Black Friday 2017: Best Video Gaming Deals on PS4, XBox, and More

We’ve already published our favorite Black Friday deals for 2017, but we’re making some topic-specific guides to help you navigate the immense number of deals going on over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are a lot of excellent gaming deals going on, and we’ve gathered some of the best right here, all available online so you don’t have to traipse around in the cold on Thanksgiving weekend to get them.

(Be sure to also check out our Cyber Monday deals guide for a lot more sales.)

Handpicked WIRED Black Friday Guides:

Gaming Hardware Deals

PS4 and Xbox One Controllers – $40 ($20 off)

Date: Available Now, Bigger sale Nov. 23-24

Buy PS4 Controllers on Amazon, Best Buy (Crystal Red), Walmart (Crystal Blue)

Buy Xbox One Controllers on Amazon, Microsoft Store

PS4 controllers seem like they run out of juice every day or two, and they always cost at least $60 to replace. If you’re in need, most Sony DualShock controller colors will be $40 all week, and Microsoft is discounting many versions of its Xbox One controller to match. Oddly enough, leading up to Black Friday, both companies are already discounting their controllers. Best Buy and Walmart have some new exclusive DualShock colors, as well.

PlayStation 4 500 GB Console – $200 ($100 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon or Jet

Thanks to the Xbox One X, we’ve seen a slew of standard Xbox One discounts, but this generation’s most popular console is also getting a deep discount for the holidays. The standard black PS4 Slim is $100 off for an entire week.

Xbox One S Console Bundle – $190 ($60 off)

Date: Available Now

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Black Friday 2017: Laptop and Phone Deals

Black Friday isn’t always the best time to buy a computer or phone. It’s easy to get ripped off by a deal that seems too good to be true (it usually is). To save you a few headaches, and a lot of dollars, we’ve compiled some WIRED picks for the best PCs and mobile device deals going on Black Friday weekend, some of which are already available. All of these deals are purchasable online, not in-store. If you insist on trudging through the crowds, we wish you the best, but you won’t find a lot of help here, outside the Black Friday ads linked below.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals guides for a lot more sales.)

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Our Favorite Mobile and Computing Deals

Razer Blade Stealth (Core i7, 4K, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) – $1,249 ($350 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

This dual-core Razer ultrabook features sharp styling, a high-res display, and Razer’s Chroma RGB LED keyboard for a whopping $350 off. Razer discounts this deep don’t come around often, and this happens to be on a fully-loaded machine to boot.

Amazon Fire HD 10 – $100 ($50 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

The Fire HD 10 is the most robust Fire tablet that Amazon offers, and at this price, it’s hard to pass up. It has a larger, Full HD screen and hands-free Alexa, so you can bark commands from across the room. We recommend you also pick up Amazon’s standing case.

Acer E5 15-inch Core i3-7100 Laptop – $299 ($100 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Walmart

These mid-range Acer laptops are normally a great deal since they include a big, 15-inch HD screen, nice trackpad, and a backlit keyboard. With $100 off its MSRP, this i3 Acer is more than worth the money. What you save on this laptop you can spend on some upgrades, since read more

Cyber Monday 2017: Best Tech Deals, from Playstations to Sonos Speakers

We put together a few different WIRED Black Friday Deals Guides to help you find the best deals at home over Thanksgiving weekend and avoid the horrible lines and madness at your local store or mall. Cyber Monday, which is November 27 this year, will likely have even better deals going on.

There aren’t a lot of deals yet, and most Cyber Monday pages from retailers are still blank, but we’ve collected a few starter deals to kick things off. We’ll update this guide throughout Black Friday weekend to ensure we give you our favorite picks for 2017’s big online discount day.

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Our Favorite Cyber Monday Deals

PlayStation 4 Console Bundle – $200 ($100 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

There are a lot of Xbox One deals this holiday thanks to the new Xbox One X, but the PS4 is still the most popular console this generation, and at $200, it’s finally getting some deep discounts as well. Sony is also discounting its Dual Shock controllers.

