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Wirecutter's best deals: Save $25 on Jaybird X2 wireless headphones

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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.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive

Street price: $90; MSRP: $110; Deal price: $70 with code ESCEMGJ28

Make sure to use the code ESCEMGJ28 to get this price. While we've seen a lot of $80 deals recently, to the point where we expect that'll soon be the street price, we haven't seen a $70 deal since February.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB is our pick for the best portable hard drive. Kimber Streams said, "The 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the best portable hard drive for most people because it's reliable, light, compact, and not too expensive per terabyte."

In terms of portability, "The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the thinnest and lightest portable hard drive we tested, and it consumes minimal bag space without adding much heft. The Slim is less than half an inch thick—0.48 inch, to be exact."

Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh USB Battery Pack

Street price: $26; MSRP: $40; Deal price: $21 with code JKRYBOLT

By using the code JKRYBOLT you can save $5 on our new pick. This brings the Bolt from the recently lowered street price of $26 down to $21, matching the lowest price we've seen on this battery pack.

The Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh USB battery pack is our new top pick in the best USB battery packs guide. We'll be updating the guide soon with our latest results. Mark Smirniotis wrote, "After considering a total of 252 battery packs and bringing in 20 for our latest round of testing, we've decided that our new pick for everyday use will be the Jackery Bolt. About the size of a bar of soap, the Bolt has integrated Micro-USB and Lightning cables to charge almost any device, and plenty of power for around two phone charges."

Osprey Farpoint 55 M/L Travel Backpack

Street price: $180; MSRP: $180; Deal price: $135

This is a big sale on our travel backpack pick, matching the lowest sales price that we've seen. It's available in the colors blue, red, and black, and available in both the small/medium size and the medium/large size. The only difference in the sizes is height, with the small/medium being 2 inches shorter than the M/L pick.

The Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack is our pick in the best travel backpack guide. Geoff Morrison wrote, "The Osprey Farpoint 55 M/L is a lightweight, easy-to-carry, full-featured travel backpack that you can live out of for as long as you want. It is not perfect—no pack is—but it is the best all-around travel backpack."

On the bag's construction and features, "The Farpoint is made from thick, sturdy-feeling 210-denier mini hex diamond ripstop nylon. Its big zippers are lockable. Its shoulder straps and hip belt are wide, but not as padded as those of some competitors. A cover, which stores in the bottom of the pack, zips up to cover the straps so you can check it as luggage. Thick padded handles on the top and side let you carry it as hand luggage in a pinch."

Jaybird X2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Street price: $100; MSRP: $150; Deal price: $75

These are part of Best Buy's 50th anniversary sale, and a nice discount off of the street price. While they were briefly $70 for the first day of the 50th anniversary sale, they bounced up to $75. That still makes this a good amount below the street price on these headphones.

The Jaybird X2s are the runner-up pick in our guide on the best wireless exercise headphones. Lauren Dragan said, "They are light, they stay put, they sound fantastic, they have a lifetime warranty against sweat damage (which, if you sweat through one pair of headphones a year, can really add up!), they charge pretty quickly (around 2 hours), they have a nice case, and you can wear them several different ways, depending on what works for you."

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