Ahh, yes. That quintessential shopping event known as “Black Friday” once again descends on the world. Filled with the trappings of holiday stress, debt, and of course, Christmas music! Since we all rely on technology in the streaming world, luckily we benefit heavily from this commercially induced frenzy of marketing and slashed prices.
The first round of ads have been released from major retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Costco. While we wait for some streamer-focused companies like Elgato to release their holiday deals, here are a few items that have some early interest for those of us looking to upgrade our setups with affordable items.
Xbox One S – 1TB With Two Wireless Controllers + 3-Month Game Pass Ultimate subscription | Costco | $199.99
Been holding off on this console? Want to stream some Xbox exclusive games? Costco will be selling this Xbox One S bundle for $199.99. That’s $100 less than the standard bundle price. Granted, the new generation of consoles is just peaking on the horizon, but there’s still plenty of exclusive content potential still available for you to stream here with access to Xbox Game Pass’s library of over 250 games.
LG UltraGear 27″ 1080p 144Hz Monitor | Costco | $179
If you’ve been looking to dip your toe into world of higher-definition monitors but have been scared of the price tag, this might be the entry level monitor for you. With a 144Hz refresh rate, you’ll notice a much smoother and responsive display than the standard 60hz monitors on the market.
27 inches, NVIDIA G-sync compatibility, and $70 off of the usual $249 price, this might be the budget-friendly monitor upgrade you’ve been looking for.
Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse | Walmart | $50.00
Are you tired of your mouse’s scroll wheel sticking? Still rocking that Dell mouse you got from your brother with the frayed wire? Been reluctant to spend 80,000 twitch bits worth on a performance mouse?
WalMart has the Razer Mamba wireless mouse on sale for $50. Normally somewhere between $99.00 and $79.00, this wireless mouse boasts 7 programmable buttons, personalized configurations with recall, and Chroma color customization supported.
This mouse might be just what you need to give your streaming setup a new feel and look.
Sony – WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones | Best Buy | $89.99
Wireless headphones can be perfect for reducing on stream wire clutter. Plug a dongle into a USB slot on your PC, and suddenly you’re free to move about your stream space worry free.
At $100 off during black Friday, these Sony headphones are an affordable way to ditch the leash with good reviews on it’s battery life and sound.
Blue Yeti Mic and Logitech WebCam Bundle | Best Buy | $129.99
Normally $299, this bundle of a Blue Yeti USB Microphone & Logitech C922 Pro HD Webcam is being advertised as $169 off during black Friday.
The Blue Yeti Microphone gives you quick access with studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and microphone gain. It supports up to 16-bit, 48 kHz resolution capture for recording.
The Logitech C922 Pro HD Webcam offers up 1080p recording at 30 frames per second and 720p recording at up to 60fps. It also comes with it’s own stand, or a mount for your monitor.
This combination is a solid deal if you’re looking to get your streaming rig upgraded with a good, mid range Audio / Video setup.
This is about it for what’s been released so far. Keep an eye on Streamersquare.com for more deals as we get closer to Black Friday!