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31 Home Depot Black Friday Deals (2023): Tools, Grills

31 Home Depot Black Friday Deals (2023): Tools, Grills

Take a gander at these Home Depot Black Friday deals from the comfort of your living room without having to line up at the gates to do battle with the masses in the store. Winter means, for more of us than not, spending a lot more time at home than we’d otherwise choose to spend. Vacations are a fine remedy, sure, but who has money to travel all season long? Make home a pleasant place to be, inside and outside, with these deals on equipment for your garage, backyard, and home, and you won’t want to leave.

WIRED tests products year-round and handpicked these deals based on the actual discounts, not just the discounts retailers claim to offer. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide through November. Be sure to check out our best Black Friday Deals.

WIRED’s Top Deals

If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more.

Garage Deals

Husky workbench

Husky Workbench

Photograph: Home Depot

This is arguably the best value in a garage workbench out there right now, and it’s $45 less than when the sale first started. The solid-wood top is 1.25 inches thick (!), and the legs are adjustable in height. It’s capable of holding an astounding 3,000 pounds. One cool feature of the Husky workbench is that two of either the Husky 1-Door-2-Drawer Base Cabinet or the Husky 2-Door Base Cabinet will nest right underneath the workbench for extra, out-of-the-way storage, with the same impressive build quality and cohesive design.

Closed doors keep the dust off your equipment and the messy tangles of extension cords out of sight. This cabinet is made of 24-gauge steel and is powder-coated in your choice of red or black. There’s also a 30-inch and 48-inch-wide versions if you have less or more room to place a cabinet. Mount a Husky Wall Cabinet for $130 ($70 off), which offers the same look and build quality, over a workbench if you need shelving but don’t have the floor space for a freestanding cabinet.

You won’t overload this shelving unit. Each shelf is, when properly weight-distributed, capable of holding up to 2,500 pounds. That’s per shelf. Forget the “boltless” version of this shelving unit that Husky also makes. Bolts are not that scary to fasten during assembly, and they’ll hold the shelving unit together more sturdily.

Milwaukee 7 tool combo kit

Milwaukee 18-Volt 7-Power Tool Combo

Photograph: Home Depot

Hand me a blank check and tell me to pick out the finest power tools at any hardware store, and I’ll beeline straight for either Milwaukee or DeWalt. There are plenty of fine brands out there, but these two seem to last just a bit longer without developing any annoying performance issues. You get your money’s worth with Milwaukee, that’s for sure. If you haven’t joined the cordless power tool revolution and need, well, nearly everything, this combo can’t be beat. You get a power drill, circular saw, grinder, and more. The two rechargeable batteries fit all the tools and come with a charger, so you can have one charging while using the other.

You should be airing up your tires every month, at the very least. For that, you’ll need an air compressor. While a tiny, portable unit can do the job (slowly), you can shave a lot of time off this crucial task with an air compressor that has a reserve tank of pressurized air all ready to go.

Everyone should have a vacuum capable of sucking up not just dry messes, but wet spills. Use it for keeping your garage routinely tidy and for cleaning out the interior of your car. Like most shop vacs, it comes with a wide assortment of attachable tools and nozzles to fit into every nook and cranny around shop furniture and inside of cars’ interiors. I’ve had good luck with the performance and long-term durability of several Ridgid wet/dry vacuums over the past decade, to the extent that nowadays they’re the only brand I shop for.

This is the six-in-one version of our favorite utility knife, the Milwaukee Fastback, which is featured here in our guide on How to Build a Home Tool Kit, along with a compact version. The larger tool features a wire stripper, screwdriver, and bit driver, which includes a reversible Phillips #2 and flathead ¼-inch bit.

Stanley FatMax tape measure

Stanley FatMax

Photograph: Home Depot

My favorite tape measure, the extra-thick FatMax resists folding in and collapsing when you’re extending the tape far out without any support. This two-pack is only a dollar more than a single FatMax, so buy a spare and keep the other in the garage, your R/V, or just give one to a buddy, because you’re just that nice.

There are high-quality floor jacks made in the US (unlike this one), but you’ll pay a pretty penny for them. If you’re tight on cash, save your money on the jack and spend it on good-quality jack stands instead. Always rest the car on good, solid jack stands before going underneath it. Don’t just leave it up on the jack and slide under—jacks have been known to give out, and if that’s all that’s holding up the car, you’ll go splat. Keep a backup under the car, too, whether that’s the jack just slightly lowered so that it’s not bearing much of the car’s weight or even a stack of tires under the frame.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that Werner is the only brand that makes a solid ladder, but I have stood on more of them than any other brand in my 30 years of, to put it broadly, doing stuff up high in the air. From painting walls to putting up insulation, I’ve never had a Werner ladder fail on me, and that level of trust is worth gold when you’re talking about ladders. This 4-foot step ladder is a little guy, perfect for keeping in the home for jobs that require you to reach the ceiling, without the bulk of a standard 8-foot ladder. It holds up to 250 pounds, and remember to never stand on the top “step.” Ladders aren’t built for that.

Bessey makes my favorite serious-duty clamps. Although I typically reach for a light-duty set of plastic bar clamps for the easiest jobs, I break out the Bessey clamps for more serious jobs, whether it’s indoors, outdoors, or in the garage. The combo kit includes a pair of 6-inch clamps and a pair of 12-inch clamps. In my experience using a pair of larger Bessey clutch clamps to fix a wooden table, I had no issues at all with slippage. The wooden handles seemed solid, and the quality of the clamps themselves made a strong impression on me.

This deal is over at Home Depot, but as of this writing, it’s still $129 from Amazon.

Beloved jack-of-all-trades, this handheld power tool comes with cutting wheels, grinding attachments, wire wool abraders, engravers, and more. I’ve used mine to cut down bicycle axles, repair the legs on my couch, custom fit a kitchen shelf, fabricate new tail light brackets for my motorcycle, and a whole lot more. People even use them frequently for arts and crafts. As long as you’re not asking too much of it, like cutting lumber to build a deck, then it’s an indispensable tool to have around the home

Smart Home Deals

Fire Stick Lite

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

Photograph: Home Depot

For non-4K TVs, it doesn’t pay to spring for an expensive, 4K-capable streaming device. Save some coin and buy this 1080p-capable streaming system to gain access to Amazon Fire TV. It doesn’t support Dolby Atmos sound, but if your TV isn’t 4K then it’s likely to not support Dolby Atmos, anyway. Read our Best Streaming Devices guide for other options.

It took a rash of wildfires to convince us, but the air in our homes is not all that separate from the air outdoors. And that means all the accompanying pollution and particulate is floating around in your home, too. At the same time, humidity too low or too high can encourage cracked skin or mold, as well as make it feel colder or warmer in your home. Knock out two birds with one stone with the combination Dyson humidifier and air purifier. The Humidify + Cool (9/10, WIRED Recommends) has an accurate, built-in air quality monitor, and its automated cleaning system is both more thorough and far easier than cleaning out most humidifiers.

If your home is equipped with Google Assistant, then you may want to stick with the first-party solution and get this outdoor/indoor security camera from Google. It’s battery-operated, so no need to wrangle with wires. You can pop it off the magnetic mount to recharge it, and it tends to last a little more than a month. You get 1080p video, HDR support, and a 130-degree field of view. Read our Best Outdoor Security Cameras guide for more.

Nest Video Doorbell

Nest Video Doorbell

Photograph: Google

The Nest Video Doorbell is our favorite video doorbell. Its performance is reliable, with swift alerts and notifications, and there’s HDR support so that your clips aren’t blown out by bright lights. It works without a subscription but you’ll want to subscribe to Nest Aware to get the most out of it. The battery tends to last about a month before it needs recharging.

