South Africa’s hottest tech deals and sales of the week (4 – 8 Mar)

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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.

Still valid from last week:

Mecer K3G3R 31.5 2560×1440 desktop monitor – R6999 (Wootware)

This curved monitor sports a 144Hz 4ms refresh rate, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and AMD FreeSync support. It features one DisplayPort, one HDMI and one DVI. It comes with a two year warranty.

Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX graphics card – R4799 (Wootware)

This card features 6GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, a base GPU clock of 1500MHz which boosts up to 1815MHz. It features one DisplayPort v1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one dual-link DVI ports. It also has a two year warranty.

Kwese Play Roku media player – R799 (Raru)

This media player is a customised Roku streaming box with streaming service support that includes Netflix, YouTube, Kwese, and Red Bull TV. The box supports 1080p output as well as 5GHz WiFi.

Palit GTX 1050 StormX graphics card – R2079 (Wootware)

This mini card features 2GB of GDDR5 RAM with a 128-bit bus. It has a base clock of 1354MHz and boosts to 1455MHz. It features one DisplayPort, one HDMI port, and one DVI-D port. It has a two year warranty.

ASUS ROG GL504GM gaming laptop – R28 565 (Raru)

This gaming machine features a 15.6 inch screen with 1920×1080 resolution, an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM and a 1TB storage drive alongside a 512GB SSD. It also has an Nvidia GTX 1060M 6GB graphics card and a two year warranty.

Added 4 March:

(Expired) Creative Muvo 2 Bluetooth speaker – R589 (Loot)

This speaker features IP66 water and dust resistance, a 10-hour battery life, and a weight of 340 grams. It charges through microUSB features a microSD card input, and speaker phone support.

Transcend 300S 128GB microSD card – Was R290 Now R285 (Raru)

This Class 10 UHS-I microSD card features a write speed of 45MB/s and a read speed of 95MB/s.

(Expired) Samsung S22D300HY monitor – R1499 (Takealot)

This 21.5 inch monitor features a resolution of 1920×1080, a contrast ratio of 600:1, a response time of 5ms, and single VGA and HDMI inputs. It also features a two year carry-in warranty.

Added 5 March:

(Expired) Mecer Xpression Chromebook – R1999 (Takealot)

This laptop runs Google’s Chrome OS and features an 11.6 inch screen with 1366×768 resolution, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. It also comes with the Rockchip RK3288 chipset and a 3400mAh battery.

(Expired) JBL E65BTNC wireless headphones – R1699 (Takealot)

These Bluetooth headphones feature a quoted 24 hour battery life, two hour charging time, active noise cancellation, a 3.5mm cable input, and a one year limited warranty.

(Expired) Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 wireless headphones – R1299 (Takealot)

These Bluetooth headphones feature a quoted 18 hour battery life, fold-flat earphones, on-ear controls, and a 3.5mm cable input.

(Expired) Google Chromecast 3rd generation – R899 (OneDayOnly)

This Google Chromecast allows users to cast video and images to your television. It connects to your display via HDMI and is Netflix compatible.

Added 6 March:

(Expired) Samsung Galaxy Windows Tab Pro S – R9799 (Takealot)

This Windows 10 Pro convertible is powered by an Intel Core M CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features a 12 inch 2160×1440 sAMOLED screen with a 5200mAh battery and LTE support.

(Expired) Logitech G433 gaming headphones – R999 (Takealot)

These gaming headphones feature 7.1 surround sound support, a removable 3.5mm cable, a removable mic, and two audio cables for mobile phone and PC use. It also features a frequency response of 20Hz to 20KHz and a weight of 259 grams.

(Expired) Samsung 200W HW-M360 sound system – R2599 (OneDayOnly)

This 2.1 channel system features a subwoofer with wireless support, 200W total power, and a USB input. The system also supports Bluetooth.

Acer Swift 5 Pro – R16 599 (FirstShop)

The Acer Swift 5 Pro features a 14 inch 1920×1080 touch screen, powered by an Intel Core i5 8250U with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of M.2 SSD storage. It weighs 970 grams, and also features a fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, and Windows 10 Pro.

Added 7 March:

(Expired) Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones – R3999 (OneDayOnly)

The active noise cancelling headphones comes with a carrying case, a 3.5mm cable, requires a AAA battery, and also supports Bluetooth connections.

Added 8 March:

Audio-Technica ATH-S200BTBRD wireless headphones – R929 (Raru)

These on-ear headphones feature Bluetooth support, a mic, on-ear controls, and a quoted 40 hour battery life.

Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT wireless headphones – R1399 (Raru)

These on-ear headphones feature Bluetooth with aptX support, NFC support, a quoted 30 hour battery life, foldable earcups, and a 1.2m 3.5mm audio cable.

Harman-Kardon Traveller Bluetooth speaker – R1699 (OneDayOnly)

This portable speaker features a 2500mAh battery which gives the speaker a quoted 10 hour battery life. It can also double as an emergency power bank. It also features two microphones for conferencing, a weight of 300 grams, and a frequency response of 180Hz to 20KHz.

LG G7 ThinQ smartphone – R6999 (Takealot)

This phone features a 6.1 inch display with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. It features a Snapdragon 845 chipset, a 3000mAh battery, and two rear cameras.

Feature image: Harman-Kardon

Andy Walker, former editor


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