THE BLOG
11/28/2016 01:04 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2017

The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Technology Gifts

Last week I published my annual Holiday gift guide with 30 of the best technology gadgets and personal consumer electronics for this holiday season. That list was far from exhaustive because there are some amazing deals to be had today on Cyber Monday. The drastically reduced pricing of impressive smart TVs, phones, computers, audio products and more would not be imaginable a few years ago. As always, check for the best pricing online.

SMART TELEVISIONS

VIZIO 60" Class 4K UHD SmartCast Home Theater Display - Wow! Sam's Club is selling this 60 inch gem on Black Friday for the amazing price of $548! This Ultra HD has Google Chromecast built-in and your phone is your remote with the VIZIO SmartCast app. The display is amazing and this uber-thin smart TV weighs a tenth of what the old 60 inch TVs weighed. This TV has 4 HDMI inputs and a 120Hz effective refresh rate. You can't go wrong with this deal. samsclub.com


LeEco Super4 X55 Ecotv - My attention was piqued when I heard about this TV with Harman Kardon sound. When I heard about the Black Friday price of only $599 for a TV valued at closer to $1,000 I couldn't believe what I was hearing. This 55 inch smart TV smart TVs to the next level with a 4K display, quad-core CPU, a multi-core GPU and a fully-integrated eui interface that lets you explore a world of content with ease. Customers must pre-register for LeRewards at LeMall.com by clicking on the LeRewards banner. This price is good from Black Friday through the end of Cyber Monday. us.lemall.com/us/tv/leeco_super4_x55

 

PHOTOGRAPHY


Nikon D3400 2 Lens DSLR Bundle - If you ever thought a good DSLR camera was out of your price range. Think again. Sam's Club is offering this bundle for only $499. It includes a Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm and a 70-300mm lens. Your photographs will be sharper than you can believe and sharing is instantaneous with your photos automatically transferred to your mobile device. The camera has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, 5FPS, Full HD video, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth image sharing. As a bonus it comes with a Nikon gadget bag, extra battery, 2-Year Nikon Extended Service Contract and 32GB SD memory card. samsclub.com

 

PHONES/TABLETS/CHARGERS

 

ZTE's Axon 7 Smartphone - ZTE makes the only phones with premium Hi-Fi audio chips so they deliver superior sonic quality, louder bass, higher dynamic ranges, and the cleanest audio signal path among competitors. A dual SIM slots allows you to switch between two carriers at any one time. This is a great phone if you care about the sound quality of your calls and your music. zteusa.com/axon7

 

FreedomPop - Consumers will trade in over 120 million smartphones in 2017, generating wholesale revenue of more than $17 billion and forecasted to grow four to five times faster than the overall smartphone market. FreedomPop has opened the Freedom Store and is offering several Cyber Monday deals on phones: Get Unlimited Data until 2017 with the following: 4G LTE/3G Mingle Hotspot - $19.99 (90% off); Get Unlimited Data until 2017 w/ Moto E, 2nd Gen LTE - $29.99 (86% off); Get Unlimited Data until 2017 w/ LG G Pad 7.0 - $49.99 (83% off). freedompop.com

 

Boost Band - With this amazing wristband you can charge any device. You no longer have to carry around a bulky charger or power bank in your pocket. This wearable option will charge your device enough to keep you going. boostband.net

 

Belkin Apple Watch Screen Protector - InvisiGlass® Screen Protection is the best screen protector available, engineered for strength and clarity and tested to meet optometric standards. The result is a crystal clear screen protector that keeps your screen safe from damage while still giving you an incredible screen experience. belkin.com

 

Fuse Chicken Indestructible TITAN iPhone Charging Cable - The Toughest Cable on Earth We've all seen it - the frayed cables, cords tied in knots, and the happy puppy chewing on our charger. TITAN solves all of that and more with industrial-grade cabling that is wrapped in not one, but  two layers of flexible, high-strength steel. fusechicken.com

 

Silent Pocket Fold Over Wallet iPhone Case - It's unusual to find a protective case for your phone that is also a stunning leather wallet. The smooth, supple genuine Napa leather of the Silent Pocket case is stunning and it's made to withstand years of use. The folio style case deflects and absorbs radiation and provides four slots for credit cards leaving all ports on your phone with full access. silent-pocket.com

