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The Perfect Tech Gift for Dad’s this Father’s Day! @BestBuy @SamsungMobileUS #GearRV

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.
Father’s Day is one of the hardest holidays to shop for in my family.  My dad and husband both have everything so trying to find something they don’t have yet and will love can be a stressful.  However not this year!  Thanks to Samsung and Best Buy, I have found the prefect Father’s Day gift, the Gear VR!


Finally Enjoying MY HDTV Without Wires! #BBYactiontec

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
When decorating and setting our electronics one of my biggest pet peeves is having wires everywhere.
I never realized this was annoying, growing up my dad always had them either hidden behind drywall or neatly zip-tied behind strip covers.  Back then I remember having the big stereos with the two speakers on each side and the thin wire connecting them in my room.  I have a vivid memory of my mother saying “why don’t you put this frame here and it’ll hide the wires”  my teenage self thought she was crazy and probably made some rude comment to get out.
Then I moved in with my now husband, a man that grew up on a farm in Brazil.  Let’s just say every time we bought a new piece of electronics our neighbors could here me horrified as my mothers voice poured out of mouth.  “Why are the wires everywhere?”, “That looks so cluttered and dirt!”, one time my pour husband not understanding the issue at all even tried to paint the wires to our surround sound speakers so “they would blend in with the wall”.


Stay Connected with Arlo Smart Indoor/Outdoor Wireless HD Security Cameras by Netgear! #BBYConnectedHome

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

We started letting our oldest stay home alone for short periods of time, gasp, I am totally freaking out at the thought the he is already at that age!  We live on a quiet cul-de-sac, where all the neighbors watch out for each other, but still the thought of him coming in off the bus on his own is a bit scary for a mommy who’s learning to let go a little.  So it must have been fate that Best Buy sent me these Arlo Cameras to try.

When the box first came, I was a bit intimidated.  While I love every tech gadget I can get my hands on, I am not capable of setting anything up.  I would probably screw up setting up our DVD players if it was left to me, and while I love my husband, he isn’t the most visual person when it comes to decor and wires.  So I was nervous about how these would look, However I was so ecstatic once we got things out and up.  They are small and sleek looking, with no wires.  They simply attach to these little magnetic holder you place on the wall or ceiling.  The set up was so easy.
Once we had them set up everywhere, we downloaded the app and got busy connecting the devices.  I have them linked to my phone and the camera’s are motion activated so when they are activated I was able to choose to receive a text alert.  The camera also records for 10 seconds up to 2 minutes and then saves the recording for a week.  As a mom who is often alone at home while my husband is working and now allowing my son to stay home alone, this has given me incredible peace of mind!  This has to be the easiest home security system I’ve seen.
Some other awesome features:
  • Downloadable apps enable you to view live video from your compatible Android, Apple® iOS, Amazon Kindle, Windows or Mac device.    
  • Completely wire free, for use inside and outside – weatherproof for temperatures ranging from 14° to 122°
  • Enables you to capture 720p video footage both during the day and at night , with a 130° field of view
  • Motion-activated design automatically records motion once detected, sending e-mail or app notifications
  • Comes with 6 magnetic camera mounts and 9 mounting screws, for easy installation on a wall or flat surface
  • Works with other Netgear products
 This money saving 4 pack set is only available at Best Buy!  A great value at $499.99. 

We have our Arlo System connected with the new Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router and DST Adapter, which is exclusively at Best Buy.  This Router is the cream of the crop.  Our house requires ALOT from a router, we have 5 computers, a wireless printer, 3 iPads, 6 cell phones, 2 internet boxes connected to TVs and now a security camera system.  When everyone in the house is on a device, or 2, we would always experience a slowdown in our internet speed or even worse it would shut off and I would have to stop everything to try and refresh our router and modem.  Since setting up the Nighthawk I have not seen our internet speed decline at all and have not needed to refresh the system once.  It is amazing!  The little kids can be streaming movies while my oldest is skyping his uncle and I’m working with no internet interruptions.  The Nighthawk system is a must for every tech loving family!
The Great Features:
  • The AC1900 comes with one DST, or “Dead Spot Terminator,” adapter – to eliminate your Wi-Fi dead zones; place it in an area where you get little/no reception, to improve Wi-Fi access. Additional adapters can be purchased for other dead zones.
  • This high-performance router was built to support 10+ connected devices – you can also prioritize devices for streaming videos or music, and included advanced features for lag-free gaming
  • Best Buy makes it easy with this new high performance Wi-Fi router, which includes a Wi-Fi extender and Geek Squad Set Up and Support via phone & web, for one full year.
  • The Geek Squad service via phone & web allows customers to call or get help 24/7 whenever they want, vs. the need to schedule an appointment.
Check out both at Best Buy:

