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May 31, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Microsoft giving away free Touch or Type cover with purchase of Surface RT

A Surface tablet is shown with various colors of the Touch cover. (Photo from Microsoft)

A Surface tablet is shown with various colors of the Touch cover. (Photo from Microsoft)

From today until June 30, Microsoft is throwing in a free Touch or Type cover with the purchase of a Surface RT in the U.S. or Canada.

Usually the covers sell for $120 for the Touch cover and $130 for the limited edition Touch cover (which features the work of several designers) and for the Type cover (which has a more springy key action than the Touch cover).

The official blog post on the limited-time offer indicates that, in addition to the Microsoft Store, Best Buy and Staples are also offering the deal.

We’ve asked Microsoft what the impetus was for the deal and if early Surface RT adopters who paid for the covers might get any kind of refund or rebate. We’ll post the response when we get it.

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