South Africa’s hottest tech deals and sales of the week (11 – 15 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.

(Reduced further) Transcend 300S 128GB microSD card – R285 R278 (Raru)

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

(Expired)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.

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.

(Expired) 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.

Added 11 March:

(Expired) XFX Radeon RX 560 TRUE OC graphics card – R1699 (Wootware)

This graphics card features a clockspeed of 1196Hz, 2GB of GDDR5 128-bit memory, and one DisplayPort, one HDMI port, and one DVI-D port.

(Expired) JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker – R799 (OneDayOnly)

This portable wireless speaker features 10 hours of playback time, a water and dust resistance rating of IPX7, and a carabiner.

(Expired) Bang & Olufsen Beoplay earphones – R799 (OneDayOnly)

These earbuds feature a frequency response of 20Hz to 20KHz, an in-ear design, microphone, and tangle-resistant cable. *Note: This is a parallel import.

Added 12 March:

(Expired) Creative Muvo 2 Bluetooth speaker – R499 (OneDayOnly)

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.

(Expired) Creative Chrono Alarm Bluetooth speaker – R499 (OneDayOnly)

This Bluetooth speaker doubles as an alarm clock, with an eight hour battery life, IPX5 splash resistance, FM radio support, and a speakerphone.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU – R3449 (Wootware)

This six-core CPU is clocked at 3.4GHz and turbos to 3.9GHz. It fits AMD’s Socket AM4 motherboards. The chip is built on the 12nm Zen+ architecture, features 12 processing threads, and supports RAM up to DDR4 2933MHz. It comes with a CPU cooler and a three year warranty.

(Expired) WD Blue 2TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive – R899 (Takealot)

This 3.5 inch internal drive features a capacity of 2TB, with a rotational speed of 5400RPM, and a cache 64MB.

(Expired) Motorola Z2 Play – R3999 (Takealot)

This smartphone features a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Takealot states that this phone “comes with free a JBL SoundBoost 2 worth R1199”.

Added 13 March:

(Expired) AnyCast M2+ wireless display dongle – R249 (Takealot)

This WiFi dongle plugs into your TVs HDMI port. It supports DLNA, Miracast and Airplay, which allows you to mirror your device’s screen on your TV wirelessly. It has a range of six metres, works with 2.4GHz WiFi networks, and features a Rockchip RK3036 chipset with 128MB of RAM.

(Expired) Kensington Universal smartphone mount – R199 (Takealot)

This smartphone car mount can be fastened to windscreens or vents. It features an adjustable clamp which expands to 2.75 inches wide. It also has a 4.5 inch flexible arm, and has a one-button release function.

Mushkin MKNSSDPL500GB-D8 Pilot M.2 SSD – R1399 (Wootware)

This 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 SSD uses the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, with read speeds of up to 2.6GB/s and writes of up to 1.7GB/s. It has a quoted mean time before failure of 1.5-million hours, and comes with a three year warranty.

(Expired) Amazon Echo Show (1st gen) smart speaker – R2899 (OneDayOnly)

This smart speaker also features a 7.0 inch touchscreen. It has a 5MP camera, support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks, and Bluetooth. It also features an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 CPU, two 2.0 inch speakers, and support for Alexa voice commands. *Note: This is a parallel import.

Added 14 March:

(Expired) Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S (open box stock) – R7999 (OneDayOnly)

This Windows 10 tablet features a keyboard cover, a 12 inch sAMOLED 2160×1440 display, an Intel Core M 2.2GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It has a 5MP rear and 5MP front camera, and a 5200mAh battery. It supports NFC, WiFi 802.11 ac, and has a USB-C 3.1 port. It weighs 693 grams. *NOTE, from OneDayOnly: “This is open boxed stock, which means it has previously been opened but was returned within 14-days. It comes with a 6-month warranty.”

(Expired) Google Chromecast audio (parallel import) – R699 (OneDayOnly)

The Google Chromecast Audio allows users to cast audio from your phone or another device to an audio system or TV. *Note: This is a parallel import.

(Expired) Salus camera backpack – R349 (OneDayOnly)

This backpack features a number of padded compartments, support for a DSLR camera body and lens attached, and measures 120mm wide, 240mm long and 310mm tall.

(Expired) Huawei Watch 2 Sport – R2999 (Takealot)

The Huawei Watch 2 Sport smartwatch features a 1.2 inch circular AMOLED screen with a two day battery life with a 720mAh cell. It also features IP68 water and dust resistance, 4GB of internal storage, and a heart rate monitor. It runs on Android Wear.

Added 15 March:

Netgear AC750 router – R699 (OneDayOnly)

This WiFi and ADSL2+ modem and router also supports fibre and download speeds of up to 750Mbps. It supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, and Gigabit ethernet.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU – R6999 (Wootware)

This 12 core desktop processor has 24 processing threads, 64 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, 32MB of L3 cache, 6MB of L2 cache, and an unlocked multiplier. It has a base clock speed of 3.5GHz, but will turbo to 4.0GHz. It comes with a three year warranty.

Feature image: AMD

Andy Walker, former editor


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