The best Australian tech deals

 techradar.com  7/21/2017 12:34:20 AM  55  Sharmishta Sarkar, Harry Domanski World of tech

The weekend is nearly here and you need to have some fun. So grab a brand-new Nintendo Switch with a free game or get yourself a brand-new 4K TV to enhance your viewing experience. But if work is taking over your life, grab a tablet that will help you get your tasks done while you’re on the move.

Here are Friday’s deals: 

New deals added Friday, July 21

  • Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con console + Splatoon 2 bundle ($444.76): If you’re planning on celebrating Christmas in July, then hurry up and grab Nintendo's latest console with the brand-new version of Splatoon. The Neon Joy-Con version of the Nintendo Switch bundled with Splatoon 2 can be yours for 20% – just add the code PLAYING at checkout and it’s yours for just $444.76. That’s over $111 off! But hurry as this offer expires July 26, but stocks are limited.
  • Sony X7000E 4K Ultra HD smart TV ($1,613): Upgrade your home entertainment system by getting yourself this 55-inch Sony Bravia UHD smart TV featuring 4K HDR picture quality and 4K UHD upscaling. It’s internet-ready, so stream your favourite shows and movies via the native apps or a web browser. Plus you get to save $386 by purchasing it directly from Sony, where the TV is on sale for just $1,613, down from $1,999.
  • Lenovo Tab 3 10-inch business tablet ($319.20): With a 10-inch Corning Gorilla Glass display, the Lenovo Tab 3 promises to be tough and help you get your work done while on the go. It features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing sensor, alongside dual speakers with Dolby Atmos sound. It usually retails for $399 a pop, but grab one from JB Hi-Fi and the Lenovo Tab 3 can be yours for $319.20, saving you nearly $80.

Deals added Wednesday, July 19 and still available

  • ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS gaming laptop ($2,499): This 15.-6-inch monster of a machine comes with plenty of grunt under the hood – an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of memory, a 128GB SSD plus a 1TB HDD (giving you heaps of storage) and, of course, a VR-ready 8GB Nvidia GeFroce GTX 1070 graphics card. The display has Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and it comes with an HD camera. The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS is on sale at the Microsoft Store for $2,499. That’s a sweet deal, if ever there was one, saving you $500 on the RRP of $2,999.
  • Bose QC35 on-ear headphones ($357.60): Bose have been leading the way with premium audio for quite some time now, and with the QuietComfort series they’ve done well to bring that high fidelity to the wireless headphone market. With top-notch noise cancellation, a 20-hour battery life, and luxurious padding, the QC35 over-ear headphones will make your listening experience a pleasant one. By applying the code COLLECTING at checkout, you can grab a pair of QC35s for a low $357.60 from eBay in either black or silver, saving you $89.40 off the retail of $447 until July 24.
  • Apple iPhone 7 (32GB; $879): Want to tote around the latest Apple flagship phone without burning a hole in your pocket? Kogan is giving you the opportunity to save $180 on the 32GB iPhone 7. Get one now for just $879 in either black, rose gold or gold.
  • Nintendo Switch + Arms OR Mario Kart 8 Deluxe OR Just Dance 2017 bundle ($488): This is the cheapest we've seen a bundle go for on the Nintendo Switch, and impressively you can choose if you want the neon or grey and Joy-Cons AND you can choose your bundled game (which range in value from $69 to $89). This is ONLY FOR ONE DAY so grab it while it's hot today for just $488!

