The best Black Friday deals under $100

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year? Pfft, more like the most expensive. Gifts, travel, decorations, parties, delicious meals… these can all add up and put a real dent in your wallet. That’s why we’re working hard to help you save in every way, from curating budget-friendly gift guides to offering deal-hunting tips. And now, below, we’re rounding up the best Black Friday deals under $100 — many of which are featured in our gift guides.

We found a range of discounted gadgets and goods that’ll make for great presents, from the Echo Pop and Fitbit Charge 6 to the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 and even a pair of AirPods. Yet there are also deals that’ll help you save on other expenses, like color-changing smart string lights for holiday parties and streaming services like Hulu.

To make your life a little easier, we’ve highlighted the best deals under $100 below. And if you want to save money on gadgets of all prices, be sure to also check out our guide to the best Black Friday deals.

The best Black Friday deals on streaming devices under $100

  • The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is also on sale for $19.98 ($10 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Google. The budget-friendly version of the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) lacks Dolby Atmos support and 4K streaming, topping out at 1080p resolution instead. Nevertheless, the device is also capable of bringing together recommendations from your favorite streaming service like the 4K model. It also supports casting and comes with a Google Assistant-compatible voice remote. Read our review.
  • The Alexa Voice Remote Pro is on sale for $27.99 ($7 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. In addition to working well with Amazon Alexa, the backlit remote offers customizable buttons and a useful remote finder feature. Read our review.

The best Black Friday deals on streaming services under $100

  • Now through December 3rd, new and returning subscribers can get three months of the ad-supported Paramount Plus Essential Plan for $1.99 per month instead of $5.99 when they use the promo code BLACKFRIDAY. The plans grant access to Paramount content like Yellowstone spinoffs 1883 and 1923, as well as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
  • If you also want to watch Showtime content like Billions as well as live TV with CBS and college football, you can use the same code to get three months of Paramount Plus with Showtime for $3.99 instead of $11.99 per month.

The best Black Friday deals on headphones and earbuds under $100

The best Black Friday deals on tablets and e-readers under $100

  • The first-gen Apple Pencil, which is compatible with both the ninth-gen and 10th-gen iPads, is also on sale for $73.17 (about $26 off) at Amazon and Walmart. The stylus doesn’t recharge while magnetically attached to the tablet’s side, like the second-gen Apple Pencil. Rather, it needs to be plugged into the iPad’s Lightning port, but otherwise is a good stylus that offers pressure and tilt sensitivity.

The best Black Friday deals on smart displays under $100

  • Regularly $129.99, right now you can buy the last-gen Echo Show 8 for $54.99 at Amazon. It’s not as fast as the third-gen Echo Show 8 and can’t act as a smart hub, but it’s still a good smart display that can carry out all sorts of Alexa-enabled tasks, from making Zoom calls to controlling other smart home devices. Read our review.

The best Black Friday deals on smart and portable speakers under $100

  • Amazon’s Alexa-enabled fourth-gen Echo is on sale for $54.99 ($67.99 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, with the former throwing in a free Kasa smart plug. The spherical Echo offers a loud, room-filling sound that’s better than the smaller Echo Dots, while also acting as a Wi-Fi extender for Eero mesh networks. Read our review.
  • Sony’s SRS-XB100 speaker is on sale at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy for around $38 ($22 off), its lowest price to date. Despite the fact it’s tiny, the Bluetooth speaker delivers crisp, clear sound along with up to 16 hours of continuous battery life. It also sports IP67 dust and water resistance, so you can take it to pool parties or on hikes without worrying. Read our review.

  • Ultimate Ears’ Boom 3 is on sale for $99.99 instead of $149.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Despite being five years old, the Boom 3 is still our favorite waterproof Bluetooth speaker with stellar sound, easy controls, and battery life that should provide up to 15 hours of playback.
  • You can buy the JBL Flip 6 at Amazon, Best Buy, and JBL for around $89 ($40 off). Along with an IP67 water rating, the Bluetooth speaker offers up to 12 hours of battery life.

