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The Wirecutter's best deals: $20 off the Amazon Echo

Other picks include Motorola's MotoX Pure Edition and Logitech's Type+ iPad keyboard case.
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May 5, 2016
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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. 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 Type+ iPad keyboard case

Street price: $80; MSRP: $100; deal price: $61

Here's the first price drop of the year on this iPad keyboard case from Logitech. This is the best deal we've seen on this product, beating the previous low from last spring by about $3.

The Logitech Type+ is the runner-up keyboard case pick in our guide on the best accessories for your iPhone, iPad, and more. Dan Frakes said, "Its folio-style design provides an impressive amount of protection, yet it's thinner than most all-over-protection competitors. It has very good keys in a good layout, and it provides a nice array of dedicated iOS-special-function keys. And when you don't need to use the keyboard, a seam in the top cover lets you fold the iPad over the keyboard to hold it tablet-style."

Moto X Pure Edition 16GB smartphone

Street price: $350 (new); MSRP: $400 (new); deal price: $250 (refurb)

This refurbished deal through Best Buy comes in at $250, a full $50 under the best price we've seen on a new model of this phone, and $100 under the current street price. This deal comes with a 90-day warranty.

The Moto X Pure Edition is the customizable Android phablet pick in our guide on the best Android phones. Ryan Whitwam said, "You can choose from different colors and materials for the back, pick a metallic accent color, and even customize the startup message. It's more comfortable to hold than other phablets despite its big, 5.7-inch LCD, plus it has a microSD card slot that it can adopt as internal storage. If you take a lot of selfies, we have still more good news: This phone has a front-facing flash paired with a wide-angle 5-megapixel camera."

HP x4000b Bluetooth mouse

Street price: $18; MSRP: $35; deal price: $13

If you need a bare bones wireless mouse, this is the deal for you. This is the best price we've seen on this budget mouse, and it's the first drop under $18 in over a year. It's a previous pick, and there are some design problems, but it makes a great secondary or back up mouse for just $13.

The HP x4000b is our previous Bluetooth pick for the best wireless mouse. Kimber Streams said, "The HP X4000b was our previous pick for best Bluetooth mouse, but it has only three buttons and our panel had a variety of complaints about its design. It's still the best option if you need a cheap Bluetooth mouse, but we recommend saving up for our the MX Master—or putting up with the wireless dongle of our main or portable pick instead."

Amazon Echo

Street price: $180; MSRP: $180; deal price: $160

While about $10 higher than the best price we've seen, sales on the Echo tend to be rare so we consider $20 off the street price a worthwhile deal.

We'll be recommending the Amazon Echo in a future guide. Here's a preview of why we like the Echo, "Echo acts as streaming music player, personal assistant and smart home butler, all without making you pull out your phone every time you want to hear music, switch something on or check the weather forecast."

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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