Save big on Sennheiser’s five-star August-issue Momentum 4 Wireless
Missed out on the Sony XM4 steal we listed mere moments ago? It’s OK, lots of us did… But this deal, on the excellent Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless, which sees them slashed in price to just $298.72 at Walmart (from $349) (opens in new tab) is the next best thing!
You can see more Cyber Weekend headphones deals live (including this one) in our best Black Friday headphones deals still live roundup.
But I have to say: this deal, like the Sony one, may not last for long. If you’re thinking of buying a set, don’t wait too long on these…
Save big on these coffee machines
If you’re keen to upgrade your coffee-making equipment in time for the holidays, then you’re in luck: a large chunk of this year’s Cyber Monday coffee maker deals are essentially carbon copies of their Black Friday equivalents.
In most cases, retailers including Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy have simply replaced the ‘Black Friday’ label with ‘Cyber Monday’ (those cheeky so-and-sos!).
Our pick of the bunch under $100 is the mega-popular Keurig K-Mini, which Amazon is still offering for half price ($50) right now. You’ll have to opt for the dark green model to get the biggest saving – other colors are priced slightly higher – but this is the smartest-looking option, in our humble opinion.
Samsung’s best monitors are getting big price cuts for Cyber Monday
Samsung makes some of the best gaming monitors around, and with Black Friday monitor deals still going strong, there’s never been a better time to save big money on some fantastic displays like the 27-inch Samsung Odyssey G5 for just $248.43 at Amazon, a 22% discount, or the 4K, 28-inch Samsung Odyssey G7 for $579.99 at Best Buy, a $220 saving.
If you’re really adventurous, you can even save big on one of the most innovative gaming monitors of the decade, the 55-inch Samsung Odyssey Ark for $2,749.99 at Amazon, a $750 price cut on one of the premiere gaming monitors out there.
MEGA DEAL ALERT!
I’ve just been told by the lovely Becky Scarrott, our Senior Audio Staff Writer, that the excellent Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones have had a huge discount to just $193.75 at Amazon – and they are selling out so fast, there’s only one left in stock! If you want a great pair of headphones, snap this one up!
Of course, when it comes to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period, TVs are often at the top of many people’s shopping lists. This year has seen some brilliant deals – in fact, I treated myself to an LG OLED TV myself, as I’d been meaning to upgrade for a while.
With OLED sets, you’re getting absolutely stunning image quality, especially when it comes to contrast ratio, and with support for Dolby Vision HDR, as well as Nvidia G-Sync for when I play my PC, I do wonder what took me so long to make the leap.
If you’re thinking of going OLED, then here’s some great deals we’ve found:
Make sure you check out these links as well for more great TV deals:
The M1 MacBook Air remains the best Cyber Monday deal I’ve found
Throughout the weekend (and long before, to be honest), I’ve been keeping an eye on all manner of Cyber Monday deals, especially when it comes to laptops, and by far the best deal I’ve found is for the M1 MacBook Air, which is just $765.11 from Amazon. This is for a refurbished model, but having bought refurbished devices in the past, I heartily recommend it, as they are great ways to save money. From trustworthy retailers, refurbished devices are thoroughly tested to make sure they work perfectly, and they come with a warranty as well.
The M1 MacBook Air remains one of the best laptops you can buy right now, I actually prefer it to the newer M2 MacBook Air, if only because it represents such good value for money – especially with this epic deal.
Save big on the Xbox Series S
If you’ve been looking to upgrade to a current-gen console then now’s the time to pick up the Xbox Series S while it’s discounted over Cyber Monday.
The Xbox Series S has fallen to its lowest price at Amazon and is now $239.99 for the holidays.
The Xbox Series S is easy to see as merely a less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. And while that’s technically true, that doesn’t mean the Xbox Series S isn’t without its benefits.
For one, it’s much smaller than the monolithic Series X, meaning it’s much easier to slot into a space-tight home setup. The Xbox Series S is also a very capable console. Support for up to 1440p at 120fps means that compatible games look sharp and run smoothly. All Xbox games play on both consoles, too, so consider pairing it with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to get access to a library of new and old games.
How are the deals looking this morning?
Even though there’s a day to go until Cyber Monday is officially here, we’re still inundated with deals on Sunday.
Amazon continues to lead the way following the launch of its Cyber Monday sale immediately after the conclusion of Black Friday. We’ve had a snoop around the site this morning but haven’t spotted anything especially new just yet – but you can be sure there’s more to come from tomorrow.