The best Black Friday smart home deals under $100

  • The Google Nest Smart Thermostat is on sale for $89.99 ($40 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. The budget-friendly Google smart thermostat works with Matter and is easy to set up, though keep in mind it doesn’t adapt to your patterns like the Amazon Smart Thermostat. Read our review.
  • You can buy Nanoleaf’s Shapes Mini Triangles Smarter Kit for $79.99 ($20 off) directly from Nanoleaf. The 10 modular light panels can display over 16 million colors, pulse to the beat of music, and are compatible with a range of smart home platforms including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Home.
  • If you’re looking for a budget-friendly Wi-Fi smart plug that works with all major smart home platforms, you can buy a pair of Meross Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini (MSS110) plugs for $19.99 ($10 off) at Amazon.
  • Amazon’s Smart Plug is on sale for $14.99 instead of $24.99 at Amazon and Best Buy. The plug integrates well with Alexa-enabled devices and requires little setup, but be aware it only works with Alexa and indoors.
  • The Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Plug (D23LP-2RW) is down to $26.15 (about $7 off) at Amazon. This is an excellent plug-in smart dimmer for dimming indoor lights, one that supports all major smart home platforms as well as Matter.
  • You can grab the Eve Light Strip at Amazon for $39.95 (half off). The colorful, Wi-Fi-ready LED strip is compatible with Apple’s Adaptive HomeKit Lighting and provides 1,800 lumens of brightness.

The best Black Friday gaming deals under $100

  • Sony’s InZone H3 wired gaming headset is on sale for around $58 at Amazon and Best Buy. Compatible with both PlayStation and PC, the headset delivers good sound for the price along with some nice extras like customizable audio profiles.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the terrific predecessor to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, is on sale at Target and Best Buy for $19.99 ($30 off). Read our review.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is on sale for $30 ($30 off) at Walmart. Read our review.
  • You can buy an annual Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription for $71.89 at Amazon. The membership grants access to Game Boy Advance, Sega Genesis, and Nintendo 64 games and some DLC content, in addition to the usual Nintendo Switch membership perks. That includes access to Nintendo’s catalog of classic NES and SNES games, along with the ability to play online with friends and back up game data online.
  • You can add some extra storage to your Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck with Samsung’s Evo Plus microSD card, which is down to $24.99 ($10 off) at Amazon. The 512GB storage card comes with a microSD to SD adapter and can also be used with laptops and smartphones.

The best Black Friday Bluetooth tracker deals under $100

  • The 2022 Tile Mate is also on sale for $17.99 ($7 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. Unlike the Tile Pro, the Tile Mate can only keep tabs on items up to 250 feet away, but it’s also a good platform-agnostic tracker for keeping track of your stuff.

The best Black Friday smartwatch and fitness tracker deals under $100

The best Black Friday charger deals under $100

  • The second-gen Google Pixel Stand is on sale for $59 ($20 off) at Amazon. The 23W fast charger offers some cool extra features for Pixel phones, like the ability to display images from Google Photos albums of your choice when docked on its stand. Read our review.

The best Black Friday computing accessory deals under $100

The best Black Friday deals on instant cameras under $100

Other great Black Friday deals under $100

  • The Original Tamagotchi, a digital creature you can play with and take care of, is on sale starting at $11.49 ($8 off) at Amazon. This deal is for the “Mametchi Comic Book” version, which comes in a colorful and bright Mametchi comic book shell.
  • PopSockets is taking 25 percent off various grips, mounts, cases, and other accessories, including this PopGrip for MagSafe phone handle / stand (on sale for $22.50) which is compatible with iPhone 12 phones and newer.
  • EWA’s The New MagOne, a magnetic phone grip and a kickstand designed specifically for MagSafe-compatible phones, is down to $15.99 ($4 off) at Amazon.
  • The Nerf N-Strike Mastodon blaster is currently on sale at Amazon for $49.99 (half off), which matches its all-time low. The motorized, mega-dart firing blaster comes with 24 darts, along with a shoulder strap.
  • You can buy a six-pack of single-shot Nerf MicroShot blasters, each of which loads and fires one dart, for $19.99 ($13 off) at Amazon.
  • The Chi Original, one of our holiday gift guide picks for moms, is down to $63.75 ($57 off) at Amazon. The excellent flat iron heats up quickly and straightens and defrizzes hair surprisingly well; it can even create long, loose waves if you’re feeling adventurous.
  • The AeroPress Original is on sale for $31.95 (about $15 off) at Amazon, Target, and direct from AeroPress, which is one of the best prices we’ve seen this year for the portable single-serve coffee maker.
  • Amazon and Target are selling the Keurig K-Mini for $49.99 ($50 off). We often feature the single-serve coffee maker in our gift guides, mainly because it’s compact and incredibly easy to use, whether you’re whipping up a cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea.

Update November 24th, 6:56PM ET: Adjusted prices, removed expired promos, and added a selection of new deals, including those for the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired, Anker 511 charger, Shokz OpenRun, and more.

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