Our favorite VPN slashes prices for Black Friday

A Virtual Private Network may sound like something only tech-savvy security nerds would care about, but in reality VPNs are easy to set up and something everyone with an internet-enabled device should be using.

Not only does a VPN make your internet browsing secure and anonymous, it can also be used to protect your data, avoid hackers and government surveillance, and even stream TV shows that are region-locked to another country. It can also provide added security against the dangers of public Wi-Fi networks and stop advertisers tracking you.

There are plenty of VPNs out there, but for our money, NordVPN is the best around. It’s affordable, has a solid iOS app, and has a strict no-logs policy that means your activity is never stored anywhere.

And it’s currently on sale for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period.

Full disclosure – NordVPN often runs sales, and you can almost always get a cheaper deal subscribing directly from the NordVPN website rather than through the app. That’s nothing new.

But if you’ve been thinking about signing up for a while, now is a great time to do it. We’ve never seen a better price, and for a limited time, you can get sister service NordLocker included at no extra cost instead of the usual $312/£252.

NordLocker is a new file encryption app, offering secure cloud storage (like Dropbox or iCloud) that’s easily accessible from a Mac or PC. That may or may not be of use to you – unfortunately, there’s no mobile support for NordLocker just yet – but even if you never use this freebie, the current cost of NordVPN alone is as low as we’ve seen.

The Black Friday pricing clocks in at $3.49/£2.82 per month if you sign up for a three-year annual plan. That’s less than a single fancy coffee each month. There’s a rolling monthly plan if you’d rather test the waters before committing, plus 24/7 live support and a 30-day money-back guarantee if you decide it’s not for you.

NordVPN Sale

If you want to know more about VPNs, check out our full explainer for much more detail on exactly why you should get one, and why we think NordVPN is the best option. There, we’ll talk through the many reasons you should consider a VPN, and how to make the most of it once you’ve set one up. (And why NordVPN being registered in Panama is so important for your privacy.)