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Cyber Monday tech deals 2022: TVs, laptops, smart home and more

Cyber Monday tech deals 2022: TVs, laptops, smart home and more
Cyber Monday tech deals 2022: TVs, laptops, smart home and more

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Cyber Monday is always a great time to stock up on new tech at a discount, whether you’re finally ready to upgrade to a new laptop or just need some new charging cables to keep around the house. The good news is that just about every major tech product is on sale for Cyber Monday, and that the big discounts have started earlier than ever. The bad news? The sheer amount of stuff out there can be overwhelming.

But that’s where we come in. We’ve sifted through all the clutter to find the Cyber Monday tech deals that are actually worth getting (including the best Apple deals and top Best Buy deals), based on the countless hours we’ve spent testing and researching the latest gadgets. Here are the best sales to shop now.

We consider the AirTags a must-have for iPhone owners, as you can use them to track down just about any lost item with precision. While we’ve seen them go lower, this sale price makes a single AirTag a great stocking stuffer.

You’re gonna need a key ring to attach your AirTags to your keys (or pretty much anything else), and this popular leather model from Apple is at its lowest price ever in select colors.

If you need something more robust and stylish for your backpack or luggage, Apple’s AirTag Leather Loop is also available for its lowest price.

Apple’s MagSafe Charger is our top wireless charger pick for folks with an iPhone 12 or newer, as it snaps on your phone easily for a quick charge (it’s also great for AirPods). This popular accessory is currently $9 off, putting it very close to its lowest price ever.

Tired of waiting forever for your phone to charge? The Nano Pro is our favorite budget USB-C charger and will juice up your smartphone in a snap — all for a lowest-ever $13.

We consider this power adapter, which can cover you in more than 150 countries and charge five devices at once, a must for international travelers. It’s at its lowest price ever for Cyber Monday.

If you need a pencil for your new iPad Mini, iPad Air or iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil 2nd Gen is steeply discounted and at its lowest price ever. This more advanced pencil features double-tap functionality for switching tools on the fly, and can charge wirelessly when magnetically attached to your iPad.

The Logitech Combo Touch is one of our favorite iPad keyboards and turns your iPad into a pretty capable laptop. This version (made for the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-gen models) is nearly at its lowest price so far.

Logitech makes the majority of our best mouse picks, and the company’s popular budget model is at its lowest price ever in a ton of different colors. This cheap mouse is a perfect companion to your laptop, and is a great way to boost your WFH game.

The Logitech K380 is our favorite budget keyboard thanks to its high-quality keys and handy multi-device pairing capabilities. It’s not quite at its lowest price ever, but it’s still a great deal on an already affordable keyboard.

The Logitech C920 is our favorite webcam, and will make you look a lot better on calls than your laptop’s grainy built-in camera. It’s only a few bucks above its lowest price ever right now, so don’t miss out if it’s been on your list.

If you need a more high-end webcam for serious content creation on YouTube and Twitch, the Logitech StreamCam is our top pick for creators (and a great addition to any setup for this lowest-ever price).

Our longtime pick for best microphone, the Blue Yeti will make you sound great on everything from podcasts to livestreams to video calls — and it’s a no-brainer at this lowest-ever price.

Our top microphone pick for livestreaming, the Wave 3 offers excellent sound quality and best-in-class software for easily managing audio during a broadcast. It’s a great pickup at this lowest-ever price.

The latest Echo Dot improves on our favorite budget smart speaker with better audio and Wi-Fi extension capabilities while retaining the same versatile Alexa smarts. It’s a no-brainer for first-time Echo buyers at this price (the more advanced Clock model is also discounted right now).

The Echo Glow is a nice companion to your Alexa setup. It’s compact, easy to set up and provides pleasant mood lighting to any space. Pair it with the Echo Show 5 Kids for streamlined daily routines.

A smart plug is a great way to automate any of your old, dumb gadgets, and you can currently get a two-pack of this popular Kasa model for close to its lowest price.

The Echo Show 8 is our pick for the best smart display, providing an easy way to hop on video calls, fire up some Netflix or get recipe ideas from Alexa. It’s a great addition to the home at this all-time low price.

If you want a big Alexa display for keeping yourself and the whole family organized, the Echo Show 15 is a fantastic buy (especially at this lowest-ever price).

If you’re on a budget and live in an Alexa household, the Amazon Smart Thermostat delivers excellent performance with the company’s voice assistant.

