The best Australian tech deals

The Best Australian Tech Deals

The best Australian tech deals

The Best Australian Tech Deals

The Best Australian Tech Deals

Begin this new week by getting fit, getting out there with some new camera gear, then edit the new footage on a new Samsung tablet. That done, there’s a projector you can carry around with you to show off your handiwork.

The Best Australian Tech Deals

And that’s not all – there’s plenty more tech stuff on sale from last week, so be sure to check out the active deals further down the page.

The Best Australian Tech Deals

Deals added Monday, 8 May

PCs, LAPTOPS & TABLETS

The Best Australian Tech Deals

  • Samsung Galaxy TabPRO S ($749): At TechRadar, we think this is one helluva tablet with a great Super AMOLED display and decent battery life. And if you missed this great deal from a couple of weeks ago, we’re happy to announce that you can still get the 128GB Wi-Fi Galaxy TabPRO S for just $749 from Kogan. That’s down from $1,399, saving you $650.
  • Samsung Tab A 10.1 ($299): But if the Galaxy TabPRO S is too much for your needs and you’d like something simpler that can keep you entertained while on the move, you could consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1. It comes with a 10-inch screen running at a 1920 x 1200 resolution, as well as having a capable Exynos 7870 mid-range processor and 3GB of RAM packed inside – great for streaming videos and being entertained while on the go. Plus you can save $150 on this Android 6.0 Marshmallow-toting device by getting it from Kogan for just $299. That’s down from $449.

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The Best Australian Tech Deals

  • ASUS P3B portable LED projector ($999): With built-in Wi-Fi, you can wirelessly stream your favourite movies or TV shows, even conduct presentations without the need to get entangled in cables, plus you project content via HDMI or VGA, from a USB device or a microSD card. Being battery-powered, you can also take this projector anywhere. Additionally, there’s $40 to be saved on this device at Mwave, with a bonus Universal Mini Tripod stand thrown in as well until 14 May. Just use the code ACO3443 to avail your free tripod, and pay $999 instead of the usual retail price of $1,039.98.
  • Logitech Z906 5.1 gaming speaker system ($399): Take your gaming experience to the next level with this sound system from Logitech. With 1,000 watts of peak power and 500 watts of RMS power, this system promises to ‘surround’ you with great sound every time you dive into a game. It supports multiple inputs simultaneously, connecting up to six compatible devices. And the best part about this setup – it’s over $150 cheaper than its regular RRP at Mwave, selling for $399. That’s down from $549.95.

CAMERAS & ACCESSORIES

The Best Australian Tech Deals

  • Canon EOS 1300D ($599): Want to dive head-first into photography but have no clue where to start? You could begin with getting yourself a great DSLR like the Canon EOS 1300D to teach yourself the art. You can get this camera bundled with two kit lenses – 18-55mm and 55-250mm – making it perfect for beginners. Plus you get to save $200 on this bundle from Dick Smith. It’s on sale now for $599.
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone ($599): It isn’t brand new, but it has been officially refurbished and carries the usual DJI warranty. So if you’ve been wanting to get into aerial photography, this is your chance to save some dosh. You can shoot 2.7K video with this drone’s onboard 12MP camera, plus there’s a built-in GPS to ensure the drone flies right back to you. This refurbished gadget usually sells for $749, but you can save $150 (or 20%) by getting it from Kogan for $599.
  • DJI Phantom 4 drone ($1,099): Want a drone that’s got a bit more oomph than the DJI Phantom 3? Then this officially refurbished DJI Phantom 4 might be what you’re looking for. It, too, comes with a DJI warranty, so there’s peace of mind when purchasing. Plus you can capture 4K footage at 30fps and Full HD at 120fps for slow-motion video. You can save $200 on this mean machine and get it for $1,099 from Kogan, instead of the usual price of $1,299.
  • GoPro Hero5 Black ($499): GoPro has become synonymous with action cameras and, as a company, has listened to its fans, coming out with some of the best rugged, go-anywhere cams on the market today. The GoPro Hero5 Black is a sturdy little camera that shoots 4K videos at 30fps and 12MP still images. If you’d like to record your next surfing adventure or your mountain biking trip, you can save $70 on the regular RRP of $569 by ordering it from Kogan for $499 and keep some of the fun and frolic saved for posterity’s sake.
  • GoPro Hero5 Session ($369): The Hero5 Session is GoPro’s smallest camera, but it’s capable of shooting stabilised 4K videos and features a variety of new field of view modes. It usually retails for anywhere from $459, but it’s now available online for $369 at Kogan, saving you $90.
  • 360fly 4K camera ($439): Shooting 360-degree footage is fast becoming the next big thing and the 360fly enables you to do just that without the need for too many accessories. A single lens does the job in 4K and you can upload and share the results of your photography adventure easily via a smartphone app. It retails for $799 at the major retailers and $699 on Kogan, but save yourself $260 (or $360) by getting it on sale from Kogan for just $439.

SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES

The Best Australian Tech Deals

  • Sony ZX220BT Bluetooth headphones ($94): Sony promises up to 8 hours of playback time with this set of wireless cans that offers one-touch listening via Bluetooth and NFC. They also retail for $129.95, but are currently on sale online on the Sony store for $94, saving you nearly $36.
  • Plantronics BackBeat FIT behind-the-head wireless headphones ($139): Don’t get entangled in cables when you work out. Go wireless and get yourself the Plantronics BackBeat FIT for $139 from JB Hi-FI. It usually retails for $179, so you save $40 and get yourself a great workout buddy.

INTERNET & SECURITY

  • D-Link PowerLine AV500 passthrough network starter kit ($78.40): With a wall plug design, this D-Link network starter kit not only extends your internet connection, it allows you to connect other devices to the same powerpoint. Turn every power outlet at home into a high-speed network connection for your computer, TV or gaming gear and save nearly $20. It retails for $98 a pop, but you can get it for $78.40 from The Good Guys.

FITNESS TRACKERS

  • Fitbit Alta ($114): If you’re looking to get fit and need something to keep you motivated and track your progress – and did we mention save some money, too? – then get the Fitbit Alta from Big W for a sweet low price of $114, saving you $65 on the RRP of $179. The small size is available in blue, while the large comes in teal.
  • Fitbit Charge 2 HR ($174): Need more functionality than what the Fitbit Alta can offer? Then the Charge 2 HR can not only keep tabs on your beating heart, but can clock up exercises thanks to its multi-sports modes. It even comes with a built-in GPS. At Big W, you can save $75 on this wearable with it being on sale for $174. You can get the large size in blue, black and plum, and the small size in plum, blue, black and teal.

MISCELLANEOUS DEALS

  • Sphero BB-8 droid with Force Band ($199): Star Wars Day may have come and gone, but the Force will always be with you, especially when you’re watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at home with this app-enabled BB-8 droid with Sphero’s latest Watch With Me mode. This enables the droid to react with sound effects and actions to everything happening in the film. You can also record and play back holographic AR videos, plus, slap the Force Band on your wrist and you control BB-8 like a Jedi master. This fun package is on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $199. That’s $150 off the regular marked price on the product.

Deals added Friday, 5 May and still available

PCs, LAPTOPS & ACCESSORIES

  • Razer Turret gaming mouse and lapboard ($195): Secure victories in your PC games from the comfort of your couch with this lapboard and mouse from Razer. The Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity and can be folded and tucked away anywhere for later use. It usually carries a price tag of $279, but you can save $84 and get it for $195 from Mwave.
  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop ($909): Need a new work laptop? This glossy 15-inch laptop comes with an HD display, a 7th-generation AMD quad-core processor with Radeon R8 M445DX dual graphics. You also get 8GB of memory and a whopping 1TB hard drive. There’s also 30% off on this machine – available from Dell for $909, saving you $390 on the RRP of $1,299. This offer ends Thursday, 11 May.
  • Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 ($1438.99): This 13-inch convertible laptop houses a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and comes with 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. It also features a backlit keyboard and an infrared camera for facial recognition. It also happens to be on sale at Dell until 11 May. Get it for $1,438.99 and you save 20% (or $360) on the retail price of $1,798.99.
  • Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 ($1,724): If 13 inches of screen real estate on a 2-in-1 isn’t enough for you, the 15-inch option from Dell is the Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1, featuring a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It also sports an infrared camera for facial recognition and a Full HD display. And, until Thursday, 11 May, you can get 25% off on this device – on sale now at Dell for $1,724. That’s a saving of $575 on the RRP of $2,299.

