Grid Studio, the company that memoralizes your iPhones and gaming handheld from the past, are holding a Black Friday sale, and already I've taken advantage of this by buying the framed PSP.
While there are a bunch of Black Friday deals now live, that's not stopped other companies from launching their own sales. When these discount events usually happen, there's always those few products that you're holding out for, whether that's a TV, an air fryer or just an app for your iPhone.
However, this year it was Grid Studio for me, as there's a 15% discount across its whole store, and a bigger discount for the Sony PSP. With there being free worldwide shipping on all of these framed products, I'm already looking at its framed Game Boy for another nostalgia hit.
Taking me back to 2005
PlayStation Portable: was
$179.99 now $119.99 at Grid
Released in 2004, this was Sony's competitor to the Nintendo DS, and while it didn't win out in this battle, it and the successor, the PS Vita, still has a strong fanbase. If you used to one one, you can now have a PSP framed anywhere on your wall.
Nostalgia is a powerful feeling - it can bring up a lot of good memories of a certain time, and companies are aware of this. It's why we've seen countless remasters and remakes in games in the past few years, such as The Last of Us Part 1, but it's rarely a bad thing. It lets us see these products in an appreciative light, and lets us remember the good times.
It's why the PSP gives me this same effect - I remember playing countless multiplayer games of GTA: Liberty City Stories at school on the handheld with friends, and it's still a great memory, 17 years on.
That's why I think Grid brings this out so well - not only do you see the product broken down, but there's small details littered around the frame to let you know what each piece means and when it was released.
Every time you look at this, you'll see something different, and think back to the time when these products made a big impact on you, as this frame does with me.
However, while you're looking at these frames from Grid, there are still some great Black Friday laptop deals, alongside some gaming laptop bargains with our Black Friday gaming laptop deals guide. Meanwhile, you can scroll down for more Black Friday deals in the US and UK.
More US Black Friday deals
- Amazon: 50% off TVs, Apple Watch, clothing, vacuums, and toys
- Apple AirPods 2: on sale for $234 at Amazon
- Best Buy: up to $700 off TVs, laptops, appliances, and more
- Cheap TVs: $79.99 smart TVs from Best Buy
- Christmas decor: up to 54% off trees, garlands, and wreaths
- Dell: laptops from $299.99
- Gifts ideas: 40% off holiday gifts for the family from Amazon
- Home Depot: 50% off tools, major appliances, and holiday decor
- Lowe's: up to $750 off appliances, Christmas decor and tools
- Overstock: 70% off holiday decor, furniture, and Christmas trees
- Nectar: save up to $500 on mattresses, plus $499 in free gifts
- Nordstrom: up to 50% off UGG, makeup, Nike, jewelry, and more
- Samsung: up to $2,500 TVs, major appliances, and smartwatches
- Target: 45% off toys, Christmas decor, coffee makers, and more
- Toys: up to 50% off best-selling toys at Walmart
- Verizon: get the iPhone 14 Pro for free with trade-in
- Walmart: toys, TVs, vacuums, and laptops starting at $19.99
- Wayfair: up to 80% off couches, rugs, and more, plus free shipping
More UK Black Friday deals
- Amazon: up to 60% off TVs, laptops, and more
- Adidas: up to 50% off trainers and clothing
- AO: deals on appliances, TVs, laptops and more
- Argos: cheap TVs, headphones and tools
- Boots: half-price fragrances and make-up
- Box: up to £1,000 off TVs, laptops and PCs
- Currys: 40% off TVs, laptops and vacuums
- Dell: up to 45% off laptops and desktops
- Dyson: save £100 on the Dyson Cyclone V10
- EE: get a 200GB data SIM for £23 per month
- Game: PlayStation and Xbox games from £4.99
- John Lewis: up to £400 off TVs and appliances
- Ninja: save up to £90 on air fryers and pans
- Reebok: up to 50% off sportswear and footwear
- Samsung: up to £250 off phones and tablets
- Shark: up to £220 off cordless vacuum cleaners
- Very: offers on TVs, Lego and fashion
- Virgin: broadband deals from £25 per month
- Wayfair: furniture, lighting and mattress deals
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Daryl had been freelancing for 3 years before joining TechRadar, now reporting on everything software-related. In his spare time he's written a book, 'The Making of Tomb Raider', alongside podcasting and usually found playing games old and new on his PC and MacBook Pro. If you have a story about an updated app, one that's about to launch, or just anything Software-related, drop him a line.