We called the Blink Mini cheap, compact, and versatile with good video quality in our Best Indoor Security Cams guide. You need to pay $3 a month for a subscription, and the motion detection can’t distinguish between humans and pets, but it does have two-way audio and integrates into the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)

Photograph: Amazon

Most people may prefer the slightly smaller Echo Show 8, which sits between this and the Echo Show 5 below. But, this 10 has a cool base that the screen can swivel around so you can stay in the frame of a Zoom call or see your recipe from anywhere.

The Echo Show 5 is typically overpriced at $90, but the deal price of $40 matches the best we have tracked. Just keep in mind that it goes on sale quite frequently. If the 10 is too large, the 5 takes up very little real estate whether you want it in your kitchen or on your nightstand.

There are quite a few Nanoleaf smart light panels on sale, so if you don’t want the triangle shape, you can choose from Hexagons or Mini Triangles. This modular system lets you create a panel of lights in whatever design you’d like. Read our Best Nanoleaf Lights guide for more information.

Eero 6

Eero 6

Photograph: Amazon

This Eero mesh router 3-pack is for anyone who wants a no-frills system. It’s super easy to set up, and you can extend connectivity throughout the home with the two nodes. You can subscribe to an Eero Plus subscription to get features like parental controls and ad blocking, but it’s also not required. Read our Best Mesh Routers and Best Eero guides for more.

You know the drill. You need a battery—especially in the precious moments after unwrapping all the holiday gifts—and can’t find any. This 30-pack of AAA batteries means you won’t run out for quite a while. It’s the same price as a 16-pack, which isn’t on sale, so you may as well stock up. You can pick up a 36-pack of Energizer Max AAs or a 6-pack of Energizer 9Vs for the same price.

Kitchen Deals

Delonghi Stilosa espresso machine

Delonghi Stilosa Espresso Machine

Photograph: Delonghi

A good budget espresso machine is a rare find, but this one is our favorite. You’ll get a solid portafilter, a reliable steam pump, and a steaming wand in a pretty compact body. Unlike other cheap machines we tried, the Stilosa didn’t show signs of slowing down. It’s easy to use whether you want a full latte or just steamed milk for coffee, and it takes up very little precious counter space.

Not every kitchen has enough counter space. In my apartment, the only real space I have for preparing food is this 42-inch-wide rolling island. There’s a bar for holding a pair of dish towels, hooks for hanging oven mitts, and swiveling wheels that roll easily, even when the cabinet is loaded with a couple hundred pounds of kitchen gear. The drawers and doors close nicely, and the solid wood frame and butcher block top feel beefier than the price suggests.

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Duo

Photograph: Instant Pot

There are a dizzying amount of Instant Pot models available, and most are similar. This is a small version that’s best for cooking meals for one or two people. There are still seven functions, like for cooking rice or steaming vegetables.

Now, I’m not aiming to cook entire meals with a microwave, but I do need something reliable for heating up leftovers and not being a countertop hog. This 1,000-watt microwave is big enough for a dinner plate to fit inside and powerful enough to heat it up without taking forever. Mine has been in service for three years without any hint of an operating issue. Plus, it looks pretty sleek on the countertop and blends in well with a modern kitchen.

Let’s be real: This is a five-piece set. Nobody counts the lids as their own pieces! Still, this is a good deal for Pyrex, a (mostly) drop-proof tempered glass storage set that I’ve been using this year for leftovers. Each piece is thick and burly, cuts out single-use plastics for storing leftovers, and washes up easily in the dishwasher.

Backyard Deals

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Handheld Leaf Blower

Milwaukee 18V Cordless, Electric Leaf Blower

Photograph: Home Depot

Keep the peace between you and your neighbors by relegating the old, deafening gasoline-powered leaf blower to the history museums by switching to a quieter-if-not-silent electric blower. Its 450-CFM airflow is good enough for 120-mph gusts of wind to move those leaves into order. It comes with two batteries and a charger, and since it uses the same M18 battery as the tools in the Milwaukee power tool combo we linked above, you can swap these batteries freely among each other.

Give up the gas and switch over to electric power, and you’ll never have to feel bad about mowing the lawn too early on a Sunday morning. You’ve got to purchase the Ryobi 40V Battery and Charger for $249, since the mower doesn’t come with one. It runs for up to 48 minutes on a charge, which is OK for a small- to medium-sized lawn. If you have a bigger job, consider buying the Ryobi 40V Two Batteries and Charger for $449 so that you can use one while the other is charging. Since it only takes 60 minutes to charge a battery to full, you could mow for hours on end with only short pauses this way.

If you’ve got trees to trim, consider an electric chainsaw. They’ve gotten good enough these days that you won’t lack for power on most day-to-day jobs keeping backyards and driveways free of snaggle branches. You won’t have to run to the gas station for fresh fuel or risk gasoline going bad if it sits around for months (yes, gasoline expires and can foul up motors). This chainsaw doesn’t come with a battery, but it uses the same Ryobi 40V battery that other Ryobi 40V cordless tools use. If you’ve picked up a Ryobi 40V Battery and Charger for $249 to run the Ryobi electric mower above, then you shouldn’t need to buy another for the chainsaw.

Ironwood grill

Traeger Ironwood 650

Photograph: Traeger

We named the Wi-Fi-equipped Ironwood 650 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) the best pellet grill/smoker in our Best Grills guide, thanks to—and I never thought I’d say this about a grill—its excellent app and precision cooking control while you lounge elsewhere, either inside the house or on the patio furniture. Not to mention, there’s an included recipe book of some incredible dishes. The “650” in the name refers to the 650 square inches of grill space, which should be enough to smoke three or four racks of ribs at a time, or six whole chickens.

Feast your eyes on the Rolls-Royce of grills, the Timberline (7/10, WIRED Recommends), which we called the best luxury grill in our Best Grills guide. If none but the absolute best will satisfy your need to grill enough catfish, baby back ribs, and acorn squash to feed a small army, the Timberline is large enough to swallow up an entire bag of pellets and smoke 50 pounds of meat all at once, and you can monitor its temperature all day from a distance through its Wi-Fi connection. You get access to the same excellent Traeger app, but WIRED senior product reviewer Scott Gilbertson found this grill’s Wi-Fi connection to be spotty at times.

Updated November 24: We’ve added deals on an Instant Pot, a budget espresso machine, and two Amazon Echo Shows. We’ve also updated prices and links throughout.


Retailer Sales Pages

Want to shop Black Friday sales yourself? Here are the relevant pages.
24 Home Depot Black Friday Deals (2023): Tools, Grills

24 Home Depot Black Friday Deals (2023): Tools, Grills

Take a gander at these early Home Depot Black Friday deals and get a lead on the masses who’ll be ready to crowd the digital gates before the Thanksgiving turkey even gets cold. Winter means, for more of us than not, spending a lot more time at home than we’d otherwise choose to spend. Vacations are a fine remedy, sure, but who has money to travel all season long? Make home a pleasant place to be, inside and outside, with these deals on equipment for your garage, backyard, and home, and you won’t want to leave.

WIRED tests products year-round and handpicked these deals based on the actual discounts, not just the discounts retailers claim to offer. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide through November. Be sure to check out our best early Black Friday Deals.

WIRED Featured Deals

If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more.

Garage Deals

Husky workbench

Husky Workbench

Photograph: Home Depot

This is arguably the best value in a garage workbench out there right now. The solid-wood top is 1.25 inches thick (!), and the legs are adjustable in height. It’s capable of holding an astounding 3,000 pounds. One cool feature of the Husky workbench is that two of either the Husky 1-Door-2-Drawer Base Cabinet or the Husky 2-Door Base Cabinet will nest right underneath the workbench for extra, out-of-the-way storage, with the same impressive build quality and cohesive design.

Closed doors keep the dust off your equipment and the messy tangles of extension cords out of sight. This cabinet is made of 24-gauge steel and is powder-coated in your choice of red or black. There’s also a 30-inch and 48-inch-wide versions if you have less or more room to place a cabinet. Mount a Husky Wall Cabinet for $150 ($50 off), which offers the same look and build quality, over a workbench if you need shelving but don’t have the floor space for a freestanding cabinet.