HOME AV

  • Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 3 wireless speaker ($247): Got music you’d like to listen to from your friend’s smart device? This Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker lets you connect up to three devices and allows you to take turns in playing music from different playlists. Plus, its noise- and echo-cancelling technology promises clear sound while taking calls. It comes with a premium price tag of $349, but you can get it for $247 at JB Hi-Fi and save yourself $102 in the bargain.
  • JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker ($99): Don’t want to spend too much money on a wireless speaker? Then the JBL Flip 3 is a pretty good alternative. It’s small, it’s splashproof and you can connect it to other JBL speakers to build your own sound system via JBL Connect. It also boasts up to 10 hours of battery life and great sound quality. It also happens to be on sale at JB Hi-Fi for just $99, down from its usual RRP of $149, saving you $50.

FITNESS TRACKERS

  • Fitbit Blaze smartwatch ($198): Fitbit has become a household name when it comes to fitness trackers, but this is the company’s first smartwatch. It does everything a great fitness tracker should and then some. It features a colour LCD display, up to five days of battery life and is compatible with most popular fitness apps. It usually retails for $288, but you can save $90 at JB Hi-Fi with the smart fitness watch being on sale for $198.

HOME & KITCHEN APPLIANCES

  • Fisher & Paykel WA7060G2 WashSmart 7KG top-load washing machine ($554): Get your laundry done the smart way – save time with short cycles and 1,000rpm spin speeds, and take care of your clothes with six different fabric care cycles. This top loader from Fisher & Paykel features self-levelling feet, making installation easy as pie. And all this sounds even better when you can save $139 at JB Hi-Fi, where it’s on sale for $554. That’s down from $693. If you’d like a slightly bigger drum, then the Fisher & Paykel WA7560E1 7.5kg top loader – which has a 4-star energy rating an Eco Wash option – is available for $638, saving you $160 on the RRP of $798.
  • Breville BTA735 Toast Select Luxe 2 toaster ($149): Fresh, hot toast is perhaps the the next best thing after sliced bread. And you can make your breakfast with just one touch with this two-slice toaster from Breville. And you don’t have to stick to toasting sliced bread – there’s a crumpet and bagel setting, too. And if the toasting isn’t enough, there’s ‘lift & look’ and ‘bit more’ settings to ensure your bread gets toasted to perfection. The toaster retails at $199, but you can save $50 and get it for $149 at JB Hi-Fi. There’s a choice of colours as well – get it in Salted Liquorice, Royal Champagne or Silver.
  • Breville BKE735 the Soft Top Luxe kettle ($149): And to go along with your new toaster, you can get a matching Breville Soft Top Luxe kettle. The 1.7L kettle comes with a BPA-free jug, a non-slip handle and two-year warranty. It’s also available in three colours – Salted Liquorice, Royal Champagne and Silver – with $50 off on the RRP. Get it from JB Hi-Fi for $149.
  • SodaStream Source Power drink machine ($199): Can’t get enough of sparkling water or your favourite fizzy drink? Save money by not buying them at the store, but making them whenever you need to with this SodaStream Source Power sparkling water maker. You can choose from three levels of carbonation and its sleek design allows it to fit in anywhere with any decor. It retails for $249 a piece, but you can get it for $199 at JB Hi-Fi, saving yourself $50.
  • Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ ($129): The blades of this 1,000w blender will go through anything – from seeds to ice – and make you a healthy smoothie to keep you in shape all year round. Plus it comes with three different sized cups. Better yet, it’s nearly half price at JB Hi-Fi at the moment – get it for $129, not the usual $249, saving yourself $120 in the bargain.
  • Breville The Infuser coffee machine: Enjoy your coffee the way you like it with this amazingly named machine. It features low pressure pre-infusion which gradually expands the coffee grinds before the burst of high pressure steam with 1700W of power. It’s also on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $499. That’s a savings of $100 on the RRP of $599.

