We may be approaching the end of the year, but there’s still plenty of the time to pick up real bargains.
Black Friday is here, offering a wild weekend of wonderful discounts before the festive season kicks off. Held at the end of November, it’s a chance to get all those products you’ve been waiting to tick off your list - at ridiculously low prices.
One of the most reliable retailers for Black Friday sales is Amazon. The online giant serves up deals so sensationally low, resistance is futile.
What is Black Friday?
The epic sales bonanza began across the Atlantic in the US, when families shopped together the day after the national holiday of Thanksgiving. People burned the calories they ate during the traditional turkey dinner by snapping up bargains at retailers large and small.
The idea caught on and it’s been a staple in the UK’s shopping calendar for quite a few years. Little wonder; Black Friday is helpfully timed just before the Christmas season gets underway, offering thrifty shoppers the chance to bag presents at knockdown prices.
When is Black Friday 2022?
The date shifts slightly every year; this time Black Friday will fall on November 25.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
While the sales kick off in earnest on Black Friday, they will continue throughout the weekend and end in spectacular style on Cyber Monday, so named because it’s the best time to snap up all things tech. This year the date to know is November 28.
How to keep up to date with the best Black Friday deals
Stick with us. Here at ES Best we’re Black Friday veterans with the inside scoop on the best Amazon device deals around. We’ll update prices as they drop on this page, and through a Live Blog that has now launched.
That said, there are plenty of excellent deals to shop right now. We’ve found the best offers on Amazon devices below
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Ring Video Doorbell
An Amazon-own solution to vetting visitors on your doorstep, expected or otherwise.
Offering affordable home security, the doorbell connects to an app on your phone, allowing you to screen guests, delivery people and more, speaking to them through the device’s speaker. With flexi-working now the norm, you need never miss a parcel again.
Current deals on Ring Video Doorbell
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 - was: £219.99, now: £149.99
Ring Video Doorbell 3 + Ring Chime by Amazon - was: £188, now: £119
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus by Amazon - was: £179.99, now: £119.99
Ring Alarm 7 Piece Kit (2nd Generation) by Amazon - was: £269.97, now: £169.99
Ring Alarm 11 Piece Kit (2nd Generation) + Alarm Outdoor Siren and Indoor Cam by Amazon – was: £459.92, now: £279.99
Ring Video Doorbell by Amazon with 30-day free trial of Ring Protect Plan - was: £89.99, now £59.99
Ring Video Doorbell Wired, by Amazon with 30-day free trial of Ring Protect Plan - was: £49.99, now: £34.99
Buy now £109.99, Amazon
Amazon Fire Tablet
Amazon’s tablet has gone through many generations and as a result, can go toe-to-toe against bigger players like Apple and Samsung - but for a snip of their RRP.
Use the handheld computer to search the web, stream movies and music and take pictures and record video. You can also download and use other apps like BBC iPlayer, 4oD, Instagram, Facebook, Ted Talks, Pinterest, email and much more.
A kid’s tablet, with child-friendly content, is also available in various colours.
Live deals on Fire tablets
Fire HD 10 tablet, 32 GB, Olive, with Ads + Bluetooth keyboard + 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription - was: £259.97, now: £149.97
Fire HD 10 tablet | 10.1", 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, Black - without Ads - was: £159.99, now: £89.99
Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, Black - with Ads, designed for portable entertainment (2020 release) - was: £89.99, now: £34.99
All-new Fire 7 tablet | 7" display, 16 GB, latest model (2022 release), Black with Ads - was: £59.99, now: £31.99
All-new Fire HD 8 tablet | 8-inch HD display - was: £99.99, now: £41.99
All-new Fire 7 tablet | 7” display, 16 GB, latest model (2022 release) - was: £59.99, now: £31.99
Fire HD 10 10.1" Tablet (2021) - 32 GB, Black - was: £149, now £79
Fire HD 10 Plus tablet | 10.1", 1080p Full HD, 32 GB | Slate - with Ads - was: £179.99, now: £109.99
All-new Fire 7 Kids tablet | 7” display, ages 3–7, 16 GB, Purple - was: £109.99, now: £61.99
Fire 7 Kids tablet (16 GB, Red) + NuPro zipper sleeve kids edition (Navy/Blue) - was: £129.98, now: £74.98
All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Pro tablet - was: £149.99, now: £81.99
Buy now £79.99, Amazon
Amazon Fire Stick TV Streaming Devices
Never before has there been quite so much content to watch on so many services. Sit down to the new releases with Amazon Fire TV, which allows you to stream 4K to your set or the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which comes with and without 4K. Some models also feature Alexa Voice Remote to allow you to watch what you want just by holding down the mic and saying it out loud. Say goodbye to endless scrolling.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max | streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) - was: £54.99, now: £37.99
Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) - was: £49.99, now: £27.99
Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote Lite | HD streaming device (no TV controls) - was: £29.99, now: £17.99
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | HD streaming device - was: £39.99, now: £22.99
Buy now £27.99, Amazon
Amazon Fire TV Cube
Meanwhile, the Amazon Fire TV Cube combines a smart speaker and streaming device in one, offering great sound as you watch the latest blockbuster.
