Online retailer Takealot knows just how to make your Tuesday better: by offering a ton of deals for 12 hours straight.

Between 9am this morning and 9pm this evening, it will offer 30 deals on various tech and non-tech items. In the first 15 deals this morning the items range from tablets and digital cameras, to DVD boxsets and camping equipment. It promises savings of up to 50% in some cases – and at least one deal, a Canon underwater camera, lives up to that. Usually fetching R1 999, it’s now on sale for R999.

Who knows what Takealot will put up later today – presumably at the halfway mark, so at around 3pm. Keep your eyes peeled, or alternatively keep a browser tab open for our deals site, deals.htxt.

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.