The best Australian tech deals

New deals added Wednesday, 29 March: cameras, iPhones, audio gear and more!

The middle of the week calls for some middle of the day galavanting, so grab some sweet tech deals and use your lunch break to head out take some happy snaps, or maybe even just go for a stroll with nothing but your favourite tunes.

Here are Wednesday’s deals:

Deals added Wednesday, 29 March

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II digital camera: This premium full-frame camera is at the high end of the spectrum, but its image quality is excellent, with a great retractable viewfinder. So if you’ve got some extra change lying around somewhere, this compact camera will most definitely capture the memories you want in superb quality. At TechRadar, we gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. It retails for $5,499, but you can save $250 by grabbing it from Kogan for $5,249.
  • GoPro Hero5 Black: 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 in 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.
  • Canon EOS 700D DSLR camera: For anyone just starting out with DSLRs, or hobbyists looking for a great camera, the 700D is versatile, capable and produces great images. It features an 18MP sensor and records 1080p Full HD footage. Budding photographers have the chance to save $120 on the Canon EOS 700D kit that comes with two lenses – 18-55mm and 55-250mm. This package usually retails for $899, but Kogan is offering it for $779.
  • Apple iPhone 7 (32GB): Earlier this week we told you how you could get a 128GB iPhone 7 from The Good Guys and save some cash in the bargain. But if 128GB of storage is a tad too much (or too rich) for you, then you can get the 32GB model from Kogan at just $999, available in Rose Gold, Black, Silver and Gold.
  • Yamaha TSX-B15 Bluetooth speaker: This little red delight from Yamaha will not only play your favourite beats, but give you the time, too. It will even wake you up when you need it with its in-built alarm function and will also charge your phone or tablet via its USB port. It retails for about $125, but save yourself $76 and grab it from Catch of the Day for only $49. It’s perfect for your bedside table and comes in red, blue or black.
  • Plantronics BackBeat FIT behind-the-head wireless headphones: Don’t get entangled in cables when you work out. Go wireless and get yourself the Plantronics BackBeat FIT for a sweet low of $99 from Catch of the Day. It usually retails for $179, so you save $80 and get yourself a great workout buddy.
  • Fitbit Charge HR: And if you’re truly serious about getting fit, then a Fitbit can easily become your best friend, providing you with motivation by tracking your progress and pushing you to go the extra mile. The Charge HR has disappeared from Fitbit’s online store, but you can still get it and save some dosh by getting it from Catch of the Day for just $88. It’s currently retailing for around $175, so you’re getting it for nearly half the price! But note that this is the large size in plum.

Deals added Monday, 27 March and still available

  • Samsung Galaxy S7: The new Samsung flagship launch is only a couple of days away, but in the meantime the Galaxy S7 is still one of the best phones in the market. The 32GB handset has 4GB RAM, a darn good 12MP camera and is dustproof and water resistant. And it’s also available for a really great price of $649 on Kogan, saving you $350 on the current retail price of $999. You can get the black model if you like, or the gold one for some added pizzazz for the same prize.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Like the Galaxy S7, the S7 Edge will soon be ousted by the South Korean manufacturer’s new Galaxy S8, but until then, this too, is one of the best premium smartphones in the market by far. It’s retailing for $1,049 at Samsung, but you can save $300 on the market price by getting it from Kogan for just $749.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6: Before the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came along, we thought the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 was the best Android phone available. But despite the current flagship beating it in terms of specs and performance, it’s still a pretty good handset that’s all but disappeared from stores. But you can save $129 on its current RRP of $698 by getting it from Kogan for $569.
  • Apple iPhone 7: It’s bigger than the previous generation of Apple handsets and not everyone considers this to be the upgrade Apple usually promises with each new flagship, but the iPhone 7 is nonetheless a great phone. And the black 128GB model is currently available at The Good Guys for just $1,099. That’s down from $1,229, saving you $130 on the RRP. This offer ends on 6 April.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Today is the last day you can get 15% off on the Surface Pro 4 at the Microsoft Store, but JB Hi-Fi can save you more. The retailer is offering 20% off on this amazing tablet “that can replace your laptop” with prices starting at $1,199 for the 128GB model powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU. This offer is available only today, so hurry before you lose out.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460: Need a new laptop? Lenovo is still offering the 14-inch ThinkPad Yoga 460 for $1,199 for another week. That’s a saving of 40% on the retail price of $2,049 for the model powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. So if you like the sound of it, this is great opportunity to save $750 on this convertible.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: This 14-inch 2-in-1 definitely packs a punch despite being one of the thinnest and lightest convertibles around. Lenovo says this laptop/tablet’s amazing 2K touchscreen display shows off richer colours and sharper contrasts, making it more than suitable for work or play. It even comes with a rechargeable stylus pen. This X1 Yoga features an Intel i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. You can save a massive $1,150 on this mean machine until 31 March by getting it via Lenovo’s website for $1,999, down from $3,149.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E470: If you need a more affordable option, the 14-inch ThinkPad E470 is available for $709, saving you $140 on the RRP of $849. An Intel Core i5 processor is housed under the hood, along with 8GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB hard drive.
  • Camera sale: If you’re looking for something to capture your memories, then JB Hi-Fi is offering 15% off on a wide range of compact digital cameras from Olympus, Canon and Nikon. But if you’re getting serious about your photography, there’s some DSLRs to choose from as well. So head on over to the store or its website and figure out what kind of camera suits your needs best and save some cash in the bargain.
  • Sony Blu-ray players: It’s also time to dig out those DVDs and Blu-rays you’ve been ignoring while being glued to streaming services like Netflix and Stan, because JB Hi-Fi can currently save you 20% on Sony’s Blu-ray players, with prices ranging from a low $94 to just $158.

