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Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Bargains on Echo Dot, Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod and more



November is a time of tradition: cold weather, football, turkey feasts with friends and family – and, of course, scouring the web for the best Black Friday deals .

Sure enough, here you are! And, presuming it's deals on smart home gadgets that you're after, you've come to the right place. They've been some of the hottest Black Friday sellers in recent years, especially now that big names like Amazon and Google are essentially all-in on the connected home. Expect more of the same in 201

8, with a lot of deals on Alexa and Google Assistant gadgets, smart thermostats from names like Nest and Ecobee connected lighting kits video doorbells app-enabled robot vacuums … you name it.

To that end, here's a running list of all the upcoming deals we've spotted thus far. We've gotten a good look at the smart home deals we could expect to see from Amazon and Target, but we're sure to see savings at outlets such as Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, and more in the coming days, too. . As soon as we see anything, we will update this page, so keep it bookmarked.

And remember the usual caveats: Most of the deals will not actually be live until Black Friday, Nov. 23, and CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Got it? Good. Now let's get the deals.

Save $ 30

Amazon Echo (Second Gen) for $ 69

Ian Knighton / CNET

Amazon's fleet of Alexa-enabled smart speakers goes on sale starting Thanksgiving Day, and that includes a $ 30 discount on Alexa's flagship, the second-gen Amazon Echo. That discount brings the price down to $ 69, more than $ 100 less than the original Echo originally sold for. That price looks like it will be available elsewhere, too, at Target and at Best Buy.


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Amazon Echo Dot (Third Gen) for $ 24

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Amazon has a relatively aggressive discount in store for the new third gen Echo Dot, too. That just $ 24, you'll be able to get it for more than half off (and a dollar cheaper than its rival, the Google Home Mini, which I'm sure is just a coincidence. And yep, like many of these echo deals, you'll find the same price at major retailers like Target and Best Buy.


$ 24.00 at Amazon
        


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$ 24.00 at TARGET $ 24.99 at Best Buy

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Amazon Echo Dot (Second Gen) for $ 20

Ian Knighton / CNET

Amazon already cut the price of the last gen Echo Dot Down to $ 30 when the new one came out last month, but the company is marking it down by another $ 10 for Black Friday, bringing the price all the way down to $ 20. I do not know why you would not just pay the extra $ 4 for this year's model, which offers a noticeable uptick in sound quality, but hey, maybe you're just going to connect the thing to an external audio setup anyway. In dat geval zou dit misschien de deal voor u zijn.

Verwacht te zien deze deal elders, als goed. For example, it will be available at Best Buy starting Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) at 5PM.


$ 19.00 at Amazon
        


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$ 19.99 AT BEST BUY

Save $ 50

Amazon Echo Show (Second Gen) for $ 180

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

If you'd like an Alexa device that comes with a touchscreen, then The second genre Echo Show is your newest option. You can save $ 50 on it on Black Friday. Best Buy will have the same deal available starting at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22).


$ 179.00 at Amazon
        


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Save $ 40

Amazon Echo Spot for $ 90

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Another Alexa touchscreen option: The Semispherical Amazon Echo Spot, which might rightly claim to be the smartest ever alarm clock. You can score it for $ 90 on Black Friday, a saving of $ 40. Best Buy is offering the same deal starting Thanksgiving Day.


$ 89.00 at Amazon
        


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Amazon Echo Plus (Second Gen) for $ 110

Chris Monroe / CNET

Also $ 40 Off: The Just-Released Second Amazon Echo Plus, which you'll be able to get for $ 110 for Black Friday. It takes the Echo and adds a slight improvement in sound quality, plus a built-in temperature sensor and a Zigbee radio that can connect directly with things like smart lights and smart locks. Amazon will even throw in a free Philips Hue White LED with purchase. Starting Thanksgiving Day, look for the same deal – free bulb included – at Best Buy, as well.


$ 109.00 at Amazon
        


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Save $ 20

Amazon Smart Plug for $ 5 with purchase of any Echo device

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Picking up a new Echo Dot, or any other Echo gadget on Black Friday? You can thank an Amazon Smart Plug on your order for just $ 5. Plug it in and plug something like a lamp or a space heater into it, and you'll be able to tell Alexa to turn it on and off via your new Echo gadget. Og ef þú vilt frekar að kaupa Best Buy, það lítur út fyrir að þeir muni bjóða sama.


