As the self-proclaimed tech fanatics that we are, Powered Labs is publishing its annual and obligatory tech special on Black Friday Sales. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, significant other, or looking to splurge on yourself, we’ve handpicked some of the best deals (and the best tech) you can get your hands on.

It is said that luck favors the prepared, so before you plan to camp overnight, in the frosty lineup outside your favorite big box tech retailer, do some research and with any luck, you’ll make a dent in that holiday list.

Lights, Camera, Action

71u6zcXlchL._SL1500_For anyone who likes uploading video and audio content to the web, there are many Black Friday sales that are focusing on the camera and camcorder products, consumer quality. Best Buy will be selling the GoPro Hero3+ action cam at a slashed price of $250, almost a 20% savings, and will also be offering up a savings on their Dropcam HD down to a very affordable $50. The retailer will also be selling loads of smarthome gadgets, such as Nest for $50 off, encouraging the connected life with lots of energy savings year-round.


Tech for the Audiophile

Don’t wander around the crowded store any longer than you need to. For the millenial or the young person who’s grown up surrounded by sweet tech – having a sound pair of headphones is always a good idea (pun intended). Best Buy is offering up the much-acclaimed Beats Solo headphones for $80, which is a savings of $90 off the usual price.  

 Smartphones, tablets and phablets… oh my

iphone6-inlineSamsung, Apple and all other competitors will be neck and neck this year as they race to sell their flagship devices at sweet, discounted prices. Sam’s Club will be selling the new iPhone 6′s at $100 off retail price, and also offering the original 16GB iPad Air for $299. If you fancy Android devices, Costco will be giving $70 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, putting the 16GB model at $170. Not bad.  

Google – skip the line

Unknown If you conduct a product search on your mobile or tablet through Google, you’ll be seeing more product information including price comparisons, a 360 degree rotating view of certain items, and more. The search giant announced that “shopping searches on Google coming from smartphones have increased 3.5x year after year and continue to grow.” Not a bad idea to truly know beforehand where to get the best Black Friday sale for your favorite tech.   It is, after all, just one day a year. HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!   For more deals, check this story out on the Christian Science Monitor.
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