Black Friday has come early in South Africa as many retailers are offering deals for several weeks, as opposed to the usual one-day specials.
Makro, Game, and Incredible Connection are all running four weeks’ worth of Black Friday deals.
Takealot is also running Blue Dot Countdown deals from 2-27 November – after which its main Blue Dot Sale will kick off at midnight.
These and other retailers are offering great deals on a variety of tech products throughout the month of November, making this a great time to begin your festive season shopping.
We have highlighted some cool tech products that would make great gifts below.
Smartwatch: Huawei Watch GT – R1,799
The Huawei Watch GT is currently on special for under 50% of its usual price from the Huawei online store.
This is a great deal as this is a high-quality smartwatch that offers a number of cool features, including two-week battery life.
It is available in two designs – Sport and Classic.
Tablet: Huawei MediaPad T5 10-inch – R2,999
The Huawei MediaPad T5 is a 10-inch laptop that offers portable content consumption at a great price.
It has a 1,920 x 1,200 display, as well as two dual speakers for great sound.
The MediaPad T5 is available on special from the Huawei online store for R2,999 – a discount of R1,300.
Headphones: JBL T500BT wireless headphones – R699
Headphones can cost upwards of R5,000, but if you are looking for a more affordable set from a well-known brand, the JBL T500BT are a great option.
These wireless earphones offer great sound and provide up to 16 hours of use on a single charge.
These headphones are currently selling for R699 on Takealot.
Budget laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop – R5,999
If you are buying your child, friends, or family their first laptop, the IdeaPad S145 offers great value for money.
This laptop uses an Intel Core-i3 processor and offers 1TB of storage space – all for the price of just R5,999 at Makro.
External hard drive: Seagate 1TB – R699
Seagate’s 1TB external hard drive is a great gift to give to almost anyone who uses a computer.
Extra storage space is never a bad thing – particularly when it can be carried around with you when you’re on the move.
Game is currently offering the 1TB Seagate external hard drive for just R699.
Gaming peripheral bundles: Gamdias Ares P2 RGB 3-in-1 gaming combo – R599
If you know someone who wants to get into PC gaming, a cheap bundle of peripherals is a great gift idea.
The Gamdias Ares P2 bundle provides the gamer with a keyboard, a mouse, and a mousepad for a combined price of just R599 on Evetech’s online store.
The keyboard and mouse both use RGB lighting, which will make the recipient feel like a true gamer.