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Block Friday: the best rectangular, square, cube & cuboid Black Friday deals

As Huey Lewis knows, it's hip to be square

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What’s the best shape in the world? Hold on, don’t answer – I know exactly what you’re going to say: a square. Something cube-ish at least. I knew it and you’re in luck: welcome to Block Friday.

Look, normal Black Friday lists are good and all, but kind of boring. They have some good deals, but where’s the theme? What ties them all together? Where’s the art?

That’s right, nowhere. Block Friday is different. Here, we’re going to round up the best deals on square, cube, and cuboid products. Why? Because you’re worth it.

$270 off HP’s ENVY desktop computer

Wow, look at that hunky block. It’s HP’s best selling desktop and it’s easy to see why. Strong performance and a reasonable price, especially when it’s $270 down from its retail price of $800. The starting model comes with Windows 10 Home, an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8400 processor, 8GB of memory and 1 TB HDD storage.

What more do you want from Block Friday than that?

Price~$530

HP

$10 off HP’s 1st generation Sprocket pocket printer

I tell you, there’s something magical about having a pocket-sized device that can print photos on the go. And I’ll tell you something else: only a block-shaped object could’ve pulled this off. Praise be polyhedrons.

Yep, the Sprocket is currently running a $10 off deal and is a perfect purchase for Black Friday. Sorry, Block Friday. You know you need/want it.

Price: ~$120

HP

$30 off an iRobot® Braava jet® Robot Mop

My god, is there anything that cuboids can’t do? This iRobot device proves how powerful the shape is. Just imagine never having to mop again. Ponder it. Because it’s within your reach, especially now the Braava jet from iRobot is now $30 cheaper than usual. The future’s here.

Price: ~$170

iRobot

P.S. Are you in the market for a non-block robot that hoovers your floor, rather than mopping it? Well, iRobot is also running a deal where you can get up to $200 off a selection of its Roomba machines. No, they aren’t cuboids, but they are quite good.

$20 off a Harry Potter Patronus 3D Lightbox

We all know square things are magical, but a Harry Potter-themed square is magical to an entirely different level. Just look at that sweet patronus box. Wouldn’t it look magnificent in your abode? Plus, when it’s 50 percent off its retail price, it’d be a crime not to buy one. Praise Block Friday!

Price: ~$20

ThinkGeek

23 percent off a one-time purchase of Plenny Drink, a meal replacement beverage

Are you ever so busy that you miss a meal? Well, maybe you should take a look at Plenny Drink. This is a fortified oat and plant-based beverage that contains 20 percent of your daily nutrition (and 27 essential vitamins and minerals) in one handy block-shaped pack. Plus, to celebrate Block Friday (it’s a thing now), you can get 23 percent off a purchase! Square nutrition has never been easier.

Price: ~varies

Jimmy Joy

$40 off a Kindle Paperwhite

Books might be the all-time classic block-shaped product. They’re just so iconic in the square community.  So, let’s all be thankful that Amazon took this aesthetic in mind when it developed the distinctly block-ish Kindle. It’s also currently got 33 percent off its retail price too. Nice one, Block Friday.

Price: ~$80

Amazon

$200 off an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the blockiest phone of them all? Well, to be honest, that’s most of them these days. Ignoring that, why not the Samsung Galaxy Note9? We thought this was one of the best phones on the market when we reviewed it and we know you’ll feel the same.

Price: ~$800

Samsung

$400 off a Pixel 3 phone contract

Let’s say you don’t want an unlocked device like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 above. If you’re more interested in getting a contract alongside your phone, Best Buy is currently running a great deal on the Pixel 3, where you can pay almost $17 less a month than usual. In our review, our main issue with the Pixel 3 was its price, something this block-based deal rectifies.

Price: varies

Best Buy

$270 off a Dell XPS 13 laptop

Yes. This is what Block Friday is all about. Check out the sweet squareness of that Dell laptop. Even better than that, when we reviewed this badboy, we said it had the “the perfect combination of power, size, and beauty.” This is only truer now you can get 18 percent off its review cost.

Price: ~$1,200

Dell

$100 off an EightSleep mattress (plus a free Echo Dot)

We spend a lot of our lives sleeping, so it goes without saying that we should pay attention to what we’re sleeping on. And EightSleep makes some of the best mattresses out there. Plus, the mattresses have a smart layer that tracks how you’re snoozing, which should scratch the tech itch we know you have. Combine this with a free Echo Dot and you have one hell of a Block Friday deal. Bless the cuboid mattresses.

Price: ~starting at $899 with discount

EightSleep

£140 off the Leesa Mattress

The EightSleep mattress sound good, but are you based in the UK? Then try out the wonderfully square-ish Leesa Mattress. With this offer, a single mattress will start at £310 AND you’ll get free delivery. What a time to be alive.

Price: ~starting at £310 for a single

Leesa

$70 off a GoPro Hero 7 Silver

A lot of cameras are block shaped, but do you know the ruler of Block Friday? Correct – the GoPro. If you’ve ever wanted a hardy, tough, and adaptable camera to take with you on your adventures, the $70 you can get off the Hero7 Silver could be a deal breaker.

Price: ~$230

GoPro

$700 off a Harman/Kardon soundbar

That’s a beautiful cube above a gorgeous cuboid right there. And this is also one hell of a deal. The Sabre SB 35 from Harman/Kardon is down from a thousand dollars to about $300. If you’re looking for a home entertainment set-up, it’ll be hard to pass on this one.

Price: ~$300

Harmon/Kardon

25 percent off a Vimeo subscription (and a free camera)

You know Vimeo, right? The video player? And what shape is that video player? You’re right: a rectangle, which is a type of square. Once again, we win.

Currently, the company is offering 25 percent off Plus, Pro, or Business Annual Plans, as well as a free Mevo camera if you take the plunge. Unfortunately the camera is a bit too round to be a square, but it does have some block-like tendencies. The video player, that’s Block Friday through-and-through.

Price: ~varies

Vimeo

$50 off a Pax 3 weed vape

We love the Pax 3 weed vape, it’s one of the best ways to get high. On top of that, you can get $50 off its normal retail price. Wondering about whether to invest in a vape? Do it. It’ll change your whole smoking life. Also, isn’t it just one of the cutest cuboids around?

Price: ~$150

Namaste Vaporizers

30 percent off Avengers Hero Inventor Kit (with code “NEXTWEB30”)

Okay, so the stuff inside the box might not be square-shaped, but do you know what is? The box itself. That’s what I’m talking about. Littlebits make amazing kits that help kids explore their creativity, as well as getting them to learn about coding and programming. That’s precisely the sort of thing we expect cubes and cuboids to be doing.

Price: ~$105 (30 percent off with the code “NEXTWEB30”)

LittleBits

20 percent from the list price of a Square Off chess board (with the code “TNW20”)

So much quadrilateral power! A rectangular board, which has another rectangle inside, then a square inside that rectangle, that consists of 64 squares, AND THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE BOARD IS CALLED SQUARE OFF.

I’m getting hot under the collar with all this perpendicular action.

Anyway, Square Off chessboards are magical devices. You play against a computer and, when the machine makes its move, the piece shifts across the board like it’s controlled by a ghost. Even better, you can get 20 percent off a board if you use the code “TNW20.” Thank the lord for Block Friday.

Price: ~$295-$360 (with the code “TNW20”)

Square Off


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Published November 23, 2018 — 12:13 UTC