South Africa’s hottest tech deals and sales of the week (29 Apr-3 May)
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:
(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 – R5899 (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.
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 – 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.
(Further reduced) WD Green 240GB M.2 2280 SSD – R579 (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.
New South African tech deals this week:
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.
Hisense LEDN43A6100UW 43-inch 4K Smart TV – R4999 (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.
Palit GTX 1650 StormX OC graphics card – R2599 (Wootware)
This 14.5cm long small form factor graphics card (model number: NE51650S06G1-1170F) features 4GB of GDDR5 memory with an 8Gbps clock, 896 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1485MHz, and a boost clock of 1725MHz. It features a single HDMI 2.0b port, and one DVI-D port. It requires a 300W power supply, consumes around 75W, and comes with a two-year warranty.
Fitbit Charge 2 fitness band – R1499 (Takealot and Incredible Connection)
The Charge 2 features Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate tracking tech, sleep tracking, activity tracking, smartphone notification support, and a five day battery life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expired tech deals:
(Now R449) JBL GO 2 Bluetooth speaker – R399 (Takealot)
This wireless speaker features IPX7 water resistance, a five hour battery, support for Bluetooth devices, and charges via a microUSB cable.
(Now R899) Fitbit Flex 2 fitness band – R699 (Takealot)
The Fitbit Flex 2 does not have a heart rate monitor, but features sleep and activity tracking, smartphone notification mirroring, move reminders, and is swimproof. It has a five day battery life, uses an LED notification display system, and uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
(Now R519) Romoss Sense 6 powerbank – R399 (Takealot)
This powerbank features a capacity of 20 000mAh, a self-charging time of 13 hours, and two outputs supporting 5V 2.1A and 5V 1A respectively.
(Unavailable) Fitbit Alta fitness band – R2099 (OneDayOnly)
The Alta features Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate monitoring technology, activity tracking, move reminders, sleep tracking, a seven day battery life and the ability to sync to iOS and Android devices.
(Unavailable) Harman-Kardon Traveller Bluetooth speaker – R1699 (OneDayOnly)
This portable speaker features a 2500mAh battery which gives the speaker a quoted 10 hour battery life. It can also double as an emergency power bank. It also features two microphones for conferencing, a weight of 300 grams, and a frequency response of 180Hz to 20KHz.
(Unavailable) Google Chromecast 3rd Gen streaming device – R799 (OneDayOnly)
The Chromecast plugs into an HDMI port in your TV and allows you to mirror content from your Android device, iOS device or laptop to your TV. It supports 1080p video at 60 frames per second, supports Netflix and can be powered via a USB port.
(Now R999) 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.
(Now R446) 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.
(Now R2699) Amazfit Verge smartwatch – R2499 (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. It’s available in black, white or blue.
Feature image: Huawei