South Africa’s hottest tech deals and sales of the week (18 – 23 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.

(Further discount) Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX graphics card – Was R4799, Now R4749 (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.

(Expired) 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.

Transcend 300S 128GB microSD card – RR278 (Raru)

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

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.

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) 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.

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.

Added 18 March:

(Expired) Seagate Expansion external drive – R799 (Takealot)

This 1.5TB drive features USB 3.0 support in a 2.5 inch form factor. It weighs 117 grams, and comes with a two year limited warranty.

(Expired) Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds – R2999 (Takealot)

These wireless earbuds feature a 4.5 hour battery life, and comes with a portable charging case with an additional 13.5 hours. These are also water proof for up to one meter, the manufacturer suggests, and has a heart rate monitor.

(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) 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.

(Expired) Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite – R4699 (Takealot)

This version of the Mi 8 Lite features 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It’s paired with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, a 6.26 inch display, a 24MP selfie camera, a dual 12MP and 5MP rear camera, and a 3350mAh battery.

(Expired) Proline MON22M38PI 21.5 inch monitor – R1199 (OneDayOnly)

This monitor features a 1920×1080 resolution on a TN panel with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a response time of 5ms. It features a VGA connection.

(Expired) JBL E500BT headphones – R1299 (OneDayOnly)

These Bluetooth headphones feature a battery life of 20 hours, with a two-hour recharge time. They have a fold-in design with leather ear pads, and can also function in wired mode with a 3.5mm cable. *Note: This deal also comes with a 5000mAh Energizer powerbank.

Added 19 March:

(Expired) Samsung Galaxy S10 – R16999 (Takealot)

This is the 128GB version of the S10 with a Prism White finish. The phone features a 6.1 inch sAMOLED screen, a triple-rear camera, a single selfie camera within a screen cutout, and an underscreen fingerprint reader.

Added 20 March:

(Expired) Dell Inspiron 5570 laptop – R15 729 (OneDayOnly)

This laptop features a 15.6 inch 1920×1080 touch screen, an Intel Core i7 8550U CPU, 12GB of DD4 2400MHz RAM, a 1TB HDD, a DVD/RW drive, and a backlit keyboard.

(Expired) Baseus MagSafe USB-C adapter – R279 (OneDayOnly)

This adapter takes the form of a USB-C adapter which fits into the USB-C port of a smartphone or laptop. The cable then connects to the adapter via magnets. It can handle 86W, 4.3A and supports Power Delivery 3.0.

(Expired) Romoss Solo 6 powerbank – R339 (Loot)

This powerbank has a capacity of 16 000mAh, supports 2.1A or 1A charging via two ports, and can charge two devices simultaneously.

(Expired) Lenovo IdeaPad S130 laptop – R3299 (Takealot)

This laptop features a 11.6 inch screen with 1366×768 resolution. It’s powered by the Intel Celeron N4000 CPU, with 2GB of soldered DDR4 2133 RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. It supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 ac, and has a 32Wh battery.

(Expired) JBL E500BT headphones – R999 (Takealot)

These Bluetooth headphones feature a battery life of 20 hours, with a two-hour recharge time. They have a fold-in design with leather ear pads, and can also function in wired mode with a 3.5mm cable.

(Expired) Sony WH-1000XM2BME headphones – R4499 (Takealot)

These circumaural wireless headphones feature active noise cancellation, 40mm drivers, a frequency response of 4Hz to 40KHz, a battery life of 30 hours, support for NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX and aptX HD, and a 3.5mm jack for wired listening.

(Expired) JBL E65BTNC headphones – R1699 (Takealot)

These Bluetooth headphones feature a 24 hour battery life, active noise cancellation technology, a two hour charge time, and a 3.5mm jack for wired listening.

KSTAR Powercom 600VA UPS – R465 (Takealot)

This UPS features auto voltage regulation, a capacity of 600VA or 360W, a transfer time of 10ms and a recharge time between six to eight hours. It also features a South African three-pin plug at its rear.

Added 22 March:

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth speaker – R3249 (Takealot)

This portable wireless speaker features eight hours of play time, support for Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP 1.3 and AVRCP 1.6, a power rating of 50W RMS, and a frequency response of 50Hz to 20KHz.

Jam Hang Up HX-P101GY Bluetooth speaker – R499 (Takealot)

This portable wireless speaker has a suction pad, and a hanging loop. It also features IP67 water and dust resistance, an eight hour battery life, and an integrated USB cable.

PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership code – R675 (Raru)

This code will extend your subscription to Sony’s PlayStation Plus online service for an additional 12 months. *Note: This is a digital code, and will be emailed to the purchaser.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4 or Xbox One – R699 (Raru)

In 1899 America, prepare to hunt outlaw gangs, hunt wild animals, and decide between loyalty or survival. *Note: This is the standard disc edition.

Palit Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 NE62060T18J9-1062A GamingPro OC graphics card – R5999 (Wootware)

This card features support for the PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, with a base clock of 1365MHz that boosts to 1830MHz. It has 1920 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR6 RAM, and an effective memory clock of 14Gbps. It features a single DisplayPort 1.4 connector, one HDMI 2.0b connector, and one dual-link DVI-D connector. It requires a 500W power supply, with an eight-pin connector. It has a two year warranty.

Feature image: Rockstar Games

Andy Walker, former editor


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