With Christmas fast approaching there will be plenty of people across the world taking advantage of the discounts offered by retailers during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday events.
As with most sales it’s not easy to sort the wheat from the chaff, particularly when it comes to the technology sector.
Many companies use the events to shift items they’ve previously struggled to sell, meaning that what may appear to be a bargain is likely to be for products that have a low specification.
It has also been known for websites to artificially inflate prices in the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, before offering ‘huge discounts’ that are anything but that.
However, there are plenty of bargains to be had if you are prepared to spend time shopping around to syphon out the trash.
If that seems like too much effort, we’ve done the leg work for you by searching for the best technology deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Laptop
Widely recognised as the best tablet that runs on Windows, there are some excellent Black Friday deals to be had on the excellent Microsoft Surface Pro 6.
A genuine 2-in-1 machine, the basic Pro 6 features an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128GB SSD.
The 12.3-inch PixelSense display is one of the best laptops in its price bracket, matching the visuals on offer on more expensive alternatives.
Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
The Beats Solo 3 remain one of the top-selling headphones in 2019, with its finely-tuned acoustics offering superb clarity, breadth and balance.
It features an adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups which are absolutely ideal for everyday use. You can take calls, control your music and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls.
Some retailers are already advertising the headphones at around 40 percent lower than their usual selling price, making them a supremely attractive purchase.
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
Get your house ready for the busy Christmas period when your relatives come around with the superb Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
Available online at around half its normal selling price, the V8 Animal boasts the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum on the market.
With up to 40 minutes of cleaning time from a single charge, this is one of the best household cleaning products money can buy.
Samsung RU7100 Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
Already being advertised at around 33 percent lower than its normal price, the Samsung RU7100 is likely to be a popular seller on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Featuring a powerful 4K UHD processor, the RU7100 automatically converts every programme you watch to 4K-level picture quality.
With smart features such as One Remote, smart speaker expandability with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, this is a simply brilliant television.
Bella Pro Series 6-qt Digital Air Fryer
The Bella Pro Series 6-qt Digital Air Fryer features a steel heating element to ensure faster cooking time after time.
The 6-qt capacity holds enough food for up to seven people, making it super convenient whether you are cooking for your family or a dinner party.
The Bella Pro Series features an easy touch digital touchscreen control panel and an automatic shut-off timer for additional convenience.
iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) 512GB
If owning the latest piece of tech isn’t high on your list of priorities, then the 2017 edition of the iPad Pro 10.5 is a must-have item.
Retailers are discounting the top-end 512 GB version down to the same level consumers would normally pay for the entry-level 64 GB model.
Despite being superseded by newer tablets, this remains one of the leading iPads on the market and will sell extremely well on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm
This is another product that isn’t the latest release, but the Apple Watch Series 3 remains one of the best smartwatches on the market.
The Watch 4 and Watch 5 may have more bells and whistles, but you’d be hard pressed to argue that the significant additional cost for both those items is justified.
With in-depth heart-rate tracking, lots of exercises in the workout app and a digital voice assistant, the Watch 3 is excellent value for money.
Pure Evoke H3 DAB radio
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for elderly relatives who love listening to the radio, the Pure Evoke H3 DAB radio is the answer to your prayers.
It is available in either walnut or oak cabinets and would be an extremely stylish addition to any room around the house.
The 2.8-inch colour screen makes the Evoke H3 really easy to tune, while the ability to preset 40 stations ensures that even technophobes can enjoy thus superb DAB radio.