Today is the first official day of Amazon's Black Friday sales, several retailers have already started theirs, with Amazon starting you can expect many more to follow suit.
As usual, I will be doing a quick post each day with some of the best deals.
Amazon always heavily discount their own products and it is a great time of year to buy them.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD with Alexa Voice Remote
One of my favourite Amazon devices ever, at full RRP it outclasses most other streaming devices on the market, so with 40% off it is an almost a no brainer. It is possible it will drop down to £25 on Black Friday though, as this is the lowest price previously.
- The most powerful streaming media stick with a new Wi-Fi antenna design optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming.
- Launch and control your favourite movies and TV shows with the Alexa Voice Remote. Use the dedicated power, volume and mute buttons to control your compatible TV, soundbar and receiver.
- Enjoy brilliant picture with access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. Experience immersive sound with access to Dolby Atmos on selected Prime Video titles.
- Enjoy favourites from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, ITV Hub, All 4, Disney, Curzon and others (subscription fees may apply).
- Experience thousands of apps, Alexa skills and channels plus millions of websites such as Facebook and Reddit.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
It is pointless buying an Echo Dot any other time than Black Friday and Prime Day. 56% off is a cracking deal.
- Our most popular smart speaker: now with a fabric design and improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
- Voice control your music: stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible.
- Bigger, better sound: pair with a second Echo Dot for rich, stereo sound. Fill your home with music with compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
- Ready to help: ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices and more.
- Connect with others: call almost anyone hands free including UK mobile and residential numbers (from UK only), other Echo devices, Alexa app and Skype. Link your Vodafone account to make and receive mobile calls. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
Echo Show 5
Not long launched and they have already knocked 38% off it. This is the cheapest Show devices and has received great reviews.
- Compact 5.5" smart display with Alexa, ready to help.
- Manage calendar, make to-do lists, get weather and traffic updates and cook with step-by-step recipes.
- Watch films, news and TV programmes. Listen to songs, radio stations and audiobooks.
- Voice control compatible devices or manage them using the display.
- Voice or video call friends and family with compatible Echo devices or the Alexa app.
Echo Show 8
Or you can save 50% off the larger Echo Show 8 which is only £10 more than the smaller model.
- Alexa can show you more: with an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help you manage your day at a glance.
- Be entertained: ask Alexa to show you TV programmes, films or the news. Listen to radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks.
- Connect with video calling and messaging: call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
- Control your smart home: voice control compatible devices, or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights and adjust thermostats.
- Make it yours: display your Amazon photo albums and customise your Home screen. Create morning routines to start your day.
I reviewed the original Blink XT and it was superb, this is one of the cheapest ways to add outdoor home surveillance to your home. They have exceptional battery life, with free cloud storage
- Extended battery life - 2-year battery life on two AA lithium batteries with a combination of two-way talk, Live View, and motion recording. Double the usage of the XT on a single set of batteries when recording video.
- 2-way audio - Talk to visitors through the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet.
- Customisable motion detection - Use activity zones to choose where motion is detected so you receive the alerts that matter.
- Cloud storage - Keep hundreds of clips stored up to a year with no additional monthly fees or service contract required.
- Works with Alexa - View live streams or arm and disarm your camera through selected Alexa-enabled devices.
Logitech Harmony Elite Advanced Universal Remote Control
If you have a lot of devices plugged into your TV, this is a must and is compatible with Alexa for voice control.
- Pre-installed Devices : Harmony Elite works with over 270,000 entertainment and smart home devices so you can enjoy single-touch control with your favorite brands, right out of the box. If you don't see your device, just add it
- Custom Activities : Create unlimited one-touch or time-triggered activities that group devices into custom experiences. Press the “Watch TV” button and your TV, cable or satellite set top box, and sound bar turn on, each with just the right settings
- Multiple household functions : This smart remote control allows you to operate popular home control devices such as lights, locks and thermostats, control them as you need them or set a schedule
- Harmony Mobile App : The Harmony mobile app turns smartphones and tablets into full-featured remote controls. Everyone in the house can download the Harmony app to turn their iOS or Android device into a personal remote control, complete with their own set of favourite channels and one-touch Activities
- Harmony Hub : The included Harmony Hub relays signals from the remote or mobile app to your devices, so you don’t have to point your remote at the device. You can control devices inside closed cabinets, through walls and even when you’re away from home
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Smart Bulb 3 Pack LED Bundle [GU10 Spot]
I am in the middle of having my kitchen extended. I love Philips Hue but the GU10 bulbs are painfully expensive when you need a dozen of them and just can't afford the full price for the kitchen. These retail for £49 per bulb so even though £79.99 is a ridiculous amount of money for three bulbs it is the cheapest way to get them. These are the new bulbs with a shorter depth and Bluetooth.