There have been a few price changes here or there on some products, though. We’ve seen a few extra discounts this morning so it looks like the deals are ramping up again, ready to launch into Cyber Monday strong. All the best ones we’ll share right here over the next few hours.
Out of stock messages are popping up more frequently in other areas, too, though. Once again, it’s the popular and affordable Amazon devices that are most affected by this, with the Echo Show 5 and Echo Dot unavailable at some stores. We’d suggest if there’s an offer you like the look of today you bag it now to avoid missing out.
The Cyber Monday electric toothbrush deals are here, and there’s loads of good stuff on offer from handsets affordable and expensive. If you’ve not made the switch from a manual brush, now’s a good time to do so, as research (opens in new tab) suggests powered toothbrushes are more effective at reducing instances of plaque and gingivitis than a manual toothbrush.
There are also deals on packs of replacement brush heads, which can get expensive ordinarily, and waterpik jet flossers (which managing editor Josie Watson was planning to snag on Black Friday).
However, the best deals for our money are on the ludicrous Oral-B iO Series. With multi-directional brush vibration and smart gyroscopes incorporated into the handsets, these toothbrushes encourage you to open your phone so it can show you in real-time, with a heat-map of your mouth, whether you’re doing an effective enough job brushing your teeth.
The iO Series 9 is discounted heavily to $249.99 at Amazon, and is even bundled with three replacement brush heads which are usually sold separately. If you replace your brush head every three months, that’s a full year of clean teeth. We’ve also linked our favorite Waterpik deal below, so you can have fun firing streams of water between your teeth in the mornings and use less disposable floss.
Garmin watches for pros and beginners
As TR’s resident active person, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the Cyber Monday Garmin deals and Cyber Monday Fitbit deals as they’ve been happening over the weekend. Many have come and gone, but there are still a few excellent buys waiting for people at either end of their fitness journey.
If you’re just thinking about buying your first fitness watch to help you take running a little more seriously, a Garmin is a great shout, thanks to its accurate multi-band built-in GPS and its ability to tell you information about your distance, speed, heart rate, and more. Where on your route were you slowest? What’s your average stride length? What’s the best five-kilometer, completely circular route to take me to and from my door? A Garmin can help.
Right now, the excellent entry-level Garmin Forerunner 45 is just $118.99 at Amazon, a better buy than most Fitbits at this price. For more experienced runners and adventurers, we’ve got something for you too: last year’s awesome Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire with its price cut by a massive $280.
Caffeinating the country, one Nespresso machine at a time
Nespresso machines are taking over households all over the US. They are among the most popular appliances to buy this sale season, and Cyber Monday Nespresso deals continue to pop up.
Though I’m more of a French press (and Jot coffee, when I’m in a hurry) coffee addict, I’ve used my share of Nespresso coffee makers, and I totally get the appeal. They’re a convenient way of getting your caffeine fix in the morning and chasing away that 2pm slump.
If you’re thinking of joining the Nespresso revolution or gifting a machine for the holidays, I found the best early Cyber Monday deals below. (Just please be sure to take advantage of that Nespresso recycling program when you get yours.)
Get the Dyson Airwrap dupe
The Dyson Airwrap must be a lot more popular than it looks on paper, seeing as the only proper discount you could get this Black Friday-Cyber Monday season is a 20% deal if you were a past Dyson customer. If you haven’t bought a Dyson product at their online store before, the only “deal” you could get is a “free accessories” one if you pay full price.
And that, we’re sorry to say, isn’t likely going to change this weekend or on Cyber Monday. Not that we’re not still holding on hope. Crazier things have happened.
If you’re just tired of waiting, however, lots of hair-styling consumers are turning to Dyson Airwrap dupes (and lots of fashion and lifestyle magazines are recommending the same). They’re much less expensive – some under $50; they’re just as effective; and best of all, they’re already on sale for Cyber Monday.
You could wait until November 28 for that deal that might never come, or you could take advantage of these Cyber Monday Dyson Airwrap dupe deals now and save yourself the disappointment.
Earlier tonight we had our first “ring and run” in ages. Some teenagers scrambled to our front door, knocked, and then dashed off. We missed them, but our video doorbell did not.
It’s hard to put a price on home security and knowing what’s happening outside the front of your home when you’re not there, or knowing who is standing there and knocking on your door (or running away). People still do silly things at other people’s front doors but now we have a record because of all these video doorbells.
This Blink Video Doorbell, which has a motion detector and a camera, was on sale for Black Friday and Amazon is letting the good times toll with the $34.99 sale (was $49.99) still in place and now listed as a Cyber Monday Deal.