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Anova Wi-Fi Sous-Vide Circulator for $ 100

It usually sells for $ 160, but starting Thanksgiving Day, Best Buy will sell you Anova's Wi-Fi sous vide circulator for $ 100th It's a great way to cook meats to the exact temp of your choice, and the Wi-Fi lets you monitor the cook remotely on your phone, even if you're not at home.


$ 99.99 at Best Buy
        


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Apple HomePod Smart Speaker for $ 250

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Here's a rare discount on the Siri-powered Apple HomePod, available at Best Buy in either white or space gray for $ 250, a saving of $ 100. The deal begins Thanksgiving Day at 5PM.


$ 249.99 at Best Buy
        


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Save $ 51

Blink XT 1 Camera Security System for $ 79

Blink

Heads up: Unlike the Echo gadgets, this deal on the Amazon-owned Blink XT security camera actually goes live the day before Thanksgiving. It's a wireless, weatherproof smart home camera with night vision, motion detection, free cloud storage, Alexa compatibility (duh) and two-year battery life – you'll be able to score one for $ 79, which's a savings of more than $ 50. And, if you'd rather get a couple of things, Amazon also offers a three-camera Blink XT system for $ 230, which is $ 90 less than you'd usually pay.


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Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub for $ 60

Chamberlain's MyQ Garage controller lets you open or close your garage from your phone, and it works with a bunch of popular smart home platforms. On Thanksgiving Day, Best Buy will offer it for $ 60, saving you $ 20.


$ 59.99 at Best Buy
        


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Facebook Portal (10-inch) for $ 150

James Martin / CNET

It's brand-spankin 'new, but the Facebook Portal video chatting hub is getting a Black Friday discount at Best Buy that starts at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day. You'll be able to get the smaller 10-inch version for $ 50 off.


$ 149.99 at Best Buy
        


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Google Home Hub for $ 99

Chris Monroe / CNET

It's only been out for less than a month, but that did not stop Google from discounting its new voice-activated touchscreen by fifty bucks for black Friday. Small but mighty, the Home Hub's Google Assistant smarts are a great fit for your kitchen countertop, and you'll be able to score one for just $ 99 at Target on Black Friday, or from Walmart, Best Buy or Lowe's starting Thanksgiving Day. No matter where you get it, that's $ 80 less than what you'll pay on Black Friday for its rival, the Amazon Echo Show.


$ 99.00 at Target
        


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$ 99.00 AT WALMART $ 99.99 at best buy $ 99.00 AT LOWE'S

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Google Home Mini and C by GE Bluetooth Smart Bulb for $ 25

Chris Monroe / CNET

The Google Home Mini smart speaker will be available for $ 25 on Black Friday at outlets like Target, but the best deal we've seen comes from Lowe's, where the same $ 25 will get you the Home Mini packed with a free C by GE Bluetooth smart bulb. This combo is designed to work right out of the box, so as soon as you screw the bulb in and turn it on, it will automatically pair with the Google Assistant for voice controls.


$ 25.00 at Lowe's
        


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Google Home Mini smart speaker for $ 25

James Martin / CNET

Like Target, Walmart is offering the Google Home Mini on its own for half off starting Thanksgiving Day. It does not come with a free bulb so it's not quite as good a deal as you'll find at Lowe's, but Walmart does have the new aqua-colored version as an exclusive, which is why I'm giving it a separate mention here.


$ 25.00 at Walmart
        


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Google Home Mini and Chromecast Bundle for $ 45

Walmart

As an exclusive deal, Walmart is also offering the Google Home Mini Packed with a Chromecast media streamer for $ 45 total, which is about thirty bucks off the combo's usual price. These two are a good pair – plug the Chromecast into your TV and you'll be able to tell the Home Mini things like, "Ok Google, play The Great British Baking Show on Netflix," plus other nifty tricks.


$ 45.00 at Walmart
        


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Google Home Mini and 30-piece Tasty Cookware Set for $ 99

Another Walmart exclusive bundle: the Google Home Mini packaged with a 30-piece cookware set from Tasty that includes ceramic, non -stick pots, skillets and frying pans in red, copper or blue, all for just $ 99. The combo usually retails for $ 230, so this might be worth it for the cookware alone.


