Black Friday Electronics Deals 2019 Preview: Apple AirPods for Only $129

Score Apple's latest generation of AirPods for less than we predicted, plus get a Fitbit Ionic Watch for $50 off.
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Black Friday electronic deals

If your holiday shopping list includes gadgets, odds are good that you'll find everything you want and more during Black Friday electronics sales. Check out our guide to see what discounts Black Friday 2019 will bring to streaming media players, smartwatches, speakers, headphones, and cameras.

The Best Black Friday Electronic Deals in 2019

Here are the best electronics deals we've seen in the Black Friday ads.

The Top Black Friday Streaming Deals

  1. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote for $25 at Best Buy and Amazon
  2. Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player + Free $5 Vudu Credit for $48 at Walmart
  3. Roku 4K Streaming Stick+ for $30 at Target and Best Buy
  4. Google Chromecast for $25 at Target and Best Buy
  5. Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote for $20 at Amazon
  6. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote & Amazon Echo Dot for $47 at Amazon

The Top Black Friday Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker Deals

  1. Fitbit Charge 3 Activity Tracker Bundle with Extra Band for $90 at Costco
  2. Fitbit Charge 3 HR Tracker from $100 at Best Buy
  3. Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch for $200 at Macy's
  4. Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition Smartwatch + $45 Kohl's Cash for $180 at Kohl's
  5. Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm Aluminum Smartwatch with Sport Band for $129 at Walmart
  6. Fitbit Items for up to $60 off at Amazon

The Top Black Friday Speaker Deals

  1. Klipsch, Sony, and Polk Speakers for up to 50% off at Best Buy
  2. Sonos Playbar Soundbar Wireless Speaker + Free $30 Best Buy eGift Card for $560 at Best Buy
  3. Sonos Beam Soundbar + Free $20 Best Buy eGift Card for $320 at Best Buy
  4. Insignia 2.1-Channel 80W Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer for $80 at Best Buy
  5. Sonos Beam Shadow Black Edition Soundbar for $300 at Costco

The Top Black Friday Headphone Deals

  1. JLab Audio JBuds Pro Signature Wired Earbud Headphones for $5 at Best Buy
  2. Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones + Free 3-Month Apple Music Subscription for $200 at Best Buy
  3. 2nd-Generation Apple AirPods with Charging Case for $129 at Walmart
  4. Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones + $15 Kohl's Cash for $90 at Kohl's

The Top Black Friday Camera Deals

  1. Nikon D3500 DSLR Bundle for $400 at Target
  2. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Kit with 2 Lenses + Free Tripod & Shutterfly Gift for $400 at Best Buy

NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.

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Black Friday Streaming Deals

Black Friday Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker Deals

Black Friday Speaker Deals

Black Friday Headphones Deals

Black Friday Camera Deals

Black Friday streaming deals

Black Friday Streaming Deals Preview

Fire TV Sticks rank among the most popular and affordable streaming media players. Around Black Friday, they're even more appealing, as these streamers are often bundled with other Amazon devices, particularly the Echo Dot.

During last year's Black Friday season, we saw the basic Fire TV Stick bundled with a second-gen Echo Dot for $40. Considering the list price for each was $40, this was an excellent deal. We also saw the Fire TV Stick 4K bundled with the latest Echo Dot for $59.

Last year, we saw the basic Fire TV Stick bundled with a second-gen Echo Dot for $40.

Amazon isn't the only name in the streaming media player game. Google's Chromecast is another in-demand streaming device; it's regularly priced at $35. For Black Friday 2019, we expect that to drop to $25 — or even less.

Looking for 4K quality? Google Chromecast Ultra tends to be priced at $69. However, we've seen a few deals this year that could return for Black Friday. Watch for a Chromecast Ultra 2-pack to be priced at $89, or for this device to be bundled with a Nest Hub for around $120 total.

Prefer the Roku experience? Although the streaming platform just introduced a slew of updated products, you can still expect great Roku Black Friday discounts in 2019.

Recall that Roku introduced its seventh generation of devices in September 2018. By the time Black Friday 2018 rolled around, we were already seeing notable discounts on those devices. We expect more of the same this year; Roku Ultra, for example, could drop to around $55 for Black Friday.


Black Friday smartwatch deals

Black Friday Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker Deals Preview

Fitbit is always a popular brand around the holiday season. While we'll see a handful of great deals on their smartwatches and fitness trackers, not every model will be on sale. Because the Fitbit Versa 2 was just released in September, we don't expect to see a direct discount on it.

But you're not totally out of luck, Fitbit fans! The Fitbit Versa Lite edition was introduced in March of this year, and we expect it to hit $130 around Black Friday. That's down from its $160 starting price. Even better, these Fitbit deals should include modest gift cards or store credit.

