Editor’s picks: Best gadgets to buy on Black Friday 2018

Alex Kidman 23 November 2018 NEWS

Tech is expensive, but you shouldn't ever have to pay full price. These are the gadgets you should be looking at this Black Friday.

Black Friday is a huge day for mammoth technology deals. To help you enjoy the biggest savings, we've looked through the best tech sales and the best deals under $100. But with stores like Amazon, Catch and eBay stocking thousands of items, which particular items deserve your attention?

If you're wondering exactly what to buy this Black Friday, we've put together the ultimate wrap-up of deluxe tech. Not only are these some of the best gadgets available right now, but we've also found the stores offering them at awesome discounts. Keep reading for our handpicked best buys in tech this Black Friday. Or check out a comprehensive list of Black Friday sales.

1. Apple iPad 2018

Where to buy: eBay

Discount: 20% select items on eBay

Apple's iPads are the best overall consumer-grade tablet devices you can buy, thanks to Apple's careful attention to how its iOS system scales up for screens larger than the average mobile. The 2018 release of what it now just calls the "Apple iPad" provides plenty of power for all kinds of fun activities, whether you fancy a Netflix binge, serious gaming session or just want to dive into the latest eBook.


2. Bose QC35 II Quiet Comfort

Where to buy: eBay

Discount: 20% select items on eBay

Ask any frequent flyer about their choice of noise cancelling cans, and the odds are very good that Bose is the brand they'll name. The Bose QC35s provide superior noise cancellation, keeping you in the loop with your music, video or mobile game, along with a compact size that makes them easy to take with you wherever you travel.


3. Apple iPhone XS Max

Where to buy: eBay

Discount: 20% select items on eBay

Apple's latest premium iPhone line is topped by the Apple iPhone XS Max, a seriously large phone with the incredible power of Apple's own A12 Fusion processor providing superior processing power for any app you'd care to name, whether your passion is for endless instagramming or mobile games. If it's long past the time you upgraded your phone and you want the best Apple can make, the iPhone XS Max is it.


4. Lenovo Legion C530 Gaming PC

Where to buy: Lenovo

Discount: 50% off selected PCs at Lenovo

When it comes to gaming PCs, you really want two things. Firstly, immense graphics power to really bring you into the game, and secondly, a seriously cool looking rig to show off with at all times. Lenovo brings both of those factors together with the seriously portable but ostentatious Legion line of cubed gaming PCs.


5. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING OC

Where to buy: Newegg

Discount: 3 days of deals + free shipping

NVIDIA is the brand in gaming cards, and its newest GeForce RTX 2080 hits the market at a sweet price point; not quite the over-the-top RTX 2080 Ti price point, but with more power and features than the baseline RTX 2070 line. Your GPU really is the heart of your gaming PC, so why not splurge on a new card and save at the same time?


6. GoPro Hero 5 Session

Where to buy: Amazon

Discount: Save $93

GoPro is the name in action cameras, and not without reason. The GoPro Hero 5 Session combines 4K video with seamless transfer of your files to your phone, where they're automatically cut into an edited file for you -- no fuss required. Where you take the Go Pro Hero 5 is your choice, with its small size making it perfect for capturing any kind of on-the-go action.


7. Razer Blade Pro RZ09

Where to buy: Amazon

Discount: Receive $180 of free software when you buy

If you want to game on the go, Razer's Blade Pro has a lot going for it, not least the inclusion of a 6GB NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU to power your gaming binges. Razer's style is distinctive and serious, and it builds its laptops to last, so an investment in the Razer Blade Pro should keep you happily gaming for many years to come.


8. PS4 Pro

Where to buy: Amazon

Discount: Save $70

Sony's PlayStation 4 got a serious boost of steroids when it released the PlayStation 4 Pro, a 4K capable gaming console with the huge benefits of the existing PS4 library. So even if you've got a PS4, there's a smart case to be made to upgrade to the PS4 Pro to make its great games even better.


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