🤑 Good morning! We’re back on deck for Black Friday. I mean, we’ve been told it’s Black Friday all week, and now it is! If you’re a little discombobulated by the whole thing, I get it. But, the actually good deals are being unearthed. Let’s take a look.
Catch a special deal from Roborock that’s live now down below!
Here’s our usual exciting list of a few devices and gadgets on sale that really are worthwhile, don’t go on sale too often, aren’t going to collect dust, and are likely gets for the sheer value or the quality of the product. Don't miss the $100 off an M1 MacBook Pro which is one of the best deals on a product that is so rarely discounted...
There’s also a bunch of links to useful deal hubs that have more of everything if you do want to go hunting from the safety of your WiFi. You might need to employ a bit of Ctrl+F/CMD+F here but the deals are there!
Let’s have a look.
A vast array of useful deals on smartphones. You’ll see a list of 44 deals here, not including this first one that’s cropped up, which is the Moto G7 Plus for just $120 at B&H Photo on Black Friday, more than 50% off.
The big list includes:
Gadgets and gaming:
Another big list here:
Amazingly, $100 off a brand new M1 MacBook Pro ($1,199) is one of the best deals on brand new tech that you rarely see a discount for.
Steeper discounts across laptops too — also find in our hub:
Best Black Friday audio deals of 2020 via SoundGuys, with someone pulling an overnight shift just hunting deals for you all.
TV and streaming:
Ok, TV deals are complicated but some of the best deals are on higher-end TVs. Drops on OLED models are not common! The Wirecutter agrees.
UK and Canada:
You're not forgotten! Check out:
Roborock is blazing a trail to become one of the more competitive robot vacuum makers in the space. For Black Friday/Cyber Monday, they’re offering up to 40% off their most popular devices, which is a deal that’s pretty hard to beat!
The primo offering here is the Roborock S6 Pure, a $600 device currently slashed to $359. The S6 Pure is one of Roborock’s newest offerings, and it employs all the benefits of modern tech to bring you a device so good at its job you’ll forget you own it. It intelligently maps out your house to ensure there are no missed spots, picks up where it left off after a quick battery charge, runs quietly and unobtrusively, and can field carpets or hard surfaces with its dual vacuum/mop capabilities.
If that sounds right up your alley, head on over to Amazon and grab your S6 Pure at this limited-time price!
Discounts are going on for many of their other products as well, so whether you’re looking for a bleeding-edge tech solution for carpet and hardwoods or just an entry level device to dip your toes into the smart vacuum world, you’ll probably find something in your price range. Check the following for the full roundup: Wrap up your Black Friday shopping with up to 40% off a new Roborock vacuum.
🔜 Samsung Display has teased a foldable phone with multi-folding design (Android Authority).
🎧 Also from Samsung, the next Galaxy Buds won't be beans and are coming alongside the Galaxy S21 (Android Authority).
🤔 Looks like there will be no Nokia flagship this year: the Nokia 9.3 PureView has been postponed until 2021, it seems (Android Authority).
🆚 Why is the PS5 outperforming the ‘world’s most powerful console’? Early game comparisons show the PS5 outperforming the Xbox Series X — it might be down to early optimization access and control from developers, and lack of first-party games (The Verge).
💻 Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 appear in leaked images, no design changes, but coming with 11th-gen Intel CPUs and AMD options? (The Verge).
🍎 Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly from China to Vietnam at the request of Apple, which is diversifying production amid US-China trade war (Reuters).
🕵️♂️ Microsoft productivity score feature criticized as workplace surveillance (The Guardian).
😬 The biggest tech fails of 2020: Oh Quibi, sure. But there’s so much more. (CNET).
👣 Want to offset your carbon footprint? Here’s what you need to know. Hint: it’s not just trees (Ars Technica).
🍞 Resourceful tinkerer invents an automatic crust-cutting robot so they never have to grow up (Gizmodo).
🦃 Please enjoy this rollercoaster Irish tale of a tense Christmas Eve, that should become a movie (Twitter)
🥈 Silver lining? “Will the recent success of Covid mRNA vaccines translate to success for other viruses/diseases?!? e.g. HIV, HSV, Malaria, etc.” (r/askscience).(Correction: I thought Dundrum was in Britain. Turns out it's in Dublin, Ireland!)
Please feast your eyes upon these good dogs at the 2020 National Dog Show, which didn’t buckle to the pandemic as you might’ve expected.
This year’s edition features among other things:
It's been a long week, take care out there!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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