You won’t overload this shelving unit. Each shelf is, when properly weight-distributed, capable of holding up to 2,500 pounds. That’s per shelf. Forget the “boltless” version of this shelving unit that Husky also makes. Bolts are not that scary to fasten during assembly, and they’ll hold the shelving unit together more sturdily.

Milwaukee 7 tool combo kit

Milwaukee 18-Volt 7-Power Tool Combo

Photograph: Home Depot

Hand me a blank check and tell me to pick out the finest power tools at any hardware store, and I’ll beeline straight for either Milwaukee or DeWalt. There are plenty of fine brands out there, but these two seem to last just a bit longer without developing any annoying performance issues. You get your money’s worth with Milwaukee, that’s for sure. If you haven’t joined the cordless power tool revolution and need, well, nearly everything, this combo can’t be beat. You get a power drill, circular saw, grinder, and more. The two rechargeable batteries fit all the tools and come with a charger, so you can have one charging while using the other.

Beloved jack-of-all-trades, this handheld power tool comes with cutting wheels, grinding attachments, wire wool abraders, engravers, and more. I’ve used mine to cut down bicycle axles, repair the legs on my couch, custom fit a kitchen shelf, fabricate new tail light brackets for my motorcycle, and a whole lot more. People even use them frequently for arts and crafts. As long as you’re not asking too much of it, like cutting lumber to build a deck, then it’s an indispensable tool to have around the home.

You should be airing up your tires every month, at the very least. For that, you’ll need an air compressor. While a tiny, portable unit can do the job (slowly), you can shave a lot of time off this crucial task with an air compressor that has a reserve tank of pressurized air all ready to go.

Everyone should have a vacuum capable of sucking up not just dry messes, but wet spills. Use it for keeping your garage routinely tidy and for cleaning out the interior of your car. Like most shop vacs, it comes with a wide assortment of attachable tools and nozzles to fit into every nook and cranny around shop furniture and inside of cars’ interiors. I’ve had good luck with the performance and long-term durability of several Ridgid wet/dry vacuums over the past decade, to the extent that nowadays they’re the only brand I shop for.

There are high-quality floor jacks made in the US (unlike this one), but you’ll pay a pretty penny for them. If you’re tight on cash, save your money on the jack and spend it on good-quality jack stands instead. Always rest the car on good, solid jack stands before going underneath it. Don’t just leave it up on the jack and slide under—jacks have been known to give out, and if that’s all that’s holding up the car, you’ll go splat. Keep a backup under the car, too, whether that’s the jack just slightly lowered so that it’s not bearing much of the car’s weight or even a stack of tires under the frame.

Home Deals

Fire Stick Lite

Photograph: Home Depot

For non-4K TVs, it doesn’t pay to spring for an expensive, 4K-capable streaming device. Save some coin and buy this 1080p-capable streaming system to gain access to Amazon Fire TV. It doesn’t support Dolby Atmos sound, but if your TV isn’t 4K then it’s likely to not support Dolby Atmos, anyway. Read our Best Streaming Devices guide for other options.

It took a rash of wildfires to convince us, but the air in our homes is not all that separate from the air outdoors. And that means all the accompanying pollution and particulate is floating around in your home, too. At the same time, humidity too low or too high can encourage cracked skin or mold, as well as making it feel colder or warmer in your home. Knock out two birds with one stone with the combination Dyson humidifier and air purifier. The Humidify + Cool (9/10, WIRED Recommends) has an accurate, built-in air quality monitor, and its automated cleaning system is both more thorough and far easier than cleaning out most humidifiers.

If your home is equipped with Google Assistant, then you may want to stick with the first-party solution and get this outdoor/indoor security camera from Google. It’s battery-operated, so no need to wrangle with wires. You can pop it off the magnetic mount to recharge it, and it tends to last a little more than a month. You get 1080p video, HDR support, and a 130-degree field of view. Read our Best Outdoor Security Cameras guide for more.

We called the Blink Mini cheap, compact, and versatile with good video quality in our Best Indoor Security Cams guide. You need to pay $3 a month for a subscription, and the motion detection can’t distinguish between humans and pets, but it does have two-way audio and integrates into the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

Nest Video Doorbell

Nest Video Doorbell

Photograph: Google

The Nest Video Doorbell is our favorite video doorbell. Its performance is reliable, with swift alerts and notifications, and there’s HDR support so that your clips aren’t blown out by bright lights. It works without a subscription but you’ll want to subscribe to Nest Aware to get the most out of it. The battery tends to last about a month before it needs recharging.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that Werner is the only brand that makes a solid ladder, but I have stood on more of them than any other brand in my 30 years of, to put it broadly, doing stuff up high in the air. From painting walls to putting up insulation, I’ve never had a Werner ladder fail on me, and that level of trust is worth gold when you’re talking about ladders. This 4-foot step ladder is a little guy, perfect for keeping in the home for jobs that require you to reach the ceiling, without the bulk of a standard 8-foot ladder. It holds up to 250 pounds, and remember to never stand on the top “step.” Ladders aren’t built for that.

There are quite a few Nanoleaf smart light panels on sale, so if you don’t want the triangle shape, you can choose from Hexagons or Mini Triangles. This modular system lets you create a panel of lights in whatever design you’d like. Read our Best Nanoleaf Lights guide for more information.

Eero 6

Eero 6

Photograph: Amazon

This Eero mesh router 3-pack is for anyone who wants a no-frills system. It’s super easy to set up, and you can extend connectivity throughout the home with the two nodes. You can subscribe to an Eero Plus subscription to get features like parental controls and ad blocking, but it’s also not required. Read our Best Mesh Routers and Best Eero guides for more.

Kitchen Deals

Not every kitchen has enough counter space. In my apartment, the only real space I have for preparing food is this 42-inch-wide rolling island. There’s a bar for holding a pair of dish towels, hooks for hanging oven mitts, and swiveling wheels that roll easily, even when the cabinet is loaded with a couple hundred pounds of kitchen gear. The drawers and doors close nicely, and the solid wood frame and butcher block top feel beefier than the price suggests.

Now, I’m not aiming to cook entire meals with a microwave, but I do need something reliable for heating up leftovers and not being a countertop hog. This 1,000-watt microwave is big enough for a dinner plate to fit inside and powerful enough to heat it up without taking forever. Mine has been in service for three years without any hint of an operating issue. Plus, it looks pretty sleek on the countertop and blends in well with a modern kitchen.

Let’s be real: This is a five-piece set. Nobody counts the lids as their own pieces! Still, this is a good deal for Pyrex, a (mostly) drop-proof tempered glass storage set that I’ve been using this year for leftovers. Each piece is thick and burly, cuts out single-use plastics for storing leftovers, and washes up easily in the dishwasher.

Backyard Deals

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Handheld Leaf Blower

Photograph: Home Depot

Keep the peace between you and your neighbors by relegating the old, deafening gasoline-powered leaf blower to the history museums by switching to a quieter-if-not-silent electric blower. Its 450-CFM airflow is good enough for 120-mph gusts of wind to move those leaves into order. It comes with two batteries and a charger, and since it uses the same M18 battery as the tools in the Milwaukee power tool combo we linked above, you can swap these batteries freely among each other.

Give up the gas and switch over to electric power, and you’ll never have to feel bad about mowing the lawn too early on a Sunday morning. You’ve got to purchase the Ryobi 40V Battery and Charger for $249, since the mower doesn’t come with one. It runs for up to 48 minutes on a charge, which is OK for a small- to medium-sized lawn. If you have a bigger job, consider buying the Ryobi 40V Two Batteries and Charger for $449 so that you can use one while the other is charging. Since it only takes 60 minutes to charge a battery to full, you could mow for hours on end with only short pauses this way.

