Best Cyber Monday Deals at Amazon

These tech and home products that did well in CR's tests are all still on sale

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Amazon is one of the go-to online retailers for deals, especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And although Cyber Monday is officially over, the online retail giant still has plenty to offer.

This year, due to inventory shortages, shipping delays, and other issues, Amazon and other retailers started promoting Black Friday prices weeks ago, but starting Black Friday, we saw even more deals on more products. And those sales are continuing through Cyber Monday and on into Cyber Week, giving you more chances to shop and save.

The key is to buy when you find what you’re looking for, because we’ve seen prices fluctuating and products going out of stock for weeks. Plus, the sooner you check out, the better odds you have of getting your items on time for the holidays.

CR’s experts have been tirelessly scouring sale ads and retailer sites to find the best discounts on top-rated items, and we’re continuing to update our coverage through Cyber Monday and Cyber Week.

Amazon has deals on everything from headphones to laptops, speakers, and streaming devices, as well as small kitchen appliances, vacuums, and more. Below you’ll find the best ongoing Cyber Monday deals we’ve come across so far. Be sure to check back often to see the latest offers.

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Laptops, Chromebooks, and Tablets
Small Kitchen Appliances
Vacuums and Robotic Vacuums
Home Goods
Smart Home
Streaming Devices
Speakers and Sound Bars
Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches


Unlike the AirPods Pro, these second-generation AirPods don’t get high marks for sound in Consumer Reports’ testing. But there’s no denying the appeal of true wireless earphones for many Apple fans. If you buy the earbuds with the standard charging case directly from Apple, you’ll pay $160, but a number of retailers are selling them for much less.

CR’s test results: Apple AirPods (second-generation) true wireless earbuds

Apple Airpods (3rd gen)

Apple’s third-generation AirPods are the latest in the company’s ever-popular line of headphones, and it’s a major upgrade over the previous model. The third-generation are similar to the second-generation AirPods (which are also on sale, below). They feature a number of tweaks and improvements though, chief among them being a significant bump in sound quality. Just don’t get them mixed up with the noise-canceling AirPods Pro—like the classic AirPods, these let in sound from your environment on purpose. That can make it hard to hear your music in noisy surroundings, but they won’t leave you totally cut off from the outside world. 

We’re seeing some handsome discounts, which is a little unexpected for a product that only launched in October. Amazon will give you an extra $20 off its already lowered price at check out.

CR’s test results: Apple AirPods (3rd-gen.)

Sony makes some of the best true wireless noise-canceling earbuds on the market, and the WF-1000XM4 is the company’s best model yet. You can expect exceptional audio quality and sound-blocking performance, our testing shows, as well as advanced features such as variable noise cancellation, which you can adjust to let in more or less sound, a monitor mode to actively pipe in audio from your surroundings, and the Speak-to-Chat function, which can automatically pause the music when you start talking.

According to Sony, the XM4 has a 5.5-hour battery life and comes with a portable charging case that holds 16 hours’ worth of power before it needs to be plugged in again. We’re not seeing jaw-dropping bargains on this model so far, but we have spotted a couple of worthwhile discounts.

CR’s test results: Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds

Laptops, Chromebooks, and Tablets

This is a classic Chromebook: lower-end specs in exchange for a relatively inexpensive price. The model has a MediaTek processor, 4GB of memory, and 32GB of flash storage, which is similar to but slower than solid state. If you put aside the pokey performance, you may still appreciate the lengthy battery life (12 hours) and decent display quality. The Chromebook has a 2-in-1 convertible hinge, too, which lets you fold the device into “tent mode” to prop up the screen for easy slide presentation or video viewing.

CR’s test results: Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3

Recently replaced by the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, this 13.3-inch model still offers good value with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 gigabytes of memory, and a spacious 256GB solid-state drive. That makes it fast and versatile, especially when you factor in the touch-screen display. The battery life is a modest 7 hours, though, so this model may be best suited for those who are fine with being tethered to a charging cable for part of the day. It’s worth noting that this model went for $599 on Cyber Monday.

