South Africa’s super rich have no reason to be content with a 10Mbps ADSL connection and a 47-inch LED TV. They can get access to the best gadgets and technology, as long as they are willing to fork out enough money.
We assembled some of the best gadgets available in South Africa, and a great broadband connection to serve anyone’s Internet needs.
Neotel 100Mbps NeoBroadband fibre
To really enjoy what the Internet has to offer, a really fast broadband connection is a must. Telkom is offering 20Mbps and 40Mbps residential VDSL products in selected areas at a reasonable price, and is trialling 100Mbps fibre to the home. But why wait when you have the cash?
Neotel is offering 100Mbps uncapped NeoBroadband fibre to businesses at a price of R37,575 per month.
Here you do not have to worry too much about a fair use limit either – you can consume up to 15TB per month after which the speed will be throttled to 50Mbps.
Samsung 85-inch UA85S9 UHD Smart LED TV
To make the most of the movies and TV series which you download in the highest resolution possible, you need a big high-resolution TV.
Samsung’s 85-inch ultra-high definition (UHD) Smart LED TV will do the trick.
Samsung first unveiled the UN85S9 at CES in January 2013, marketing it as the world’s largest UHD television. The TV launched in South African in June 2013
This TV is available at Cats Digital at a price of R399,999.
B&W 804 Diamonds 5.1 Package with Rotel pre-amp
To do justice to a home entertainment room with an 85-inch ultra-high definition (UHD) television, a good sound system is needed.
The Bowers & Wilkins 804 Diamonds 5.1 package with Rotel home theatre sound system should do the trick.
It features a Rotel RSP-1572 7.1 surround sound processor/pre-amp, Rotel’s 5 x 250 watt power amplifier, and a setup with B&W 804, B&W 805, B&W HTM4, and B&W DB1 speakers.
This system is available from Sound & Image at a price of R219,990
Extreme gaming PC
When you feel like a bit of gaming using your new home entertainment system, you need to have the best gaming PC possible.
Evetech offers custom built gaming PC services, and we built one which sports a Silverstone Temjin case, an Intel Core i7-3970X CPU, an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Motherboard, Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB DDR3 2400Mhz Gaming RAM, 3 x GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB 384bit DDR5 Cards In SLI, 2 x VECTOR 512GB SSD In Raid 0, and two 27-inch 2560×1440 resolution LED monitors..
This custom built gaming PC from Evetech will put you back R148,576.
Leica M Monochrom camera
When leaving the house for a trip which may involve photography, you don’t want to be caught with a lowly point-n-shoot or even a standard SLR camera.
The Leica M Monochrom may be the camera to impress your friends. It is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera designed exclusively, and without any compromises, for black-and-white photography.
The Leica M Monochrom is available from SA Camera at R125,400.
Cannondale Scalpel Ultimate 29R L Black 2013
Staying fit is becoming a national pastime, and cycling has grown in popularity over the last few years.
The Cannondale Scalpel Ultimate 29R L Black 2013 mountain bike will ensure that you can take on any terrain, and its distinctive Lefty fork will impress even cycling noobs.
It is available from Chris Willemse Cycles at R129,999.