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Black Friday 2022 live: cheap TV deals – plus air fryers, toys and more By Julia Sagar published 20 November 22 Black Friday All the latest Black Friday news and deals on Sunday, November 20

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27 of our favorite Black Friday deals

Thanks for joining our Black Friay 2022 live coverage this weekend. We’re signing off for the evening – so we’ll leave you with a recap of some of the most interesting deals that caught our eye today. See you tomorrow for more of the best offers… 

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Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket: was £60 now from £35 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Best overall – This electric blanket from Silentnight comes in three sizes: single, double and king, each with varying discounts. You can also pay a little more for two additional versions – one gives you dual control for £57 (ideal if you have different preferences to your partner) and the other is made from ‘extra fluffy’ fleece for extra comfort (from £69). There’s a chance the price of all three versions will drop in the coming days – we saw the basic version for around £23 in February/March. But inflation has kicked in since then and there are no guarantees.

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Echo Dot (4th Gen): was £49.99 now £19.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Amazon’s previous generation Echo Dot smart speaker is back on sale with a £30 saving – that makes it the cheapest we’ve seen it. It’s clearly popular as it’s sold out at Amazon, but you can still get it at Argos. In our Echo Dot review (opens in new tab), we found it to be reasonably loud and a cheap way to get some smart home tech. You can use it to control your smart home setup, as well as play music, check the weather, set timers, and more, all with simple voice commands.

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Tassimo Bosch Style Coffee Machine: was £106 now £29 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Currys is currently offering this vibrant Tassimo coffee machine for £77 less than its usual retail price. For just £29, the Tassimo Bosch Style will let you brew up to 50 different types of coffee, and will automatically shut itself off when not in use to help you save energy. We’d suggest acting on this deal swiftly as they’re likely to prove very popular throughout November.

Lindt chocolate:  from £1 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Lindt chocolate: from £1 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A Christmas classic, why not add some chocolate to your checkout while you’re shopping this Black Friday? Alongside booze, this is the most popular stocking filler that people shop for during this event and Amazon is offering plenty of selection in its Lindt chocolate section. Christmas-themed items include reindeers, (edible) Christmas tree decorations, and of course advent calendars.

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Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds: was £90 now £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds “great value for money” – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they’re an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery life can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can’t at this price point. They’re also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and they’ve only been this cheap once before. 

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Hisense 43-inch 4K UHD LED Smart TV: was £329 now £249 at Currys (opens in new tab)
If you need a 4K TV on a budget, check out this Hisense set on sale at Currys. A hefty price cut brings this 43-inch model well under £300, which isn’t bad considering you get support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and a host of smart TV functions. With Amazon Alexa built-in, this one is a solid all-rounder for those who don’t want to spend big.
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Ring Video Doorbell (Wireless): was £89.99 now £59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If your home doesn’t have existing wiring, or you’d prefer the convenience of a wireless setup, then you can pick up this version of the Ring Video Doorbell. It’s now £30 off back down to the lowest price ever – and you can even choose to add an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) to your order for free. A bargain either way for some smart home tech that can monitor your door and respond to visitors.

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Oral-B Pro 1 Electric Toothbrush: was £59.99 now £24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Oral-B’s pro oscillating electric toothbrush, complete with a bottle of 24-hour protection toothpaste, at its best-ever price. This makes for a good Christmas gift or a way to get a cheap upgrade from a manual brush. 

Yankee Candle sale: from £1.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Yankee Candle sale: from £1.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Set the right mood with this selection of Yankee Candle wax melts and candles from just £1.89. Given the time of year, there’s a wide selection of Christmas-themed scents, but you can also pick up some more universal options if you’d rather not have a home smelling of cinnamon and cedar wood just yet.

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Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar: was £88 now £38 at Boots (opens in new tab)
There’s £50 off this beauty advent calendar at Boots that’s made in collaboration with cancer support charity Macmillan. Inside there are two dozen beauty products, including moisturisers, masks, creams and makeup. It’s a fantastic price for a lot of products, plus, £2 from every sale is donated to the charity.

Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 (opens in new tab)

Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 now £27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
To stream shows and movies in 4K you need to upgrade to the fittingly-named Fire TV Stick 4K. Today’s deal is fine, but we have seen this version of the streaming stick for as low as £24.99 in the past. It’s likely that this cheaper offer won’t return given the current economic climate, so this is the best price we’ll see for the rest of the year.

Beer, wine, and spirits: from £4.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Beer, wine, and spirits: from £4.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
With party season almost upon us, now is a good time to stock up the drinks cabinet. Amazon is here to help you do that for less, with savings of up to 28% on a selection of wines, champagnes, vodkas and whiskies. Single bottles or larger cases are available, including well-known brands such as Jameson and Gordon’s. This link here is mostly focused on spirits but you can find a section with beer by clicking on the banner image at the top of the Amazon page too.

Energy efficient appliances: up to £200 off LG, AEG, and Samsung laundry appliances at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Energy efficient appliances: up to £200 off LG, AEG, and Samsung laundry appliances at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
A new washing machine might not be the most glamorous of Black Friday purchases but it’ll potentially save you a bundle in the long run in energy and water bills if you pick an energy-efficient model. John Lewis’ Black Friday deals can bag you a significant discount on a washing machine or dryer from a leading brand today. Listed on sale (and reduced to clear) are models from AEG, Bosche, LG, and Samsung – some of which come with extended 3-year warranties and bundle savings should you buy both a dryer and washer together. Note that you can also find excellent savings at Currys (opens in new tab).

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Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones: was £380 now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding and the XM3 before it were excellent, so it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 21% off. They’ve only been as cheap as this once before – and these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-cancelling headphones. 

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Asus VivoBook 15: was £549.99 now £329.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Consider getting this version of the Asus VivoBook 15 if you need a powerful mid-range laptop at a fantastic price. It has 8GB of RAM and an Intel i5 processor – both of which are excellent finds at this price point. Go for this if you want the extra performance to ensure programs load quickly and reasonable multitasking doesn’t slow the laptop down.

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Powkiddy Handheld Games Console: was £138.99 now £125 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can now save 10% off this TikTok sensation that’s likely to be on the Christmas lists of many youngsters this year. Basically, it’s a handheld console that runs emulators to play thousands of classic games from dozens of retro consoles. Just note the lengthy delivery times as this flavour-of-the-month tech ships from China with minimal English instructions. Unsure? Here’s what the Powkiddy is all about (opens in new tab).