CR’s test results: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook


Casper’s flagship The Casper foam mattress is a great option for back sleepers. It earns high scores in our back sleeper support tests for every body size. For side sleepers, this mattress is still a solid choice, with nearly as high scores for each body size. The Casper is slightly firmer than average, earning a 6 on our firmness scale. Casper foam mattresses also get top marks for comfort and owner satisfaction, according to data from our member survey.

CR’s test results: Casper Original (2020)

CR’s tests show that Tuft & Needle makes decent mattresses all-around. The Original got above-average scores in our tests for all side sleepers and middling scores for back sleepers. It also performed well in breathability tests, so it might be a good option if you sleep hot. But our testers found that this model may be softer than advertised, so be sure to read up on each model before you buy.

CR’s test results: Tuft & Needle T&N Original mattress

For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Deals on Mattresses


This set from Insignia, Best Buy’s house brand, does a nice job overall with both high-definition and 4K ultra-high definition picture quality. But like many less expensive TVs, it can’t get bright enough to deliver a compelling HDR experience. Amazon’s Fire TV smart streaming service and Alexa voice-enabled digital assistant are built into the set.

CR’s test results: Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch TV

Consumers looking for a smaller value-priced smart TV should consider this 2020 set. It has fine overall picture quality, plus Amazon’s Fire TV smart system built in. Like many sets this size, it has a fairly narrow viewing angle, but odds are you’re not planning to host a movie-night party around a 32-inch screen, so that’s not a big concern. And these are decent savings: The model is now back to the same price we saw during Prime Day, making this a great time to buy.

CR’s test results: Toshiba 32LF221U21 32-inch TV

This 55-inch 4K set, though not cheap, is a good deal—it’s a step-up model in Hisense’s 2021 line, with a lot of features (quantum dots full-array LED backlights) that make it a fine overall performer in terms of both picture quality and HDR performance. It supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG HDR formats, and it’s an Android TV with Google Assistant built in, plus it will work with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

CR’s test results: Hisense 55U8G 55-inch TV

Vizio 55-Inch 4K Smart TV

While we didn’t test this specific model, the Vizio M55Q7-J01, other Vizio M-Series sets—sandwiched between the entry-level L-Series models and P-Series flagship sets—have typically offered a nice balance of performance and price, doing very well for overall picture quality but not quite as well for HDR. This model was just $529.99 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, however.

For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday TV Deals

Small Kitchen Appliances

The 1,800-watt Breville toaster oven receives great marks in our baking test. With eight rack positions and a temperature range of 80° F to 480° F, it’s terrific at toasting but takes longer than others. Beyond the basics, it has a convection option, a setting that dehydrates fruits and vegetables for healthy snacking, and an air fryer that trims the fat from favorite foods. How? By using high heat and a convection fan to circulate hot air to “fry” foods with little or no oil. We tried it, cooking fresh chicken wings, frozen curly fries, and a variety of other foods, and found that they were crispy outside and moist inside.

CR’s test results: Breville Smart Oven Air Convection BOV900BSSUSC

The Dreo Air Fryer earns high scores in CR’s tests for the ease and legibility of its controls, ease of cleaning, and relatively quiet operating noise. The basket’s claimed capacity is 4 quarts, but CR’s test engineers measured it at 2.5 quarts. The one-year warranty is on a par with most of the models we test. You’ll need to click the on-page coupon before adding it to your cart to get the savings at Amazon.

CR’s test results: Dreo air fryer

This model performed exceptionally well in our icy drinks (Smoothies) test, which gauges how well the blender mixes up Pina Coladas. And it also did a great job at pureeing soup. It gave just a middling performance on our ice crush test, and our noise test. The latter score is on par with most Vitamix’s in our ratings. 

