Ruslan Kogan Has Completely Forgotten How To Do The Washing Up

Life’s tough when you’re a millionaire. Ruslan Kogan, founder of online retailer Kogan.com, recently posted on LinkedIn about how his dishwasher breaking down made him realise that we often fail to appreciate the inventors of life-transforming technologies. But the lesson we absorbed was slightly different: in the last decade, Kogan has completely lost the elementary household skill of washing his own dishes by hand.

Kogan Pantry Wants To Be Your New Supermarket

Not content with flogging you cheap TVs and Android phones, online retailer Kogan is pushing into the supermarket space. Its new Kogan Pantry store sells a broad range of food and home supplies, with a capped delivery fee of $9.99 anywhere in Australia.

Kogan Attracts Phishing Spam Now

This is a very perverse kind of compliment: Australian online retailer Kogan is evidently now well-known enough for cyber-criminals to use it as bait in phishing emails.

Kogan's Latest Budget Agora Phone Offers 4G For $229

It’s getting seriously competitive in the low-cost 4G handset space, with Kogan announcing presales on a $229 4G LTE 5″ handset.

Kogan Now Has A Fitness Brand Called Fortis

I guess this was inevitable: with fitness the focus of so many gadgets these days, it was unlikely that bargain retailer Kogan would stay off the bandwagon. It has just launched its own fitness brand, Fortis, including a fitness-tracking wristband, exercise gear and yoga mats.

Dealhacker: Get A 3D Printer From Kogan For $699

Bargain-basement retailer Kogan has added a 3D printer to its online store. With an RRP of $699, the da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is one of the cheapest 3D printers on the market; especially when you factor in international shipping costs. Here’s a look at the specification.

Dealhacker: Kogan's $999 4K TV Is Available Now

Kogan’s hotly-touted 55″ Agora 4K Smart 3D LED TV is now available to purchase for $999. The model comes with a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, four USB ports, inbuilt WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and Google TV support via Android 4.2 — not bad for under $1000. Here are our first impressions.

Why Kogan Isn't Selling Televisions In New Zealand Yet

Online retailer Kogan has launched its official New Zealand store, selling both its own badged Agora products and grey imports of phones, cameras and other consumer electronics. But there’s one interesting omission on its Kiwi site: televisions.

Briefly: Beats Music To Replace MOG, World's Weirdest Liquor Bottles, Oculus Rift Gets Gender-Swap Simulator

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Telstra confirms Beats Music will launch in Australia within months, Kogan’s Agora mini HD 3G tablet debuts for $199, the weirdest liquor bottles in the world.

TV Buying Trends: JB Hi-Fi Is King, Harvey Norman Sheds Customers

Consumer research group Global Reviews has released a report analysing the experiences of Australians looking to buy 46-55-inch televisions online. It found that JB Hi-Fi is the most preferred online store due to a perception of having the best prices. Harvey Norman, meanwhile, has a hard time holding onto would-be customers, with the majority defecting to another retailer before making their final purchase.