Black Friday Deals on Robot Vacuums, Drones, and Other Fun Stuff
November 20, 2018      

With the holiday shopping season now upon us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are likely the best times to get some big discounts on lots of gifts. This includes several deals in the consumer robotics space, which includes vacuum cleaners and consumer drones.

For the most part, Amazon is matching a lot of the deals we’ve been able to find, but if you have a preferred retailer other than Amazon, here’s what we’ve been able to discover, based on announcements from major manufacturers and retailers.

Please note that prices are subject to change in either direction, and likely have deadlines attached to them (Black Friday, Cyber Monday only, for example, or in-store only).

Also, don’t forget to check out our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, which features a list of toys, drones, vacuums and books to consider giving as gifts this year.

Robot vacuums

iRobot Roomba 960: Normally priced at $699.99, the Roomba 960 is on sale for $499.99 via iRobot’s store, but Amazon is offering the vacuum for $449.

iRobot Roomba 891: Now listed at $429.99 at Best Buy, on Black Friday the price drops to $299.99.

iRobot Roomba 690: iRobot’s site is listing the price at $299.99, with Amazon offering a $50 discount.

iRobot Braava 380t: This mopping robot is on sale for $249.99 on iRobot’s site – at Amazon the robot is on sale for $245.99 for Prime members.

iRobot Roomba 675: On Best Buy’s Black Friday website, the normally $299.99 robot vacuum is on sale for $229.99, with a $199.99 deal on Black Friday based on its newspaper circular (Amazon has it at $229.00). Best Buy has a list of other robot vacuums on sale here.

iRobot Roomba 670: On Walmart’s Black Friday website, the normally $294 robot is on sale for $244.

iRobot 618 Robot Vacuum: Normally $269, Walmart is advertising a $229 sale price.

Shark ION RV750 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum: Normally sold for $349, Walmart is advertising a $219 sale price for Black Friday.

Shark ION RV700 Vacuum: Normally $299, this vacuum is being advertised for $179 at Walmart on Black Friday.

Drones and flying toys

Leading drone maker DJI is offering a bunch of different offers on drones, gimbals, and accessories at its Black Friday Deals page, which also includes a daily coupon giveaway between now and Nov. 22.

Air Hogs Supernova: $29.88 at Walmart.

Sky Rider Eagle 3 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Wi-Fi Camera: $24.97 at Walmart.

Vivitar Aero-View Video Drone: $69 at Walmart on Black Friday.

GoPro Karma Quadcopter with Hero6 Black camera: Normally priced at $999.99, this combo drone and camera is being advertised for $699.99 on Black Friday at Best Buy.

Robot Toys

UBTECH Stormtrooper robot Black Friday

Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot, by UBTECH

Boxer Interactive A.I. Robot Toy: $57.95 at Walmart.

Anki Vector: $199.99 at Best Buy.

JIMU Robot AstroBot Series: Costmos Kit: $149.99 at Target, comes with a $50 gift card.

Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot: $99 at the site, originally $299.99. (Amazon price: $149.99, but may go down on Black Friday). Other deals include 10% off JIMU Robot kits, including the JIMU Robot BuilderBots series: Overdrive kit ($108), the unicorn-themed JIMU Robot Mythical Series: UnicornBot Kit ($108), and the JIMU Robot Buzzbot and Muttbot Kit ($117).

Readers! If you come across any other interesting Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, send me a note and we’ll add it to the list.