Good morning, it’s Marc here, editor in chief (U.K.) at Tom’s Guide, and I’ll be taking over this live blog for the next few hours.
One of the best tech upgrades I ever made was adding a soundbar to my TV setup — and Walmart has a bunch of good ones on sale right now.
The Roku Streambar caught my eye right away today: it features in our list of the best soundbars and includes all of the best streaming services within it, so there’s no need for a separate box. Oh, and Walmart has it on offer right now for $79, saving you $50 on the usual price.
Roku Streambar: was $129 now $79
The iPhone 12 mini is still available, and you can pick it up for $599 at Apple. But Walmart is currently offering an even lower price — you can pick up the iPhone 12 mini for $299 in a Black Friday deal. That discount requires you to sign up for cell phone service with Straight Talk.
It may be worth it if you’re looking to save on a powerful phone. The iPhone 12 mini may be a year older, but its A14 Bionic processor still outperforms more recent Android models. This is also one of the better camera phones to have come out in 2020. And fans of compact phones are finding fewer options out there.
Walmart is only offering modes savings on many other smartphones at this point in its Black Friday sales, so we’re excited to see a discount of several hundred dollars, even if it does require a carrier commitment.
iPhone 12 mini: $300 off with Straight Talk wireless service
Here’s a low-cost way to introduce yourself to Windows 11. The HP 17 Laptop runs Windows 11 Home, along with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Already a low $679, the HP 17 Laptop is now $499 after Walmart knocked off $180 for Black Friday.
This 17-inch laptop promises a full HD resolution, 512GB of storage and 6.5 hours of battery life in mixed use. And it runs Microsoft’s new Windows software as well.
HP 17 Laptop: was $699 now $499
Why pay up for a new Apple Watch, when you can get a refurbished one that’s perfectly capable of delivering the health and fitness tracking features included with Apple’s smartwatch? That’s the argument for getting a refurbished Apple Watch, and Walmart’s got a good price on an Apple Watch 4 right now.
You can get the Apple Watch 4 for $214.95. That price covers the 44mm aluminum version and includes a sport band. To put the price in context, you’d currently have to pay $399 to get an Apple Watch 7 from Walmart.
There are some trade-offs, as you won’t get more recent features like an always-on display or blood oxygen monitoring. But the Apple Watch 4 can run watchOS 8, the current software, so those features are all available to your watch.
Apple Watch 4 (refurbished): Available for $215
The Oculus Quest 2 took home the Tom’s Guide Award for best VR headset this year. And while it’s not discounted from its regular $299 price at Walmart, you can get a freebie thrown in when you buy this headset.
Buy the 128GB Oculus Quest 2 from Walmart, and you’ll get a free carrying case with your headset. And you’ll need a way to tote around your headset, considering one of the big appeals to the Oculus Quest 2 is the fact that it’s a standalone device. Walmart reckons the carrying case is a $49 value.
Our Oculus Quest 2 review praised the game library, ease of use and overall price. This Walmart deal is a chance to make that price go even further.
Oculus Quest 2: $299 with free carrying case included
Walmart is winning Black Friday TV deals, and here’s the proof. The 43-inch Samsung Q60 QLED TV is under $500 right now in one of the best Samsung TV promotions we’ve seen this holiday season. This set might not have the fancy backlight of more premium models, but you still get a full complement of smart functions, rich HDR support, adaptive sound that adjusts to your environment, and great sound — all in a slim, stylish package.
Samsung Q60 QLED (43-inch): was $597 now $497
Look no further for an affordable stocking stuffer. Walmart Black Friday deals dropped the price of a wireless charging pad you can use to juice up any of the best phones from Apple or Samsung — in fact, the onn. 10W Wireless Charging Pad works with any Qi-enabled devices.
I don’t know about you, but I abhor cord clutter. A wireless charger is an easy way to clean up your desk or nightstand, providing a reliable home for your beloved smartphone.
onn. 10W Wireless Charging Pad: was $24 now $13
Walmart Black Friday deals on smart home devices never disappoint. Kate here, and I reviewed the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) when it first launched earlier this year. It’s not often a smart display impresses me, but the built-in sleep sensing feature proved this Google Assistant-powered speaker deserves a place on my nightstand. So don’t sleep on this limited-time offer, which takes $50 off the display’s regular price. Bet you’ll rest easy knowing you saved some dough. OK, I’m done, promise.
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen): was $99 now $49
Ready to suck up some savings? If you haven’t hopped on the robot vacuum trend, now’s your chance. Walmart Black Friday deals just took over $200 off the eufy RoboVac G30 Verge. This helpful home appliance is quiet, compact and its accompanying app is easy to use. Like many of the best robot vacuums, this model maps your home so every nook and cranny is cleaned.
eufy RoboVac G30 Verge: was $349 now $144
Stock update: The $109 Apple Watch 3 deal has sold out for now for the 38mm version, but the 42mm model in white is on sale for just $139. That’s $90 off the usual $229 price and a heck of a deal.
