Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales for September 2023

 DJI Mini 3 Pro on green background
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There’s some big deals to score at The Good Guys this week, with the code FINALS15 knocking an extra 15% off listed prices for eligible products. Sony’s latest earbuds have scored this treatment, with the WF-1000XM5 earbuds offering a fantastic lively performance that’s a delight to your ears at a bargain price just a few months after release.

The DJI Mini 3 Pro with a DJI RC also sneaks in under AU$1,000 with the code FINALS15. We consider it one of the best drones out there, even with its successor, the DJI Mini 4 Pro, now available. With the smart controller included, you’ll be better equipped for piloting your drone, and snapping great shots from above.

You don’t need to wait until the second Amazon Prime Day sale (known as Prime Big Deal Days) to grab a good deal – there’s up to 64% off selected PlayStation games and up to 50% off Lenovo to snatch up right now. We’ve gathered the highlights from these sales and more below.

Deals added Wednesday, September 27

DJI Mini 3 Pro with DJI RC

DJI Mini 3 Pro with DJI RC | AU$1,168 AU$992.80 at The Good Guys (save AU$175.20 with code FINALS15)

Interested in drone photography but not sure where to start? This deal will score you the drone along with the DJI RC smart controller for just AU$992.80, and it’s not often we see this duo come under AU$1,000. In our DJI Mini 3 Pro review, we called it “the best compact drone” you could buy in 2022, and while the DJI Mini Pro 4 might now be available with a few upgrades over the Mini 3 Pro, you won’t find it at this price. Boasting an impressive low-light picture performance and fantastic automatic flight modes, you’ll need to use the code FINALS15 at checkout to nab AU$175.20 off.

Sony WF-1000XM5

Sony WF-1000XM5 | AU$419 AU$356.15 at The Good Guys (save AU$62.85 with code FINALS15

After the latest premium buds from Sony? The WF-1000XM5 earbuds are only a few months old, and make some key changes over the previous iteration, the WF-1000XM4s. For starters, our Sony WF-1000XM5 review found that these buds were designed to be a little smaller than their predecessors, making them more comfortable for folks with smaller ears. This did come at the cost of touchy on-ear volume controls, but it doesn’t diminish the fun, meaty sound on offer from the XM5s. You’ll get around 32 hours between both the buds and the case, and they’ve scored a discount of AU$62.85 when you use the code FINALS15 at checkout on The Good Guys.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) | AU$94.95 AU$39 at Amazon (save AU$55.95)

Scoring a brilliant 4.5-star rating in our Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review, this web-slinging, action-packed game is on sale for just AU$39 for both the PS5 and PS4 versions on Amazon. Jump into the spider suit as Miles, a New York teenager who’s been given great power, as he’s mentored by Peter Parker to live a double life as a regular kid and superhero. With an engaging story and fantastically fast load times, this deal is a great bargain for any Spider-Man fan.

Lenovo 24.5-inch Legion Y25-30 monitor

Lenovo 24.5-inch Legion Y25-30 monitor | AU$499 AU$349 at Amazon (save AU$150)

Lenovo’s Legion range offers a selection of laptops and peripherals to enhance your home gaming experience, and this deal will score you the Legion Y25-30 monitor with a discount of AU$150. It’s a compact option, coming in at just 24.5-inches, making it a good option for small spaces or as an additional monitor to your current setup, plus it boasts a 1920p x 1080p resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate, so you’ll be fully immersed in any game you choose to play.

Previous days' deals that are still available

Apple iPad 10.9 (2022, 64GB, Wi-Fi)

Apple iPad 10.9 (2022, 64GB, Wi-Fi) | AU$749 AU$649 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$100)

The iPad 10.9 (2022) is what we consider the most affordable iPad in our best tablets list, and that’s thanks to its design, performance and cost when compared to the more premium models such as the iPad Pro. Coming with a stunning 10.9-inch Super Retina screen and the A14 Bionic chip, you can score AU$100 off the silver, blue, yellow and pink colour options with 64GB and Wi-Fi at JB Hi-Fi.

PlayStation 5 (disc console)

PlayStation 5 (disc console) | AU$799.95 AU$624.95 at Sony eBay (save AU$175 with code SNSSEP23)

It’s not the lowest price we’ve seen on the PlayStation 5, but it’s still a pretty sweet deal if you want to score yourself what we consider one of the best gaming consoles available in 2023. With powerful performance and a massive library of games, it’s no wonder that we gave it 4.5-stars in our PlayStation 5 review. To score this deal, you'll need to use the code SNSSEP23 at checkout.

Amazon also has the a deal on the PS5 for AU$649.

