11 must-have Black Friday deals for anyone on your list

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The holiday season isn’t even waiting for a proper chill to set in in much of the country, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – especially for those of us getting our shopping done early, and from a laptop or phone in air-conditioned splendor. We’re seeing plenty of deals already on tech and household items, and here are a few of our favorites. From geek tech to next-gen can coolers, there’s something from every wish list.

11. Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Robot Vacuum

MSRP: $699.99 | Normally: $372 | Price Drop: $349.99 (50% Off)


If you’ve got an especially tidy or overworked Star Wars fan, this is the droid you’re looking for. Upgraded with CycloneForce tech, this suctioning soldier will clean up any corner of your empire, and its Visionary Mapping feature makes sure it won’t get hung up on obstacles. This POWERbot was originally $699, then dropped to $372, and currently sits at $349.99. It won’t be there long, so pick one up.

10. Audio Cassette to MP3 Music Converter

MSRP: $69.99 | Normally: $20.99 | Price Drop: $16.80 (76% Off)


We completely understand having an attachment to the old cassette tapes that kept our heads banging through road trips of yore. But time will not be kind to that medium, so keep the music alive with this easy rig that converts those old tapes to audio files for a new life on your computer or phone. The Audio Cassette to MP3 Music Converter is already 70% off at $20.99, but you can save an additional 20% off with the code BFSAVE20. Read the rest