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59 Walmart Black Friday Deals (2023): TVs, Soundbars

Walmart must be feeling nostalgic for the days when zombie-apocalypse-level hordes would await the opening of the doors on Black Friday. So fill up your digital shopping cart with these Walmart Black Friday deals. More deals are constantly being added, but even this first batch has some of our favorite gear on sale from Walmart. Also, be sure to check out our main Black Friday Deals post.

Speaking of our favorite stuff, be sure to check out our full guides to the Best TVs, Best Gear for Tiny Kitchens, Best Smartwatches, and Best Air Purifiers.

WIRED tests products year-round and handpicked these deals based on the actual discounts, not just the discounts retailers claim to offer. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide through November.

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Dyson V12 Detect Slim

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As a mid-level model in Dyson’s lineup, the V12 Detect Slim (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a few bells and whistles, such as an LCD screen that allows you to select one of three power levels and see remaining battery level and filter and blockage information, among other things. Like all of Dyson’s stick vacuums, it’s lightweight and easy to maneuver around tight homes. Not having to mess with cords is a blessing for compact spaces, and being able to convert it from a floor vac to a hand vac keeps you from having to find room to store two vacuums. It also has a removable battery.

This is our favorite cordless vacuum. Aside from reliable suction power, even on corrugated surfaces, it also stands on its own—a feature you’d think more cordless vacuums would have, but it’s surprisingly rare. The Extreme Max converts to a hand vac in a few moments and comes with three attachments. Read more about it in our dedicated buying guide.

The motor isn’t quite as powerful as the more expensive Artisan model—300 watts versus 325 watts—but this mixer is powerful enough for all but the thickest, stickiest of doughs. The head tilts back so you can add and remove attachments and remove the mixing bowl, which is easier than with the Professional’s non-tilt head. KitchenAid stand mixers have a reputation for being durable, so while it is an initial investment, you can expect it to last for many years.

One of my favorite pieces of cookware, the enameled Dutch oven does away with bare cast iron’s needy tendencies. You can scrub away at the interior and exterior of this Lodge with all the dish soap you like and never have to wipe it down with vegetable oil to keep it from rusting overnight. The nonstick, nonreactive surface is perfect for slow-cooking stews, oysters, and practically anything else on the stovetop for long periods. I’ve found that the exterior enamel isn’t as durable as much more expensive competitors’ Dutch ovens, but as long as it doesn’t chip on the interior, outside damage is purely aesthetic.

Dyson is a master of wedging function into beautiful form. When we tested the Pure Hot + Cool, we were struck by how well it integrates a fan, electric heater, and air purifier into one. It’s capable of filtering out 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 microns in size, and its built-in air quality monitor displays indoor VOC and particulate levels on a bright, easy-to-read display on the front of the unit.

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This is a match of the lowest price we tend to see for this little green machine. It made our list of the Best Carpet Cleaners and the Best Viral TikTok Gadgets. It’s great for cleaning furniture, stairs, and vehicles.

Low on caffeine—and counter space? The K-Express is a mere 6.5 inches wide and 12 inches deep, yet its 36-fluid-ounce, removable reservoir holds enough water to make a round of coffee for you and your friends without having to constantly refill it. Just do the planet a solid and make sure to use Keurig Reusable Pods to cut down on single-use plastic waste.

A good budget espresso machine is a rare find, but this one is our favorite. You’ll get a solid portafilter, a reliable steam pump, and a steaming wand in a pretty compact body. Unlike other cheap machines we tried, the Stilosa didn’t show signs of slowing down. I (Medea) was gifted this after I got married and it’s easy to use whether I want to brew espresso or just stream milk for my coffee, and it takes up very little room on our counter.

Samsung QN900C

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It’s not often that a newly released TV goes on sale. When we called the QN900C (8/10, WIRED Recommends) “among the prettiest you can buy,” we gushed over the “brilliantly clear and detailed video,” rich color shading, deep blacks, and butter-smooth motion processing. It’s able to display up to 8K resolution, so your only issue (aside from the price) may be finding enough 8K content to show on it.

“Absolutely loaded with detail.” That’s how senior reviews editor Parker Hall described the picture quality of the C3, with vivid, high-contrast images playing out across the 4K display. Stunningly fast response times of 9.2 milliseconds and support for every current-generation console feature, by way of its four HDMI sockets, justified our crowning the C3 the Best TV for Gamers. It’s been slowly sinking down in price over the last few years, but this deal is still alright.

