Black Friday is here! Its the weekend full of deals and savings to sink your teeth into and we're bringing you the best there is.


With everything from Xbox consoles to smartphones, pet toys and absolutely everything in-between, there is something for everyone to get excited about.

The Black Friday gadget deals

Apple MacBook Air

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© Future Publishing

The Macbook Air 2020 is arguably the best value laptop that you can buy from Apple right now. Right now, Black Friday is making it even more affordable with a discount of £120.

Although it may not be bang up to date, you will be getting the featherweight, razor-thin laptop with a 13-inch Retina display powered by Apple’s M1 chip. Plus, if you get fed up of typing in your password to wake it up, it also has Touch ID so you can rely on your fingerprint.

Hisense Smart 4K Ultra HD TV

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Go big with this 43-inch smart 4k ultra HD TV from Hisense. Size isn’t the only trick this TV has up its sleeve, though. It also features an UHD AI Upscaler to enhance lower definition images and “give new life to old films”.

DTS Virtual:X audio technology helps you hear dialogue as clearly as the deep, bass noises so whether it’s courtesans whispering palace intrigue or submarine captains bellowing dive commands, every word will be crystal clear.

With Currys sale, this TV falls below £250 - a price well below what its worth.

Nintendo Switch OLED + Wii Sports

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The Nintendo Switch OLED was the follow up to the immensely popular Nintendo Switch. This console brought an improved display to really enjoy your games in full quality.

With the discount in place you'll only pay £299 which is a strong discount on a rarely cut price.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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Sure, you could shell out for a fancy tablet, or there are plenty of more affordable options you can get your hands on. One that blends affordability and features well is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

In the early Black Friday sale from Currys, this has come down from £249 to £179. That's a significant saving, and while one of Amazon's Fire tablets would be even cheaper, this will offer a longer-lasting performance.

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Coffee machines

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If you're in the market for a new coffee machine, Amazon is looking like the place to shop this Black Friday.

The giant retailer is offering discounts up to 50% on a wide range of coffee machines.

While these are mostly on more expensive machines, there are also some budget drip machines getting the discount treatment.

OnePlus 9 Pro

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The OnePlus 9 Pro is a fantastic Android smartphone, and with Amazon's early Black Friday sale, one that is priced far below its usual cost. The sale brings the device down from £829 to just £479.

With this cut, you are getting a device that is far more powerful than anything else at a similar price.

Amazon also has some big discounts on Google smartphones, and devices from Samsung.

Shark vacuum cleaner

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Fancy a £150 saving on a Shark vacuum cleaner? Currys is offering a £150 discount on its anti-hair wrap model.

Shark claims it can catch up to 99.9 per cent of dust and allergens and utilises a handle design that allows it to get right under furniture and tight spaces.

While there are plenty of vacuums for sale in the early Black Friday sales, this is one of the biggest discounts we've found.

Google Pixel 6 – 128 GB

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In the market for a new smartphone? Then you might want to consider the Google Pixel 6 – and on this Black Friday, you can put its immense capabilities into your pocket without putting the usual big dent into it too.

The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch HD+ OLED touchscreen to show you everything its dual 50MP/12MP main cameras and 8MP front cameras see and Android 12 operating system is doing for you. You can text, play games, watch movies, browse the web, email, organise your diary (even talk if you want to use it as a phone) without putting a strain on its custom-made Tensor processor, which also boasts improved speech and text recognition for when you’re asking Google’s Assistant to give you a hand.

You can save £200 on the usual price of a Pixel 6 by buying from Currys this black Friday and you can save another £100 if you mention code PIXEL100 when you checkout. It's the cheapest this smartphone has gone.

Sony WH-100XM5

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Sony’s flagship headphones come highly recommended, having earned plaudits from audiophiles everywhere (including BBC Science Focus).

These over-the-ear, Bluetooth-enabled, wireless headphones combine advanced noise-cancelling technology with high-performance audio. And have a battery that’s capable of keeping them running for up to 30 hours.

They can be paired with multiple devices, feature user-friendly intelligent controls – including a ‘Speak-to-Chat’ feature that automatically pauses music when you need to take a call – and come with their own collapsible storage case to keep the protected on those rare occasions when they’re not in use.

Right now, Amazon has brought the price down below £300, despite these headphones only being out for a couple of months. That makes this a fantastic price that is unlikely to drop much more.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 11-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker

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Say hello to the Swiss army knife of cooking appliances: the Instant Pot Duo. It’s a pressure cooker, a slow cooker and an air fryer. It steams, sautés and bakes. And it will warm, grill, roast, sous vide and dehydrate your food too – all at the touch of a button.

