A Surface RT With A Free Touch Cover Is Your Deal of the DayS

When the Surface RT launched, the most exciting hardware feature was the Touch Cover, a slick cover-keyboard hybrid. However, it cost an extra $120, which is a lot for a practically obligatory feature. Microsoft's online store is now giving them away with a Surface RT purchase, which is the way it always should have been.

The Surface RT—which, unlike the Surface Pro, doesn't run a full version of Windows 8—is a very handsome tablet. Sure, there are issues, but for the most part it's a premium device with the chamfered edges to back it up. I've been looking for Surface sales since they came out, but they're far and few between.

A Surface RT With A Free Touch Cover Is Your Deal of the Day

A free Touch Cover or Type Cover is actually a fairly significant discount, because it wouldn't really be a Surface without the cover. In fact, the vast majority of Microsoft's marketing focused on the cover. So the Surface, as it should be, is $500 from Microsoft's online store—finally. [Microsoft]

Top Deals

Microsoft Surface RT w/ Touch Cover ($500) | Microsoft Store | Originally $630

$50 iTunes Gift Card ($40) | Staples via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50

Rakuten's trying to push their marketplace again, and now they've got a promo where you get 30% of your order value back in store credit—you won't save any money, but it could go a little farther. It's especially intriguing for products like the iPad Mini. More info at [Deals Kinja]

Apple's iMacs are On Sale Again

A Surface RT With A Free Touch Cover Is Your Deal of the DayS

Apple's developer conference WWDC is next week, and there are a lot of rumors flying around. One major question is whether Apple will refresh the Mac line with sweet new Haswell processors. So before you buy a new Mac, you might want to wait to see if that pans out.

But if you need a new computer today, you should know that both Best Buy and Amazon dropped the price of the entry-level iMac $150 last night. This matches other sales we've seen, but it's still a discount on iMac—so check it out if you're in the market. [Best Buy, Amazon]

Accessories

Cooler Master Gaming Keyboard ($55) | Newegg via Edealinfo | Originally $70 | Use coupon code EMCXPXS44

Buffalo 1TB Portable HD ($60) | Staples via 9to5Toys | Originally $70 | Use coupon code 74145

Razer Naga Hex Laser Gaming Mouse ($55) | Amazon | Originally $70

Play-doh Mega Pack ($17) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $25

Miscellaneous

Syma S108G Infared Mini Radio Copter ($17) | Amazon | Originally $20

Play-doh Mega Pack ($17) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $25

Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool ($24) | Amazon via Deals | Lowest ever
Weber Barbecue Apron ($9) | Amazon via Deals

Sharper Image $50 for $25 | LivingSocial via Ben's Bargains

Gaming

There are some very nice gaming deals available today—also, for iOS people, don't forget to check out half price Final Fantasy Tactics under iOS.

PC

Batman: Arkham Origins [Steam] ($40) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Use code GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA

Mass Effect Trilogy [Origin] ($20) | Gamefly via Daily Game Deals

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty ($20) | Blizzard via Daily Game Deals

SimCity Limited Edition ($40) | Amazon via Ben's Bargains

• World of Warcraft character services are 50% off this week.

Xbox

• FREE Walking Dead Episode 1 for Gold members | LIVE via Reddit

• FREE Seasons 1 and/or 3 of Ice Road Truckers | LIVE via FatWallet

Deal of the Day Mass Effect 3 ($8) | Best Buy via Deals

Battlefield 4 ($50) | Newegg via Reddit | Use code EMCXPXS85

Sleeping Dogs ($15) for Gold members | LIVE via Reddit

PS3

Deal of the Day Mass Effect 3 ($8) | Best Buy via Deals

• Battlefield 4 ($50) | Newegg via Reddit | Use code EMCXPXS85

Rayman Origins ($15) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals
Tomb Raider ($35) | Amazon
Bioshock Infinite ($40) | Amazon

Audio

Nah.

Clothing

Not today, sorry.

Dumb TV → Smart TV

Refurb Roku 2 XS ($55) | Ebay via 9to5Toys | Originally $100

Physical Media

• Amazon's Gold Box today is Mel Brooks Blu-rays and DVD's. Thanks, Lee!

24 Complete Series ($142) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

Digital Media

Nah.

Laptops

No laptops.

Desktops

HP Pavillion Gaming Desktop ($900) | HP via Dealzon | Originally $1050 | Use coupon code SVD8492

Tablets

Surface RT w/ Touch Cover ($500) | Microsoft Store via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $630

Screens

50" Aquos LED HDTV ($530) | Best Buy | Originally $600

27" Dell Ultrasharp U2711 ($600) | Dell via Dealmac | Originally $750 | Use coupon code PFV707H63WHNMJ

Portables

Unlocked iPhone 5 ($625) | Ebay via Dealmac | Originally $650

Camera

Canon Powershot ELPH 520 ($130) | Best Buy | Originally $180

Bare Drives

Staples is the spot today for deals on spinning magnetic disks.

Apps

iOS

Rebirth of Fortune 2 ($0) | iTunes via Apps-aholic | Originally $1

Anodia ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $3

Final Fantasy Tactics ($8) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $16

iPad Only

Final Fantasy Tactics HD ($9) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $18

Android

No Android deals today, sorry. Yesterday's Dealzmodo had a few.

Hobomodo

• Treats For Your Dog ($0) | Dick Van Patten | Got to like 'em on Facebook

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