We call this our best TV for gamers for a reason: It has a lightning-fast response time of 9.2 milliseconds, and it has four HDMI 2.1 ports to connect your PC, Xbox, Playstation, and Switch. Outside of gaming, it works fantastically well as a TV, with perfect black levels, a great center mount that helps you place it on existing TV stands.

Extra large OLED TV’s typically come with extra large price tags. This LG model is one of the rare deals that lets you have both top-tier image quality and a massive display at a reasonable cost. Perfect black levels and gorgeous HDR make this one of the best TVs for larger rooms, especially if you like darker movies and shows.

We’ve always like Samsung’s Frame models because they hide in plain sight. When you’re not using them, the TV transforms into one of a myriad of famous art pieces, virtually disappearing into the decor. This is an especially large one, but it’s perfect for a fancy living room where you don’t want the TV to always be the center of attention.

At its full retail price, the XR A90J faces stiff competition from the likes of LG and Samsung, but at this shockingly discounted price, you’re arguably getting the best deal in premium-yet-affordable TVs, at least for the next few days while it’s on sale. It features Sony’s 4K upscaling to make HD shows and films appear as if they’re in 4K resolution, and the built-in Google TV provides a way for you to stream channels without futzing around with external streaming sticks or boxes.

Bose’s Smart Soundbar 600 is a Mighty Mouse Dolby Atmos soundbar that offers clear and expansive sound from a strikingly small frame. Unlike a lot of soundbars at this price, Bose’s model includes real upfiring drivers for immersive overhead effects, alongside good musicality, relatively punchy bass, and great network streaming features in a sleek and compact design.

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This versatile multi-piece soundbar system from JBL (8/10 Wired Recommends) not only offers some of the best Dolby Atmos immersion you can buy but it’s also got a cool trick: fully wireless surround sound speakers. You can set them up behind you or even use them as Bluetooth speakers, then connect back to the main bar for charging and playback.

Polk’s Audio Signa 4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) was already one of the most affordable Dolby Atmos soundbars of its kind, offering true upfiring drivers, a wireless subwoofer for beefy bass, and generally pleasing performance. It’s all the tougher to pass up at this price, perfect for those seeking a no-nonsense system that easily upgrades your sound in a simple package.

Samsung’s HW-Q800C offers a lot from a two-piece system. Its mix of upfiring Dolby Atmos speakers and side-firing drivers provides an engaging cinematic experience while its wireless subwoofer adds a hefty punch to effects and streaming music that many competitors can’t match.

Klipsch has a talent for crafting soundbars that put the sound first, often without a lot of frills, and the Cinema 600 is an excellent example. Built from a speaker-like MDF cabinet and paired with a massive 10-inch subwoofer driver, this system has a penchant for clear and powerful sound that’s as good for music as it is for cinematic punch.

Sony’s HT-A5000 is a pricey proposition at full cost, but it’s a killer deal at this price thanks to engulfing surround sound expansion and just about all the features you can pack into a bar this size. Extras include next-gen HDMI with VRR support for PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles, multiple ways to stream over Wi-Fi, support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, hi-res audio, and more.

Believe it or not, this is the lowest price we’ve seen on this luxury Sennheiser model that’s as much trapeze artist as soundbar thanks to its high-flying virtual surround sound and Dolby Atmos tricks. It’s a hefty unit and doesn’t include a separate subwoofer, but still manages to serve up punchy grooves, sweet and smooth musicality, and great convenience features like Wi-Fi streaming and an analog input at a price that’s finally swung below the stratosphere.

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The Arc (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite soundbar for big home theaters. It comes equipped with three tweeters and eight mid-woofers to deliver deep bass, along with full Dolby Atmos support that can bounce sound off walls and ceilings in a way that mimics a surround sound setup. It has a tasteful and understated design too, so it won’t get in the way of your interior aesthetic. This soundbar was on sale for the same price during Black Friday last year, but it’s the lowest we’ve tracked.

The Beam (Gen 2) packs a ton of upgrades from its predecessor including a slight redesign (Sonos swapped the fabric cover on the front with a polycarbonate grille), enhanced sound with support for Dolby Atmos (with compatible TVs and streaming apps), a faster processor, and an HDMI eARC port for higher-definition audio. It packs support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2 as well. For surround sound, you can also pair it with a Sonos Sub (an expensive subwoofer) and two other Sonos speakers.