Deals added Monday, July 17 and still available

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (Coral Blue with wireless charging; $1,099): Samsung finally decided to launch the Coral Blue edition of the Galaxy S8 in Australia and JB Hi-Fi is offering a $100 saving on the new model that comes with a bonus wireless charger. So get in quick and grab one for $1,099, with a guarantee that it won’t bleach like our Great Barrier Reef. But hurry, as stock might be limited!
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 ($799): If you aren’t too sold on the Coral Blue Galaxy S8 but still want a five-star phone, JB Hi-Fi has the Samsung Galaxy S7 in black selling for $799. That’s down from an RRP of $999, saving you $200.
  • Lenovo Yoga 310 laptop ($599): Need a new budget laptop that you can tote around without feeling the burdened? The 11-inch Yoga 310 from Lenovo comes with a 360-degree hinge for “maximum flexibility” and an HD camera to make your video calls clear. The laptop features an Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. It’s now $100 cheaper at Lenovo, so get it now for $599. This offer is valid until Friday, July 21. 
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E570 laptop ($1,049): Lenovo calls this the “business laptop”, with 15 inches of screen real estate to help you multitask, an Intel Core i7 CPU to power the machine, alongside 8GB RAM and a whopping 1TB hard drive for storage. Until July 21, Lenovo is giving you the chance to save $500 on this laptop, so get it now for just $1,049.
  • Lenovo Tab 3 A 10 Premium tablet ($199): A tablet with a budget price tag has gotten a tad cheaper at The Good Guys. The 10.1-inch Lenovo Tab 3 A 10 Premium features 32GB of storage, 2GB of memory and screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. Plus there’s a microSD slot. It can be yours for $199, with The Good Guys offering a $50 discount, although it can be priced at up to $399 at the major retailers.

Deals added Friday, July 14 and still available

  • Dell Inspiron 20 3000 all-in-one desktop PC ($599): With 19.5 inches of screen real estate, this all-in-one PC is easy to set up and is a great budget option for all your needs at home. This Inspiron 20 3000 is powered by an Intel Pentium processor and features an HD+ (1600 x 900) Truelife LED-backlit touch display. It comes packing 4GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB hard drive. It usually retails for $799, but Dell is offering a 25% discount on the machine until July 20, so grab it quick for just $599.
  • Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 laptop ($1,599): Dell’s 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop comes with good looks, a Full HD display and an infrared camera for facial recognition. This model is powered by an 7th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU and features 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. Better yet, there’s a $600 saving to be had on this device – head to Dell’s website and get it for $1,599, down from $2,199. Sale is on until July 20.
  • Dell Inspiron 17 5000 laptop ($998.99): If you need plenty of screen space to multitask, this 17-inch laptop from Dell could be just what you need – it even comes with the elusive DVD drive that’s missing from most laptops these days. The Inspiron 17 5000 features a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 1TB HDD, plus a FHD anti-glare display. And with $500 off on this machine, it’s only $998.99 at Dell. Offer valid until July 20.
  • Soniq S55UV16B 55-inch UHD smart TV ($599): Looking for an Ultra HD smart telly that won’t blow a massive hole in your wallet? Then look no further than the 55-inch Soniq S55UV16B TV featuring built-in Wi-Fi, Android operating system and an ACE-PROUC colour engine that promises to make your entertainment pop. It’s only $599 at JB Hi-Fi, saving you $200 on the already wallet-friendly RRP of $799.
  • Philips 33382 Airfloss flosser ($127.36): If you’re lazy with your oral hygiene, or know someone who is, Philips has come to your rescue with a flosser that takes the tedium out of flossing. The Airfloss usually retails for $199, but it’s 20% off on Myer’s eBay store, plus you get an additional 20% off when you use the code CMYER at checkout, effectively bringing the price down to a cool $127.36, saving you over $71. But get a wriggle on as this offer ends July 17.

