From the Cheapskate: Speakers! Earbuds! E-book bundles! All-you-can-read comics! Everything here will cost you a tenspot or less.
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A lot of you really loved the $9 Bluetooth speaker deal from yesterday, and a lot of you were bummed about it selling out. So today I've rounded up a bunch more under-$10 deals -- each, hopefully, with enough inventory to satisfy ma cheeps!
Look! Up in the sky! Free comics!
For anyone who loves comics, Marvel Unlimited is a pretty sweet deal at $9.99 per month. As you can probably guess, it affords you unlimited access to Marvel's library -- over 17,000 comics -- on the reading devices of your choice.
Usually there's no free trial, but for a limited time, you can get one month of Marvel Unlimited free when you apply promo code NY16 at checkout. Just be sure to add a reminder to your calendar 29 days from now, as next month (and every subsequent month) you'll be billed the usual 10 bucks -- unless you cancel.
I'm not expecting miracles from these flatties, but over 90 percent of nearly 500 buyers would recommend them, so...you know. They're powered entirely by USB (though you still need a headphone or audio-out jack), meaning one less power brick, and one less cord running behind your desk. On the other hand, be prepared to give up a USB port.
Seriously, though -- eight bucks for a set of desktop speakers. Yes, please!
Waterproof? Really? Supposedly so, but I wouldn't necessarily count on these for pool use. Instead, take them to the gym without worrying about ill effects from your sweaty noggin. Also, ignore the "noise cancelling" description; these are noise-isolating earphones, the kind that make a seal inside your ear canal to block out ambient noise. (My favorite kind of earphone, incidentally.)
Reviews: 4.1 stars from nearly 800 buyers. Review-rating site Fakespot scored it a "C," which is better than average for most products like this. Some folks got free or discounted products in exchange for their review, but it seems enough people bought them outright -- and liked them. And, here, you're getting a discounted product not in exchange for a review.