All the tech deals and steals you need this EOFY 2020…
Whether you’re a self-confessed techie, or simply a savvy shopper, the end of financial year in Australia means there’s a whole host of great offers and deals to get your hands on. Despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, we still recommend browsing or shopping online – plus at-home delivery will help with any larger items.
Luckily, we still have access to tonnes of great online stores for all our technology needs, including Amazon, eBay and The Good Guys. So, whether you’re after household items, or tech gadgets, now’s the perfect time to make the most of the discounts.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
If you like the bass heavy and the music total, now is the perfect time to invest in these noise cancelling headphones from Bose. Available in three colours, they screen out unwanted noises so you can immerse yourself in the music, with 11 different levels of noise cancelling to suit every occasion. Plus, they offer unrivalled voice activation services and pick up, so that you can control your phone while it’s in your pocket, asking for music, navigation weather or more. With an impressive 20 hours of wireless battery life, as your commute picks back up, so too should your music experience.
Marshall Bundle: Kilburn II Wireless Speaker and Major III On-Ear Headphones
Whether you’re looking for a present for someone special or you’re wanting to treat yourself, there’s nothing like music’s most iconic amp maker, Marshall. Elevate your listening experience, both for yourself and with friends with this headphone/speaker bundle. Apart from being water-resistant, the Kilburn II speaker has over 20 hours of wireless playtime, multi-directional sound, and Bluetooth aptX technology. As for the Major III Headphones which offer a similar tech-forward approach; thanks to the 40mm dynamic drivers which support enhanced bass, you’ll enjoy smooth mids and clear highs, plus you’ll get 30+ hours of play time and similarly high end bluetooth technology. And that’s all on top of that dreamy retro design.
Amazon Echo Show 8
If transforming your space into the ultimate smart home is your way of catapulting yourself into the 21st century, then the Echo Show is a must-buy. With this screen, your voice-activated assistant, Alexa, can show you more. You can still do all the usual high-tech tricks like controlling security systems and thermostats, answering questions and calling friends. But the Echo Show also offers a HD 8inch display to help you make the most of your assistant, such as showing movie trailers and recipe tutorials, streaming sports or glancing at calendars and to-do lists. Plus, when it’s not in use, you can set it up to show your own photos and images, seamlessly blending in with the other photo frames on your shelf.
EcoVacs Deebot 900
If you’ve reached that level of adulthood where unwrapping a new household gadget is just as exciting as unwrapping that new toy when you were a kid, then hold your horses, because we have the find for you! We present to you the EcoVacs Deebot 900, a robotic vacuum cleaner. This automatic cleaner uses Smart Navi 3.0 Mapping Technology to map your home, so you can choose exactly where you want cleaned, plus you can add virtual boundaries across your home to help it prioritise high-use areas. Set to clean all surfaces including wood, carpet and pet-hair covered surfaces – all you have to do is click go and the house will virtually clean itself. Plus, it can also be connected to your smart home device, both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you don’t even need to click.
Google Nest Hub
If Alexa isn’t your companion of choice, then you can also elevate your smart home game with Google Assistant and its newest offering – the Nest Hub. Using voice match, you can access your calendar, commute and reminders, and even make calls directly from the home screen. Plus, it’s compatible with over 100 different smart home products, so this can be your new base to control your lights, cameras and television. Ask questions, watch videos and request images to make the most of this gadget.
GoPro Hero 8
Adventure-seekers and memory-makers, if you’re looking for the ideal camera to document all those experiences with, look no further than the GoPro Hero 8. It’s GoPro’s most versatile and unshakable offering yet with HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilisation, high quality slo-mo, three microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction and Time-Warp 2.0. And, of course, it’s waterproof and durable, making it the perfect companion to any outdoor adventure. Whether you’re looking to update your current camera, or delving into the world of action-packed photography for the first time, this camera is a no-brainer.
DJI Mini Mavic Drone
Thought owning a drone was only for Casey Neistat? Think again with this easy-to-use and affordable option from DJI Mavic. Weighing less than 250grams, this drone is lighter than your average smartphone, but what it lacks in weight, it makes up for in technology prowess. With a built-in camera, you can control the drone with the DJI Fly app, which boasts a simple and intuitive interface to create seamless footage. The app also offers creator templates, so even those of us with no video-editing experience can make social media worthy clips that’s bound to go viral in no time. We also recommend picking up the portable case from Anbee for sleek design and hardshell protection.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
If you’re fully committed to the streaming binge, then there’s no better resource than the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you don’t have a smart TV it’s the easiest way to access your favourite streaming service with access to Amazon Prime, Netflix, Stan, Disney+, YouTube and more. The set up is as easy as you could want: simply plug the Fire TV Stick into your TV and then into the outlet, connect to the internet and start streaming!
Fitbit Versa 2
Want more from your watch? It’s the perfect time to invest in the Fitbit Versa 2. Ideal for busy people on the move, you can use voice controls to check the weather, set reminders and control your music streaming services. Plus, if health is your priority, you can track all your moves, from scoring your sleep, to keeping on top of your steps, heart rate and more. Available in five different colourways, this is the perfect addition to the wardrobe of any techie.
If all that free time in isolation has meant you’ve completed every game you’ve got, and perhaps not even for the first time, then the mid-year sale is the perfect time to stock up on some new ones. Amazon is offering tonnes of options for less than $50, but the deals are constantly revolving, so make sure to act quickly if the game you want is discounted. Our picks include Red Dead Redemption II, an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland; or The Outer Worlds, a single-player first-person sci-fi RPG.
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