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Amazon Black Friday week: all the best deals on creative tech from Apple, Huion, Microsoft, Cricut and more

All the best Amazon deals this weekend, as and when they go live.

Welcome to Creative Bloq's live blog where we've been tracking the best deals on creative tech during this week-long Amazon Black Friday event. That's right, this year Amazon has decided to go against tradition and stake a claim to the whole week before Black Friday. And we're here to sift through and rate the deals that are on offer, discard the rubbish, and provide you with only the deals that we personally would buy.

iPad (9th Gen, 64GB): $329 $229 at AmazonSave $100:

iPad (9th Gen, 64GB): $329 $229 at Amazon
Save $100: I really like the 9th Gen iPad (even more than the more powerful, more expensive, more iPad Air-like 10th Gen). If you want a high quality tablet for browsing and streaming, you can't go wrong, and this saving matches the lowest price on record.

Price check: $329 at Apple

iPad (10th Gen, 64GB): $449 $349 at AmazonSave $100:

iPad (10th Gen, 64GB): $449 $349 at Amazon
Save $100: The latest iPad is almost as powerful as the iPad Air and is a great choice for beginner artists who want to start working on a digital canvas, but don't need the power of the Pro or the Air. And there's $100 off right now! Amazon points out that this is its lowest price in 30 days.

Price check: $449 at Apple

Apple Watch Series 9: from $399 $349 at Amazon
Save $50:

Apple Watch Series 9: from $399 $349 at Amazon
Save $50:
The newest Apple Watch was only released in September, but Amazon has cut $50 off the price already in this Black Friday deal. The saving applies to different sizes and configurations. This year's watch features a new improved screen and a clever new double-tap feature to easily perform a range of actions.

Price check: Best Buy $399

iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2022): $1,099 $999 at Amazon
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iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2022): $1,099 $999 at Amazon
Save $100:
The Pro is an excellent tablet for, well, pros! Massively powerful, with a beautiful screen, this deal betters the Amazon Prime deal earlier this year by $50 (but equals the lowest price we've seen). 

Price check: $1,039 at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 16 (M3 Pro, 18GB RAM) $2,499 $2,299 at Amazon Save $200:

MacBook Pro 16 (M3 Pro, 18GB RAM): $2,499 $2,299 at Amazon
Save $200: The most surprising Amazon Black Friday deal so far is perhaps its discounts on the new M3 Pro MacBooks, which were only released on 7 November. This deal on the larger device ran out at B&H Photo earlier this week, but now Amazon has the same offer. And if you need even better performance, there's $200 off the 32GB configuration. There are discounts on the 14-inch model too.

Price check: Apple $2,499 | B&H Photo $2,499

Cricut Mug Press:$199Save $50:Price check:

Cricut Mug Press: $199 $149 at Amazon
Save $50: We love the mug press extension for a Cricut machine. It's a neat way of making, you guessed it, personalised mugs. The price was lower earlier, $136 but $149 is still a decent discount. Bear in mind you need a different Cricut machine for it to work.

Price check: Target $149 | Cricut $149


Cricut Joy: $149 $99 at Amazon
Save $50: This joyful little machine is a superstar for making customised cards, labels and crafts – and it is beating its previous low price by quite some way (it was $125). We reccommend this machine and gave it a glowing 4 star review.

Price check: Cricut $149 | Walmart $125

iPad (10th Gen): £499Save £50:

iPad (10th Gen): £499 £437 at Amazon
Save £50: This is the latest generation of iPad, and to my mind it's more like an iPad Air than a classic iPad. So one for those who want more from their tablets - digital artists, and heavy streamers included. 

Price match: John Lewis £479

Amazon Fire TV (4K, 55-inch):£549Save £400:

Amazon Fire TV (4K, 55-inch): £549 £149 at Amazon
Save £400: I'm having Prime Day déjà vu! If you're a Prime member you can now request access to limited Invite Only deals at Amazon. There's limited stock, and they're on sale for limited time... but there are some huge discoubnts.

Huion Kamvas Pro 16 (4K)£799Save £200:

Huion Kamvas Pro 16 (4K): £799 £599 at Huion
Save £200: This isn't an Amazon Black Friday deal, but this is one our favourite mid-range drawing tablets, and with the 4K addition to this model, it's a stunning tablet at that. Right now you can get £200 on a range of Huion tablets. 

Price check: Amazon £704 

Cricut maker 3 bundle£534Save £134:

Cricut maker 3 bundle: £534 £399 at Amazon
Save £134: This is a fantastic machine, and one we think is the best Cricut machine for all materials and projects. And with this bundle you get materials into the bargain, so you can start making stright away.  

Price check: Cricut £449

XBox Series X£479Save £120:

XBox Series X: £479 £359 at Amazon
Save £120: OK - is an Xbox Series X creative tech? Well ,I'd suggest that many of you creatives also like gaming... so yes! It is. And this is really a very good deal indeed – the lowest we've seen by a long way (at least £40).

Price check: John Lewis £429 

Apple Pencil 2:£139Save £6:

Apple Pencil 2: £139 £89 at Amazon
Save £6: We, and the rest of the creative world, think this is the best Apple Pencil you can get. £89 is a delightful record-low by a whole £10.

Price check: Currys £139 | Apple £139

Apple AirPods Pro 2: £229Save £30:

Apple AirPods Pro 2: £229 £199 at Amazon
Save £30: I tracked the price history on these, fully expecting to find they've been lower than this. But surprisingly, this is actually the best price we've seen on the AirPods Pro 2 – this model has been woefully lacking in deals so far. So £30 off is a good thing. Sure, they might go lower during Black Friday Proper but nothing in life is certain.

Price check: Argos £229 | Currys £229

Apple Magic Mouse: £99Save 34%: 

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Apple Magic Mouse: £99 £65 at Amazon
Save 34%: Apple's magic mouse is a favourite among creatives (though we take issue with the charging port). The price often hovers around £79 so this is a great deal.

Price check:
Currys £74.99 | Apple £79

LIVE: Latest Updates


Hello everyone I'm Beren, Creative Bloq's deals editor, and I'll be taking you through all the best Black Friday deals on creative tech, from now until Cyber Monday... 

OK. Time for some brutal honesty. I'm not yet convinced by this call of 'Black Friday Week' from Amazon. Don't get me wrong – if there are great deals on products that Creative Bloq have reviewed highly, we will be reporting enthusiastically on them. 

Amazon's new invite-only deals.

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Sorry, just stepped away from my desk for a bit as my replacement iPhone got delivered (mine was stolen-more-likely-dropped on a train the other week). Managed to get hold of an iPhone 15 Pro, and it had me caught in its spell... as you can see form our review of the handset, it's pretty special. I'll be sure to look for deals on it this week! 

A range of deals on the Cricut machines .

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This is interesting... Amazon has just announced that it's offering a price difference refund for products bought with a Black Friday deal badge, sold by Amazon from today to 27 November, if that price then lowers up until 4 December. 

Sony WH-1000XM4

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iPad Prime Day deals

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra deal Black Friday

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Cricut products make great presents, and they're often on sale over the Black Friday period. 

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It's Friday evening here in the UK and we're winding down for the day, but we'll be with you over the weekend to report on all the best deals, as and when they come in, so keep an eye on this blog.