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This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.

You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

Logitech UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker Crystal Edition

Street Price: $180; MSRP: $200; Deal Price: $145

Around mid-June we shared a deal where Amazon offered up the Crystal edition as part of their Deal of the Day for $150. Since then it has sold for $170 or higher, and most of the other colors are selling at $190 or higher. We have seen better deals in the now-distant past, but this is the best price since that June sale.

This is now our runner-up for the best water-resistant Bluetooth speaker because Logitech released a newer and larger version, the UE Megaboom. The Megaboom generally sells at around $300, so this deal definitely beats it on price. Brent Butterworth said, "The Boom is an easy speaker to live with. It's about the size of a slightly stretched 12-ounce soda can, and weighs about half as much as a full soda can, so you can fit it in a beach bag or even most computer bags. It's IPX4-rated, which means it'll survive a splash and can probably being left out in the rain, but a hose blast or dunking might silence it forever."

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Internal SSD

Street Price: $178; MSRP: $270; Deal Price: $150

This deal comes from retailer Rakuten's official eBay storefront, Buy. It's a tie for the best price I've ever seen on this SSD. It has also been selling at a record low on Amazon for $162.

The Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is our pick for the best solid state drive. Nathan Edwards said, "Samsung has made some of the best SSDs on the market for the past four hardware generations; this is no exception. It's not quite the cheapest great SSD, but it's the best cheap SSD. It has a great combination of price, performance, and capacity, plus 150TB write endurance (which means it'll last a really long time), hardware encryption, and a five-year warranty."

GoPro Hero4 Silver Action Camera

Street Price: $400; MSRP: $400; Deal Price: $350

This isn't the lowest price ever on this action camera, but it's still a pretty good deal and the best price around at the moment. With a new GoPro on the horizon, this version will likely start seeing more and more discounts. This isn't the lowest price we've seen, as it has gone as low as $330, but it's still a good price for a great action camera. The retailer is Adorama Camera through their official eBay storefront.

The GoPro HERO4 Silver is our pick for the best action camera. Brent Rose said, "The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we loved about the GoPro Hero3+ Black and makes it easier to use, thanks to a touchscreen and overhauled menu system. Throw in more low-light shooting options and the same price tag, and you have a clear pick for best action camera."

Aukey CC-01 4-Port USB Car Charger

Street Price: $15; MSRP: $40 Deal; Price: $10 with code J79AK6NY

This car charger is available for $10 with the promo code J79AK6NY. This deal price is a couple bucks better than the last deal we had, and it's a 33 percent discount from its street price. You'll need Amazon Prime to qualify for free shipping.

The Aukey CC-01 is our four-port pick in our best USB car charger article. Alexander George and Nick Guy wrote, "Since it has two more ports, the Aukey is physically larger than our main pick. But you can orient it horizontally or vertically, however fits best in your car."

Deals change all the time, and some of these may have expired. To see an updated list of current deals, please go to The Wirecutter.com.

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