Black Friday Tech Deals 2011

Since today is Black Friday and many companies and retailers, both online and off, are offering discounts on lots of products that can be found in-store and online, I figured I would compile a list of some technology related deals and product discounts that I found on various websites, such as Amazon.com and the websites for individual retailers, such as Best Buy, etc.

Amazon.com Technology Deals

Kindle DX – $259.00

The Kindle DX is one of the “older” members of Amazon’s Kindle family of e-book readers, in that it was first announced in May of 2009. However, this does not mean that the Kindle DX is behind the other versions of the popular e-book reader. The Kindle DX received an update in July of 2010, which was known as the Kindle DX “Graphite”, and was the third-generation of the Kindle DX.

Some of the features of the Kindle DX include a 9.7 inch (diagonal) e-ink screen, which works well when reading in sunlight, as it reduces glare, as well as having a thickness of only 1/3 of an inch, which, according to the Amazon website, is as thin as most magazines are. In addition, the Kindle DX features a free 3G wireless connection, a 1 week battery life (with wireless enabled) or a 2 – 3 week battery life, provided you have disabled the wireless connection.

Also, the Amazon Kindle DX has a memory that can hold 3,500 books, magazines, documents, etc., as well as a built in PDF reader, among other features, which you can find on the Amazon Kindle DX webpage.

Original Price: $379.00

Deal Price: $259.00

Savings: $120.00

Cannon PowerShot SX230HS 12 MP Digital Camera – $199.99

The Cannon PowerShot SX230HS digital camera is another great deal that is being offered on Amazon.com.

If you’re looking for a new camera or are looking for a gift to give to someone who loves to take photos and videos, perhaps you should consider this product.

Some features of the Cannon PowerShot SX230HS camera include Cannon’s HD System, with a 12.1 megapixel resolution, the ability to record 1080p HD videos with stereo audio, a GPS tracker and logger, so you can remember where you took your photos, a 14x optical zoom with an optical image stabilizer, as well as a 4x digital zoom, and a 28mm wide-angle lens.

This camera also features a “Smart AUTO” mode, which can be used to have the camera automatically select the proper settings for your camera to use, based on a library of 32 predefined shooting situations.

For more information on the Cannon PowerShot SX230HS digital camera, as well as for user reviews, etc., you can check out the product’s information page on Amazon.com.

Original Price: $349.00

Deal Price: $199.99

Savings: $149.01

Walmart.com Technology Deals

Samsung 32 Inch LCD HDTV – $278.00

The Samsung LN32D403 HD television is one of the deals that is being offered on the Walmart.com website as a part of their Black Friday specials, in addition to a variety of other products, including more TVs, etc.

Some features of the Samsung LN32D403 HDTV include a 32 inch class size screen (or a 31.5 inch screen, when measured diagonally from corner to corner). This Samsung TV has a 16:9 aspect ratio LCD display, which has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Also, this television features a built-in digital tuner, so you can watch your favorite TV shows and such, without having to purchase an external analog-to-digital converter box. The Samsung LN32D403 HDTV also has a 20,000 : 1 contrast ratio, as well as a “wide color enhancer”, which, according to Walmart’s website “provides natural and realistic color”.

In addition, this TV features “ConnectShare JPEG”, which enables users to plug a USB flash drive, MP3 player, or other USB device into their TV and view pictures, videos, as well as listen to music, right on the TV without the need to install any additional hardware or software.

There are two HDMI inputs on this television, as well, so users can input things, such as video games, DVD  or BluRay players, etc., and view the content in high definition.

For more information on the Samsung LN32D403 32 inch HDTV, including additional hardware specifications and such, you should check out the product’s page on the Walmart website.

Price: $278.00

Sony Speaker Dock for iPhone and iPod Touch  – $49.00

Another deal being offered on Walmart.com is for a Sony Speaker Dock for the iPod Touch and iPhone.

Some of the features of this product include a dual-alarm, as well as an easy to set “A-B alarm”, as well as the option to set alarms for 2, 5, or 7 days. Also, this Sony Speaker Dock enables users to set the brightness of the LCD display.

Additionally, this Sony Speaker Dock has “Mega Bass” and “Mega Xpand” sound features and comes with a remote control, an AC cord and adapter, an audio-in cable, an AM loop antenna, so users can listen to music and content, in addition to what they have on their iPod Touch or iPhone, as well as a universal dock adapter for the iPhone and a universal dock adapter for the iPhone 3G.

If you’d like more information about the Sony Speaker Dock for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you should check out the product description page on the Walmart website.

Original Price: $99.99

Deal Price: $49.00

Savings: $50.99

Sandisk 4GB and 8GB Flashdrives – $5.00 and $9.00

While this isn’t a “big” product in terms of expenses or savings, as well as physical size, I thought it was worth mentioning that Walmart.com also has a deal on these two Sandisk flashdrives, which may come in handy if you’re someone who happens to be looking for a deal on them or are some who simply likes to have a couple of extra storage devices hanging around.

The 4GB Sandisk flashdrive is being offered for $5.00 and the 8GB Sandisk flashdrive is available for $9.00, which I thought was a pretty good deal!

However, I’m not sure what the color choices are for these flashdrives, as the pages that linked to for these two products offer the 4GB version in navy blue and the 8GB version in red. (I don’t know if they have other colors available on the website or not, but it may be worth a look if you have a preference.)

Other Deals

As you can imagine, there are also a variety of other deals being offered online, through many different retailers and websites, including deals from Apple, BestBuy Staples, OverStock.com, as well as other online retailers and websites.

Also, many of the discounted items that are available online may also be available in-store, depending on which retailer you are looking at. If you’d rather pick up an item in-store, in order to avoid the costs and wait associated with shipping an item that you purchased online, it may be a good idea to call the store you plan on going to beforehand and ask if they have the item you are looking for in stock, so as to avoid making a trip for nothing.

Have you found any Black Friday deals online that you thought were good or would like to share? If so, please feel free to post a comment below!

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