The 12 best Black Friday deals on Google hardware (2022): Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, Nest Cam

Google is getting a jump in the holiday shopping season before the real black Friday chaos begins next week. Right out of the gate, its latest Pixel phones, Pixel Buds wireless earbuds, and smart home gadgets we like are heavily discounted. let’s dive in

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Pixel phone deals

Pixel 7 (left) and Pixel 7 Pro (right)

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Google’s latest flagship phone, the Pixel 7 (8/10, WIRED recommends), barely a month old, but it’s already on sale. That’s impressive, since one of the biggest things we like is the low price in the first place. At $600, it’s the best value you can find in the android world. But now, the Pixel 7 is $100 off. You get fast performance, a 90Hz display, wireless charging, all-day battery life, one of the best cameras in a smartphone, and lots of useful smart features you’ll use every day (which can read more about here).

There’s also the Pixel 7 Pro (8/10, WIRED recommends), which adds a few advantages over the standard Pixel 7, namely a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a really great 5X optical zoom camera, a macro mode for taking close-ups, and a slightly longer battery life. That’s not to mention the larger 6.7-inch screen, which is better for anyone who prefers more screen real estate. These Pixels also come with five years of security updates, which is some of the best you’ll find on Android, though three years of OS updates isn’t quite as good as what Samsung offers.

If you don’t want to spend that much on a smartphone, get the Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED recommends), which is our favorite smartphone for most people. This more budget-conscious phone still produces some of the best photos for the price, and you get a brilliant AMOLED screen, all-day battery life, fast performance, and five years of security updates. (Also, many of the smart software features The Pixels are known for .) You sacrifice some bells and whistles like wireless charging or a higher screen refresh rate, but for the price, it’s a steal.

Pixel Accessories Deals

Google Pixel Buds Pro

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The A-series of Pixel Buds (8/10, WIRED recommends) work just as well as Apple’s standard AirPods (if not better), and are much cheaper to boot, especially now. They work best with Android phones, as they’ll pair instantly and have easy access to the Google Assistant (though they’ll work with iPhones with some limitations). You get crystal clear sound, sweat resistance, and touch-sensitive buttons on the buttons to control music. The five-hour battery life isn’t great, but it’s easier to stomach at this price. You can only recharge them via USB-C.

Kick things up a notch with Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends), which are super comfortable wireless headphones to use, have even better sound (especially the bass), and sit in a case that supports wireless charging. Battery life is a bit longer here, at seven hours, and active noise cancellation does a decent job of muting the outside world. There’s also a solid transparent mode to let in ambient sounds so you’re more aware of your surroundings.

pixel clock

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of Google first pixel watch loses some key features at launch, like SpOtwo detection, automatic training detection and fall detection (coming soon), but it is a gorgeous smart watch which is really comfortable and accurate in tracking health and fitness basics: heart rate tracking plus EKGs. Its responsive interface allows you to keep track of notifications and reply to messages, even phone calls. Unfortunately, the battery life is lackluster and it charges slowly, so this will always be a priority. It only works with Android phones.

Do you have a Pixel phone? hook this Wireless charger, which is rated to fast charge pixels without having to plug in a cable. It’s expensive, but it has other neat tricks, too. You can automatically turn on Do Not Disturb and Bedtime modes on Pixel phones, which will silence notifications. You can turn your screen into a digital photo frame or display smart home controls like a Intelligent ScreenAnd when the sun rises, it will try to mimic sunlight to gently wake you up before the alarm goes off.

Smart home deals

Google Nest indoor and outdoor camera

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The Nest Cam (battery) is one of our top picks for outdoor security cameras, especially if you want to stick to the Google Assistant ecosystem. It has a simple magnetic mounting plate and its battery will last a little over a month before needing to be recharged. 1080p quality is pretty good, even when night vision kicks in in low light. A Nest Aware subscription is not required, but adds some useful features. There is a version with a reflector for $190 ($90 off)and the wired version of this Nest Cam (indoor) is also on sale for $70 ($30 off).

The state-of-the-art Nest thermostat can control your heating and central air, learning your patterns over time to intelligently adjust the temperature as needed. In some cases, you can help reduce energy costs by turning off your systems when you’re not home and getting your home back to a comfortable temperature before you return.

Google Chromecast with Google TV 4K

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The Chromecast with Google TV (8/10, WIRED recommends) finally brought the Chromecast in line with other streaming devices that have a physical remote and full TV interface. It’s one of the easiest streaming devices to use (well, dongle actually) and I especially like that you can add movies or TV shows to your watch list from Google search results and they’ll show up in the Chromecast interface. Google’s new HD version, suitable for TVs that have a resolution of 1080p, is also on sale for $20 ($10 off).

The nest center (7/10, WIRED recommends) is a great centerpiece for a smart home. You can display calendar events and reminders, display video from smart doorbells, and even control other smart devices. You can do all of this by touching the screen or by asking the Google Assistant to do it for you. The wizard is also great at answering random questions you might have, like how much whiskey to use for a whiskey sour. There’s no camera, so it’s good for more private areas like bedrooms.

The Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED recommends) has a camera, so you can use it for video calls on Google Meet and Zoom, among other platforms. The larger screen size here makes it ideal for the kitchen, where you can use it to follow recipes.

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