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LG C2 48-inch OLED 4K TV: was £1,399 now £849 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for an excellent deal on our favourite all-rounder LG OLED, you’ve found it thanks to this extra £100 voucher code at Amazon We didn’t rate the LG C2 five stars for nothing – the picture quality is exceptional. The C2 has a sleek minimal design, great connectivity, and brilliant gaming credentials with four HDMI 2.1 ports to take advantage of the new-gen consoles. And the 48-inch model means it won’t even take up too much room.

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PlayStation Plus Essential: was £50 now £34.20 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Here’s a 25% saving on the basic PlayStation Plus Essential membership – plus a little extra off from Amazon. This comes with exactly the same benefits as the old version, including access to online multiplayer, free games each month, cloud saves, and more.

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Kindle Paperwhite: was £129.99 now £94.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The latest Kindle Paperwhite is down to its lowest-ever price in Amazon’s Black Friday sale today – with a record-breaking deal that beats the previous lowest price by a whole £5. This incredibly handy premium e-reader is packed with features to suit all avid readers, including a 10-week battery life, a glare-free 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light, and enough storage space for thousands of books.

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) Black Friday bundle: was (opens in new tab)

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) Black Friday bundle: was £399.99 now £349 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’ve been after an Oculus Quest 2 this is the perfect time to pick one up. In our four-and-a-half-star review (opens in new tab), we commended the Quest 2’s solid specs and easy-to-use nature, plus there are some great games on the platform. This bundle includes two of them: Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR.

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Google Pixel 6a: was £399 now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixel 6a is now at its lowest-ever price in the UK right now thanks to a hefty £100 price cut at Amazon. With a speedy Tensor chip, excellent camera, and eye-catching design, the Google Pixel 6a is an absolute steal at this price point for those after a more affordable and capable smart phone.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker + Air Fryer: was (opens in new tab)

Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker + Air Fryer: was £189.99 now £129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We make no secret of our love for Instant Pots, and this Duo Crisp model offers 11 different cooking programs including a very effective air frying mode. With 32% off it’s an even better buy than usual, and its 5.7-litre capacity means you can make some massive meals.

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Shark IZ202UKTDB Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology: was £379.99 now £199.99 at Shark (opens in new tab)
Get this limited edition deluxe Shark cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter for £180 off the original price. There’s a lot going for this stick vac, which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, an anti-allergen complete seal, and comes with 4 attachments: a crevice tool, an upholstery tool and an anti-hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now while stock lasts.

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Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was £250 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Black Friday offers like this don’t come along very often. We briefly saw them dip to £169, but this is a whole £10 cheaper than we’ve ever seen them, and if you don’t want to be left feeling sad then strike now, friend! Sony’s immersive LDAC, excellent ANC, eight hours of battery life from just the earbuds and stunning five-star sound quality all for £91 off the RRP? Click on through. 

Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Trade in your old iPhone to get up to £300 off a shiny new iPhone 14 at John Lewis this Black Friday – a significant saving on an unlocked device. While still expensive upfront, this is a great option for pairing with a SIM-only deal this November as many of the big networks will be offering standalone SIM deals as part of their Black Friday sales.

Energy efficient refrigerators: up to £1,600 off LG and Samsung refrigerators at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Energy efficient refrigerators: up to £1,600 off LG and Samsung refrigerators at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
It’s not just tech that’s featured in the John Lewis Black Friday sale – you can also get a significant saving on a collection of kitchen appliances. In this promotion specifically, you’re getting a huge price cut of up to £1,600 on premium LG and Samsung appliances as well as extended warranties and free recycling options on certain models. 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: was £219 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the Galaxy Tab A8 for its cheapest price ever – simply tick the box to apply the voucher and get £60 off the price It’s one of the best budget tablets you can buy today, with a wide 10.5-inch screen, 32GB of storage, and 13 hours of battery life. The Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM ensure good performance for everyday tasks if you need an inexpensive slate for web browsing, media streaming and some light gaming.

Sony WH-1000XM5 deal

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Cheapest-ever klaxon

This deal concerns the new, top-tier, class-leading wireless over-ear headphones from Sony. A quick glance at our in-depth, full-fat review of the Sony WH-1000XM5 will tell you everything you need to know about ’em. You don’t even need to read it – just gaze upon those five sweet stars. 

They’re still not the cheapest option on the market of course. But for this money, they’re the best, hands down. 

Want a slightly more wallet-friendly option? Our best Black Friday headphones deals is the place for you, and all the deals are live now. 

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Sony WH-1000XM5 over-ears: was £380 now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding, the XM3 before it were excellent, and it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 21% off! Have we seen them this cheap before? No, we have not – because these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-cancelling headphones. 

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7 alternative Airpod deals

Becky Scarrott, senior audio staff writer, TechRadar

When it comes to earbuds, there’s Apple’s AirPods, and then there’s everyone else. But this year’s Black Friday Apple AirPods deals haven’t been that great yet – they’ve been good, but not jaw-dropping. 

So these are the AirPods alternatives we want to steer you towards. (But if you’d prefer a Black Friday headphones deal, we’ve got those too – and our extensive roundup of Black Friday earbuds deals is already live.) 

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1. Sony LinkBuds S earbuds: was £180 now £119 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Exceptionally small, light, comfortable earpieces with a great control app plus a slew of well-implemented on-ear control options. They’re not the most dynamic or zealous listen we’ve ever heard, but for this money the sound is still up there with the best in show. They’re currently 34% off, and although we briefly (very briefly) saw them dip to one penny below £100 in October, at this price they’re a solid bet from a trusted name in audio – particularly if you have smaller ears.

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2. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: was £219 now £189 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro only arrived in stores on August 26, and this is the first time we’ve seen them discounted. They’re small, they’re comfortable, the two-way speaker design provides impressive and detailed 24-bit audio and the ANC is seriously good for this level. The one downside is the battery life, at only 5 hours from the buds and up to 18 in the case. Our advice? If you’re a Samsung Galaxy smartphone owner, they’re a no-brainer at this new low price… 

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3. LG Tone T90 wireless earbuds: was £200 now £134.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
LG’s top-tier buds are the first wireless earbuds to use Dolby Head Tracking, meaning they can track your head movements and alter the soundstage of the film or video game you’re playing to keep you immersed in the scene – yes, a clear rival to Apple’s Spatial Audio with head-tracking but, where Apple’s solution only works on certain AirPods and using an Apple source device, LG’s earbuds are device agnostic. Cool, right? And the presentation as you turn your head is wild. They only launched at the end of August, so they’ve never been discounted until now… 

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4. Sony WF-C500 true wireless earbuds: was £90 now £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds “great value for money” – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they’re an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can’t at this new low price-point. They’re also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and we’ve never seen them this cheap – until now. 

