14 Great Deals From Early Holiday Sale to Target
November when it’s time to put together, make plans for any holiday you’re celebrating, and most of all, make sure any gift purchases you need to do are done before it’s all too late. With delays and lack of delivery, entering early is your best bet. Target has an early holiday sale, and a ton of our favorite gadgets are discounted, from gaming equipment and kitchen gadgets to headphones. Some of these deals ended last week, but some of the best are still going on, like Dyson V8 stick vacuum.
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Updated November 9: We added some game and headphone deals and removed the expired ones.
Home and Kitchen Deals
Having a cordless stick vacuum around is a game-changer for day-to-day work, and it’s one of the best prices we follow this classic. There is something very easy about just getting a light and cordless vacuum and doing a quick little cleaning of a carpet or room. No need to wheel out a large wired vacuum. Read our Best Dyson Vacs guide for more.
The pressure cooker or rice cooker is a life-changing addition to the kitchen, and the Instant Pot is the same with others. This is the 6-quart version, a large size for two to three people (or one person with a lot of leftovers). It’s a worthwhile investment even if you use it to cook rice.
Having a robot vacuum is great for keeping your floors nice and clean — especially if you have pets. You’ll still need a standard vacuum for deep or spot cleaning, but robots vacs rather than being used around, and the iRobot makes some of our favorites. Check out our Best guide to Robot Vacuums for further recommendations.
This is the easiest way to enter the smart home world. Plug it in intelligent speaker and you can ask Google Assistant anything you want commonly searched on Google (and the results are usually quite satisfactory). Once you start hooking up more smart devices into your home, such as smart plugs and bulbs, you can control them with your voice by talking to Salag Mini. There is a physical mute switch for peace of mind.
Plug it in streaming stick behind your TV and you get a whole new interface to almost every streaming service out there. It’s sound remote, so you can push the mic button and ask Roku to navigate your favorite show instead of hunting for it in a menu. It supports 4K HDR TV. You can read more of ours guide to buying Roku devices.
Razer’s Viper series is rather ambidextrous, which is great for left-handed gamers, but it fits in the hand for righties as well. The standard Viper is smaller in profile than some of Razer’s other rats, so it’s good for people with small hands. The switches are nice and tactile, and the RGB lighting is always fun.
Gaming mice don’t have to be expensive to be good. HyperX Pulsefire Core proves that-it’s solid all over. You get good performance, a comfortable size, and a short price to boot. For more, see our Best Gaming Mice roundup.
There are so many great finds here to choose from, but the Target sale has some new releases, fan favorites, and indie games. In addition to a giant list of activity books, novels, and board games for all ages. It’s a great way to check out things you can’t get — or get some extra gifts for loved ones.
Phone, Headphone, and TV Deals
These earphones are much safer, thanks to a much smaller handle arm that wraps around your ears, and they have incredible battery life-during the test we get about nine hours of use from a charge. Best of all, they have the killer sound quality we expect from Beats headphones. Just found out that Beats is introducing a new model for just $ 50 more.
Above the ear noise -canceling headphones a great way to drown out distractions, take a break from the world, or just listen to the sounds of the rain while you sleep. The Studio3 Wireless over-ears have a comfortable fit, stylish finish, and excellent active noise cancellation.
A little more basic than the fully kitted-out Studio3, the Solo3 headphones still pack rich, velvety sound in a super comfy (and easy on the wallet) package. There’s no active noise cancellation here, but it’s a good pair of everyday wear headphones.
The holiday season is definitely the time to watch your TV upgrade. Prices are getting smaller and smaller as we get closer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. LG’s 55-inch NanoCell TV features LG’s 4K, HDR, and super-slick smart TV UI with a motion-tracking remote.
TCL makes some of the cheapest and best -made TVs on the market. Its 6-Series is our top pick for most people. We recommend the 5-Series for anyone on a budget, but this 4-Series is too cheap. HDR performance isn’t quite as good as the 6-Series, but you shave hundreds of dollars. There are tons of other great TVs on sale, and we’re done they are surrounded here.
If you don’t want to spend a lot on a smartphone, this is your best bet. The camera system isn’t surprising, but the display is good enough to run most apps and games just fine, and the three-day battery life is appealing. You can read more about the Moto G in our review.
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