Usually, a good TV is a good TV, but if you’re planning on playing a lot of games on your set, then this is the model you’ll want. The LG C1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has an OLED panel, which means deep blacks and better contrast, plus it supports up to 120 Hz for smooth gameplay. It can even utilize Nvidia’s G-Sync if you’re hooking it up to a gaming PC. This deal has been around for awhile, but the price is still good.
Most TVs have some kind of smart operating system, but this model conveniently has both Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can find what you want to watch with your voice no matter which assistant you prefer. You can also ask simple questions like “What’s the weather?” or “How tall is Jeff Goldblum?” This historic low price has been around since early November.
Audio and Gaming Deals
When you’ve got your eye on an expensive soundbar, like our favorite luxury model here, the bigger the discount is, the better. The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundar is down to a match of the lowest price we’ve seen yet. It has only been this steeply discounted a couple of other times. In our testing, the audio managed to sound like there were speakers scattered around the room, even though everything is contained in one (massive) bar.
One of the biggest appeals of a soundbar is the simplicity of improving sound quality without setting up multiple gadgets. Yamaha’s YAS-209 doubles down on this allure by packing a great sound system and Amazon Alexa into one bar and one wireless subwoofer. That means it’s a soundbar as well as a smart speaker. No wonder its one of our favorites. The price falls to $300 pretty frequently, but bounces back to $350 just as often. We’ve yet to see it go lower than this.
Sony’s PlayStation Plus membership is required if you want to play games online, but even if you don’t, it’s a great way to get free games every month. A 12-month subscription tends to drop in price around the holidays every year, so now’s the time to top off for 2022.
Wired mice trade the cord-free convenience of wireless models for more reliability and reduced lag. In most cases this might not be an issue, but if you play games competitively, it can be a literal life saver. This Razer Viper mouse is ambidextrous, so anyone can use it. It’s considerably cheaper than its wireless cousin, which is one of our favorite gaming mice. The $40 Black Friday deal price beats other discounts we’ve seen.
Phone and Headphone Deals
Since Google’s Pixel 6 came out, it’s been hard to beat for value, and that was our main concern when we first reviewed the OnePlus 8T. It has good cameras, a gorgeous screen, and an all-day battery. We just wanted to see it come down a bit in price. At $500, not only is it $100 cheaper than usual, but it also undercuts Google’s flagship.
The OnePlus 9 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) made our honorable mentions list for the Best Android Phones after OnePlus improved the cameras that were often lackluster on previous models. Now it’s down to an all-time low price of $699. You can get a free pair of OnePlus Buds Pro when you order the phone directly through OnePlus.