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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.
New South African tech deals added today:
Samsung QA65Q7FNAKXXA Smart TV – R29 999 (Takealot)
This QLED display features 3840×2160 resolution, a screen size of 65 inches, HDR 10+ support, a 40W RMS sound output, and a two-year limited warranty.
LG G7 ThinQ smartphone – R5999 (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.
New South African tech deals added this week:
“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.”
Metro Exodus (for Xbox One) – R499 (Raru)
A first-person apocalyptic title in which you battle the elements, hostile humans and monsters in a pre-modern Russia.
(Now R2999) Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – R2849 (Takealot)
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite runs Android One and features a 5.84 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also has a 12MP and 5MP rear camera, with a 5MP snapper up front. There’s also a 4000mAh battery.
Mushkin MKNSSDHL1TB-D8 Enhanced Helix-L SSD – R1899 (Wootware)
This M.2 2280 drive uses the PCIe NVMe interface, and boasts sequential read speeds of 2.1GB/s and sequential write speeds of 1.7GB/s. It comes with a three-year warranty.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A – R1399 (Takealot)
The Redmi 6A features a 5.45 inch display with 1440×720 resolution, a Mediatek Helio A22 chipset with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It also supports two SIM cards with LTE available on both. It runs on Android with Xiaomi’s MiUI skin.
Toshiba Canvio Basic external hard drive – R699 (Takealot)
This external 2.5 inch hard drive features a storage capacity of 1TB. It uses a USB 3.0 connection and comes with a two-year warranty.
Seagate 6TB 3.5 inch backup external hard drive – R2199 (Takealot)
This hard drive hub features 6TB of storage compatible with MacOS and PC. It features two USB 3.0 ports up front which allows users to charge devices or offload data onto the drive. The drive itself also uses USB 3.0.
Nintendo Classic Mini Console – R799 (Takealot)
This retro mini console features 30 games from Nintendo’s past consoles. It includes one controller.
Sony PlayStation Classic – R799 (Raru)
This mini console features 20 games from the bygone PlayStation era. It includes two controllers, an HDMI port and cable, and one USB cable for power.
Logitech G433 gaming headphones – R899 (Takealot)
These gaming headphones feature 7.1 surround sound support, a removable 3.5mm cable, a removable mic, and two audio cables for mobile phone and PC use. It also features a frequency response of 20Hz to 20KHz and a weight of 259 grams. It’s available in black, blue and red.
Tech deals still valid from last week:
Crucial BX500 SSD – R569 (Loot)
This SSD features a capacity of 240GB, a write speed of 500MB/s and a read speed of 540MB/s. It has a mean lifespan of 1.5-million hours.
Kwese Play Roku media player – R799 (Loot)
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.
LG 75SK8100PVA.AFB Nano Smart TV – R32 999 (Dion Wired)
This 75 inch UHD display uses LG’s 2nd generation Nano cinema screen design, and features 4K upscaling using its a7 Intelligent processor. It also supports HDR formats, Dolby Atmos, and a refresh rate of 100Hz. It features four HDMI ports, one component input, RF in, a 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi support for 802.11 ac networks, Bluetooth 4.2 support, LAN, composite in, and SPDIF.
SanDisk SDSDQM-032G-B35A 32GB microSD card – R79 (FirstShop)
This memory card features a Class 4 rating, a capacity of 32GB, and a five-year warranty.
Romoss Sense 10 powerbank – R199 (FirstShop)
This powerbank features a capacity of 10 000mAh, a scratch-resistant finish, a self-charging time of 6.5 hours, and two outputs at 5V 1A and 5V 2.1A respectively.
WD Elements WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN 1TB external hard drive – R699 (Game)
This drive features a capacity of 1TB and a two-year warranty.
(Further reduced) Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX graphics card – Now R4649 (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.
(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.
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 – R5799 (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.
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 – R399 (Takealot)
This drive features read speeds of 545MB/s, reliability of up to one million hours, and a weight of 32 grams.
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.
WD WD10EZEX 1TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive – R659 (Wootware)
This 7200RPM drive has a storage capacity of 1TB with a cache size of 64MB. The drive uses the 6Gb/s SATA interface, and comes with a two-year warranty.
(Further reduced) Hisense LEDN43A6100UW 43-inch 4K Smart TV – R4777 (Loot)
This display features a resolution of 3840×2160 and measures 43-inches from corner to corner. It features three HDMI ports and two USB ports.
