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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 – 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.
Transcend 300S 128GB microSD card –
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.
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.
(Expired) 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.
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.
(Expired) 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.
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.
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.
Added 26 March:
(Expired) Logitech K400 Plus wireless keyboard – R399 (Takealot)
This wireless keyboard features a 3.5 inch touchpad, left and right mouse buttons, a ten metre operating range, and is powered by two AA batteries.
(Expired) Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ graphics card – R3199 (Takealot)
This graphics card features a 1411MHz clock, with 4GB of GDDR5 memory running at 7GHz. It supports AMD Crossfire, and features one DVI-D port, two HDMI 2.0b ports, and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. It has a three year warranty.
(Expired) Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – R1999 (OneDayOnly)
This ad-supported Kindle features a 6.0 inch touch screen , 4GB of internal storage, support for WiFi 802.11 n, a weight of 205 grams, and dimensions of 169mm long, 117mm wide, and 9.1mm deep.
(Expired) Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 Gaming graphics card – R2099 (OneDayOnly)
This graphics card features a clock of 1244MHz with an OC mode boost of up to 1255MHz. It features 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz. It also features one DVI-D port, one HDMI port, and three DisplayPorts.
Adata PT100 power bank – R193 (Raru)
This power bank features a 10 000mAh capacity, with one USB-A output at 1A, and another USB-A output at 2.1A. There’s also an LED power indicator, as well as an auto on-off system.
Added 28 March:
Canon EOS 800D bundle – R9999 (Takealot)
This DSLR camera features a 24.2MP sensor with dual pixel CMOS autofocus, 6fps fast shooting, WiFi, NFC, and a 3.0 inch movable touchscreen. This bundle also includes the 18-55mm IS STM lens, and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.
Honor A2 smart wristband – R899 (Takealot)
This smart band features a 0.96 inch OLED display, Bluetooth 4.2 support, a step tracker and exercise function, sleep tracking and a nine day bettery life.
Added 29 March:
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen smart speaker – R899 (OneDayOnly)
The Amazon Echo Dot is a smart wireless speaker with Alexa support. It also features a 3.5mm output for use with external speakers, dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac support, Bluetooth support and Amazon Alexa support.
PhoneSoap 2.0 phone sanitiser – R799 (OneDayOnly)
The PhoneSoap uses ultraviolet light to disinfect your smartphone or anything else that can fit inside it. It also comes with a built-in USB port allowing you to charge your phone.
Nokia 6.1 smartphone – R2999 (OneDayOnly)
The Nokia 6.1 features a 5.5 inch 1920×1080 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also features a 3000mAh battery, a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera. It has support for Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 ac, NFC, and LTE.
LG 24GM79G 24 inch gaming monitor – R3999 (Takealot)
This gaming monitor features a resolution of 1920×1080, with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It also features support for AMD’s FreeSync, two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2 port, and a USB 3.0 port.
Samsung UJ590 monitor – R7699 (Takealot)
This 32 inch monitor features 4K resolution (3840×2160), a contrast ratio of 3000:1, a response time of 4ms, and an aspect ratio of 16:9. It features two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort 1.2 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Feature image: Nokia