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Buy an iPod Touch, get a free GPS

What's the catch? There isn't one. Just buy a new Touch at the regular retail price and get an Internet-connected 4.3-inch GPS free of charge.

One has little to do with the other, but who's going to turn down a free GPS with the purchase of an iPod Touch?
One has little to do with the other, but who's going to turn down a free GPS with the purchase of an iPod Touch? Best Buy

Here's one of the weirder (but cooler) deals I've seen lately: When you buy one of six iPod Touch models from Best Buy, you get a free GPS. (Shipping runs about $6, and you'll probably be on the hook for sales tax as well.)

The iPods are second-, third-, and fourth-generation models in 8GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations, with prices ranging from $179.99 to $399.99.

I think your best bang for the buck is the 32GB third-gen Touch ($229.99), followed closely by the fourth-gen version (with the built-in cameras, etc.) for $299.99.

Whatever model you choose, your freebie is the Insignia NS-CNV43 4.3-inch GPS--which normally sells for $89.99.

Amazingly, this is an Internet-connected GPS, meaning it taps a built-in cellular radio for things like real-time traffic, local gas prices, Google search, and even Twitter integration. Granted, your phone can do most of that already--which might be why Best Buy is giving these things away.

You get two months of service free, after which the Internet connectivity will run you $4.99 for three days (nice if you need it just for occasional trips) or $99 for a year. That's pretty steep, but at least it's optional: there's no contract required.

This promotion's been running for a couple weeks already, and I'm not sure how much longer it will last. I do think that if you're planning to buy an iPod Touch anyway, this is a no-brainer. Get the free GPS!

Bonus deal: Today's Woot deal is for a pair of noise-isolating Koss earbuds for $7.99 (plus $5 for shipping). They include an inline volume control, a carrying case, and silicone ear cushions in three sizes.