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Black Friday has arrived, and while Walmart dropped many of its Black Friday deals ahead of the main event as part of its Deals for Days event earlier this month, it is now featuring a load of excellent deals. In fact, some items, such as the latest Beats earbuds, have been dropped an extra few dollars since we last checked. We’re seeing some steep discounts on a range of popular products, including the first-gen AirPods Pro.
For your convenience, we’ve curated some of the best tech deals at Walmart for you to check out here. If you’re looking for even more deals, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Black Friday deals available at all retailers. We’ve also put together retailer-specific roundups for Target, Amazon, and Best Buy, just in case Walmart doesn’t have the item you’ve been eyeing.
The best Black Friday deals you can get at Walmart
The best Black Friday streaming device deals
If you prefer something cheaper, Walmart is also selling Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) streaming device for $18 instead of $29.99. This entry-level model doesn’t have 4K streaming capabilities or support for Dolby Atmos, but it can play HDR videos and has a Google Assistant-compatible remote. Read our review.
Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K is available for $24.98, which is a 50 percent discount. This is the device to buy if you want one that’s simple to use and also compatible with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. Read our review.
The best Black Friday earbud and headphone deals
Walmart is selling the first-generation AirPods Pro with a MagSafe charging case for $159 ($90 off). While they may not offer as impressive noise cancellation capabilities as the newer version, these buds still do an outstanding job of tuning out your surroundings and sound great. Read our review.
Samsung’s bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live are on sale for $69 instead of $149. While their noise cancellation capabilities aren’t particularly great, the true wireless earbuds offer powerful, balanced sound quality and good battery life. Read our review.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are also discounted to $99.99 at Walmart (normally $149.99). The Buds 2 combine noise cancellation, wireless charging, and a solid sound profile into an affordable pair of earbuds. Read our review.
If you just need a pair of basic wireless earbuds that aren’t expensive, you can buy a pair of Skullcandy’s Dime XT 2’s true wireless earbuds for $19 instead of $29.88. These earbuds are IPX4 sweat and water-resistant, and you can also use each bud independently to, say, make calls. Note, however, we’ve not tested these buds.
Walmart has discounted the Google Pixel Buds Pro to just $149.99, knocking $50 off their regular retail price. The Buds Pro feature solid noise cancellation, multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, and impressive battery life. While the audio fidelity isn’t quite in line with other top-tier earbuds, they still offer a good sound profile for the price. Read our review.
Sony’s current and last-gen noise-canceling headphones are both discounted at Walmart right now. The last-gen Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are on sale for $228 (normally $349.99), while the latest WH-1000XM5 are discounted to $346 (normally $398). There aren’t too many jarring differences between the two models, but the newer XM5s offer blanket improvements on the already excellent sound profile and noise cancellation of the XM4s, in addition to a slightly slimmer build. Read our reviews of the XM4 and XM5.
The Beats Fit Pro usually retail for $199.99 but are currently discounted to just $159.99 at Walmart. The noise-canceling earbuds are comfortable and offer excellent battery life, but unfortunately lack wireless charging. However, they remain a great choice for Apple users thanks to features like dynamic head tracking for spatial audio and their ability to automatically switch between Apple devices. Read our review.
You can also find the Beats Studio Buds discounted to $89.99 at Walmart (normally $149.99). The Studio Buds don’t support wireless charging or have the same Apple-centric features seen with newer Beats models, but they’re still a comfy pair of earbuds that offer a surprisingly good audio profile at a more approachable price. Read our review.
The best Black Friday smartwatch and fitness tracker deals
Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 8, is $50 off in the 41mm, GPS-enabled configuration, dropping the price to just $349.99 at Walmart. The terrific wearable is similar to the last-gen Series 7 but sports a couple of new features, including temperature sensors and crash detection. Read our review.
If you’re shopping for a more affordable version of Apple’s wearable, both the 40mm and 44mm configurations of the first-gen Apple Watch SE are discounted at Walmart. Normally $279, the 40mm model is on sale for $149, while the 44mm version is down to $179 (normally $309). The first-gen SE is slower than more recent Apple Watch models and lacks many of the more granular improvements we’ve seen, but it still manages to provide a great smartwatch experience without making too many compromises. Read our review.
You can buy the older Fitbit Versa 2 for $98.95 instead of $149.99 from Walmart. The fitness tracker measures distance, heart rate, and sleep quality but also supports Fitbit Pay and works with Amazon Alexa.
Walmart has discounted both the 40mm and 44mm base configurations of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (in-store only; check to see if one is near you). The 40mm option is normally $279.99 but is on sale for $229, while the 44mm configuration is discounted to $259 instead of its usual $309.99. While the watch’s touch bezel isn’t quite as cool as the physical bezel on the Watch 5 Pro, the standard Galaxy Watch 5 is still an excellent Android wearable thanks to its lightweight design and accessibility features. Read our review.
The best Black Friday speaker deals
Google’s second-generation Nest Mini is on sale for $18 instead of $49. The tiny smart speaker can fit just about anywhere — even on the wall — but sounds good despite its small stature. It also comes with support for Google Assistant. Read our review.
You can buy JBL’s Flip 4 speaker (in-person only) for $59 instead of $99. The portable speaker is IPX7 waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about getting it wet, and comes with Bluetooth support.