CR test results: Vitamix Ascent A2500

A great option overall. In addition to earning high marks in CR’s tests for icy drinks, puréeing, and durability, the blender has a programmable timer for custom recipes; you simply set the desired time and it will turn off automatically. Plus, the appliance is integrated with wireless connectivity, allowing you to download new programs from its app.

CR test results: Vitamix Ascent Series A3500

Vitamix’s 8-cup blender excels in our icy-drinks tests, meaning it will also turn out superb smoothies. This blender also scores well on our tests for pureeing soup and crushing ice. Like most blenders we tested, this Vitamix gets high marks in our durability tests, in which we crush ice 45 times over a 2-day period. This blender is noisy—most we test are. Vitamix says this model can make hot soups, a claim we tested, and the result was smooth, hot soup in about 5 minutes.

CR’s test results: Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

Vacuums and Robotic Vacuums

You don’t need to shell out a grand for a good robotic vacuum. Typically selling for around $220, the Eufy 11S earns high scores in our carpet cleaning test and does even better on bare floors. Though it’s not the most efficient cleaner (testers noted that it sometimes scatters debris), it does the job, operates quietly (like many robotic vacuums), and has a cliff sensor to keep it from tumbling down stairs. This robotic vacuum isn’t WiFi-enabled, so you can’t control it remotely from a smartphone app, but that also means it can’t be hacked. Eufy robotic vacuums as a whole receive top marks for reliability, meaning this model is unlikely to break down within the next three years. Overall, CR members have been very satisfied with their Eufy models in our recent surveys. Make sure to click the on-page coupon before adding this model to your cart to get the full savings.

CR’s test results: Eufy 11S robotic vacuum

The RoboVac G30 Edge from Eufy isn’t great on carpet, but it boasts top marks for cleaning bare floors. This model was top-notch at navigation—not all robotics are. It’s also WiFi enabled, meaning you can control it from your smartphone. But if you’re concerned about locking down your data, know that all of Eufy’s robotic vacuums are only so-so at protecting your data privacy and security.

CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac G30 Edge

The cordless, lightweight LG CordZero A9 gets top marks on all CR performance tests, especially when it comes to bare floors. It comes with two brushes—one soft roller for hard surfaces and a brush for carpets. The LG is equipped with two batteries, so you can charge one while vacuuming with the other. The charging stand is self-standing, so there’s no need to hang it on a wall.

CR’s test results: LG CordZero A9 

The Shark Apex DuoClean aces all of CR’s cleaning tests, including earning top marks on our difficult carpet test. The DuoClean powerhead includes a bristle roller and a soft roller, so you can easily move from floor to carpet and back again. And this machine cleans itself by automatically clearing hair from the brush roll. The little vac is easy to maneuver under furniture, and it has LED lights. The dustbin pops in and out with ease and, unlike some other stick vacs, this one stands on its own, making it easier to store. In our member survey, Shark corded sticks rated among the best for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

CR’s test results: Shark Apex DuoClean Corded ZS362 vacuum

The “ultralight” moniker for the Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 refers to its light hand vac mode (our testers weighed it at 2.9 pounds). The Shark aced our tests for carpet, bare floors, and pet hair, and has scores for cleaning edges that are almost as impressive. Although not as versatile as a cordless vacuum, this model has a 30-foot cord that’s long enough so that you won’t have to constantly map out your electrical outlets.

CR’s test results: Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 stick vacuum

The feature-packed Tango EX usually costs a bit more than the Tineco Pure One S11, but the performance is similar. This model has all the bells and whistles of its brandmate, including an LED panel that indicates battery life and suction power. In addition to the main power brush, it comes with a soft power brush, a nice extra if you have wood floors. It runs for 17 minutes on one charge. You can use Tineco’s app to monitor battery life, but if you don’t want to be bothered with another app on your phone, you can get all the information you need from the LED panel.