If you’ve got trees to trim, consider an electric chainsaw. They’ve gotten good enough these days that you won’t lack for power on most day-to-day jobs keeping backyards and driveways free of snaggle branches. You won’t have to run to the gas station for fresh fuel or risk gasoline going bad if it sits around for months (yes, gasoline expires and can foul up motors). This chainsaw doesn’t come with a battery, but it uses the same Ryobi 40V battery that other Ryobi 40V cordless tools use. If you’ve picked up a Ryobi 40V Battery and Charger for $249 to run the Ryobi electric mower above, then you shouldn’t need to buy another for the chainsaw.

We named the Wi-Fi-equipped Ironwood 650 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) the best pellet grill/smoker in our Best Grills guide, thanks to—and I never thought I’d say this about a grill—its excellent app and precision cooking control while you lounge elsewhere, either inside the house or on the patio furniture. Not to mention, there’s an included recipe book of some incredible dishes. The “650” in the name refers to the 650 square inches of grill space, which should be enough to smoke three or four racks of ribs at a time, or six whole chickens.

Feast your eyes on the Rolls-Royce of grills, the Timberline (7/10, WIRED Recommends), which we called the best luxury grill in our Best Grills guide. If none but the absolute best will satisfy your need to grill enough catfish, baby back ribs, and acorn squash to feed a small army, the Timberline is large enough to swallow up an entire bag of pellets and smoke 50 pounds of meat all at once, and you can monitor its temperature all day from a distance through its Wi-Fi connection. You get access to the same excellent Traeger app, but WIRED senior product reviewer Scott Gilbertson found this grill’s Wi-Fi connection to be spotty at times.


Retailer Sales Pages

Want to shop Black Friday sales yourself? Here are the relevant pages.
The 59 Black Friday Deals to Shop Right Now

The 59 Black Friday Deals to Shop Right Now

You might be thinking, “How can there already be Black Friday deals?! It’s still a regular Monday!” Well, dear reader, capitalism can’t be slowed by mere dates on the calendar. Black Friday deals are live now, with the shopping season in full swing. Plus, if you can get ahead of the Black Friday madness and shop now, why not clear some of your list? I’m certainly doing my best to get my Christmas shopping over as soon as possible, whether it’s Cyber Monday or not. To help you do the same, we’ve tracked down great sales on our favorite products right now. This post has been updated with the best deals we’re seeing at the moment.

Just straight to our top deals

We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this post throughout the week and be live with updates on Black Friday. Last updated on Monday, November 20.

If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more.


Apple Black Friday Deals

Read our Best iPads guide and Which Macbook Should You Buy? guide for more advice.

2022 Apple iPad Air devices

iPad Air

Photograph: Apple

We’re happy to see that this deal is still live with this update, as it’s the lowest price we’ve seen on Apple’s 10th-gen iPad (7/10, WIRED Review). Apple revamped the design for this release—there’s no more Home button, and the bezels around the screen are slim. The rear camera has been upgraded, while the selfie camera has been moved to the center of the iPad for video calls, and it’s powered by a more powerful chip.

We love the sixth-gen iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for an upgrade splurge. It’s more expensive, but again, this is the lowest price we’ve tracked. It has a better processor, making it a good bit snappier, along with a higher-resolution selfie camera and support for Center Stage for video calls. It also has a larger screen while being lighter to carry around.

If portability is your priority, look no further than the iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It has a design similar to the iPad Pro, but with an 8.3-inch screen. While it doesn’t have as powerful a processor as the iPad Air, it can still handle pretty much any app or game. This isn’t an unusual price for it to drop to, but it’s the price we recommend trying to snag it for. Just know that Apple is expected to debut a new iPad Mini next year.

Moft Snap Phone Tripod

Moft Snap Phone Tripod Stand

Photograph: Moft

Moft makes some of our favorite iPhone accessories, but there are also plenty of items for Android users, along with desk and laptop accessories. Its Black Friday sale has already started with a blanket 30 percent off through November 27, but you can nab additional discounts if you use a code. Use BF10 to get $10 off orders over $50, BF20 for $20 off orders over $100, BF37 for $37 off orders over $150, and BF60 for $60 off orders over $200.

There’s not much difference between last year’s Series 8 and the new Series 9, which is $100 more, so why not save some cash and go with the older model? That includes Crash Detection to alert emergency responders if you’re in an accident and unresponsive and the usual health and fitness tracking features. Read our Best Apple Watch guide for more details.

Laptop Black Friday Deals

If you’re in the market for a new laptop, be sure to read our guides to The Best Laptops, Best Cheap Laptops, Best Touchscreen Laptop, and Best Gaming Laptops for more options.

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Our favorite 15-inch laptop, the Acer Aspire 3, here comes with an Intel Core i5 chip, integrated graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and a 15.6-inch IPS display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). It’s big, and the display is not the sharpest, but it won’t strain your eyes. There are ports galore (Ethernet, USB, USB-C, HDMI, headphone jack), and it’s powerful enough for most everyday tasks.

The HP Envy x360 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite 2-in-1 laptops for several reasons. It’s got enough power for most tasks and projects, plenty of ports, and a bright touchscreen with great color accuracy. It’s also nice and quiet in regards to the fans, but the click pad is quite loud.

Acer’s Swift 3 is a solid portable with an Intel Core i7-(12700H) processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1-terabyte SSD. The screen is quite nice too, a 14-inch panel with 2,880 x 1,800-pixel resolution in 16:10 format. We haven’t tested this Swift 3 (which has since been relaunched as the Swift Go), but we really liked the very similar Swift 14.

Lenovo Ideapad Flex laptop

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This little 2-in-1 laptop has been one of our best budget picks in our Best Laptops Guide forever. It’s not spec’d out for video editing or gaming, but it’s plenty fast enough for office and web-based work. There are plenty of ports for peripherals, and the 2-in-1 design is nice for watching movies on the go.

Smartphone and Tablet Black Friday Deals

Read our Best Android Phones guide for more smartphones worth shopping for.

Motorola Razr

Photograph: Motorola

The Moto Razr+ is playing on your nostalgia for flip phones, and it’s kinda working. It’s a foldable phone that flips vertically to open, and it has an external display for some useful information even when it’s closed. We’d like to have seen better battery life on it, and it doesn’t have the best camera in the world, but at this discount it’s definitely worth a look.

The original Motorola Razr is one of the cheapest folding phones you can get right now, and it’s kind of surprising that it’s dropped this low. It doesn’t have the larger front screen that its successor has, but it’s still got a gorgeous 6.9-inch OLED screen when open, 128 GB of storage, and a beefy 4,200-mAh battery.

This is the best Motorola phone you can get right now. Its 6.7-inch OLED display curves around the sides, yet it comfortably ignores your fingers wrapped around it so you don’t accidentally press buttons. It comes with 512 GB of storage, dual SIM support, and up to a 165-Hz refresh rate, which is frankly overkill for most needs but absolutely buttery smooth.

Google Pixel 7A

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The Google Pixel 7A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a lot of pros. It’s got great performance, an excellent camera, and an OLED display. The build quality is fantastic too, and it comes in fun colors. It’s not perfect—the battery life is middling—but this is still our favorite smartphone for most people. Read our Best Pixel Phone guide for more details.

The ThinkPhone is our runner-up pick for Motorola’s phones, but it’s actually a joint deal with Lenovo. It bears a lot of similarity to the Edge+ but adds that traditional ThinkPad flair with a customizable red button on the side. It’s designed for business use cases, but it’s a solid option for everyone, especially at this price.

Even Amazon’s own hardware deals have started early! The Amazon Kindle Scribe (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is normally a bit expensive for our tastes, but this sale knocks it firmly within a reasonable buy price for us. It comes with a stylus that lets you write notes and mark up PDFs, and it has excellent battery life.

