Bargain of the Week: Sony Handycam HDR-SR12E


Today’s bargain is for those of you who want to spend some serious cash on a camcorder. Bearing in mind that Sony equipment is pretty pricey at the best of times, and you can get other camcorders for less, I present to you the Sony Handycam HDR-SR12E.

With an RRP of £1,049, is currently selling this beast for £749.99 — that’s a nearly £300 (29%) saving.

What do you get for your money, apart from the Sony name itself?…

Bargain of the Week: Decent discounts off Sennheiser headphones


Welcome to Bargain of the Week, where I’ll take a look around the web for the best tech/gadget bargain I can find, and report back to you.

This week, you can grab a 20% discount on any pair of Sennheiser headphones when you buy an MP3 player from Advanced MP3 Players.

Simply enter the code listenlive at the checkout (and buy both items together in the same transaction) for the saving…

Bargain of the Week: Jabra SP5050 Bluetooth Speakerphone


Welcome to a new feature on Tech Digest — Bargain of the Week. Each week, I’ll take a look around the web for the best tech/gadget bargain I can find, and report back to you.

Now, there are deals all over the Internet, so I can’t promise to always find the best deals all the time. If you know of some amazing discounts on a product, drop me a line.

This week’s product is the Jabra SP5050 Bluetooth Speakerphone, a slim, plug-n-play speaker that you can use on the move with any Bluetooth mobile phone. Answer and end phone calls, voice dial, automatic pairing, DSP noise reduction, night driving mode, and up to 12 hours talk time…

Comes with Music hits the bargain bins


Well, if we needed further confirmation that Nokia’s all-you-can-eat digital music service wasn’t selling too well, then this is it. Despite a massive advertising campaign, Carphone Warehouse has discounted the service by £45, over a third of the price, so you can now get “Comes with Music” on a Nokia 5310 XpressMusic for just £82.18.

It might sound good – that works out at 23p a day for a year of unlimited music – but the catch is that you can only listen to the songs on that phone, and on one Windows PC. For most people, who transfer music between a multitude of devices, that’s useless.

If you need a new phone, you’re happy to listen to a mostly mainstream selection of music on bad earbuds (no 3.5mm jack, so you’re stuck with the included earbuds), and you don’t mind paying £80 for the privelege, then this is a good deal. Otherwise, steer clear.

Comes with Music (via ITProPortal)

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URGENT BARGAIN NEWS: Get a Nintendo DS Lite for £75 today if you ACT NOW


In a clever piece of pre-Christmas sales marketing, online tech-flogger Buyitplayit is knocking out Nintendo’s DS for only £75 – £24.99 less than your standard devastated wasteland high street retail price.

There are two catches – it’s only selling the frankly hideous turquoise and pink versions of the DS Lite so it’s only of use as a Christmas gift to any children you know under the age of eight or ironic media employees, plus the site is only selling 50 at the lower price…

Sony UK sort of cuts price of PlayStation3 – starts offering £40 discount on 40GB model


If you really, really must have a PlayStation3 right now, you might want to buy yourself one via Sony’s online shop – as it’s currently offering a £40 discount on its cheapest model.

The deal takes the RRP of the Blu-ray-playing “entry level” 40GB machine down to an almost reasonable £249 including free delivery, with a nearly tempting…

Sky offer 50% off HD box for new and existing customers

If you’ve got a massive 42″ plasma, but you’re still watching standard definition TV and DVD on it, then I’m sure you know you’re not getting the most out of your technology. What you need is some kind of HD provider, but so far they’ve been rather prohibitively expensive. That’s why I wanted to point out to you that Sky are extending their 50% off HD box offer. They haven’t been shouting about enough – it’s a good deal…