NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Black Friday is usually a great time to get some decent discounts on tech. Major retailers like Best Buy (BBY) and Walmart (WMT) always push discounts on giant TVs and inexpensive laptops, resulting in long waits Thanksgiving night and a rush on Friday morning as shoppers try to get their hands on devices they may not want.
While there are a myriad of TVs, laptops, and tablets on sale for Black Friday, a lot of them aren't very good and are sometimes a bit cheaper on days that aren't Black Friday. The truth is, sometimes that super-cheap device you paid less than a hundred bucks for on Black Friday really just isn't that great. This list contains 10 devices and products on sale this Black Friday that are actually worth buying.
Here you'll find tablets, headphones, game consoles, and smartphones you might actually want to buy the other 364 days of the year that are on sale this Black Friday.
In no particular order, here are the 10 best tech gadget gifts for this holiday season...
1. Beats Headphones
Beats headphones, the headphones NFL players are willing to accept fines for, and audiophiles love to hate, are a popular item in Black Friday sales this year. Beats Solo headphones normally cost $169.99, but are available for less than half that at some retailers. Several stores also have discounts on the higher-end Beats Studio headphones, which normally sell for $299.99.
Beats Solo headphones for $99.99 at Staples (in store)
2. Dell 24 Monitor - E2414Hr
With so many Ultra HD or 4K PC displays currently available from Dell and many other manufacturers, some may balk at the idea of buying a 1080p monitor. But not everybody needs a super-high-resolution display. For those who are in the market for a good 1080p monitor, Dell is selling its Dell 24 Monitor for $99.99 on Black Friday, less than half of the usual price of $229.
3. Amazon Kindle
While it lacks the backlight display of the Kindle Paperwhite and the high-resolution display of the Kindle Voyage, the base model is still a great way to read e-books without spending too much money on the device itself. The six-inch e-ink device typically costs $79, but will be on sale in Staples (SPLS) stores for $49 on Thursday and Friday.
Black Friday is also a great time to load a new (or old) Kindle with e-books. Amazon's (AMZN) Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales also include a number of popular Kindle books, with the options changing daily.