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10 best deals, according to our editors

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Black Friday has finally arrived. The biggest shopping day of the year. You thought you were prepared, but now you find yourself lost, wandering and dazed among the endless array of deals ahead. Do not be afraid. We are professionals. We train for months for today and we have Black Friday Deals covered in totality. But if you just want the highlights, here are Reviewed’s editors’ picks for the absolute best deals.

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1. Save $50: MetaQuest 2 + Game Bundle

Dive into the virtual world. VR is slowly coming out of the gate, but every year the technology gets a little better and prices drop a little lower. We seem to have finally hit the sweet spot, because this is the best VR headset we’ve ever tried and the price is phenomenal.

The Meta Quest 2 128 GB usually costs $399.99 and is on sale from Amazon for $349.99, with a $50 price drop, but that’s not all. The popular headset comes with Resident Evil 4 (usually priced at $39.99), as well as Beat Saber (usually retailing for $30), for a total price drop of up to $120.

$349.99 at Amazon

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2. Save $49: Apple Airpods Pro

A perennial favorite for iPhone owners since their debut, the Airpods are loved – and they only occasionally go on sale. Our reviewer loved these 2nd gen AirPods, notably the battery life of up to six hours with active noise canceling on, seven hours without and up to 30 hours with the charging case. They’re now $199, marked down from $349 for Black Friday. That’s a 20% savings and the lowest price we’ve seen all year.

$199.99 at Amazon

More: More deals on Black Friday headphones here

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3. Save $59: Apple 10.2-inch iPad (2021)

Apple has long reigned as the king of tablets because the iPad is just so damn good, and there are so many to choose from! Whether it’s your primary computing device, your second screen, or something to keep the kids entertained, we love our iPads. This 10-inch, 64 GB 2021 model was Highly appreciated by our team, who called out its handy size and strong battery performance. It’s now $60 off, the lowest price we’ve seen yet.

$269 at Amazon

More: More Black Friday Apple deals here

4. 60% Off: Audible Premium Plus

Something I personally asked for this year! If you don’t know, Audible Premium Plus is a service that gives members unlimited access to audiobooks and podcasts. Membership also gets you one free premium audio title (two if you’re a Prime member). I’m not the only one who likes it. Goods on record as being fans of Audible. While it’s true that Audible is always discounted during tentpole sales events, it’s probably also true that you’ll want to buy something now, so get it while the deal is good.

$5.95 per month for the first 4 months at Amazon

More: More Black Friday Amazon deals here

5. Save $50: AncestryDNA

Tracing family history and learning about someone’s past is not only fascinating, it also makes a perfect gift for someone who tops your shopping list every year. Our editors were big fans of the AncestryDNA test kit because of its great interface and easy-to-use options for creating a family tree. The basic kit is currently about 50% off for Black Friday.

$49 at Ancestors

More: More great gift ideas here

6. Save $400: HexClad cookware

A new set of pots and pans would be a welcome gift for any home cooking enthusiast, especially a new homeowner or first-time apartment occupier, especially when they’re as nice as this three-tier set from HexClad. U.S reviewers rated them highly because of their light weight, even heat distribution and easy cleaning. It’s a bigger price tag than some of the items on this list, but it’s also the biggest savings. Moreover, there is comfort in quality and these pans will last for years to come.

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$599.99 at HexClad

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7. Save 40%: Oral B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush

There is no gift like the gift of health. I personally spent testing toothbrushes for months, so I know a thing or two about what makes a great brush and how much you should be spending. The Oral-B Pro 1000 is just about perfect: affordable, with just the features you need (a timer and a pressure sensor) and none of the features you don’t (aka Bluetooth). This is the lowest price we’ve seen.

$29.94 at Amazon

More: More Black Friday Amazon deals here

8. Free Mesa Solo Stove with the purchase of a Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

The headline says it all. Buy a Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 Fire Pit for $224.99 and get a free tabletop-sized Solo Stove Mesa (use code FREEMESA at checkout) – not to mention the price of the Bonfire 2.0 is also discounted by $175. Solo has made quite a name for itself in the pandemic era, when our backyards became the social headquarters for so many. Many of our employees have a burning passion for it (yes, I know the pun, thanks). The Bonfire 2.0 sealed the deal as one best recommendation when they added a removable ash pan. This deal won’t last long.

$224.99 at Solo Stove

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9. Save 50%: Fire TV Stick 4K

If you have a 4K TV and you still use the built-in software for all your streaming video, do yourself a favor and make this inexpensive upgrade to a better experience. Not only is the interface undoubtedly better, but the built-in Alexa voice assistant makes everything so much easier. It’s not just for 4K TVs, though. It can be connected to almost any TV for an instant upgrade. The Fire TV Stick 4K is often on sale, but never for a lower price.

$24.99 at Amazon

More: More Black Friday TV deals here

10. 80% off: Philo TV

You may not be very familiar with the Philo streaming service, but it’s a lot easier to remember once you see the size of that price cut: 80% off, or just $5, with the code WITH THANKS. No hidden costs, cancellable at any time, according to the Philo. The service offers over 70 channels including HGTV, AMC, Hallmark, Paramount, Nickolodeon and many more. We are all looking to save these days. Wouldn’t it be nice to cut down on that streaming TV budget without missing any of your favorite shows?

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$5 at Philo

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