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Here are Amazon's 5 best deals right now

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Today's best deals are some real doozies. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. It's nice to find a good deal on a product you've been wanting, but it's even better to know that you're actually getting a good value on a quality item. So we sift through pages and pages of Amazon deals to sort out which are actually worth your time.

Amazon's Alexa can hit the town with you, thanks to these smart headphones

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If you've become fond of Alexa, a new pair of wireless headphones lets you take Amazon's digital assistant with you on the run -- literally. "When (Apple co-founder) Steve Jobs announced the iPod, the pitch was: A thousand songs in your pocket. Now, it's 20 million songs at the sound of your voice," said 66 Audio CEO and founder Kristian Kay. "You can ask Alexa to play you any song from multiple services ... and instantly, without ever touching your phone, you have this unlimited jukebox where you now can listen to any music that you want, on demand." This is just the latest evolution of Alexa-enabled technology.

There is a massive sale on Beats headphones right now

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Beats flipped the headphone market on its head, and on the way became a style icon. Just walk down the street and count the number of people sporting the giant, colorful cans on their heads. The Beats Solo 3 headphones are one of the most popular pairs and they're on sale today at Amazon.

Google may be readying its own smart headphones


Google might be planning a foil to smarter-than-usual headphones like Apple's AirPods or the Bragi Dash line. After some sleuthing inside the Google app, the team at 9to5Google has found references to headphones that would use Google Assistant to augment the usual physical controls. Nicknamed Bisto, they would let you hear and reply to notifications using your voice -- you wouldn't have to reach for your phone to punch out a reply. Other details are scarce, but a mention of a Google Assistant button on a left earcup suggests these are over-ears (possibly wireless) instead of earbuds. Those are also up in the air.

Vinci 2.0 smart headphones are looking to take your phone out of the equation


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