 

AUDIO



Fluance Fi70 Three-Way Wireless High Fidelity Music System (Natural Walnut) - Bring the concert hall into your home with high fidelity sound performed flawlessly by this impressive and powerful integrated amplifier and six speaker configuration with dual 8" subwoofers. The beautiful cabinet design's hand crafted with audio grade wood, separate enclosures and a thick front baffle to perfect the reproduction of your favorite music. Plus wirelessly stream music instantly from Spotify, Pandora, iTunes or your own music library. Black Friday promotion: $499.99 and free shipping. (regularly $699.99) fluance.com

 

Monster ClarityHD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - Monster's audio products are always cutting edge. The ClarityHD headphones provide a swipe control​ for play/pause, tracking, and volume​. As far as wireless on-ear headphones go, these provide superior performance and sound quality. Plus, the ultra-soft ear cushions and pivoting ear cups​ make for a very comfortable pair of headphones that won't slip off your head no matter how active you are. monsterproducts.com

 

Master & Dynamic Rolling Stones MH40 Wireless Over Ear Headphones - You have to see AND hear these Master & Dynamic headphones to truly appreciate how legendary these are. At $399, this is quite a bargain since only 1962 pairs were produced (a reference to the year the Stones formed as a band). masterdynamic.com


B&O BeoPlay A2 Active - This portable Bluetooth speaker will certainly impress with its True360 sound. I'm a big fan of Beoplay audio products. This speaker is dust and splash resistant, comes with two canvas straps and boasts up to 24 hours of battery life. beoplay.com

 

Beats EP - Beats by Dr. Dre's latest headphones, the EP, are a wired, passive on-ear headphone with a premium sound to match it's durable, lightweight design. A Black Friday price of $99.95 makes these the best Beats value of all their headphones. They're also battery-free for unlimited playback and have adjustable vertical sliders for a personalized fit with RemoteTalk to make phone calls. Available in black, white, red or blue. beatsbydre.com

 

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 - These great looking wireless over ear headphones have on-demand active noise cancelling, wireless freedom and immersive audio. They come with a micro-USB charge cable, 3.5mm cable and travel sleeve. plantronics.com

 

House of Marley Liberate XLBT - These over-ear headphones boast a powerful bass and stunning stainless steel detail. The 50mm dynamic drivers with neodymium magnets provide a 12 hour playback time. You can use the in-line mic with a three-button controller for hands-free calls and easy music control. The soft ear cushions are comfortable and have durable fabric-braided cables for tangle-free cords. Available in Midnight and Saddle colors. thehouseofmarley.com

 

BIT by Polk BOOM - BIT can be clipped anywhere on your body and its sweat, dirt and shock-proof design will allow bikers, hikers and runners to keep listening to music without hindering their ability to hear outside potential dangers (such as cars, other bikers, etc.). As an added bonus, the BIT also has a built-in speakerphone and a three hour battery life with built-in USB for easy charging, making it the ultimate on-the-go speaker. polkaudio.com

 

Audio Helix Cuff - When you're always on the go, convenience is critical. That's why we developed the Helix Cuff to be completely hands-free. The Bluetooth 4.1 powered by CSR and Qualcomm chipset feature enables you to connect your phone, tablet, or computer to your Helix Cuff and stream music or calls without plugging into a device. The Helix Cuff makes your life simpler. The Bluetooth connection works up to 30 feet between the Helix headphones and the source device. ashleychloe.com

 

NIMA Football Helmet Bluetooth Speaker - The speaker delivers crisp, organic natural sound with 5.5' deeper bass than you'd expect from another speaker. It allows you to carry your helmet with an authentic feeling. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, so you can listen to your music, videos or games anytime, anywhere. The built-in speakerphone is also great for conference calls. nimausa.com

 

Phiaton BT110 Wireless Compact Bluetooth Earphones - These compact earphones with wireless technology and IPX4 water-resistant design combine durability and outstanding sound. With Phiaton's RightFit+ Eartips there are multiple size options to provide a comfortable fit. phiaton.com


