With supply lines still a problem, it is a great reminder to take advantage of the Black Friday deals. To help you sort through all the deals, the NCRA Technology Committee took on the task of sharing with you the deals on products that they’ve already purchased and recommend or ones that they are planning to take advantage of themselves in the next few weeks. Happy shopping!
Starting out with something fun from Tech Committee chair Lynette L. Mueller, RDR, CRR, FAPR: The Aerogarden Harvest Elite Slim from Best Buy. “I purchased one similar to this this past summer — love having fresh herbs on hand all the time!” says Mueller. “Cilantro for homemade guacamole and basil for the yummiest Topolo margarita courtesy of Rick Bayless of the Frontera Grill in Chicago. Here’s a link to the margarita recipe – you’re welcome!”
Although known for its photography and videographer equipment, B&H Photo has many great deals for court reporters too, including SD cards of various sizes and prices. Who doesn’t need to have a few extra SD cards around? Also check out the WD 14TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. (Staff saw it on Amazon for $259.99.)
Captioners in particular – although any audiophile – might want to check out these good deals on wireless Apple AirPods, Beats headphones, Bose earbuds, and the Apple Watch.*
- Headphones: Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
- Bose earbuds: Bose QuietComfort Noice Cancelling Earbuds
- Airpods: Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)
- Apple Watch: Apple Watch Series 5
Last but not least, Mike Hensley, RDR, says: “I’m a big fan of Lenovo products!” Not only does Lenovo offer some great doorbuster deals, but also NCRA has a partnership with Lenovo, which can save you some money, too.
Here are a few other sources that the Technology Committee members are considering for deals, and if you’re looking for something specific, you might want to check them out yourself.
Tom’s Guide offers an almost comprehensive list that includes lots of laptops: https://www.tomsguide.com/deals/best-black-friday-deals
Wired shared a list of Best Buy’s Black Friday deals: https://www.wired.com/story/best-buy-early-black-friday-deals-2021/.
Amazon announced early Black Friday deals, and you never know what you are going to find there: https://people.com/lifestyle/amazon-announces-early-black-friday-deals-november-2021/
CNN reminded us all you need to shop early because of supply chain issues: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/cnn-underscored/best-black-friday-deals-2021/index.html
*By using these and other Amazon links provided in this article, NCRA is eligible to make a small commission to help further our cause.