$ 99.00 at Walmart
        


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Google Home for $ 79

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Prefer a smart speaker with a little more oomph? The full size Google Home gets a Black Friday deal, too, with a $ 50 discount bringing the price down to $ 79. Best Buy's offering the same deal starting Thanksgiving Day.


$ 79.00 at Target
        


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Save $ 150

iRobot Roomba 890 for $ 350

iRobot

Target has a bunch of vacuums and robot vacuums marketed for Black Friday, but the biggest discount we're seeing is the $ 150 you can save on an app-enabled Roomba 890. That discount brings the price down to $ 350, which is about as low as we have ever seen a current-gen smart Roomba sell for.


$ 349.00 at Target
        


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iRobot Roomba 675 for $ 200

You can get a smart Roomba for even less city going with an earlier-gen model. Best Buy will offer the app-enabled Roomba 675 for $ 200 starting on Thanksgiving, which saves you $ 100 off of the retail price.


$ 199.00 at Best Buy
        


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Lenovo 8-inch Smart Display for $ 99

Chris Monroe / CNET

We've tested all of the impressive new Google Assistant smart displays this year – Lenovo's was the first , and I think it's still my favorite. Best Buy has the 8-inch version marketed by a hundred bucks for Black Friday, bringing the price down to $ 99. That's the same price as the Black Friday deal on the smaller, less expensive Google Home Hub. Best of all, the deal is already live online, so you can buy it right now if you're itching to get your shopping started.


$ 99.99 at Best Buy
        


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Save $ 20

Lifx Multicolor Wi-Fi Smart Bulb for $ 40

Chris Monroe / CNET

Starting Thanksgiving Day, Best Buy will offer both the standard sized and floodlight versions of the current- Gen Lifx LED for $ 40 each, a saving of $ 20 per bulb. That's a good price on good smart bulbs that are brighter than Philips Hue.


$ 39.99 at Best Buy
        


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Save $ 70

Nest Cam Indoor for $ 129

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Nest's lineup or smart security cameras are all pretty solid picks, but they do not come cheap. Fortunately, you'll be able to score a pretty sizable $ 70 discount on the original Nest Cam Indoor at Target this Black Friday, bringing the cost down to $ 129. It's not the newest model, but it's still a worthy pick, especially at this price. Og, hvis du ikke vil vente på Black Friday, finner du det samme tilbudet på Lowe's Nov. 22 through Nov. 28.


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$ 129.00 at LOWE'S

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor for $ 149

Chris Monroe / CNET

Prefer Nest's current genre, outdoor camera? The rugged weatherproof Nest Cam IQ Outdoor typically sells for a steep $ 199, but you'll be able to pick it up for $ 50 off at Lowe's from Nov. 22 through Nov 28.


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Nest Hello Video Doorbell for $ 179

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Here's a terrific deal on Nest's excellent video bybell, which our camera and doorbell pro Megan Wollerton called "the smartest video doorbell available today. " $ 70 off is about as much as a discount as we have ever seen on it – look for the deal at Lowe's starting on Nov. 22.


$ 179.00 at Lowe's
        


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Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) for $ 179

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Nest's smart thermostat is basically an icon of the smart home at this point. If you've been holding out for the right price to make the upgrade in your own smart home, then maybe this $ 70 Black Friday discount from Target will do the trick. And yep, Lowe's will have the same deal starting on Nov. 22.


$ 179.00 at Target
        


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$ 179.00 at LOWE'S

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Nest Thermostat E for $ 139

Chris Monroe / CNET

It's not discounted by just as much, but the plastic bodied Nest Thermostat E costs less than The stainless steel Nest to start with, and it's just as smart.


$ 139.00 at Target
        


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Nest Protect Smoke Detector for $ 99

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

It's not the biggest doorbuster I've ever seen (especially for a piece of tech that's been out for a few years now), but hey, here's Nest's smart smoke detector marketed down by $ 20.


$ 99.00 at Target
        


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Save $ 100

Netgear Arlo 3-Camera Starter Kit for $ 199

Joshua Goldman / CNET

Netgear's battery-powered Arlo security cameras are a popular pick for home security and Walmart's offering a good Black Friday deal on a first-gen, 3-camera starter kit that will save you a hundred bucks. Like the rest of Walmart's offerings, you'll find it available starting at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day.