Microsoft Xbox One S console – R3999 (Loot)
This console features a 1TB drive, three USB ports, one HDMI port and the ability to play Blu-ray movies. This bundle comes with FIFA 18.
Huawei P30 smartphone – R13 699 (Loot)
The Huawei P30 features a 2340×1080 6.1 inch display, 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, the Kirin 980 quad-core chipset, and an underscreen fingerprint reader. The phone also feasures a 3550mAh battery and a triple rear camera setup.
Cooler Master MPW-5502-ACABW power supply – R699 (Wootware)
This non-modular power supply features a max wattage of 550W with 80 Plus certified efficiency. It features three four-pin connectors, two PCIe 6+2 connectors for graphics cards, and six SATA connectors. It comes with a three-year warranty.
Apple iPad Mini 4 – R6999 (Incredible Connection)
This 2015 iPad features cellular and WiFi connectivity powered by the Apple A8 chipset, a 128GB storage bank, a Space Grey finish, and a 7.9 inch display wiith 2048×1536 resolution. It also features a quoted nine-hour battery life, an 8MP rear camera, TouchID fingerprint sensor up front, and a weight of 304 grams.
Razer Phone – R7999 (Incredible Connection)
The 2017 Razer Phone features a 5.7 inch display that refreshes at 120Hz with a resolution of 2560×1440. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 835, features 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 4000mAh battery, and a 12MP rear camera.
Expired tech deals:
(Now R5399) Samsung UA40N5300AKXXA TV – R4999 (Takealot)
This 40 inch 1920×1080 TV features support for HDR, support for Samsung’s SmartThings app, Mobile-to-TV mirroring and DLNA support, WiFi Direct, two HDMI ports, one USB port, a component in, composite in, Ethernet port, one optical out, and RF in. It also features a two-year warranty.
(Now R1760) Everki EKP121 Atlas backpack – R1649 (Takealot)
This backpack is checkpoint friendly, and fits screens from 13 inches to 17.3 inches. It also includes a tablet pouch, a trolley-handle pass-through, a quick-access slot for newspapers, and a high-contrast design. It has a limited lifetime warranty from Everki.
(Now R7599) Olympus TG-5 camera – R6999 (Takealot)
The TG-5 is waterproof up to 15m with IPX8 certification, freezeproof up to -10 degrees C, shockproof from 2.1m, and crushproof with standing pressures of up to 100kg. It features a 12MP sensor, a 25-100mm lens (35mm equivalent), four times optical zoom, can record 4K video, features WiFi, GPS, and 20fps continuous shooting.
(Now R799) Razer Abyssus gaming mouse – R399 (Incredible Connection)
This mouse can be used by left or right-handed gamers, features a 3500dpi optical sensor, connection via USB, and a weight of 111 grams.
(Now R499) Horipad Mini PS4 controller – R199 (Incredible Connection)
This controller uses a 3m USB wired connection, and is much smaller than the traditional DualShock 4 controller at 11cm long, 9.5cm wide. It’s also compatible with Windows 10 and Android. It’s available in blue and red.
(Now R7499) iPhone 7 – R7399 (Takealot)
Available in silver and black, the iPhone 7 features 32GB of internal storage, a 12MP f/1.8 rear camera with OIS, a 7MP front-facing camera, IP67 dust and water resistance, a TouchID fingerprint reader, 4G LTE support, Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It runs on iOS.
(Now R1699) Huawei FreeBuds wireless earbuds – R1599 (Takealot)
These completely wireless earbuds feature intelligent detection, which pauses music when you’re no longer wearing them, double tap controls to pause and play music, IP54 water and dust resistance, physical noise reduction, a portable charging case, a music playback time of three hours, and a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz.
(Now R4489) Suunto Spartan Sport smartwatch – R3999 (Takealot)
This sports watch features water resistance up to 100m, on board GPS and GLONASS, 40 hour battery life, heart rate monitoring, and workout tracking.
(Sold out) JBL T450 wired headphones – R349 (OneDayOnly)
These wired on-ear headphones feature a foldable body, a flat cable, a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and a microphone.
(Expired) Marshall Acton Bluetooth speaker – R1899 (OneDayOnly)
The Acton features two woofers and one tweeter, a frequency response of 50Hz to 20kHz, a 3.5mm input, Bluetooth support and a weight of 3kg.
Feature image: LG G7 ThinQ, by LG