Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales in April 2018

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In our effort to find a variety of deals for you, we've dug up some very different products.

You can get into full-frame photography with one of the best and most affordable DSLR cameras around, or get yourself a smart speaker that gives you gesture control so you don't need to get your grimy fingers on your brand-new voice-enabled device.

Better yet, get 4K streaming with Apple's media streaming box without having to pay the full retail value.

If, however, none of these are something you're looking for, eBay has another tech sale currently on.

These are Friday's deals:

New deals added Friday, April 20

Apple TV 4K 32GB media streaming device for $202 (usually $249): Stream your favourite shows and movies in glorious 4K quality, plus get easy access to Apple’s App Store and iTunes store for less than the usual retail value of $249. It’s not often we find the Apple TV 4K go on sale, so this your chance to grab the media streaming box for just $202.
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Sony LF-S50G Google Assistant wireless speaker for $193 (usually $249): Get smart with Sony’s first Google Assistant-enabled speaker. It features touch-free gesture control, 360-degree sound and a price tag at Video Pro that will save you $56. That’s the cheapest we’ve seen this smart speaker sell for.
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II body only for $2,335 (usually $2,599): If you’re looking to go full frame and need an affordable DSLR which is can match the performance of some of the best cameras, Canon’s latest iteration of the popular EOS 6D is a great option, especially when you can save $264 on the purchase.
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eBay 20% tech sale: And it’s back. eBay’s latest tech sale sees 20% off selected sellers with the use of the code PLUGNPLAY at checkout. You’ll find some great bargains on phones, TVs, laptops and other electronics, with the sale ending April 23. It is important to note, however, that some prices are inflated, although the discount will bring them below retail value.

Previous days' deals that are still available

Sales are hardly for a single day, unless it's a special occasion. So we see no point in deleting old deals. We hang on to them for two weeks so, if you missed out on them on the day of posting and they're still available, you can still score yourself a great bargain.

Deals added Wednesday, April 18

Apple iPhone 7 128GB Silver for $869 (usually $999): While the latest Apple flagships are flooding the market, it’s a great time to pick up the iPhone 7. Priced below the $1,000 mark, this model is still a darn good phone, especially when running the latest iOS version. And you can save $130 on the 128GB Silver version with this deal from Think Of Us.
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Google Home smart speaker for $128 (usually $199): Save over $70 on Australia’s most popular smart speaker. The Google Home is only $128 on Catch and it’s Australian stock too, so you won’t need to change anything. Just plug in, set up and you’re good to go, with savings to boot. Not a bad bargain.
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi e-reader for $154 (usually $189): If you’re an avid reader, you can save on Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader. This 6-inch tablet comes with 4GB of onboard storage and is Wi-Fi enabled so you can download your books easily. And you get to save $35 on an ebook reader that’s great value for money.
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Deals added Monday, April 16

Xbox One S 500GB four-game bundle for $299: If you’re looking to get yourself a 4K Blu-Ray player, media centre, and powerhouse game console to boot, there’s a stellar deal on the Xbox One S that you won’t want to miss. Alongside the 500GB console, you’ll get Gears of War 4, Steep, The Crew and a game of your choice from Assassin’s Creed Origins, Minecraft, or Forza Horizon 3 – and all for only $299.
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Dell XPS 13 (8th-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $2,319 (usually $2,899): Considering the five-star fame of the Dell XPS 13, any savings you can find on this gorgeous ultrabook are welcome. Right now, you can get the top-spec 9360model from Dell, with the 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8550U, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and a QHD+ Display for only $2,319. This is currently cheaper than the model with half the storage and half the RAM!
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JBL Everest 710 Wireless Headphones for $199 (usually $299): With a sleek, minimal aesthetic and compact foldable design, you’ll be wanting to show these JBL Everest 710s off wherever you go, and when you can play back JBL’s quality audio for 25 hours straight you’ll be wanting to wander more just for the sake of it. At JB Hi-Fi right now, you can knock a third off the cost and get them for only $199.