Fitbit Versa 4

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We make no bones about it. The Versa 4 is the best Fitbit available, as we say in our guide to the Best Fitbits. The claimed six-day battery life impressed us, but what really impressed us was that real-world testing actually lived up to the claim—if you don’t leave the display on the entire time. A vibrant, 1.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen is easy and snappy to use, and the old third-party apps have been replaced by Google apps, such as Maps. Built-in Google Assistant joins Amazon’s Alexa, and GPS and Fitbit’s latest PurePulse heart-rate sensor round out the rich features list.

The Series 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) isn’t enough of a leap forward to justify replacing your Apple Watch Series 8 (or even your Series 7), but if you’re buying into the Apple Watch ecosystem for the first time or replacing your even-older smartwatch, you’ll find a host of spiffy, new features, such as daylight tracking and haptic gesture control. And of course, if you’re an iPhone user, the Watch pairs quickly and easily, making setup almost a complete non-issue.

Do we even have to introduce the often-imitated Aviators? The classic teardrop lenses have been wowing folks for nearly a hundred years to the extent that they define the style of “Aviators,” and so you may as well buy the real deal. Ray Ban Aviators are often on sale, but we haven’t seen them this cheap. Unlike with cheaper brands, I’ve yet to have the tinting flake off a pair of Ray Ban lenses, and the optical quality is spot-on.

The Powerbeats Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) came out in 2019, but these are still our top recommendation for earbuds with the most secure fit—making them an excellent option for the most intensive workouts. With an IPX4 water-resistance rating, they’ll also stay protected from sweat. They have excellent sound quality and offer an impressive nine hours of battery life (with an extra 18 hours in the case). It’s worth noting that many of the features won’t work with an Android phone, but the core functions will.

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We thought the Beats Studio Pro headphones (7/10, WIRED Review) were good, not great, but that was before they dropped to less than half their normal price. These headphones have excellent noise cancelling, solid sound quality, and a USB-C plug for high-resolution audio. They pair easily with Apple and Android devices, and even have head tracking for spatial audio.

Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have been a stalwart pair of wireless headphones for years now, and there’s no secret to their success. Offering excellent noise canceling, warm and detailed sound, and a ton of modern features in a comfy design, they’re among the best travel headphones you can buy.

As Sony’s priciest wireless headphones, the WH-1000XM5 had a lot to live up to following the remarkably popular WH-1000XM4. Luckily they deliver the goods with upgraded noise canceling, a posh new design, and a more refined sound signature that adds up to a great package – especially on sale.

Bose’s aptly named QuietComfort Ultra (9/10, WIRED Recommends) arrived in October with only one notable problem: they’re very pricey. Luckily they’ve already gotten a discount, which makes it easier to land their class-leading noise canceling, great sound, and luxuriously comfy design that’s loaded with modern features.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds2 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorite wireless earbuds, particularly for Android users. They work best with Samsung phones, but they pair easily with any Android phone. They have solid noise cancelling, up to 7.5 hours of battery life, and a wireless charging case to keep them topped off.

Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra improve on the brand’s top earbuds with a minor boost in noise canceling and new spatial audio skills, designed to expand the sound for everything you play. These buds were just released late this year and this is the first solid discount we’ve seen.

Sony’s WF-1000XM5 (7/10, WIRED Review) source multiple generations of great sound, top features, and excellent noise canceling, all wrapped into their most compact presentation yet. They’re not cheap, so this discount is key if you’re looking to be an earlier adopter of Sony’s latest flagship buds.

The only issues we had with Sennheiser’s HD 660S2 (7/10, WIRED Review) bass-enriched audiophile beauties were their high price and stiff clamping force. At this price, we can live with a tighter fit, especially since the payoff is gloriously clear and richly detailed sound.

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JBL’s Endurance Peak 3 are that rare pair of earbuds you can feel comfortable wearing at the gym, on the trail, or even in the hot tub thanks to their hearty water resistance and sport-ready fit. They’re light on extras like noise canceling but at this price they’re a great investment as your go-to workout companions.

Sony’s working-class noise cancelers offer solid performance. clear sound, and impressive battery life at a much more reasonable price than the brand’s top offerings. With this sale, they offer some of the best value in their class from one of the top names in the business.

