If you want the Apple HomePod in the Black Friday sales, you're in luck: US retailer Best Buy is currently selling the Apple smart speaker for only $200, after a notable $100 price cut brought down the price. (Not in the US? Check out some other Apple HomePod deals at the bottom of this article.)
The Apple HomePod sits at the quality end of the smart speaker scale, but this new Best Buy deal sees a third slashed off the previous $300 price tag, bringing it down to the price of the new Amazon Echo Studio, or Google Home Max.
Where the Amazon Echo range offers cheap smart home gadgets with generally basic audio – the Studio model aside – the HomePod really delivers on sound. With its Apple Music integration and capable audio drivers, it's a must for those wanting to build their smart home without compromising on sound quality.
Keep in mind, though, that you'll have to use the Siri voice assistant rather than Alexa or Google Assistant – and you're only able to stream over Wi-Fi, rather than Bluetooth, which may be a deal-breaker for some. You can weigh up all the pros and cons in our Apple HomePod review, or just jump to the deal in the link above.
if you're not in the US, or just want to scout around for some other prices, here are the latest Apple HomePod deals below too:
TechRadar is scouring every retailer and rounding up all the top deals over the Black Friday period, and we’ve put all the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals in easy-to-navigate articles to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.
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Henry is a freelance technology journalist, and former News & Features Editor for TechRadar, where he specialized in home entertainment gadgets such as TVs, projectors, soundbars, and smart speakers. Other bylines include Edge, T3, iMore, GamesRadar, NBC News, Healthline, and The Times.