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Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales for August 2022

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Wanting to take advantage of what Amazon Prime has to offer? Until November 7, new Amazon Prime customers can score the 3rd-gen Echo Dot for the rock-bottom price of just AU$10 (opens in new tab).

This offer is open only to customers without existing Amazon Prime accounts, or those who didn’t extend their membership beyond the free trial. If you’ve exhausted your free trial, a membership to Amazon Prime will set you back AU$6.99 per month or AU$59.99 per year.

Looking to up your productivity? We’ve also found some great deals on Microsoft eBay this week thanks to the 20% off coupon SAVFAV20 (opens in new tab), which you can use to grab a good saving on the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 for a total of 25% off RRP. If you’re looking to upgrade to a high-performing tablet, we’ve also spotted the iPad mini (2021) with 64GB of storage at only AU$649.

There are some good deals from last week continuing as well. You can still score a AU$70 gift card from Apple when you grab an Apple TV streaming box before August 15. If you can’t wait for the iPhone 14 to come next month, you can still upgrade to the iPhone 13 at a discounted price, though it is AU$1 more than it was last week.

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Echo Dot 3rd-gen deal for new Amazon Prime members | AU$59 AU$10 (opens in new tab) (save AU$49)

This is the equal-lowest price we can remember seeing for the Echo Dot 3rd-gen. New Amazon Prime customers can score this deal for only AU$10 – that’s a huge saving of 83%. This smart speaker allows users to access their favourite music, podcasts and more simply by calling out to Alexa. To see if you’re eligible for this deal, check out the terms and conditions (opens in new tab). If you’re still on the fence, we’ve gathered all the information about the benefits that come with an Amazon Prime (opens in new tab) membership to help you decide.

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iPad mini (64GB) | AU$749 AU$649 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$100)

You can now save 13% off all colours of the 6th-gen iPad mini with Wi-Fi, and while that might not sound like much, it’s a decent AU$100 off RRP. Our review (opens in new tab) found that this 2021 model has decent battery life, though it’s not as strong as some other tablets on the market. As for performance, it’s pretty great thanks to the M1 chip. The iPad mini (64GB) with Wi-Fi and cellular (opens in new tab) is also on sale for only AU$879 (that’s 10% off).

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Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 | AU$399.95 from AU$300 on Microsoft eBay (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$99.95)

We called the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (opens in new tab) one of the best noise-cancelling headphones available, and you can now grab a pair for up to 25% off on the Microsoft eBay store. These wireless headphones feature a 20-hour battery life, adjustable headband and simple controls. The sound quality isn’t the best in the business, but if you’re after a comfortable pair of noise-cancelling wireless headphones, they’re a good option. Use SAVFAV20 at checkout to save a total of AU$99.95.

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Logitech G Pro | AU$279.95 AU$135 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$144.95) 

If you’re after a new gaming mouse, you can now save 52% off the Logitech G Pro. This wireless mouse features Logitech’s lightspeed connectivity, and a comfortable and lightweight design. While we haven’t reviewed this particular model, online feedback highly recommends this mouse as a solid option for gamers, and with a AU$144 discount, we think it’s an excellent offer.

Previous days' deals that are still available

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Free AU$70 gift card when you purchase Apple TV 4K | From AU$249 on Apple Store (opens in new tab)

Until August 15, you can get a bonus AU$70 gift card with any purchase of the Apple TV streaming device directly from Apple. Apple TV allows you to stream all your favourite movies and TV shows from apps such as Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu, as well as Apple’s own streaming service, Apple TV Plus. This offer is valid on both the 4K (opens in new tab) and HD (opens in new tab) options and subject to these terms and conditions (opens in new tab).

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iPhone 13 (128GB) | AU$1,349 AU$1,197 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$152)

You can now upgrade to the iPhone 13 for 11% off its RRP. The #2 iPhone from our best iPhone (opens in new tab) guide comes with an impressive battery life, and its A15 Bionic chipset makes it a powerful device. It’s missing the 120Hz screen that debuted with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, but you can grab it at this discount across its full range of colours. Need more space? The iPhone 13 (256GB) (opens in new tab) is also discounted at 10% and iPhone 13 (512GB) (opens in new tab) is discounted by 13%.

