9 Items That Should Be Your #1 Black Friday Buy!
Or just buy them all...
Vizio 4k UHD TV
TV's are expensive, especially the new 4k Ultra-HD variants that have been coming out in the last couple of years. Thankfully, Vizio's bargain-priced TV's are here for us to enjoy the glory of 4k. Vizio is the only TV brand right now that is pumping out quality TVs at an insanely low price. These 4k sets aren't quite as top-notch as their Samsung or LG counterparts, but it gets pretty freakin' close. That's not a bad deal at all, considering the price point of Vizio's 4k UHD sets. Right now, their cheapest 4k TV is as low as $450. That's a STEAL!
Xbox One S
Microsoft's mid-generation video game console update might just clinch them the console wars this time around. The Xbox One S is everything that's great about the Xbox, only way, way better. Let's get the obvious out of the way: The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than its predecessor. For sporting better graphics, processing, and output resolution, that's no small thing. On top of that, it supports 4k native gaming revolution as well as High Dynamic Range color gamut. That's right, all those new fancy TV features are now compatible with your new Xbox One S, and with a $249 price tag this Black Friday, who could say no?
With Google Home, your countertop just got a whole lot smarter. There are a lot of smart-home devices out there right now, but so far, none can compare to Google's own. You can do so much with this device, and just by asking it. It is essentially a virtual personal assistant that can feed you any information you want it to. You can even go shopping, just by talking. Google Home will even become a better assistant over time by learning about you, what kind of requests you make, and when you make them. You can even connect your smart home devices to command your entire house with your voice! Go buy it, it's waiting.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones
In need of a new pair of headphones? Put those $300 Beats away and put Audio-Technica's ATH-M50x headphones in your cart. These headphones are an industry-standard in the recording business, used for everything from recording, monitoring, mixing, mastering. The pros use these headphones to sculpt your favorite albums; oh, and they're half the price of those bass-heavy Beats. These headphones give you a clear sound with great frequency response. The quality of these headphones can't be ignored, especially for the price!
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
The newest iteration of the iconic Sid Meier's Civilization series is perhaps the best yet. With this game in your cart, you'll be sure to lose countless hours of your life in the near future. There are so many new features and nuances to Civilization VI, it takes some time to get a grasp of just how much has changed, which isn't a bad thing for the standard $60 price tag. Cities have finally been unstacked, and you can now build your city out in far more customizable ways which in turn changes the way you interact and conflict other civilizations. Do yourself a favor; pick up this game.
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft's new Surface Book sends a clear message: It has to be in my house. This snappy little laptop is a serious contender to the dominance of the MacBook.This laptop seriously has the best of both worlds. Imagine an iPad Pro combined with a MacBook Pro and you'd pretty much be there. The Surface Book has a detachable screen that also comes with a stylus which allows you all the functionality of a tablet, but once you click it back into the bottom, the power and familiarity of a laptop. 1-Click Ordering is dangerous with these on the market.
Apple iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Coming in at number three is the Apple iPhone 7 & 7 Plus. With the latest iteration of the most popular smartphone in the world, Apple has another huge hit, which means it's a must-have. This year, Apple has done away with the now-fabled headphone jack. A piece of hardware introduced in the late 1800s, it's enjoyed quite the lifetime. Well that's over. In fact, it's not a terrible thing at all, those Lightening Headphones sound AMAZING thanks to the higher fidelity of a digital connector. But, that's not the only reason to pick this up this Friday; the 7 has a 14% bigger battery than its predecessor, and is the first iPhone to have stereo sound. All this on top of one of the best cameras in the market. Oh, and it doesn't explode.
Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft made some serious headlines late last month with the debut of the Surface Studio. This monster will give the iMac a run for its money. The Surface Studio is a 28-inch all-in-one touchscreen desktop PC. It's specs are impressive, and the bezel and design of the stand allow it to be both a developer's and graphic artist's dream. It also comes with a new input form called the Surface Dial which has a surprising amount of functionality with the PC. Apple better get its desktop game in order, because the once-behemoth is now facing stiff competition with this monster on the market.
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Your Number One Black Friday Pick should definitely be the brand new Macbook that just came out late last month. And there's one big reason it's at the top of this list: the TouchBar.Apple has a firm "no touchscreen" policy on their Macs. They just don't think it translates well. However, their answer to the now stable touchscreen trend in PC manufacturers is the brand new TouchBar. Where the function keys are, there is now an OLED touch screen that reveals curated controls for whichever app is currently open. Oh, and it has Touch ID in the right hand corner. Keyboards have had those function keys for decades; they're useful, but not overtly. Apple firmly reinvented the Keyboard by adding new way to interact with your keyboard.
Don't like this list? Edit it and make your own list!
Don't like this list? Edit it and make your own list! We will pubish it on our site! You can share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc