Great tech and gadget specials

This week the South African rand broke through R11.00 to the US dollar, and prospects are not looking good for the currency heading into the last quarter of the year (see Why the rand is so weak).

The main reason for the weaker rand is South Africa’s current account deficit, while tapering in the United States typically supports the US dollar at the expense of the emerging market currencies.

The weaker rand is bad news for South African tech lovers. Most of the technology products in the country are imported, and the weaker rand therefore means higher gadget prices.

Some of South Africa’s largest retailers are easing the pain with promotional prices on technology products.

Here are some of the best deals available from Makro, HiFi Corp, Incredible Connection, and other retailers.

LG 55’’ 3D Smart Full HD LED TV from Makro – R14,999

Makro has cut the price of the LG 55’’ 3D Smart Full HD LED TV from R17,999 to R14,999. The TV features an 800Hz clear motion rate, built-in Wi-Fi, and has 3 x HDMI and 3 x USB ports.

The promotional price is available until 22 September 2014.

LG LED TV
LG LED TV

TomTom XXL GPS from Makro – R999

Makro is offering a TomTom XXL GPS, which includes free daily maps, for R999.

The promotional price is available until 22 September 2014.

TomTom XXL GPS
TomTom XXL GPS

Acer B1 tablet from Makro – R1,899

The Acer B1 7’’ Android tablet is available at Makro for R1,899. The tablet features a quad-core processor, 16GB storage, and ships with Android 4.2.

The promotional price is available until 22 September 2014.

Acer tablet
Acer tablet

Pioneer sound system from HiFi Corp – R3,999.90

The Pioneer satellite home theatre system is available from HiFi Corp for R3,999.90. The system sports 4 compact speakers, 1 dual centre speaker, a subwoofer, 4 HDMI inputs, and Ultra HD 4K pass through.

The promotional price is available until 21 September 2014.

Pioneer sound system
Pioneer sound system

iPad Mini from Incredible Connection – R2,999.90

Incredible Connection is offering the iPad Mini 16GB with Wi-Fi for R2,999.90. The iPad Mini deal comes with a Smart Cover and a portable wireless router.

The deal is available until 21 September 2014.

iPad mini
iPad mini

Xbox One from Incredible Connection – R6,299.90

Incredible Connection is offering the Xbox One for R6,299.90. What makes this deal special is that from 00:00 to 01:00 on 23 September 2014 – Xbox One launch day in SA – the company is offering the first 10 customers at each store a R1,000 gift voucher and 10% off anything in the store.

XBox One
XBox One

Parrot AR.Drone from Dion Wired – R3,000

Dion Wired has cut the price of the Parrot AR.Drone Elite Edition from R4,200 to R3,000.

The promotional price is available this weekend.

Parrot drone
Parrot drone

Esquire – great weekend deals

Esquire has great offers on Tablets, Notebooks, accessories, SSD drives, and flash memory products this weekend. It should be noted that all the prices listed exclude VAT.

Esquire SSD sale
Esquire SSD sale
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