Black Friday Smart Home Gadget Deals 2018

Last Updated November 16,2018

Black Friday is almost here, and it is bringing along many great deals with it. Retailers including Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Walmart have announced their offers for Black Friday 2018. Great deals are being offered on a wide array of products ranging from clothing to consumer electronics that you can benefit from. 

 If you are looking to make your home a smart one, now would be a great time. You can avail of great discounts on multiple smart home gadgets for your home. Here are some of the best Black Friday smart home gadget deals of 2018 that you can consider. 


1. JMGO N7L Smart Home Projector 

Where - Aliexpress

The JMGO's official store on Aliexpress will further cut the N7L's price by $50.38 on Black Friday, from the current promotion price $598.40 to $548.02. JMGO N7L is a 700ANSI lumens 1080p full HD smart projector running JMGO's own operating system developed on Android OS 4.4, allowing you to download and install various video streaming APPs like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, etc. and games for big screen entertainment at your home.


2. Ecobee4 Wi-Fi Thermostat with Room Sensor and Built-In Alexa Voice Service 

Where - Best Buy 

Best Buy is selling the latest ecobee4 Wi-Fi thermostat with a $50 rebate in its Black Friday sale. Not only can you pick up the thermostat for $199 instead of $249, but you will also get Amazon’s Echo Dot (3rd Gen) worth $49.99 for free. The thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature of a room for maximizing comfort. It comes with a room sensor to maintain an even temperature throughout the room and prevent hot and cold spots. The smart device automatically adjusts the mode of operation depending on whether you are home or not resulting in improved power saving. The ecobee4 itself comes with integrated Alexa Voice Service and is voice activated. 


3. Google Home Hub 

Where – Walmart 

If you are looking to control your smart home from a single device, then you can pick up the Google Home Hub for $99 from Walmart, netting you a $50 discount. Additionally, you also get VUDU Credits worth $10 and free subscription of YouTube Premium for six months. The Google Home Hub has a 7” touchscreen display and voice recognition capability with a full range speaker. It can connect with more than 5,000 smart devices including cameras and lights. You can control all your smart devices from a single spot using voice commands. 


4. Samsung 4K Smart TV (UN58MU6100) 

Where – Kohl's 

Do you want to add a Smart TV to your living room or bedroom this holiday seasons? Then consider the Samsung 4K Smart TV available at a great discount at Kohl’s. It is a 58” smart TV that will be more than adequate for viewers who want a cinematic experience at home. It has 4k UHD resolution and allows you to install applications and browse the web. It even supports TV to mobile and mobile to TV mirroring. The TV carries an MSRP of $899.99 but is available at Kohls for $549.99 saving you $350 (39% discount). Moreover, you get $165 worth of Kohl’s Cash which can be redeemed on other purchases. 


5. Amazon Echo Spot and Echo Dot Bundle 

Where – Amazon

 If you want to add Echo Spot and Echo Dot to your smart device collection, then Amazon has a great Black Friday offer for you. The bundle which is listed at a price of $179.98 can be purchased for $129.99 saving you $49.99. You can access Amazon’s Alexa using Echo Spot and accomplish a wide array of tasks including streaming music, reading news, listening to podcasts, audiobooks and weather forecasts and even online shopping. You can also control smart devices including lights, garage doors, sprinklers, and thermostats. 


6. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot Bundle 

Where – Amazon

Watch your favorite movies and TV shows online with Amazon Fire Stick 4K and Echo Dot Bundle. The bundle that is generally listed for $99.98 is available at 20% discount for $79.98. The Fire TV Stick 4K will plug into HDMI port of your TV and supports 4k UHD streaming. It gives you access to various streaming services for watching your favorite movies and TV shows. The included Alexa Voice Remote enables you to control your Fire Stick and TV. The bundle also comes with the Echo Dot voice-controlled speaker which allows you to access more features of the Alexa voice service. 


7. Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub 

Where – Best Buy 

Convert your garage into a smart one with Chamberlain’s MyQ Garage Hub. You can install the MyQ application on your smartphone and use it to remotely open or close the garage door as required. It allows you to set a schedule for closing the door at a particular time every day. The hub can also be paired with smart lights and security cameras. The MyQ Garage Hub is being sold by Best Buy for $59.99 which is $20 less than its listed price of $79.99. 


