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Best Black Friday smart home deals 2021 — early sales and what to expect

Ring Video Doorbell on a blue door
(Image credit: Ring)

We all want to find the best Black Friday smart home deals. From smart light bulbs to video doorbells to thermostats, there's no end of great products to kit out your smart home with, and many of them see big savings every Black Friday.

Though Black Friday is still a while away, we've already spotted a few early Black Friday deals. So, whether you want to give your existing smart home an upgrade, or you want to get started with your first video doorbell, here are the best Black Friday smart home deals right now.

Early Black Friday smart home deals — here's what we've spotted

Ring Video Doorbell Wired w/ Echo Dot

Ring Video Doorbell Wired w/ Echo Dot: was $99 now $69 @ Amazon
This deal gets you the Ring Video Doorbell Wired along with the third-generation Echo Dot, which you can use instead of the Ring Chime if a visitor buzzes your door. This is an older-generation Echo Dot, but it's still very functional; in some ways, we like its lower profile better than that of the 4th-gen Echo Dot.

Shark ION Robot Vacuum

Shark ION Robot Vacuum: was $199 now $144 @ Walmart
If you want an entry-level robot vacuum at an affordable price, this Shark ION deal takes a generous $55 off. It comes with a tri-brush system that offers a multi-brush cleaning performance, and can easily maneuver around stairs or ledges. The SharkClean app lets you schedule and control your robot vac at the touch of a button and is compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon
The 3rd Gen Echo Dot is the ultimate affordable smart speaker for all things Alexa, allowing you to ask questions, control your smart home and enjoy music with a quick voice command. The speaker is now on sale for $24.99, which is just $5 shy of last year's price low. 

Bose Soundlink Resolve

Bose Soundlink Resolve: was $199 now $179 @ Walmart
Walmart has a decent deal on the Bose Soundlink Reserve Bluetooth speaker that takes $20 off its usual $199 asking price. This little speaker delivers big 360-degree sound, and you can pair multiple Bose Soundlink speakers to listen to your favorite tunes in Stereo or Party Mode.

Samsung RF27T5501SR 26.5 cu. ft. Family Hub French Door Smart Refrigerator

Samsung RF27T5501SR 26.5 cu. ft. Family Hub French Door Smart Refrigerator: was $3,199 now $2,879 @ The Home Depot
If you want the latest tech in your refrigerator, then this is the one to get. It features an integrated touch screen display which can connect with your smart home, help you plan out your meals and shares photos and calendars. The refrigerator itself has a huge 26.5 cu. ft capacity to boot, and comes with an ice/water dispenser. It's currently 10% off.  

Samsung DW80R9950US 24" Top Control Built-In Dishwasher

Samsung 24" Top Control Built-In Dishwasher: was $999 now $849 @ Best Buy
If you’re looking for a smart dishwasher, then look no further. The premium Samsung DW80R9950US is currently $150 off and features Wi-Fi connectivity, which lets you control and monitor it remotely from your phone. It’s also a quiet operator, rated at just 39dBa, and the door will release automatically at the end of the cycle to help the drying process. With 15 place settings, it’s more than big enough too.

Black Friday kitchen appliance deals — what to expect 

There are always plenty of Black Friday deals when it comes to smart home devices. Amazon typically reduces the price of many of its Echo devices, and Google usually follows suit with its Nest products. 

This year is unlikely to be any different, so look out for big savings from both. You can also expect sales on Ring Video Doorbells — in fact we're already starting to see some, as demonstrated above. 

Robot vacuums are also a staple of Black Friday smart home deals, with the various iRobot models usually among the best devices on offer. Many older iRobot models went on sale last year, and with the introduction of the iRobot Roomba j7+ earlier this year we expect to see some early deals on its predecessor, the Roomba i7+.

Katie Mortram

Katie looks after everything homes-related, from kitchen appliances to gardening tools. She also covers smart home products too, so is the best point of contact for any household advice! She has tested and reviewed kitchen appliances for over 6 years, so she knows what to look for when finding the best. Her favorite thing to test has to be stand mixers as she loves to bake in her spare time.