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    While Cyber Monday may be technically over, a few retailers have continued running deals on smartphones, tablets, speakers, Chromebooks, and more. Maybe they’ve forgotten to pull their prices back up, plus there are some that are continuing with deals that run into December, but it’s only positive news for you. It means you may still be able to get a last-minute deal on your next gadget. We’ve collected together all the leftover Cyber Monday deals you can buy right now.

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    What once was a single day of sales has exploded like The Thing and absorbed the weekend and Cyber Monday into a four-day, free-for-all for deals, discounts, and doorbusters. If you’re shopping today, you’re cutting it fine but as you can see below you are still able to pick up a variety of products at a significantly lower cost than their normal selling prices. Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday we’ve seen the best Android phone deals to tablet bundles to every speaker and earbud sale you can imagine.


    Best overall

    Samsung Galaxy S22

    There are competing deals between Samsung and Amazon for the “baby” Galaxy S22 — or as I call it, “the only S22 that actually fits in your hand.” Samsung’s taking $75 off and offering up to $400 trade-in, while Amazon is taking up to $200 off the Galaxy S22 (except the Bora Purple, because cute tax) without any sort of trade-in. While the Ultra’s S-Pen tends to steal the limelight, the Galaxy S22 is a reasonable size, features the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and is one of the best phone deals of Cyber Monday.

    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in Silver (40mm)

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    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

    Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 only offers a handful of upgrades over the Galaxy Watch 4, but the bigger battery and more durable Sapphire Crystal Glass will make it worthwhile for many looking for a new smartwatch this Cyber Monday. A guaranteed $75 minimum trade-in value — up to $150 with a recent Galaxy Watch — and a $50 discount mean you can pick up the Watch 5 for anywhere from $80 to $155 so long as you have any smartwatch to trade in any condition.

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    Acer Chromebook Spin 714

    This is not only Acer’s best Chromebook; it’s one of the best Chromebooks you can buy today. For Cyber Monday, it’s back down to its lowest price ever. And if you didn’t pull the trigger on a Chromebook deal yet, this is the one to grab.

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    Google Nest Audio

    Google’s smart speaker is half off if you want one, but being able to grab a stereo pair for $90 is pretty much unbeatable. I pulled the trigger on one of these myself already, and it’s been a wonderful music-serving companion as I crank through the rest of these deals. Also, remember that these come in five colors, so please grab Coral pink or Sky blue, like I did, to spice up your setup more than standard Chalk or Charcoal.

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

    While Amazon’s Fire tablets may be ridiculously cheap, you get what you pay for. So, if you’re after an affordable but worthwhile tablet, grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, specifically the $200 128GB version. It comes with more RAM and a better processor, and it’s still less than the base 32GB model’s starting price. If you have an old Samsung phone or tablet to trade in, you can even drop the price down to $100, which is a way better bang for your buck than a Fire HD 10.

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    Sony WF-1000XM4

    The best earbuds are back down to their best price yet, so if you want to tune out the world and find some solace in your Spotify shuffles, this is the time. I own these buds and use them whenever I leave the house. The ANC is a lifeline and the sound quality is impressive, especially when paired with an LDAC-supported device with Tidal, Amazon Music’s HiFi collection, or Deezer. Just be warned if you have small ears (like me), there may be some discomfort the first few days as your ears adjust to the size of these buds.

    Blink Outdoor

    Blink Outdoor

    Blink cameras are remarkably straightforward and user-friendly, which is the appeal of many of the best smart home devices. They’re also compact, which makes them easy to install and harder for intruders to detect. What’s more, the Blink Outdoor can stand up to all but the most extreme weather (and it still works great indoors). At $220, this 6-pack offer is practically a steal and all you need to get your whole home covered.

    Ring Spotlight Cam Plus

    Ring Spotlight Cam Plus (Battery)

    Most of Ring’s cameras are discounted, but Spotlight Plus is the one to grab. Both the Battery and the Wired versions of the Plus are seeing their first sale ever since being released in October. Color Night Vision lets you see what’s going on even before you (or a motion alert) trigger the brighter spotlights. For its first discount, 30% off is pretty sweet.

    Android smartphones

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

    The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is over $400 off at Samsung and Best Buy, with both offering enhanced trade-ins to sweeten the pot even further. Best Buy is offering up to $900 trade-in, while Samsung is offering up to $1000 for the first trade-in device and up to another $470 on a second device. That’ll get the price down to $100 with the right phone.