HOME

Ring Video Doorbell - You've likely seen a commercial on TV for the Ring Doorbell. It has a proven track record of crime prevention. The Ring Video Doorbell and the new Stick Up Cam make great gifts for any homeowner this holiday season or for yourself. Ring devices call a user's smartphone when they detect motion, enabling homeowners to see and speak with visitors remotely. Ring Video Doorbell provides added convenience, but most importantly, it can and has prevented home break-ins. Now with Stick Up Cam, users can monitor and protect their entire home, not just their front yard. Plus with the Ring Solar Panel, users never have to take down camera to recharge it. ring.com

 

WalabotDIY - With WalabotDIY you can look inside the walls of your home and take the guesswork out of your next construction project. See up to 4 inches in concrete and drywall with adjustable sensitivity for optimal calibrations to your specific construction walabot.com/diy

 

Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad - I'm always struggling to type notes quickly enough in meetings so the Bamboo Slate from Wacom has become my go-to writing pad now. I can take handwritten notes with a pen on any type of paper and then store, shape and share them in the cloud. With the push of a button, my notes are converted into digital files and you can organize, edit and share them on iOS or Android Bluetooth enabled devices. wacom.com

 

FINsix's Dart - Dart is the world's smallest laptop charger... literally. At a powerful 65W, it's the perfect travel companion for today's ultra-thin laptops and other mobile devices. Dart is up to four times smaller and lighter than the charger that shipped with your laptop. Dart eliminates the bulk, making it easy to throw the charger into a pocket and have on hand when you need it most. finsix.com

 

eero - Recently included in the Wall Street Journal, eero is the sleek, whole-home WiFi system that replaces old routers with multiple access points. Just download the app and plug one eero directly into your existing cable or DSL modem. The app takes it from there and you won't have any more dead spots in your home WiFi. eero.com

 

Iris Security Pack at Lowe's - Giving an Iris Security Pack to a friend or relative this holiday season shows you care about their safety because it can increase protection at home for a fraction of the cost of a traditional home security system. Iris comes complete with two contact sensors, one motion sensor and a keypad. The pack provides the essentials to install a customized smart home security solution to keep the home and loved ones safe and secure. All Iris products work with Amazon Alexa and Nucleus. irisbylowes.com

 

Tstand Tablet Stand - This amazing tablet stand started as a Kickstarter campaign. Lightweight at 1.25 lbs, it's perfect for watching your tablet in bed. It fits most iPads, Kindles and other tablets in either landscape or portrait position. The Tstand also transitions easily between two modes: bed mode and desktop mode thanks to the patented h-shape base that creates a custom viewing angle. tstand.com

 

Brydge iPad Keyboard - precision-engineered to provide users an unrivalled experience that combines the convenience and functionality of the iPad with the productivity of a MacBook. All Brydge keyboards boast a sophisticated, minimalistic design that includes adjustable brightness backlit keys, Brydge's patented 180-degree hinge system for premium viewing angles and adjustments, Bluetooth connectivity, and a powerful rechargeable battery that lasts up to three months. brydgekeyboards.com

 

Active Edge Shirt - I was pretty skeptical of a shirt that said I'd sleep better at night if I wore it, but it actually works. This is the first technology capable of infusing electromagnetic frequencies into fabrics and other materials. The technology has been tested at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, the United States Department of Defense labs, and in several independent labs. Tests have shown that wearing a treated Active  Edge TM product results in a 17% average increase in range of motion, 12% average increase in grip strength, 8% average reduction in fatigue with an increase in REM restorative sleep time. activeedgegear.com

 

RCA Slivr Antenna - This antenna is an essential gadget for cord cutters. allows consumers to enjoy HD TV with no monthly fee or subscription. RCA is helping us watch TV (including sports events) with the highest quality picture (4K and 1080 HDTV). It's as simple as taking it out of the box, plugging it into the TV and that's it. rcaantennas.net

 

Tile Slim and Tile Mate - If you're always losing things like your phone, wallet or your keys, I highly recommend Tile. Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that helps you find everyday items in seconds. You can attach it to anything. With this technology, you can see the last place you had it on a map and make it ring when you get close. Tile Slim is perfect for slipping into a wallet or pocketbook and Tile Mate now comes with four preset ringtones to choose from. thetileapp.com

 