CR’s test results: Tineco Pure One S11 Tango EX

Impressive cleaning, lots of airflow for tools, and fairly quiet running help make this bagless canister a top pick. It’s also a great choice for picking up after cats or dogs. Key features include manual carpet pile-height adjustment, suction control, a brush on/off switch, and a retractable cord. One caveat: Handling this vacuum’s 23 pounds takes some muscle. Make sure you click on the on-page coupon box to get the full savings.

CR’s test results: Kenmore 22614 canister vacuum

For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Deals on Vacuums


The 12-piece Cuisinart Green Gourmet nonstick set aces all our key cooking tests. Pancakes brown evenly in the frying pan, and eggs slide out one after another without sticking. We were able to easily maintain sauce at a low simmer, and the 6-quart Dutch oven quickly brought water to a near-boil. This top-scoring set is made of anodized aluminum, a process that hardens the surface. One of the pieces is a steamer insert.

This set originally sold for more than $500 but typically retails for closer to $260 and rarely dips lower.

CR’s test results: Cuisinart Green Gourmet Hard Anodized GG-12 cookware set

Home Goods

This machine can clear a room. It’s one of only three models that earn top scores for particle removal at both the high- and low-speed settings. It runs whisper-quiet at low speeds but is noisy on high speed. It’ll clean the air quickly, but you won’t want to be in the room while it does, especially if you’re having a conversation or watching TV. Of course, you pay for all that performance. It’s one of the most expensive air purifiers in our ratings, but this massive discount makes it much more appealing. Keep in mind that’s just the initial cost; filter replacements and energy use will set you back around $225 per year. The machine weighs a hefty 30 pounds but has casters that make it easy to cart from room to room. Its claimed capacity is a room of 775 square feet.

CR’s test results: Blueair Classic 605 air purifier

Smart Home

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

Arlo’s smart floodlight camera sets itself apart from other models in design alone. The sleek device doesn’t immediately give itself away as a security cam, and because it runs on a rechargeable battery, you won’t have to worry about pesky wires. The camera records a 160-degree angle in 2K (with high dynamic range, or HDR), though our tester found that the quality wasn’t quite as sharp as 2K ought to be. It also has two-way audio and color night vision. You have to pay for a subscription if you want motion detection alerts, though, and we found that setup was a little troublesome, resulting in a call to customer service to get things running smoothly. Amazon is selling the camera for $50 off; Costco is selling it at list price but with a free solar panel charger, which usually costs $60.

CR’s review: Arlo Pro 3 floodlight camera

The August Smart Lock is a retrofit model, meaning it replaces only the interior thumb-turn side of your home’s deadbolt. (The benefit of this solution? You can keep your current house keys and let the exterior side of the deadbolt continue to match your front door’s knob or handleset.) This August model does quite well in our tests, especially when it comes to its ease of connectivity and many convenience features. Those features include auto-lock, auto-unlock, an access log to track who comes and goes, and electronic keys for guests. This deal includes the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, normally $79 on its own, which adds remote control via the August app and voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

CR’s test results: August Smart Lock AUG-SL04-M01-S04

The retrofit August Smart Lock Pro offers a ton of smart features, including auto-locking and unlocking, voice and app control (via Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit/Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings), access logs, electronic keys, a door sensor (to tell whether the door is closed, not just locked), and compatibility with Z-Wave Plus smart home hubs. This deal includes the August Connect WiFi adapter, $79, which adds remote access features and third-party voice/app control to the lock’s repertory. It earns top scores for convenience in our tests and is very easy to set up. If you’d like to use a PIN with this lock, August sells a separate wireless keypad for $60.