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    Google Pixel 7 Pro

    The Pixel 7 Pro remains $150 off at Amazon, but both Best Buy and the Google Store have dropped their deals. The larger of Google’s flagships, the Pixel 7 Pro features a 120Hz curved touchscreen, an improved telephoto lens that the normal Pixel 7 misses out on, and that striking Hazel colorway.

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    Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

    If you still miss your Galaxy Note, you S Pen-obsessed geek, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is what the S Ultra series should’ve been the last four years. While this phone’s normal $1200 price tag can seem like a lot, it’s down to $900 for the next few hours, and both Samsung and Best Buy are offering generous trade-ins.

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    Samsung Galaxy A53

    The Samsung Galaxy A53 is an excellent midrange phone with a great 120Hz display. And it’s on sale for $350, thanks to a $100 Cyber Monday discount.

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    Google’s Pixel 7 may have only been out for a month, but it went down to $500. The Pixel 7 Pro is still $150 off for a price tag of $750, though trade-in deals at the Google Store (and Best Buy, to a lesser degree) have made it easy to grab one for $100 or less with a recent phone. If you were hoping for a dirt-cheap Pixel 6, those seem to have dried up for good outside random flash deals. But you can check out the Pixel 6a, which is down to $300 or free with most trade-ins.

    Samsung has been quite liberal with deals on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy S22 Ultra this year, but this is the first time in a while the “baby” S22 has seen significant incentives, with $100 off plus up to $500 enhanced trade-in at Samsung — and up to $700 trade-in at Best Buy.

    OnePlus has most of its recent phones on sale, from the OnePlus 9 series up to the OnePlus 10T and Nord N20 5G. The Nord N20 is especially nice, as it’s one of the best budget phones around and has seldom seen significant discounts since its launch this summer.

    Tablets & Kindle

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

    The entire Galaxy Tab S8 is discounted right now, but the Tab S8 Ultra’s got the deepest discounts — up to $200 off at Samsung and Best Buy. Samsung’s also offering up to $500 enhanced trade-in for trading in either a phone or a tablet, which can knock it down to $400.

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage packs a powerful octa-core Snapdragon chipset, complemented by quad stereo speakers, a 7,040mAh battery, and a 10.5-inch 1200p display. With a sweet $130 discount, the tablet can be yours for just $200, an excellent deal.

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    While deals on iPads are pretty much a given every Cyber Monday, deals on good Android tablets are much more varied. This year we got a new generation of Galaxy S8 tablets, which means this year’s Samsung tablet sales are poised to be quite diverse. We saw Samsung and Best Buy slash prices on the Galaxy Tab S8 line and the Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) in October sales, but deals on the Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 line have been cropping up, too.

    Lenovo’s tablets are a bit of a mixed bag: the budget-minded models are seeing their average discounts, but if you want a P12 Pro, you’ll likely have to wait. We’ve yet to see any big discounts throughout the sales period — and even if we do, Samsung’s deals would likely undercut it.

    And rounding out the bottom of the budget barrel, Amazon debuted new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets this summer and fall, and the new Fire 7 was down to $40, which was impressive for a tablet that launched in September. Just make sure when looking at Fire tablet deals that you steer clear of any older-gen models. If it doesn’t have USB-C, you shouldn’t be buying it, budget or not.

    Smartwatch & fitness trackers

    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in Silver (40mm)

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    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

    Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 only offers a handful of upgrades over the Galaxy Watch 4, but the bigger battery and more durable Sapphire Crystal Glass will make it worthwhile for many, especially once the Cyber Monday sales are in full swing. Enhanced trade-ins of up to $150 — a guaranteed $75 minimum trade-in value — and a $50 discount mean you can pick up the Watch 5 for anywhere from $80 to $155 so long as you have any smartwatch to trade in any condition.

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    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

    The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a beefier Galaxy Watch 5 with upgrades like a huge battery, a case made of titanium, and exclusive GPS-based workout features for cycling and hiking. It typically starts at $450, but you can get one for $400 right now.

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    Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

    While the Galaxy Watch 5 will undoubtedly see some discounts later this month, the watch to buy today is the Galaxy Watch 4. It has the same processor and almost all the same sensors, and you can get it for $170 at Samsung and Best Buy. However, Amazon’s got them beat with a $140 price tag right now. Given the Watch 4 is a year and a half old and seemingly discontinued, I don’t expect this to last through Cyber Monday, so buy it while it’s still in stock.

