5 Under 50: The best cheap Black Friday headphones and headphone deals live now

Have you seen our live coverage of the business festival known more widely as Black Friday? Alright, the big day isn’t until Friday, November 25th, but with so many Black Friday deals already active, I’ve decided to lower the bar a bit.

The rules: All of these Black Friday deals concern headphones or headphones, and the discounts are all active now. And the crucial part is they are now all under $50 or £50.

Happy to spend a little extra this Black Friday? I have a Black Friday AirPods Deals page for you, and I also have a Black Friday Headphones Deals page. Oh, and for those listening to too much, there’s also a dedicated Black Friday headphone roundup.

What follows is my pick of the top five wireless headphones and wireless headphone deals under $50 or £50 – depending on whether you’re in the US or the UK. Eat them – but don’t sit still!

Headphones & Headphones: Top Five Under $50 (US)

Headphones & Headphones: Top Five Under £50 (UK)

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Ubisoft games are back on Steam – and that’s great news for the Steam Deck

Ubisoft games are returning to Steam, starting with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which will be available in early December.

As Eurogamer reports, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to launch on Steam on December 6th, after only being available on the Epic Games Store (and Ubisoft’s own store).

We Found 3 Ninja Air Fryer Alternatives—And They’re All For Sale

If you’re looking for a Ninja air fryer, or any air fryer for that matter, you’re probably finding the search quite tricky to keep up with, as these countertop appliances are proving to be more popular than ever.

With this year’s Black Friday deals (opens in new tab) now the event is in full swing, it’s no surprise that our Black Friday deep fryer deals (opens in new tab) are (also) becoming popular with readers. Air fryers really hit the headlines in 2022 with realistic promises that they can save you half the cooking time on food and therefore save you a good buck on your energy bills (not forgetting to mention that they are a healthy way to bake, dehydrate, bake and more).

The Best Black Friday AirPods Alternative Deals: Great Headphones, No Apple Logo

Anyone following our live coverage of the Amazon deal fest will know that Black Friday officially takes place on Friday the 25th, but a myriad of Black Friday deals are already live. Why the rush? Well, every retailer from Apple to ZR Speaker Lab is trying to leapfrog their competitors before the day itself.

When it comes to headphones, there are Apple’s AirPods and then everything else. That said, the Black Friday Apple AirPods deals haven’t been all that great so far in the lead-up to this Black Friday – they’ve been good, but not jaw-dropping.

So these are the best AirPods alternative deals in the US and UK that we want to guide you to. If you’d prefer a Black Friday headphone deal, that’s fine too — and our extensive roundup of Black Friday headphone deals is now available.

The US’s Best Deals on AirPods Alternatives, Live Now

The UK’s best deals on AirPods alternatives, live now

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Nvidia’s plan for low-end GPUs doesn’t involve the RTX 4060

Nvidia is set to phase out the older, slower variant of its RTX 3060 Ti graphics card and will only sell the newer 3060 Ti with faster graphics memory, if the rumor is to be believed – with potential ramifications for the GPU Team Green’s mid-range strategy and the RTX 4060 (we’ll come back to that).

First, let’s look at the rumor itself, which comes from a regular source of speculation in China, MyDrivers (opens in new tab) (as signaled by VideoCardz (opens in new tab)🇧🇷 The source claims that third-party graphics card makers are now in the process of gradually – but surely – getting rid of the original, slower version of the 3060 Ti.

Get the Garmin Fenix ​​7 for the cheapest price ever at Walmart Black Friday deals

The Garmin Fenix ​​7 hasn’t been out for a year yet, but it’s already getting discounts. Typically, the watch is priced at $699.99, with its solar charging and 7X larger editions coming in significantly more expensive again. Nonetheless, is now attractively priced at $599.99 (opens in new tab) at the Walmart Black Friday sales event, its lowest price ever. 🇧🇷Not in the US? Scroll down for more Garmin Fenix ​​7 deals in your region🇧🇷

It’s an amazing fitness watch and worthy of being picked up in the Garmin Black Friday deals. It has a 1.3-inch always-on display, all the smart features found in Garmin’s premium watches (including body battery and the new training readiness scores). It’s also rugged enough to withstand any adventure you can throw at it and boasts up to 40 days of battery life. In our Garmin Fenix ​​7 review, we gave it four and a half stars, making this watch a solid choice.

Check out the full deal below, or browse the rest of the Black Friday deals here.

Get the Garmin Fenix ​​7 deal here:

Amazon has gone a step further. For just $5 extra, it includes the Garmin Fenix ​​7 with a selection of accessories.

Why get this Garmin deal?

We weren’t expecting any kind of significant discount on the Garmin Fenix ​​7 because it just came out this year, and current models don’t normally get big price cuts: this tends to be reserved for the older models as they’re undercut to make room for this year’s crop.

However, this is deal season, and Black Friday smartwatch deals often mean great price reductions where you least expect it. The triple-digit discount on the Garmin Fenix ​​7 puts it right in the price range of other slightly more mid-range watches in Garmin’s stable, like the Forerunner 955. Even the fan-favorite Forerunner 955 Solar fetches around 24 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, so it fails to measure the Fenix ​​7’s incredible staying power.

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Spotify wants to help novice podcasters sound like pros

Spotify is helping amateur hosts clean up their audio with a new background noise reduction tool in the Anchor podcast app.

The feature is called Audio Enhancement, which takes the form of a new button on Anchor’s recording screen. According to the ad (opens in new tab), all you have to do is record a podcast as normal, and when you’re listening to the audio, tap the button to drown out background noise, which also brings your voice to the forefront. Audio enhancement can be turned on and off during playback, so you can toggle to compare the two. despite what view video tips in (opens in new tab)you can use a pair of headphones with a microphone to record if you don’t want to hold your phone to your face.

Good – for beginners

Meta is finally trying to protect teens from ‘suspicious adults’ on Instagram and Facebook

In an effort to better protect underage users, Meta is adjusting default privacy settings on Facebook and Instagram to limit contact from “suspicious adults”.

Now, whenever a teenager logs into Facebook, their account will automatically have tighter privacy protections. This includes, but is not limited to, deciding who can see your friends list, which pages they follow, and who is allowed to comment on your posts. For accounts created prior to this update, Metastates (opens in new tab) it will start forcing those users to adopt those same settings, but it won’t force you. If this all sounds familiar, it’s because Instagram has implemented very similar changes in 2021 to protect the young people there.

power to the user

Mastodon will lose to Hive as the ‘next Twitter’ if it doesn’t solve 3 big problems

Ever since Twitter CEO Elon Musk took over the social media platform, users have been looking to alternatives like Mastodon to see if they can be suitable replacements for Twitter.

Users are moving for various reasons such as Twitter subscription service Blue available for $8 / £7 / AU$9 (opens in new tab) and offering Blue Ticks to subscribers, before being hastily withdrawn after a few days, and an increasing number of bugs plaguing users, such as app crashes and images refusing to load, which I’ve been experiencing lately.

The Rings of Power docuseries is a Lord of the Rings fan’s dream comeback

Surprise! A new documentary series on the development of The Rings of Power has debuted on Prime Video.

Available on Amazon’s streaming service today (November 21), The Making of The Rings of Power invites you back to Middle-earth for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at how the high fantasy series came to life. To coincide with the upcoming release of the Prime Video documentary, a trailer – showing what the Lord of the Rings can expect from the special looks series – has also dropped online.