The 10 most popular products our readers bought throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021
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Just like that, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 have come and gone (although there are still a few amazing deals you can shop!). This year, according to an Adobe Analytics report, people spent some $8.9 billion on Black Friday alone—and that's only including online sales. Add in-store shopping and Cyber Monday sales—and Cyber Weekend sales—and it's obvious why the last few days make up the year's biggest shopping holiday.
But of all the billions of dollars spent, which products were the most popular and the most in-demand? We analyzed all of our data to determine the top-selling items of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021. Below are the 10 products our readers bought over and over again, from the must-have Apple AirPods Pro to the Revlon hair styling tool everyone can't seem to get enough of.
1. Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro were the most popular Cyber Weekend purchase among our readers. It's not surprising—these days, it seems like everywhere you look there's someone wearing a pair of the iconic white earbuds. Our experts dubbed them the best buds Apple has ever made. They're comfortable to wear, easy to pair with your Apple devices and have excellent noise-canceling sound quality.
2. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is arguably the trendiest hair styling tool of 2021. Our beauty editor—along with 327,000 Amazon shoppers—is obsessed with it. She raves that it gives her a salon-worthy blowout with very little effort and leaves her hair feeling silky, soft and bouncy.
3. iRobot Roomba i6+
The iRobot Roomba i6+ was so hot on Black Friday and Cyber Monday that it's completely sold out on Amazon right now. Fortunately, you can still snag the i6+ robot vacuum at Best Buy. The Roomba has smart mapping capabilities so it'll clean every inch of your home and has brushes specifically designed to pick up dirt and pet hair, so it's a must-have for pet owners.
4. TCL 65-inch 6-Series 4K QLED Smart TV
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a great time to shop for TVs. Of all the ones our readers bought, the TCL 65-inch 6-Series QLED Smart TV was the crowd-favorite. Our experts agree, praising the TCL 6-Series for its built-in Roku that makes streaming a breeze and its quantum dot brightness and color, making for a gorgeous picture. You can also snag it in 55- and 75-inch sizes.
5. Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips
Year after year, Crest 3D Whitestrips are a Black Friday top seller. The Professional Effects Teeth Whitening Kit has more than 53,000 glowing reviews, with many people praising how effective and efficient the strips are at whitening their teeth. They're easy to use and even safe for use on sensitive teeth.
6. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Investing in a solid cookware set around the holidays is a smart move. Our readers love this 12-piece stainless steel set from Cuisinart, which also happens to be one of our experts' favorite picks. In testing, we found that the pots and pans are lightweight and easy to use and cook food evenly (they sear the perfect steak!).
7. Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset
The Oculus Quest 2 is great for anyone interested in dabbling in virtual reality this year. Easy to set up and even easier to use, it has fast processing speeds and high-resolution imaging so you can bring your favorite games to life. It's a unique immersive experience that will provide hours of entertainment for all ages.
8. Apple MacBook Air
If a new laptop is on your wishlist—or someone else you're shopping for this holiday—the Apple MacBook Air remains a highly recommended choice. Available in gold, silver and space gray, it boasts Apple's trademark sleek and minimalist design with powerful performance. It offers up to 18 hours of battery life and is lightweight enough to tote around on the go.
9. Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier
Air purifiers are having a moment this year. Of all the ones our experts have tested, we like the Winix 5500-2 the best (and apparently, so do our readers!). With multiple filters—including a carbon and HEPA filter—it quickly cleans the air in a room, removes pollutants and chemicals and automatically adjusts based on the air quality in the room.
10. Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
These Sony noise-canceling headphones are some of the best you can buy, according to our experts. Available in black, silver and blue, they have up to 30 hours of battery life, are comfy enough to wear for hours on end and have amazing noise-canceling sound quality that adjusts based on the noise level of the outside environment.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.