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The best Black Friday smart home deals

Smart home tech is getting bigger and bigger every year. What started out as just turning on your lights from an app has extended to smart heating, security, and even kitchens, while virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Siri are now trying to work their way into every room in your home. Still, replacing every appliance you own with a smart version could quickly get very expensive, so it’s no surprise that all eyes are on Black Friday for the chance to pick up some smart tech at smart prices.

With Black Friday itself just around the corner on 24 November, and sales actually starting even earlier, there’s not long to wait now, and we’ll be doing our best to round up the best savings we can find right here.

Best smart home deals right now

We still have a little while to wait for Black Friday 2017 to arrive on 24 November, though in fact you can expect deals to start appearing earlier that week, and even a few the week before. In the meantime, we’ve gathered up the best smart home deals that are live right now – and you can head to our deals site to find more of our curated picks.[1][2]

What to expect

Going by last Black Friday, you should be able to expect some massive discounts on smart home tech across the board – in fact some smart devices were among last year’s biggest sellers, so we think smart tech will be even more discounted this year. First up, smart speakers[3] like the Amazon Echo and Google Home will likely see price cuts everywhere, especially as Amazon and Google duke it out to provide your virtual assistant of choice.

They’ll also both be keen to get as many smart devices into homes as possible before Apple’s HomePod arrives in December, so we’re expecting deep price cuts – especially on the budget Echo Dot[4] and Home Mini[5] devices. Third-party speaker manufacturers with smart support should also offer discounts, though they’ll likely be less aggressive. More expensive smart home products like thermostats and full lighting kits should see big offers, but keep an eye on smaller products like smart plugs or single smart bulbs – these were some of the biggest sellers on Black Friday 2016 and Prime Day 2017, and with ?5 or ?10 off per unit, it’s a brilliant time to stock up.

For more inspiration, check out our guide to the best smart home tech[6], as well as our more specific and detailed round-ups of the best smart lighting[7], smart heating[8], and smart kitchen gadgets[9]. Of course, it won’t end with Black Friday (or even really begin then). Deals will arrive throughout Black Friday week, and continue over the weekend to Cyber Monday on 27 November – and in some cases through to the end of the month, or even beyond into the Christmas season.

Where to find Black Friday smart home deals

Most major electronics retailers will be doing big discounts for Black Friday, along with just about anywhere else that sells tech.

Amazon will have some of the biggest bargains, and has now announced that its Black Friday discounts will kick off a little early with the first deals appearing from 17th November, a full week before Black Friday itself. If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals[10], which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30 day free trial[11] of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

Set yourself a reminder now to sign up for Prime[12] on 22 or 23 November ready for the Black Friday action.

Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check once the Black Friday bargains kick off:

Best Black Friday smart home deals

1. 2 Amazon Echo Dots

From: Argos

Was: ?99.98

Now: ?75 (?25 off)

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Save ?25 when you buy a pair of Echo Dots – and use them together for voice control all round the house or play multi-room audio.

2. TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Currys

Was: ?34.99

Now: ?29.99 (?5 off)

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Save a fiver on this smart socket from TP-Link, which lets you add smart features to any appliance while monitoring energy usage.

3. Philips Hue White Wireless Bulbs Starter Kit

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Currys

Was: ?59.99

Now: ?49.99 (?10 off)

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This set contains two white smart bulbs, together with a bridge device to control them.

4. Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Amazon

Was: ?269.99

Now: ?227.85 (?40 off)

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This durable waterproof wireless speaker has up to 12 hours battery life and smart services through Amazon Alexa.

5. Wileyfox Swift 2 X with Amazon Echo Dot

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Amazon

Was: ?269.98

Now: ?209.99 (?59.99 off)

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Get the Wileyfox Swift 2 X bundled with the new Amazon Echo Dot to celebrate the introduction of Alexa on the smartphone.

6. Sony h.ear go Portable Wireless Smart Sound Speaker

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Currys

Was: ?129.99

Now: ?69.97 (?60 off)

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Get almost half off this Sony multi-room smart speaker.

7. Netgear Arlo Smart HD Security Cameras with Night Vision

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Amazon

Was: ?409.99

Now: ?359.99 (?50 off)

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Keep your home safe (and smart) with this three camera security set, complete with night vision mode.

8. Amazon Echo Dot with Netatmo Thermostat

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Currys

Was: ?179.99

Now: ?159.99 (?20 off)

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Save ?20 when you pick up the Netatmo smart thermostat, along with an Echo Dot for voice controls.

9. Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Amazon

Was: ?29.99

Now: ?14.99 (50% off)

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10. Amazon Echo Dot with 2 TP-Link Colour Smart Bulbs

The best Black Friday smart home deals

From: Argos

Was: ?139.97

Now: ?124.97 (?15 off)

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Save money by buying two TP-Link smart bulbs and an Echo Dot to control them with.

References

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