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5. Echo Buds (2nd gen): was £109.99 now £59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A 45% saving from Amazon on its own second-generation set of true wireless earbuds! The newest May 2021 Amazon Echo Buds are smaller, lighter, and boast double the ambient noise cancellation of the originals. As long as the five hour (plus 10 hours in the case) battery life doesn’t put you off, there’s an awful lot to like here for this kind of money – and to be clear, this deal represents an all-new lowest-seen price… 

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6. Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2: was £55.99 now £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
To save you grabbing a calculator, it’s a 38% saving on an already affordable set of true wireless earbuds featuring Anker’s Soundcore know-how and that likeable AirPods ‘toothbrush head’ design for nothing anywhere near AirPods money. Though we’ve never tested this particular model, the 28-hour battery is excellent at this level – and the company’s HearID personal sound profile is a joy to use. 

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7. Jabra Elite 85t earbuds: was £219 now £143.31 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Amazon has slashed the price of the Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds, thus bettering their lowest-ever price. Yes, ever! Available in 5 different colours and the recipient of a highly respectable four-star review from this publication, not only are the Jabra Elite 85t a stylish pair of earbuds, but they also provide excellent audio performance, effective noise cancellation and are a great alternative to Airpods.  

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There are a few Black Friday iPad deals around today – but not many

Good Black Friday iPad deals were few and far between last year. Today, there still aren’t many we want to draw your attention to yet – except these three, which are worth a look.

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Apple iPad 10.2 (2021):  was £369 now £309 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for an Apple tablet on a budget, consider picking up the latest iPad 10.2 on sale for £309 at Amazon – just £10 more than the record-low price. With a great Retina Display, speedy A13 Bionic chip, and expanded 64GB of storage, the latest 2021 iPad is a great choice if you’re looking for an all-rounder that doesn’t break the bank. For shopping, browsing, streaming, and gaming, it’s more than enough for most users.

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iPad (2021): was £549 now £424.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Despite the arrival of the tenth-generation iPad (opens in new tab), Apple continues to sell its 2021 predecessor, however, in practically every market outside the US, Apple increased the price of the ninth-generation model (opens in new tab); making this early November 23% Black Friday reduction on the 256GB, WiFi-only variant a notable deal. 

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iPad Air (2022): was £1,029 now £869 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple’s latest iPad Air fixes the shortcomings of its predecessor and serves up laptop-class M1 power too. This Amazon deal pushes the price of the 256GB cellular model down to only £20 more than the price of the WiFi-only version. In our iPad Air 2022 review, we described it as ‘all the things that make Apple’s iPad great, in a stylish design.’

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3 of the best air fryers – our top picks

If you’re wondering which air fryer to choose out of the thousands that are available, we’re here to help. Here are three of the best air fryers we’ve tested… 

The Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer is probably the best air fryer for most people: its performance is great – it consistently turned out the crispiest fries and chicken wings of any air fryers we tested – and it’s fairly priced at under £150 for the 5.7L model.

The Cosori Pro is a little cheaper; or if you want to go all out, The Ninja Foodie is our premium pick – it has two separate compartments, so you can cook two different dishes at the same time. Handy.

And if you don’t care about the best models – you just want the biggest saving – you’ll find all the best Black Friday air dryer deals in our full round up.

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1. Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer with ClearCook & OdourErase

The best air fryer overall

Style: Basket fryer | Wattage: 1700W | Capacity: 6 quart / 5.7-liter | Cooking modes: Air-fry, roast, bake, reheat, broil and dehydrate

Crisp, evenly browned results
Window to check on food
Reduces cooking smells
Display gets fingerprint marks

The brand behind the iconic Instant Pot also makes air fryers, and its top-of-the-range model consistently turned out the crispiest fries and chicken wings of any air fryers we tested. In our testing, the fries had crisp exteriors but soft, fluffy insides, and the chicken was moist, while its skin was crispy and retained loads of flavor. 

The Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer with ClearCook & OdourErase builds on the previous iteration, the Instant Vortex Plus, with a plastic window in the basket, and a light, that lets you keep an eye on food while it’s cooking, and has a built-in filter to reduce smells too. 

However, it doesn’t come with any cooking charts, which means you will need to spend time experimenting to achieve the right cooking duration and temperature, particularly when it comes to frozen food. We also found the crisper plate falls out if the basket is tipped up too much when removing food, and the display suffers from fingerprint marks. However, these are minor gripes on what is in our eyes, the best air fryer on the market right now.

Read more: Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 review

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2. Cosori Pro LE Air Fryer L501

The best budget air fryer

Style: Basket fryer | Wattage: 1500W | Capacity: 5-quart / 4.7-liter capacity | Cooking modes: Air fry

Crisp fries and chicken wings
Sleek, minimalist design
Seven presets
Struggles with frozen foods
Needs some experimentation

If you want a budget-friendly air fryer that’s as stylish as it is effective, then the Cosori Pro LE Air Fryer L501 is worth considering. Unlike any of the air fryers we’ve tested previously, the LED and touch control panel is located on the glossy top of this kitchen gadget creating a streamlined look. 

On test, we found the air fryer produced crisp, crunchy fries with soft, fluffy potato inside and succulent juicy chicken wings. However, it struggled to evenly brown foods, so we found ourselves tweaking cooking times, and it wasn’t effective when cooking frozen foods either.

It has seven presets for dishes such as bacon, seafood, and cake. It also has a reminder to shake, which can be activated when setting the cooking time that will alert you halfway through cooking so you can turn the food to achieve an even crisp. 

Read more: Cosori Pro LE Air Fryer L501 review

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3. Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400

The best premium air fryer

Style: Twin basket fryer | Wattage: 2470W | Capacity: 10-quart / 9.5 liter | Cooking modes: Air-fry, roast, bake, reheat and dehydrate

Dual zones 
Large capacity
Many cooking methods
Bulky
No reminder to turn

This air fryer has two separate compartments, so you can cook two different dishes so they’re ready to serve at the same time. In our review, we were impressed at just how quickly the air fryer crisped and evenly browned our fries.

The two cooking drawers, which have crisper plates inside, have an overall capacity of 10-quart / 9.5 liter and are deep enough to hold a 3lb / 1.4kg batch of fries or 4.4lb / 2kg chicken each. Ninja also offers a smaller capacity version, which holds up to 8-quart / 7.6 liters and is known as the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer AF300.

This handy kitchen gadget can roast, dehydrate, bake and even reheat, as well as air fry, although, like most air fryers, the reheat function can’t replace a microwave. We were impressed that different cooking methods can be employed in each compartment at the same time and the ‘sync’ feature ensures both compartments finish cooking at the same time, so you’ll never be waiting around for one part of your meal to finish cooking. 

