March 3, 2024

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Buyer’s guide: The Top 50 Most Innovative Products

Black Friday 2021: Buyer’s Guide to the Hottest New Tech at the Deepest Discounts

Black Friday is upon us once again.

As soccer moms and thrifty dads hit the streets (or their laptops) Thursday evening and Friday, some super hot deals are out for the taking. Most of them are even available now, so it’s time to hop to it before you miss out!

google nest mini gen 2

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen)

$25 (Reg. $50) 50% off

Meet the 2nd generation Nest Mini, the speaker you control with your voice. Just say “Hey Google” to play songs from Spotify, YouTube Music, and more. Music sounds bigger and richer. Ask Google about the weather, news, or almost anything. Hear your personalized schedule, commute, and reminders. Set timers and alarms, and control your compatible smart devices.

LG 32″ 2560×1440 HDMI DP 144hz 5ms 4K QHD Freesync Gaming Monitor

$277 (Reg. $550) 50% off

The LG 32GK650F gaming monitor combines a large 32″ immersive QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) display screen with Radeon FreeSync Technology for super-smooth gameplay, a 144Hz refresh rate, plus a dedicated Game mode and black stabilizer for ultimate domination.

Winix 5300-2 True HEPA Air Purifier

$124 (Reg. $200) 38% off

The Winix 5300-2 Air Cleaner is an evolution of the wildly popular 5300 model; designed for any home environment and ready to capture dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, volatile organic compounds, and household odors. With a fabulous CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating from AHAM (Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers), this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms. The Winix 5300-2 uses a 3 stage air cleaning system, featuring an odor-reducing carbon filter, 99.97% true HEPA filter, and Winix Plasma wave® technology.

Microsoft – Surface Pro 7

$700 (Reg. $900)  23% off

At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel Core processor, all-day battery, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C and USB-A ports.

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Percussion Massage Device

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth® Percussion Massage Device

$300 (Reg. $400) 25% off

This cordless vibrating massage tool targets deep tissue to help relieve muscle soreness and stiffness while improving circulation and range of motion. Bluetooth connectivity lets you pair the device with the HyperSmart™ app to automatically adjust the speed through a guided warmup or recovery routine. The lightweight massager boasts Quiet Glide™ technology, developed in collaboration with aerospace engineers to provide powerful, whisper-level percussion. Five interchangeable head attachments allow you to effectively work different muscles, while three-speed settings on the 90-watt high-torque motor provide customized vibration frequency, up to 3200 percussions per minute.

Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand

$54 (Reg. $80) 33% off

Charge a Galaxy or Apple iPhone – Compatible with Galaxy Note10, S10, other select Galaxy smartphones, and select Apple iPhone devices. Fast Charge 2.0 -With a Galaxy Note10+, experience up to 15W wireless charging output. Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 can charge up to 12W. Qi-certified — The Wireless Charger Stand is Qi-certified meaning any Qi-compatible product can charge on it. Just place the device’s back against the charger to begin. Includes Super Fast Charge 25W wall charger and USB-C cable Maximum Charge Power.

tivoli audio fonico

Fonico Ear Buds by Tivoli Audio

$80 (Reg. $120) 33% off

Your life never stops and neither should the music. The durable and premium Fonico earbuds keep up with you. With 3.5 hours of playback and 3 additional charge cycles in the small magnetic carrying case these true wireless stereo earbuds will always be ready to play. Customizable adapters for a perfect fit and water resistance mean the Fonico Bluetooth earbuds will keep up with you no matter your lifestyle.

Adobe Creative Suite

$30/month (Reg. $52.99) 54% off

Unlock the full Adobe suite with a one-year subscription to Creative Cloud. This gives you access to Adobe’s full line of creative products at an absolute steal. Essentially, they’ve made the student/teacher price available to everyone — and it’s a steal. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and many others are all bundled together for one monthly price.


AKG Lyra


Whether you’re podcasting, making YouTube videos, live streaming, or recording your next hit, easily do it all and sound like a pro with the AKG Lyra Ultra HD, multimode USB microphone. For more than 70 years, the world’s greatest recordings and performances have been captured through AKG microphones; now it’s your turn. Simply plug Lyra into your PC, Mac, phone, or tablet and you’re ready to go.

Minuendo Lossless Earplugs

$126 (Reg. $169) 25% off

Always wanted more control of your sound environment? Minuendo acoustic earplugs provide high-quality sound with no loss, for pro-musicians and live music lovers alike. Turning down loud sounds is now at your fingertips. The world’s first variable passive HiFi filter with stepless manual adjustment (7-25dB).

jbl quantum one

JBL Quantum ONE

$150 (Reg. $300) 50% off

Make your game epic. The JBL Quantum ONE wired headset gives you pro-level audio with head-tracking enhanced JBL QuantumSPHERE 360™ spatial surround sound and Active Noise Cancelling tuned for gaming. Designed for precise audio positioning, JBL QuantumSOUND Signature delivers an immersive sound curve through Hi-Res certified 50mm drivers. The voice focus detachable microphone delivers clear multiplayer interactions with noise suppression, mute features, and a DISCORD-certified Game-Chat Balance Dial. A lightweight, ergonomic design keeps you comfortable while the PC software, JBL QuantumENGINE allows for powerful customization options and user profiles. The JBL Quantum ONE headset represents the absolute cutting edge in audio for the deepest level of virtual realism on your PC.

By Corey Noles

By Corey Noles

Corey Noles is the Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today. In more than two decades as a journalist, he has covered crime, MLB, business, healthcare, politics and anything else that could snag a headline.

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