… staying connected since it supports 5G. The newest model is a fantastic little tablet, perfect for on-the-go usage. It dropped in price a little bit earlier this week, but this is still a great price to grab it at.
Smart home devices are always discounted on Black Friday, so wait until the day to get any of those. Here are the best deals you can get right now:
Amazon’s Echo Dot (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is now at its best price this week making it a cost-effective way to dip your toes into the smart home ecosystem or add Amazon’s voice assistant to another room in your home. It doesn’t have the best sound quality, but the device does have a 3.5mm jack, so you can plug it into an external speaker. It’s also cute and super customizable with fun fabric rings.
Google’s Nest Cam (7/10, WIRED Review) looks a lot like the old Nest Cam but it’s not merely a visual upgrade. It’s also capable of 1080p streaming and featured significantly improved low-light performance. It can respond to alerts when it detects a person or if your property’s smoke alarm is going off. There’s even a built-in speaker for two-way communication. It’s the best camera for integrating with other smart features in your home.
The better audio quality and microphones available for Amazon’s Echo, plus an included Zigbee hub, make it a no-brainer for anyone hoping to start or expand a smart home system using Amazon Alexa. We’ve seen it at the same price earlier in the week, but this is an excellent deal for an Echo to begin with.
We monitor deals on a continuing basis, and we always publish any that are notable. If you don’t need a new TV or digital gadget, remember to check back often as we track the best deals throughout Black Friday and through Cyber Monday as well. Just remember that in general, retailers are trying to equalize over the sale season, so they may not lower the prices on many products during Black Friday itself.