TCL 49-inch 4K Roku LED TV – $350 ($130 off)

Available Now

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Black Friday 2017: Best Online Deals

Black Friday, Black November, Pre-Black Friday, Cyber Monday… The buzzwords for November’s big holiday sales are as plentiful as stuffing on Thanksgiving. And we’d like you to enjoy that Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of getting shoved around at your local big box store just to save $20, hop on your PC! With a little help from our friends at TechBargains, we here on WIRED’s Gear team have found some of the absolute best tech deals online before, during, and around Black Friday.

Handpicked WIRED Black Friday Deals:

The Latest Deals

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All-New Amazon Fire HD 10 32GB 10.1″ 1080p WiFi Tablet for $99.99 (list price $149.99).

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Core i5-7300U 14″ 1080p Laptop w/ 8GB RAM, 180GB SSD & 3-year warranty for $779.35 (use code: THINKBFSALE – list price $1199).

New Dell XPS 13 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8550U Coffee Lake 13.3″ 1080p Ultra-thin Laptop w/ 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $999.99 (list price $1299.99).

Dell OptiPlex 3050 Intel Core i5-7500 Quad-Core Kaby Lake Win10 ProTower Desktop for $509 (use code: EXTRA50 – list price $979.99).

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 6″ WiFi eReader for $89.99 (list price $119.99).

PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Gaming Console for $199 (list price $299.99).

Sony Playstation Plus 12-Month Membership (PS3, PS4, Vita) for $39.99 (list price $59.99).

iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (w/ Alexa) for $274.99 (list price $374.99).

ecobee4 WiFi Smart Thermostat w/ Sensor (Alexa Compatible) for $199 (list price $249).

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Black Friday 2017: Best Headphone Deals from Beats to Bose

This is a perfect time of year to upgrade your dirty old white Apple earbuds to just about anything else. Want to finally get the Sonos system you’ve been dreaming of? It’s on sale. From Bose to Beats, here are the best audio and headphone deals we’ve found for Black Friday.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday Deals Guide for a lot more sales.)

Our Favorite Headphones Deals

Bose QuietComfort 25 – $179 ($100 off)

Buy on Amazon and Microsoft Store  At $100, this almost qualifies as a stocking stuffer from one of the undisputed noise-canceling kings. Know anyone who needs a break from the constant family socializing? Give them the gift of sweet, sweet silence.

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones – $49 ($50 off)

Buy on Amazon  For those of us who are squeamish about digging too deep into our ear canals, it’s a little hard to find secure in-ear buds. That’s why we’re including these, even though they don’t have the touted Bose noise-canceling qualities (which, for some, might seem like the only reason to buy them).

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats 3 – $129 ($70 off)

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Black Friday 2017: Camera Deals, from Lumix to Nikon

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, there are tons of great year-end photography deals going on right now. From kits perfect for a beginner, to video-capable mirrorless and DSLR cameras, and even high-end, high-performance bundles. we’ve scoured the internet looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts and you’ll find them all below.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday Deals Guide for a lot more sales.)

Our Favorite Camera Deals

Panasonic Lumix G7 with 14-42 kit lens – $497 ($302 off)

This compact mirrorless camera is a great way to get back into photography. With a sharp 16 megapixel sensor, the G7 also can shoot crystal-clear 4K video way better than any phone can manage. Pair this with your phone over Wi-Fi and you’re sure to crush it on Instagram.

Buy on Amazon, Adorama, or B&H Photo

Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens for $998 ($200 off)

Even though it’s a few years old, the Sony A7 is still an impressive camera with a 24-megapixel, 35mm sensor under the hood. Grabbing a full-frame for under a grand is pretty astounding, but getting a kit lens thrown in is even better. You’ll be ready to capture family moments throughout the new year.

Buy on Amazon, Adorama or B&H Photo.