It is one of the bulkier air fryers we’ve tested and it does take up a significant chunk of space on a worktop. However, it looks pretty stylish combining a glossy black finish with silver accents.

Read more: Ninja Foodi Max review

What to consider when buying an air fryer

Air fryers are hot products this year, there’s no doubt about that. They cook lots of foods faster and are cheaper to run than a traditional oven, so may help lower your household bills. But there are loads to choose between. So how do you pick the right one? 

We’ll share our top three air fryers in a moment – in the meantime, here are some key considerations from our Homes Editor Jenny Oksien.

Basket air fryers tend to be healthier because they funnel the juices, as well as the fat, away from the food but you can’t check on the food without opening them and letting cold air in, which can stall the cooking process.

Bowl air fryers, however, have glass lids so you can keep an eye on your meal, but the cooking juices remain in the air fryer and in contact with the food, making it tastier but not as healthy.

Check the capacity of the air fryer. If you’re feeding four or more mouths, look for larger air fryers, which can hold around 6.5 quarts / 6 liters, while couples will find designs that have a capacity of around 2.5 quarts / 2.5 liters will be sufficient. Some of the best air fryers also have more than one compartment, which means you can cook multiple foods at the same time.

When does Black Friday start? 

It’s late November and there are Black Friday 2022 ads everywhere. But when does Black Friday actually start? Is it already running? 

Black Friday doesn’t officially start until November 25 – this coming Friday. But in many ways Black Friday has started. There’s a huge influx of Black Friday deals already, and the annual sales event is in full swing at most major retailers. 

It’s fair to say that we’re now deep into peak discount season. The best deals of the year used to appear on Black Friday itself, but that’s now no longer the case. Last year, most of the biggest offers launched in the seven days leading up to Black Friday – and then remained relatively static as we moved through Black Friday weekend into Cyber Monday

In fact, there were very few new deals in many of the largest product categories on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday last year – and some of the best offers from earlier in the month didn’t return. That’s a trend we expect to see again this year.

From today, then, our advice is to keep your eyes peeled. We’re seeing some serious Black Friday deals now – so if you see a great saving on a product you’ve had your eye on in the coming days, we recommed grabbing it.

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Black Friday TV Deals 2022

9 of the best Black Friday TV deals

Matt Bolton, Managing Editor, TechRadar

Black Friday TV deals arrived early this year, thanks to sales from shops including Amazon, Currys and John Lewis. This weekend there are super-low prices on a wide range of TVs – everything from premium OLED and QLED displays and huge 75-inch sets right through to budget and small smart TVs. Here are some of our top picks.

See more Black Friday TV deals in our round up.

Black Friday TV deals: quick links

7 of the best Black Friday deals on TVs

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1. TCL 32S5209 32-inch HDR TV: was £199 now £149 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lots of 32-inch TVs have to do without the tech that makes bigger TVs great, but not this one. You get Android smart TV and HDR support, so it’s easy to find things to watch, and they look better once you do. With these specs, £150 is a very competitive price – the 25% discount is about as good as it gets for TVs this cheap, anyway.

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2. Hisense A6BG 50-inch 4K LED TV: was £499 now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Few other brands can compete with Hisense when it comes to balancing budget with features and functionality. This 2022 50-inch 4K TV comes with Dolby Vision HDR for you to enjoy Netflix and Disney Plus movies at their best, all from and an intuitive smart TV interface. The fact that 50 inches worth of TV is less than £300 is an incredible early Black Friday deal.  

3. Hisense 65-inch A6BG series 4K TV: was £799 (opens in new tab)

3. Hisense 65-inch A6BG series 4K TV: was £799 now £448 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A £300 price cut makes this Hisense 4K TV a good deal indeed for anyone looking to step up to the 65-inch size range on the cheap. Along with 4K resolution, it offers Dolby Vision HDR and DTS Virtual:X sound for a more immersive experience. Built-in Alexa will let you control the TV using voice commands and there’s also Hisense’s own VIDAA smart interface onboard for streaming.

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4. LG A2 65-inch OLED 4K TV: was £1,699 now £1,299 at Currys (opens in new tab)
This is the cheapest 65-inch OLED available, so if you want the rich cinematic contrast of this premium screen tech for less, the A2 is ideal. To make it this price, it features less advanced processing than the LG C2, a less bright screen, and no HDMI 2.1 ports for next-gen gaming. But the precise colours and rich HDR are here – for movie lovers looking for high-end pictures for a mid-range price, it’s excellent.

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If you’re looking for a widescreen Smart TV purchase that won’t break the bank, this deal is the one for you. It only offers a 21% discount, which doesn’t seem like much – and it might come down further in price as Black Friday approaches. Even so, with 4K HDR resolution, QLED Quantum dot color, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HDMI support, built-in Free View, and Android TV containing all of your favorite streaming services, you’ll do well to find a better TV deal right now. 

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5. Samsung BU8000 75-inch 4K TV: was £1,399 now £999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A 75-inch TV for under £1000? What’s not to love. The Samsung BU8000 obviously doesn’t have quite the vibrancy of Samsung higher-priced QLED TVs, but this is an exceptionally fair trade off for this much TV real estate for less than a grand – especially as Samsung delivers some of the best budget bang for buck around. The BU8000 has solid upscaling and virtual 3D surround sound. There’s no HDMI 2.1 for new-gen gaming but ALLM is on hand to help with ultra low lag.

6. LG 55-inch CS series 4K OLED TV: was (opens in new tab)

6. LG 55-inch CS series 4K OLED TV: was £1,499 now £949.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
At just £949, this is a great Amazon Black Friday deal on LG’s CS series OLED TV, which is basically the LG C2 but with the panel and design of LG C1. The set sports the company’s latest a9 Gen 5 AI Processor, and it has support for Dolby Vision IQ HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. With a native 120Hz display, it’s also a great option for gaming, and LG packs in VRR, ALLM, G-SYNC, and AMD FreeSync Premium to round out the set’s gamer-friendly features.

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7. Philips PUS807 50-inch LED 4K HDR TV : was £679 now £549 at Currys (opens in new tab)
If you’ve always had an eye on the bright LEDs of Philips’ Ambilight system, this 50-inch LED TV might be right up your colour-changing street. For just over £500 you’re getting 3 sides of Ambilight that will match the action on screen, and just like most Philips TVs you can make the most of every HDR format for all of your streaming services, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+. There are even two HDMI 2.1 ports for new-gen gaming at 120Hz – that’s incredibly rare at this price.