Sennheiser’s top noise-canceling headphones got a redesign in the Momentum 4 that includes a new look, massive battery life, and some solid feature upgrades. Noise-canceling is capped at good rather than great, but their class-leading sound makes up for it, especially at this significant price drop.

Soundcore’s Life Q30 are already impressive at full price thanks to noise canceling that punches well above its class, so this deal makes them something of a steal. They add to the package with accessible and adjustable sound quality, good features, and great battery life.

The Logitech G Fits are a gaming version of Ultimate Ears’ Fits, providing a uniquely customizable earpiece that molds to your ears for supreme comfort and stability. The Logitech model is specifically optimized for gaming with Logitech’s “Lightspeed” connection for PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices over USB-A or USB-C to create a lag-free gaming experience. They’ve also got a traditional Bluetooth connection for versatility across multiple devices.

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The Technics EAH-AZ80 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorite top-shelf earbuds thanks to their fantastic sound alongside great features and noise canceling, and their ability to connect to up to three devices at once. This is one of the few sales we’ve seen all year, which makes their very high asking price a lot more palatable.

The Ultrahuman Ring Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fitness and sleep tracking ring that doesn’t require a subscription. Made from titanium, it comes in a few different colors, and tracks your movements through the day and night to give you a huge data dump in the companion app. The fitness tracking is flaky and the black version scuffs easily, but the battery life is quite good (four days).

This tiny bundle of sensors can track your activity and sleep through the day and night. There’s no screen, but it offloads data to the companion app, which tries to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and boost your fitness levels. The Whoop 4 was named the most wearable tracker in our Best Fitness Trackers guide, and is one of our picks of the Best Sleep Trackers. The subscription is pricey at $30/month, but you get a year included with this deal.

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The Nintendo Switch OLED (8/10, WIRED Recommends) typically sells for $349, but this bundle includes a digital download of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership. Those extras usually cost $60 and $10, respectively, so it’s like you’re getting $70 worth of bonuses for free.

Aura makes the best digital picture frames. Photos look great, without being too bright and obvious—you want a digital frame to look like decor, not a smart display. Aura has a few options, and they’re discounted regularly. If you like the mat look, get this one. I prefer the standard Carver which is also discounted to $139 ($10 off). Aura’s newest frame, the 15-inch Walden is $249 ($50 off).

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The ninth-generation iPad (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best iPad for most people in our Best iPad guide. It’s affordable (even without this discount) and packs a bunch of great features, including a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for Center Stage (which keeps you in the frame during video calls), 64 GB of storage on the base model, a True Tone display that adjusts the color temperature to match the ambient lighting in your environment, and a physical Touch ID-enabled home button. And since it’s the same shape and size as its predecessors, all current accessories will work—like the first-generation Apple Pencil and Apple’s Smart Keyboard.

The Apple Pencil is one of the most useful tools you can add to the iPad. You’ll want to make sure your iPad supports the second-generation model (see our iPad Accessories guide), but it’s excellent for drawing and for navigating iPadOS, which has handwriting support in various search fields so you don’t need to switch to the keyboard to type.

The first-gen Apple Pencil has been around for a while now, but it still functions well. It packs features like pressure sensitivity (the lines get thicker as you press down harder on the screen), tilt sensitivity (for shading), and handwriting support within search fields and apps (like Notes). It’s compatible with the iPad (6th gen and later), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Mini (5th gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd gen), iPad Pro 10.5-inch, and iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It dips to this price often (at Target, it’s hit as low as $65), but we still think it’s a good deal. It’s worth noting, however, that you should only purchase this generation if your iPad isn’t compatible with the second-generation Apple Pencil, which is only $10 more right now.

Nearly any monitor can be rotated to be a vertical monitor, and we love them for a work from home setup. But the LG DualUp is made to be vertical and comes with a wider aspect ratio (16:18) to accommodate its upright lifestyle. You’ll see less content cut off, and it isn’t as narrow on your eyes. It also has great color, has multiple display options, and comes with an arm mount that’s easy to set up. This price is a little lower than what it usually drops to, so it’s a great time to grab this pricey monitor.

