As Cyber Monday edges ever closer, hundreds of deals have already been released. Rather than wait until the last minute to buy tech for your loved ones, why not use Cyber Monday to save you the hassle of last-minute shopping (and snag that new laptop you wanted at a bargain price).
To help you plan, we are constantly updating what our experts think are the best deals.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) Wireless Earbuds with MagSafe Charging Case
Normally $250; Now $200
Apple's 2nd generation Airpod Pro earbuds include way better active noise cancellation and top-notch sound. The MagSafe charging case gives you more than 24 hours of listening time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Normally $149; Now $79
Don’t let the kidney bean shape sway you from these earbuds. The ergonomic design provides up to six hours of super comfortable, easy listening. Pair it with the Samsung Wear app to enjoy listening customization options, from dynamic to bass boost. All colors, including mystic red, bronze, black, and white, are included in the sale.
Apple MacBook Air
Normally $999; Now $799
This is the 2020 version of Apple's Macbook Air, but don't let that put you off. It's got Apple's M1 processor, which is more than fast enough for anything you can throw at it, and at this price, it's an absolute bargain for a stunningly designed machine portable enough to go anywhere, and powerful enough to run any software you can find.
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD
Normally $250; Now $100 for 1TB
This product is the best option if you need an external hard drive that can hold your photos and videos in the most rugged conditions. It has IP55 dust and water resistance, and the handy carabiner loop attaches to your backpack during travels. The 1GB read and write speeds make for fast data transfers if you’re in a hurry.
Normally $29; Now $25
Apple's great AirTag tracker is an incredibly useful bit of kit, letting you track anything from a wallet to a car (and even your pets), and this is the best price we've seen them at.
Google Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
Normally $129; Now $109
Feel safe in your home with this wired version of Google’s smart doorbell. You’ll get notifications as to who’s coming to your door, 24/7 live streaming, and a three-hour playback in case you need to check on something. HD video will also help you identify who is at your door—and the two-way mic means you can communicate safely from inside.
Backbone One Mobile Gaming Controller for iPhone
Normally $100; Now $64
Upgrade your iPhone into a quality on-the-go game console with this handy device. It works with any controller-supported game and every iPhone model.
Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
Normally $150; Now $75
Amazon's 10-inch Fire tablet was a bargain at it's usual price, and now that's been halved, this is a steal, and a great child-friendly choice if you're looking for a budget tablet that won't break the bank.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite
Normally $30; Now $15
Want to add smarts to an older TV? Or access a slew of streaming options on virtually any device with an HDMI or USB port? The Fire TV Stick Lite is a great, affordable solution and even has Amazon's Alexa smart assistant built in.
Amazon Echo Show 8
Normally $130; Now $70
With an eight-inch HD touchscreen, Echo Show combines the best aspects of smart home technology. You can use it for video calls with family, calendar planning, and as a photo display when you’re not using it. Using touch or Alexa voice commands, you can also control the rest of your smart home from this hub through camera footage, lights, or the Amazon Smart Thermostat. It’s unusual for Amazon to discount one of their latest models so early after release, so be sure to pick up this handy device while the sale lasts.
Vankyo Leisure 3 1080P Supported Mini Projector
Normally $110; Now $63
Vanyko's mini projector is a great way to have movie nights on the cheap and can project a 100-inch screen with ease.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11" Laptop
Normally $320; Now $179
One of our favorite Chromebooks, the Lenovo Flex, doubles as a laptop and a tablet.
Western Digital 6TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive
Normally $190; Now $110
This WD deal is a steal if you're looking for a massive backup drive with USB 3.0 for your desktop or laptop.
TREBLAB HD77 Bluetooth Speaker
Normally $120; Now $70
TREBLAB's an up-and-comer in the wireless audio market, and they've got a bevy of goodies on sale this Cyber Monday. This Bluetooth Speaker is currently $50 off, rated at IPX6 Waterproof (meaning it has protection against powerful jets of water), supports connecting two speakers at once, and promises powerful bass and volume by way of its 25W speaker and double woofers.