Deals added Friday, 24 March and still available

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core i5): A 6th-generation Intel Core processor gives this tablet some serious grunt under the hood. With a Surface Pen included to help you with your artwork or writing on a 12.3-inch display that makes everything pop, work could well be a lot of fun. And until 27 March, there’s 15% off on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4s powered by the Core i5 CPUs, and the deal includes a free Samsung 250GB SSD worth $199. So head on over to the Microsoft Store and figure out which model of the Surface Pro 4 suits you best.
  • Harman Kardon HK3770 Stereo Receiver: Harman Kardon are a well established premium audio brand, known for their excellent audio fidelity and unique, stylish designs, and if you’re quick enough, you might be able to catch some amazing savings on some of their range. The HK3770 Stereo Receiver is perfect for forming the 240 watt core of your home entertainment system, with integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a host of other connections including … Today you’ll be able to knock half the price off, bringing it down from $599 to $299 over at Catch of the Day.
  • Harman Kardon Soho Mini Headphones: Boasting exceptional acoustic definition thanks to their 30mm drivers, a portable folding design, not to mention a unique and stylish aesthetic, the Soho Mini Headphones are a must have for the fashionable music-lover. Catch of the Day currently has an Android version, with a compatible inline remote, for $72, reducing them by $80, while an iPhone compatible version is available for $79, saving $82.
  • Harman Kardon Omni 20 Wireless HD Stereo Loudspeaker: For less than half the retail price, you can pick up this premium Omni 20 Wireless speaker, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser at parties, barbecues and sessions in the park. Able to connect over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or via an AUX cable, you’ll be sure to have true stereo HD audio wherever you go, and for $189 down from $389 at Catch of the Day, it’s a bit of a no-brainer.
  • Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones: Bose has been in the audio business a long time and knows exactly how to manufacture some of the best headphones on the market today. And if you’re looking for a workout buddy, the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones might be for you. They retail for $139 a pop, but Myer has dropped the price and it’s now on sale for a sweet low of $79.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (Wi-Fi, 16GB): Need an Android-toting tablet that won’t burn a hole in your pocket? With 10 inches worth of screen real estate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a great option to watch your favourite shows and movies while on the go on its 1920 x 1200 resolution display. And if 16GB isn’t enough storage for you, go ahead and pop in a microSD card and get up to 256GB of space. Plus you can save $70 by heading over to JB Hi-Fi. It’s on sale for $378, down from its usual $449 RRP.
  • Hisense top mount 436L refrigerator: On Wednesday we told you how you could get a mammoth 629L Haier fridge and save money. But if that’s too big for your kitchen, Hisense’s top mount 436L is now on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $747. You save $151 on its regular retail price of $898.
  • Swann Home Security System: For the ultimate in private security, Swann’s complete Home Security System is sure to give you peace of mind in one neat package. With four individual cameras, each able to detect motion and automatically record in Full HD 1080p with audio, and an included receiver capable of recording all four channels, this system is a steal for only $499 at Kogan - saving you a massive $500 off the retail price.
  • eBay’s Big Homeware Sale: The Hisense refrigerator isn’t the only home appliance you can lay your hands on and save some dosh. eBay is hosting a massive homeware sale with 20% off on a wide range of appliances from various stores. So upgrade your kitchen appliances before 29 March and use the code C20HOME at checkout. You could well save up to $1,000 per transaction.

