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


The safety if your home is a no-brainer, but it's better yet when setting up a security system comes with savings. And we've found an offer on one of the best in the business. Perfect for renters as well, as the entire system is completely wire free.

Love making home movies? Then you'll want to scroll down and check out the deal we've got on a Full HD handycam, or if you're looking to set up home automation without compromising on sound quality, let LG help you.

Here are Wednesday's deals:

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 wireless security camera system | usually $799 now $718.50

While you can’t put a price on safety, it usually costs an arm and a leg to set up a good security system at home. But Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 comes without the hassle of wires, is completely weatherproof and offers 1080p video, a smart siren and two-way audio. There’s also $80 to be saved on the two-camera Arlo Pro 2 system.View Deal

Sony HDR-CX625 handycam | usually $799 now $619

The next time you’re out on a family vacation, you’ll need a great handycam to record all the fun moments, and the Sony HDR-CX625 handycam features Full HD video at 60fps, 30x optical zoom, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Plus it’s only $619 from Digital Camera Warehouse, saving you $180.View Deal

LG WK7 ThinQ smart speaker | usually $299 now $258

With Google Assistant available to other manufacturers, we’re seeing more and more smart speakers enter the market in Australia, and LG is no exception. What sets this smart speaker apart is the sound upscaling feature which will automatically enhance audio quality of standard music files. And it’s now available for $41 less that it’s usual retail price at Appliances Online.View Deal

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 Monday, August 13

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512GB | usually $1,799, now $1,499

Although it’s not yet available, if you’re planning on getting yourself what’s likely to be the best Android phablet available, then you should definitely make use of this limited offer. For the price of the smaller 128GB model, you can upgrade to the 512GB instead, so head over to Harvey Norman and get the 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Ocean Blue, Metallic Copper, or Midnight Black for only $1,499.
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HP Envy x360 15-inch 2-in-1 Laptop | usually $2,399, now $1,999

JB Hi-Fi is currently having a sale on a lot of its computers, and you can grab the sleek 2018 model HP Envy x360 2-in-1 for $400 off right now. Powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 16GB of RAM, and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, this is a potent little convertible laptop.
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Kogan 40W 3-port USB charger | usually $49, now $19

You can currently score this handy little device for over 60% off, so we thought it’d be worth a mention. This little power brick provides 40 watts of power and is able to quick-charge two devices over USB-A and charge a single device via USB-C, so you can get rid of those extra power-point hogs.

Deals added Friday, August 10

Apple HomePod | usually $499, now $398

If you’re deep in the Apple ecosystem and are keen to get some smart-home action, then the HomePod is definitely the best way to do this. You can grab the HomePod in either White or Space Grey for more than $100 off at the moment (a rarity on anything Apple), so jump in there and save some dosh.

LG SK8500 65-inch LED 4K Smart TV | Usually $3,796, now $2,996

Getting into the 4K game isn’t cheap, but you can score this awesome 65-inch TV from LG for almost a grand off at the moment from JB Hi-Fi. The ThinQ-powered smart TV is capable of 4K Cinema HDR with Dolby Vision, Dobly Atmos and voice-control, all for only $2,996.
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Cygnett ChargeUp Ultra power bank | Usually $129.95, now $103.96

With a massive 20,000mAh of onboard power, the ChargeUp Ultra from Cygnett is capable of charging a smartphone 10 times from flat, or a tablet twice. Keeping this on-hand while on the move means you’ll never be without power.
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Deals added Wednesday, August 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | usually $1,399 now $809

While we eagerly await the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, we’re hoping for a price drop on the Note 8. But you don’t have to wait. If you’re comfortable with an imported dual-SIM model, you can get the Note 8 for just $809 in black, grey or gold.View Deal

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (3G+Wi-Fi) | usually $249 now $199

If you’re avid reader and want access to ebooks no matter where you are, you’ll need an e-reader that has a data connection even when you’re on the move. The Kindle Paperwhite had a 3G model which retails for $249 a pop, but for a very limited time you can save $50 on the device on Amazon. Get a wriggle on, though, as this deal ends at midnight tonight (August 8).

Dyson V6 Animal Extra | usually $549 now $349

There’s no doubt that Dyson has the best vacuum cleaners on the market, but they do cost a pretty penny. However, you can score a great deal on them, like this $200 saving at David Jones on the V6 Animal Extra, giving you the extra help you need to keep the home clean.

Corsair K68 Cherry MX Red spill-resistant gaming keyboard | usually $149 now $76.34

Getting excited while playing your favourite games is understandable, and accidents do happen. But with the Corsiar K68 Cherry MX Red dust- and spill-resistant mechanical gaming keyboard, your game doesn’t have to come to stop the next time there’s a food- or liquid-related accident, and it’s practically half price on Amazon’s global store section.View Deal

Deals added Monday, August 6

Sony 50-inch W660F FHD smart TV | usually $999 now $847

If you’re after a smart telly that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, then the Sony Bravia 50W660F is a great option, given its three-figure price tag. It’s Wi-Fi enabled, comes with built-in apps for streaming and supports HDR video, now for a lower price of just $847 at VideoPro.View Deal

Garmin Vivoactive 3 sports watch | usually $499 now $399

If you’re an active person and want to keep tabs on everything you do, then there’s $100 off on the Garmin Vivoactive 3 at JB Hi-Fi. You’ll have an easy way to make payments while on the go with Garmin Pay, add customisations via the Connect IQ store and plenty more.

Jabra Elite 65E in-ear wireless headphones | usually $349 now $249

When shopping for noise cancelling headphones, one usually veers towards the over-ear options, but the Jabra Elite 65E ‘buds offer active noise cancellation, even during voice calls. There’s also 8 hours of battery life when using the ANC feature and 13 hours of playback without, plus a $100 saving when shopping at JB Hi-Fi. The Jabra Elite 65E is available in Titanium and Copper Black colour options.

Sony LFS-50G Google Assistant wireless smart speaker | usually $249 now $179

This is the cheapest price we’ve seen on Sony’s Google Assistant smart speaker, and it’s on the manufacturer’s website on the black speaker. With better audio prowess than Google’s own smart speaker, and Bluetooth capabilities, the Sony LFS-50G is now the same price as the Google Home and comes with a bonus LIFX mini colour smart bulb valued at $69.99.