Dec 072014

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

It’s no secret that I love shopping at Best Buy.  John and I frequent the store quite often, just to see what’s new.  He works in network security, so he’s pretty much a big tech geek, and I am a blogger, so I consider myself pretty tech-savvy as well.  For the latest in tech gadgets, you really can’t beat Best Buy’s selection.

Best Buy

This year, I have quite a few items from Best Buy on my holiday shopping list.  There’s the Casio Portable Keyboard with 61 Lighted Keys that we are getting for Kayleigh, a Christmas album for my Mom, and I have a few video games in mind for John, also.

In addition to being a big tech geek, John is a gamer, and I love to play with him when I have the chance.  We actually met while playing World of Warcraft with mutual friends!

We have had an Xbox 360 for quite some time now, and it gets almost constant use.  I’m here with Kayleigh all day, every day, and we usually have the Xbox 360 running to stream Netflix, Youtube, DVD’s, etc., and then after Kayleigh goes to bed, John and I will either watch Netflix or play a video game together.  So, it’s running for a good 14-18 hours every single day. 

Our Xbox 360 is in good condition, but we’ve been talking about upgrading to the Xbox One, and perhaps moving the Xbox 360 down into the basement, to start working on John’s “man-cave”.

XBox One

The Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers, so it’s definitely right up our alley.  It has the best exclusive titles, including Halo (one of John’s favorites) and Sunset Overdrive, the biggest blockbusters, including Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty (he was actually just telling me he wanted to get this one this morning), and the hottest franchises, including Madden 15, FIFA 15 and NBA 2K15.  It also has great family titles like Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15 (I sooo want this!) and Skylanders.

In addition to being an awesome gaming console, Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.


Best Buy also has a great selection of JBL speakers and headphones.  The JBL Charge 2 has twin passive radiators for deep bass, a massive 6000mAh battery and a hands-free conference speakerphone.  In addition, the Bluetooth Social Mode allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker!

The Flip 2 is best known for its SoundClear echo and noise cancellation, combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.  It also has dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port.

The JBL Reflect Earbud headphones sound awesome!  They have a sweat proof ergonomic design, which I think is fantastic.  There’s nothing worse than your headphones getting all sweaty while you’re trying to workout.  They also have a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of – get this – about 40 feet!!   The JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Garmin and TomTomI am seriously the worst when it comes to directions.  I could get lost in the city I have lived in for 11 years now very easily.  I try to stick to the roads I know as much as possible, but I would really love to have a GPS to ease my mind, and allow me to venture out a little!

If a new GPS is on your holiday shopping list, Best Buy has some great options to choose from, including Garmin and TomTom.  To help you choose which one is best for you, here are the specs for the Garmin 52LM, Garmin 2597LMT and TomTom Go 50s.

Garmin 52LM & Garmin 2597LMT

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

TomTom Go 50s

  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

If tech gifts are on your holiday shopping list, look no further than Best Buy!  With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price, you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for this #HintingSeason!


What’s under your tree this year?

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