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Black Friday 2018: Best home tech deals to watch for

(Source: curbed.com)

The biggest shopping holiday of the year, Black Friday, is a little over a week away. This is no doubt one of the best times to snag some smart home tech, either as a gift or to add to your own lineup.

You can expect deals on smart home hubs and speakers—the most popular being Google Home and Amazon Echo. Plenty of smart thermostats, security cameras, and doorbells will also be discounted.

We’ll be updating this post throughout Black Friday weekend with all things smart home, so be sure to check back. Want more deals for the home? Head over to our ongoing roundup of the best Black Friday sales on furniture, bedding, and more.

Note: All of the deals below start on November 22 unless otherwise noted.

Amazon Echo deals

  • Echo: Amazon’s flagship smart home device will be on sale for $69 (usually $99).
  • Echo Dot: The smaller Echo model will be on sale for $24 (usually $49.99).
  • Echo Plus: Amazon’s more powerful smart speaker will be on sale for $109.99 (usually $149.99).
  • Echo Spot: The Echo with a small screen will be on sale for $89.99 (usually $129.99).
  • Echo Show: A larger screen model will be on sale for $179.99 (usually $229.99).

Google Home deals

  • Google Home Hub: Google’s smart home hub will be on sale for $99.99 at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Jet (usually $149).
  • Google Home Mini: The smaller Google Home model will be on sale for $25 at Best Buy, Target and Jet (usually $49).
  • Mini + Chromecast: A bundle that throws in Google’s TV streaming device will be on sale at Walmart for $45 (usually $74) starting 11/21.
  • Mini + GE Smart Bulb: Get a GE Smart Bulb with the Google Home Mini at Lowe’s for $25 (usually $55).

Nest deals

Ecobee deals

  • Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat: Ecobee’s Alexa-enabled thermostat with an in-room sensor is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $199 (usually $249).
  • Ecobee Lite Smart Thermostat: The earlier generation thermostat is on sale at Amazon for $147 (usually $169).
  • Ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch: Ecobee’s app-enabled light switch is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $79 (usually $99).

Other home tech deals

  • Linksys Velop Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System: This three-pack for improving WiFi speed and range in your home will be on sale at Jet for $199 (usually $349).
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro: This Wifi-connected camera doorbell will be on sale at Home Depot for $212 (usually $249.99).
  • Ring Floodlight Camera Kit: A security camera and floodlight kit will be on sale at at Lowe’s for $199 (usually $249).
  • Sonos One Speaker: The Alexa-enabled smart speaker will be on sale at Best Buy for $174.99 (usually $199.99).

More Info: curbed.com

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