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The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals

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HP Chromebook 14 x360 Chromebook

The HP Chromebook x360 14 is our top pick in our guide to the best chromebooks. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Kimber Streams wrote that it “has solid performance, a great keyboard and trackpad, all-day battery life, and a sturdier body than most other Chromebooks we tested.”

HP Chromebook 14 x360 Chromebook

Street price: $500; deal price $350. Down to $350, this matches the lowest price we’ve seen for this model.

Garmin Dash Cam Mini

The also great pick in our guide to the best dash cams, the Garmin Dash Cam Mini is one of the smallest and most discreet models we’ve tested. Rik Paul and Molly K. McLaughlin wrote “Measuring only about 2 inches high and 1¼ inches wide (about the size of a key fob), it’s one of the smallest and most discreet models we’ve tested, virtually disappearing on the windshield.”

Garmin Dash Cam Mini

Street price: $130; deal price $80. A $50 drop in price, this is a new low on this dash cam pick.

Tulo Comfort (Medium, Queen)

One of our top picks in our guide to the best memory foam mattresses you can buy online, our testers liked the Tulo Comfort as much as mattresses that cost twice the price. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Joanne Chen wrote that “the Medium version we tested had a slow sink, was easy to roll around on, and didn’t cause any overheating.”

Tulo Comfort (Medium, Queen)

Street price: $700; deal price $467. This is a solid drop in price on this affordable memory foam mattress and the lowest we’ve seen since the street price of this model increased.

Monoprice Strata Home Sous Vide Precision Cooker 800W

The Monoprice Strata Home Sous Vide Precision Cooker is our budget pick from our review of the best sous vide machine and gear. Tim Barribeau and Nick Guy wrote that this product is great “if you’re just getting into sous vide cooking and you’re not sure if you’ll take to it, or if you’re looking for an inexpensive gift for someone who loves to cook.”

Monoprice Strata Home Sous Vide Precision Cooker 800W

Street price: $70; deal price $42. This is a new low on an affordable sous vide machine.

Apple iPad (7th generation)

The Apple iPad (7th generation, 32GB, Wi-Fi) is our pick for the best all -around tablet. Wirecutter Senior Staff Write Nick Guy wrote “Its combination of performance, features, hardware quality, app selection, and accessories makes it superior to any other company’s tablets, and at its price it offers a better value than almost anything Apple sells.”

Apple iPad (7th generation, 32 GB, Wi-Fi)

Street price: $330; deal price $250. This is the best price we’ve seen on the newest model of the iPad, but you’ll need to be a myBB member (free to join) to take advantage of the deal price.

Duxtop 9100MC Induction Cooktop

Our top pick in our review of the best portable induction cooktops, this is a great price for those who need an extra cooking surface this holiday season. Sharon Franke and Michael Sullivan wrote “The Duxtop cooked more evenly than other models we tested. In addition, it comes with a number of user-friendly safety features, including those that can prevent overheating or alert you if you accidentally use the wrong kind of pan.”

Duxtop 9100MC Induction Cooktop

Street price: $70; deal price $60. At $60, this is a rare deal that we haven’t seen since summer.

TaoTronics LED Eye-caring Desk Lamp

The TaoTronics LED Eye-caring Desk Lamp (TT-DL13) is the top pick in our review of the best LED Desk lamps. Wirecutter Staff Writer Anna Perling wrote that the TaoTronics pick “is the best lamp we’ve found for task work, and it’s the one we’d pick to accentuate a home-office desk or task table. It has the widest range of brightness and color temperatures of the lamps we tested, making it the most versatile for different moods or times of day, and its frosted light panel diffuses light and prevents glare better than the competition.”

TaoTronics LED Eye-caring Desk Lamp
TaoTronics

TaoTronics LED Eye-caring Desk Lamp

Street price: $30; deal price $24. At $24, this is nearly the lowest price we’ve seen on the white model of this desk lamp.

Cuisinart CI670-30 Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Round Covered Casserole

The Cuisinart CI670-30CR Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Round Covered Casserole is our also great pick in our guide to the best dutch oven. Kevin Purdy and Ray Aguilera wrote that this model “cooks evenly and allows for a nearly perfect amount of evaporation.”

Cuisinart CI670-30 Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Round Covered Casserole

Street price: $80; deal price $63. At $63 for the cardinal red version, this is within a few dollars of the lowest price we’ve seen on this dutch oven.

Northern Light Technologies Boxelite Desk Lamp

Our also great pick in our review of the best light therapy lamps, the Northern Light Technologies Boxelite Desk Lamp has a sleek, minimalist design. Kit Dillon and Anna Perling wrote “Our favorite aspect of the Boxelite is its sleek design. The Boxelite has a picture-frame setup, minimal design with few accents, and cleaner edges.”

Northern Light Technologies Boxelite Desk Lamp

Street price: $175; deal price $132. This is the best price we’ve seen on this light therapy lamp pick.

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