Deals added Wednesday, 3 May

SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES

  • Sennheiser HD 4.30i on-ear headphones ($139): Sennheiser has been in the audio business long enough to have gathered a faithful following and most of their products are top notch. The Sennheiser HD 4.30i headsets (for both Apple and Android phones) promise to be comfortable without compromising on sound quality. They retail at $179 apiece, but Mwave can save you $40 as the headsets are now on sale for $139. You can get them in black for Android, white for Apple or black for Apple.
  • Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling over-ear headphones ($319.20): With exemplary sound quality and equally excellent ambient noise cancellation, the QC25s will suit the serious or the casual listener, providing a wonderfully immersive experience when watching movies or TV shows, playing games or just listening to tunes. It also carries a premium price tag of $399, but get it from the Microsoft Store for $319.20 and save nearly $80.
  • Beats Solo 2 wireless on-ear headphones ($299.95): Great sound and chic style come together in this set of headphones from Beats Electronics. It’s comfortable and will leave you foot-tapping while you listen to your favourite tunes. Microsoft is offering a saving of nearly $100 on these premium headphones, so get the grey set now for $299.25, down from $399. The black or the red models are also available.
  • Beats Studio wired over-ear headphones ($299.95): Stylish and portable, the Beats Studio wireless over-ear headphones are a good pair of cans, but they are expensive at nearly $400 a pop. You now have the opportunity to save nearly $100 on these headphones and get it directly from the Microsoft Store for $299.95, down from $399.
  • Beats Powerbeats2 wireless in-ear headphones ($194.25): Don’t want massive cans sitting on your head wherever you go? Then Beats will please users looking for a flashy set of in-ear headphones that provide booming sound and a handful of features. These are great gym buddies for the fitness fanatics, being sweat resistant and comfortable. There’s $64.75 to be saved on these headphones, with the Microsoft Store selling them for $194.25.

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  • ViewSonic PJD5255 projector ($599): If you’re a fan of 3D movies and have a Blu-ray collection, this affordable XGA DLP projector has 3D capabilities and can connect via HDMI to laptops, PCs, tablets or media players. Plus there’s a choice of five view settings and an easy-to-use interface. It also happens to carry a typical price tag of about $715, but you can save nearly $115 by getting it from Mwave for $599.
  • Beats Pill 2.0 wireless speaker ($194.25): It’s small, it’s light and most definitely portable, plus you can take your calls along with your music wherever you go. The Beats Pill 2.0 Bluetooth speaker crams Beats Electronics’ thumping sounds in a small package, but usually with a price tag of $259. However, the Microsoft Store is giving you the opportunity to save $64.75 on this little gadget by marking it down to just $194.25.

CAMERA ACCESSORIES

  • DJI drones (free USB hard drive): Aerial photography is fast becoming a common feature in every pro or enthusiast photographer’s profile, with drones almost a must-have in the arsenal. But drones don’t come cheap and neither do external hard drives to save all your images. However, Kogan is currently offering a free 2TB WD My Passport hard drive worth $368 with every purchase of a DJI drone. There’s the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro Plus to choose from, with prices starting at $1,699. And there’s free shipping to boot.
  • WD My Passport Ultra portable external hard drives (from $79): This one is not just for photographers but for anyone who’s computer is overloaded with files, or just wants to make their media collection a bit more portable. Get yourself a 1TB or 2TB My Passport Ultra portable external hard drive from WD and you can carry all your data wherever you go. Kogan has them on sale at the moment for $79 and $119 a piece respectively, saving you up to $60. They’re available in black, white, dark blue and pretty cool berry red.
  • WD Elements 4TB desktop external hard drive ($229): Need more than just a measly 1TB or 2TB of storage? You can get a whopping 4TB WD Elements external hard drive from Kogan for $179, although not that this is a physically larger desktop-sized hard drive so it’s not as portable as the My Passport models above. This Elements model is down from $229, saving you $50 (or 22%) on the RRP.

FITNESS TRACKERS

  • Fitbit Flex 2 ($74): It’s the tracker that started it all, now in its latest incarnation. Keep tabs on the number of steps you take each day, track your sleep and jump into the pool with this sleek band on your wrist. Right now, it’s down to an excellent $74 at JB Hi-Fi, saving you $75 on the RRP of $149.