Deals added Wednesday, July 12 and still available

  • Google Pixel ($849): The Pixel is a great flagship phone that performs smoothly, features a great Full HD AMOLED display and is quite palm-friendly. It’s an excellent premium alternative to the likes of Apple and Samsung. And Kogan is giving you the opportunity to save $230 on the RRP of $1,079 by offering the silver 32GB model up for sale at $849. This, however, is a direct import model, so make sure you’re comfortable purchasing a non-Australian model.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (from $729): If you want a smartphone that has an edge over the others (yes, pun intended), then the Galaxy S7 Edge is one heck of a phone despite the latest Samsung flagship flooding the market. Kogan is currently offering a price drop on this device, with the gold and silver models of this 32GB smartphone now available from just $729, saving you up to $360 on the RRP of $1,089. The black version is already out of stock, so hurry before the online retailer runs out of the silver and gold models as well.
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ($165): Book lovers, this one’s for you. Read your favourite books in digital format on the latest Kindle Paperwhite’s higher resolution display, and take your entire library with you wherever you go. There’s an adjustable backlight to make reading more comfortable in any environment and the battery should give you nearly two weeks between charge. There may not be massive savings to be had on the Kindle Paperwhite, but you can save a tad by getting it from Kogan for $165, slightly lower than it’s retail price range of between $179 and $189.
  • Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker ($316.08): Radiate the love of your favourite tunes everywhere with this 360-degree Bluetooth speaker from Bose, which promises excellent sound quality. It also features Siri and Google voice commands, is water resistant and very portable. It usually retails for $439, but this premium Silver speaker is already 10% off on the Myer eBay store, and score yourself an additional 20% off at checkout by popping in the code CMYER before payment and get it for just over $316 – its lowest price yet. This offer ends July 17.
  • Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker ($215.28): If you aren’t too enthused about spending over $300 on a Bluetooth speaker, you could settle for the slightly less powerful, yet excellent 360-degree wireless option from Bose for as low as $215.28. The SoundLink Revolve retails at $299 a pop, but head over Myer’s eBay store and score up to 30% off on it. Already listed with a 10% discount, you can add another 20% off by using the code CMYER at checkout. Get it in either Silver or Black. Offer ends July 17.
  • JBL Reflect Aware Sports in-ear noise-cancelling headphones ($49): If you’re looking for battery-free noise cancellation in a set of in-ear headphones you can take to the gym, the JBL Reflect Aware Sports could be what you’re looking for. Meant to be partnered with an iPhone, the headphones comes with a lightning connector, are sweatproof and feature ergonomic ear tips for comfort. The Aware Sports retails for $299, but hurry and grab a set from JB Hi-Fi for just $49! Stocks could well be limited. Bear in mind it’s only the red model on sale.

Deals added Monday, July 10 and still available

  • Garmin Forerunner 235 ($369): For a fitness tracker, the Garmin Forerunner 235 might seem a tad too expensive, but its functionality does justify the cost – it offers music control and audio cues, alongside notifications for calls, texts and social media updates. It’s lightweight, looks good and will keep track of your daily activity. You can now save yourself $100 on the Garmin Forerunner 235 if you get it from Kogan. It’s available in black-and-grey silicone and Marsala silicone for $369, down from the RRP of $469.
  • Garmin Fenix 5 ($799): It took almost two years, but Garmin finally revamped its most popular running watch earlier this year, with a hefty price tag of $949. But you can save $150 on the black Sapphire Edition of this premium wearable by purchasing it from Kogan for $799. It’s scratchproof, has Wi-Fi connectivity, and features GPS and GLONASS, 3-axis compass, gyroscope and a barometer – everything you need for a life outdoors.
  • Beats Solo3 wireless over-ear headphones (from $299): One of the most popular headphone brands, Beats has some of the best premium audio gear available on the market today. And the Solo3 has some excellent wireless stability, good phone interaction via Bluetooth and pretty decent sound quality. It retails for $399, but you can save up to $100 by heading to Kogan and getting a set for $299 or $329, depending on the colour. They’re available in black, white, silver, red, ultraviolet and rose gold, with the last two setting you back by $329.
  • Beats Powerbeats3 wireless in-ear headphones ($199): A tough build, great battery life and excellent bass response and good wireless range makes the Beats Powerbeats3 a pretty darn good option if you don’t like the feel of over-ear headphones squashing your ear lobes. Usually retailing for $259 apiece, these premium in-ear wireless headphones can be yours for $100 cheaper, provided you head to Kogan and grab a pair for $199. They’re available in black, red, blue, yellow and white.
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