All-new Fire TV Cube | Hands-free streaming media player with Alexa, Wi-Fi 6E, 4K Ultra HD - was: £139.99, now: £119.99
Buy now £119.99, Amazon
A speaker that plays music, browses the web, creates to-do lists, orders shopping online, checks the weather, and controls Alexa-enabled smart-home products through simple voice commands.
Just say the word and it shall be done.
Certified Refurbished Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal Fabric - was: £35.99, now: £14.99
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Compact Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa - Charcoal Fabric - was: £39.99, now: £16.99
All-new Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 release) smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Glacier White - was: £64.99, now: £39.99
All-new Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 release) Kids | Designed for kids, with parental controls | Owl - was: £64.99, now: £36.99
All-new Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 release) smart speaker with Alexa | Glacier White - was: £54.99, now: £26.99
Echo (4th generation) | With premium sound, smart home hub and Alexa | Charcoal - was: £89.99, now: £54.99
All-new Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 release) with clock, Cloud Blue + Philips Hue White Smart Light Bulb Twin Pack LED (E27), Works with Alexa - Smart Home Starter Kit - was: £94.98, now: £49.99
Buy now £54.99, Amazon
Amazon Echo Show
A speaker with bells and whistles on in the form of a touchscreen, making it ideal for video calls and conferences. If you’ve installed Philips Hue lights, IKEA smart lights, Samsung SmartThings, Osram Lightify and Honeywell’s thermostat, you can control it all through the Amazon Echo Plus, which has the ZigBee wireless system.
Live deals on Amazon Echo devices
Echo Show 8 | 2nd generation (2021 release), HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera | Charcoal - was: £119.99, now: £69.99
Echo Show 10 (3rd generation) | HD smart display with motion and Alexa, Charcoal Fabric - was: £239.99, now: £169.99
Echo Show 8, Certified Refurbished, Charcoal fabric | 8" HD smart display with Alexa - was: £107.99, now: £49.99
Echo Show 5 | 2nd generation (2021 release) - was: £74.99, now: £34.99
Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019 release) - was: £99.99, now: £54.99
Echo Show 15 | Full HD 15.6" smart display for family organisation with Alexa - was: £239.99, now: £189.99
Certified and Refurbished | Echo Show 5 | 2nd generation (2021 release), smart display with Alexa and 2 MP camera | Charcoal - was £66.99, now £30.99
Blink Outdoor HD security camera (1-Camera System) + Echo Show 5 - was £164.98, now £64.99
Buy now £69.99, Amazon
Want to get through your reading list, but don’t have the space or upper body strength to cart around all your books?
Take a British Library’s worth of reading material on trips to the park, on the daily commute or further afield without the need to lug around heavy tomes.
There are slightly different models of the OG e-reader, including the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis.
Kindle Paperwhite | 8 GB, now with a 6.8" display and adjustable warm light, with ads - was: £129.99, now: £94.99
Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Kindle Paperwhite - was: £182.97, now: £132.97
Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle includes Kindle Oasis 7" E-reader (8 GB, Graphite), Amazon Leather Cover (Black), and Amazon 9W Power Adaptor - was: £297.97, now: £217.97
Kindle Oasis | Now with adjustable warm light | Waterproof, 8 GB, Wi-Fi | Graphite - was £229.99, now: £169.99
Kindle Paperwhite Kids | Includes over a thousand books, a child-friendly cover and a 2-year worry-free guarantee, Emerald Forest | 8GB - was: £139.99, now: £109.99
Buy now £94.99, Amazon
Amazon’s own wireless headphones, the Buds boast crisp, dynamic audio thanks to the integrated Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology. The sealed in-ear design cancels out any other noise, so you can listen to your favourite tracks the way that they were intended.
Plug into Amazon Music to access millions of songs or pair it with your podcast provider to listen to shows on the go.
Echo Buds (2nd generation) | Wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation and Alexa | Black - was £109.99, now £59.99
Buy now £59.99, Amazon