Amazon is still gearing up for Prime Day 2021 (we assume—the date hasn't been confirmed yet) but in the meantime it has just launched its Mid-Year Sale 2021 in Australia. Why not have a sale in the middle of the year? Given that the end of the financial year is just around the corner, and that's a big season for sales in Australia, we'd say this is Amazon's EOFY sale equivalent.
There's a nice spread of PC gaming deals already, and it's likely to appeal if you're after some peripherals. The sale runs from today until some unspecified time in the future. Maybe this will be the sales event that never ends? It's out there, it's coming.
Let's get to the highlights. Check back throughout the day and the coming week, because we'll keep adding deals:
Lenovo G32QC-10 31.5-inch gaming monitor (opens in new tab) | AU$499 (usually AU$649)
For fans of the bend, this 31.5-inch curved gaming monitor may appeal: it's a 1440p display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 4ms response time. This is a decent AU$150 off the usual recommended retail price.
ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM (opens in new tab) | AU$495 (usually AU$699)
This monitor can be had in Australia for around AU$500, so while this Amazon deal doesn't exactly break any records, it does include free shipping - even if you're not a Prime member. If you're after 27 inches of 280Hz action at 1080p, it's a real workhorse.
Gaming laptop deals
Razer Blade 15 Base Model (opens in new tab) | i7 | GTX 1660 Ti | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | AU$1,585.21 (usually AU$2,399)
A nice price for this suave Blade, especially if you're after a work-related lappy that can also play games. The 15.6 inch display is 1080p. If you want some higher end Blades, there's plenty to be found here (opens in new tab), though stock levels are sitting at one for each at the time of writing, so you'd better be quick.
Mouse and keyboard deals
Razer DeathAdder V2 (opens in new tab) | AU$68.43 (usually AU$139.95)
A nice price for this ergonomic powerhouse, which scored well when we reviewed it last year. It has a 20,000 CPI sensor, optical click sensors and feels nice and sturdy in the hand. You'd normally pay around AU$80 for this—not a huge discount (Kogan has it slightly higher), but cheaper than elsewhere.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless mouse (opens in new tab) | AU$144.17 (usually ~AU$180)
While the RRP on this is a whooping AU$275, you'd normally pay considerably less than that. Still, this AU$144 price is beating the competition by at least AU$30, and that's good news for a pricey mouse that attracted an 88/100 score (opens in new tab) back when we reviewed it.
Razer DeathAdder Essential gaming mouse (opens in new tab)| AU$32.92 (usually AU$79.95)
A fairly drastic discount on the RRP for this reliable-favourite of a gaming mouse, which usually goes for around AU$70 in Australia. It's a right-handed mouse with a 6400 DPI optical sensor and the usual fancy Razer RGB lighting.
Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless gaming keyboard (opens in new tab) | AU$260.10 (usually AU$289)
This is the best wireless gaming keyboard you can get, so says our list of the best gaming keyboards (opens in new tab). It offers lag-free wireless and brilliant battery life, with low-profile mechanical switches and the obligatory RGB get-up. This still hovers around its AU$300 RRP as a matter of course, so this near-AU$30 off is appealing.
Razer Huntsman Mini gaming keyboard (opens in new tab) | AU$135 (usually AU$219.95)
Again, you'd be silly to buy this at RRP anywhere in Australia at present, but this deal is marginally lower than the usual ballpark - plus there's free shipping. It's an optical gaming keyboard with a clicky purple switches.
Razer BlackShark V2 (opens in new tab) | AU$102.20 (usually AU$174.95)
You can get this for around AU$130 usually, so an extra (almost) AU$30 off the RRP is not to be ignored. It's a wired gaming headset with 50mm drivers, a "hyperclear cardioid mic" and advanced passive noise cancellation.
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (opens in new tab) | AU$413.70 (usually AU$445.86)
You'll normally spend anywhere between AU$450 and AU$500 for this pack of four 8GB sticks, which are naturally adorned with some very pretty RGB lighting. If you want powerful memory that leaves a powerful visual impression, it's worth a look.
Cooler Master Masterbox MB530P (opens in new tab) | AU$116.10 (usually AU$179)
This normally goes for around AU$150 in Australia, so AU$116 is a nice price, especially if you factor in free shipping with an Amazon Prime subscription. It's an ATX mid tower case with tempered glass panels and fancy colourful fans.
Logitech C922 Pro Stream (opens in new tab) | AU$123.80 (usually AU$199)
Just over AU$75 off this top notch streaming webcam, which ranks highly in our list of the best. This one records in 1080p at 30 frames per second, and according to our experts it has brilliant low light performance.