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8. LG 55-inch QNED816 4K TV: was £1,149 now £699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A 39% price cut on this LG 55-inch QNED TV gives gamers an opportunity to scoop up a cheap but great TV to use with their PS5. QNED is LG’s way of saying the set has quantum dots for enhanced colour, and it also supports 4K 120Hz video input and VRR. LG’s webOS platform provides the streaming smarts, and you can also control the TV via Google Assistant and Alexa voice commands.

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9. LG C2 48-inch OLED TV: was £1,399 now £949 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The world’s best TV for most people (according to our review (opens in new tab)) hits its cheapest-ever price for one day thanks to an extra £100 off voucher, but now it’s back to £949. We don’t know whether that price will return, but this is the best we’ve seen for it otherwise. It’s a wonderful OLED TV, and is totally future-proofed, thanks to its great smart TV software and four advanced HDMI 2.1 port.

Black Friday deals – are they legit?

James Pickard, Deals Editor, TechRadar

I’ve been covering Black Friday for a number of years now, and one of the big points of debate each time is whether the deals during the sale are really as good as they seem. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer.

In a lot of cases, there are some genuinely good Black Friday deals now, including many big and popular products that have dropped to their lowest prices of the year. I use various price-tracking apps to monitor these top sellers, and track many manually too, and that means I can say with almost 100% certainty whether a specific item has been cheaper before.

However, there are definitely times when a bit of retailer trickery leads to some less-than-stellar deals. As with any sales event, you’ll see a mixture of bargains, discounted end-of-line stock and strange things found in the back of a warehouse somewhere. Sometimes, you have to sift through that to uncover the gems.

But that’s also why we’re here. Now that Black Friday’s in full swing, it’s important to know that we’ve carefully considered the deals we’re sharing based on product quality, price history and how interesting we think they’ll be to you. It’s something we do all year-round anyway to bring you the top bargains.

Need batteries? 

This 12-pack of Duracell AA batteries is an Amazon best-seller today. But they cost £7.13 at Amazon (down from £14.50) – whereas we’ve found them at Argos for £4.90 today. 

You’ll probably have to collect them, mind, if you get them at Argos – and not all stores have them in stock – but if you’re looking to save money, it’s a cracking price and worth seeing if they’re available near you. 

(Or you can just buy them at Amazon for £7.13 – which is still cheaper than Tesco – and have them delivered.) 

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Duracell Plus AA Alkaline Batteries, 12-pack: £4.90 at Argos (opens in new tab)

Duracell Plus AA Alkaline Batteries, 12-pack: £4.90 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Batteries – who needs ’em, right? Among the best Black Friday deals live right now, it’s no surprise that these little power cylinders often fall by the wayside. But come Christmas, you’ll be grateful that you picked up this 12-pack of Duracell Plus AAs, and for half the price we’re seeing at other retailers. 

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Duracell Plus AA Alkaline Batteries, 12-pack: was £14.50 now £7.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If the Argos deal isn’t working for you, Amazon has the next best price today: £7.50 (they’re £8 at Tesco if you have a clubcard). That’s about 50p more than we’ve seen them drop to before (in May), but inflation has kicked in since then so we’re not sure whether they’ll drop again. You can save even more on larger packs (opens in new tab), too. 

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Oculus Quest 2 is cheaper – but could drop again

Meta’s Black Friday deals have gone live and there are some decent prices on the VR headset, which we gave 4.5/5 stars in our Oculus Quest 2 review. The discounts don’t quite bring the headset back down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen (£299 in August), but the added games are good value.

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Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) Black Friday bundle: was £452.99 now £349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
In our four-and-a-half-star review, we celebrated the Oculus Quest 2’s easy to use design, as well as its good visuals and specs (especially for its price). This deal doesn’t make it as cheap as it used to be (£299 before a price hike) but it’s still an amazing bundle offer that includes a lot of bang for your buck.

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Oculus Quest 2 (256 GB) Black Friday bundle: was $552.99 now £429.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This version of the Oculus Quest 2 bundle includes the same great games and VR headset, except it comes with more storage (256GB instead of 128GB). Admittedly, you don’t need this much space unless you plan to download a lot (and we really mean a lot) of VR games, but if you want to go all-in on the metaverse this bundle could be perfect for you.

The Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets around, especially if you’re on a budget. While it’s not as impressive as the Valve Index in terms of specs, or normally as cheap as the Pico 4, Meta’s device has more than a few things going for it.

First, unlike the Index, Meta’s headset is standalone. If you want to connect it to a PC you can but to play a VR game you don’t have to. You also don’t need to set up any annoying towers in the real world either, you just have to clear a space and draw a quick outline once you put the headset on so it knows where is safe and you’re ready to go.

Secondly, while the Pico 4 is normally slightly cheaper at £379 (it’s only available in the UK) and comes with slightly better specs, its software is definitely inferior right now. Generally, the Pico OS doesn’t feel as fine-tuned as what Meta’s hardware runs on and the games on the Pico 4 aren’t as good as those on the Quest platform. Not only does it lack great titles like Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR, but the Pico 4’s version of games like After the Fall and Walkabout Mini Golf lack content that’s available on the rival hardware.

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There’s £600 off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 at Amazon

Here’s one from our phones team: Amazon has dropped the prices of Samsung smartphones by as much as a staggering £610. Last year’s flagship Galaxy Z Fold 3 was £1,599 but now sits at £989 – its lowest price ever. If you’ve wanted to pick up Samsung’s big foldable but couldn’t stand paying more than £1,000, now is your chance. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: was £1599 now £989 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 offers a tablet-sized 7.6-inch display that folds in half to give you the best of smartphone and tablet worlds in one. Even though it’s a year old, last year’s Galaxy Z Fold held up well, thanks to improved durability and water resistance. We reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (opens in new tab) and called it the best foldable phone so far, awarding it a 4.5 stars out of 5 rating. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this phone. 

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Where and why did Black Friday start?

Black Friday feels like it’s been around forever. But where it did all start? And where did that name come from?

Well, the first known mention of Black Friday related to this shopping experience was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance (opens in new tab) used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work.

Around this time, police in the US were using the phrases “Black Friday” and “Black Saturday” to describe the horrendous traffic that occurred at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season.

It wasn’t until 1961 that there was a movement (opens in new tab) from the local government to change the shopping season to “Big Friday” and “Big Saturday”. Clearly, that never caught on. 

It wasn’t until much later that the notion that Black Friday was the time when retailers moved ‘back into the black’ became the leading thought and it was clearly an attempt to bring positivity to the term.

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This Shark cordless vac has dropped in price again – almost £200 off

The Shark IZ202UK Anti Hair Wrap cordless vac has a whopping £190 off its usual price – that’s an even better deal than the £180 off we saw on Friday. It’s now down to just £189 at Shark (opens in new tab), which means you’re getting a lot of power for a lot less money. 