Get Ready for The Holidays with the New KitchenAid Line at Best Buy!

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.
The holidays are quickly approaching and that means lots of time in the kitchen!  I love that Thanksgiving and Christmas is at my house now that I’m the one with young children and no one wants to make them leave their presents on a holiday.  However while I love cooking, I could really use a kitchen upgrade.

It can be stressful looking at all the kitchen appliances available, luckily Best Buy has everything I could possibly want with their new KitchenAid line.
The new slide in ranges and wall ovens have amazing features that include Even-Heat™ Technology, steam rack and baking rack cooking options, and my favorite, baking drawers.  We bake a lot during the holidays, it makes my house smell like my Nana’s always did so we would get a ton of use out of a specific drawer to bake in or keep dishes warm in.
The new line of refrigerators are beautiful and would bring a whole new luxury feel to any dull kitchen.  They have plenty of options and features like french doors, more soft close drawers, crispers, and under-shelf lighting.  These refrigerators are the perfect way to add organized storage to your kitchen with easier access to your food.
Are you considering updating your kitchen for the holidays?  Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great offers from Best Buy’s:
  •    Free 10-pc Painted Stainless-Steel KitchenAid Cookware Set with the Purchase of Any KitchenAid Range/OTR Pair. (Runs through 10/31)
  • Save an additional 5% with the purchase of 3 or more Kitchen Aid Major Kitchen Appliances (Runs through 10/31)
  • 18 month financing on Major Appliance purchases $599 and up or 10% Back in Rewards
  • Free delivery, haul-away & recycling on Major Appliance purchases $399 and up


The New Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 laptop at Best Buy

I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, all opinions are my own.
As I’ve told you before, Best Buy is my go to store for electronics, this includes all my computers.  As a writer and work at home mom, I spend endless hours on my laptop.  Not only do I use it for writing, blogging, and social media, my laptop is also how I am able to communicate with family living out of state and even out of the country.  I store all my kids pictures on it and pretty much run my house holds schedules, health plans, and budget from my laptop.  So needless to say, I am always excited to see a new laptop come out with more features to make it run smoother and make my life easier.

Toshiba has a new PC that I’m crushing on.  It is the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 and it is available at Best Buy at the perfect time, with the Windows 10 launch and holiday shopping starting.
So what are the features that have me considering putting the Satellite Radius 12 on my Christmas wishlist?
1. It is the first 12.5″ convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display.  I have been considering investing in a 2-in-1 laptop for some time now.  I am always second guessing myself on whether to bring my tablet or laptop places, and in the end usually decide to lug both around.  Having a 2-in-1 would simplify my life.  Plus with all the photo and video editing I do the 4K Ultra HD display sounds like another amazing feature.
2.  This laptop was also designed with color accuracy in mind.  So what is shot with the camera can be viewed with same color fidelity.  This will make editing a breeze.
3.  The Satellite Radius 12 was designed for Windows 10.  This makes it one of the first small screen PC’s that has facial authentication with Windows Hello enabled.  It also runs on Intel’s 6th generation Core processors.  This means this laptop can deliver maximum mobile performance, something content creators and multi-taskers need.
4.  It’s pretty, this probably shouldn’t be on the top of my list when investing in a laptop but I want this device I spend 8 hours a day on and carry everywhere to look pretty.  The Satellite Radius 12 is sleek and compact, with an LED back-lit keyboard.  It also features a Gorilla Glass damage resistance screen, which gives this mom peace of mind.
5. There are 5 unique viewing modes.  A 360 degree hing enable greater flexibility as the screen rotates to the right view for every occasion!

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