The best Australian tech deals for September 2017
07Sep

Looking to save some dosh on new tech? You've come to the right place, with sales on at both Myer's and The Good Guys' eBay stores.

If, however, you're concerned about getting a laptop with plenty of grunt under the hood, consider the Dell XPS 13 range that can save you plenty.

Here are Friday's deals:

New deals added Friday, September 8

Soniq S65UX16A 65-inch UHD smart TV ($999; usually $1,299): Upgrading your home entertainment system doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to set up. If you’ve got the space for a 65-inch smart TV and aren’t too enthused about the latest OLED technology, you can get the Soniq UX16A telly from JB Hi-Fi for $999, saving you $300 on the bargain.

Dell XPS 13 laptop (from $1,699; usually from $1,999): Dell has managed to cram a 13-inch display into a 11-inch chassis by making the screen practically bezel-less. The 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display on the XPS 13 boasts Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. It even boasts a long battery life. It tops our list of the 10 best Ultrabooks of 2017. The XPS 13 laptops come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but there are a couple of CPU flavours to choose from. If you’re not going to work overtime, the Core i5 version of the XPS 13 is currently on sale for $1,699 at Dell. That’s 15% off the RRP of $1,999. On the other hand, the i7 model, for a bit more grunt under the hood, has 20% off on its usual RRP of $2,299. It’s now down to just $1,839. This offer ends Thursday, September 14.

The Good Guys eBay sale (15% off): From TVs to camera, smartphones and audio gear, there’s 15% off plenty of gizmos at The Good Guys eBay store. Just be sure to use the code PTGG15 at checkout to avail the discount. Meaning you can get the Beats Studio Wireless cans for just $339.15 and not at its usual RRP of $399, or grab the Olympus E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera with a kit lens for $719.10 and not $846. There’s even fitness trackers and smartwatches to choose from. This sale ends September 11.

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Deals added Wednesday, September 6

Xbox One S + Destiny 2 bundle (from $329): Microsoft is celebrating the release of the much-awaited first-person shooter Destiny 2 with some doozie deals. For just $329, you can get the 500GB Xbox One S console bundle, which includes either Battlefield 1, Minecraft or Forza Horizon 3, plus Destiny 2 and a game of your choice from a pretty good list, we might add. That’s three games for a darn good price! Alternatively you can spend $399 for the 1TB console bundle that includes not just Destiny 2, but either Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4 or Forza Horizon 3, plus another free game of your choice. This offer is available only until September 12, so hurry before stocks run low.

Lenovo ThinkPad E470 laptop ($999; usually $1,499): Designed for productivity, this 14-inch laptop from Lenovo can be configured to suit your needs – and your wallet. For just $999, the E470 comes with an features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics chip. That’s a saving of $500 on a laptop with enough grunt under the hood to get your work done and then still have some to spare. This offer ends Friday, September 8.

Myer eBay sale (20% off tech products): Until September 11 Myer’s eBay store has 20% off a whole load of tech goodies, including the, Bose QC35 noise-cancelling wireless headphones, Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III wireless speaker, JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker and the B&O BeoPlay H4 wireless cans, to name a few. There’s plenty more to choose from, so head to eBay and pocket your savings on some premium gadgets.

Deals added Monday, September 4

Google Home smart speaker ($169; usually $199): This may not be a ‘Strayan-speaking model, but you can easy change that by going into the accompanying app’s settings and updating the smart speaker to understand and respond in Aussie-speak. So why spend $199 when you can save $30 and get a Google Home for $169 from Kogan? And it includes free shipping! But be aware that this is an international model of the Google Home, so make sure you’re comfortable with that before making a purchase, but you do get an AU-complaint adaptor.

Nikon D7200 DSLR camera (body only; $1,039.88; usually $1,400): If you’ve been looking for a good DLSR camera that’s packed full of features that can help you take your photography to the next level, and save some money in the bargain, the Nikon D7200 DSLR could be it. It’s got a great sensor, brilliant performance and excellent autofocus. Read our Nikon D7200 review to find out more. The body alone can be yours for 20% off the listed price if you head to eBay and grab it before September 7. Remember to add the code PICKUP20 to get the Nikon D7200 for just $1,039.88. There’s also a two-year manufacturer’s warranty as well. If you’re looking for a compatible lens, you can also get that from eBay for 20% off by applying the same code at checkout.

Pioneer PL-30 Audiophile turntable ($376.74; usually $630): If you’ve been hoarding your vinyls in the garage, it’s time to dig them out, dust them off and listen to the good ol’ sounds of a needle scratching the grooves of the records. The Pioneer PL-30 Audiophile turntable features a dual-layered chassis to lower the centre of gravity and a built-in equaliser that promises great playback. The PL-30 Audiophile turntable is available at Kogan’s eBay store for just over $376, saving you nearly $255 on a price tag that can be about $630.

iRobot Roomba (from $649; usually from $725): Make cleaning your home a thing of convenience with an iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. Set it, leave it and let it do its thing, sucking up all the dirt and making your home looks spick and span! It gets into every nook and cranny, under furniture and anywhere else. The Roomba 860 is available on Kogan for just $649 (down from $725), while the Roomba 880 is now available for $799 (down from$1,199), saving you up to $400 on the little helper. However, these models are imported, so be sure you’re comfortable with purchasing non-Australian stock.

