It’s that time of year again. Where once there were brawls, maulings, and stompings the day after Thanksgiving, we now celebrate Black Friday starting on Monday. The irony of having the biggest sale of the year for everything right after the day we are supposed to be most thankful has always been funny to me. I was never a fan of Black Friday shopping. I’m much more of a Cyber Monday kind of shopper. At least with online shopping, I don’t have to be scared of getting into a fight over the last copy of whatever Call of Duty just dropped. But without further ado, here are some of the best Black Friday deals I could find.
Best Black Friday Deals
If you want to upgrade your desktop peripherals or streaming gear, look no further. Some great deals out there will mitigate the massive blow to your wallet since gaming stuff is freaking expensive nowadays.
I’m more of a wireless mouse kind of guy. I have the Logitech Wireless Pro, but Logitech makes such great stuff, and the wired mouse is a great starting point for anyone new to PC gaming. When building your first PC, focus most of your budget on actual PC parts. The fancy peripherals will come later the further down the rabbit hole you go.
If you are looking for an upgrade but don’t want to spend $300 on a Finalmouse, look no further than the Razer Basilisk. It’s a dependable mouse that you will fall in love with, especially if you go from wired to wireless for the first time. You can also buy a charging dock with matching RGB lighting (also on sale in a bundle with the mouse.)
The new year is approaching, and you may have new streaming goals. If you want to upgrade your streaming experience, then the Elgato Stream Deck is where it’s at. You probably already have this on your wishlist but can’t stomach the price. It’s not a necessity for streaming, but buying yourself a nice little luxury every once in a while doesn’t hurt.
No one likes being the friend who has the worst mic in your lobbies, where you’re constantly getting roasted for your echoing and mic stuttering in and out. Or maybe you’ve been eyeballing a fancy new mic for no reason but don’t want to hit “checkout” for whatever reason. Well, Best Buy currently has a Black Friday sale for you. Blue Yeti makes great mics (which are on sale if that’s all you need), but with this bundle, you get a mic and mic arm. They can cost an arm and a leg separately, but this bundle makes hitting checkout a tad bit easier.
If you can’t tell, I’m a Logitech fanboy. I love almost everything they make. Sleek design that doesn’t look too a gamer while also giving you enough RGB to scratch that itch. The G733 is a great headset if you’re looking to replace your old pair that’s being held together with duct tape. They have decent battery life and a detachable microphone. There are other great headsets out there. I’m just biased toward Logitech.
Why wait for New Years to start working towards your fitness goals? Granted, eating right and losing weight is challenging around the holidays, but you can still make going to the gym a habit. And what better way to track your new habit than with the Fitbit Charge 5? Why spend $800 on an Apple Watch that you will wear for a month and then forget to charge one night and never put back on when you can buy a simple Fitbit that will help you with fitness accountability?
I’m not sure when it happened, or maybe it’s always been this way, but portable BlueTooth speakers are so expensive nowadays. And there are a bunch of brands out there that I had no idea existed, but I live by a motto my mom taught me. “You get what you pay for.” Now, I’m not going to spend $600 on a speaker because that seems ridiculous to me, but I don’t want to spend $50 on one that is going to break the first time I use it. There is a happy middle ground out there, and the Sony XRS-300 is pretty good. Sony has great sound quality, so you won’t have to sacrifice too much for the price tag.
If you were one of the lucky few who got their hands on a PS5 on launch or anytime after that, then good for you. If you only have one controller but don’t want to spend the $70 to buy a second controller, then now is the perfect time to strike. Controllers have always been expensive, but if you time it right, you can save a few bucks here and there. I would buy one, but I prefer the Xbox controller. It’s the one thing I missed the most when I switched from the Xbox 360 to the PS4. But now that I’m on PC, I returned to my halo roots.
And if you’re more of a online shopper like me and are looking for some good movies to watch over Thanksgiving break, here are a few of our favorite Christmas movies. (Don’t you dare complain about Christmas movies. It’s not the same as Christmas music.)