Deals added Wednesday, 22 March and still available

  • Microsoft Surface Book: Until 27 March, Microsoft can help you save up to $254 on some of the 13.5-inch Surface Books, with prices starting at $2,804.15 for the 256GB model that’s powered by Intel Core i7 CPU and houses an 8GB RAM. That’s down from the original RRP of $3,299. The sale also extends to both the 512GB and 1TB models with 16GB of memory, available for $3,569.15 (reduced from $4,199) and $4,06.65 (down from $4,949) respectively. The Surface Pen is inclusive and bundled into the sale is a free Samsung 250GB SSD valued at $199.
  • ASUS ROG G752VS-GC107T 17-inch gaming Notebook: Grab yourself a neat gaming bundle, with a future-ready ASUS ROG 17-inch Gaming Notebook at its core. This beast of a notebook is packing the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory, an Intel Core i7 2.6GHz processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and two storage solutions with a 256GB PCIE SSD and a 1TB HDD. With an ASUS ROG headset, gaming mouse, and backpack thrown in the mix, it’s worth grabbing from Wireless 1 for a massive $1,200 worth of savings, bringing it down from $4,299 to $3,099.
  • ASUS VivoBook Max X541UJ-DM018T 15-inch Notebook: Focusing on delivering a premium multimedia experience, the ASUS VivoBook Max 15-inch Notebook offers a lightweight, portable and stylish solution to watching movies and series on the go. At 1.9kg, this 15-inch does well to pack in ASUS SonicMaster speakers and an AudioWizard to optimise your listening experience. This Notebook usually retails for $1,099, but you can save $154 by purchasing it from SaveOnIT for $945.
  • Apple iPhone 6S (64GB): Despite the next generation of iPhones dominating the smartphone market these days, the 6S still remains a darn good handset, and when it comes to the basics it’s pretty much on par with Apple’s latest flagship. The 64GB models have disappeared from the Apple Store, but you can still get the gold version from JB Hi-Fi for a sweet low of $799. With the retail prices on the iPhone 6S starting at $929 for the 32GB model, you save a couple hundred bucks right there.
  • Haier 629L side-by-side fridge: If your kitchen needs an upgrade, and you have the space for a double-door 629L refrigerator, then the Haier side-by-side fridge could meet your needs. Large enough to feed the entire family and then some, it features an LED display with all the controls you need, adjustable spill-proof shelves and humidity control. It usually retails for $1,146, but save yourself $196 by getting it from Appliances Central for $950.
  • Lexar memory cards: Photographers, here’s your chance to stock up on some extra storage. Grab the Lexar Professional 32GB SD card for just $26 (down from $48.95) or the Lexar Professional 64GB SD card for $49 (was $76) from Kogan. For anyone who needs that extra storage in their Android phones, the Lexar 32GB High-Performance microSD card (with an SD card adapter) is now available for just $25, saving you $35 on the RRP of $60.
  • DVD sale: Want to catch up on some of your favourite TV shows that aren’t streaming anywhere? JB Hi-Fi is currently offering a 2-for-$40 deal on various seasons of selected DVD titles. So get to your local store or jump online and line your shelves with some of the best shows TV had to offer. But if movies are your thing, then you can get 3 for $20 from OzGameShop. So stock up for the weekend and give yourself something to look forward to.

Deals added Friday, 17 March and still available

Deals added Wednesday, 15 March and still available

  • Sony TVs: A few weeks ago we told you about Sony 4K TVs going on sale at the company’s end-of-summer event. But if you missed that, don’t fret. Sony has its March Madness sale on at the moment and there’s plenty of savings to be had. The 49-inch 4K HDR Sony X8000D, which retails for $2,099, is now available for just $999, saving you a massive $1,100. If you’d like something bigger, consider the 65-inch W850C Full HD Android TV that’s 3D compatible for $1,499. That’s down from $2,499, saving you a round figure of $1,000. But if either of them are too large to fit in your home, then there’s the option of the 43-inch X8000D, which is on sale for just $829, saving you $970 on the RRP of $1,799. These prices are available until 31 March.
  • Sony A6000 E-Mount digital camera: Featuring a 24.3MP Exmor APS-C sensor, fast hybrid autofocus and an OLED viewfinder, the Alpha A6000 is a great mirrorless camera. And it’s on sale for $799, saving you $100 on the regular price of $899. This is part of Sony’s March Madness and ends 31 March.
  • Sony SRS-ZR7 Wireless Speaker: Enjoy your favourite tunes from anywhere in the house or outdoors with Sony’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled wireless speaker, which is also on sale as part of the March Madness event on Sony’s website. You can get this little portable speaker for $379 and save yourself $100.
  • Sony Smart B-Trainer: This all-in-one fitness tracker is sure to keep you shipshape and enjoying your workouts with its built-in GPS, heart rate monitor and 16GB music storage. It has six sensors, provides customised training options and, best of all, is now available for $198 until 31 March. That’s down from $349, saving you a cool $151 on a fitness tracker.