South Africa’s hottest tech deals of the week (24 Feb – 1 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.

Added 26 February:

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.

(Expired) Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB smartphone – R14 499 (Takealot)

The 6.4 inch Huawei Mate 20 Pro features three rear cameras, the Kirin 980 chipset, and a 4200mAh battery. This is the single SIM model with MTN.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera – R999 (Takealot)

This instant camera features a Fujinon 60mm lens, a fixed focus range of 60cm to infinity, and a shutter speed of 1/60 sec. It runs on two AA batteries. This is a bundle, and comes with an Instax Tear Drop backpack, and one box of Instax mini film. It also comes with a camera strap, two AA batteries and a macro attachment lens.

Added 28 February:

(Expired) Google Home Mini Smart speaker – R799 (OneDayOnly)

Available in either chalk or charcoal, this speaker made by Google can be controlled with your voice through Google Assistant.

(Expired) Apple HomePod smart speaker – R6999 (OneDayOnly)

Apple’s HomePod is designed for music lovers, but also comes with Siri built in. It sports Apple’s A8 chipset which controls the microphone and audio output.

(Expired) Dell SE2216H 22 inch monitor – R1499 (Takealot)

This 22 inch monitor features a 1920×1080 resolution LCD panel, one HDMI and one VGA connector, a response time of 12ms, and an anti-glare coating. It comes with a three year exchange panel warranty.

(Expired) Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite smartphone – R2999 (Takealot)

The Mi A2 Lite features 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. It also has a 5.8 inch screen with a notch, a dual rear camera setup of 12MP and 5MP, and a 4000mAh battery. It runs on stock Android 9.0 Pie.

Added 1 March:

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.

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.

Romoss Sense 6 20 000mAh power bank – R399 (OneDayOnly)

This power bank features an LED display that indicates remaining charge, discharge efficiency of up to 92% and overcharge protection, over-voltage protection and magnetic field protection. It has one microUSB input up to 2.1A at 5V, and two USB-A outputs at 2.1A 5V, and 1A 5V.

Feature image: Kwese

Andy Walker, former editor


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