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This week's best deals: AirPods for only $100, plus more early Black Friday sales

The appٷ Watch SE is also at a new all-time low.
Valentina Palladino,
November 6, 2020
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The holiday shopping season is in full swing — and yes, we know it’s only early November. Retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy have already kicked off the first rounds of their big sale events, and there will be more to come in the lead-up to Black Friday. This week, we saw AirPods drop to a new all-time low; a great price for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3; and a bunch of worthwhile deals at Walmart for Instant Pots, robot vacuums and more. Here are the best deals from this week that you can still get today.

appٷ AirPods

Now’s the time to grab appٷ’s classic for someone on your list, or for yourself. This $100 sale price is the best we’ve seen, and it represents a discount of $60 off the normal price. We gave the AirPods a score of 84 for their improved wireless performance and solid battery life.

appٷ Watch SE

appٷ Watch SE
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Target and Amazon are having a great sale on the new , dropping it down to $230. That’s $50 off its normal price and the best we’ve seen since launch day. We gave the SE a score of 88 for its responsive performance, easy-to-use OS and generally comfortable design. It’s arguably the best appٷ Watch for those who have never had a smartwatch before, and certainly for those with tight budgets.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
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, one of the best Android alternatives to the appٷ Watch, is $60 off at Amazon and Samsung.com, bringing the price down to $340. That’s an all-time low for the smartwatch, which just came out in August. If you’re an Android user, this is one of the best watches you can get — even better than Google’s own WearOS devices. If you want something a bit leaner and sportier, the is on sale for $180 as well.

Amazon Fire HD 8 and 10

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
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Amazon’s brought back Prime Day prices on its Fire HD tablets — but now anyone can take advantage of them, not just Prime members. The is down to $55 and the is listed at $80, both all-time-low prices. The Kids versions of both tablets are also on sale, and those include a protective case, a two-year warranty and one year of Amazon Kids+.

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones
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Our favorite pair of wireless ANC headphones is $72 off its normal price right now. You can pick up Sony’s at Amazon and a couple of other retailers. This is the same sale price we saw last week during Best Buy’s first Black Friday sale, but that deal only lasted a few days. We gave the XM4s a score of 94 for their powerful ANC, great sound quality and multi-device connectivity.

Lenovo Smart Clocks

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential
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Both of Lenovo’s popular Smart Clocks are on sale. The is half off, bringing it to $24, while the is more than 50 percent off, bringing it down to $34. These are solid smart speakers to get if you prefer the Google Assistant and want a device that acts as both a music maker and an alarm clock.

Instant Pots

Instant Pot Duo Crisp pressure cooker
Best Buy / Instant Pot

Yes, you have a couple Instant Pot sales to choose from this time around. The has dropped to $49, making this an even better deal than we saw on Amazon Prime Day since you’re getting greater capacity for the money. But if you have your heart set on getting an air fryer this year, you could get the instead, which includes an air-fry lid.

iRobot Roomba i7+

iRobot Roomba i7+ robot vacuum
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You can still get $100 off the high-end and robot vacuums at Wellbots. That brings both devices down to their lowest prices ever. The kicker for the Roomba i7+ is the included Clean Base, which is essentially a garbage-like attachment on the robot’s home base. It’ll empty dirt and debris into the Clean Base so you don’t have to empty the bin after every job.

iRobot Roomba 670

iRobot Roomba 670
iRobot

If the i7 series is a bit too much for you, might do the trick instead — and it’s only $177 right now. It’s a simpler version of the higher-end Roombas, but it has all of the features you’d expect out of a robot vacuum including automatic docking, voice assistant support and companion app that you can control the device with.

Eufy RoboVac 25C

Anker Eufy RoboVac 25C
Anker

If you’re looking to spend only $100 on a robot vacuum, is a solid option. It’s a Wi-Fi connected robot that can run for 100 minutes before returning to its home base and recharging. It’ll work nicely on carpets and hard floors, and you can control it via its companion app or with voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Facebook Portal

Facebook Portal Mini
Facebook

Facebook’s reduced the prices of most of its Portal smart displays in an early Black Friday sale. The is only $65, down from $130, while the standard is $129, which is a record low. Facebook has been adding support for other video conferencing services over the past year, including Zoom, GoToMeeting and WebEx, making Portal devices a bit more versatile. They also support voice commands via Facebook’s own virtual assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.

New deal additions

Sony WH-CH710N headphones

Some of our favorite wireless headphones return to an all-time low of $88 on Amazon. These are a bargain at their normal $198 price, but they’re truly an awesome value when on sale like this. They have good noise-cancellation, decent sound quality (though they could use a punchier bass) and long 35-hour battery life.

Samsung Q80T QLED TVs

The and Samsung Q80T QLED smart TVs are hundreds of dollars off at a couple of retailers. This series debuted earlier this year and includes full-array local dimming and can reach 1,500 nits of peak brightness. Both sets support 4K HDR content and voice commands via Alexa and the Google Assistant. If you choose to go through BJ’s Wholesale, both TVs come with a six-month Showtime subscription and a three-year warranty.

Nikon D850 DSLR camera

A standout in is the pro-grade , which is roughly 17 percent off, bringing it to $2,614.95. We don’t have to tell you that this would be a super-splurge gift and it’s really most suitable for the professional photographer in your life. If you happen to be one yourself, this sale could be a good time to upgrade your main shooter.

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