One nice thing about this model is that it can be wire-free (battery-operated), which makes for super-easy installation. You can hook it up to existing wiring if you want.
Instant Pots still hot
We know a lot of the holiday buying heat now revolves around Air Fryers, but Instant Pots remain an excellent gift-giving choice. They’re easily as versatile as Air Fryers just without all the excitement of oil-free-crisping.
The other thing worth noting is that Black Friday Deals keep on rolling right into Cyber Monday. These two Instant Pot options are not officially listed as Cyber Monday deals on Amazon, but they certainly are Cyber Weekend ones.
There’s the classic 10-in-1 model for just $99.99 and an Instant Pot with, you guessed it, air fryer capabilities for $169.95. They’re both solid deals that might be around through Monday or could evaporate at any minute. You might have to move fast.
Amazon device deals are still live
Amazon always cuts the price of its own devices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and this year’s deals are pretty good.
Both the 3rd and 5th Gen Echo Dots are down to record lows (admittedly the 5th Gen only released fairly recently), ditto for the Fire TV Stick Lite and 4K, and likewise for several Fire tablets, Kindles and Ring doorbells. We’ve included our nine favorites below.
3 of the best air fryer deals
Air fryers were (once again) in great demand over Black Friday, and we’re pretty sure Cyber Monday will see plenty of great discounts.
In fact, there are still lots of deals available on products from the likes of Ninja and Instant. Here are three of our favorites.
A seriously big discount on a great laptop
No, this one’s not an Amazon deal – but we still wanted to mention it.
Lenovo knows a thing or two about making productivity laptops and we’re big fans of its Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon series. The latest Gen 10 model is a stellar professional laptop for Windows fans – and even better, it’s $1,289 down from $2,879 on Lenovo’s website.
Bonus: it’s available in a variety of configurations, all heavily discounted, with the biggest reduction on the high-end $4,169 model, which has had a staggering $2,255.43 slashed off the retail price to bring it down to $1,913.57.
Should you buy the Kobo Libra 2 or Amazon Kindle Paperwhite?
Screen size: 7 inches
Battery life: 6 weeks
The Kobo Libra 2 is the best all-round ereader there is. It has far more storage than the Kindle Paperweight, Bluetooth support for audiobooks, and is packed with useful features the Kindle doesn’t have, such as OverDrive support to let you borrow library books. If you’re looking for the most value for money, this is it.
- Asymmetric design
- 32GB storage
- Audiobook support
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021)
Screen size: 6.8 inches
Battery life: 10 weeks
The Kindle Paperwhite offers a very comfortable reading experience, with a clear display that’s easy to look at. It beats the Kobo Libra 2 on battery life (10 weeks versus six), but it’s more complicated to upload books that haven’t come from the Amazon store and falls short on features in comparison.
- Large and clear display
- Faster USB-C charging
- Reading experience
- Limited to Amazon’s store
Choosing the best ereader isn’t easy. Do you go for the market leader, Amazon’s Kindle, and if so, what’s the best Kindle? Or do you try a different brand, like Kobo (which has also been around a long time, since 2010)?
Both are at their lowest price ever today in the Amazon Black Friday sale. Both have front lights, both are waterproof and both have a ‘dark mode’.
However, the Libra 2 is good value with no confusing options, more storage by default and a better ergonomic design. It’s also got a very slightly larger display. we gave it a full five stars in our Kobo Libra 2 review.
The Paperwhite, meanwhile, costs more and lacks page-turn buttons, but it has a glass front and a faster processor. And if you go for the more expensive Paperwhite Signature Edition ($129 down from $189.99 at Amazon) you’ll also get wireless charging and an auto-adjusting display. We gave it 4.5/5 in our review.
For us, the winner is the Kobo Libra 2. Newer models from other brands have arrived since its launch, but it’s a a fantastic all-around champion that still holds strong to its place as our #1 choice of ereader.
Is this Amazon Oculus Quest bundle any good?
Obviously not every Cyber Monday deal is quite as good as it first looks, so we can forgive anyone who looks at this Oculus Quest 2 bundle deal with a degree of cynicism. But in this case, we think it’s a genuinely great offer.
For starters, Meta increased the price of the Quest 2 by $399 just a few months. That was a massive jump from of $100 from its previous price of $299, so a 33% rise.
A $50 saving over the newly increased price is certainly worth having, but where this deal really earns its corn is in the fact that it also come with two games. So, not only are you getting one of the best VR headsets, but those bundled games take the overall value way up. Overall, it more than makes up for the price rise.