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    Fitbit Sense 2

    The Fitbit Sense 2 is a good fitness tracker. It keeps tabs on every health metric you could ask for, it lasts up to a week on a single charge, and it looks nice doing it. While it’s not the lowest price it’s ever seen — there were a few blissful hours when Amazon accidentally dropped it to $80 — $200 is as good as it’s going to get for the next few months.

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    Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

    Sharing most components with the newer Galaxy Watch 5, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is still an excellent smartwatch in 2022. This Cyber Monday deal makes it even more affordable for those who want something that can tell the time and then some: the Watch 4 Classic is way down to $149.

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    The Google Pixel Watch finally had its first discount, but it has now gone back up to full price. The better deals are still definitely Samsung’s, as you can trade in any smartwatch in any condition and get $75 towards a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 alongside the $50 Instant Rebate, bringing it to $155 or less if you have a newer watch from Samsung or Apple. The Galaxy Watch 4 is down to $180 without a trade-in if you lack an old watch to swap. It has the same processor as the Galaxy Watch 5, so it’s just as powerful; it just doesn’t have quite the same battery life and the screen isn’t quite as tough.

    Other watches to keep an eye on will be the Fossil Gen 6 family — which includes the Razer Watch and Skagen Falster Gen 6 — as they’re finally getting the Wear OS 3 update and are now a year old, so deeper discounts are all but guaranteed. Fitbit and Garmin will likely be running deals on most of their fitness trackers and smartwatches, but nothing will beat the few blessed hours when Amazon accidentally sold the new Fitbit Sense 2 for $80.

    Earbuds & audio devices

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    Sony WF-1000XM4

    The best earbuds on the market are back down to their lowest price ever, and if you need the best of both sound quality and ANC, none quite rival the Sony WF-1000XM4s. While their normal price is usually too much for the average consumer to pull the trigger on, $178 makes them a phenomenal value.

    Anker Soundcore Space Q45

    Anker Soundcore Space Q45

    Phenomenal ANC makes the Anker Soundcore Space Q45 a perfect pair of headphones for those who frequently use their headphones in office spaces or air travel. At $100 this Cyber Monday, you’ll be hard-pressed to get ANC this good at this price elsewhere.

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    Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

    Ultimate Ears has stuck to an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality on the Wonderboom series. The Wonderboom 3 still features the same fun design while staying water-resistant, dustproof, and floatable, so you can keep the party going wherever life takes you. There is only one Achilles Heel to this iconic and well-loved speaker: it still uses micro-USB to charge because the company is lazy, cheap, or both.

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    Earbuds get sweet deals all year long, so it’s not really a question of “if” but “when.” Many popular models like the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have already been discounted down to less than $100. Our favorite earbuds around, the Sony WF-1000XM4, are back down to $178, and if you’ve been debating these babies, you better reach your conclusion soon. Once Tuesday, November 29 rolls around, we suspect the XM4s will snap right back to $280 and stay there for the next three-five months.

    Chromebooks

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    Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 (Celeron N4020)

    The Lenovo Flex 3 is a perineal Cyber Monday favorite. You get an 11.6-inch touchscreen, 64GB of internal storage for apps and media, and all-day battery life for rock-bottom prices. It’s not the most powerful Chromebook, but I’ve spent many an afternoon writing and people-watching with it. It’s also durable as heck to try and stand up to your kids. There are two flavors of Flex 3: this is the Intel Celeron-powered version, and it’s back down to $99.

    HP x360 Chromebook 14c

    HP Chromebook x360 14c

    Almost half off one of HP’s most capable 2-in-1 Chromebooks is hard to pass up if you need a new daily driver laptop, as this has plenty of power thanks to its 11th Gen i3 and 8GB of RAM. The 14-inch touchscreen allows for better app interactions and the satisfaction of flicking through emails or social feeds with your fingers rather than the trackpad while you’re curled up on the couch.

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    Acer Chromebook Spin 714

    This is not only Acer’s best Chromebook; it’s one of the best Chromebooks you can buy today. For Cyber Monday, it’s back down to its lowest price ever. And if you didn’t pull the trigger on a Chromebook deal yet, this is the one to grab.

