Holiday tech sales are expected to hit all-time records this holiday season, especially Internet-connected toys and entertainment devices, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Internet-enabled toys, so-called “smart toys,” are expected to reach $2.8 billion in revenue this year. Activision, Nintendo, and Lego will be the big money-makers.
In addition, other tech vendors are announcing a series of great Black Friday deals for consumers and business. Here are some of the best Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) deals announced:
The Microsoft Xbox team announced that from Thursday, November 26, thru Monday, November 30, select Xbox One consoles go on sale starting at $299. They are also offering $50 savings on any of their 12 Xbox holiday bundles.
There will also be more than 150 game deals available, with some up to 60% off. Xbox Live Gold members get early access to these deals plus another 10% or more savings. From now until the 30th, Xbox 360 or Xbox One customers can upgrade to a Gold account through their console for $1 for the first month.
Microsoft also announced several Black Friday deals from its partners, including Dell’s Alienware 15 gaming laptop marked down $300 to $1999.99.
For those who use Google Apps, Google is offering $20 in Google Play credit if you upgrade to Google Apps Unlimited by December 31.
Dell is slashing over $250 from its Latitude 15 3000 Series laptops, with pricing at $400 for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
The Dell Optiplex 3020 mini tower PC will be reduced to $400 from its usual starting price of over $800. A Dell 24-inch monitor (model P2414H) will be on sale for $229.99 (usually $70 higher). Dell’s S2810dn Smart Printer will be on sale for $149.99—that’s $80 lower than the usual price.
Vistaprint is also having a Black Friday sale with 40-60% off of customized holiday cards, mugs, calendars, phone cases, employee gifts, and more.