Black Friday 2016: The top UK deals in tech

[Updated] Black Friday 2016 is full of great deals and discounts on technology, from laptops to smartphones and IoT gadgets. Here are some of our top picks.

Topic: Mobility
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Packed Pixels

If you're low on space, traveling or do not have the budget for a full set of monitors in your office, an unusual and interesting solution, which happens to be on sale in Black Friday 2016, is Packed Pixels. The device, a retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels -- also available as a pair -- connects up to your laptop to offer you the extra screen space you need.

This Black Friday, one mount and display set, usually priced at £149, can be purchased for a 25 percent discount with the code BlackFriday16.

Via: Packed Pixels

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Amazon's Fire TV stick is a handy dongle if you subscribe to Amazon Prime. If you want to stream content from Amazon with the minimum of fuss, you plug the dongle into the back of your TV before controlling your content with the included Fire TV remote.

Originally retailing at £34.99, you can pick up an Amazon Fire TV stick on Black Friday for £24.99.

Via: Amazon

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Apple Store deals

Apple has returned to Black Friday in 2016 with an offer of gift cards worth up to £120 when you buy specific Apple devices.

Via: Apple

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

This Black Friday, Microsoft is offering the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with 128GB storage, 4GB RAM and an Intel Core m3 processor for £599. The tablet can be set up as a portable desktop with the Surface Dock, a keyboard, and additional accessories, and has become a popular alternative to Apple's iPad range.

Via: Microsoft

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Amazon Echo, Echo Dot

For Black Friday, Amazon is offering a discount on the Echo, a voice-controlled assistant which can be used to control your smart home gadgets, order goods online and ask questions which are answered through Internet services. Through an increasing number of partnerships, the Echo is also able to perform functions such as book an Uber ride for you -- as well as act as a standard home speaker.

Today, Amazon is offering the Echo for £119.99, reduced from the standard price of £149.99. The Echo's mini version, the Echo Dot, is also available for £39.99 instead of the usual £49.99 retail price.

Via: Amazon

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

If you're looking to upgrade your Kindle to Amazon's Paperwhite model, the e-reader, equipped with a high-resolution 300 ppi display and e-ink technology that allows you to read your novels without the common glare of standard tablets, is on sale. The 6-inch, lightweight e-reader also includes a backlight for reading in poor lighting conditions.

Amazon is offering a hefty discount on Black Friday this year with a price cut from £109.99 to £79.99.

Via: Amazon

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The Moto G4 smartphone family

If you're in the market for a decent, mid-range smartphone, Motorola is slashing the price of the Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play this Black Friday. The savings are below and include free shipping.

  1. The Moto G4 Plus (was £229.00) is now £209, with a free back cover
  2. The Moto G4 (was £169.00) is now £159 with a free back cover
  3. The Moto G4 Play (was £129.00) is now £119.98.

Via: Motorola

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Misfit Ray

The Misfit Ray is a health tracker which monitors steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, activity tagging and how well you are sleeping. Worn as a bracelet or necklace, the Misfit Ray comes in a variety of colors and can pair up with your device to send text and call notifications, alarms, and reminders.

This Black Friday, Misfit is offering the Ray for a discounted price of £56 instead of the standard retail price of £79.99.

Via: Misfit

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Roku streaming stick

If you have a wall-mounted television, the Roku streaming set might be a more convenient option than the set-top box.

While lacking voice features, the stick is also a cheaper option which still includes all other Roku streaming and app functions, such as access to over 2,500 free channels and streaming from sources including YouTube and Netflix.

The Roku streaming stick is available for £29.99, a discount of £10 off the usual list price.

Via: Roku

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Google Chromecast

Currys is offering the Google Chromecast, a content streaming device, for only £18 -- a discount of £12 -- this holiday season.

Via: Currys

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Deals on the full Apple range

This Black Friday, retailer KRCS Group is offering discounts on the full Apple range via both high street stores and online. While devices on offer such as the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV are not heavily discounted, the possibility of saving some cash before Christmas makes it worth it to check out these deals.

In total, the Apple iPhone has a discount of 4 percent, the iPad mini has 6 percent off, the Apple Watch is discounted by 6 percent and the iPad range can be snapped up for a discount of 8 percent.

In addition, KRCS is offering 10 percent off the Apple TV, 12 percent of the Mac and 14 percent off Apple Beats audio products.


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Sennheiser headphones

Over at Amazon, you can get your hands on a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 closed-ear headphones for only £89, far below the usual retail price of £199.99.

Via: Amazon

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D-Link's IoT, connected home starter kit

If you're interested in Internet of Things (IoT) and connected home technology but don't know where to start, this Black Friday, you can save a substantial amount on D-Link's starter kit to make your home smarter.

The kit contains a smart plug for controlling appliances, a Wi-Fi motion sensor for security, and an HD monitor for checking up on what is happening in your home while you're away -- especially if movement is detected.

D-Link is offering a 30 percent discount on the entry-level kit. While the kit usually costs £155.99, you can pick one up this Black Friday for £109.20.

Via: D-Link

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Available for Android and iOS mobile device users, this Black Friday, Smarter is offering a discount of note on the firm's smart coffee makers. For a treat or a fun gift, the Smarter coffee machine is an interesting pick as a brewer which can be controlled remotely from your smartphone.

Download the app, set the machine to make sure your coffee is ready for the morning or anytime you wish during the day and use tracking features so your coffee will be piping hot when you arrive home.

This shopping season, Smarter is offering a 30 percent discount on the device, reducing the price from £179.99 to £126.

Via: Smarter

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TP Link Wi-Fi extender

If you find that your Wi-Fi strength is spotty or weak in particular areas of your home, a range extender might be a worthwhile investment.

This Black Friday, TP Link is offering a decent discount on the TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender.

Usually priced at £34.99, you can snap on up this Black Friday for £19.99.

Via: TP Link

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Carphone Warehouse smartphone deals

This Black Friday, Carphone Warehouse is offering hundreds of pounds off flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, the iPhone 6S and the new Google Pixel to UK customers. The deals are based on subscriptions and signing up, however, but if you're in the market for a new handset it may be worth checking out.

Via: Carphone Warehouse

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During Black Friday, Amazon is offering a small discount on the 8-inch Fire HD 8 tablet. The tablet sports a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 16GB or 32GB storage, a 1280 x 800 high-definition display and up to 12 hours of battery life.

The cost has been cut from £89.99 to £85.49.

Via: Amazon

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Canary home security

If you would like to give connected home security a try, the Canary security system is a great way to start. The sleek device connects up to your smartphone to warn you when motion or sound is detected, can be set to different modes to maintain your privacy, and can even be used to remotely set off a high-pitched alarm if intruders make their way in.

This Black Friday, you can purchase the Canary for £109.99, a saving of almost £50 off the usual £159 price tag.

Via: Amazon

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