Nikon D3400 with two lenses and bag – $546 ($300 off)

It’s that time of the year—time for great deals on starter DSLR kits like this one from Nikon. This camera is a couple of years old, but it’s largely the same as the current D3500 that costs a bit more. This is a great deal on a read more

The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Home and Lifestyle Deals We’ve Found

Shopping at a brick-and-mortar might get your heart rate up, but it’s not technically a sport—at least, not yet. In addition to our favorite Black Friday deals, the gear team here at WIRED has scoured the web for topic-specific home and lifestyle bargains that you can order from the safety and comfort of your living room.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday Deals Guide for a lot more sales.)

Black Friday Ads for 2017 for Home & Lifestyle Deals

Outdoor and Fitness Deals

Samsung Gear S2 Classic – $230 ($70 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Samsung

One of Samsung’s first and best smartwatches, the sleek, intuitive design of the Gear S2 classic is currently available at a new low price.

Garmin Vivoactive HR Smartwatch – $120 ($130 off)

Date: Nov. 24

Buy on Best Buy

The most reliable name in the GPS business has now created a smartwatch that can keep track of your movements and heart rate, whether you’re running, biking, skiing, golfing and more.

Fitbit Charge 2 – $100 ($50 off)

Date: Nov. 24

Buy on Microsoft

Fitbit’s midrange tracker can help you monitor your multisport workouts and track your heart rate, all on the large, attractive, OLED display. It will even read more

Which Sonos Speaker is Best For You?

Here at WIRED, we like Sonos speakers. Throughout the last five years, we’ve reviewed everything from its small Play:1 speaker to its soundbars and recommended every one of them. But it’s not cheap to turn your home into a Sonos-powered shrine to sound. Like Apple products, Sonos speakers are built to work with other Sonos speakers, and don’t come cheap, starting at $200 for the least expensive, smallest model. But which ones should you buy? Read on for our recommendations.

What’s WIRED about Sonos speakers

After flooding my home with every Sonos model you can buy (and filling all remaining space with the boxes of said speakers), I’ve learned that not every Sonos speaker is the same, but they have an elegant synergy and sound that no other speaker system seems to have. There’s an additive effect, as well—the more speakers you connect to your home Wi-Fi, the richer your home audio becomes. If you have a few speakers in a room, it’s almost hard to tell where the sound is coming from. The crystal clear music can completely engulf you. Here are the top reasons to buy into Sonos:

Easy streaming: There isn’t another speaker system that lets you string together multiple speakers as easily, or connect them up to stream in different rooms of your home while keeping the audio perfectly in sync. The Sonos ecosystem can also handle home theater applications, and can support a full surround sound setup. It’s also incredibly easy to set up these speakers. The Sonos app guides read more

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The Best Sonos Speakers: Which Sonos Should You Buy? | WIRED Picks

Here at WIRED, we like Sonos speakers. Throughout the last five years, we’ve reviewed everything from its small Play:1 speaker to its soundbars and recommended every one of them. But it’s not cheap to turn your home into a Sonos-powered shrine to sound. Like Apple products, Sonos speakers are built to work with other Sonos speakers, and don’t come cheap, starting at $200 for the least expensive, smallest model. But which ones should you buy? Read on for our recommendations.

What’s WIRED about Sonos speakers

After flooding my home with every Sonos model you can buy (and filling all remaining space with the boxes of said speakers), I’ve learned that not every Sonos speaker is the same, but they have an elegant synergy and sound that no other speaker system seems to have. There’s an additive effect, as well—the more speakers you connect to your home Wi-Fi, the richer your home audio becomes. If you have a few speakers in a room, it’s almost hard to tell where the sound is coming from. The crystal clear music can completely engulf you. Here are the top reasons to buy into Sonos:

Easy streaming: There isn’t another speaker system that lets you string together multiple speakers as easily, or connect them up to stream in different rooms of your home while keeping the audio perfectly in sync. The Sonos ecosystem can also handle home theater applications, and can support a full surround sound setup. It’s also incredibly easy to set up these speakers. The Sonos app guides read more