Deals added Friday, September 1

Sony A1 4K HDR OLED TVs (from $4,697; usually from $4,999): Want in on the trend that is OLED tellies? Now you can have one and save some dosh too. Sony’s A1 OLED series come with a 4K HDR X1 Extreme processor and what Sony calls Acoustic Surface technology. Meaning the surface of the telly acts as a sound source, using four actuators at the rear of the panel. So fill your home with sound without adding a sound bar with the 55-inch A1 OLED on sale for $4,497 (usually $4,999) and the 65-inch A1 Bravia going for $6,997 (usually $7,499). That’s a saving of up to $502.

Fujifilm Instax 50S instant camera ($99; usually about $200): Get creative, take some shots and have the prints ready instantly. The Fujifilm Instax 50S is a nifty little instant camera that comes with a flash mode, a close-up lens and a self-timer – lots of ways for you to go snap-happy. The Instax 50S is only $99 at Harvey Norman, where it usually goes for around the $200 mark. Not only do you get the camera, you also get a backpack included in the price.

Jaybird Freedom Wireless in-ear headphones ($149; usually $249): It’s sweatproof, with up to 8 hours of play time – the Jaybird Freedom Wireless could be your next gym buddy, especially since there’s $100 off on the RRP at JB Hi-Fi. Jaybird promises the ear tip are comfortable and will stay secure, no matter how hard you push yourself during a workout. Get the Jaybird Freedom Wireless for just $149.

Deals added Wednesday, August 30

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling wireless over-ear headphones ($499; usually $699): Shut the world out when you want to enjoy your favourite tunes, podcasts or audiobooks with Sony’s top-of-the-line noise-cancelling over-ear Bluetooth headphones. We think it can give the Bose QC35 plenty of competition. Featuring swivel earcups, digital noise cancelling and its own carry case, these premium cans are currently on sale at Harvey Norman with 30% off on the RRP of 699. So hurry and grab a set of the Sony MDR-1000X for just $489 until September 10.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS digital camera ($349; usually $519): Superzoom cameras are great travel companions. Not only will you be able to capture memories that are near at hand, but you get to take pictures of locales and things far away, too. And Canon’s PowerShot SX540 HS gives you a 50x zoom – that’s a 24-1200mm equivalent – giving you the opportunity to even shoot the Moon in great visual detail. The camera houses a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and comes with Zoom Framing Assist to detect and track moving subjects. It’s usually priced at $519, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $349, saving you $170. That’s a great budget price for a superzoom.

Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition ($144.50; usually $289): Give yourself, or someone you love, the nudge needed to get fit and healthy again by grabbing the Fitbit Charge 2 from JB Hi-Fi for just half price! Not only will the wearable keep tabs on the exercise you're doing, but will monitor your heart rate, automatically recognise certain types of exercise and provide guided breathing sessions whenever you need to control your thumping heart. Get the Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition for just $144.50.

Dyson DC58 Animal handheld vacuum ($199; usually $349): Cleaning up after your loveable pet has been everywhere can be a massive chore, but the Dyson DC58 Animal vacuum cleaner makes it a breeze. With a 350W Dyson digital motor, powerful suction and an ergonomic design, this vacuum cleaner promises to keep your home spick and span. It usually retails for $349, but head to David Jones and get the Dyson DC58 Animal vacuum cleaner for just $199. That’s a 40% discount on the RRP, or a saving of $150.

Deals added Monday, August 28

Sony Alpha A7s full frame digital camera ($2,799; usually $3,299): Sony’s A7 range of full frame cameras may have been around for a while, but they’re still some of the best ones around. The Alpha A7s was designed for photographers that have a need to shoot 4K videos or work in low light conditions a lot. It may have low pixel count of just 12MP, but it also provides a high ISO sensitivity of up to 409,600. We think it’s a pretty neat package, despite its price. But for now, you can save $500 on the Sony Alpha A7s by purchasing it directly from Sony. The price is down to $2,799 from it usual RRP of $3,299 for the body only. Plus, if you choose to a lens as well, you get 10% off all E-mount lenses with any interchangeable lens camera bought.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Pro Edition ($899; usually $1,499): Samsung’s 12-inch Galaxy TabPro S is a darn good Windows tablet with a Full HD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It’s incredibly thin, boasts a decent battery life and will keep you working on the move, removing the need for you to carry a laptop as well. If you hurry, you can save a cool $600 on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S (Pro edition) by heading to Catch.com.au and getting this premium device for just $899, down from $1,499.

BlueAnt Pump Lite wireless sportsbuds ($29.95; usually $99.99): Aussie manufacturer BlueAnt has been making waves in the audio industry with its great-sounding headphones that are affordable, comfortable and good quality. The company’s sports headphones are no exception either, with the BlueAnt Pump Lite promising excellent sound quality and a comfortable yet tight fight to suit any workout regime. These wireless headphones come with different wing tip sizes and buds to suit any ear. Better yet, they’re available for just $29.95, saving $70.

Jabra Move wireless over-ear headphones ($79; usually $177): Jabra’s got a winner in the company’s Move wireless cans with its bold yet lightweight design and excellent sound quality. We gave these headphones 4.5 out of 5 stars when we tried them on. It’s an excellent budget option for listening to your music while on the move without being tethered to your phone. Save yourself $98 on the Jabra Move cans by getting a set from Catch.com.au for just $79. That’s down from $177.

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