South Africa’s hottest tech deals and sales of the week: Easter Edition

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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.

Tech deals still valid from last week:

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.

(Further reduced) Transcend 300S 128GB microSD card – R265 (Raru)

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

(Further reduced) AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU – R3099 (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.

(Further reduced) Palit Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 NE62060T18J9-1062A GamingPro OC graphics card – R5949 (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.

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.

JBL T500BT wireless headphones – R599 (Takealot)

These wireless Bluetooth headphones feature a 16 hour battery life from a two hour charge, a foldable design, support for voice assistants like Siri or Google Assistant, and a one year limited warranty.

Huawei P20 Lite – R3999 (Loot)

The Huawei P20 Lite features a 5.84 inch display with 2280×1080 resolution, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also as a microSD card slot, dual rear cameras at 16MP and 2MP, a single front 16MP camera and a 3000mAh battery.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 graphics card – R2999 (Loot)

This card features 6GB of GDDR5 memory, a core clock of 1594MHz and a boost clock of 1809MHz. It requires a 400W power supply, features one DVI-D port, three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port.

New South African tech deals this week:

Sparkfox Madcatz Gaming controllers for PS3/PS4 – R199 (Raru)

These gaming controllers are built for fighting games and features R1 R2 buttons on the gamepad’s front — like a six-button arcade layout, as well as new touchpad controls. It also features a redesigned D-Pad, as well as a single analogue stick.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4 or Xbox One – R679 (Raru)

In 1899 America, prepare to hunt outlaw gangs, hunt wild animals, and decide between loyalty or survival.

SmartDisk by Verbatim 1TB 2.5 inch external hard drive – R699 (Loot)

This drive features 1TB of storage accessible through USB 3.0. It measures 17cm by 12cm by 5cm.

WD Green 120GB 2.5 inch SSD – R369 (Takealot)

This drive features read speeds of 545MB/s, reliability of up to one million hours, and a weight of 32 grams.

PlayStation Classic console – R799 (Raru)

This mini console features 20 PlayStation One games and is powered via USB cable. It also features an HDMI port and comes with two controllers.

Fallout: 76 for PS4 or Xbox One – R319 (Raru, PS4 and Xbox One)

“Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.”

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PlayStation 4 – R319 (Raru)

This pack includes the game, a digital art book, and seven cosmetic/weapon packs.

Intel Core i5-9600K desktop CPU – R4799 (Wootware)

This chip uses Intel’s LGA 1151 socket and is part of the Coffee Lake refresh. It’s based on the 14nm manufacturing process, features a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 4.6GHz. It has six cores with six processing threads, a TDP of 95W, and 9MB of cache. It does not come with a cooler, but does feature a three-year warranty.

WD Green 240GB M.2 2280 SSD – R589 (Wootware)

This M.2 form factor SSD features 240GB of storage, a mean time to failure of a million hours, sequential read speeds of 545MB/s and a three-year warranty.

Expired tech deals:

(Expired) LG G7 ThinQ smartphone – R5999 (Takealot)

This 6.1 inch smartphone features a resolution of 3120×1440, the Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also features dual 16MP rear cameras, and an 8MP selfie camera. This deal also includes a “charging stand, headset and 64GB SD card”.

(Expired) Everki Titan laptop backpack – R1649 (Takealot)

This checkpoint friendly backpack can house laptops up to 18 inches. It also features a weather-resistant cover, a balance strap system, a lined tablet pouch, and side pockets. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.

(Expired) Joby TelePod PRO kit telescopic tripod – R779 (Takealot)

This telescopic tripod can take up to 1kg, features four operating modes, comes with a GoPro mounting kit, and is compatible with other Joby mounts. It also features a ballhead with 360 degree panning and 90 degree tilt, and a telescopic length of 26cm to 70cm. It weighs 244 grams.

(Expired) PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Version 2 controller – R889 (Takealot)

This is the original controller for the PlayStation 4 featuring a 12 month warranty.

(Expired) The Witcher 3 – Game of the Year Edition for PS4 – R399 (Loot)

Play as Geralt, a highly-skilled, superhuman but maligned member of society in search of a long lost love, and more recently lost family member. This edition features the base game as well as additional content released after launch.

(Expired) PlayStation Classic console – R899 (Takealot)

This mini console features 20 PlayStation One games and is powered via USB cable. It also features an HDMI port and comes with two controllers.

(Expired) Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera bundle – 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 and a macro attachment lens.

(Expired) Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth speaker – R2799 (OneDayOnly)

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) Amazon Echo Dot 2rd Gen smart speaker – R749 (OneDayOnly)

The Amazon Echo Dot is a smart voice-controlled speaker. It also features a 3.5mm output for use with external speakers, Bluetooth support and Amazon Alexa support.

(Expired) Amazon Kindle 8th Gen ereader – R1469 (OneDayOnly)

This ebook reader features a 6.0 inch touch display with eInk technology, 4GB of internal storage, a weight of just over 160 grams and WiFi support. This Kindle comes without Amazon’s Special Offers. *Note: This is a parallel import.

(Expired) Dell SE2719H monitor – R2599 (Loot)

This monitor features a 27 inch display with 1920×1080 resolution, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a response time of 5ms, and one HDMI port. It also includes one 3.5mm audio jack.

(Expired) Amazfit Verge smartwatch – R2399 (Loot)

This smartwatch features a 1.3 inch AMOLED display with a heart-rate monitor, sleep tracker, remote camera function, and a host of apps. It has a claimed five day battery life by its manufacturer and features IP68 water and dust resistance.

Feature image: Fallout: 76 by Bethesda Game Studios

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