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Daily Deals for May 12, 2014, featuring the PuzzleBox Orbit Mind Controlled Helicopter

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.

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Daily Deals

PuzzleBox Orbit: The Mind Controlled Helicopter [On sale for $195, down from $229]

The Puzzlebox Orbit is a brain-controlled helicopter used to practice skills of concentration and mental relaxation. Orbit uses positive reinforcement in a fun, visual, and physical way so users can learn to better maintain focus and relieve stress.

Based on brainwave readings from the included EEG headset, the free mobile app will instruct the helicopter to hover, spin, or fly across the room.

Your levels of attention and mental clarity are displayed in realtime so you can see whether you need to focus or relax to get your helicopter to react.

Save up to 14% on the PuzzleBox Orbit at TUAW Deals.

Daily Deals

The Missile Firing iOS-Controlled Cobra iHelicopter [On sale for $49.95, down from $70]

Turn your living room into a war-zone with this iPhone-controlled, missile-firing helicopter.

Forget toy remotes – YOU control this hovering hellion with your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad! Just download the free app, plug the transmitter into your headphone jack, and take flight.

Grab one (or 3) of these bad boys, and make it a day the tech-lover in your life will never forget.

Save 28% on the Missile Firing iOS-Controlled Cobra iHelicopter at TUAW Deals.

Deals from Dealnews

  • Origin: [PC Games] Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year Edition for PC and Mac for free
  • Other World Computing: [Computer Accessories] OWC Garage Sale: Discounts on RAM, accessories, computers, more
  • Fry's: [Networkable Hard Drives (NAS)] G-Technology 500GB WiFi External Hard Drive for $39 + free shipping
  • Other World Computing: [Apple Computers] Used Macs at OWC from $495 + free shipping
  • Verizon Broadband: [Computer Services] Verizon FiOS 50/25 w/ Local Channels, HBO or Showtime for $50/month
  • BuyDig: [Camera Lens] Refurb Nikon DSLR Lenses: 55-300mm VR for $205 + free shipping, more
  • Best Buy: [Laptop Carrying Case] Incase Campus Compact 15" Laptop Backpack for $22 + pickup at Best Buy
  • Best Buy: [Peripherals] Logitech Portfolio Keyboard Case for iPad Air for $50 + free shipping
  • MegaMacs: [Camera Bags] Bags and Backpacks at MegaMacs: Deals from $25 + $8 s&h
  • eBay: [iPod Accessories] Apple In-Ear Headphones for iPhone and iPod for $4 + free shipping
  • Best Buy: [Watches] MetaWatch STRATA Watch for iPhone 4S / 5 or Android for $80 + free shipping
  • eBay: [Laptop Carrying Case] Dell 16" Leather Laptop Bag for $30 + free shipping

iOS Software Discounts

  • The Shadow Sun [iOS Universal; On sale for $2.99, down from $7.99] Embark on an epic dark fantasy in the grand tradition of great, story-driven RPGs from PC and console, created by veterans of the Neverwinter Nights, Baldur's Gate, and The Witcher franchises.

  • Pinnacle Studio [iPad; On sale for $7.99, down from $12.99] Big-screen moviemaking comes to the touchscreen with Pinnacle® Studio for iPad.

  • Operation Math - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division for Kids [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] Complete your mission by solving the equations that block your escape and earn all the uniforms and watches of a seasoned Base 10 spy.

  • Operation Math Pocket - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division for Kids [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Complete your mission by solving the equations that block your escape and earn all the uniforms and watches of a seasoned Base 10 spy.

  • Weather glance - daily live forecast [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Weather glance is an intuitive and detailed weather app. It shows you temperature by colour so you can find out all the weather conditions and trends at a quick glance.

  • Farmscapes HD (Premium) [iPad; Now free, down from $6.99] Help Joe restore his ranch in the brand new game by Playrix! Earn money by selling fresh veggies, juicy fruits, eggs, flowers and honey from his old farm to the townspeople, and spend it on restoring the landholding back to its grandeur and beauty.

  • Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Laugh out loud as you explore a magical underwater world with Fins the fish.

  • Nuts!: Infinite Forest Run [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Help Jake, your nimble squirrel hero and his squirrel friend Miranda dodge branches and climb to new heights on the majestic Infinitree!

  • Stampede Run HD [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Dash through the streets of Spain! Dodge bulls on your own or challenge your friends, you choose!

  • Stampede Run [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Dash through the streets of Spain! Dodge bulls on your own or challenge your friends, you choose! Apple's App of the week.

OS X Software Discounts

  • Picture Collage Maker 3 [OS X; Now free, down from $19.99] Picture Collage Maker 3 is a powerful and easy-to-use photo collage creator to create photo collages, scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo calendars, photo albums and posters quickly.

  • Snapheal [OS X; On sale for $14.99, down from $19.99] Snapheal is the most advanced image healing software. Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

  • Intensify [OS X; On sale for $17.99, down from $24.99] Intensify™ is an award-winning, beautifully designed and extremely powerful software that helps you create stunning images Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

  • ColorStrokes [OS X; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] ColorStrokes is the world's most popular photo app for creative color editing. Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

  • Focus 2 [OS X; On sale for $6.99, down from $9.99] Focus 2 helps you break out of the ordinary, shift your perspective and easily create selective focus, lens blur, motion blur and tilt-shift effects. Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

  • FX Photo Studio [OS X; On sale for $6.99, down from $9.99] Powerful. Intuitive. With a click or two, Fx Photo Studio will your photo into a vintage masterpiece, a hipster style and more. Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

  • FX Photo Studio Pro [OS X; On sale for $14.99, down from $19.99] Fx Photo Studio Pro is a creative powerhouse for digital artists of all skill levels. Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

  • Macphun Snap Pack [OS X; On sale for $33.99, down from $45] Your Mac is perfect for messing with pictures. And the apps you'll find inside the Snap Pack will make your photo editing experience on Mac even more enjoyable. Big Macphun Sale: save up to 40% on all our photo apps! Ends May 12.

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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