Poof Pea Activity Tracker for Pets - The Pea is a worry-free solution to tracking your pet's activity levels, calories and sleep. Get your pet on the path to a healthy life. Usually $39.99, use Promo Code blackfriday20 to save 20% today (the same code works with the Poof Bean, which is normally priced at $49.99). mypoof.com

 

CHILDREN

LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs - Lego Dimensions is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360. For Black Friday, the award-winning video game LEGO Dimensions will be up to $50 off at select retailers, including Target, Toys R Us, GameStop, Walmart, BestBuy and Amazon. You can buy the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and WiiU Starter Packs for only $39.99 (usually $89.99). The Starter Packs include the LEGO Dimensions video game, 3 LEGO minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, Wyldstyle), the LEGO Toy Pad and LEGO bricks to literally build the gateway into the game! lego.com/en-us/dimensions

 


Sky Rover Voice Command Drone - Don't think you have to spend a lot for a drone for the kids this holiday season. The Sky Rover responds to 12 voice commands when wearing the included headset. It has four motors that are protected by propeller guards, making this drone perfect for kids. auldeytoys.us

 

Tilt SpinTales Jungle Rug - I'm not sure you can find such a beautiful rug for your child's bedroom or play area for under $100, let alone one that offers such excitement. Tilt's SpinTales Jungle Rug provides adventures of three jungle friends: Milo (a boy who lives in the jungle), Huggy (a bear who likes to sleep) and Stickers (a gecko who wears glasses). This fully illustrated area rug is 4 x 6 feet and comes with a free app (iOS & Android). Order before the end of 2016 and get three free Jungle Stories. tilttextiles.com/rug.html

 

NEON Flash Scooter - This is not your typical scooter. It glides smoothly, but at night it's all lit up with impressive LED deck and motion-powered wheels. With its reflective deck featuring a neon under glow, children can't help but be noticed wherever they go. This strong and durable scooter with a lightweight aluminum frame is perfect for quick and easy transportation. neonlyghts.com

 

App Dudes (from Toy Island) - This unique smartphone stand is available in Marvel's Avengers Iron Man and Captain America and will entertain children with animations and phrases that match the superheroes' individual personas. To bring the characters to life, simply download the free App Dudes App to a smartphone, place the phone in the App Dudes Smartphone Stand and watch as your favorite Marvel Avenger comes to life. appdudes.com

 

Square Panda - This unique game is the only comprehensive multisensory phonics product on the market with 14 levels of Phonics instruction and a diagnostics engine that measures each child's individual progress, challenges, preferences for game types, and patterns of play. Turn your child into a fluent reader and build their foundation for future learning. squarepanda.com

 

My Kingdom Books (MKB) - According to a Tech Pro Research study released earlier this year, 67% of businesses polled said they had plans for including augmented reality in the future, with 20% ready to commit to it over the next 12 months. So it's important that parents and educators begin incorporating AR into early childhood practices in preparation for future technology. My Kingdom Books is a customizable children's book that comes complete with augmented reality technology provided through an app, forming a next-generation pop-up book. mykingdombooks.com

 

Kurio Watch for Kids - Getting a 9-year-old kid an Apple Watch might not be the best idea as it can get lost, damaged or forgotten about. The Kurio is a real smartwatch with a high-res touch screen, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and entertainment features like a music player, camera and video, messaging and photo editor. The Kurio Watch is packed with over 20 games and productivity tools including an alarm clock, calendar, contacts, calculator, an activity tracker and more. kurioworld.com

 

Talk-to-Me Mikey (from Playmates Toys) - Children can have hours of fun talking to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. This toy recognizes when a child asks any of a list of ten questions and responds in over 100 unique ways. The highly interactive turtle also features motion sensors, sings songs and plays games. toysrus.com

 

ROXs Real Life Gaming Console - ROXs gets kids away from screens and makes them move around. ROXs uses technology and digital gaming concepts - the two elements that make kids stick in front of screens - to get them to run, move and jump. There are over 8 pre-loaded games and the ability to create up to 50 player profiles. playroxs.com

 

TRAVEL

 

weboost Drive 4G-S - The Drive 4G-S (formally the Sleek 4G) is weBoost's most affordable 4G vehicle cell phone signal booster. This 4G booster can boost cell signals up to 32x, enhancing 4G LTE and 3G signals for one person in a car, truck, van or RV.  store.weboost.com