This is a limited edition version and includes a useful car detail kit. It’s a good option for pet owners particularly…

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Shark IZ202UKTDB: was £379.99 now £189.99 at Shark (opens in new tab)
A limited edition deluxe black cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter, plus £190 off the original price – yes please. There’s a lot going for this stick vac which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, anti-allergen complete seal and comes with 4 attachments: crevice tool, upholstery tool and anti hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now – whilst stock lasts.

23 of the best Black Friday deals this morning

There’s loads going on today. Here are some of the best Black Friday discounts our pro deal editors have seen this morning…

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Lindt chocolate: from £1 (opens in new tab)
A Christmas classic, why not add some chocolate to your checkout while you’re shopping this Black Friday? Alongside booze, this is the most popular stocking filler that people shop for during this event and Amazon is offering plenty of selection in its Lindt chocolate section. Christmas-themed items include reindeers, (edible) Christmas tree decorations, and of course advent calendars.

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Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar: was £88 now £38 at Boots (opens in new tab)
There’s £50 off this beauty advent calendar at Boots that’s made in collaboration with cancer support charity Macmillan. Inside there are two dozen beauty products, including moisturisers, masks, creams and makeup. It’s a fantastic price for a lot of products, plus, £2 from every sale is donated to the charity.

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3. Powkiddy Handheld Games Console: was £138.99 now £125 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can now save 10% off this TikTok sensation that’s likely to be on the Christmas lists of many youngsters this year. Basically, it’s a handheld console that runs emulators to play thousands of classic games from dozens of retro consoles. Just note the lengthy delivery times as this flavour-of-the-month tech ships from China with minimal English instructions. Unsure? Here’s what the Powkiddy is all about (opens in new tab).

4. Beer, wine, and spirits: from £4.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

4. Beer, wine, and spirits: from £4.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
With party season almost upon us, now is a good time to stock up the drinks cabinet. Amazon is here to help you do that for less, with savings of up to 28% on a selection of wines, champagnes, vodkas and whiskies. Single bottles or larger cases are available, including well-known brands such as Jameson and Gordon’s. This link here is mostly focused on spirits but you can find a section with beer by clicking on the banner image at the top of the Amazon page too.

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5. TEFAL Easy Fry Compact EY101827: was £89 now £59 at Currys (opens in new tab)
If you’re just cooking for one, then you don’t need an air fryer capable of cooking lots of food at once. Instead, something like this compact model is more ideal with its 0.6-litre capacity and small footprint. And, it’s currently discounted £30.

6. Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Multi Cooker 7.6L: was £249.99 (opens in new tab)

6. Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Multi Cooker 7.6L: was £249.99 now £169.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This high capacity version also has the Crisp lid that transforms it into an excellent air fryer. If you can imagine it, the Pro can cook it – and with £80 off, it’s a great Black Friday air fryer buy.

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7. Tassimo Bosch Style Coffee Machine: was £106 now £29 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Currys is currently offering this vibrant Tassimo coffee machine for £77 less than its usual retail price. For just £29, the Tassimo Bosch Style will let you brew up to 50 different types of coffee, and will automatically shut itself off when not in use to help you save energy. We’d suggest acting on this deal swiftly as they’re likely to prove very popular throughout November.

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8. Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket: was £60 now from £35 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Best overall – This electric blanket from Silentnight comes in three sizes: single, double and king, each with varying discounts. You can also pay a little more for two additional versions – one gives you dual control for £57 (ideal if you have different preferences to your partner) and the other is made from ‘extra fluffy’ fleece for extra comfort (from £69). There’s a chance the price of all three versions will drop in the coming days – we saw the basic version for around £23 in February/March. But inflation has kicked in since then and there are no guarantees.

9. Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

9. Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds: was £90 now £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds “great value for money” – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they’re an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery life can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can’t at this price point. They’re also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and they’ve only been this cheap once before. 

10. Oral-B Pro 1 Electric Toothbrush: was (opens in new tab)

10. Oral-B Pro 1 Electric Toothbrush: was £59.99 now £24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Oral-B’s pro oscillating electric toothbrush, complete with a bottle of 24-hour protection toothpaste, at its best-ever price. This makes for a good Christmas gift or a way to get a cheap upgrade from a manual brush. 

11. Yankee Candle sale: from £1.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

11. Yankee Candle sale: from £1.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Set the right mood with this selection of Yankee Candle wax melts and candles from just £1.89. Given the time of year, there’s a wide selection of Christmas-themed scents, but you can also pick up some more universal options if you’d rather not have a home smelling of cinnamon and cedar wood just yet.

12. Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 (opens in new tab)

12. Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 now £27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
To stream shows and movies in 4K you need to upgrade to the fittingly-named Fire TV Stick 4K. Today’s deal is fine, but we have seen this version of the streaming stick for as low as £24.99 in the past. It’s likely that this cheaper offer won’t return given the current economic climate, so this is the best price we’ll see for the rest of the year.

13. Energy efficient appliances: up to £200 off LG, AEG, and Samsung laundry appliances at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

13. Energy efficient appliances: up to £200 off LG, AEG, and Samsung laundry appliances at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
A new washing machine might not be the most glamorous of Black Friday purchases but it’ll potentially save you a bundle in the long run in energy and water bills if you pick an energy-efficient model. John Lewis’ Black Friday deals can bag you a significant discount on a washing machine or dryer from a leading brand today. Listed on sale (and reduced to clear) are models from AEG, Bosche, LG, and Samsung – some of which come with extended 3-year warranties and bundle savings should you buy both a dryer and washer together. Note that you can also find excellent savings at Currys (opens in new tab).

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14. Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones: was £380 now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding and the XM3 before it were excellent, so it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 21% off. They’ve only been as cheap as this once before – and these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-cancelling headphones. 

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15. Asus VivoBook 15: was £549.99 now £329.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Consider getting this version of the Asus VivoBook 15 if you need a powerful mid-range laptop at a fantastic price. It has 8GB of RAM and an Intel i5 processor – both of which are excellent finds at this price point. Go for this if you want the extra performance to ensure programs load quickly and reasonable multitasking doesn’t slow the laptop down.

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16. LG C2 48-inch OLED 4K TV: was £1,399 now £849 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for an excellent deal on our favourite all-rounder LG OLED, you’ve found it thanks to this extra £100 voucher code at Amazon We didn’t rate the LG C2 five stars for nothing – the picture quality is exceptional. The C2 has a sleek minimal design, great connectivity, and brilliant gaming credentials with four HDMI 2.1 ports to take advantage of the new-gen consoles. And the 48-inch model means it won’t even take up too much room.