If you’re eyeing a tablet that can replace your laptop every now and then—one that still works great as an entertainment slate, and is not an iPad—take a look at the OnePlus Pad (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s the first-ever tablet from the phone maker, and it runs Android 13 out of the box, so there are a lot of improvements in making the Android experience on a tablet really great.

2023 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

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The Fire HD 10 is still our very favorite Fire tablet. This version got a minor speed bump a couple of months ago, making it marginally snappier than previous version. We like the Fire HD 10 for its largers screen—there’s more room to consume that firehose of Amazon content you’ve been seeking (this Garry Winogrand documentary is very good if you’re looking for something). If you want to try to work on your Fire, grab the new Keyboard Case bundle ($60 off). As always we suggest spending the extra few bucks to get a tablet without advertisements on the lockscreen.

The best value in Amazon Fire tablets, the Fire HD 8 is an even better value at this price. (just $5 off the lowest price we’ve seen). The screen isn’t a roomy as the 10, but this one is smaller, making it nice for traveling or reading a book. Most people are probably better off forking over the extra $20 to get the discounted Fire HD 10 though.

This is the best Amazon Fire tablet for younger kids. It’s the same tablet as the “normal” Fire HD 8 (6/10, WIRED Review). The only difference is that the Kids Edition comes with a rugged case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. If your kid chucks it down the stairs into a mop bucket, or flings their tablet out the window because Bluey stopped playing, Amazon will replace the tablet for free. It also comes with a free year of Amazon Kids+, which offers access to kid-friendly movies, books, games, and apps.

If you’ve got older kids (about 8 and up), the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Edition has a less bulky case and more app options. It still has plenty of parental controls in the settings, and the recent update gave it a speedier processor to better handle HD video and games. It’s not as big of a discount, but this is the better choice for older kids.

The Google Pixel Tablet (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is great for an Android tablet, but its the included charging dock—which doubles as a speaker—that makes it stand out. This combo device lets you pick up the slate to use it like a normal tablet, and set it down to use a smart speaker when you don’t need it. You can even set up to eight user profiles, so anyone in the family can use it with their own apps and home screen.

The coolest part of this phone is the back. Sure, the front has a 120-Hz AMOLED screen and it’s powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, but the back is quite literally where the Nothing Phone (2) (7/10, WIRED Recommends) shines. The LED “Glyph” lights can flash when you get notifications or calls, and you can set it up to alert you about app notifications you choose, too. Those lights can also be used as countdown timers, or even show the status of your Uber driver. It only works for T-Mobile and AT&T users.

TV and Soundbar Black Friday Deals

Check out our Best TVs guide and Best Roku Devices guide for more options.

LG C3 OLED TV

Photograph: LG

This is our favorite TV for gamers. The LG C3 delivers fantastic image quality with vivid pictures that are loaded with detail, particularly with tone and texture, but never overblown. For gaming, the response times are nice and fast (9.2 milliseconds), and it supports every current-gen console feature across all four of its HDMI sockets. It has been slowly dropping in price over the last few months. It’s at its lowest price ever, roughly $400 where it was several months ago, and about $100 off what it was a few weeks ago.

We’ve been fans of TVs with Roku’s interface for a while, and Roku’s in-house line makes our favorite entry-level TV. For the price, WIRED editor Parker Hall was impressed with the picture and color on the screen. It doesn’t have the best refresh rate for gaming, but otherwise, it’s hard to beat at this price (especially on sale).

The TCL Q6 (7/10, WIRED Review) is our top TV pick for most people even when it’s not on sale. It uses quantum dot tech to and HDR to get gorgeous colors and excellent contrast. It uses Google TV instead of Roku, which may not be your preference, but it’s still a solid option. This is the best price we’ve seen it at in the last six months, but it’s gone nearly this low before.

The Hisense U8K (8/10, WIRED Recommends) uses a mini-LED display that delivers excellent black levels and vivid colors. Despite its confusing model number, it’s a 4K display, not 8K (which shouldn’t be surprising at this price point), but it has a 120-Hz screen refresh rate that’s excellent for gaming, plus decent built-in speakers. The feet are on the ends though, so you’ll want to mount it or pair it with a long TV stand.

The Sonos Ray (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite soundbars for smaller apartments or living rooms. Its compact and fits neatly on a dresser or entertainment unit. You can even mount it on the wall to save more space. Despite its size, it easily fills the space with crisp, high-quality sound.

If you want to add some extra oomph to your existing soundbar, the Sonos Sub Mini (8/10, WIRED Review) is a great upgrade. It wirelessly integrates with your existing (Sonos, obviously) sound system and packs a punch that you’ll feel compared to your sound system without it.

Smart Home Black Friday Deals

Read our Best Smart Speakers and Best Smart Display guides for other recommendations.

Google Nest Hub Max displaying the weather and a photo of two children hugging a parent.

Google Nest Hub Max

Photograph: Google

The Google Nest Hub Max is our favorite smart display for a lot of reasons—the 10-inch touchscreen display, the solid speakers, and the unobtrusive display, to name a few. It also doubles beautifully as a digital photo frame if you’re a Google Photos user. This one has a camera, so you can use it with video-calling apps.

Nanoleaf’s beautiful wall panels are eye-catching but usually pricey. While this isn’t a spectacular discount, it’s still a good sale to jump on if you’ve got the wall space for these hexagonal wall panels. Use that $40 to shop around the rest of Nanoleaf’s range of smart lights.

Even after you factor in the $3 per month (or $30 per year) subscription, this video doorbell is one of the cheapest we feature in (the honorable mentions section of) our Best Video Doorbells guide. It’s reliable enough and gets 1080p video quality, but don’t expect super fast notifications or a wide field of view. If you don’t want a subscription, consider buying it bundled with Sync Module 2 ($47), which is also half-price right now.

This is a big discount on the Amazon Kids Echo Dot, which we love as an Alexa-powered speaker for (you guessed it) kids. Both the dragon and owl designs are a little over half off, making it a much safer purchase to put in your destructive little ones’ playroom.

Home and Kitchen Black Friday Deals

Read our Best Robot Vacuums and Best Sheets guides for more picks.

JCPenney wrinkle guard sheets stacked on a bedroom table

JCPenny Wrinkle Guard Sateen Sheets

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(This price is for the queen version.) These sateen sheets are soft and cool to the touch, drape beautifully, and won’t keep you too warm while you sleep. It’s hard to tell the difference between these and more expensive sateen sheets, making them a great value—and that’s before the current sale.

Eucalyptus sheets? You might question why you’d want to dive into alternative materials for your bedsheets. Eucalyptus sheets usually take less water and less harsh materials to make, compared to cotton or bamboo sheets. Buffy’s Breeze Set is one of our favorite sets of sheets. It’s lightweight and airy, but still keeps you warm without making you sweaty.

We recommend this robot vacuum-mop as the best for the price, and it’s at an even better price right now. It has no mapping function, but that just means it doesn’t have a camera that can take pictures of your butt and send them to the company. The hardware is almost fool-proof, but it does require boundary tape to prevent it from bringing the wet mop onto the carpet.

Cafe Affetto Espresso Machine with cups of fresh espresso

Photograph: Café Appliances

The GE Cafe Affetto automatic espresso machine is one of our absolute favorites. Writer Jaina Grey isn’t a huge fan of automated espresso machines so testing this she was pretty skeptical at first, but she found that she was using it every single day. There’s just something about pressing one button for the perfect Americano that just really cast its spell on her. For more, check out our guides to the Best Espresso Machines, and the Best Automated Coffee Makers.

According to WIRED editor Parker Hall, Solo Stove’s Yukon firepit (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is nearly indestructible with its stainless steel design yet it’s still lightweight and gets nice and hot without any lighter fluid or kindling required (his tip: get harder wood, like oak, so it’ll last longer within the firepit). Both this model and the smaller Bonfire are on sale right now, so you can choose the best size for your yard. (We tested the original Yukon model; the new one comes with a removable ash pan for easier cleaning.)