    Split Screening Chrome on the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook

    Chromebook deals were out in force for Cyber Monday, but they’ve died off a little now. The unbeatable $99 Lenovo Flex 3 is the deal you should still consider. Lenovo’s website has been cleaning house on its Chromebooks this fall, but models like Flex 5i, Flex 3, and the Duet line have all seen regular discounts and ample supply at Best Buy and Amazon. Even the ThinkPad C13 and C14 saw some early deals, but the C13 has sold out and the C14 has sold out of its ready-to-ship versions.

    Smart home

    Blink Outdoor

    Blink Outdoor

    Blink cameras are remarkably straightforward and user-friendly, which is the appeal of many of the best smart home devices. They’re also compact, which makes them easy to install and harder for intruders to detect. What’s more, the Blink Outdoor can stand up to all but the most extreme weather (and it still works great indoors). At $220, this 6-pack offer is practically a steal and all you need to get your whole home covered.

    Ring Spotlight Cam Plus

    Ring Spotlight Cam Plus (Battery)

    Most of Ring’s cameras are discounted, but Spotlight Plus is the one to grab. Both the Battery and the Wired versions of the Plus are seeing their first sale ever since being released in October. Color Night Vision lets you see what’s going on even before you (or a motion alert) trigger the brighter spotlights. For its first discount, 30% off is pretty sweet.

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    Google Nest Audio

    Google’s most recent smart speaker is half off for a single speaker, but you can save an extra $10 on top of that when you buy a pair from the Google Store. I took advantage of this deal and bought one in Sky blue for my sunroom office, and it’s been a gem for setting alarms, listening to music, and keeping my spirits up all day.

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    Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen)

    2 Free Philips Hue White Smart Bulbs

    $20 off the Echo Dot with Clock that debuted last month is cool, but do you know what’s really cool? Free Philips Hue bulbs on top of that $20 discount. These are White Philips Hue bulbs rather than White and Color, but they’ll still give you enough of a taste of automating and voice-controlling your lights and hopefully get you to invest and expand your collection the next time these bulbs go on sale. And as someone who has most of their apartment covered in Hue lights, I can say the color ones and their various scenes can be highly addictive.

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    Ring Video Doorbell Wired

    Ring’s 2021 wired doorbell has a sweeter deal than its predecessor and makes it incredibly easy to thwart porch pirates and scare off solicitors — so long as your home already has the wires for it. $40 for package protection and peace of mind is almost too good to pass up.

    Kasa Smart Plug KP200

    Kasa Smart Plug KP200 In-Wall Outlet

    Smart plugs you plug into existing outlets are fine when you’re first dipping your toes in the smart home pool, but long-term, why buy plugs when you can replace the whole outlet for a cleaner, simpler look? TP-Link Kasa makes one of the best, and it’s down to $23 at B and H, but Amazon also offers a $5 coupon to take it down to $18.

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    Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra

    The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is lavishly expensive, but it’s also the most powerful and easiest-to-use robot vacuum we’ve ever tested. If you have a combination of hard flooring and carpet, it can clean it all, and you barely have to touch the robot. A $340 discount for Cyber Monday doesn’t make it affordable by any means, but if you were already thinking about picking one up, now’s a great time.

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    iRobot Roomba i7+ 7550 Robot Vacuum

    The self-emptying Roomba i7+ robot vacuum can “hold up to 60 days of debris” in its base station, requiring less routine upkeep than many other robo-vacs. It also maps your space for more efficient cleaning. It’s been selling for about $800 for most of the year, but it’s down to $500 for Cyber Monday.

    Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit (2nd Gen)

    The Ring Alarm is undeniably one of the best smart alarm systems around. It’s priced fairly and easy to use. It’s also seamless to set up, thanks to clever engineering with pre-paired products and a smart installation method that makes the sensors easy to place wherever you want in just a few minutes. The five-piece kit typically retails for $200, but it’s $130 this Cyber Monday. That’s not as good a discount as we saw last year, but it’s close.

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    From Google’s Nest smart speakers to Philips Hue light bulbs to TP Kasa smart plugs and beyond, just about every smart home device you can imagine saw a Cyber Monday discount — except for the latest Nest Wired Doorbell and Nest Wifi Pro, which came out last month. Many of these deals are still live, so take a look through our latest picks for what is leftover.

    Of course, if there’s only one smart home deal you take advantage of — and you’re a Google Assistant household rather than Alexa — make it Google Store’s 2 Nest Audio for $90; it’s just too good to pass up, though $50 for one is still a great deal if you don’t need a stereo pair.

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