The best Black Friday gaming deals
Normally $299.99, the digital-only Xbox Series S is currently discounted to $249.99 at Walmart. It’s available in-store, but buying it online requires you to click “compare all sellers” on the right side of the web page, and find the option that says “sold and shipped by Walmart.com.” If you’re more inclined to pick up the more powerful, disc-based Xbox Series X, Walmart has that console available, too, but only for its full retail price of $499.99.
The holidays are the perfect opportunity to teach your nieces and nephews about the great equalizer that is the blue shell. Walmart is currently discounting a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the standard Switch, a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month individual subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Normally, this bundle retails for $399.99, but it’s currently on sale for just $299. A Nintendo Switch Online membership allows you to compete against other players online and provides access to a library of classic NES and SNES titles, not to mention cloud storage options.
The Logitech G502 Hero is a long-standing icon of gaming mice. Normally $49.99, you can currently find the G502 on sale at Walmart for $34.99. The claw-shaped design houses a 25,600 DPI optical sensor and 11 programmable buttons that can be remapped using Logitech’s G software suite. It also weighs 121 grams out of the box and even comes with additional weights that can be added to the base for greater control.
Normally $159.99, Logitech’s G Pro Starlight is currently on sale for just $109.99 at Walmart. Weighing in at just 63 grams, the G Pro X Superlight represents Logitech’s lightest mouse to date and is equipped with five programmable buttons and a 25,600 DPI optical sensor. It’s capable of up to 70 hours of playtime on a single charge, too, and can be topped off via USB-C or Logitech’s wireless PowerPlay charging system.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, lightweight gaming headset, the Cloud II Wireless is on sale for $119.99 at Walmart, $40 off its usual list price of $149.99. The Cloud II offers up to 30 hours of battery life and is easy to replenish thanks to its convenient USB-C port. It offers balanced sound with good voice quality, too, along with a 7.1 virtual surround sound mode. Read our review.
The Razer Orochi V2 is a gaming mouse that’s surprisingly portable, one that weighs in at less than 60 grams. Normally $69.99, you can currently find the egg-shaped mouse on sale for $39.98 at Walmart. The V2 can pair with devices using Bluetooth or 2.4Ghz wireless connectivity and can be powered by either a AA or AAA battery. It’s also equipped with an 18K DPI optical sensor.
The Sony InZone H3 is usually $99.99 but is currently discounted to $79 at Walmart. The wired H3 is designed to take full advantage of the 3D sound offered by the PlayStation 5 but is also compatible with PCs. It doesn’t offer noise cancellation, but it still supports customizable audio profiles using the InZone companion app and Sony’s Spatial Sound Personalizer.
Sony’s DualSense Wireless Controller is discounted to just $49 at Walmart (normally $69) in all of its available colorways. The DualSense controller is only compatible with the Playstation 5 but offers excellent haptic feedback and can last for roughly 12 hours on a single charge.
All available colorways of the Xbox Wireless Controller are on sale at Walmart for $45, which is $20 off the regular price of some designs. The Xbox Wireless Controller runs on a pair of AA batteries and can last for up to 40 hours, yet it also can be used with a wired USB-C connection. The excellent controllers are also compatible with Xbox consoles as well as PCs and mobile devices thanks to their Bluetooth connectivity.
There are very few situations that can’t be improved by the presence of an instant camera. Thankfully, Walmart has discounted the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 Plus bundle — which includes the instant camera and a pack of 10 exposures —to $49 (normally $78). Part novelty, part keepsake, there’s still something oddly magical about taking a picture and having a handheld camera spit out a physical photo a second later.
If you’re looking to pick up a budget-friendly Android tablet, Samsung’s Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab A8 tablet features Dolby Atmos speakers, good build quality, and excellent battery life. Right now, you can buy it with 32GB of storage for $139 instead of $199.
Samsung’s massive 49-inch Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is discounted to $999.99 at Walmart, down from its usual price of $1,499.99. Featuring a maximum resolution of 5120 x 1440 and a 240Hz refresh rate, the G9 is still the single largest and arguably best gaming panel you can currently get. It doesn’t support HDMI 2.1, but if you stick to DisplayPort inputs, you’ll be fine. Read our review.
Walmart is also discounting a few popular movies. Right now, for instance, you can buy a digital 4K Ultra HD copy of The Batman for $12.99 (about $10 off).
You can buy LG’s 65-inch 4K UHD TV on sale for $398 (in-store only). The TV supports Google Assistant, Apple’s AirPlay 2, and Apple HomeKit as well as HDR10 and HLG.
The second-gen Apple Pencil is usually $129 but is currently available at Walmart for $89 (in-store only). The helpful, ergonomic accessory supports tap controls and is compatible with many of the newer iPad models, including the latest iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.
You can pick up iRobot’s Roomba i1 Plus robot vacuum for $288 instead of $529.99. This is a self-empty robovac that can also vacuum your home while you’re away.
Walmart is selling Epson’s wireless EcoTank ET-2400 color printer with scanning and copying capabilities for $179 instead of $249.
The third-generation Lenovo Tab M8 tablet with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM is on sale for $79 instead of $119.