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The hottest tech deals of the week (4-8 February)

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.

Added 4 Feburary:

Kingston DataTraveler 100 64GB flash drive – R181 (Loot)

Everyone needs a reliable flash drive. the DataTraveler 100 from Kingston features support for USB 3.0, read speeds of 40MB/s a five year warranty.

(Expired) WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB SSD – R1349 (Takealot)

The Blue 500GB features sequential reads of 560MB/s and writes up to 530MB/s. And thanks to its 2.5 inch form factor, it should fit in practically any laptop that supports 2.5 inch drives.

XFX Radeon RX560 2GB GDDR5 128-bit PCIe 3.0 graphics card – R1679 (Wootware)

It may have launched in 2017, but the RX560 can still compete in budget rigs whose users simply want to run the likes of Overwatch, League or CS:GO.

(Expired) Xiaomi Mi TV Box – R1199 (Takealot)

The Mi TV Box is one of the few Google Certified Android TV boxes in the country, so you can expect it to run the likes of Showmax and Netflix without hassle.

(Expired) JBL Tune 600 Bluetooth headphones – R1299 (Incredible)

The Tune 600 has a quoted battery life of 12 hours with noise-cancelling on, and can be connected to a player via a 3.5mm cable, making it a decent consideration for frequent fliers.

Added 5 February:

(Expired) SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB 3.1 256GB flash drive – R699 (Loot)

This flash drive features 256GB of storage, a USB-A connector and a microUSB connector on the other end for smartphones. For those using Windows laptops with built-in and limited storage, it’s worth considering.

Funko Pop Sale – R94-R125 (Raru)

Funko Pops are tiny collectible models of popular culture’s favourite characters. And a sale that SA retailer Raru’s currently holding features 249 of them on sale.

Added 6 February:

(Expired) Aukey 20Ah powerbank – R799 (Takealot)

This powerbank features a capacity of 20 000mAh, support for QuickCharge 3.0 (5V 2.4A output), and can be recharged using either a USB-C or Lightning cable. *Note: this product is sold by another company, but fulfilled by Takealot, hence a six-month limited warranty only.

(Expired) Google Home Hub smart home hub – R2799 (OneDayOnly)

The Google Home hub is effectively a Google Home with a screen. Users can also control other speakers around the home, or control their smart home appliances via Google Assistant. *Note: this is a parallel import.

(Expired) Apple HomePod smart speaker – R6999 (OneDayOnly)

Apple’s version of the Google Home speaker system, the HomePod is a Bluetooth speaker with Siri built-in. It also has a 7.1 sound system, the Apple A8 chipset, and features AirPlay 2 support. *Note: this is a parallel import.

Added 7 February:

Mushkin Pilot 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe solid state drive – R2899 (Wootware)

This M.2 2280 solid state drive has reads of up to 2.7GB/s and writes up to 1.7GB/s. It also comes with a three-year warranty and a lifespan of around 1.5-million hours.

(Expired) PhoneSoap 2.0 smartphone sanitiser – R749 (OneDayOnly)

The PhoneSoap uses ultraviolet light to disinfect your smartphone or anything else that can fit inside it. It also comes with a built-in USB port allowing you to charge your phone.

(Expired) Altec Lansing Jacket H20 Bluetooth speaker – R449 (OneDayOnly)

The Jacket H20 features IP67 water and dust resistance, lasts around eight hours according to its maker, and has a wireless range of around 14 metres.

Added 8 February:

Huawei Matebook 13 inch – R13 999 (OneDayOnly)

This bundle also incldes the MateDock multi-port adapter, Bluetooth mouse and backpack. The machine itself sports an i5-7200U, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Creative Halo Bluetooth speaker – R649 (OneDayOnly)

The Halo features a ring of RGB LED lights around its body that can be programmed into a number of hues and patterns. The speaker also features battery life of eight hours.

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB SSD – R1259 (Wootware)

The Blue 500GB features sequential reads of 560MB/s and writes up to 530MB/s. And thanks to its 2.5 inch form factor, it should fit in practically any laptop that supports 2.5 inch drives.

Xbox Live 12 Month Gold card – R799 (Takealot)

This card will give you access to the Xbox Live online community for 12 months. *Note: this is a physical card, and not an emailed code.

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Andy Walker
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