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Two crazy-cheap Bluetooth speaker deals

From the Cheapskate: Will you pick the colorful square one or the one that's shaped like a wheel and comes with a free selfie stick?

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Cheeps! Yesterday I promised you a new Bluetooth speaker deal to make up for the previous two that sold out so quickly.

Sorry, didn't pan out. Instead, I found you two new Bluetooth speaker deals! Ha, had you going there for a second, didn't I?

Even if you already own one (or 20) speakers, check these out -- not just because they're great deals, but also because they're unique and interesting.

Wheel of (audio) fortune

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How adorable is this?

Aukey

This has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Well, the cutest speaker, anyway. It's a wheel! A wheel that looks like a tire. Why? Who cares! Wheel-speaker!

Also, it comes with a free selfie stick.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the Aukey Bluetooth outdoor wheel speaker (black with yellow) and this selfie stick for $12.99. Add both to your cart, then apply promo code C9Y3C9WO at checkout. If you prefer the all-black version of the speaker, select it and use promo code OJSSO3VO.

Normally the speaker is $21.99 all by itself.

In addition to being adorbs, the Aukey speaker is water- and shock-resistant, so bring to the beach or pool or mortar range -- it's all good. (Works in the shower, too, and it comes with a hanging strap.)

Also worth noting: Aukey backs it with a two-year warranty.

The selfie stick is, well, a selfie stick! Bluetooth trigger, 32-inch telescoping pole, etc. You can optionally use it to smack anyone who tries to steal your speaker.

Hip to be square

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Less adorable, but also slightly less money and more powerful.

Vtin

If wheels aren't your thing, and/or you're not into selfies, there's another option: the Vtin Cuber waterproof Bluetooth speaker for $11. That's after applying coupon code PK9LUN5Y at checkout.

That link takes you to the orange model. Want it in blue? Grab it here, then use coupon code KZLX28NI.

Like the Aukey speaker, the Cuber is compact and waterproof/shockproof. It has slightly more power behind it (5 watts versus 3) and promises longer playtime (8 hours versus 6). It also includes a microphone so you can use it for phone calls.

Either speaker would make a great carry-on companion, something to use while traveling. And for $11-13, how can you go wrong?

In case it's not abundantly clear by now, these may sell out at any time.

Bonus deal: Calling all Mac users! KeepSolid's Roadmap Planner is a popular project-planning and -management tool, one that normally sells for $24.95.

Ending tonight at midnight, however, you can score Roadmap Planner (Mac) absolutely free. No strings, no hoops, just a $25 app that's gratis today. With it you can build strategies, plot visual timelines, manage backlogs and more.

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Free!

Wiley

Bonus deal No. 2: Speaking of business-y things, could you use some help mastering Excel? Still a very valuable skill in today's job market. Obviously there are countless online resources, but if you prefer book learning, check this: TradePub is offering Wiley's Excel 2013 All-in-One for Dummies for free (in exchange for some info about your biz).

Combining eight books into one, this e-book would cost you around $18 if purchased for Kindle.