Lenovo Legion Slim 5

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 4060 | AU$2,949 AU$1,949 at Lenovo (save AU$1,000) 

Make gaming a bit more portable with AU$1,000 off the Lenovo Legion Slim 5. Packing in a Ryzen 7 chip and an RTX 4060 graphics card, you’ll be able to enjoy a decent range of games on its 14-inch OLED display that offers a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It’s not the beefiest gaming laptop out there, but it does slip in under AU$2,000 with this saving and packs in 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM as well.

Samsung Galaxy S23 5G (128GB)

Samsung Galaxy S23 5G (128GB) | AU$1,349 AU$1,099 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$250)

While it might not pack the cameras of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra handset, the Samsung Galaxy S23 has scored a 20% discount at JB Hi-FI. Available in black, cream, green and lilac, it was labelled as ‘a palm-friendly winner’ in our Samsung Galaxy S23 review as it fits comfortably in one's hand without compromising on quality or features as it packs in a Dynamic AMOLED display and three rear cameras including a 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide and a 10MP telephoto.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) | AU$89.95 AU$64 at Amazon (save AU$25.95)

Looking for a fun game to play with friends? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has picked up a AU$25 discount on Amazon, letting you battle it out as your favourite Nintendo characters for less. With iconic characters including Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Samus and many more, you’ll have to learn how to smash your opponents to ensure victory across some of the most recognisable stages from some of the most well-known Nintendo games.

Dyson Gen5detect Absolute

Dyson Gen5detect Absolute | AU$1,549 AU$997 at Dyson (save AU$552)

Want a vacuum that really sucks? Look no further than the Dyson Gen5detect, offering one of the most powerful suctions we’ve seen from Dyson so far. Ditching the trigger from Dyson’s V-series vacuums, the Gen5detect still looks the part of a Dyson stick vacuum, but uses an on/off button instead, something we first saw in the V12 Detect Slim. Just note, it’s pretty heavy compared to other Dyson vacuums, but with its larger size you’re getting up to 70 minutes of runtime, whereas other vacuums generally only offer up to 60 minutes.

Dyson Airwrap Complete

Dyson Airwrap Complete | AU$949 AU$699 at Dyson (save AU$250)

The Dyson Airwrap offers a way to style your hair using less heat and more air – and it normally carries a very hefty price tag. While still a big investment, a AU$250 discount directly from Dyson is a welcome saving, and you’ll be getting a versatile hair styling device with multiple attachments including curling barrels and a convenient carry case. Myer also has this hairstyler discounted to AU$699 currently.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

Motorola Edge 30 Pro | AU$995 AU$488 at The Good Guys (save AU$507)

Score a discount of over 50% off, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is a solid deal to snatch up if you’re after an Android handset but don’t want to fork out over AU$500. Our Motorola Edge 30 Pro review noted that while its design is a little uninspired, its 6.7-inch FHD display is a standout, boasting a 144Hz refresh rate as well as a snappy response that made navigation on the handset a delight. It also has a battery life of around a day, with fast and wireless charging options, and a selection of cameras that are decent for taking photos in good lighting, but a little disappointing in darker environments.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm, black)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm, black) | AU$399 AU$249 at Amazon (save AU$150)

When we did our Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review, we gave it a solid 4-star rating thanks to the lightweight design, snappy performance and a battery life of around two days. There’s been two new versions of the Samsung Galaxy Watch since, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing discounts from retailers including Samsung and Rebel Sports. But the current best deal on this smartwatch is from Amazon, knocking a total of AU$150 off, so if you’re after one of the best Wear OS smartwatches, it’s a nice bargain.

HP EliteBook 860 G10 laptop

HP EliteBook 860 G10 laptop | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,360 AU$2,688 at HP (save AU$672 + get a bonus AU$150 gift card)

If you’re in need of a new PC for business, HP has a pretty sweet bonus offer – score up to AU$150 in gift cards that you can use across a range of stores including Amazon, Myer, Adore and more, with eligible business PCs from now until October 31. Plus, there’s also 20% off a range of HP EliteBook laptops, including this one that comes with a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

TCL C845 Mini LED TV (55C845)

TCL C845 Mini LED TV (55C845) | AU$1,990 AU$1,270 at Appliance Central (save AU$720)

Looking for a 55-inch TV at a discounted price? The TCL C845 Mini LED TV has picked up a AU$720 saving. With more dimming zones but the same number of Mini LEDs as its predecessor, the C835, the C845 has more control over light, so you can enjoy a picture with greater contrast and brightness.

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Petra Player
Writer, TechRadar Australia

Petra is new to the industry, but has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, which she now gets to indulge by writing for TechRadar. She’s also keen on sharing news about deals and discounts in the APAC region – with a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and has big plans to build a fully custom matching keyboard and PC in the near future.