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Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: half-priced Echo Dot, $ 99 Google Home Hub and more

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: half-priced Echo Dot, $ 99 Google Home Hub and more

November is a time of tradition: colder weather, football, turkey parties with friends and family – and of course searching the web for the best Black Friday deals.

Yes, here you are! And assuming that it is smart gadgets for the home you are looking for, you are at the right address here. They have been some of the most popular Black Friday vendors in recent years, especially now that big names like Amazon and Google are virtually all-in at the connected house. Expect more of the same in 2018, with many deals for Alexa and Google Assistant gadgets, smart thermostats of names like Nest and Ecobee, connected lighting sets, video earrings, app-enabled robot vacuum cleaners… you name it.

To do this, here is an overview of all the upcoming deals we have seen so far. We have looked closely at the smart house deals that we would expect from Amazon and Target, but we will certainly see savings in stores such as Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot and more in the coming days. Once we've seen something, we update this page, so keep the bookmark.

And remember the usual reservations: most deals will only be live on Black Friday on November 23 and CNET can receive some of the revenue from the sale of the products on this page. Understood? Good. Now let's go to the deals.

Save $ 30

Amazon Echo (second gene) for $ 69

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Amazon's fleet of Alexa-compatible smart speakers goes on sale from Thanksgiving Day, and that includes a $ 30 discount on Alexa's flagship, the second-generation Amazon Echo. That discount brings the price back to $ 69, more than $ 100 less than the original Echo that was originally sold for. This price seems that this will also be available elsewhere, including at Target.

$ 69.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 26

Amazon Echo Dot (third gen) for $ 24

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

Amazon has a relatively aggressive discount in store for the new third generation Echo Dot. With only $ 24 you can get it for more than half (and a dollar cheaper than its rival, the Google Home Mini, which I am certainly is just a coincidence). And yes, like many of these Echo deals, you'll find the same price as you shop at Target.

$ 24.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 10

Amazon Echo Dot (second gene) for $ 20

Ian Knighton / CNET

Amazon has already lowered the price of the Echo Dot from the last gene to $ 30 when the new Echo Dot came out last month, but the company marks it with another $ 10 for Black Friday, which brings the price all the way down to $ 20. I do not know why you would not only pay the extra $ 4 for this year's model, which offers a noticeable increase in sound quality, but hey, maybe you just connect the thing with an external sound system. In that case, this can be the deal for you.

$ 19.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 40

Amazon Echo Spot for $ 90

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Another touchscreen option from Alexa: the semicircular Amazon Echo Spot, which could rightly be the smartest alarm clock ever. You can score it on Black Friday for $ 90, a $ 40 saving.

$ 89.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 40

Amazon Echo Plus (second gene) for $ 110

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Also $ 40 off: the just released second generation Amazon Echo Plus, which you can get for Black Friday for $ 110. It takes the Echo and adds a slight improvement in sound quality, plus a built-in temperature sensor and a Zigbee radio that can directly connect to things like smart lights and smart locks.

$ 109.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 20

Amazon Smart Plug for $ 5 with purchase of each Echo device

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Get a new echo dot or other echo gadget on Black Friday? You can stick an Amazon Smart Plug to your order for just $ 5. Plug it in and plug in something like a lamp or a space heater, and you can turn Alexa on and off with your new Echo gadget.

$ 5.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 51

Blink XT 1 camera security system for $ 79

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Note: unlike the Echo gadgets, this deal on the Amazon Blink XT security camera actually goes live the day in front of Thanksgiving. It's a wireless, weatherproof smart home camera with night vision, motion detection, free cloud storage, Alexa compatibility (duh) and a battery life of two years – you can score one for $ 79, saving over $ 50. And if you prefer a few things, Amazon also offers a Blink XT system with three cameras for $ 230, which is $ 90 less than you would normally pay.

$ 78.00 at Amazon

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Save $ 50

Google Home Hub for $ 99

Chris Monroe / CNET

It's only been a month off, but that did not prevent Google from taking into account its new voice-controlled touchscreen with fifty dollars for Black Friday. Small but powerful, the Google Assistant smarts from the Home Hub match your countertop kitchen perfectly and you can get a score for only $ 99 at Target later this month, which is $ 80 less than what you pay on Black Friday for his rival, the Amazon Echo Show.

$ 99.00 at Target

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Save $ 50

Google Home for $ 79

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Prefer a smart speaker with a little more oomph? The entire Google Home will also receive a Black Friday deal, with a $ 50 discount that will lower the price to $ 79.

$ 79.00 at Target

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Save $ 150

iRobot Roomba 890 for $ 350

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Target has a lot of vacuum cleaners and robotic vacuums marked for Black Friday, but the biggest discount we see is the $ 150 you can save on an app-enabled Roomba 890. That discount brings the price back to $ 350, which is roughly the same low because we have ever seen a smart Roomba sell.

$ 349.00 at Target

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Save $ 70

Nest Cam Indoor for $ 129

Tyler Lizenby / CNET

The Nest Smart Security Cameras series are all pretty solid choices, but they are not cheap. Fortunately, on this Black Friday you can get a significant $ 70 discount on the original Nest Cam Indoor, reducing costs to $ 129. It is not the newest model, but it is still a worthy choice, especially for this price.

$ 129.00 at Target

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Save $ 70

Nest Learning Thermostat (third gen) for $ 179

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The clever thermostat from Nest is in fact an icon of the smart home. If you are looking for the upgrade in your own smart home for the right price, this $ 70 Black Friday discount from Target may be successful.

$ 179.00 at Target

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Save $ 30

Nest Thermostat E for $ 139

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It is not so much discounted, but the Nest Thermostat E with a plastic body initially costs less than the stainless steel Nest and is just as smart.

$ 139.00 at Target

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Save $ 20

Nest Protect smoke detector for $ 99

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It is not the biggest breakthrough I've ever seen (especially for a piece of technology that has been on the market for a few years), but hey, here's the smart smoke alarm from Nest with a $ 20 value.

$ 99.00 at Target

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Free gift voucher of $ 50

Buy a Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit and receive a free gift voucher of $ 50

It is not marked, but if you purchase a four-color Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit from Target this Black Friday, the seller will receive a free $ 50 gift certificate. If you were so inclined, you can turn around and use that card to Bonus lamp to pick up for your new setup.

$ 199.00 at Target

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