Sonos sub speaker gen 3Photograph: Sonos

We recommend the Sonos Sub (Gen 3) if your giftee wants to upgrade their bass. The third-gen model packs better processing power and more memory. It’s also meant to be paired with Sonos’ non-portable options—like soundbars, speakers, and amplifiers (it won’t pair with the Move, Roam, Port, or Connect). It’s expensive, but top-notch. This is also the lowest price we’ve tracked, so far.

The Amp is a great option for those looking for an amplifier to power their turntable, TV, outdoor speakers, and more at higher volumes. The front control panel is touch-sensitive, so you can either tap or swipe for things like pausing music and adjusting the volume. The Amp also connects via the Sonos app and comes with support for AirPlay 2. It doesn’t come with built-in mics, but you’ll have voice control if you pair it with another Sonos voice-enabled speaker like the Sonos One or Sonos Move.

While the Amp powers speakers, the Port streams to an amp that then sends a signal to the speakers. Unlike the Amp, it doesn’t come with a control panel, but you can use the Sonos app to adjust treble, bass, and volume. It also has support for AirPlay 2. As with the Amp, you can also pair it with other Sonos speakers for voice control.

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This is a price match of the discounts we’ve seen on other shopping holidays. Every retailer has a slightly varying price, but since variations are within a dollar, just go with whatever store is your favorite. It’s still a good deal on an excellent controller, and the price extends to several different color options. Our favorite part about the DualSense controller is the way the haptic feedback works. Rather than random rumbles, you’ll feel directional and immersive feedback—almost like surround sound, but in a controller. Read more about it in our guide to the Best PlayStation 5 Accessories.

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The smartest indoor security camera you can get, Google’s Nest Cam (Wired) blends in easily and accurately detects people, animals, and vehicles. It boasts HDR and a high frame rate to make the most of the 1080p footage. Sadly, you only get three hours of history unless you subscribe to Nest Aware starting from a pricey $6 per month, though it does also include familiar face recognition.

Capable of recording crisp footage at up to 4K with 16 GB of local storage on a connected home base (expandable to 16 TB), the EufyCam 3 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a smart security camera system. Integrated solar panels top up the battery and onboard AI can detect people, pets, vehicles, and even learn to recognize faces. It’s a pricey system, you have to connect the hub to your router, and the AI doesn’t always get it right. The three and four camera kits are also on sale. We stopped recommending Eufy cameras after a couple of security incidents but started testing again recently after the company took steps to improve.

These modular smart lighting bars can be installed on your wall and arranged into whatever design you want (just make sure you prep and plan properly). The Nanoleaf Lines (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are great for subtle ambient light, but they can also sync to music or even mirror your screen to add immersion to gaming. This is the cheapest we have seen the starter kit.

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These clever panels top our smart lighting panels guide and are a fun way to add ambient lighting to any room. Each hexagon is an individual light, and you can connect them in whatever pattern you want. The app lets you control the color scheme, set it to react to music, or set schedules. Just make sure you prep and use a level to put them on the wall straight!

We’re not sure if smart displays will be around forever, but if you want one, Google makes some of the best. This 2nd-gen Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t have a camera, so you have some privacy peace of mind. It’s compact, with a 7-inch screen, which makes it ideal for your bedside table. It has sleep-sensing tech to track your sleep quality.

If you want an elegant mesh system to bring Wi-Fi to every nook and cranny of your home, the Google Nest Wi-Fi Pro (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite mesh systems. Easy to set and forget, it employs the 6-GHz band for backhaul. Each unit covers 2,200 square feet and can connect up to 100 devices. Sadly, they are not backward compatible with older Nest routers.

A solid Wi-Fi 6 mesh system from TP-Link, the Deco X20 appears in our Best Mesh Routers guide as the budget pick. It is a dual-band (2.4-GHz and 5-GHz) system with parental controls and basic security, and performs dependably well. It is frequently discounted, and usually hovers between $160 and $180, but we have only seen it this low before for Lightning deals.

With an impressive feature list, this versatile camera will appear in our Best Outdoor Security Cameras in the next update. It offers up to 3K resolution, a second telephoto lens to zoom in, 360-degree pan and 70-degree tilt, and comes with a solar panel and 8 GB of onboard storage. The limited frame rate and flaky AI detract slightly, but it’s a decent option for the backyard. We stopped recommending Eufy cameras after a couple of security incidents, but started testing again recently after the company took steps to improve.

Updated November 24: We’ve added dozens of new deals on soundbars, headphones, vacuums, tech accessories, and more.

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