The best Black Friday deals you can already get at Walmart

The last-gen AirPods Pro sitting on a desk near an iPhone and a MacBook.
Walmart is selling the first-gen AirPods Pro for just $159, which is a $90 discount. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Just like Best Buy and Target, Walmart has already dropped many of its Black Friday deals ahead of the main event. The retailer began rolling out discounts online as part of its Deals for Days event earlier this month, and has continued adding to the pile on a weekly basis.

Although it’s possible we’ll see prices drop even further when Black Friday officially lands later this week, we’re already seeing some steep discounts on a range of popular products, including the first-gen AirPods Pro. For your convenience, we’ve curated some of the best tech deals at Walmart for you to check out here. If you’re looking for even more deals, be sure to check out our roundup of the best early Black Friday deals available at all retailers. We’ve also put together retailer-specific roundups for Target, Amazon, and Best Buy, just in case Walmart doesn’t have the item you’ve been eyeing.


The best Black Friday deals you can already get at Walmart

The best Black Friday streaming device deals

  • If you prefer something cheaper, Walmart is also selling Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) streaming device for $18 instead of $29.99. This entry-level model doesn’t have 4K streaming capabilities or support for Dolby Atmos, but it can play HDR videos and has a Google Assistant-compatible remote. Read our review.
  • Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K is available for $24.98, which is a 50 percent discount. This is the device to buy if you want one that’s simple to use and also compatible with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. Read our review.

The best Black Friday earbud and headphone deals

  • Walmart is selling the first-generation AirPods Pro with a MagSafe charging case for $159 ($90 off). While they may not offer as impressive noise cancellation capabilities as the newer version, these buds still do an outstanding job of tuning out your surroundings and sound great. Read our review.

The best Black Friday smartwatch and fitness tracker deals

  • Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 8, is $50 off in the 41mm, GPS-enabled configuration, dropping the price to just $349.99 at Walmart. The terrific wearable is similar to the last-gen Series 7 but sports a couple of new features, including temperature sensors and crash detection. Read our review.
  • If you’re shopping for a more affordable version of Apple’s wearable, both the 40mm and 44mm configurations of the first-gen Apple Watch SE are discounted at Walmart. Normally $279, the 40mm model is on sale for $149, while the 44mm version is down to $179 (normally $309). The first-gen SE is slower than more recent Apple Watch models and lacks many of the more granular improvements we’ve seen, but it still manages to provide a great smartwatch experience without making too many compromises. Read our review.

The best Black Friday speaker deals

  • Google’s second-generation Nest Mini is on sale for $19.98 instead of $49. The tiny smart speaker can fit just about anywhere — even on the wall — but sounds good despite its small stature. It also comes with support for Google Assistant. Read our review.
  • You can buy JBL’s Flip 4 speaker for $59 instead of $99. The portable speaker is IPX7 waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about getting it wet, and comes with Bluetooth support.

The best Black Friday gaming deals

  • The holidays are the perfect opportunity to teach your nieces and nephews about the great equalizer that is the blue shell. Walmart is currently discounting a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the standard Switch, a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month individual subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Normally, this bundle retails for $399.99, but it’s currently on sale for just $299. A Nintendo Switch Online membership allows you to compete against other players online and provides access to a library of classic NES and SNES titles, not to mention cloud storage options.
  • The Logitech G502 Hero is a long-standing icon of gaming mice. Normally $49.99, you can currently find the G502 on sale at Walmart for $34.99. The claw-shaped design houses a 25,600 DPI optical sensor and 11 programmable buttons that can be remapped using Logitech’s G software suite. It also weighs 121 grams out of the box and even comes with additional weights that can be added to the base for greater control.
  • Normally $159.99, Logitech’s G Pro Starlight is currently on sale for just $109.99 at Walmart. Weighing in at just 63 grams, the G Pro X Superlight represents Logitech’s lightest mouse to date and is equipped with five programmable buttons and a 25,600 DPI optical sensor. It’s capable of up to 70 hours of playtime on a single charge, too, and can be topped off via USB-C or Logitech’s wireless PowerPlay charging system.
  • If you’re looking for a comfortable, lightweight gaming headset, the Cloud II Wireless is on sale for $129.99 at Walmart, $30 off its usual list price of $149.99. The Cloud II offers up to 30 hours of battery life and is easy to replenish thanks to its convenient USB-C port. It offers balanced sound with good voice quality, too, along with a 7.1 virtual surround sound mode. Read our review.

Miscellaneous deals

  • If you’re looking to pick up a budget-friendly Android tablet, Samsung’s Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab A8 tablet features Dolby Atmos speakers, good build quality, and excellent battery life. Right now, you can buy it with 32GB of storage for $139 instead of $199.
  • Samsung’s massive 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is discounted to $999.99 at Walmart, down from its usual price of $1,499.99. Featuring a maximum resolution of 5120 x 1440 and a 240Hz refresh rate, the G9 is still the single largest and arguably best gaming panel you can currently get. It doesn’t support HDMI 2.1, but if you stick to DisplayPort inputs, you’ll be fine. Read our review.
  • Hisense’s Roku 75-inch 4K TV works with both Google Assistant and Alexa and supports Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10. It comes with a Game Mode that Hisense claims should improve input lag, though it only sports a 60Hz refresh rate. You can buy it on sale for $448 at Walmart.


Source: The Verge

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