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17. PlayStation Plus Essential: was £50 now £34.20 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Here’s a 25% saving on the basic PlayStation Plus Essential membership – plus a little extra off from Amazon. This comes with exactly the same benefits as the old version, including access to online multiplayer, free games each month, cloud saves, and more.

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18. Kindle Paperwhite: was £129.99 now £94.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The latest Kindle Paperwhite is down to its lowest-ever price in Amazon’s Black Friday sale today – with a record-breaking deal that beats the previous lowest price by a whole £5. This incredibly handy premium e-reader is packed with features to suit all avid readers, including a 10-week battery life, a glare-free 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light, and enough storage space for thousands of books.

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19. Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) Black Friday bundle: was £399.99 now £349 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’ve been after an Oculus Quest 2 this is the perfect time to pick one up. In our four-and-a-half-star review (opens in new tab), we commended the Quest 2’s solid specs and easy-to-use nature, plus there are some great games on the platform. This bundle includes two of them: Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR.

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20. Google Pixel 6a: was £399 now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixel 6a is now at its lowest-ever price in the UK right now thanks to a hefty £100 price cut at Amazon. With a speedy Tensor chip, excellent camera, and eye-catching design, the Google Pixel 6a is an absolute steal at this price point for those after a more affordable and capable smart phone.

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21. Shark IZ202UKTDB Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology: was £379.99 now £199.99 at Shark (opens in new tab)
Get this limited edition deluxe Shark cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter for £180 off the original price. There’s a lot going for this stick vac, which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, an anti-allergen complete seal, and comes with 4 attachments: a crevice tool, an upholstery tool and an anti-hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now while stock lasts.

22. Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

22. Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was £250 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Black Friday offers like this don’t come along very often. We briefly saw them dip to £169, but this is a whole £10 cheaper than we’ve ever seen them, and if you don’t want to be left feeling sad then strike now, friend! Sony’s immersive LDAC, excellent ANC, eight hours of battery life from just the earbuds and stunning five-star sound quality all for £91 off the RRP? Click on through. 

23. Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

23. Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Trade in your old iPhone to get up to £300 off a shiny new iPhone 14 at John Lewis this Black Friday – a significant saving on an unlocked device. While still expensive upfront, this is a great option for pairing with a SIM-only deal this November as many of the big networks will be offering standalone SIM deals as part of their Black Friday sales.

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Get the excellent Nest Mini smart speaker for just £20

Alex Whitelock, Deals Editor, TechRadar

The official Google Store launched its Black Fridays sale in the UK last week, and it’s offering up the fantastic Nest Mini smart speaker for just £20.

This is the lowest price yet for the budget smart speaker, and a deal that’s well under half-price – considering it usually retails for £49. Overall, while we’re quite in the loose-change pocket money range here, we’re definitely in bargain territory, especially if you’re looking for a smart home-related gift.

At £20, this is a fairly cheap way to kick-start your smart home setup. You could, for example, purchase a couple of devices and place them throughout your house, making use of the myriad Google Assistant voice functions to control your lights, TV, or other smart-compatible devices.

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Google Nest Mini: was £49 now £20 at the Google Store (opens in new tab)
You can bag the excellent Google Nest Mini smart speaker for under half price at the official Google Store this week thanks to the retailer’s Black Friday sale. In-built Google Assistant makes the Mini absolutely perfect for a range of useful applications. Control other compatible smart devices, set alarms, get weather forecasts and play music – all from one little device.

Amazon devices are super cheap

Amazon has slashed the prices on many of its own devices, just as it does every year. That means you can pick up everything from an Echo Dot to a Fire Tablet to a Kindle for a lot less than usual.

The best deals include an Echo Dot (4th Gen) for £19.99 (opens in new tab), a Fire TV Stick for £22.99 (opens in new tab), a Fire Tablet 7 for £31.99 (opens in new tab) and a Kindle Paperwhite for £94.99 (opens in new tab)

Some of these devices have been cheaper before, but not by much and it’s worth noting that both the Fire 7 and Paperwhite are now at their cheapest prices ever

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Amazon Smart Plug: was £24.99 now £12.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Even if you don’t have a house full of smart devices, this handy little gadget from Amazon can add smart capabilities to attached tech such as timers, schedules and voice controls. It also works great with other Alexa devices such as the Echo Dot or Echo Show. Now half-price – it’s a super useful and cheap addition to your shopping cart.

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Echo Dot (4th Gen): was £49.99 now £19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon’s previous generation Echo Dot smart speaker is back on sale with a £30 saving – that makes it the cheapest we’ve seen it. In our Echo Dot review (opens in new tab), we found it to be reasonably loud and a cheap way to get some smart home tech. You can use it to control your smart home setup, as well as play music, check the weather, set timers, and more, all with simple voice commands.

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Echo Dot (5th Gen): was £54.99 now £26.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The latest generation Echo Dot smart speaker offers a step up in audio quality to deliver clearer vocals, more powerful bass and a more vibrant sound overall. Apart from that, it’s capable of exactly the same features as previous models, so it’s up to you whether it’s worth paying the extra £7. It is the first time the brand-new Echo Dot has been on sale since launch, though, so it’s a rare deal.

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Ring Video Doorbell (Wired): was £49.99 now £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The cheaper wired version of the Ring Video Doorbell is even more affordable now it’s back down to its lowest price ever for Black Friday. Footage and alerts can be sent to your phone via the app, or other devices around the home such as smart displays and TVs. Note: this version has to be connected to your existing wiring.

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Ring Video Doorbell (Wireless): was £89.99 now £59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If your home doesn’t have existing wiring, or you’d prefer the convenience of a wireless setup, then you can pick up this version of the Ring Video Doorbell. It’s now £30 off back down to the lowest price ever – and you can even choose to add an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) to your order for free. A bargain either way for some smart home tech that can monitor your door and respond to visitors.

Ring Video Doorbell 3: was (opens in new tab)

Ring Video Doorbell 3: was £159.99 now £109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This upgraded version of the Ring Video Doorbell comes with improved wireless connectivity and better motion detection – but otherwise is the same as the standard wireless version. Does that make it worth an extra £50? It depends on whether you want a more reliable connection and better battery-saving features. Both are useful but not must-haves for all.

Fire TV Stick Lite: was (opens in new tab)

Fire TV Stick Lite: was £29.99 now £17.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is Amazon’s cheapest and most basic streaming stick. It’s capable of streaming your favourite content in full HD through all the major streaming apps with voice controls but is not able to control your connected TV or soundbar. A minor inconvenience for the lower price, but it’s worth noting this has actually been down to £12.99 in the past.