This is the lowest price we’ve seen on Biolite’s FirePit+. We liked the original version for being easy to clean, and this newer model can be used as a heating source, a phone charger, and a snazzy portable grill. When you’re done, it easily folds up to pack up in the included bag for easy storage.

We tested the Albany Park Kova sofa for our Best Couches guide, and found that it was really comfortable and super easy to assemble. It’s long enough for our 6’4″ editor Julian Chokkattu to stretch out on it comfortably, with room to spare for another person and a small dog. It held up fairly well after about a year, but the cushions do need some adjustments now and then. You might find yourself pushing them back into place after sitting on it for a while. Still, it’s a plush and pleasant pick for any living room.

For any house with at least one cat, the Litter Robot 4 is an excellent pick. During her review, our writer Medea Giordano found that the automated litter box did a great job of providing odor control and streamlining the whole process of scooping the litter box. The Litter Robot 4 uses internal sensors to detect if a cat is inside and waits until the sensors no longer detect the cat before rotating the internal drum to sift and dispose of the cat waste. You’ll have to empty out a drawer every couple days but it’s hard to go back to a standard litter box after using the Litter Robot 4 for a while. This bundle includes a litter mat, odor trap filters, and 3-year warranty. Also make sure to check out our full review (9/10 WIRED Recommends).

Sheertex claims its tights are nearly indestructible (in human hands), and our writer Jaina Grey found they lived up to the hype. The tights are durable enough to just stuff your foot right into it without worrying about runs or snags. They’re also built to last, Jaina’s had a couple pairs for about three years now and they’re just as strong as they were on the first day they were worn. The only drawback is typically the high price, but with this discount they’re a great pick for anyone looking to upgrade their tights collection.

The Lovesac couch is a (usually) expensive couch, but it makes up for the price tag in customization. You can put together the configuration of seats, armrests, and corners that make the most sense for your specific living space. You can even make the seats deeper, add storage and power hubs, and swap machine-washable covers.

Let’s admit it: you’re probably going to buy some Lego sets this year anyway. If you plan to spend $50 on the bricks, you can pick up a bonus $10 gift card for Target. Which, theoretically, you could use to buy more Lego kits. There’s really no reason not to.

If you’re like me, you don’t even think about putting up Christmas decorations until it’s almost Thanksgiving already. Fortunately, there’s still time for folks like us to grab an artificial tree. Target’s knocking up to 50 percent off all its artificial trees before the rush even begins.

On top of Christmas trees, Target also offers discounts on all of its holiday decor. Ornaments, garlands, lights, and every little doodad and knick-knack you can put on your shelf is on sale, up to 30 percent already. There’s even a special section just for Christmas tree ornaments.

Dreaming of your very own KitchenAid? The 5.5-quart bowl is made for making large batches of cookies, kneading a few pounds of bread, or even mashing potatoes (Thanksgiving is around the corner, after all).

Office Black Friday Deals

Check out our Best Office Chairs guide and our Work-From-Home Gear guide for more picks.

Three Herman Miller Zeph office chairs in different colors

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The Zeph looks like it’s a choice for aesthetics rather than comfort. Especially since it’s made of plastic, and the only adjustment you can make is moving it up or down. But WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu found it quite comfortable. After a month of sitting in it, he says, it was still supportive for his 6’4″ frame, and it can even double as a fine-enough recliner. He recommends adding on the seat pad and arms, which will run the sale price up to $516 ($129 off, so still a good deal).

Note: You’ll need to choose a graphite frame and medley upholstery to see the lowest price. If you’re looking for luxury in your office chair, this is the one to buy. WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu says it can take a few weeks to get used to it, but it’s worthwhile. The upright positioning supports your back, and the initially rigid seat will become more comfortable over time. It’s one of the most adjustable chairs around, allowing you to pull out the seat, change the height and angle of the armrests, and change the Backfit adjustment to fit your spine perfectly. It’s pretty, too.

It’s heavy, but it’s built to last. The Ergotron LX Monitor Arm is worth the weight not just for how long it lasts, but its great range of movement. WIRED contributor Simon Hill says it’s easy to adjust his monitor—the 34-inch Alienware display—into a better position. It stays nice and stable while latched onto a standing desk, and it doesn’t wobble where others do. Plus, it has built-in cable management and can handle displays up to 34 inches (like Simon’s!) and up to 25 pounds.

Electric Scooter & Outdoor Black Friday Deals

Check out our Best Outdoor Black Friday Deals post for more.

Apollo Phantom V3 electric scooter

Apollo Phantom V3

Photograph: Apollo

Enter code WIRED10 at checkout to see the discount. The Phantom V3 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a beast of an electric scooter at 77 pounds, but it has excellent range. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu traversed on it from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to Fort Lee, New Jersey—a 22-mile trip—and had 43 percent left in the tank. Now that’s a commuter scooter.

Enter code WIRED10 at checkout to see the discount. WIRED reviewer Julian Chokkattu tested the 2022 model of the Air (6/10, WIRED Review) and wasn’t crazy about it, but the 2023 model gets notable tweaks, like a revamped handlebar, self-healing tires, and a better folding mechanism. The 500-watt motor can go up to 21 miles per hour, and most people should expect roughly 15 miles of range or less at those speeds (depending on other factors as well).

Our favorite micro ebike, the Jackrabbit (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a great option for getting around short distances. It’s light, portable, and adorable. The biggest downside is its low range, but with this deal you can get an extra battery and go further for less. Just make sure to use the coupon code.

The Fluidfreeride Mosquito escooter (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorites because it’s easy to carry, but still can get up to speeds of 24 miles per hour. It has a loud horn, front and rear lights, and can quickly fold up for easy storage.

This inflatable paddle board is well-built, durable, and it packs up super-small. During his review, our writer Scott Gilbertson said he had the most fun on the water he’d had for maybe decades with this paddleboard. It’s easy to use, easy to pack up and get deployed, and a great pick for anyone interested in paddleboarding – even beginners. For more check out our review (7/10 WIRED Recommends).

Sex Toy Deals

This section of fresh, live deals was just added with this update. Be sure to check out our Best Sex Toys guide.

Lelo Sila Cruise

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Lelo’s Sila is one of our favorite suction toys. According to writer Louryn Strampe, it has a broad mouth that offers diffuse stimulation, and the air pressure pulses simulate the sucking sensation of oral sex. It’s a great little toy, and this is the Cruise version. That means that it does everything the standard Sila does, but when you press it against your body harder, the suction intensity steadily ramps up. It’s an intuitive feature that can really intensify those final moments of orgasm.

The Kurve is a nice, smooth, silicone vibrator. Our writer Jaina Grey was a big fan during testing, finding that the buttons were placed intuitively, everything was easy to reach when it was in use (on yourself or a partner). The curve makes it easy to reach the internal structures of the clitoris (the G-spot).

This strap-on harness from Lovehoney is an excellent pick for anyone’s first harness. According to our writer Jaina Grey, during testing the straps were easy to manage and adjust, were unobtrusive and keep out of the way. The O-ring is a nice middle-size, big enough to accommodate mostly smaller and moderately-sized dildos. This one includes a 5-inch dildo with a small to moderate width.

For anyone interested in adding some extra flair to their plug play, the Dominix Tail Plug is made of easy to clean stainless steel, and includes a stylish faux fur fox tail. During testing, writer Jaina Grey found that the tail adds some additional sensation to the whole plugging experience, and it’s super cute and soft to the touch as well. A great pick for roleplay, solo play, or just for anyone looking for something a little different.

Lovehoney’s Mini Wand is coated in a silky-soft silicone, and the form factor makes it super easy to use with just one hand – on yourself or a partner. It features the standard wand shape, so the head offers diffuse stimulation to a broad genital area, making it a real crowd pleaser. During testing, writer Jaina Grey found that the Mini Wand offered reasonable power and intensity for the size (and price).