Deals added Monday, 1 May and still available

PCs & LAPTOPS

  • Dell Inspiron 20 3000 all-in-one desktop ($699): This all-in-one desktop was designed to fit into any space, with its 19.5-inch monitor and compact design. It’s powered by an Intel Pentium processor, has 4GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive – enough for home use and then some. Dell is offering $200 off this machine, so you can get it for $699, with the offer ending on 4 May.
  • Dell Inspiron 24 3000 all-in-one desktop (from $899): If you’ve got the extra room for a 24-inch monitor, the Inspiron 24 3000 series comes with a bit more grunt. One model features a 7th-generation Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM and a 1TB HDD, while the other is powered by a Core i5 processor and has 8GB of memory. The former is on sale for $899 (down from $1,099), while the latter is available for $1,299 (saving you $300 off the RRP of $1,599). This sale offer ends 4 May.
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 300 ($549): Need a budget laptop for home use? The 15.6-inch IdeaPad 300 from Lenovo should see you through your daily tasks with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. You can also save $150 on the RRP by getting it directly from Lenovo for $549, down from $699.
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 700 ($1,499): Want more screen real estate? Then the larger and more powerful 17-inch IdeaPad 700 could be what you’re looking for. It’s powered by Intel Core i7 CPU, has 16GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Plus it features a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940M graphics card. It’s up for sale until stocks last for $1,499, saving you $500 on the RRP.

SMARTPHONES & ACCESSORIES

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ($797): With the recall of the exploding Galaxy Note 7s, the Note 5 has come under the spotlight again and, despite being over a year old, it still puts the ‘phab’ into phablet. And remember the S Pen? You can save $150 by getting the S Pen-toting Note 5 from JB Hi-Fi for $797. That’s down from $947.
  • Marley Positive Vibration Pulse on-ear headphones ($39.95): Listen to your favourite tunes and maybe even do something to save the environment by getting yourself the Marley Positive Vibration Pulse headphones. They’re made from what the company calls ‘Earth-friendly’ materials, and they promise comfort with great sound. They’re half price at JB Hi-Fi at the moment. Get them for just $39.95 and save $40.

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  • Sony Blu-ray players (from $94): Streaming services like Netflix could possibly make DVDs and Blu-rays go obsolete at some point in the near (or far) future, but until then, it’s time to enjoy your favourite flicks on one of Sony’s Blu-ray players. For just $94, you can get a basic player with no frills, but spend just a teeny bit more and you can net yourself one with 4K upscaling or one with built-in Wi-Fi and 3D capabilities. There’s up to $71 that can be saved on one these Blu-ray players.
  • Bose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth speaker ($199): The SoundLink Mini II from Bose might be getting on in age (given it’s been around since 2015), but we think it’s still one of the best sounding Bluetooth speakers available today. And it retails for about $250 a pop, but you can save 20% if you head to eBay and grab one from Instyle Hi Fi. All you have to do is use the code C20TEK at checkout and you can get the carbon black version for just over $199. But hurry, as this offer ends tomorrow, 2 May.

INTERNET & SECURITY

  • Netgear Orbi AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi system ($512): Netgear says this is the first Wi-Fi system to utilise mesh-networking technology, which keeps you connected to your home network no matter where in the house you are. It can cover up to 4,000 sq ft of space and is easy to use. Simply plug in the Orbi router to your service gateway or modem, place the accompanying satellite unit in the centre of your home and, voila, seamless connectivity is yours. It costs $749 at the major retailers, but it’s on offer for $640 on eBay, plus you can get a further 20% off if you use the code CMUM20 at checkout. Meaning you can get this for $512. But get a wriggle on as this offer ends 8 May.
  • Swann SWDVK-4720P4 4-channel 720p security system ($399): Protecting your home and family or your business is important. With this four-camera system from Swann, you can record surveillance videos in 720p high definition on a 500GB hard drive day or night. You can also save yourself some cash on this system by getting it from JB Hi-Fi for $399, down from $499.

OFFICE SUPPLIES

  • Ledah PX2500 cross-cut paper shredder ($255): Does your organisation/business collect a whole load of important paperwork and then struggle to dispose of them safely? For just $255 you can ensure the safety and security of your data by shredding the paper trail to complete shreds with this shredder from Ledah. It’s got a 34L bin, so you don’t have to constantly keep cleaning it out, plus it can shred through 25 sheets of paper at once, goes through plastic, credit cards and even staples. It usually carries a hefty price tag of $750, but Catch of the Day will save you a whopping $451 – that’s a massive saving and peace of mind. (Although come to think of it, $451 off a device that destroys the written word seems a little suspicious to us… we’re not sure Ray Bradbury would approve.)

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Published at Mon, 08 May 2017 01:35:20 +0000

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