Daily Deals: $529 iPad, iPhone 4 Carbon Skin, ModBook

Another day, another deal. Today we have deals for the iPad, iPhone and Mac. First up is another batch of iPads, starting at $529 for a 64GB Wi-Fi and 3G tablet from AT&T.Next is a carbon skin for the iPhone 4. We wrap-up the spotlight with the ModBook, a modified 2.13GHz MacBook with 13.3-inch widescreen to behave like a tablet – just 1,949.
Along the way, we also take a look at music and digital editing software for your Mac. As usual, details on these and many more items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.

Apple iPad 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G Tablet for $529 + free shipping
AT&T Wireless continues to offer the 1st-generation Apple iPad 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G Tablet for $529. (Search for “iPad” to find it.) With free shipping, that’s $130 below what Apple charges for a refurbished unit (this one’s new) and tied with last week’s mention as the lowest total price we’ve ever seen. This 0.5?-thick tablet weighs 1.5 lbs. and features an Apple A4 1GHz processor, 9.7? 1024×768 LCD touchscreen display, 802.11a/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer, compass, up to 10 hours of battery life, and more. Of note, iPad orders require the purchase of an AT&T DataConnect Personal Data Plan. Plans are active for 30 days and automatically renew every 30 days. (You can cancel this data plan at any time.)
HandHeldItems.com offers this Carbon Fiber Back Glass Skin for Apple iPhone 4 bundled with a $1 HHI storecredit for $3.99. Coupon code “carbonbackguard” cuts it to $2.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with our February mention and, excluding the credit, the lowest total price we could find for such a skin by $8. Coupon ends April 30.
Other World Computing offers the Axiotron ModBook Core 2 Duo 13.3? 2.13GHz Tablet Mac for $1,949 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago, $94 under the lowest price we’ve seen for a new unit, and the least expensive made-to-order ModBook we’ve seen. (We saw a used one for $50 less last spring.) The ModBook is a modified Apple MacBook with an AnyView 13.3? widescreen WACOM stylus-operated display on the exterior, Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB 5400 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, WAAS-enabled GPS, iSight, and more.
Today only, Musician’s Friend offers the M-Audio Pro Tools Recording Studio for $49. With free shipping, that’s $20 under our December mention and the lowest total price we could find by $20. It includes the M-Audio FastTrack USB audio interface and Pro Tools M-Powered Essential software, allowing you to record guitar, keyboard, vocals, or other musical input via your computer’s USB port. It’s compatible with both PC and Mac.
Today only, MacUpdate.com offers downloads of Neatberry’s Smoke for Mac for $6.99. That’s $3 off and the lowest price we could find for this bitmap editor. Click here for more information.
Abe’s of Maine offers the Canon VIXIA HF-R100 1080p Secure Digital Card HD Digital Camcorder, model no. 4394B001, bundled with a free Kingston 8GB SDHC Class 6 Memory Card for $249. Coupon code “LOYALTY10? cuts it to $239. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find for the camcorder alone by $10, although we saw it for $9 less (also without the SD card) in December. Features include a 2.7? widescreen LCD, 20x optical zoom, 1920×1080 (1080p) recording, 2-megapixel still photos, HDMI output, and USB connectivity.
Canon continues to offer discounts on a selection of factory-refurbished Canon digital SLR cameras, as listed below. With $15.99 for shipping, that makes each at least $63 under the lowest total price we could find for new units. Sales tax is added where applicable. A 90-day Canon warranty applies to all units. Some best bets: Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18MP Digital SLR Camera Body for $559.99 refurbished Canon EOS 60D 18MP Digital SLR Camera Body for $799.99 refurbished Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 28-135mm Lens (pictured) for $831.36 refurbished Canon EOS 60D 18MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-135mm Lens Kit for $1,039.20 browse for more discounted refurbished Canon digital SLR cameras
Buy.com offers the Iomega 1TB Home Media Gigabit Network Attached Storage External Hard Drive Cloud Edition, model no. 34763, for $116.99 with free shipping ($0.09/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $12. It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), and iTunes Server.
Other World Computing offers its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 3.5? FireWire 800/USB 2.0/eSATA Hard Drive with prices starting at $114.99. Ground shipping is around $5.99. Each drive includes Intech SpeedTools Utilities, ProSoft DataBackup, NovaStor NovaBACKUP (Windows), Carbon Copy Cloner, cables, and 3-year warranty. The drives:
250GB with 7200 rpm, 8MB cache for $114.99
500GB with 7200 rpm, 16MB cache for $124.99 (was $128)
1TB with 7200 rpm, 32MB cache for $149.99 (was $148)
2TB with 5900 rpm, 64MB cache for $199.99 (was $210)
3TB with 7200 rpm, 64MB cache for $309.99
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5stardeal via eBay Daily Deal offers the Belkin Deluxe Laptop Messenger Bag in Green (pictured) or Blue for $17.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from four weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $9. It fits most notebooks with screens up to 15.4?.

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