Ben Patterson

Senior Writer

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

Cyber Monday deal: Snag a rare $50 discount on the Sonos One smart speaker

Put an Amazon Echo Show 5 on your bedside table for $50 on Black Friday

Put an Amazon Echo Show 5 on your bedside table for $50 on Black Friday

Amazon's smallest smart display is also one of its best, and it's getting a $40 discount for Black Friday.

3rd-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat gets a $70 Black Friday discount

3rd-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat gets a $70 Black Friday discount

Now’s the perfect time to jump on the Nest thermostat bandwagon.

The easy-to-install August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is $130 off for Black Friday

The easy-to-install August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is $130 off for Black Friday

Our favorite retrofit smart lock comes with a Wi-Fi bridge included, and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

You can buy the Google Nest Hub for 50% off on Black Friday, provided you get two

You can buy the Google Nest Hub for 50% off on Black Friday, provided you get two

Sam’s Club is offering a two-for-one Black Friday deal for Google’s 7-inch smart display.

Black Friday deal: Save $90 on the Ring Alarm Starter Kit and get a free Echo Dot while you’re at it

Black Friday deal: Save $90 on the Ring Alarm Starter Kit and get a free Echo Dot while you’re at it

Ring’s Black Friday deals went live a little early, and they include big savings on its easy-to-install starter kits.

Snap up a Google Home Mini for $19 during Black Friday

Snap up a Google Home Mini for $19 during Black Friday

Google’s original Home Mini is still one of the smartest small speakers around, and for Black Friday, it’s a steal.

Arlo Pro 2 four-camera bundle is selling at a $250 discount during Black Friday week

Arlo Pro 2 four-camera bundle is selling at a $250 discount during Black Friday week

No home security cameras yet? Snap up this Arlo Pro 2 starter kit while it’s on sale.

Best Black Friday TV deals: 4K TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, and more

Best Black Friday TV deals: 4K TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, and more

These eye-popping and deeply discounted 4K HDR TVs are calling your name.

Sony’s HT-Z9F 3.1 soundbar boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, and it’s $200 off for Black Friday week
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Sony’s HT-Z9F 3.1 soundbar boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, and it’s $200 off for Black Friday week

We also found some sweet Black Friday soundbar deals from Samsung, Vizio, Yamaha, and more.

Samsung’s post-Prime Day TV and soundbar deals include its gorgeous 8K QLED TV

Samsung’s post-Prime Day TV and soundbar deals include its gorgeous 8K QLED TV

Think 4K video looks amazing? Wait until you feast your eyes on Samsung’s 8K QLED TV, which is getting an impressive discount in the wake of Amazon Prime Day.

Amazon’s Echo Connect lets you make landline calls with your Echo devices, and it’s just $20 today

Amazon’s Echo Connect lets you make landline calls with your Echo devices, and it’s just $20 today

Making iPhone and Android phone calls with Alexa is a snap once you fiddle with the right settings, but did you know the Alexa/Echo combo works with landlines, too? All you need is an Echo Connect.

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