Both games are pretty good, too; Beat Saber takes the rhythm game in a fun and exciting new direction, while Resident Evil 4 VR is a seminal survival horror game.
This Amazon deal definitely isn’t collecting dust
On the subject of home appliances, Amazon’s Black Friday Dyson vacuum deals have also remained active for the weekend, with many now labelled as dedicated Cyber Monday deals. The excellent Dyson Cyclone V10, for instance, is still available for 23% less than its usual retail price (now $538 from $699.99) (opens in new tab).
This one-time best-in-class cordless vacuum is selling fast, mind you – at the time of writing, Amazon only has 20 models left in stock. Go, go, go!
5 cracking Keurig coffee maker deals
Almost all of Amazon’s Black Friday Keurig coffee maker deals have been repackaged as Cyber Monday deals for the weekend, meaning you can still bag best-selling models including the K-Mini, K- Slim, K-Classic, K-Supreme and K-Elite for exceptionally low prices.
We don’t anticipate seeing any of the below deals improving as we approach Cyber Monday proper, so our advice is to act now if you’re keen to upgrade your coffee-making hardware to one of Keurig’s popular machines.
Get a fresh cut for a cut price
Amazon’s excellent Braun Series 9 Pro deal has rolled over from Black Friday into Cyber Monday, meaning you can still pick up the German brand’s best-ever electric shaver for the handsome price of $259 (down from $330) (opens in new tab). That’s 21% less than usual, and just $10 shy of being Amazon’s best-ever price.
I’m in the process of reviewing the Series 9 Pro for TechRadar’s best electric razors and beard trimmers guide, and honestly, my biggest gripe so far concerns its typically astronomical retail price. Black Friday weekend, though, has made that figure much, much more reasonable, meaning the Series 9 Pro is an easier recommendation than ever right now. If you’re keen to upgrade your shaving game in 2022, now is absolutely the time to do so.
These earbuds are a bit rock n roll
Wouldn’t life be boring if every ear you saw had an ice-white Apple stem hanging out of it?
Maybe you want the portable, wire-free music experience but you don’t want to follow the herd. Maybe you prefer a slightly more vintage aesthetic – albeit one benefitting from all of the latest wireless Bluetooth technology.
We get it. Marshall (or, to give the company its full moniker, Marshall Amplification) does too, for it is a gloriously rock-steady UK audio outfit founded in 1962 by Jim Marshall.
Every Marshall product somehow looks like a guitar amp, even when it’s a set of tiny earbuds. And that is what we have here, as well as a stunning pair of wireless on-ears, both discounted for Black Friday and both as cheap as we’ve ever seen them.
More cheap deals – under $25
So far we’ve mostly rounded up pricey buys on tech, but it’s well worth checking out Amazon’s excellent ‘under $25’ Cyber Monday section if you’re still on the hunt for some gifts this holiday season.
Should you buy the MacBook Air M1 (2020) – or the newer M2 (2022)?
Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
The MacBook Air (M2, 2022) has a fantastic design, bigger screen and incredibly long battery life, but also a much higher price tag. Think of it more as a replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it starts to make a lot more sense. Read more: MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review
- Great new design
- Upgraded performance
- Long battery life
- Larger, brighter screen
Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
The MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is phenomenal value for money, which makes it incredibly tempting. It’s no slouch in the performance stakes, although if you’re looking to do heavy graphics editing and multitasking go for the M2. Read more: MacBook Air (M2, 2020) review
- Excellent value for money
- Great all-around performer
- Good battery life
- Silent in use
The 13-inch MacBook Air (M1, 2020) has returned to its lowest-ever price. There’s no question that it’s incredible value for money, but it’s no longer the newest model. So: should you buy the newer and more powerful MacBook Air (M2, 2022), or the better-value and still excellent MacBook Air (M1, 2020)?
It’s a tricky choice, which is a testament to just how good the older laptop is.
The MacBook Air (M2, 2022) brings some big changes, both inside, with the new M2 chip, and on the outside, with a radical redesign. If you want a modern experience and upgraded performance, it’s the way to go. The new design is great, it’s more portable, and the screen is a big step up. The M2 could also prove to be a big upgrade.
However, the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is a lot cheaper, which makes it incredibly tempting. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a laptop, choose this one, as it offers excellent value for money, while also being a great all-around performer. And that’s true even more so today, now that the MacBook Air M1 is down to its lowest price ever at Amazon.
Is the cheapest TV on Amazon worth buying?
Amazon’s Cyber Monday TV deals seem to get cheaper and cheaper every year, so much so that, incredibly, you can now buy a smart display for under $100. It’s true that at this price you tend to see the real budget models or own-brand displays, but we’re always surprised by how cheap the retailer offers them over Cyber Monday.
