Best tech deals of the week: 9 April

We help you get a great deal on digital cameras, TVs and smartphones

  • [[artnid:312660|Sony MU.TE.KI (HT-DDW7500) home theatre system]]

    Price: $1399 (negotiable)

    The Sony MU.TE.KI (HT-DDW7500) home theatre system is an audiophile's dream, comprising nine separate speakers and two amplifier stacks. The system has plenty of power and advanced digital sound processing to simulate multi-point surround sound. Normally retailing for $1499, the Sony MU.TE.KI (HT-DDW7500) home theatre system is currently on sale at [[xref:|Bing Lee]] for $1399. The price is negotiable, which means you should save over $100.
  • [[artnid:341399|Nikon CoolPix L22 digital camera|Review:Nikon CoolPix L22 digital camera]]

    Price: $149 (negotiable)

    The Nikon Coolpix L22 may be a basic point-and-shoot camera that lacks manual controls, but it can take clear and well-coloured images. It’s small, light, and all you have to do is just aim at your subject and press the shutter button. It has a 12-megapixel sensor and a 3.6x zoom lens, and it runs on two AA batteries, so you can just pop in to your nearest store for a set of disposables when you run out of juice — this makes it great for travellers. [[xref:|Bing Lee currently has the L22 for $149|Web site: Bing Lee]], which is the standard retail price, but everything in Bing Lee is negotiable. If you’re a fast talker, you might be able to get it a little cheaper.
  • [[artnid:307843|Sharp LC32D77X LCD television]]

    Price: $981 (save $118)

    Sharp's 32in LC32D77X television may be a little behind its competitors in terms of specifications, but it's still a competent television for watching broadcast television and DVDs. Its 100Hz image smoothing makes sure you don't have to suffer judder or image flickering.
  • [[artnid: 317049|Sony Alpha a330 digital SLR camera twin lens kit]]

    Price: $899.95 (save $99.05)

    Sony's a330 d-SLR is a lightweight camera with almost unbelievable autofocus performance. Its 10-megapixel sensor can't compete with top-of-the-line digital SLRs, but its small size makes it easier to carry around than many interchangeable lens cameras. [[xref:|Ted's Cameras]] are offering the Sony a330 digital SLR in a twin lens kit for $899.95, which is $100 less than what Sony sells it for online.
  • [[artnid:338220|Motorola DEXT smartphone]]

    Price: $0 on Optus' 'yes' social plan over 24 months

    After a long hiatus in Australia, Motorola is aiming to hit back with a bang. The Motorola DEXT is an Android-powered, touch-screen smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. It features MotoBlur software, which aims to unify social-networking communications on the home screen. Though it isn't perfect, the DEXT should be a real hit at this price point, especially with teenagers. [[xref:|Optus is currently selling the Motorola DEXT smartphone]] for $0 upfront on its 'yes' social plan, which will set you back $49 per month over 24 months. This plan includes 500MB of data and unlimited access to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and MySpace!

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