Apple Watch 3 42mm: was $229 now $139
If you’re looking for a cheap TV for a kids bedroom and you don’t need 4K resolution, this $128 Onn 40-inch Roku smart TV could be just the ticket. You get a 1080p picture and easy access to all the best streaming services via Roku’s intuitive software.
This set also works with the Roku app, so you can find something good to watch using only your voice. This Onn TV includes 3 HDMI ports along with the Roku remote.
Onn 40″ Roku Smart TV: now $128
The Fitbit Versa 2 is an excellent fitness smartwatch at $199, but it’s even better at just $118.99 at Walmart. You get a large always-on display and comprehensive fitness and health features, including heart rate tracking, distance, calories burned and active minutes. But Versa 2 goes even further with a daily sleep score and daily readiness score.
In our Fitbit Versa 2 review, we liked its attractive design, good battery life and customized training programs (via subscription). And Alexa support is built in. The only thing missing is on-board GPS.
Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch: was $199 now $118.99
There are plenty of robot vacuums that are dumb. This is not one of them. In fact, the Roomba i1+ is smart enough to return to its base and empty itself when it’s done cleaning your floors. And the Clean Base has enough room for up to 60 days. Right now you can save $250 in Walmart’s Black Friday deals.
Other highlights of the Roomba i1+ include straight line navigation for cleaning in neat rows, dirt detection technology for cleaning the dirtier parts of your home more thoroughly and the ability to schedule cleanings for while you’re away. Plus, this robot works with Alexa.
iRobot Rooma i1+ robot vacuum: was $599 now $349
In Stock: In case you missed it the AirPods Pro is in stock at Walmart for $159. This is the lowest price ever for Apple’s best wireless earbuds. You get active noise cancellation, a water- and sweat-resistance design and Spatial audio support with dynamic head tracking for a surround-sound like experience.
Other perks include a handy Transparency mode for hearing things around you and three sizes of eartips for getting the best fit. Amazon’s lowest price has been $169, so this beats that sale by another $10. But we don’t expect stock to last for long.
AirPods Pro: was $249 now $159
Ok, I admit — the Xbox Series S isn’t as sought after as the Xbox Series X, but the Series S is still an excellent next-gen console (especially for folks who are casual gamers). At times it’s been as hard to find as the beefier XSX, but Walmart now has Series S in stock for $299.
Xbox Series S: for $299
Generally speaking, Instant Pot deals are easy to find any time of year. However, a $59 Instant Pot isn’t something I recall seeing at all this past year. But that’s what Walmart is offering right now. The 7-in-1 multi-cooker doubles as a pressure cooker, egg cooker, yogurt maker, and more. It’s easily the least-expensive Instant Pot I’ve seen in all of 2021.
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker: was $99 now $59
I can guarantee you this deal will sell out fast. Walmart is now selling a 70-inch Onn 4K Roku TV for just $398. In all of my years covering TV deals — this is the cheapest 70-incher I’ve ever seen. This deal was advertised in Walmart’s circular and as I mentioned earlier, this TV is suitable for folks who want a big-screen TV for as little as possible.
Onn 70″ 4K Roku TV: for $398
Pssst, Walmart has no PS5 consoles left, but there’s a Sony Direct PS5 restock happening now. It’s open to the general public. Go, go, go!
A new batch of Walmart Black Friday deals is here and if you’re looking for video games — this is the sale to shop. Walmart has dozens of Xbox, PS5, and Switch games on sale for $35/each. I’ve seen games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild hit this price point before, but there are also plenty of new games priced at $35 or less like Madden NFL 22 for PS5, Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy for Xbox for $25, and more.
Video games: PS5/Switch/Xbox for $35
Update: The watch is indeed back in stock!
Welcome again to the Walmart Black Friday deals live blog! In just a few minutes (at 7 p.m. ET), Walmart will unveil another batch of holiday deals that everyone will be able to shop. (No Walmart Plus membership will be required). I’m not seeing any PS5/XSX consoles at the moment (sorry, folks), but other great deals like the Apple Watch 3 for $109 could make a comeback. (It’s currently listed on Walmart’s site as returning at 7 p.m. ET). So get ready for round 2 of Walmart’s holiday deals.
There are a lot of cheap laptops out there, but I like this one because it offers specs that are decent for the price. First off, you get a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD. (A lot of cheap laptops have 1366 x 768 resolution). Instead of a Celeron CPU, this machine also packs a Core i3-1115G4 CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. There’s also a fingerprint scanner, built-in Cortana, and THX audio. Will it break any speed records — probably not. Is it ideal for Web-based work, a casual game, and Netflix binges — absolutely!