8. Apple iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Where – Walmart 

If you are looking for a smartphone from Apple’s latest lineup, then Walmart is the place to go. The store is offering a $300 gift card on the purchase of XS, XS Max or XR models of Apple’s iPhone. Walmart is also giving a $400 gift card with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X which is a great deal if you are happy with a previous generation iPhone model. You can purchase a new phone while the gift card gives you the freedom of purchasing additional electronics of your choice. 


9. iRobot Roomba 890 Robotic Vacuum 

Where – Target 

The iRobot Roomba is the perfect smart device to keep your smart home neat and clean. Target is offering the iRobot Roomba 890 for $349.99 against its regular price of $499.99 as a part of its Black Friday deals saving you $150. It is a vacuuming robot that has adequate power for cleaning debris, dirt, and hair. It comes with Wi-Fi capability that allows you to control it remotely by installing the iRobot Home App on your phone. Target is also offering a discount of $100 on the iRobot Roomba 690 Robotic Vacuum, and you can pick it up for $249.99. 


10. Ring Video Doorbell 2 

Where – Kohl’s, Walmart 

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is a smart gadget that allows you to see who is at your door while enabling you to monitor your home when you are away. You can also communicate with the person who is at your door from your smartphone. Kohl’s is selling the Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $139.99 against its regular price of $199.99. You also get $30 in Kohl’s Cash that you can use when purchasing other products. Best Buy has also listed the Ring Video Doorbell 2 in its Black Friday sale for the same price. However, you will get an Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen instead of a cash voucher. You can purchase the doorbell from one of these two outlets depending on whether you need the Amazon Echo Dot or not. 


11. Philips Hue 3-Bulb Starter Kit 

Where – Best Buy 

If you wish to add smart ambiance lighting to your home, then this Black Friday deal from Best Buy may be a great option for you. Best Buy is selling the Philips Hue 3-Bulb Starter Kit for just $119. You save $70 as the kit is regularly sold for $190. It has three color-changing bulbs, the Hue Bridge and a wireless controller. It can even sync and be controlled with voice assistants including Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. You can also pick up the Hue LED light strips to expand your setup for just $59 saving you $30. 


12. Arlo Pro Smart Home HD Wireless Security 

Where – Costco 

Are you thinking about installing a wireless home security system? Then consider the Arlo Pro Smart Home HD Wireless Security system. The package which is usually priced for $469.99 can be purchased for $299.99 resulting in savings of $170. It comes with a base station and three 720p wireless security cameras with night vision and motion detection. Each camera has a 110° field of view and is weather resistant. It also supports remote monitoring via a smartphone application. If you need a 1080p security system, then you can consider the Arlo Pro 2 under the Black Friday sale at Best Buy instead. It has a price tag of $999.99 but is available at a 42% discount for $579.99. The bundle includes four 1080p cameras. 


13. SimpliSafe Home Security System 

Where – Best Buy 

Best Buy’s Black Friday deal on SimpliSafe home security system is another great option for homeowners. The security packages that regularly sell for anywhere between $269.99 to $369.99 will carry a discount of $100 during the Black Friday sale. As a bonus, you get a free SimpliCam worth $99.99 with every purchase. Combining the two offers, you get a saving of $199.99 in total which is a great deal by all counts. The $269.99 package ($169.99 after discount) includes a base station, four entry sensors, a motion sensor, and a keypad. 


14. Nest Hello Video Doorbell 

Where – Kohl’s, Dell 

If you were planning to purchase the Nest Hello Video Doorbell, now is a great time to get one. The smart gadget has a price tag of $230 but is being sold for about $180 both at Kohl’s and Dell. However, Kohl’s is also offering $45 worth of Kohl’s Cash along with the doorbell making it a better option as you get extra cash to spend. On the other hand, Dell is selling the doorbell online, and you can buy from them if you don’t want to plan a trip to the store. The Hello Video Doorbell from Nest allows you to see who is at your door and sends alerts via the Nest app on your smartphone. 


15. Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 

Where – Kohl’s, Meijer, Target 

The Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the bestselling smart home gadgets. It is available at a significant discount from multiple retailers. The device which regularly sells for $249.99 can be picked up for $179.99 from Meijer, Target and Kohl’s. Kohl’s is also offering an additional $45 in Kohl’s Cash, and we suggest it may be the best place to pick up the Nest Learning Thermostat as you can buy more products with the extra cash. 

Most of the above sales will start around Thanksgiving (22 Nov) although a few retailers may allow you to preorder products. You can check out the website of the retailers if you are looking for more information on the deals.


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