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The top-rated Tribit XFree Tune wireless over-the-ear headphones drop to just $32.49

A killer gift for Mom, Dad or grad, these were already a steal at $50. Plus: an awesome sci-fi novel for $2.


The folding Tribit XFree Tune headphones look and sound luxurious, but the price tag is all cheapskate.

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Just last year, CNET audio guru David Carnoy was delighted to discover that the $50 Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones offered "terrific sound for the money."

Right now, today, I'm delighted to tell you that Cheapskate readers can score the Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones for $32.49. That's after clicking the on-page 5% off coupon and then applying promo code DLTXFREE at checkout.

Carnoy's XFree Tune review is the best place to start if you want the full scoop on these, as I haven't had the chance to try them myself.

I can tell you that the carrying case is included at this price; it's not $5 extra as mentioned in the review. And speaking of reviews, the headphones scored a genuinely impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 700 buyers.

Other important things to know: Tribit promises a whopping 40 hours of playtime on a charge (though it takes a full 4 hours to recharge), and you can also bypass Bluetooth in favor of a wired connection (cord included), which requires no power at all.

I think these would make a great gift for a mom, dad or grad.

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Bonus deal: One of my favorite recent sci-fi books is on sale for $2

Not to be confused with the sci-fi TV series of the same name, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a twisty, trippy sci-fi novel that was among my favorite reads of the past few years.

The Kindle edition normally sells for $10, but for a limited time, you can grab Dark Matter for just $2. If you're more into the Barnes & Noble or Google Play e-book ecosystems, it's on sale in both those stores for the same price.

I'll just add that this isn't "hard sci-fi," if that's what you're hoping for. Rather, it's a fast-paced page-turner, with some fresh twists on old tropes. I couldn't put it down. 

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