The Nest Doorbell (Battery) is our favorite wireless video doorbell, thanks to its easy setup and free, intelligent alerts, and it’s currently at its lowest price ever.

The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is our best outdoor home security camera pick thanks to its good video quality, easy setup and useful alerts. Better yet, it just hit its lowest price ever for Cyber Monday

We named the Eero 6 mesh router, with its foolproof setup process and nearly unrivaled speeds and coverage areas, as your best bet when opting for a mesh router. Every model is close to its lowest price yet right now, starting at just $75 for the base router.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is almost identical to one of our favorite Roomba models, the j7+, and it’s steeply discounted right now. If you splurge for the i7+, which includes a self-empty base, you’ll be shocked at the powerful performance and smart robot technology that learns your cleaning preferences and home layout.

A more advanced model of our favorite electric toothbrush, the 6100 offers three intensity levels and three different modes — the default clean mode, along with whitening and gum care — which offer different brush-head motions and automatically set the timer accordingly.

Use the code CNNDEAL02 for an additional 5% off. The EarFun Air have long been our pick for the best budget earbuds, offering sound quality that punches well above its low price. They’re now cheaper than they’ve ever been — just make sure you click the coupon box before checking out.

While they’re on the older side, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are some of the most comfortable and unique-looking earbuds you can buy — and they’re an absolute steal at this sale price.

The AirPods Pro 2 are our favorite Apple earbuds thanks to their stellar noise cancellation and controls, and they’re currently at their lowest-ever price.

The classic AirPods still sound great and work effortlessly with your iPhone, and they’re an especially great gift now that they’re back to their lowest-ever price.

Our favorite Android earbuds (but great for any phone), the Sony LinkBuds S have fantastic comfort, hi-res audio support and the unique ability to switch sound modes based on your surroundings. They’re an absolute steal at this all-time low.

The Beats Fit Pro are our overall best wireless earbuds pick, offering superb features and comfort for iOS and Android users alike. They’re currently back at their lowest price ever.

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II offer truly incredible active noise cancellation, and they’re an even better buy at this first-ever sale price.

Our pick for best over-ear headphones, the Sony XM5 deliver unmatched noise cancelling and sound quality. This is one of the first big discounts on this set of cans, and the lowest price we’ve seen.

The Bose QuietComfort 45 are some of the best headphones we’ve tested, and a strong runner-up to the Sony XM5. Their excellent audio and ANC is a steal for this lowest-ever price.

Cyber Monday soundbar and speaker deals

The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 is our favorite overall Bluetooth speaker thanks to its booming sound and durable design, and it just hit its lowest price ever for Cyber Monday.

If you need something extra-portable and affordable, our favorite travel-sized speaker is perfect for your next adventure at this lowest-ever price.

The Sonos Roam SL is a simplified version of our upgrade pick for Bluetooth speakers, ditching the microphone for hands-free controls but offering the same great design and audio quality. It’s a great buy at this lowest-ever sale price.

A more basic version of our best soundbar pick, the Roku Streambar gets you a compact soundbar and a full-on Roku streaming player in one — an especially compelling value at this lowest-ever price.

The Sonos Arc’s best-in-class sound makes it our top premium soundbar pick, and its high price is a bit more palatable in this rare and lowest-ever price cut.

Apple is currently offering the iPhone SE, 12 or 13 with a free $50 Apple Gift Card, getting you some useful extra credit with these already well-priced phones.

We found the Moto G Stylus 5G to be a good Samsung alternative for those who want a big stylus-based phone, and it’s an especially good bargain at this sale price.

The Google Pixel 6a is our favorite budget phone, and unmatched when it comes to camera and software experience for the price. It’s already a steal at retail, and a no-brainer at a lowest-ever $299.

If you want to step up to a true flagship phone, the newer Pixel 7 gets you amazing cameras and nicer design for not much more money. This aggressively priced phone is even cheaper for Cyber Monday, now at an all-time low.

The OnePlus 10 Pro is a very good Samsung and Google alternative with some of the best battery life and charging speeds we’ve tested, and it’s a steal at this lowest-ever sale price.

The Apple Watch Series 8 improves on our favorite smartwatch with temperature sensing and car crash detection, and it’s currently at its lowest price yet.

If you can live with a slightly less fancy design and a few advanced tracking capabilities, the Apple Watch SE gives you all of the Apple Watch essentials for a much lower price. This new model just got its first-ever discount, making it even more of a great bargain.

