The Best Cyber Monday Deals We Could Find (So Far!)

 wired.com  12/03/2019 00:03:00  7  WIRED Staff

Read the rest of our Cyber Monday Smartphone and Smartwatch picks.

iPhone XR for $599 ($50 gift card)

Apple

Apple's not discounting its phones, but it is offering a $50 Apple Store gift card when you purchase select models like the iPhone XR. The XR, 2018's best-selling iPhone (8/10, WIRED Recommends), is still a great option. Its range of colors make it stand out, and its size is perfect for one-handed use. The camera might not be as versatile as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and its screen not as impressive, but it still takes great photos, and battery life is pretty good. This can be combined with a trade-in, which will net you up to $200 in credit, and you do get one year of Apple TV+ included.

Check out Apple's Cyber Monday page to see what other products you can buy to nab a gift card.

OtterBox Defender iPhone Case for $30 ($20 off)

Amazon

OtterBox cases are big and bulky. If you're a phone klutz like me, leaving a string of broken phones in your wake this case is well worth the money. There are quite a few OtterBox cases on sale, not just the iPhone case.

Google Pixel 3A for $299 ($100 off)

Pixel 3A for $299: Amazon, Best Buy ($250 with activation), B&H Photo, Google Store

Pixel 3A XL for $379 ($100 off): Amazon, Best Buy ($330 with activation), B&H, Google Store

This is one of our favorite phones of the year. Google brought its considerable camera prowess down to the affordable phone market. It also has good battery life too, a sore point on the new Pixel 4, and its polycarbonate body won't shatter at the first drop. Because it's a Pixel phone, it will get software and security updates directly from Google (the maker of the Android operating system) for three years.

Google Pixel 4 for $599 ($200 off)

Amazon, Google Store

It's always a good idea to wait to buy Pixel phones as they're often discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday barely a month after their debut. The latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorite Android phones because of their simple but smart software, excellent cameras, and Google's commitment to delivering timely updates. Their biggest flaw is battery life, which will barely get through a full day of use, if at all. We recommend going for the larger Pixel 4 XL, which is also on sale for $699 (Amazon, Google Store).

Samsung Galaxy S10 with Galaxy Buds for $800 ($330 off)

Amazon

Samsungs Galaxy S10 is one of the best Android phones of 2019 (9/10, WIRED Recommends), thanks to a gorgeous and futuristic all-screen display, great performance, and a versatile camera system. This bundle nets you $200 off the S10 and tosses in Samsungs excellent wireless Galaxy Buds earbuds, for free. If you want the bigger Galaxy S10 Plus, you can also grab the same bundle for $900.

Samsung Galaxy S10E for $550 ($200 off)

Amazon

The Galaxy S10E might not have as many cameras as the Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus (8/10, WIRED Recommends), but it's similar in many ways and just as powerful. You still get a wide-angle camera to accompany the main one for some versatility, battery life is solid, and the screen is nice. It's a fantastic size, and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor is much more reliable than the ultrasonic fingerprint sensors in its more expensive siblings.

Lenovo Smart Clock for $40 ($40 off)

Best Buy, Lenovo

We gave this gadget a 7/10 in our review. It's one of our favorite Google Assistant displaysunlike some similar smart displays, this one doesn't have a camera, which is just fine, given its bedside appeal.


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Ever since Apple plastered over its headphone jack in favor of Bluetooth or, ugh, dongle-focused listening, I've spent what can only be described as a heinous amount of time listening to wirefree (truly wireless) earbuds.

For a long time, nobody made them right.

Some pairs would cut out whenever I put my phone in my back pocket; others needed to be adjusted every 5 minutes to not give me ear pain, and many would die after just a few hours of listening before lunchtime. I vividly remember hearing the first AirPods—which most of in the audio world still dislike for a number of reasons—and thinking, "Well, at least these will actually work." At the time, that alone ranked them among the best you could buy.

Last spring, I finally found a pair I genuinely loved: the 1More Stylish. Our reviews editor, Jeffrey Van Camp, feels the same way.

The thing I like most about the Stylish is how damn comfortable they are. The compact, peanut-shaped buds use soft silicone eartips and big earfins to float perfectly in your ears. They're also ultra-light, which means you can easily forget you have them in.

The Stylish are also great on the inside, boasting AirPod-beating specs like 6.5 hours of battery life per charge, a sweat-resistant coating, and some of the best audio quality you'll find below the $200 mark, thanks to support for Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX audio.

They're also way, way too cheap for how good they are, with a regular $100 price tag that seriously undercuts $160 AirPods. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, though, they're cheaper than ever.

Right now, you can buy the 1More Stylish for $70 at Walmart, and B&H Photo, a full $30 off their normal $100 price tag.

If you're in the market for wirefree earbuds, this is probably the best deal you'll find this Black Friday weekend. We also really like the Sony WF-1000XM3 and Master & Dynamic MW07 Go, which both have slightly better features and sound, but are significantly pricier.

For those interested for another style of headphones, check out our lists of the best wirefree earbuds and best wireless headphones.

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