Pro. The latest revision of the AirPods Pro, complete with its MagSafe-compatible charging case, has dropped to a historical low of just $159 at Walmart as well as Amazon. That is a whole $90 off the usual price and a steeper discount than anyone else is offering. Walmart initially required a Walmart Plus subscription, but it’s now available to all and Amazon has matched it. The AirPods Pro need no introduction, as they are one of the best active noise-canceling pairs of earbuds available on the market for iPhone and Mac users, with deep iOS integration and support for Apple’s immersive spatial audio feature. Read our review.
Apple’s flagship earbuds improve on the regular AirPods with better sound quality, excellent active noise cancellation, and immersive spatial audio. The latest revision also includes MagSafe charging built into the case.
If gaming is your jam, but your life needs a little more flexibility to squeeze in short play sessions, many people suggest a Nintendo Switch. While the Switch is a great console worth owning, there are some game franchises you can’t play on it. Luckily, the Backbone One controller offers mobile users a bit of that Switch-like portability by combining your iPhone with game streaming services like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or your very own desktop via Steam Link. It’s also just a very good controller for many of the exceptional titles available on Apple Arcade.
The Backbone One is currently available directly from Backbone Labs for $15 off, knocking the price down to its lowest yet at $85. It also comes with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free. Note that if you have an iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max, be sure to check the box for a free, 3D-printed adapter that will ship separately. Backbone can also provide you with a printable STL file if you have a printer of your own. Read our review.
The Backbone One mobile controller can connect to iPhones as far back as the 6S generation through the Lightning port. It’s a fully featured controller complete with dual analog sticks, a headphone jack, and its own software for capturing screenshots and connecting to game streaming services.
Like the idea of using your phone as a game streaming hub, but you prefer Android over iOS? We’ve got you covered with a great deal as well. The Razer Kishi mobile controller for Android is a solid alternative to the Backbone One and nearly half the price. Amazon has the Android-compatible Kishi for just $45, a discount of $35. This is a new historic low price for Razer’s mobile controller, and it’s compatible with all the popular streaming services, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Steam Link. Read our review.
Razer’s Switch-like controller is designed for mobile gaming and cloud-based gaming services. The V2 version is offered in a Lightning model for previous-gen iPhones and a USB-C version for Android phones and the iPhone 15.
A few more early Black Friday and daily deals
- The Apple Watch Series 7 has received its best discount so far. Amazon is shaving $20 off the 41mm, aluminum models with GPS, dropping them down to $380. This includes the blue, red, green, and silvery starlight colorways. Read our review.
- Apple’s third-gen AirPods, released just last month with improved sound quality over their predecessors and IPX4 water resistance, are currently discounted to $165 at Woot if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber. If you don’t have Prime, you can still get the deal for $170. Read our review.
- The popular Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera is $200 off at Amazon and B&H Photo for the body only, in either black or silver. Read our initial hands-on.
- If you’re filming video or shooting wide-aperture photos with a system camera in bright light, a variable neutral density filter can be a huge asset. B&H Photo has a daily deal for up to 50 percent off of Tiffen variable NDs in 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm sizes. There’s even a $20 mail-in rebate offer added on top, which can bring the 72mm down to just $40.