While it doesn’t have quite the same robust set of features as the new Apple Watch SE, this discounted first-gen model is just about the cheapest Apple Watch we’ve ever seen (and still a great pick for tracking your runs and keeping up with notifications).

We consider the rugged, feature-rich Apple Watch Ultra to be the best Apple Watch for folks willing to splurge, and its high price is a bit easier to stomach with this first-ever deal.

The Google Pixel Watch works great with Pixel phones — and it doubles as a full-on Fitbit for fitness tracking. This is the first major sale and lowest price we’ve seen on this hot new watch.

The Galaxy Watch 5 is our favorite overall Android smartwatch, thanks to its great performance, battery life and fitness features. It’s an even better buy at this all-time low price.

Lenovo makes our favorite budget Chromebooks, and this cheaper variation on our top pick has everything you need for basic schoolwork and web surfing — all within a flexible design that doubles as a tablet.

A mainstay in the budget laptop space (and one of our top picks), the Acer Aspire 5 gets you great performance for the price and is close to its lowest price ever right now

The latest MacBook Air is our favorite overall laptop, offering best-in-class performance within a massively upgraded design. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this fantastic notebook yet.

The MacBook Air M1 was our longtime best laptop pick, thanks to its incredible performance, and while it’s since been replaced by the faster M2 model, it’s still an incredible bargain at this lowest-ever price.

The new Surface Laptop 5 is one of the best (and best-looking) laptops we tested this year, and it’s seeing some sizable discounts just weeks after release. And if you’re on a budget, last year’s still-great Surface Laptop 4 is down to just $650.

The slim and stunning Dell XPS 13 is our favorite overall Windows laptop, and this Best Buy deal lets you get a powerful Intel Core i7 model at a great price.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus 14 was a strong runner-up in our best gaming laptop testing, and this discounted model gets you fantastic gaming specs (plus a month of Xbox Game Pass) for just $900.

Our upgrade pick for best laptop, the 14-inch MacBook Pro has the performance and ports that serious power users need. This pricey model is currently at a huge discount, and its lowest price yet.

While it’s not the newest or fastest model, the 27-inch iMac is still a fantastic all-in-one computer with a big beautiful display. It’s an especially good buy at this massive and lowest-ever Cyber Monday discount.

We love the newest iMac for its gorgeous, compact design and incredible performance, and it’s currently at its lowest price for Cyber Monday.

We found the Dell XPS Desktop to be a versatile and easy-to-upgrade Windows desktop that’s perfect for the home office, and it’s currently available for a super-low price.

The Fire 7 is our favorite budget tablet, offering a great reading experience and all of the essential apps with some welcome modern touches. This is the first big discount we’ve seen on this already affordable slate.

The Kindle Paperwhite has long been our best budget e-reader pick, thanks to its fantastic display and warmth adjustment, and it’s an even better value at this lowest-ever price.

The Kindle Oasis is our pick for the best overall e-reader you can buy, and well worth it at this lowest-ever Cyber Monday price.

While the ninth-gen iPad isn’t the latest model, it’s still our best tablet pick, thanks to its great app selection and excellent performance for the price — which is currently at an all-time low.

The new iPad Air is a great middle ground for folks who want iPad Pro-level performance without spending upward of $1,000, and it’s close to its lowest-ever price on Amazon.

The Galaxy Tab S8 is our favorite Android tablet, offering an included S Pen stylus and a neat DeX mode that lets it perform like a laptop. This is close to its lowest price yet.

We love Samsung’s The Frame TV, which is both a unique digital art display and a pretty great QLED television in one. Every version of this unique set is currently deeply discounted for Cyber Monday, with sizes ranging from 32 to 85 inches.

We found Insignia’s 32-inch Fire TV to be a very good value with solid 720p picture quality and built-in Amazon smarts, and its an even better buy at this lowest-ever price.

The Fire TV Omni is a solid pick for folks deeply ingrained in the Amazon ecosystem, as you can do just about anything on this TV hands-free with the power of Alexa. We’ve seen it go cheaper, but this is a good deal.

The TCL 6-Series is our pick for the best TV overall, and this fantastic deal gets you its gorgeous and sizable 65-inch QLED screen for a lowest-ever price.

We love the Samsung QN90B for its bright, sharp picture and great gaming features, and all models are available at a good discount right now.