CR’s test results: August Smart Lock Pro AUG-SL-CON

Interested in a smart lock, but tired of hubs and dongles? The August WiFi Smart Lock is one of a growing number of smart locks that connects directly to WiFi, no hub needed. This August is also a retrofit model, meaning it replaces only the interior side of your deadbolt so you can keep your existing keys. It performs quite well in our tests, including for its ease of remote access and convenience features. Those features include auto-locking and unlocking, voice and app control (via Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit/Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings), access logs, electronic keys, and a door sensor. The lock is on sale for $50 off at a number of retailers, and Best Buy is offering an exclusive bundle of the lock with a wireless keypad, worth $60, for $219.99.

CR’s test results: August WiFi Smart Lock AUG SL05-M01-G01

Our tests show that SimpliSafe simply makes one of the best home security systems you can buy. The system receives high scores across the board, but it stands out in particular for its ease of setup, motion detection, and array of essential security features. The system also offers optional professional monitoring, where trained dispatchers notify you and police when your alarm goes off, for a monthly fee. A number of different system bundles are currently on sale at Amazon. They all vary in the number of sensors and security cameras they include, so it’s worth checking out each bundle to find the one that best suits your needs. We think the nine-piece bundle for $180, linked above, represents the best value, but Amazon also has five-piece10-piece, and 12-piece bundles for sale. But Costco has the best deal on a SimpliSafe kit, a 10-piece bundle for $130.

CR’s test results: SimpliSafe The Essentials SS3-01

The Ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control is unusual in that it doubles as a smart thermostat and a full-featured voice assistant on your wall. You have a choice in voice assistants, too. You can use either Amazon Alexa or—provided you own an Apple HomePod smart speaker—Apple Siri. In our thermostat tests, this model offers great automation of heating and cooling, and is very easy to manually control. It also comes with a wireless remote temperature sensor to balance heating and cooling in other areas of your home. Other features include an occupancy sensor to tell whether people are home, vacation scheduling, a touch screen, and app and/or voice control via Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings.

CR’s test results: ecobee Smart with Voice Control EB-STATe5-01

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat has been around for a while, but it’s still one of the top-rated models in our ratings, thanks to its impeccable automation skills. It also offers a ton of smart features, including an occupancy sensor, geofencing, and voice and app control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings. The thermostat is on sale for $70 off at a number of retailers, but Costco is also including a free wireless remote Nest Temperature Sensor, worth $39. The sensor can be placed in another room away from the thermostat to better balance heating and cooling throughout your home. One note: If your current thermostat lacks a C-wire, you might also need Google’s wiring adapter to complete installation. It’s sold separately for $25 at AmazonBest BuyGoogle, and Walmart.

CR’s test results: Google Nest Learning Thermostat

This smart thermostat from Honeywell earns top marks in our test for manual operation and does a great job of automating your heating and cooling. It comes with a wireless remote temperature sensor for more precise temperature control throughout your home and offers a number of other features, including geofencing, a built-in occupancy sensor, a touch screen, vacation scheduling, and voice and app control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings (but not Apple HomeKit). Additional temperature sensors cost $40 each or $75 for a two-pack and are available at AmazonBest Buy, and Honeywell Home.

CR’s test results: Honeywell Home T9 RCHT9510WF smart thermostat

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control

Do you often forget to close your garage door? If so, you might want to consider giving it an upgrade with a Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control. This affordable little gadget connects to your garage door motor and allows you to remotely open and close your door, see its open/close status, and schedule it to automatically close if it’s left open. The device also works with the Amazon Key in-garage delivery service, which allows Amazon drivers to leave packages in your garage to keep them safe from porch pirates. The service is free for Amazon Prime members. In our evaluation, both the Chamberlain device and the Amazon Key service worked flawlessly. The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control is currently $5 off, and Amazon gives you a $30 store credit toward your first Key delivery, essentially making the device free.

CR’s review: Amazon Key and Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control

Streaming Devices

This 4K player from Roku is selling at the same low price at numerous retailers, probably because it’s being replaced by the new Roku Express 4K+ model, which has a faster processor, better WiFi, and more storage. The Premiere is an entry-level 4K model that comes with a basic remote control.