Updated November 17, 2023: We’ve checked prices and added new deals, including the ThinkPhone, Motorola Edge+, Jackrabbit ebike w/ extra battery, Fluidfreeride Escooter, TCL Q6 TV, Blink video doorbell, and more.


Retailer Sales Pages

Want to shop Black Friday sales yourself? Here are the relevant pages.
21 Home Depot Black Friday Deals (2023): Tools, Grills

21 Home Depot Black Friday Deals (2023): Tools, Grills

Take a gander at these early Home Depot Black Friday deals and get a lead on the masses who’ll be ready to crowd the digital gates before the Thanksgiving turkey even gets cold. Winter means, for more of us than not, spending a lot more time at home than we’d otherwise choose to spend. Vacations are a fine remedy, sure, but who has money to travel all season long? Make home a pleasant place to be, inside and outside, with these deals on equipment for your garage, backyard, and home, and you won’t want to leave.

WIRED tests products year-round and handpicked these deals based on the actual discounts, not just the discounts retailers claim to offer. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide through November. Be sure to check out our best early Black Friday Deals.

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Garage Deals

Husky workbench

Husky Workbench

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This is arguably the best value in a garage workbench out there right now. The solid-wood top is 1.25 inches thick (!), and the legs are adjustable in height. It’s capable of holding an astounding 3,000 pounds. One cool feature of the Husky workbench is that two of either the Husky 1-Door-2-Drawer Base Cabinet or the Husky 2-Door Base Cabinet will nest right underneath the workbench for extra, out-of-the-way storage, with the same impressive build quality and cohesive design.

Closed doors keep the dust off your equipment and the messy tangles of extension cords out of sight. This cabinet is made of 24-gauge steel and is powder coated in your choice of red or black. There’s also a 30-inch and 48-inch-wide versions if you have less or more room to place a cabinet. Mount a Husky Wall Cabinet for $150 ($50 off), which offers the same look and build quality, over a workbench if you need shelving but don’t have the floor space for a freestanding cabinet.

You won’t overload this shelving unit. Each shelf is, when properly weight-distributed, capable of holding up to 2,500 pounds. That’s per shelf. Forget the “boltless” version of this shelving unit that Husky also makes. Bolts are not that scary to fasten during assembly, and they’ll hold the shelving unit together more sturdily.

Milwaukee 7 tool combo kit

Milwaukee 18-Volt 7-Power Tool Combo

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Hand me a blank check and tell me to pick out the finest power tools at any hardware store, and I’ll beeline straight for either Milwaukee or DeWalt. There are plenty of fine brands out there, but these two seem to last just a bit longer without developing any annoying performance issues. You get your money’s worth with Milwaukee, that’s for sure. If you haven’t joined the cordless power tool revolution and need, well, nearly everything, this combo can’t be beat. You get a power drill, circular saw, grinder, and more. The two rechargeable batteries fit all the tools and come with a charger, so you can have one charging while using the other.

Beloved jack-of-all-trades, this handheld power tool comes with cutting wheels, grinding attachments, wire wool abraders, engravers, and more. I’ve used mine to cut down bicycle axles, repair the legs on my couch, custom fit a kitchen shelf, fabricate new tail light brackets for my motorcycle, and a whole lot more. People even use them frequently for arts and crafts. As long as you’re not asking too much of it, like cutting lumber to build a deck, then it’s an indispensable tool to have around the home.

You should be airing up your tires every month, at the very least. For that, you’ll need an air compressor. While a tiny, portable unit can do the job (slowly), you can shave a lot of time off this crucial task with an air compressor that has a reserve tank of pressurized air all ready to go.

Everyone should have a vacuum capable of sucking up not just dry messes, but wet spills. Use it for keeping your garage routinely tidy and for cleaning out the interior of your car. Like most shop vacs, it comes with a wide assortment of attachable tools and nozzles to fit into every nook and cranny around shop furniture and inside of cars’ interiors. I’ve had good luck with the performance and long-term durability of several Ridgid wet/dry vacuums over the past decade, to the extent that nowadays they’re the only brand I shop for.

There are high-quality floor jacks made in the US (unlike this one), but you’ll pay a pretty penny for them. If you’re tight on cash, save your money on the jack and spend it on good-quality jack stands instead. Always rest the car on good, solid jack stands before going underneath it. Don’t just leave it up on the jack and slide under—jacks have been known to give out, and if that’s all that’s holding up the car, you’ll go splat. Keep a backup under the car, too, whether that’s the jack just slightly lowered so that it’s not bearing much of the car’s weight or even a stack of tires under the frame.

Home Deals

Fire Stick Lite

Photograph: Home Depot

For non-4K TVs, it doesn’t pay to spring for an expensive, 4K-capable streaming device. Save some coin and buy this 1080p-capable streaming system to gain access to Amazon Fire TV. It doesn’t support Dolby Atmos sound, but if your TV isn’t 4K then it’s likely to not support Dolby Atmos, anyway. Read our Best Streaming Devices guide for other options.

If your home is equipped with Google Assistant, then you may want to stick with the first-party solution and get this outdoor/indoor security camera from Google. It’s battery-operated, so no need to wrangle with wires. You can pop it off the magnetic mount to recharge it, and it tends to last a little more than a month. You get 1080p video, HDR support, and a 130-degree field of view. Read our Best Outdoor Security Cameras guide for more.

We called the Blink Mini cheap, compact, and versatile with good video quality in our Best Indoor Security Cams guide. You need to pay $3 a month for a subscription, and the motion detection can’t distinguish between humans and pets, but it does have two-way audio and integrates into the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

Nest Video Doorbell

Nest Video Doorbell

Photograph: Google

The Nest Video Doorbell is our favorite video doorbell. Its performance is reliable, with swift alerts and notifications, and there’s HDR support so that your clips aren’t blown out by bright lights. It works without a subscription but you’ll want to subscribe to Nest Aware to get the most out of it. The battery tends to last a month before it needs recharging.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that Werner is the only brand that makes a solid ladder, but I have stood on more of them than any other brand in my 30 years of, to put it broadly, doing stuff up high in the air. From painting walls to putting up insulation, I’ve never had a Werner ladder fail on me, and that level of trust is worth gold when you’re talking about ladders. This 4-foot step ladder is a little guy, perfect for keeping in the home for jobs that require you to reach the ceiling, without the bulk of a standard 8-foot ladder. It holds up to 250 pounds, and remember to never stand on the top “step.” Ladders aren’t built for that.

There are quite a few Nanoleaf smart light panels on sale, so if you don’t want the triangle shape, you can choose from Hexagons or Mini Triangles. This modular system lets you create a panel of lights in whatever design you’d like. Read our Best Nanoleaf Lights guide for more information.

Eero 6

Eero 6

Photograph: Amazon

This Eero mesh router 3-pack is for anyone who wants a no-frills system. It’s super easy to set up, and you can extend connectivity throughout the home with the two nodes. You can subscribe to an Eero Plus subscription to get features like parental controls and ad blocking, but it’s also not required. Read our Best Mesh Routers and Best Eero guides for more.

Kitchen Deals

Not every kitchen has enough counter space. In my apartment, the only real space I have for preparing food is this 42-inch-wide rolling island. There’s a bar for holding a pair of dish towels, hooks for hanging oven mitts, and swiveling wheels that roll easily, even when the cabinet is loaded with a couple hundred pounds of kitchen gear. The drawers and doors close nicely, and the solid wood frame and butcher block top feel beefier than the price suggests.

Now, I’m not aiming to cook entire meals with a microwave, but I do need something reliable for heating up leftovers and not being a countertop hog. This 1,000-watt microwave is big enough for a dinner plate to fit inside and powerful enough to heat it up without taking forever. Mine has been in service for three years without any hint of an operating issue. Plus, it looks pretty sleek on the countertop and blends in well with a modern kitchen.

