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The Wirecutter's best deals: a rugged Panasonic camera and more

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09.17.15
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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.

Panasonic DMC-TS6D Camera

Street Price: $280; MSRP: $300; Deal Price: $240

This deal is at Amazon, through the third party Adorama, and beats the lowest price we've seen on this model by almost $40. Interestingly enough, it's $5 more at Adorama's site, so it's a better bet to buy it through Amazon. This price currently applies to all 4 models available, orange, blue, red, and camouflage.

The Panasonic DMC-TS6D is our runner-up pick for best waterproof camera. Brent Rose said, "If our main pick is unavailable, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 is a good alternative. Autofocus doesn't work as quickly and macro doesn't turn out so well, but the photos it takes can be just as bright and poppy (use the Happy color profile). Its video is smoother, with more detail."

Tronsmart's Quick Charge 2.0 42W Travel Charger

Street Price: $20; MSRP: $40; Deal Price: $12 with code JANQXRAX

This is the best price we've seen on this Tronsmart charger. You have to use the code JANQXRAX to knock it down to $12, and it comes with free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The is one of our recommended picks for a Quick Charge 2.0 multiport USB charger.Nick Guy wrote, "Tronsmart's Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3 Port Wall Travel Charger ($20) and Aukey's Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3 Ports USB Desktop Charging Station ($23) are three-port chargers that are essentially identical to each other and work equally well. Each includes one Quick Charge port, along with two others that provide up to 2.4 Amps each, so you should buy whichever happens to be less expensive."

Anova Precision Cooker WiFi Pre-Order

Street Price: $180; MSRP: $200; Deal Price: $150 with code WIFI

This is a pre-order so you won't get the device until it ships in October, and you might consider waiting to see if they do any bigger discounts over the holidays.

Anova loves their coupon codes, but we haven't seen one since the beginning of summer. This code is for their new version that includes support for both WiFi and Bluetooth (instead of just Bluetooth like the older version). While the discount is not nearly as big as the one on Father's Day (down to $130), it's still $30 cheaper than the current price of the Bluetooth version.

The Precision Cooker is our favorite piece of sous vide gear. Tim Barribeau said he likes it because "It's one of the cheapest ways to get into sous vide cooking, and thanks to an innovative adjustable attachment system, the new Anova works with a much smaller volume of water than the previous iteration did." He added that it "improves on the old design with a simpler, scroll wheel-based interface, which is preferable to the slow-to-adjust touchscreen on the original Anova."

TomTom Runner Cardio

Street Price: $220; MSRP: $230; Deal Price: $175

This is the best price we've seen on this GPS running watch by about $25 and quite a bit under the current street price. Woot has a mandatory $5 shipping charge, so we've included that in the deal price.

The TomTom Runner Cardio is our pick for the best GPS running watch guide that has heart-rate tracking without a chest strap. Jim McDannald wrote, "Compared to the Adidas Smart Run, the TomTom Runner Cardio features a much longer battery life and is priced more modestly at $230. Besides a thicker band and new sensor, the overall design and menus are almost identical to our current budget GPS running watch pick, the TomTom Runner."

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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