 

Luminaid PackLite Max - This highly versatile solar lantern can also be charged via USB port. It's high powered, providing up to 50 hours of LED light on a single charge. Weighing in at under 7 oz and completely waterproof, this bright LED lantern is the perfect gift for serious backpackers and family campers alike and can be used by families during power outages. luminaid.com/products/packlite-max

 

Dog & Bone LockSmart Travel - This keyless Bluetooth luggage lock provides travelers with a secure and trackable solution, easily controlled by an app. It is TSA approved and allows users to conveniently access belongings without physical keys. dogandbonecases.com

 

GAMING

IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming Keyboard and Zyxel AC2600 Gaming Router - If you have a true gamer on your holiday gift list this year, you can't go wrong with this gaming keyboard/mouse combo and gaming router. Zyxel's router brings the fastest and most reliable connection for all wireless enabled devices so streaming movies and playing the latest video games are without hassle or interruption. An IOGEAR Kaliber gaming mouse is also available individually or as a keyboard/mouse combo. iogear.com | zyxel.com

 

HEALTH/FITNESS/SPORTS

HYPERICE's HyperSphere Vibrating Massage Ball - My back's never been the same since I started using this massage ball over the summer. It provides localized vibration therapy that increases the range of motion and flexibility. Plus it increases circulation. It's an essential tool for localized soft tissue therapy for the back, hips, glutes, shoulders and feet. Available in two different colors and only $149. hyperice.com/product-4/vibration-technology/hypersphere.html

 

MOCACuff - MOCACARE, a company that specializes in developing cardiovascular monitoring devices has unveiled its latest home heart monitor, an FDA-approved wireless blood pressure cuff worn on the wrist. MOCACuff is a sleek, portable monitor that connects with a dedicated mobile app providing highly intuitive ways for users to view and track their progress. It also gives expertly-curated, personalized health recommendations. mocacare.com

 

Lumo Run - This is the first smart tracker that actually analyzes your running form and offers personalized coaching to help you exceed your goals. Simply clip the Lumo Run sensor onto the back of your running shorts, aligned to your spine before going for a run. You'll get a full analysis of your running form and recommended exercises personalized to you. As a Black Friday special, get an extra $50 OFF Lumo Lift and Lumo Run 2-packs with code HOLIDAY50 (Through Cyber Monday). lumobodytech.com

 

Blast Baseball 360 Swing Analyzer - Every baseball player and softball player wants to hit with more power and consistency. That's a lot easier now with Blast bat sensor technology. The better your swing timing, power, and efficiency, the better you will control where and how far you hit the ball. The Blast Baseball app captures video highlights of your swings, combines them with insightful Blast sensor metrics, helps you analyze your mechanics, and provides drills for improvement. The Blast 360 Swing Analyzer is now on sale at $124.95 (regularly $149.95). blastmotion.com

 

Breathometer Mint - Mint is a digital health device powered by scientific breath analysis technology. It works with your smartphone to detect signs of harmful bacteria which can often be related to larger health concerns like stroke or heart disease. By measuring the organic compounds in your mouth released by various bacteria, Mint enables you to monitor your oral health and the effectiveness of your cleaning routine and diet. breathometer.com

 

Shot Tracker - This is a wearable tech for basketball enthusiasts that tracks, makes misses and attempts. Comprised of three parts, a net sensor, wrist sensor and interactive application, ShotTracker helps players identify weak shooting spots on the court and helps them figure out what they need to do to strengthen those spots. ShotTracker works with the most elite trainers and players create enhanced workouts, virtual camps and challenges that help athletes improve with each and every shot. It's been endoresed by Magic Johnson and former NBA Commissioner David Stern. shottracker.com

 

Baby Quasar Pure Rayz - This beauty device uses technology developed by NASA. The red light stimulates collagen production to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, in addition to clearing up acne. This is 100% safe, effective and FDA-approved. babyquasar.com

 

iBaby AirSense - The world's smallest air monitor & ionic purifier will detect and remove allergens and harmful toxins from your home. This smart ionic purifier with real-time air quality alerts is essential for any home with a baby. It includes a temperature and humidity detector, personal air station and Wi-Fi speaker and music player. There is no filter cleaning or replacement required. ibabylabs.com