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Samsung T7 1TB SSD | AU$229 AU$170.25 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$58.75)

After a compact and quick external SSD? The Samsung T7 SSDs are an excellent choice, and you can pick up the 1TB option for only AU$170.25. That’s a nice saving of 25%. Bing Lee also has both the red (opens in new tab) and the grey (opens in new tab) options for a slightly higher price of AU$175.

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Horizon Forbidden West for PS5 | AU$109 AU$69 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$40)

Our review (opens in new tab) found Horizon Forbidden West to have stunning visuals and a fantastic character-led story, but a little difficult to move through. Despite some clunky controls, this game offers a fun futuristic adventure through prehistoric Earth, with hero Aloy returning from 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn. You can grab the PS4 (opens in new tab) version on Amazon for only AU$64. JB Hi-Fi also has both the PS5 (opens in new tab) and PS4 (opens in new tab) versions at AU$69. 

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Apple AirPods Pro | AU$399 AU$319 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$80)

While this isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen on the Apple AirPods Pro (that was AU$279 on Prime Day) we still think this is a good deal if you missed out then, and importantly, we can’t find them cheaper anywhere else. They come with solid noise cancellation and great audio performance, plus silicone tips offer a nice fit.

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iPhone 12 (64GB) | AU$1,199 AU$998 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$201)

The iPhone 12 has the same 6.1-inch OLED display as the newer iPhone 13, and in this deal you’ll pay some AU$350 less for it. We will say that the iPhone 13 has a slightly better battery life and camera specs, but if you’d rather save the cash, this discounted iPhone 12 is still a good choice. Limited stock available at the time of writing.

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iPhone 11 (64GB) | AU$849 AU$659 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$191)

If you want to save even more dosh, the iPhone 11 is also on sale. This phone packs the A13 Bionic chipset, so if you already own an older iPhone, you’ll appreciate the improvements in power and camera capabilities. The 6.1-inch screen isn’t as schmick as the newer iPhones though, as it’s using the Liquid Retina HD display. It was down to AU$647 a few weeks ago, but now it’s slightly more at AU$659.

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Apple AirPods (2019) | AU$219 AU$188 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$31)

These were down to AU$165 on Prime Day, but if you missed that you can still save 14% on the second-gen AirPods. If you’re not fussed on noise cancellation and you just want an affordable pair of true wireless buds, the second-gen Apple AirPods could fit the bill. Sound quality is good but not great, and bass can be a little underwhelming.

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Beats Studio Buds | AU$199.95 AU$164 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$35.95)

Although they were down to AU$151 on Prime Day, there’s still a solid 18% off the Studio Buds in the red (opens in new tab) colour option. If you’re keen on the Beats sound quality with its punchy bass, the Studio Buds are a great way to make that sound more portable. They sport solid sound quality, are comfortable to wear and boast noise-cancellation.

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Logitech MX Anywhere 3 | AU$129 AU$94 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$35)

The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is an excellent pocket-sized portable mouse. It’s able to connect to three devices at once, so you can switch from one device to another with the click of a button. You can also get 70 days of use from a full charge, which is seriously impressive.

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Kobo Forma | AU$429.95 AU$379.95 on Kobo (opens in new tab) (save AU$50)

If you’re looking for an alternative ereader to Amazon’s Kindle, the Kobo Forma is a good alternative. This ereader has an 8-inch touchscreen and page-turn buttons, and our review (opens in new tab) found it’s a comfortable reading experience overall. We don’t tend to recommend this particular model due to its price, but now you can AU$50 off from the maker.

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 | AU$759 AU$724 on Secretlab (opens in new tab) (save AU$35)

We rate Secretlab’s Titan as the best gaming chair (opens in new tab) you can buy, so why not get yourself the best seat in the house while it’s available for less? It’s built sturdy with premium materials, and we like that you’re able to choose your chair size. While this is only a small discount, it’s not bad for Secretlab’s top-rated gaming chair.

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Petra Player
Petra Player

Petra is the newest member of the TechRadar Australia team, and is currently focused on digging out the best tech and gaming deals. So, it's a good thing she has a background in archaeology and a passion for finding sales! When not immersing herself in tech dating back to the Stone Age, she can be found playing games on her Nintendo Switch, or reading through her collection of Star Wars novels.