Also, there won't be any Cool Stuff posts tomorrow because it's Thanksgiving, and you shouldn't be shopping on Thanksgiving.
You'll be hard pressed to find an ultrabook laptop for less than a grand. But by golly, it's Black Friday week, the most magical time of the year, and you can make that dream a reality with a big sale on electronics from Huawei. You can cop the 13″ Huawei MateBook X with Intel Core i7-7500U, 8GB RAM and a 512GB solid state hard drive for $975 (down from $1,300!). And you can also get the model down for $800 (down from $1,100), as well as the 32GB Honor 6X unlocked smart phone for only $145.
Direct-to-consumer brand Status Audio is a hit over at the former Gawker network and the Amazon comments section alike because they are able to sell high-end studio headphones for very cheap because they don't advertise. If you're hurtin' for a new pair of headphones and don't want to break the bank, the 4.6 starred headphones are down to a bargain basement $55 for today only.
The newest home streaming device from Roku lets you stream over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, plus is smart home-enabled for when you just want to scream "louder!" at the TV and have the volume increase. It's also over $20 off, which is a good ass deal.
Logitech's smart remote and smart home hub come bundled this week for an easy $65 (down from $130), letting you control your speakers, media apps and media devices from the comfort of your smart phone (or the Logitech remote).
Adorable robot vacuum cleaner manufacturer Roomba is taking around 25% off a good chunk of their models, like the base level 614 ($225 down from $275), the 650 ($270 down from $374) and the luxe, wifi-enabled and app-integrated 980 ($800 down from $900) if you want to spend almost a grand on a vacuum cleaner.
Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any way of organizing Amazon's apparel and jewlery sales any finer than "here are the clothes, go crazy!" Nevertheless, if you're not looking for anything specific (and if you are, use the search function), you can shop Black Friday sales on clothes from name brands like Levi's, Guess?, Fossil and more.
Upscale retailer Nordstrom has most (all?) of their Black Friday sales online, including up to 40% off select designer brands. There's a lot to parse, but if you're looking for an outfit for the office Christmas party, here's the place.
If you're still thinking about turning your home into a smart home, Amazon's celebrating "smart home month" with a bunch of deals on smart home bundles through the 23rd.
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