Deals added Friday, April 13

Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges augmented reality device for $199 (usually $399): Unleash your inner Jedi with Lenovo’s AR device that lets you wield a lightsaber like a Jedi Master. Experience the battles from a galaxy far, far away in augmented reality for just half price. The Force will be with you until June 30, with Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR device is available direct from the company for $199.
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Sony Alpha a7R II mirrorless camera body for $3,499 (usually $3,999): While the latest iteration of the fantastic Sony a7R camera is superior to the second generation a7R II, it’s still a great snapper with an excellent sensor and a great AF system. Plus you can save $500 on the camera by heading to Ted’s Cameras and snagging the body for $3,499.
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Optoma NuForce BE Sport 3 in-ear wireless headphones from $98.18 (usually $125): One of our favourite in-ear sports ‘bud is now hard to find in Australia, but GearBest has stock of the Rose Gold and the Deep Gray models. The Rose Gold version of this waterproof and great sounding headphones is now just $98 while you can get the Deep Gray option for $108.89.
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Deals added Wednesday, April 11

Apple iPad (2018) 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-Fi for $440.91 (usually $469): It’s only just been put on shelves and you can already save some dosh on the latest iPad. The 2018 version is Apple Pencil-ready and is more powerful and quicker than its predecessor, and cheaper at launch as well. Head to PBTech and save $28. It’s not much, but it’s still a saving.
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Dell XPS 13 i7 / 8GB / 256GB touch-enabled laptop for $1,874 (usually $2,099): Our favourite laptop is on sale on Dell’s own online store. With plenty of braun to match its beauty, this device comes with a touch-enabled screen as well. Save $625 on this configuration till April 12.
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Dell XPS 15 i7 / 32GB / 1TB 4K UHD laptop for $2,959.20 (usually $3,699): While we think the XPS 13 is the best ultrabook around, this configuration of the bigger brother comes with plenty of grunt under the hood. Plus, with 20% off on eBay, this also means you’re saving nearly $740 on this mean machine, which also comes packing a GTX 1050 (4GB) graphics card as well. Be sure to use the code PLUGNPLAY at checkout, with the sale ending April 16.
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Nikon D7200 DSLR camera body for $1,039.08 (usually $1,949): If you’re after a feature-packed DSLR, then the D7200 not only offers good value for money but will also perform well. A brilliant sensor, an excellent AF system and a price tag that will save you enough to invest in a darn good lens. Head to eBay, apply the code PLUGNPLAY at checkout and you can score this excellent enthusiast-level camera for just under $1,040. If, however, you’d like to snag a lens along with the camera, you can get the 18-55mm kit for just $1,143. That’s a saving of about $900.
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Deals added Monday, April 9

Samsung Gear 360 camera for $130.79 (usually $399): If you’ve never ventured into the world of 360-degree photography, the Samsung Gear 360 is an easy choice, especially if you’re an Android user. The camera is fun to use and good value for money, given it will only set you back by just over $130 on eBay with the use of the code PLUGNPLAY, and that includes delivery as well. Sale ends April 16.
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Apple iPhone 8 64GB for $967 (usually $1,079): If you’re after Apple’s latest flagship handsets, the iPhone 8 64GB is priced lower than their retail price on Catch.com.au. If you’re comfortable buying a grey import, you can snag the Space Grey, the Rose Gold or the Silver model for just $967, saving you $112 on an excellent phone.
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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Allergy vacuum cleaner for $474.05 (usually $799): All of Dyson’s excellent vacuum cleaners cost a pretty penny, but it’s been discounted by Myer on its eBay store, down to a sweet $499. Use the code PULL5 and get an additional 5% off, bringing the cost down to $474, including delivery. That’s an excellent price for one of the best vacuum cleaners around. If you find the product out of stock any time soon, you can get the Cinetic Big Ball Allergy at Appliances Central for $495.
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