The Best Black Friday Deals for Under $50: Tech, Toys, and More

Echo Show 5 for $50 ($40 off)

Amazon, Target, Best Buy

This device takes an Alexa speaker and adds a screen. Amazon makes two sizes; this one has the smaller 5-inch display, making it a good option for a nightstand as opposed to a kitchen counter.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom for $40 ($40 off)


This adorable Bluetooth speaker makes a great gift for teens, since it’s rugged and portable. We recently included it on our list of gear that’s essential for freshman year.

Fire HD 8 for $50 ($30 off)

Amazon, Target, Best Buy

This is our favorite Fire tablet overall. It’s portable and shares many features with its 10-inch big brother. Use it to run Android apps and games, browse the web, or just stream movies and shows from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, or HBO. Just know that like all Fire tablets, it’s good for streaming and basic tasks, but it does favor Amazon services.

Roku Ultra for $48 ($48 off)

Walmart, Best Buy, Staples

This deal on Roku’s excellent streaming TV accessory is another one that’s up for grabs from multiple stores. Our favorite offering is from Walmart, since the base price is the same as what you’ll find at other retailers, but the deal includes free JBL earbuds as well as a $5 credit for Vudu’s movie service. The deal also includes three-month trials of Pandora and Hulu, which are less enticing, but something you still may be interested in.

Fire TV Stick with 4K with Alexa Voice Remote for $25 ($25 off)

Amazon, Target, Best Buy

This is the upgraded Fire TV Stick—it supports 4K content, so it’s a good option if your giftee has the ability to stream ultra high-def movies. The included Alexa Voice Remote adds the ability to control media playback using Alexa, which is a nice (if not wholly necessary) feature.

Google Home Mini for $19 ($6 off)

Target, Walmart, Best Buy

Google’s answering call to the Echo Dot is this compact smart speaker. They share many of the same features, with the difference being that Google’s packs Google Assistant rather than Alexa.

JLab Audio JBuds Air True Wireless for $30 ($20 off)

Best Buy

These are our favorite wirefree earbuds under $50 year-round, but for Black Friday, their price will fall to just $30. They’re comfortable and sound better than similarly-priced pairs.

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker for $13 ($7 off)


These trackers are incredibly handy. Use them to find lost phones, keys, wallets, and even a pet. If an item goes missing, open the companion app and see the location of the tracker show up like a homing beacon. You can get a four-pack on sale for $15 off, which might be a better deal depending on how many things you’re looking to track.

Roku Streaming Stick+ for $30 ($20 off)

Best Buy, Target, Amazon

This low-priced Roku is the best Roku for most people, and this weekend, the price gets even lower. Various retailers are offering bonuses like discounted streaming services with the purchase of a Roku, too.

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 displays—unlike some similar smart displays, this one doesn’t have a camera.

Epicka Universal Travel Adapter for $16 ($13 off)


I, Louryn, own this travel adapter and love it. It’s compact and easy to use, plus you get an extra fuse with your purchase in case you blow the first one. It makes a great gift for travelers.

Twelve South AirFly for $27 ($18 off)


This is another product that made our frequent traveler gift guide. It allows you to use Bluetooth headphones with non-Bluetooth gadgets, like an airplane seat or gym treadmill.

Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Pad for $11 ($4 off)


This wireless charger is usually pretty affordable, but this Black Friday price makes it that much easier to pick one up for yourself or a loved one. Just note that it doesn’t come with an adapter to plug it into the wall, so you’ll either need to use an extra that you have at home or purchase one separately.

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