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Daily Deals for May 1, 2014, featuring Romo, Your iOS Robot Companion


It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles out today's best free apps, new apps, and app updates in the iOS App Store.

TUAW's Daily Deals

Interact, Program & Play w/Romo, Your iOS Robot Companion [On sale for $129, down from $150]

Romo is a personal robot that uses your smartphone as its brain. Romo has a lovable personality and uses cutting-edge robotics technology, enabling advanced features such as object follow, face detection, and path tracking. Be sure to take a look at our full TUAW review of Romo here.

As you play with Romo he will teach you to program him as you play. Along the way, unlock upgrades that make your Romo more expressive and alive.Leaving you with a fun new experience every time you turn Romo on.

You can also program Romo to follow the actions you tell it, or if you want to get crazy, control Romo's hardware and personality by coding your own iOS apps if you so desire.

You can even jump on a two way video call and control where Romo looks and moves from anywhere in the world. The robotic options are practically endless, while it's an awesome toy, it can also be so much more.

Save up to 14% on Romo, Your iOS Robot Companion at TUAW Deals.

Keyboard Maestro Daily Deals

Keyboard Maestro: Winner of a 2013 Macworld Editors' Choice Award [On sale for $19.99, down from $36]

Your time is precious. So why waste it when Keyboard Maestro can help improve almost every aspect of using your Mac? To see all the ways you can use Keyboard Maestro, you should check out our growing list of Keyboard Maestro tips from our resident expert TJ Luoma.

Keyboard Maestro is a powerful macro program for Mac OS X that can make even the simplest things – typing your email address, opening Gmail or Facebook, or copying a line of text – even easier.

It allows you to design your own macro shortcuts and trigger them at any time, automating these tedious processes you perform every day.

Save 44% on Keyboard Maestro at TUAW Deals.

Deals from Dealnews

  • AppsGoneMad: [Software] 7-App Bundle for Mac for free: Concealer, Clipbuddy, more
  • StackSocial: [Mac Software] Mac Bundle 5.0 3-App Bundle for Mac downloads for $1, 10 apps for $9
  • Other World Computing: [Computer Accessories] OWC Garage Sale: Discounts on RAM, accessories, computers, more
  • Other World Computing: [Apple Computers] Used Macs at OWC from $299 + free shipping
  • StackSocial: [Mac Software] Name Your Own Price 8-Course Learn To Design 2.0 Bundle for $7
  • Verizon Broadband: [Computer Services] Verizon FiOS 50/25 w/ Local Channels, HBO or Showtime for $50/month
  • Best Buy: [MacBook Air] MacBook Air Haswell Dual i5 13" Laptop for $750 + free shipping for students
  • [iPhone Cases] Open-Box OtterBox Commuter Case for iPhone 5/5S for $10 + free shipping
  • iTech Deals: [Camera Bags] Acme Made Union Kit Messenger Camera Bag for $10 + free shipping
  • Best Buy: [Camera Bags] Lowepro Sausalito 20 Camera Case for $5 + pickup at Best Buy
  • Best Buy: [Mice/Trackballs] Shelby GT500 Series Car Mouse for $25 + free shipping
  • mwave: [Serial ATA Drive Enclosures] Sans Digital 3.5" Single Bay Drive Enclosure for $100 + free shipping

iOS Software Discounts

  • Arctic Keys [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $4.99] Arctic Keys is a virtual analog synthesizer.

  • Arctic ProSynth [iPad; On sale for $1.99, down from $9.99] Be rude. Be rough. Be bold. Be tough! Arctic Pro Synthesizer / Vocoder is a modern subtractive synthesizer.

  • PicPlayPost [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] PicPlayPost® is the first all in one Video and Photo editing tool that offers a full suite of customization options to inspire story telling through captivating video collages.

  • Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ [iOS Universal; On sale for $3.99, down from $9.99] It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic?

  • Puzzlium: Prologue [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Search for Puzzlium - the 1st puzzle social network.

  • Notability [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Welcome to Notability, a powerful note-taker on iPad and iPhone: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal and more.

  • Pinnacle Studio for iPhone [iPhone; On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] For people who want to have true, creative movie-making power on their iPhone! Edit video, audio and photos at the speed of your creativity.

  • Tower Dwellers HD [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $3.99] Conquer through battle and reclaim the land you once called home!

  • Ridge Racer Slipstream [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] The ultimate arcade racing franchise brings the console experience to your iOS device! Slipstream past your rivals and drift around tight turns at over 150 MPH!

  • King Hunt - The Next Generation Slicing Game [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Slice Kingmaker's armies, unlock fantastic new worlds, and collect magical trinkets to become more powerful than any king! Apple's App of the Week.

OS X Software Discounts

  • Stoppy [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Stoppy is a nice and simple stopwatch.

Note: All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and cannot guarantee availability or quality of any particular product at a specific price.

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