South Africa’s hottest tech deals of the week (18-22 Feb)

Xiaomi Mi Box

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 18 February:

Fallout 76 standard edition for PC, PS4 or Xbox One – R629 (Loot)

Bethesda’s first Fallout multiplayer game pits you, the Sole Survivor, against the elements, the Scorched and every other Sole Survivor trying to kill you.

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

This phone features a 5.84 inch screen with 2280×1080 resolution, the Kirin 659 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a 3000mAh battery and LTE support.

(Expired) Sennheiser Momentum 2 headphones – R4299 (OneDayOnly)

These over-ear cans feature active noise cancellation, a 22 hour battery life, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 support, and a foldable design. Frequency response spans 16Hz to 22kHz, while it can also be used in wired mode.

(Expired) DJI Mavic Air drone – R13 449 (OneDayOnly)

This quadcopter features a three-axis gimbal, support for 4K 30fps video recording, 1080p 120fps slow-motion video recording, and 32MP panoramic photographs.

Added 19 February:

Phanteks PH-EC416PSTG_BK Eclipse P400S Silent-Edition desktop chassis – R1179 (Wootware)

This E-ATX mid-tower case has a three speed fan controller, two SSD brackets, two USB 3.0 ports on the front panet alongside a headphone and mic jacks. The PSU is hidden within it, while a 160mm tall CPU cooler and 395mm long GPU will fit.

(Expired) Huawei Watch 2 4G Sport smartwatch – R3299 (OneDayOnly)

The Huawei Watch 2 has a heart rate monitor, features IP68 water and dust resistance, a 1.2 inch AMOLED screen, 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM, and LTE support.

(Expired) iPhone 6S Plus 128GB smartphone – R6999 (Takealot)

This Rose Gold Apple device features 3D Touch, Apple’s A9 chipset, 128GB of internal storage and a 5.5 inch display.

(Expired) Sandisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive – R449 (Takealot)

This flash drive features dual connectors — a regular USB connection and the microUSB connector. Read speeds are quoted at 150MB/s. It has a five year limited warrany.

Everki Titan laptop backpack – R1699 (Takealot)

This checkpoint friendly backpack can house laptops up to 18 inches. It also features a weather-resistant cover, a balance strap system, a lined tablet pouch, and side pockets. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Added 20 February:

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind for Xbox One – R199 R186 (Loot)

*Note: The price has since been reduced once more since Monday. An MMO for Elder Scrolls fans and for everyone else who doesn’t want to play Fallout 76. You’ll require an Xbox Live Gold membership as well as an internet connection.

Beats by Dre Pill+ Bluetooth speaker – R2799 (OneDayOnly)

This portable speaker features battery life of up to 12 hours, with Lightning cable charging support. Users can control it from a smartphone app, while it also doubles as a powerbank.

BUBM Nintendo Switch case – R299 (Takealot)

This hard shell case is claimed to be both waterproof and shockproof by the makers. Additionally, it can hold a Nintendo Switch with its two controllers, charger, cables and up to 20 games. It comes with a one year limited warranty.

Xiaomi Mi TV Box – R1199 (Takealot)

The Mi TV Box is a Google Certified Android TV box, which means support for Netflix and DStv Now as well as full Google Assistant voice control. It runs Android TV 6.0, features 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, and is powered by a quad-core Amlogic S905X chipset.

Feature image: Xiaomi Mi Box, Gearburn

Andy Walker, former editor


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