Black Friday is just days away, but several online stores in the US have already started to whet your appetite, though there will be some great deals most of the stores would have reserved for the weekend. The pre-Black Friday deals available right now include some great offers on gadgets that many of you may have your eyes on, so this is probably a great time to make the purchase. Of course, you will have to figure out a way to get the handsets delivered to you, as only a few of them ship items to India. However, a bunch of US websites would be happy to directly ship products to India for a shipping fee and a deposit on import duties. Here's a look at the best Black Friday deals you can get at the moment.
Even though it isn't available officially here, it doesn't mean you can't get your hands on one. Google Home is available on eBay US for $99 (Rs. 6,468) this week. The smart wireless speaker is powered by Google Assistant. You can ask questions, play music and control compatible smart home equipment using Google Home.
PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription
Best Buy is offering a 12-month digital subscription to PlayStation Plus at just $40 (Rs. 2,613). Usually it costs $60 (Rs. 3,920) to subscribe for 12 months. You'll be sent a redemption code via e-mail within 1 hour of placing an order. You can use Indian credit cards to place an order too. Note that it's valid for US PSN accounts only. If you have an India PSN account, this will not work. Thankfully, it's easy enough to create a US PSN account to get this deal.
Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum cleaner
The first-generation Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum cleaner is available for $299.99 (roughly Rs. 19,600) on GearBest. The deal is available over the next three days and at the time of writing less than 100 pieces were remaining in stock. The Mi robot vacuum cleaner can automatically clean your house using its laser distance sensor (LDS) that helps it map out the interiors of your house. Using a mobile app you can turn on the robot and control its various settings. It comes with a 5200mAh inbuilt battery that can last up to 2.5 hours on a full charge. For an additional $56, GearBest can directly ship the Mi robot vacuum cleaner to customers in India.
Netgear Orbi RBK50 WiFi router
Switch to a mesh based WiFi system in your house and ensure you don't have any weak spots for all your devices. The Netgear Orbi RBK50 WiFi system is down to $250 (Rs. 16,334) on eBay. The wireless router system ships with two devices where one serves as the main router while the other acts as a satellite. The Netgear Orbi RBK50 is super easy to setup and maintain using Netgear's mobile apps. If you have a large house or need a more powerful Wi-Fi router that can help make the most out of your high-speed broadband connection, the Netgear Orbi is a no-brainer. Read our detailed Netgear Orbi review to find out more about this router system.
Bose Solo 15 series II
Add a more powerful sound system to your big-screen TV experience with the Bose Solo 15 Series II. The sound system is currently down to $299 (Rs. 19,601) on Amazon US. That's a 34 percent drop is the usual marked price. The speaker system can be easily hooked up with just about any TV. It also comes with support for Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream music from your wireless devices. The Bose Solo 15 Series II comes with a universal remote control that enables you to control multiple devices.
FeiYu Vimble C gimbal for smartphones and action cameras
If you record a lot of videos using your smartphones or an action camera, a gimbal can make things easier and help take better and more stable videos. The FeiYu Vimble C gimbal is down to $99.99 (Rs. 6,533) on BestBuy. You'll need to use an external service to get the order shipped to India or have someone else bring it along with them from US since Best Buy doesn't directly ship to India. The gimbal is compatible with most popular smartphones including iPhones and Samsung Note smartphones. It is built with ABS plastic and comes with a motorised stabiliser.