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Best tech bargains of the week: October 16

Snag an LCD TV and a media streamer to go with it, a portable photo printer or an external hard drive

  • [[artnid:317069|Mio Moov A430 GPS unit|Review: Mio Moov A430 GPS unit]]



    Price: $279 (save $20)

    The Mio Moov A430 GPS unit provides a decent selection of features for its asking price, including built-in safety alerts, an anti-glare display, optional live traffic updates and a gigabyte of memory. While not without its flaws, we think the Moov A430 does a pretty good job for a budget GPS. You can pick it up even cheaper than its RRP, with [[xref:http://www.clivepeeters.com.au/modules/ecommerce/products/computers-technology/GPS-navigation/232095.aspx?cat2=GPS+navigation&list-pg=1&cat1=computers+%26+technology|Clive Peeters]] selling the Moov A430 for $279, a saving of $20 off the RRP. While this may not sound like much, it's a good deal for a product that was only released last month.
  • [[xref:http://www.sanyo.com.au/products/tvs-set-top-boxes/lcd-tvs/lcd22xr9da|Sanyo LCD22XR9DA LCD television|Sanyo LCDXR9DA LCD television]]



    Price: $399 (save $300)

    There are [[artnid:317267|plenty|Review: TECO TV TAL2226 LCD television]] of [[artnid:278242|products|Review: Tyagi 2298 LCD television]] on the market if you’re looking for a small-screen television to put in your study or bedroom. The 22in Sanyo LCD22XR9DA is from a better-known brand than many small TVs, and it can be picked up [[xref:http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4ad7a0810019089c273fc0a87e01067b/Product/View/GE6438?utm_source=home&utm_medium=internallink&utm_content=product&utm_campaign=HOT|from Dick Smith Electronics|DSE: Sanyo LCD22XR9DA LCD television]] for a great price.
  • [[Artnid:254925|Polaroid PoGo portable photo printer|Review: Polaroid PoGo portable photo printer]]



    Price: $198 (save $101)

    News that the Polaroid factory might once again [[xref:http://www.the-impossible-project.com|open its doors|The Impossible Project]] will gladden the hearts of fans of the iconic camera. However, if you've already made the transition to digital photography, you might be more interested the [[Artnid:254925|PoGo mobile photo printer|Review: Polaroid PoGo mobile photo printer]]. Using the company's Zink (that's zero ink) technology, the PoGo can print off your digital photos on 2x3in media quickly and easily. Better yet, you can get it for [[xref:http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Technology/Digital-Cameras-and-Memory-Cards/Photographic-Accessories/POPOGOPRNT|$100 off|Officeworks: Polaroid PoGo mobile photo printer]] at Officeworks this week.
  • [[artnid:319771|Canon IXUS 120 IS digital camera|Review: Canon IXUS 120 IS digital camera ]]



    Price: $389 (save $110)

    Our main complaint against Canon's IXUS 120 IS compact digital camera was its premium price tag. However, if you shop around, you can purchase it for over $100 less than its $499 retail price. [[xref: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=22&bid=7&sid=49475|Umart|Web site: Umart Online]] has it for $389, which isn't too shabby, but of course you'll need to pay Australia Post or courier charges, too.

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  • Lenovo IdeaPad Y710 and Netgear ReadyNAS Duo bundle



    Price: $1780 (save $110)

    If you're looking for a desktop replacement notebook and some extra storage to house all your data, check out [[xref: http://www.techbuy.com.au/product.asp?prodid=127672|Techbuy's notebook and network-attached storage deal|Techbuy Australia: notebook and storage bundle]]. It consists of a [[artnid:213908|Lenovo IdeaPad Y710|Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y710-200 review]] notebook (which features an Intel Core 2 Duo 8100 CPU, a 17in screen and a 320GB hard drive), as well a 500GB [[artnid: 226048|Netgear ReadyNAS Duo (RND2150)|Review: Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2150]] NAS device. Separately, both products cost approximately $1500 and $400, respectively, so the $1780 Techbuy bundle will save you at least $110 (delivery will cost you around ten bucks).
  • [[artnid:310576|LG Xenon (GR500f) mobile phone|Review: LG Xenon (GR500f) mobile phone]]



    A Telstra phone in our tech bargains of the week!? No, we haven't gone mad. While LG's Xenon, exclusive to Telstra's Next G network, isn't great value when compared to offers from rival networks, none of the other telcos boast the quality and coverage of Telstra. Targeted at teenagers who aren't willing to pay through the roof for a fully fledged smartphone yet still want mobile Internet access, the LG Xenon has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a range of shortcut keys for messaging applications. You can pick it up for [[xref:http://www.telstra.com.au/latest_offers/lgxenon/index.html|$0 on a $57 Telstra plan]] over 24 months. This offer combines a $40 phone plan, a $10 browsing pack (150MB) and a $7 MyEmail subscription.
  • [[Artnid:269724|Western Digital WD TV media streamer|Review: Western Digital WD TV HD media player]]



    Price: $169 (save $30)

    Western Digital's high-definition media player is tiny but it can play almost any media file stored on a USB external hard drive. You can pick up the WD TV for [[xref:http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4ad79ab60b3928f62740c0a87e0106e1/Product/View/XH1772|$30 off|Dicksmith Electronics: Western Digital WD TV HD media player]] from Dicksmith.
  • [[artnid:269006|Seagate FreeAgent Go external hard drive|Review: Seagate FreeAgent Go external hard drive]]



    Price: $178 (save $191)

    We were impressed by Seagate's FreeAgent Go 500GB external hard drive when we reviewed it late last year: it has a nice design, it's fast and it comes bundled with useful software. The only thing we weren't impressed with was its price. However, now you can pick it up from [[xref: http://ht.com.au/part/W9775-Seagate-Freeagent-Go-500GB-Ruby-Red-2.5-External-Hard-Drive/detail.hts|Harris Technology| Harris Technology: Seagate Freeagent Go]] for $178 — a saving of $191. Even better it's the "ruby red" model, so it will probably run even faster than the black review unit we tested.
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