You can save a bundle on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but oftentimes to get the best savings you have to settle for a gadget that's not necessarily exactly what you want just because it's deeply discounted. So Dealzmodo went out and scored Black Friday savings for Gizmodo readers on cool stuff that you actually want. You're welcome, and enjoy.
We're continually updating this list and adding deals through Cyber Monday, so bookmark and come back!
Update 11/24 1:00PM: Added a Sound Earphones promotion code.
Update 11/24 11:00PM: InMotion Hosting's incredible $10 for a year of web hosting is live.
Update 11/26 12:01AM: Added start time for the i__d B&H sale + cheap price on Nikon D5100
Update 11/26 9:00 AM: Added a freakin' iPad with Retina Display for $425
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A pair of great headphones is an excellent gift for a close friend (or yourself!) The problem is the headphones you want rarely go on sale. But with Sound Earphone's promotion for 25% off gift cards (read: 25% off everything they sell), you could pick up a pair of our gift guide-recommended Sennheiser HD-280, or if you really wanted to treat someone, the Grado PS500, all at prices you won't see again anytime soon. Just plug in the code Dealzmodo.
Right now you can buy an iPad with Retina Display for only $425. That's a pretty good deal for what remains the premier and most-desired tablet this hoikday season. This isn't the "fourth generation," so it's still got a 30-pin connector, but it's still a tablet that can do anything you need a tablet to do. Here's the link to the product, but with this exclusive to get the $425 iPad you've got to call B&H up here: 800-875-8136. Mention Gizmodo.
And B&H also has strong deals for other Apple stuff with 50% off Applecare. Check out all their Black Friday deals here.
>>[B&H Photo] Starts 11/26 at 12:00 AM
Cool Material is offering 17% off with the code GIZ17. It works with a bunch of items that would make perfect gifts—at least, I'd personally love to get any of these as gifts. You can pick up some titanium collar stays, a badass survival kit, or this impossibly cool lamp that also doubles as a bookmark.
Software! Our friends over at Stack Social are offering Parallels for $60—which already saves you $20—and then they throw in four other premium apps: SnagIt, VirusBarrier, MacOptimizer, and Rubbernet. Snagit's a great screen capture app, and the other three are really nice bonuses as well.
>>[Stack Social] Active now!
This is the ultimate stuffing stocker for anyone who likes taking photos with their phone. So, everyone. A universal, impossibly clever macro lens that works with all phones—yup, the iPhone, the Galaxy S3, and any other camera with a small lens that you can strap a rubber band around. And with the code GIZMACRO you can save 25% on orders of three or more—get a bunch, and spread camera-phone cheer this season.
>>[Easy-Macro] Active now!
You've been waiting for generic iPhone lightning cables, and now we've got them. The code GIZ5MOD takes off 10% from everything from iPhone5Mod, which is already significantly less than Apple's offerings.
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You bring your wallet everywhere. You bring your phone everywhere. See a redundancy? We've worked with our friends at MapiCases to offer the Tion case in Brown—made from 100% real, nice leather—for only $22.99. Every other day except for Black Friday it's $45. Use the coupon code OTTOGIZMODO.
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We've worked with our friends at Sneekpeeq to bring you pretty amazing discounts on some really cool gadgets and toys. Sneekpeeq has a modern and advanced storefront—their iPad app is pretty great—and today they're offering awesome lamps and speakers for 45% off for Gizmodo readers. That's not even including the impossibly cool, all-electric Jetson scooter—which you can save 25% on. To turn on these exclusive discounts you simply have to go through these links.
Do you want a lightsaber—or, the closest thing on earth to a lightsaber? You can still save 10% on wicked cool Wicked Lasers with the code wicked2012. That code covers laser pointers, the laser saber, and the world's most powerful flashlight.
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It's really hard to get someone a cell phone as a present—most smartphones in the United States come with a contract, and that's really hard to give to someone who's not part of your close family. But you can give anyone the gift of a protected iPhone—someone you know (maybe you!) is walking around with a broken screen. Help 'em out with a $12 Otterbox Defender if they've got an iPhone 4 or 4s, and a $16.80 Defender if they've got the iPhone 5. Whisper the code 20GIZ at the checkout.
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