Let’s be real: This is a five-piece set. Nobody counts the lids as their own pieces! Still, this is a good deal for Pyrex, a (mostly) drop-proof tempered glass storage set that I’ve been using this year for leftovers. Each piece is thick and burly, cuts out single-use plastics for storing leftovers, and washes up easily in the dishwasher.

Backyard Deals

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Handheld Leaf Blower

Photograph: Home Depot

Keep the peace between you and your neighbors by relegating the old, deafening gasoline-powered leaf blower to the history museums by switching to a quieter-if-not-silent electric blower. Its 450-CFM airflow is good enough for 120-mph gusts of wind to move those leaves into order. It comes with two batteries and a charger, and since it uses the same M18 battery as the tools in the Milwaukee power tool combo we linked above, you can swap these batteries freely among each other.

We named the Wi-Fi-equipped Ironwood 650 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) the best pellet grill/smoker in our Best Grills guide, thanks to—and I never thought I’d say this about a grill—its excellent app and precision cooking control while you lounge elsewhere, either inside the house or on the patio furniture. Not to mention, there’s an included recipe book of some incredible dishes. The “650” in the name refers to the 650 square inches of grill space, which should be enough to smoke three or four racks of ribs at a time, or six whole chickens.

Feast your eyes on the Rolls-Royce of grills, the Timberline (7/10, WIRED Recommends), which we called the best luxury grill in our Best Grills guide. If none but the absolute best will satisfy your need to grill enough catfish, baby back ribs, and acorn squash to feed a small army, the Timberline is large enough to swallow up an entire bag of pellets and smoke 50 pounds of meat all at once, and you can monitor its temperature all day from a distance through its Wi-Fi connection. You get access to the same excellent Traeger app, but WIRED senior product reviewer Scott Gilbertson found this grill’s Wi-Fi connection to be spotty at times.


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13 Best Target Black Friday Deals (2023): Smart Home, Toys, and Games

13 Best Target Black Friday Deals (2023): Smart Home, Toys, and Games

The Halloween candy has barely been eaten, but early Black Friday deals are already popping up across retailers. That includes Target, everyone’s favorite store to peruse while you’re supposed to be running errands. Thankfully, the store is offering a holiday price match guarantee from October 22 to December 24, so you don’t have to worry that something will get cheaper during actual Black Friday. Make sure you keep your receipts!

We’ve rounded up Early Black Friday Mattress Deals, Best Deals from Best Buy. Check our Black Friday shopping tips for more advice.

Updated November 15, 2023: We’ve added more deals, including the Delonghi Stilosa espresso machine, select Legos and Magna-Tiles, and Christmas decor.

WIRED tests products year-round and handpicked these deals based on the actual discounts, not just the discounts retailers claim to offer. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide through November.

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Smart Home and Home Good Deals

Google Nest Hub on nightstand

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

Photograph: Google

We’re not sure if smart displays will be around forever, but if you want one, Google makes some of the best. This second-gen Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t have a camera, so you have some privacy peace of mind. It’s compact with a 7-inch screen, which makes it ideal for your bedside table. It has sleep-sensing tech to track your sleep quality.

The Echo Show 8 is good if you prefer Amazon Alexa over Google Assistant and want to video chat. It was $10 less in October, so it may get cheaper again as we get closer to the actual holiday. The 8-inch screen is perfectly sized, and is big enough to read recipes and maybe even have a movie playing as you cook, but it doesn’t up precious counter real estate.

Delonghi Stilosa espresso machine

Delonghi Stilosa Espresso Machine

Photograph: Delonghi

A good budget espresso machine is a rare find, but this one is our favorite. You’ll get a solid portafilter, a reliable steam pump, and a steaming wand in a pretty compact body. Unlike other cheap machines we tried, the Stilosa didn’t show signs of slowing down. I was gifted this after I got married and it’s easy to use whether I want to brew espresso or just stream milk for my coffee. It also takes up very little room on our counter.

If your store list includes items like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies like a Swiffer Duster, you can get $10 back in the form of a gift card. Target does these kinds of deals often, and we’re already seeing them change slightly from the beginning of this Black Friday sale. They usually include items you’re going to buy whether there’s a deal going on or not, so it’s a nice bonus.

If you need to pick up a few things like shampoo, moisturizer, or hair gel, you may be able to get a $5 gift card out of the deal. There’s a good variety of products included like our favorite weighted eye mask from Nodpod.

Origin Dyson models are paired down with fewer attachments—this one comes with only a combination tool attachment—so you can save some money if you don’t need all the extras. It still converts into a hand vac. The V8 isn’t as powerful as some other, pricier Dyson vacuums, but it does the job with a 40-minute run time.

TV Deals

LG C3 OLED TV

LG C3 OLED TV

Photograph: LG

The LG C3 is one of our favorite TVs for gamers. It’s been this price since October, so it’s not a super uncommon deal but still a nice chunk off a pricey TV. Our tester said the picture is vivid with high contrast and loaded with detail but never overblown. Response times are fast at 9.2 milliseconds and it supports all current gaming console features across its four HDMI ports.

If you watch mainly Amazon Prime content, the Fire TV Stick is the streaming device you need and this one was just released at the end of September. You can stream from any service, of course, but it’s heavily geared toward the company’s own content. This 4K Max is faster, with 16 gigabytes of storage versus 8, but if you want to spend less and stay in the Amazon ecosystem, the also-new 4K Stick is on sale for $25 ($25 off).

Christmas Decor Deals

Target Christmas Tree

Photograph: Target

Artificial trees can save you money in the long run, since you aren’t buying a new one every year. Plus, you can keep them up longer. We can’t speak for the quality of all of these, but there is a wide range of sizes and types of trees that should fit most people’s homes and needs, like a 3-inch little spruce or this 6-foot slim Virginia pine that one WIRED family bought last year.

Target makes some of my favorite Christmas decor, and it being on sale before the holiday instead of immediately after is a nice way to add a few things to your rotation this year. This deal includes string lights, the Target birds (I bought the mini three-pack), and the popular vintage-look ceramic trees. I also love the “Everyone is a Santa” collection, which includes Santas with different skin colors and genders, and Santas that use wheelchairs.

Target ornaments

Photograph: Target

Like the decor, Target also makes great ornaments from pretty, to silly, to just plain cute. This year, I added a Bloody Mary and a half-dozen oysters to my ever-evolving collection, and have been on the lookout for the felt Ghost of Christmas Future.

If you’ve got trees, lights, and decorations going up for the holidays, you may need to stock up on extension cords, power strips, or timers to make them all work. Right now, they’re a few bucks off.

Toys and Entertainment Deals

Magna Tiles constructed to look like castle

Magna-Tiles

Photograph: Amazon

Magna-Tiles are some of our favorite STEM toys. The colorful, translucent pieces click together so kids can build whatever their little hands can construct, be it houses, animals, or a kingdom for their stuffed animals. There are tons of sets, some of which are also discounted right now, so you can grow your kid’s collection with their imagination. WIRED editor Adrienne So says the return on investment has been staggering, and even after years of owning Magna-Tiles, her two kids occupy themselves for hours with them.

Legos are more than just multicolored plastic bricks. You can build things like a dried flower centerpiece or a Christmas house. These sets can be quite expensive—I think I actually gasped when I saw the $209 price tag on this adorable Atari Console—so we wish there was actually money off each one like we saw during Prime Day. Still, $10 back isn’t terrible either if someone on your gift list is a Lego enthusiast.

You need to save this offer to your Target account first to activate it. Some of our favorite toys and games are the Bluey Squishmallow, Scattergories, or a Magic 8 Ball (it’s never too early to start your kid’s mystical future). Classic books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Rainbow Fish are included, too.

There are books included in the above deal too, but this one works for stocking up on a few new titles like Britney Spears’ new memoir The Woman in Me for $21. Some other popular books are:

The list of items included in this deal covers toys like Play-Doh, as well as games and books for kids and adults. Here are a few of our game recommendations.

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