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Nintendo Classic $59

This one isn't a black Friday deal, but if you can find one - buy it! They’re adding stock daily and still sold out everywhere. I'd love an actual original console, but this will do!


Apple Watch Series 1

Starting at $198 (save $71.99 on Black Friday) at Target

 I've had this watch since day 1, and I still love it and wear it almost every day. This original version doesn’t have GPS and isn't waterproof, but it is great for being aware of your health and offers many convenient options to stay connected. To compare the Series 2 starts at $369.

To compare, the Series 2 starts at $369.

Fun Bonus! Apple recently offered an Activity Challenge:
This Thanksgiving Day, earn a special achievement by completing a walk, run or wheelchair workout of at least 5K (3.1 mi)."


Everyone who knows me is aware that I'm a pretty loyal Apple fan, so I'll first you recommend looking into the iPads that are available at a slightly lower price this holiday season. If you're looking to get your first tablet, take a look at this basic tablet available at a very reasonable price.

Amazon Fire 7

The original cost is only $49, but it will be even lower this Black Friday. Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Staples will offer the Amazon Fire 7 for only $33.33. The tablet is the definition of entry-level, but has a 7” screen, 8BG space, available in multiple colors.

If you're a Prime Member, you also get unlimited access to a broad selection of songs, books, videos and more. Prime Memberships are being offered at a discounted rate of $79 per year (Originally $99).


Microsoft Office 365 Home

You can get a 1-year subscription to the Personal version of Office 365 for only $59 at Walmart (originally $99). Along with OneDrive cloud storage space, you will also have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype. 

Faculty, staff and students of FSCJ receive Microsoft Office 365 for free on up to 5 devices. 

Samsung Gear VR

Save $40 on this gadget that allows users to get a taste of virtual reality, my favorite innovative technology. The Samsung Gear VR works with the Galaxy S7 family of phones is usually $59.99, will be on sale this Black Friday. 

Check it out here: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-vr/


DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera

The camera is reliable and better than some of the higher end models. The Phantom 3 Standard has GPS automated flight and most of the features you’d find in drones that cost three times as much.  The DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone will be on sale for Black Friday for between $369-399, depending on features.