South Africa’s hottest tech deals of the week (Feb 11-15)

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Shopping for technology is an even bigger nightmare than clothes. But unlike clothing, finding the correct stick of RAM isn’t a question of it being too big or small, but just too damn expensive.

In a weekly series, Gearburn trawls the South African online shopping space to find the best deals, from DDR4 for your rig to cans for your ears.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back in throughout the week, as we update this article regularly with new deals as they’re made available.

Added 11 February:

(Expired) JBL E55 Bluetooth headphones – R1299 (OneDayOnly)

These wireless cans offer up to 20 hours on a single charge of two hours. It can also function in wired mode. *Note: This is a bundle and includes an Energizer 2500mAh powerbank.

(Expired) Baobab IS-I8-K Mini 2.4GHz wireless keyboard – R125 (Loot)

A mini full-sized keyboard also features a touchpad and DPI adjustments. It comes with a six month warranty.

(Expired) Asus VivoStick HDMI PC – R1999 (OneDayOnly)

The VivoStick features an Intel Atom Z8350 CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, support for Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac, and one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, one 3.5mm audio jack, and a microUSB port for power.

(Expired) Seagete 4TB 2.5 inch external drive – R1599 (Takealot)

This 239 gram drive supports USB 3.0 and does not require external power. It also comes with a two year warranty.

Added 12 February:

(Expired) Huawei P20 Lite 64GB smartphone – R3999 (Takealot)

The P20 Lite features dual SIM card support, an eight-core Kirin 659 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5.84 inch 2280×1080 screen, and a 3000mAh battery.

(Expired) House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth speaker – R1999 (Takealot)

Covered in denim, this sustainable material speaker lasts around eight hours on a single charge, has buttons for power, volume and Bluetooth pairing, and features a 3.5mm input.

Sea Of Thieves for Xbox One – R439 (Raru)

An open world co-op sea-faring game where you, your friends, and enemies play as pirates. Take on quests, find booty, and get drunk aboard your own ship.

Intel Core i5-8400 CPU – R3799 (Wootware)

This eighth generation Intel chip features a base clock of 2.8GHz that turbos up to 4.0GHz, six cores, 9MB of cache, support for DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and 16 PCIe lanes. You’ll need an LGA 1151 motherboard.

Mushkin MKNSSDSR120 120GB solid state drive – R399 (Wootware)

This drive features 120GB storage capacity in a 2.5 inch form factor, sequential read speeds up to 510MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 440MB/s. It has a three year warranty.

Final Fantasy XV – Day One Steelbook Edition for PlayStation 4 – R275 (Loot)

Noctis returns but without his homeland. Slay some imperial army and reclaim your kingdom. This is the Steelbook Edition.

Added 13 February:

Samson Meteor USB condenser microphone – R899 (Raru)

This mic sits on three foldable feet but also supports mic stands. It uses a USB connection, outputs at 16-bit/48kHz with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. There’s also a headphone input for monitoring.

(Expired) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (32- and 64-bit) Retail Pack – R2199 (Wootware)

This is a Retail Pack USB flash drive with licenses for Windows 10 Home 32-bit and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PlayStation 4 – R589 (Takealot)

This pack includes the game, a digital art book, as seven cosmetic/weapon packs.

Nokia 6.1 32GB smartphone – R3599 (Takealot)

This Nokia device runs Android 9.0 Pie through a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5.5 inch screen, and support for LTE networks. It also has a 3000mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.0 support, 802.11 ac WiFi support, and NFC.

Added 14 February:

(Expired) Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB smartphone – R14 499 (Takealot)

This is the single SIM version of the phone and features the triple rear camera setup, the Kirin 980 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and a 4200mAh battery.

(Expired) Hisense HN32N2176H 32 inch HD Ready TV – R2399 (Takealot)

This TV features a resolution of 1366×768, a response time of 6.5ms grey-to-grey, a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and two HDMI inputs, two USB inputs, one VGA, one 3.5mm audio jack, and AV out. It can also be VESA mounted.

Added 15 February:

Mushkin MKNSSDSR500GB 500GB 2.5 inch SSD – R1129 (Wootware)

This SSD features a 500GB capacity, read speeds up to 560MB/s and write speeds up to 520GB/s. It also has a lifespan of around 1.5-million hours and comes with a three year warranty.

Feature image: HMD Global

Andy Walker, former editor


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