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Wirecutter's best deals: Save $125 on an iPad Pro 9.7

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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB

Street price: $750; MSRP: $750; deal price: $625

A big $125 drop below the street price, and $25 below the best price we've seen on this iPad Pro. This is part of Best Buy's Black Friday in July sale, and you have to be signed into your Best Buy account to see these discounts. They're also knocking $125 off of the 256GB model, if you'd prefer to have more storage space. While we're featuring the rose gold model, this deal is available on all colors.

The iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB is our upgrade pick in our iPad guide. Dan Frakes said, "If you need better performance for media editing, multitasking, or gaming; support for Apple's fantastic Pencil stylus; better color accuracy; smartphone-class cameras; more storage capacity; or a huge screen, one of the two iPad Pro models is for you."

ASUS ZenBook UX305UA

Street price: $750; MSRP: $900; deal price: $700

Zenbooks tend to gradually drop their street price by $50 every few months, and this deal is no exception. We last saw it drop from $800 to $750 towards the end of March, and it's now dropped down to $700, the best price we've seen to date.

The ASUS ZenBook UX305UA is our budget pick for the best ultrabook. Kimber Streams said, "It's inexpensive, slim, and light, and it has great battery life, a decent keyboard, and a reliable trackpad. It's the only ultrabook in this price range with 8 GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, and an Intel Core i5 processor—you'd have to spend $200 to $400 more to get a better one. The downside? The ZenBook UX305UA lacks a couple of amenities such as a touchscreen and a backlit keyboard."

Refurbished Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch

Street price: $200 (new); MSRP: $250 (new); deal price: $100

Only the second deal we've posted on a refurbished model of the Pebble Time Steel, and a big $40 drop below the best price we've seen. This deal is only available on the gold color and comes with a 90-day warranty.

The Pebble Time Steel is a smartwatch we like in our guide to the best smartwatch. Kevin Purdy wrote, "At this price, we'd recommend the Pebble Time Steel as a budget entry for Android phone owners. If the square look and wider straps work for you, the watch does an increasingly good job of relaying and responding to notifications, tracking your steps and sleep, and, of course, showing the time, all of the time."

Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 54W 5 Port USB Desktop Charging Station

Street price: $25; MSRP: $32; deal price: $19 with code QQFYTSD8

Make sure to use the code QQFYTSD8 to get this price. We've seen this charger at $20 after code a couple of times, and while this isn't much cheaper than that, it is a new low.

The Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 54W 5 Port USB Desktop Charging Station is one of the Quick Charge 2 options we list in our best multiport USB wall charger guide. Nick Guy wrote, "For five-port chargers, we recommend Aukey's Quick Charge 2.0 54W 5 Port USB Desktop Charging Station. It has a single Quick Charge port plus four 2.4-amp ports. During this round of testing, we didn't have four iPads on hand to test the maximum charging capacity, but we can confirm that two iPads and one Quick Charge 2.0 smartphone can charge at full speed at the same time."

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