Gateway 15.6-inch Laptop: was $499 now $399
If you’re looking for a reliable pair of sub-$100 earbuds, I recommend checking out the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. The Editor’s Choice buds are on sale for just $79. In our Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review, we called them a legit AirPods alternative. Like I said earlier, I’m team AirPods Pro, but at just $79 this is an epic deal that’s far more affordable than Apple’s buds.
Galaxy Buds Plus: was $149 now $79
The Google Nest Mini is the best Google Home speaker you can get for less than $50. The versatile smart speaker can stream music, read news headlines, double as an alarm/timer, and act as a voice remote for your other smart devices. I use my smart speaker multiple times per day and if you’re invested in the Google ecosystem, this speaker is a must-have.
Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen): was $49 now $24
Make no mistake: The iPhone XR is an old phone, but if you need a basic iPhone for a child, parent, or if you just don’t need the latest and greatest tech — the iPhone XR is still a capable device. This prepaid model is locked to Straight Talk, but it’s on sale for just $249.
iPhone XR Prepaid/Straight Talk: was $299 now $249
I don’t have any kids on my holiday shopping list, but if I did — I’d take advantage of this epic Black Friday sale happening now at Walmart. The retailer has a bunch of Lego sets on sale from $9. It includes Star Wars, Harry Potter, Minecraft, and more. (Personally, I love the Lego Super Mario sets).
Lego sets: deals from $9
Winter is coming! Personally, I love cold weather, but if you have a room in your house or apartment that’s always cold, Walmart has a bunch of space heaters on sale from $15. The sale includes brands like Honeywell, Vornado, and Comfort Zone. Some of these heaters are small enough to fit next to your couch or big enough to heat up an attic or basement.
Space heater sale: deals from $15
I’ve always been curious about massage guns and this might be the deal that makes me pull the trigger. The reason this deal piques my interest is because the Theragun Elite sits at the top of our best massage guns list and sales on this model are very rare. It’s $100 off!
Theragun Elite: was $399 now $299
I’ll be honest: When it comes to fitness trackers/smartwatches, I’m team Apple Watch. However, I’m a bit of a fitness dork and use my Series 4 for pretty much everything. That said, I realize not everyone likes/needs all that functionality. Enter the Fitbit Charge 4. In our Fitbit Charge 4 review, we called it the best fitness tracker for most people because it offers everything you could want from a fitness tracker at a reasonable price. Now on sale for $69, it’s a no-brainer. Also, Amazon is selling it at list price. Tsk, tsk, Amazon.
Fitbit Charge 4: was $149 now $69
Small confession: I can’t remember the last time I cooked something. (Yes, it’s been that long ago). However, I need a new pan because the pan I bought (roughly 20 years ago) is looking pretty funky. Since I don’t cook, I don’t want to spend a lot and I’ll probably get a pan like this. It’s gotten really good reviews (near perfect ratings on Walmart) and it’s only $19. Win!
Tramontina Aluminum 10″ Non-Stick Fry Pan: was $25 now $19
Don’t feel like waiting in a virtual queue for a console? No sweat! Walmart has the Nintendo Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 for $299. Yes, that’s list price for the console, but you get a free digital download of Mario Kart 8 — which is one of the best Nintendo Switch multiplayer games around. Plus, you get 3 free months membership to Nintendo’s Switch Online service.
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle: for $299
Fear not, Xbox fans! Walmart also has XSX restock. Again, you’ll need to be a paying Walmart Plus member for your chance to buy the console, but you can now get the XSX for $499 at Walmart. G’luck!
Xbox Series X: for $499
This is what we’ve all been waiting for, amirite? At 4 p.m. ET Walmart will have PS5 restock for Walmart Plus members. I’ve been covering restocks for the past year, so here are some quick pointers. Sign into your Walmart account now. Make sure you have everything set (credit card, shipping address, etc). Refresh your page at 4 p.m. ET sharp and most importantly — don’t give up if you don’t succeed. Keep trying. Walmart has the tendency to restock every 10 minutes or so and their restocks tend to last the full hour. Just keep trying and g’luck!
For any readers just joining — welcome aboard! I’m Louis, deals editor at Tom’s Guide, and I’m highlighting today’s best Walmart Black Friday deals. A bunch of deals just went live at 3 p.m. ET, but they’re exclusives for Walmart Plus members only (you can sign up at Walmart via this link). Walmart will have PS5/XSX restock at 4 p.m. ET (also for Walmart Plus members) and there will be another big batch of deals unveiled at 7 p.m. ET (no membership required). So hold on tight and let’s get back to it!
