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Tuesday's top deals: Free Chromecast, $20 Echo Auto, $65 Klipsch T5 and more

There's also a fantastic sale on the genuinely great Tribit StormBox Micro speaker.

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Klipsch T5 True Wireless
Klipsch T5 true wireless earbuds
On sale for $65
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Echo Auto aux jack
Echo Auto
On sale for $20
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Chromecast with Google TV
Free with 1-month YouTube TV subscription
See at Amazon
Tribit StormBox Micro speaker
On sale for $38

After a few days of relative quiet on the deal front, things are suddenly cooking all over. Amazon has a bunch of new pre-Prime Day deals, Google is giving away its new Chromecast (with purchase) and a $200 true wireless earbud set is on sale for $65.

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Klipsch T5 True Wireless
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Klipsch is a premium audio brand, which is why the T5 true wireless earbuds originally sold for $200 -- and when I say originally, I'm talking just over a year ago. But today only, and while supplies last, Woot has them for just $65. Surprisingly, they're new, not refurbished.

Any good? Actually, they're great, according to CNET's David Carnoy. Great sound, solid battery life, USB-C charging and so on.

Read the Klipsch T5 review.

Echo Auto aux jack

Amazon wants to put Alexa in your car. Is that worth $50? No. Is it worth $20? Maybe. Echo Auto reviews have been fairly mixed, in part because the price feels too high and in part because you can accomplish a lot of the same voice-powered things with your phone's Google Assistant or Siri. (Can't say I'm wild about the wires, either.)

That said, if you've been curious to give this a try, I believe this is the lowest price on record (by a lot). You must be a Prime subscriber to get the deal.

Read more: Amazon Echo preview

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Google's new streamer, the Chromecast with Google TV, is a winner. It comes with a remote and offers a real menu system, making it a true competitor to Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.

It's $50, though I'm 99.99% sure we'll see discounts during upcoming holiday sales. Don't want to wait? For a limited time, you can get a free Chromecast when you sign up for a one-month YouTube TV subscription. That will cost you the usual $65; you'll continue getting billed at that rate unless you cancel.

This is for new YouTube TV subscribers only.

Read the Chromecast with Google TV review.

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Back when it was $60, the Tribit StormBox Micro felt like a great deal. CNET's David Carnoy praised its compact design, USB-C charging, support for dual-speaker stereo pairing and, of course, sound quality. Now, for a limited time, you can snag one for just $38.24, which ties the lowest price on record.

One more cool thing about this little guy: It comes with a silicone strap you can use to mount it to your bike handlebars or the like. Really a sweet deal at this price.

Read the StormBox Micro review.

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