Fire TV Stick: was (opens in new tab)

Fire TV Stick: was £39.99 now £22.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is a solid price for the standard Amazon Fire TV Stick for Black Friday. Today’s deal brings it to within £3 of the cheapest price ever, so it’s a reasonable offer if you missed out on the discount over Prime Day. Simply plug it into your TV to get access to all the main streaming apps, full HD content and Alexa voice controls.

Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 (opens in new tab)

Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 now £27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
To stream shows and movies in 4K you need to upgrade to the fittingly-named Fire TV Stick 4K. Today’s deal is fine, but we have seen this version of the streaming stick for as low as £24.99 in the past. It’s likely that this cheaper offer won’t return given the current economic climate, so this is the best price we’ll see for the rest of the year.

Fire Stick 4K Max: was (opens in new tab)

Fire Stick 4K Max: was £54.99 was £37.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This more premium version of Amazon’s streaming stick is 40% more powerful than the standard 4K version. All that really means is that it’ll still stream the same content in the same quality, but the better spec means it’s faster when navigating apps and can make use of WiFi 6 technology to give you a more stable streaming experience. It has been as low as £36.99 before but this is so close that it’s fine to buy today.

Amazon Fire TV Cube: was (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire TV Cube: was £139.99 now £119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can now score the first-ever discount on the brand-new Fire TV Cube. Amazon’s latest and most advanced video streaming device is packed with features including WiFi 6E for a smoother wireless connection and 4K resolution support with image-enhancing Dolby Vision and HDR10+ to improve lighting. It supports Alexa commands for hands-free voice control for the TV and other smart devices in your home.

Echo Show 5: was (opens in new tab)

Echo Show 5: was £74.99 now £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can get the Echo Show 5 for its cheapest ever price once again at Amazon. The small smart display can be used for all sorts of functions around the home, including setting timers, playing music, streaming videos, displaying photos and controlling other smart devices around the home. With the 2MP camera on top, too, you can video call others on the Alexa app or on other Echo devices.

Amazon Echo Show 8: was (opens in new tab)

Amazon Echo Show 8: was £119.99 now £69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Here’s another record-low price on some handy smart home tech for Black Friday. This larger Echo Show 8 smart display features an 8-inch screen that you can use to make calls, watch movies, check the weather, and control compatible smart home devices through full Alexa support. The deal is on the latest generation model, too, making it an even better bargain.

Amazon Fire 7: was (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire 7: was £49.99 now £31.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The brand new version of Amazon’s entry-level Fire 7 Tablet is now down to its lowest-ever price. As a basic device for light browsing and streaming with a 7-hour battery life, it’s exceptional value for money after this saving of around £20. Definitely consider the upgrade to a Fire Tablet 7 with 32GB of storage for just £10 more, should you want more space for files and apps.

Amazon Fire HD 10: was (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 10: was £149.99 now £79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
With this discount of almost 50%, you get Amazon’s biggest tablet for much less. This snappy device, which boasts an octa-core processor and 3GB RAM, comes with a brighter 10-inch display, Alexa support, and 32GB storage. All four colors, including lavender and olive, are discounted.

Kindle Paperwhite: was (opens in new tab)

Kindle Paperwhite: was £129.99 now £94.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite debuted last September for £129.99, but you can now pick one up for £5 less than its cheapest ever price. It’s packed with features to suit all avid readers, including a 10-week battery life, glare-free 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light and enough storage space for thousands of books.

7 of today’s best Lego deals in the UK

Lego’s always popular over Black Friday. We’ve seen sets selling out quickly over the last week, but there are still plenty of deals around this morning – at Very and Amazon especially.  

1. Lego Friends Heartlake City Organic Café: was (opens in new tab)

1. Lego Friends Heartlake City Organic Café: was £24.99 now £18 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
With this Lego set you get three friends and a detailed café that’s full of delicious-looking treats. The set has been £6 cheaper, but if you’re looking for a great budget-friendly Lego gift for someone, this deal is one you might want to snatch up.

2. Lego Black Panther Wakanda Forever Shuri's Sunbird: was (opens in new tab)

2. Lego Black Panther Wakanda Forever Shuri’s Sunbird: was £44.99 £27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
There’s a 38% discount on this new Lego set, which comes with Shuri’s awesome Sunbird plane from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, plus four character minifigures. It’s aimed at kids that are eight and older, and can be combined with other Lego Marvel toys to recreate the Avengers universe.

3. Lego Luke Skywalker's helmet: was (opens in new tab)

3. Lego Luke Skywalker’s helmet: was £59.99 now £34.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
These Lego helmets are a great pick-up for older fans of the building toy as you get both a set that’s fun to build and a detailed sculpture you can display after you’re finished assembling it. This is the best price we’ve seen for Luke Skywalker’s helmet in the UK, so there’s never been a better time to pick it up.

4. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts: Dumbledore’s Office Castle: was (opens in new tab)

4. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts: Dumbledore’s Office Castle: was £79.99 now £55.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A really good saving on this Hogwarts set. Not quite full size, but four levels, 654 pieces and plenty of minifigs including popular choices like Harry, Hermione, and Dumbledore make this set a winner with kids. 

5. Lego Transformers Optimus Prime: was (opens in new tab)

5. Lego Transformers Optimus Prime: was £159.99 £119.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
You can save £40 on this 2-in-1 robot in disguise, taking it down to its cheapest price ever. The Optimus Prime Transformers figure converts from a robot to a truck model and back again, and comes with a jetpack, ion blaster, Energon axe and more.

6. Lego Super Heroes Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum Doctor Strange Set: was (opens in new tab)

6. Lego Super Heroes Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum Doctor Strange Set: was £214.99 now £169.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
Get a hefty discount on this Marvel kit for adults showcasing Doctor Strange’s New York headquarters, with the Doc himself, Wong, Spider-Man and loads more minifigs to assemble. 

7. Lego Technic: Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter Toy Model: was (opens in new tab)

7. Lego Technic: Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter Toy Model: was £179.99 now £134.99 at Zavvi
(opens in new tab)The helicopter is for ages 11 or over and is packed with features including a real motor causing the blades to spin and a swash plate to control the pitch of the blades. In fact, there are loads of real-life accurate features here. 

It’s Black Friday at Amazon today

Amazon launched its 10-day Black Friday sale on Friday. The retailer is calling it ‘Black Friday week’, but the event runs from November 18-28 so you get a full 10 days of discounts (it’ll feature Cyber Monday deals on November 28).

Here are some of today’s highlights – and you can browse the sale for more.

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