Best tech bargains of the week: 15 January

Pick up a cheap TV, a great printer for the home office or a nifty Canon camera

  • [[Artnid:323017|Western Digital My Passport Elite (500GB)]]

    Price: $178 (Save $21)

    All external hard drives seem the same these days; just pick the colour and size you want and be on your way. Western Digital's My Passport Elite separates itself from the crowd by giving you AES hardware encryption, a capacity indicator, easy-to-use backup software and a useful dock. You can pick up the 500GB version for $178 [[xref:|from JB Hi-Fi]] for $21 off its original price.
  • [[artnid:277417|Canon PowerShot A480]]

    Price: $118 (save: $61)

    Canon's PowerShot A480 digital camerais one of the best bang-for-buck cameras you can buy, and it's currently better value than ever. [[xref:|Officeworks]] has it for only $118. For your money, you get a 10-magapixel camera that can take very sharp and vibrant looking photos. In fact, in this price category, its image quality is unsurpassed. Not to mention you get a camera with plenty of useful scene modes, face detection and a 3.3x zoom lens.

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  • Soniq QV150LT 15in LCD TV

    Price: $199

    Maybe you need a small TV for the office, the garage, or the kids' room. If you're sticking to a tight budget, you'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper television than the Soniq QV150LT. The Soniq brand is exclusively distributed [[xref:|by JB Hi-Fi|JB Hi-Fi - Soniq QV150LT]], and generally offers decent performance at a rock-bottom price.
  • [[Artnid:263464|Epson Stylus Office TX300F]]

    Price: $88 (Save $61)

    Epson's entry-level inkjet multifunction for the office offers an automatic document feeder as well as decent print and scan quality. It's a good choice if you need a cheap machine to produce documents and the odd photo, and it has inexpensive consumables to boot. Grab it from [[xref:|Harvey Norman for $118]] and you'll also be able to get $30 back from Epson; that's $61 off the original $149 RRP.
  • [[artnid:218398|D-Link DIR-615 wireless router]]

    Price: $95 (save: $44)

    If you're still stuck in 802.11g Wi-Fi land, it's probably time you upgraded to 802.11n so that you can reap the benefits of faster wireless network transfers and smoother video streaming. [[xref:|Harvery Norman]] is currently selling the D-Link DIR-615 for $95, which is a great deal on a router that performed well in our tests. It's been around for over two years, and it cost $199 when it was first released. It's currently one of the best wireless routers for under $100. The deal is good until 24 January.
  • DSE 19in all-in-one LCD TV

    Price: $297 (save $152)

    Another cheap-as-chips TV is [[xref:|this DSE-branded|DSE: GE6600 19in LCD TV]] 19in LCD. For an extra $98 over the Soniq, you get four more inches of screen real estate, a slightly higher native resolution and an inbuilt DVD player. This TV can also play content off an SD card or USB drive.
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