SEE ALSO: Black Friday Sneak Preview 2019: See All Our Deal Predictions!

If you're looking for a simpler fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 3 is also expected to be cheaper on Black Friday. Watch for it to drop as low as $100. That fitness tracker could also be priced slightly higher, but be bundled with gift cards or store credit.

Samsung also creates smartwatches that are in high demand, and you'll see cheaper prices on those during Black Friday electronics sales. We expect the rugged Samsung Gear Sport to drop to $135, while the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier could go for as little as $110.


Black Friday speaker deals

Black Friday Speaker Deals Preview

Black Friday is a great time to pick up a portable Bluetooth speaker, as they'll drop to around $10. While the cheaper models will be from brands like Insignia, you can still find excellent savings on more popular models.

For instance, we saw the Logitech UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker fall to $100 last Black Friday. Since then we've seen that model priced as low as $85. It wouldn't be surprising to see the UE Megaboom drop again in November, hitting $90 at least.

Looking for a more meaty sound system? Watch for offers from Klipsch, which will likely take up to 50% off during its Black Friday speaker sale. The Black and Copper Friday Sale will kick off on Black Friday itself.

Echo Studio, Amazon's new smart speaker, will be released on November 7 — too late for a Black Friday price drop.

Need a new soundbar to go with your new TV? We expect these devices to drop to $100 or less in general. You might think those prices would just include a bunch of no-name brands, but LG and Vizio will also have soundbars that fall on the more affordable end of the range.

To compete with the likes of Bose, Sonos, and Apple, Amazon just introduced a high-fidelity smart speaker. Called the Echo Studio, it boasts 3D audio support with Dolby Atmos. It's available for $199.99 on preorder now. But with a November 7 release date, there's almost no chance that we'll see a price drop for Black Friday.


Black Friday headphone deals

Black Friday Headphones Deals Preview

If you prefer to keep your audio to yourself, Black Friday is the best time to score quality headphones.

For instance, we expect the highly rated Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II to drop to $230. During Black Friday 2018, we saw them fall to $265, but this year, they've already hit $225. Because of that, it seems entirely reasonable for them to hit at least $230 for Black Friday 2019.

SEE ALSO: Apple Black Friday Preview 2019

Apple fans will appreciate this: Black Friday will definitely bring discounts on the latest generation of AirPods. The second generation comes with a charging case, and they usually go for $159. We've already seen them as cheap as $130 in 2019, but that deal had limited availability. However, it's reasonable to expect the AirPods to be $135 with free shipping from retailers such as Rakuten.

Unfortunately, if you're hoping to see a discount on the brand-new Apple AirPods Pro, we have disappointing news. We likely won't see any discounts on the new earbuds. There's a small chance they could be part of Apple's Black Friday sale, but even then the AirPods Pro will be full-price and maybe come with a modest iTunes and App Store gift card.

Amazon recently decided to get in the wireless headphone game, introducing the Echo Buds during its Alexa event in September. They boast the same Alexa capabilities as other Echo devices, as well as noise reduction. They're available for preorder now at a price of $129.99, and Amazon says they'll ship in time for the holidays. But with that late release, we're not expecting any discounts on Echo Buds for Black Friday.

If you just need a cheap pair of earbuds, Black Friday electronic sales will have plenty on offer. Look for brands like JBL to offer basic buds for as little as $8 — a perfect choice for gift swaps and stocking stuffers.


Black Friday camera deals

Black Friday Camera Deals Preview

Cameras are pricey — especially digital SLR cameras. Fortunately, Black Friday camera deals will provide at least a few opportunities for shutterbugs to snag gear.

Watch for Canon DSLR bundles to fall to $500 or less. These bundles will likely include the EOS Rebel T7 (or a similar model), along with a couple of lenses. Watch for them to include a shoulder bag, an SD card, or even an online photography class. Canon will host its own Black Friday sale, as well, discounting new and refurbished cameras, lenses, flashes, camcorders, printers, and scanners. You should also look for refurbished Canon cameras to be bundled with a couple of lenses for less than $400.

Canon will host its own Black Friday sale, discounting new and refurbished cameras, lenses, flashes, camcorders, printers, and scanners.

Other DSLR camera bundles will be available, too. They'll be extra appealing thanks to hefty store credits. Watch for retailers such as Kohl's to offer a DSLR with two lenses, a shoulder bag, a battery pack and charger, and a camera strap. We've seen price tags around $400 for a bundle like this, but that also came with $75 in store credit; keep an eye out for a similar deal when Black Friday rolls around.

Anyone interested in a GoPro will be excited to pick up the latest model for less on Black Friday. The Hero7 Black has a list price of $330, but for Black Friday we're expecting to see it drop to $285. We've already seen the device fall to $280 this year, so $285 is our conservative estimate for Black Friday.

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Senior Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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