We really loved our time with Samsung’s first-ever OLED TV, which trumps the rest of the lineup in terms of sheer color and detail and is available at a massive Cyber Monday discount in both 55-inch and 65-inch variations.

The LG C2 OLED is one of the best TVs we’ve tested, offering amazing picture quality and a fluid interface for browsing apps. It’s close to its lowest price right now in a range of sizes from 42 to 83 inches.

If the popular LG C2 is out of your price range, this well-liked budget alternative is just about the cheapest OLED we’ve ever seen.

The Sony A90J earned our top luxury TV pick, thanks to the best picture quality we’ve ever tested, with superb detail and hyperaccurate colors. It’s currently available for up to $300 off (its lowest price yet) in two different sizes.

If the A90J is out of your price range, the A80J is a more affordable variation that sacrifices some features but still gets you a gorgeous 4K OLED screen. It’s a fraction of the cost of the A90J at this all-time-low sale price.

This Asus ROG model is our favorite 1080p gaming monitor thanks to its great color and refresh rate, and it’s currently at its lowest price ever.

The Samsung Smart Monitor M8 is a unique monitor that can double as your TV, thanks to its built-in smart interface, and it’s an especially great value at this lowest-ever price.

The Samsung CJ791 is our favorite ultrawide monitor thanks to its slick design, great picture and ample screen space, and its at its lowest price right now for Cyber Monday.

The Dell Ultrasharp 27 is our favorite 4K monitor, and the latest model is available for a sizable Cyber Monday discount right now.

If you want to turn your old, dumb TV into a smart one that can stream all the top services, the Roku Express is the cheapest way to do it — especially at this lowest-ever price.

You can’t go wrong with a Fire TV Stick 4K, which is an easy way to get all of the top streaming services up and running on any television. It was once our top budget streaming stick, and a great stocking stuffer at this lowest-ever price.

If you want the best possible streaming stick for the money, it’s hard to do better than this discounted Roku Streaming Stick 4K. On top of Roku’s robust app selection, you’ll also get speedy performance, Dolby Vision support, fast Wi-Fi compatibility and a handy voice remote.

The Roku Ultra’s super-responsive performance, great remote and wide app selection makes it our best overall streaming device pick, and it’s a great addition to your 4K setup at this all-time low price.

This Apple TV deal gets you our favorite high-end streaming player for its lowest-ever price, and while it’s not the newest, fastest model, it’ll still work great in any entertainment setup.

The Backbone One is our favorite mobile gaming controller, instantly turning your phone into a true portable console that works great with the latest mobile and cloud games. The PlayStation Edition of this great accessory just dropped to a lowest-ever $64, making it an essential add-on for serious iPhone gamers.

The Xbox Series S is the best value in console gaming, offering immersive, smooth gameplay and access to the superb Xbox Game Pass library. It’s as much as $40 off for Cyber Monday, and Amazon is throwing in a free $40 gift card with code XBOX.

Verizon is currently offering an Xbox Series X All Access Package for $150 off. This bundle gets you the highest-end Xbox as well as two years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for as low as 24 monthly payments of $29.

A staple of every Cyber Monday, this Nintendo Switch bundle throws in the excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Nintendo Switch Online at no extra charge, for a $70 value.

Walmart has massive discounts on some of the best Switch games, including all-time lows on essentials like Zelda and Animal Crossing and first-time deals on new releases like Sonic Frontiers and Bayonetta 3. Just note that stock is going in and out for many of these hot titles.

A microSD card is a must for any Switch owner, and this popular SanDisk model gets you 128GB of extra storage (enough for tons of digital game downloads) for its lowest price yet.

Whether you need a spare controller for multiplayer or just want a fresh new color (like the gorgeous Galactic Purple), you can’t go wrong with an extra DualSense — especially at this lowest-ever price.

This handy accessory can charge up to two DualSense controllers at once, all while doubling as a nice display stand and keeping your PS5’s ports free for other peripherals.

An internal SSD is essential for expanding your PS5’s internal storage, which will fill up fast for anyone who plays a lot of games. This super-popular WD Black model gets you a whopping 2TB of extra space for close to its lowest price yet.

This updated version of our favorite wireless gaming headset offers immersive sound and seamless multi-console compatibility, and it just hit its lowest price ever.

The Logitech G Cloud is a unique and well-designed portable gaming console that lets you stream cloud games from Xbox, Steam, Amazon Luna and more. It’s a little pricey for what it does, but it’s worth considering at this first-ever sale price.