The best Australian tech deals

Before the weekend mania hits you, take a look at the computer deals we’ve found for you, or get yourself a new smart TV on a budget or improve your daily oral hygiene routine with an air flosser.

Here are Friday’s deals:

New deals added Friday, July 14

  • 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 ($749): 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 for just $749, saving you $340 on the RRP of $1,089. The black version is already out of stock, so hurry before the online retailer runs out of the other 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 ($329): 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 $70 by heading to Kogan and getting a set for $329. They’re available in black, white, silver, red, ultraviolet and rose gold.
  • 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.

Deals added Friday, July 7 and still available

  • Samsung Q7 Series 7 55-inch 4K QLED TV ($2,799): Enhance your audio-visual entertainment with Samsung’s 55-inch QLED smart TV. It promises perfect blacks, great contrast, active HDR with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. It carries a price tag of $3,498, but head to Appliance Central and grab it for $2,799. That’s a saving of a cool $699.
  • LG 55UJ752T 55-inch Super UHD smart TV ($1,998): If you’re not sold on the OLED and QLED phenomena taking over our television sets, you can get this 55-inch smart TV from LG which features Dolby Vision and Harman Kardon sound with a 3840 x 2160 resolution display. It usually retails for $2,498, but JB Hi-Hi has dropped its price for a limited time to $1,998, saving you $500. Plus you get a bonus three-month Netflix subscription as well, and given that the Netflix tax is well and truly in place, that’s a decent saving. So hurry, as this offer ends July 16.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ($566.15): With the recall of the exploding Galaxy Note 7s and the Galaxy Note 8 yet to arrive, 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 a whopping $380 by getting the S Pen-toting Note 5 from T-Dimension for just $566.15. That’s down from $947.
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone ($649): Get airborne and save some dosh on a brand-new toy to try out this weekend. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter is now $649 at JB Hi-Fi – that’s $200 on its regular retail price. Shoot 2.7K videos and click 12MP stills, plus track your flight with the built-in GPS. Essentially, have some fun and save some cash in the bargain too.
  • Sol Republic Punk Bluetooth wireless speaker ($44): This pocket rocket is tough, being dust-, water- and shock-resistant. For it’s diminutive size, it promises big sound, a wireless range of 60m and about 8 hours of battery life. Retailing at an already budget price of $89 makes this little wireless speaker a steal, but it’s cheaper yet at nearly half price at JB Hi-Fi. Get it now for just $44!

Deals added Wednesday, July 5 and still available

  • Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (from $899): Don’t pay full price on Apple’s latest flagship handsets. You can save up to $270 on the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, depending on the model you decide to purchase, when shopping online at Kogan. Prices start at $899 for the 32GB iPhone 7 model and go up to $1,329 for the 128GB version, including the new Red edition.
  • Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (from $1,443.99): Earlier this week, we brought you a pretty good deal on the 13-inch 2-in-1 from Dell, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more grunt under the hood, consider the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 series powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor. For $1,443.99, you can get the 8GB RAM/256GB SSD model, and for $1,614, lay your hands on the slightly more powerful 16GB RAM/512GB SSD version. That’s a saving of $255 and $285 respectively. But hurry, as this offer ends Thursday, July 6. 
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga ($2,699): Add versatility to how you work with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 from Lenovo, thanks to its four different modes. This 2-in-1 features a dockable and rechargeable stylus pen and a 14-inch 2K (2560 x 1440) touchscreen. Housed in the chassis is an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. This premium device can be yours for $2,699, saving you a whopping $750 on the RRP of $3,449. This offer expires Friday, July 7.
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet ($299): Need a tablet to keep you busy while you’re on the move? Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact tablet is lightweight, waterproof and dustproof, plus we think its performance is in par with some of the competition out there. It usually retails for $499, but all through July, it can be yours for just $299.
  • Sony HTCT800 2.1ch soundbar ($598): This 2.1ch soundbar features wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus Sony’s S-Force PRO front surround sound. And there’s over $100 to be saved if you’d like to enhance the sound of your entertainment. All through July, this soundbar is available direct from Sony for $598, down from $699.
  • Sony AXP55 4K Handycam ($1,699): Meet the 4K handycam with 20x zoom, brought to you by Sony. It features a new microphone that Sony promises will record sounds better, plus there’s a built-in projector and in-camera special effects! It usually retails for $1,999, but you can get it from Sony for $1,699 until the end of July, saving you $300.

Deals added Monday, July 3 and still available

  • Sony X7500D 65-inch 4K smart TV ($1,798): Equipped with Android TV, this 65-inch 4K UHD smart TV from Sony has everything to cater to your entertainment needs – HDR picture quality, a plethora of apps, 4K Ultra HD upscaling, Dolby Digital Plus, noise reduction and so much more. What, perhaps, makes even more appealing is you can save $700 on this slim telly at JB Hi-Fi and lay your hands on it for $1,798, down from $2,498. But hurry, as the offer is open only until stocks last.
  • Samsung MU7000 65-inch UHD smart TV ($2,636): Add more oomph to your entertainment with Samsung’s 65-inch Ultra HD smart TV and save close to a thousand dollars by getting this TV from The Good Guys. The 65-inch Samsung MU7000 retails for anywhere up to $3,600, so grab it at for a bargain before July 5 for $2,636. 
  • Sony RX100 III digital compact camera ($899): We think this is one of the best pocket-sized cameras available in the market today, with a built-in electronic viewfinder, a great lens and even better sensor, resulting in excellent image quality. Sony currently has this pocket rocket on sale for $899, down from $1,099, until July 31.
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 5 laptop ($1,769): Lenovo promises that this lightweight and slim 14-inch laptop is tough, thanks to its carbon-fibre reinforced chassis. Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, this laptop features a Full HD anti-glare display, 8GB of RAM and an Intel 256GB SSD. The latest Carbon laptop is on sale for $1,769 at Lenovo, saving you $330 on the RRP of $2,099.
  • Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 laptop ($999): If you’re someone who needs to get work done while on the move, consider getting the 13-inch 2-in-1 Dell Inspiron. It features a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. It also features a Full HD LED backlit touch display with an infra-red camera. Get it from Dell and you can save $300 on this machine until July 6 – now available for just $999. 

from TechRadar – All the latest technology news http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-australian-tech-deals

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