Sign up for Walmart Plus: $98/year or $12.95/month
Here’s another epic Walmart deal I’m very stoked about. Walmart Plus members can now get the AirPods Pro for just $159. That’s $10 cheaper than last year’s best sale and their lowest price ever. I’ve been using my AirPods Pro since they first debuted and I absolutely love them. I use them every time I go for a run and I love them because they’re the only buds that stay in place, provide solid audio, and live up to their sweat-proof rating. (I sweat like a madman when I exercise and have destroyed so many other “sweat proof” buds). By comparison, Amazon has them for $169.
Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $159
One of the best Black Friday deals of all time is now live — Walmart has the Apple Watch 3 on sale for just $109. That’s $10 cheaper than last year’s best deal and an all-time price low for this watch. And if you’re wondering — yes, the Series 3 is still a solid smartwatch despite its age.
Apple Watch 3: was $199 now $109
Let’s be honest: Dyson vacs are crazy expensive. But if you’re gonna buy one, November is definitely the month to do it because that’s when we see the lowest prices. The Dyson V10, for example, is $100 off right now. It includes a crevice tool, docking station, mattress tool, and offers up to 60 minutes of battery life.
Dyson V10 Cord-Free Vacuum: was $479 now $379
I have a love/hate relationship with fried food. On the one hand, I love it because it’s fried food. (Hello, French fries!) On the other hand, I hate it because…well, it’s fried food and I feel like a fat slob after eating it. Enter the Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp. It uses insanely hot air to fry your foods, which means little to no oil is used. The result: perfectly crisp fries, chicken wings, or even Brussel sprouts (without the guilt).
Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp Air Fryer: was $229 now $149
Black Friday wouldn’t be the same with out TV deals and this here is another great bargain for anyone looking to upgrade on the cheap. It runs on the Roku platform and features HDR support, four HDMI ports, and a 120Hz refresh rate.
TCL 55-inch 4K Roku TV: was $499 now $379
iPads may get all the attention, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab Lite is a solid alternative that’s cheaper and easy to find in stock. I like this tablet because it’s gives you full access to Android and the Google Play Store (unlike other Android tablets that use their own flavor of Android). It’s also compact and very lightweight. Power users may want to look elsewhere, but if you want something cheap and capable — this little tablet is now at its lowest price ever.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Lite: was $159 now $119
I love a good pour over, but the likelihood of me schlepping out into the cold winter morning for a cup of coffee is pretty slim. That’s where this Keurig comes into the picture. It’s on sale for just $79 and it can brew an 8-, 10-, or 12-ounce cup of coffee faster than I can tie my shoes.
Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker: was $99 now $79
If you want a dirt cheap streamer, Walmart has the Google Chromecast (3rd Gen) on sale for just $19. I’d recommend the Chromecast over Walmart’s Onn 1080p Streamer (which is on sale for $14) because the Chromecast is simply a better device for just $5 more.
Google Chromecast 3rd Gen: was $30 now $19
Black Friday is the best time of year to renew your PlayStation Plus membership. Why? Because now is when you see the lowest prices. For example, you can buy 12 months right now for just $39. Outside of Black Friday, I generally don’t see deals on PS Plus memberships. You might see 3-month discounts here and there on major holidays, but right now you can get a full year!
PlayStation Plus 1-Year: was $59 now $39
The Sony WH1000XM4 (doesn’t the name just roll off your tongue) are the best headphones you can buy. It’s rare they go on sale, but right now you can get them for just $249, which is their lowest price ever. They outperform a lot of the competition and their touch controls and 30-hour battery life (with active noise cancellation on) are unbeatable. Would I take these to the gym or wear them while on the treadmill? Probably not. But for everything else — these are the ‘phones you want.
Sony WH1000XM4 Wireless Headphones: was $349 now $249
Chromebooks have a bed rep of being cheap and underpowered. While some of them indeed are, the Samsung Chromebook 4 is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy, especially if you’re on a tight budget. It lasted 10.5 hours in our testing and its aluminum top makes it stand out from the rest of those inexpensive, plastic Chromebooks. Performance-wise, it’s great for everyday tasks and Web-based work.
Samsung Chromebook 4: was $284 now $126
Greeting, folks! I’m Louis, deals editor at Tom’s Guide, and I’ll be guiding you through Walmart’s Black Friday deals event today. I’m a native New Yorker, drink my coffee black, and I’ve been covering Black Friday deals for over 10 years. That said — one of the deals I’m most psyched about for today is this 70-inch 4K Roku TV, which will go on sale for just $398. If you’re not familiar with Onn, it’s Walmart’s own brand. If you’re nit-picky about video quality, this TV isn’t for you. However, if you want a big-screen 4K TV for cheap — this is perfect. I also like this TV because it runs on the Roku platform (which is my favorite streaming platform).
Onn 70-inch 4K Roku TV: for $398 @ Walmart