Panasonic LUMIX GX85 Mirrorless 4K Photo Digital Camera Bundle
Normally $800; Now $600
This Panasonic mirrorless camera uses Dual Image Stabilization to focus on images without blur. The easy, ergonomic grip will make it easy to hold for anyone, especially when working on longer projects. With automatic settings, you can use the LCD touchscreen to cater to your photography needs. The two kit lenses also give it flexibility.
Beats by Dre Solo Pro Noise-canceling Headphones
Normally $350; Now $150
The Solo Pros from Beats by Dre boast excellent noise-canceling and various listening modes with a slick, understated design. They are a perfect fusion of style and function.
Samsung Chromebook 4
Normally $199; Now $129
Samsung's Chromebook has an 11.6-inch screen and is powerful enough for most basic tasks, making this an excellent machine for web browsing, homework, and streaming.
Normally $140 now $95
Amazon's 8GB Paperwhite is the sweet spot of the range, with a clear and easy to read screen and enough memory to store more than enough to keep you reading on even the longest trip.
Samsung ZFold 3 Smartphone
Normally $1800; Now $1200
The Samsung ZFold 3's 120Hz AMOLED screen is one of the best on the market right now, and you can expect multitasking capabilities like IPX8 water resistance and 12MP cameras on the back for optimal photo shoots.
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Normally $150; Now $100
JBL is a powerhouse in the audio gear market, and the Charge 4 is an excellent example of how they earned their stripes. It delivers killer sound, has a long-lasting battery, and can hook up to two smart devices simultaneously.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Normally $250; Now $169
Achieve your fitness goals with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. It tracks your sleep, heart rate, and workouts and allows you to stream music, use Google Assistant, and even pay for groceries.
Samsung QN85A 75-inch TV
Normally $3297; Now $2997
Samsung's 75-inch TV is one of our top picks and is a steal at this bargain price.
Linksys AC2600 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Normally $149; Now $119
The holiday season is the most critical time to have blindingly fast internet, with all the gaming and streaming TV and internet videos people rabidly consume during their time off. Ensure you're ready to move all that data with this excellent gigabit router from Linksys, specifically designed to handle high-bandwidth loads and multiple devices.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Normally $1300; Now $999
In a really rather lovely burgundy color, this is Samsung's flagship S22 Ultra with 256gb of memory, more than enough to store all your photos and videos.
Hisense 75-inch 4K Smart TV
Normally $698; Now $598
Walmart is shaving $100 off Hisense's excellent 75R6E1 4K TV, replete with HDR support and smart functionality, now less than $600.
MyQ smart Garage Door Opener
Normally $30; Now $17
This Chamberlain box of tricks will turn your existing garage door opener into a smart device. With apps for iOS and Android, it'll let you control your garage door from a phone or other smart device easily. Setup is simple, and it'll work with almost any door.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
This year, Cyber Monday is on Monday, November 28, 2022. Depending on the retailer, the deals sometimes begin as early as Black Friday—which is November 25, right after Thanksgiving. Other companies will keep the sales going for a few days afterward.
What Stores Offer the Best Cyber Monday Deals?
You can find incredible Cyber Monday deals at brick-and-mortar stores, such as Best Buy and Walmart, and great online exclusive deals. Online retailers like Amazon and Dell will offer great tech deals as the holiday grows closer, so check back.
While the sales are online, retailers often highlight tech deals in many categories, like TVs, laptops, phones, smart gadgets, wearables, and more. “Retailers often lean into the cyber part of Cyber Monday in more ways than one,” says Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst at Dealnews.com.
"Last year, nearly 30 percent of all the deals we posted on Cyber Monday were for tech items of some sort," she added. In other words, while you can usually find good deals throughout the shopping weekend, Cyber Monday is your best bet to find good tech deals.
What Should I Look Out for This Year?
Wearables like smartwatches and earbuds are your best bet. You’ll also be able to find some of the latest smart home and video game releases at a fraction of the cost. Bookmark this page if you’re still unsure of what you’re looking for or need some inspiration closer to the holidays.