- What's required? – nothing, this product works out of the box with the free ‘Philips hue bluetooth’ app. Simply screw in your bulb and connect to the bluetooth app for in room smart lighting control
- Get started In no time – with no complex installation required you can start controlling your smart LED lights straight out of the box with your smart device or voice. Discover the easiest way to control your lighting
- Play with colour - choose from 16 million colours including warm to cool white light to create an ambiance that suits any mood. Play with colour to create the perfect ambiance for film nights, parties, bedtime stories, or to just sit back and unwind
- Control lights with your voice - works with alexa for hands-free voice control. Easily connect your Philips hue bluetooth smart lighting directly with Amazon echo dot (3rd gen), echo plus and echo show (2nd gen)
- Unlock your homes full potential – add a Philips hue bridge (sold separately, optional) to your cart and unlock full home control, either when you’re home or away. Sync your light with your music, movies and games
Fitbit Charge 3 Advanced Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate
Another staple of Black Friday sales and hardly worth buying it any other time. While I have moved beyond fitness trackers myself, Fitbit is still a superb introduction into tracking basic fitness.
- Built swimproof and water resistant to 50M, Charge 3 automatically tracks swim workouts and can be worn in shower, pool and beyond. Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0
- With a battery life of up to 7 days, Fitbit Charge 3 keeps the insights and inspiration coming day and night. Varies with use and other factors.
- Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, optimise workouts and uncover health trends that inspire you to make moves on your health and fitness goals.
- Fitbit Charge 3 automatically recognises exercises like runs, swims, elliptical, sports and more and records them for you in the Fitbit app.
- Get a better understanding of your sleep quality, get helpful insights about each night and set a sleep schedule with bedtime reminders to actively work toward a consistent routine.
NUKI 2.0 Smart Lock Combo for Euro profile cylinder
I have previously reviewed the Nuki Smart Lock this and it is one of the best smart lock solutions on the market, however, I thought it was a bit pricey. With 29% off this is much better but it is time limed for today.
- 100% SECURE - Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 for Euro profile cylinder continues to rely on the secure end-to-end encryption concept - the highest security standard you can get
- EASY INSTALLATION - In less than 3 minutes without screwing or drilling by simply mounting over the existing cylinder and key - without leaving any scratches (please check your lock shape in advance)
- FULL CONTROL - You decide who gets access to your home no matter where in the world you are - 24/7 control & tracking over your smart lock via Nuki app or Nuki Web
- NUKI SUPPORTS - Our smart home door lock supports Apple HomeKit, Siri, alexa, Google Home, Apple Watch and other smart home solutions
- PERFORMANCE BOOST - The latest Nuki 2.0 combo comes with the new Bluetooth 5 technology - increased range and better connection stability
I have become a big fan of Tile, and currently, use the Tile Mate. This deal is superb, it works out the same price per Tile as I paid for the Mate but the Pro model has water resistance and a longer range.
- Ring your things: Use your smartphone to make your Tile Pro ring when it’s nearby but out of sight
- Find your phone: Can't find your phone? Simply double press the Tile button on your Tile Pro to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent
- Activate Community Find: If your Tile Pro is faraway, let other Tile community members help. The Tile app running on their phones can send location updates to your app, letting you know where your Tile Pro is
- Battery life: Replaceable CR2032 battery is guaranteed for one year from activation. You can easily replace it yourself
Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery and Tile Slim – 4 pack (2 x Mate, 2 x Slim)
Or get a 4-pack for less than a tenner each. This includes 2 slims which is ideal for your wallet.
- Ring your things: Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby but out of sight
- Find your phone: Can't find your phone? Simply double press the Tile button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent
- Activate Community Find: If your Tile Mate is faraway, let other Tile community members help. The Tile app running on their phones can send location updates to your app, letting you know where your Tile Mate is
- Battery life: Mate has a replaceable CR1632 battery which is guaranteed for one year from activation. You can easily replace it yourself. Slim has a built-in battery so after a year you're eligible to replace or exchange your device at a discount
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