It’ll also perform all those tasks quicker and using less energy than if you were to carry them out on the hob or in your oven. Buy it in this Black Friday deal and not only will you save an impressive £60 on the usual retail price but you’ll also save money on your energy bills whenever you cook with it. And given it’s has a 5.7-litre internal capacity, you could be cooking some very big, hearty meals with it. Perfect if you’re having the relatives over or if you’re batch cooking meals for the weeks ahead.

Xbox Series S

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© Microsoft

Avid gamers who lack space may want to turn their attentions towards the Xbox Series S. This fully digital, disc-free gaming platform is the smallest and sleekest member of the Xbox family.

Don’t let its diminutive stature fool you, though. It contains all the speed and performance you need to immerse yourself in next-gen gaming.

Splash your cash on this Black Friday deal and you’ll get the Series S console along with a wireless Elite Series 2 controller and stereo headset for only £189 - its lowest price yet. But also included in the bumper starter pack is a free one-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving you access to a library of hundreds of high-quality games. Bargain!

LEGO Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum


This isn’t just any old house. It’s a Lego recreation of the house that belongs to Stephen Strange; the house that’s better known to all Marvel fans as Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum.

Putting the 2,708 pieces of this set together to construct the famous property is just the start of the fun. Once it’s built you can peer inside to find the Sorcerer Supreme’s museum of mystical collections, his library and his entrance hall – all sites of classic scenes from the Marvel movies.

Naturally, the set comes with a Doctor Strange minifigure, but the Master of Mystic Arts is accompanied by Wong, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Ebony Maw, Master Mordo and The Scarlet Witch.

Slokey Astronomical Telescope SkyWays 40070

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If you’re looking for a telescope for a youngster who’s keen to take their first steps in astronomy, you might want to check out the SkyWays 40070 from Slokey.

Designed with children in mind, the SkyWays 40070 is lightweight, compact, portable (it comes with its own travel case) and simple to assemble. And when it has been put together, you can mount it on the adjustable tripod (included), which allows you to stand the scope at anywhere from 49-132cm tall, putting it at the ideal height for kids of any age to look into.

There’s more to it than size and simplicity, though. It also comes with quality optics and all the capability a budding astronomer could ask for. The SkyWays 40070 can magnify objects by up to 120 times to provide observers with clear views of the Moon, the planets of the Solar System and its surrounding stars. Included with the telescope, tripod and travel case are a 3x Barlow lens, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces and a smartphone adaptor (for taking photos or filming videos).

Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ

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The Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ takes the faff out of stargazing. Instead of you having to constantly adjust the telescope’s angle to counter the Earth’s rotation, the AstroMaster 130EQ’s motor drive gradually moves it to compensate automatically. It smoothly retrims your scope to keep your views trained on the object you want to observe for as long as it remains above the horizon.

Not only that but the AstroMaster 130EQ comes with a free pass to download Celestron’s Starry Night Basic software. Available for both Mac and PC, it provides you with a database containing thousands of observing targets, star maps to help you locate them and a calendar to help you schedule your observing sessions to give you the best chance of viewing them.

When is Black Friday 2022?

This year, Black Friday officially starts on 25 November. For even more gadget deals, there's also Cyber Monday to think about. It tends to focus on online deals and starts on the following Monday, so this year it's on 29 November.

Where will the best Black Friday gadget deals be?

With so many retailers offering massive sales, it can be tricky knowing where to look. We've put together a list of where the best black Friday gadget deals are likely to be, so your hunt for the best tech deals can be less frantic, and more efficient.

  • Amazon: An obvious go-to when it comes to Black Friday gadget deals. We're already seeing huge reductions on robot vacuum cleaners and electric toothbrushes. Keep an eye on their Black Friday deals page to keep on top of their sales.
  • Argos: A solid choice for essential household electricals and wellbeing goods such as fitness trackers, smart watches and air purifiers. Argos have already promised top Black Friday deals on smart TVs, gaming consoles and kettles this year. For more Black Friday news, check out the Argos Black Friday page.
  • Home to lots of big, popular brands including Samsung, Toshiba and LG, this online retailer has gadgets for every room of the house.
  • Currys: Renowned for going big on Black Friday, Currys is a top pick if you're in need of large appliances such as TVs, gaming consoles and laptops. You can register your interest so you're notified when their deals are released.
  • Robert Dyas: A good stopping point if you're looking for some smart home security devices with brands such as Arlo and Ring available.

Looking for more Black Friday deals? Head to our Black Friday guides to Sonos and streaming sticks.


Alex is a staff writer at BBC Science Focus. He has worked for a number of brands covering technology and science with an interest in consumer tech, robotics, AI and future technology.