Best tech bargains of the week: 4 December

Big savings on Dell Wasabi printer, Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless music system, plus lots more!

  • [[artnid:269344|Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless music system]]

    Price: $198 (Save: $451.95)

    [[xref:,en|Logitech's Squeezebox Boom|Logitech: Squeezebox Boom]] has always held a special place in our hearts: it's one of the best wireless music systems we've reviewed. It has two good speakers, a useful screen and access to thousands of radio stations at the touch of a button. It retails for almost $650 but you can find it at [[xref:|Dick Smith Electronics|DSE: Squeezebox Boom]] for a mere $198. If you're looking for an appropriately geeky Christmas gift for an audiophile, try this out!
  • [[artnid:197818|D-Link Wireless N Router (DIR-615)]]

    Price: $97 (Save: $102)

    Until 13 December, [[xref:|Harvey Norman]] is offering the D-Link DIR-615 wireless router for only $97. This is a very competitive price for a router that can run at up to 300 megabits per second using 802.11n. It'll let you distribute a fast ADSL2+ connection across many computers, as well as stream high quality videos from your bedroom PC to a device in your living room. Its price tag is $102 off the original price, which was $199 when we reviewed it just over two years ago, and Harvey Norman also throws in a $20 iTunes gift card so you can download your favourite Barry Manilow tracks.
  • [[artnid:316847|Garmin nuvi 1390T GPS unit]]

    RRP: $549 (Save: $252)

    Garmin's nuvi 1390T is one of the best GPS units available. It offers simple but effective maps, clear voice instructions, fantastic lane guidance and a speedy GPS receiver. JB Hi-Fi is selling the nuvi 1390, identical to the nuvi 1390T except without live traffic updates. However, [[xref:|for just $297, JB Hi-Fi]] will also throw in a TMC traffic receiver with the nuvi 1390, effectively saving you a whopping $252 off the RRP if you purchased the nuvi 1390T!
  • [[artnid:323280|Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 digital camera]]

    Price: $1499.95 (Save: $149.05)

    Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF1 is a digital camera that's very similar to an SLR. It has plenty of manual controls and you can change lenses to suit your shooting requirements. Unlike a digital SLR, it doesn't have a mirror system or an optical viewfinder, so it's relatively small and easy to carry for long periods of time. It's the type of camera a photographer tinkers with when they don't want to lug a huge digital SLR to a social occasion. [[xref:|Ted's Cameras]] currently has the GF1 for $1499.95, which is almost $150 off the RRP.

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  • [[Artnid:321909|Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board]]

    Price: $119 (Save $39)

    Nintendo's latest release for casual gamers and couch potato exercisers, Wii Fit Plus improves on the [[Artnid:216966|original Wii Fit]] with more training exercises and a better paced experience for those looking to shed more kilos. Ok, the picture might not sway you, but at [[xref:|$24]], the standalone game is quite cheap for those who bought the original game. For newcomers to the franchise, however, you can pick up the Wii Fit Plus bundle with included balance board [[xref:|for $119 from Dicksmith]], with free delivery included. That's $39 less than we've seen in some of the dedicated games retailers.
  • [[artnid:322985|Canon Legria HFS11 HD digital camcorder]]

    Price: $1619 (Save: $480)

    The Canon Legria HFS11 HD digital camcorder is one of the best camcorders available on the market, particularly when it comes to video quality. During testing, it produced some incredibly sharp images that were bursting with detail and colour. Originally retailing for $2099, the Canon Legria HFS11 can be snapped up for just $1619 from online camera store [[xref:|]].
  • [[artnid:302495|Kodak Zx1]]

    Price: $197 (Save: $102)

    The Kodak Zx1 is a pocket-sized HD camcorder that records to flash memory. It's capable of taking good looking video and is perfect for video blogging or casual use. The Kodak Zx1 costs just $197 from [[xref:|JB Hi-Fi]]. That’s a saving of $102.
  • Dell Wasabi portable photo printer

    Price: $29 (Save: $190)

    Dell's Wasabi printer is [[artnid:254925|similar to the Polaroid PoGo|Review: Polaroid PoGo portable photo printer]], using Z-Ink technology to print 2x3in photos in under a minute. All the ink is in each piece of photo paper, so you'll never need to buy new ink cartridges. [[xref:|This palm-sized printer|Dell: Wasabi photo printer]] is only $29, down from its original price of $219 — a great Christmas bargain gift for an avid hobby photographer.
  • [[artnid:255620|Nokia E71 smartphone]]

    Free on $29 cap at 3

    Nokia's E71 smartphone has just been superseded by the [[artnid:328508|E72]], but it remains a great smartphone in its own right. Once offered on plans as high as $69 per month, 3 will now give you the Nokia E71 for free if you sign up to [[xref:|$29 cap contract over 24 months]]. This online-only offer also comes with $50 worth of credit free. The E71 remains one of the most stylish smartphones on the market and as long as you can get by with the slightly small display, this handset offers plenty of features.
  • [[Artnid:263464|Epson Stylus Office TX300F]]

    Price: $119 (Save $30)

    With an RRP of $149, you can't expect the Epson Stylus Office TX300F to provide stunning printouts or scans. However, it does provide fairly good value thanks to an included automatic document feeder and a comparatively low consumable cost. If you need an inkjet multifunction urgently, you can pick one up from your nearest [[xref:|Officeworks for $119]].
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