CR’s test results: Roku Premiere

Roku Streaming Stick 4K

This new 4K stick-style player from Roku comes with a decent set of features, including a faster processor and better WiFi than its predecessor had, plus support for the HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR formats. The included voice remote lets you power up your TV, adjust the volume, control your Roku device, and search across thousands of channels using your voice.

For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Deals on Streaming Devices

Speakers & Sound Bars

The latest Echo is better than its predecessor in every way. The new Zigbee hub is a useful smart home upgrade. And the sound quality is improved with strong but slightly boomy bass and enough volume to fill a medium-sized room. That said, the latest Echo still can’t compete with the very best sounding smart speakers like the Sonos One or Amazon’s Echo Studio.

CR’s test results: Amazon Echo (4th generation)

That’s a nice price. And the Dot’s smart speaker functionality rates right up there with Amazon’s best options, because the processing of Alexa voice commands is done on the company’s cloud-based servers. But the model’s sound leaves a lot to be desired. This is not a bad choice, though, as a) a stocking stuffer b) a speaker for podcasts and other less-than-demanding content or c) a way to add smart speaker functionality to a higher-quality Bluetooth speaker.

CR’s test results: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen.)

The Show 8 has an 8-inch touch screen (ideal for displaying online recipes), responds to voice commands (useful when you’ve got messy hands), and has a camera that can adjust the focus to “follow” you as you move about the room on a video call. The device’s footprint is also significantly smaller than that of the new Show 10, which needs a beach-ball-sized space on the countertop to provide clearance for a rotating screen. As with many smart speakers, though, the Show 8’s sound quality is somewhat lacking, according to our testers, who noted the model’s strident high frequencies.

CR’s test results: Amazon Echo Show 8

Fitness Trackers & Smartwatches

If you want to brag to friends that you got a deal on the latest Apple Watch, Amazon, Sam’s Club, and Walmart are offering token discounts of $15 to $20 on the Series 7. The model has a slightly larger display and faster battery charging than its predecessor, but there’s no big reason to upgrade beyond that

CR’s test results: Apple Watch Series 7

Sleeker than its predecessor, the inexpensive Versa 2 smartwatch features a bright AMOLED display and a microphone that lets you use voice commands to access the built-in Amazon Alexa digital assistant. The model receives praise from our testers for being easy to use and read in both bright and low light. It’s also great at tracking steps and heart rate.

CR’s test results: Fitbit Versa 2

If your gift-getter is a runner, the Versa 3 is a solid smartwatch choice because it has built-in GPS capability. The speaker and the mic allow you to take calls when the watch is tethered to your smartphone. Our testers found the model’s step counting and heart-rate monitoring to be solid, too.

CR’s test results: Fitbit Versa 3

Loaded with features and style, the Luxe is a fitness tracker that drifts into smartwatch territory. In addition to Fitbit’s robust array of fitness functions, the model adds an EKG function usually found on smartwatches and some stress-monitoring features. The slim, sleek, and shiny case works as well in the office as the gym.

CR’s test results: Fitbit Luxe

Fitbit’s top-of-the-line tracker adds smartwatch-like functions for stress management and EKG monitoring to the manufacturer’s usual array of fitness features. The model has a color display and a stainless steel case, both upgrades from the Charge 4. The Charge 5 is very easy to use, solid at counting steps, and okay at heart rate accuracy. The $180 price is just a bit steep, and this $50 discount helps with that. 

CR’s test results: Fitbit Charge 5

This slim, inexpensive tracker offers features such as sleep tracking. The reasonably small screen may send you to the manufacturer’s app in search of more detailed fitness data, but our testers found the heart rate monitoring and step count to be reasonably accurate. The model doesn’t have GPS, though, which makes it less useful for runners looking to keep track of their mileage.

CR’s test results: Garmin Vivosmart 4

For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Deals on Apple Watches, Fitness Trackers, and Other Wearables