Take this one, for example:
We haven’t reviewed it here at TechRadar, but we can give you our honest opinion, based on the fact that we review dozens of TVs every year.
So, yeah, it’s 24 inches, which is tiny in comparison to most common TV sizes today (it’s more like a computer monitor). That said, it has got some surprisingly good features for the money.
The biggest positive of this display is that it has Amazon Fire TV built right in, so you don’t have to pair it up with a Fire TV Stick or equivalent to get full access to all the best streaming services or compatibility with Echo devices. It’ll basically work right out of the box and get you streaming Amazon Video or Netflix in no time – and it’s small enough to fit on nearly any desk or tabletop.
What we don’t like is the 720p resolution. For a display in 2022 – even one that’s 24 inches – that’s lacklustre. The 32-inch version for $99 features this same 720p resolution, too, which will look even worse on a slightly bigger screen size.
Based on that, if you can afford it, we’d recommend opting for a slightly bigger display like this one.
This 43-inch Amazon-branded display has the same handy Fire-TV smart features as the cheapo Insignia but has a much, much improved 4K resolution. It also supports HDR 10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Plus for an improved picture quality overall.
5 popular deals at Amazon yesterday – that you can still get now
Following on from my previous post – Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals are…very similar to its Black Friday deals. That’s to be expected though: most retailers will be rolling their existing deals into their Cyber weekend sales over the next few days.
These five deals are all ones we either first noticed yesterday or during the week before. But they’re all great value, so they’re definitely worth checking out.
Today’s sales – where do they stand?
We’re in the awkward period right now between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with some retailers – notably Amazon – having already switched their headline banners over to the latter sale. Basically, the vast majority of deals that are available today are holdouts from the earlier sale, which is generally what we expect these days.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen these big seasonal one-day sales transform into a kind of ‘deals season’, so generally speaking, there are a lot of similar promotions going on. That’s not to say the deals are bad, however, most of the listings we’ve found are still at their lowest prices all year – or at least matching their lowest prices.
Take the MacBook Air M1 we just posted below as an example, which is currently $799 at Amazon. This model is generally found at prices ranging from $899 to $929 at Amazon, and it’s been on sale for $799 a couple of times in the last month. Those holding out for a ‘record-breaking’ price may be disappointed with this one but it’s still a very strong deal overall.
Super-low Nintendo Switch OLED bundle alert – but not at Amazon
This one isn’t in the Amazon Cyber Monday sale, but we think it’s too good to miss…
If you have a Nintendo Switch already and know you mostly play in handheld mode, or you think that’s how you’ll use it if you buy one, the Nintendo Switch OLED is an upgrade that’s well worth considering. Its larger, brighter screen is a marked improvement over the original Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.
The console itself is going for the historic low price of $349 at Amazon, but this bundle deal at Dell is excellent value if you’re looking to set yourself up with some games and accessories. For $399.99 you can get the console, a third-party Switchplate controller and a copy of Splatoon 3 – one of the best first-party games on the Nintendo Switch.
This weekend is a great time to buy a MacBook
If you’re in the market for a MacBook Air, you’re in luck: the 13-inch M1 model from 2022 plummeted in price to just $799 a few days ago and it’s still looking like this amazing $200 deal is sticking around for Cyber Monday. For the record, this is the lowest price yet on this fantastic ultrabook.
Even though the 2020 model has been superseded by the more powerful (and more expensive) new MacBook Air M2 (2022), it still sits at number three in our best laptops guide.
We gave it 4.5/5 stars in our Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review: its performance is incredible thanks to the powerful M1 chip, and the battery life is excellent. It’s easily the best value laptop money can buy right now, and a great choice for work or school. It’s also great for watching movies.
Read more: M1 MacBook Air returns to record-low price
Get Sony’s five-star earbuds for the lowest price ever
The excellent Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds are on sale at Amazon as part of the retailer’s early Cyber Monday sale – for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
We awarded these top-tier, class-A Sony buds the full five stars in our Sony WF-1000XM4 review. They deliver stunning sound quality, strong active noise cancellation and a solid eight hours of battery life.
If you’re looking for a deal on some of the best noise-cancelling earbuds ahead of Cyber Monday, then we don’t expect this price to be beaten on the day itself. Snatch them up while you can.
Good morning all! We’re kicking off our Cyber Monday deals coverage for 2022 a little earlier this year, giving plenty of time to find any highlights – and post a couple of our favorite holdouts from yesterday’s sale.