$ 199.00 at Walmart
        


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Netgear Arlo Pro 2 4-Camera Starter Kit for $ 580

Chris Monroe / CNET

Meanwhile, Best Buy has the newer version of the Arlo cameras available in a 4-camera starter kit for $ 580. That sounds like a lot, but this kit usually sells for $ 800. And this is one of Best Buy's earlybird deals, so it's already available online if you're ready to pull the trigger now.


$ 579.99 at Best Buy
        


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Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 3-Bulb Starter Kit with Remote for $ 120

This Philips Hue starter kit includes three color-changing bulbs, a wireless remote that docks on the wall like a light switch, når du ikke bruker det, og den all-important Philips Hue Bridge som skal forbli koblet til din router for at kontrollere lysene fra telefonen eller synkronisere dem med Alexa, Siri eller Google Assistant. It usually costs $ 190, but Best Buy has it available as an early Black Friday special that you can buy right now for $ 120. That's a terrific deal – $ 120 is $ 30 less than you'd typically pay for just the bulbs.


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Philips Hue Lightstrips for $ 60

Colin West McDonald / CNET

If you've already got a Hue Bridge and just want to expand your system, these Hue Lightstrips look great beneath cabinets and behind TVs, and $ 60 is about as low as they ever sell for. Like the other Hue deal above, this one is available online from Best Buy right now.


$ 59.99 at Best Buy
        


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Save $ 10

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Smart Bulb for $ 40

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Right now, Best Buy is also selling individual Hue bulbs for $ 40 each, a saving of $ 10 .


$ 39.99 at Best Buy
        


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Philips Hue White LED 4-pack for $ 40

Amazon

If you do not care about the colors and just want to fill your home with automated white light, this 4-pack of plain, vanilla Philips Hue White Bulbs is just $ 40 at Best Buy, and available for purchase online right now. Usually sells for $ 50, which is already a pretty good deal.


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Free $ 50 gift card

Buy a Philips Hue 4-Bulb White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, get a free $ 50 Target Gift Card

It's not marketed, but if you buy a four -bulb Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit from Target this Black Friday, the retailer will throw in a free $ 50 gift card. If you were so inclined, you could turn around and use that card to pick up a bonus bulb for your new setup.


$ 199.00 at Target
        


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Call Floodlight Cam for $ 199

Call Floodlight Cam

Looking for a smart security light to hang above your garage? Du kan gjøre mye verre enn dette floodlight fra Ring, som pakker en inbygget natkamera kamera og bevægelsessensor, plus at kunne tilpasse disse bevægelsesalarmer ved brug af aktivitetszoner inden for kameraets område af visning. Look for a $ 50 discount on it at Lowe's between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25.


$ 199.00 at Lowe's
        


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Call Video Doorbell 2 and Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $ 140

Chris Monroe / CNET

Here's a heck of a deal that seems to be live already on the Best Buy website: The Ring Video Doorbell 2 with a new, third-generation Amazon Echo Dot for a total of $ 140. The Ring on its own usually sells for $ 200, so this is a particularly good value if you've been itching for an upgrade at your front door.


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Sengled Element 3-Bulb Starter Kit for $ 30

Sengled

If you're looking for a good deal on smart bulbs, you might consider jumping on this Sengled Element starter kit , which will be available at Best Buy starting Thanksgiving Day (No. 22) for just $ 30. With 3 bulbs and the Zigbee hub that controls them, that's cheaper than the 2-bulb starter kit usually sells for.


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Save $ 25

Sonos One Smart Speaker for $ 175

Sarah Tew / CNET

With built-in Alexa controls and Google Assistant controls next year, the platform-agnostic, premium-sounding Sonos One hits the smart speaker sweet spot at its usual price of $ 200. Scoring one for $ 25 off at Best Buy sounds just fine to me.


$ 174.99 at Best Buy
        


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Save $ 50

Sonos Beam Soundbar with Alexa for $ 350

Sarah Tew / CNET

Best Buy is also offering the Sonos Beam, an Alexa-equipped soundbar, at a saving of $ 50. Like most of Best Buy's deals, the sale starts at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22).


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