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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!

SanDisk at Best Buy has your Memory Needs Handled for Back to School #SanDisk

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

I go through a lot of memory, between photos, videos, and documents, I am constantly running out of room on my devices.  When this happens I run to my go to electronic store, Best Buy.  I can always get the perfect SanDisk memory card that supports safe storage for all my devices.  Which is important in the blogging world, its also important with kids heading off to school soon.  Have a college kid?  They need memory!  So make sure you check out SanDisk at Best Buy while doing your back to school shopping.

Some great memory options SanDisk offers are:
For Cameras and Camcorders the options are great.
1) Camera memory cards from Professional grade camera memory to point-and-shoot SD cards to microSD cards, that deliver industry leading performance and reliability.

2) Over 10X faster than ordinary cards and transfer speeds up to 80MB/s which are perfect for dslr cameras and camcorders

For mobile devices SanDisk has you covered!
1) USB for iPhone and iPad, gives easy transfer between iPhone, iPad, and computers and frees up iPhone and iPad memory with both lightning and USB connectors

2) Dual USB for android devices allows for easy transfer between Android™ device and computers and frees up space for photos, videos, music and more

3) Add a SanDisk microSD™ card to your smartphone or tablet, and you can carry more of the media and apps you love. 

Mobile devices help you share stories every day, no matter where you go.  I use my phone and tablet constantly to track my children’s growth and share my families life with all of you.  SanDisk makes it possible for me to continuously use these devices without worrying about storage capacity. 

3D Robotics for Father’s Day #SoloatBestBuy

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.
Anthony loves drones, he asked for one at Christmas and then again, for a better quality one for his birthday.  The best part of his new hobby is that both his Dad and my father also enjoy flying them, which has been a great bonding experience for them all.

Are you still struggling for a Father’s Day gift idea?  Why not head to Best Buy, the destination for drones, and explore all their great options including the new Solo™ by 3DR.
This is an amazing drone!  It is powered by two integrated Linux computers so you can capture the perfect picture every time.
Solo can also plan its own flight so you can focus on camera fun or taking a perfect video.
Anthony would be over the moon if his Dad or Papa got this drone for Father’s Day!
The Solo retails for $999.
Get a FREE Solo Smart Battery (Reg. Price: $149.99) when you purchase the 3DR Solo Drone (Sku: 5354101). Valid 6/7-7/11 at Best Buy.
Disclaimer: Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo Drone SKU: 5351035

Here are Some Great holiday gift ideas from 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
Christmas is right around the corner and gift buying is in full swing!  My list is full of electronics this year, the kids have been talking about the Xbox One and with our next road trip coming up I’m thinking the hubby could use a new GPS.  As you know Best Buy is my go to store for electronics, and here are some great holiday gift ideas this year!

With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:
Xbox One is the place for games!
Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.
In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  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.
JBL Charge 2– Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.
JBL Flip 2– Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.
JBL Reflect Earbud headphones–  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of 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.
Featuring Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic, map updates and voice recognition technology.  
Garmin 52LM
5.0” display
Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
Lane assist with junction view
Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
Spoken turn-by-turn directions
Garmin 2597LMT
5.0” display
Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
Lane assist with junction view
Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest 
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


Canon is a great family gift from Best Buy ~ I love my Canon EOS Rebel T5i!

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
I love my Canon Eos Rebel T5i!  I have always enjoyed photography but when I had my children I wanted to upgrade my picture taking from cell phone photo’s to a real camera.  Last year during my latest camera upgrade the Best Buy associate recommended the Canon Eos Rebel T5i and it has been amazing.  It takes incredible pictures and videos, has all the bells and whistles of a great camera, the flip screen makes jumping in the picture myself a synch, and its priced extremely reasonable!

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.
Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy
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offer valid 12/7-12/20

Best Buy is the Perfect Destination for the latest Cameras and Camcorders this Holiday Season! #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

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.  As always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
We are in the midst of making holiday memories and an amazing camera to capture those priceless moments is a must!  I always find myself at Best Buy when looking to upgrade my cameras, they are the ultimate destination for when shopping for the latest cameras and camcorders!  They have such a large selection to choose from and very knowledgeable staff.  I upgraded my DSLR camera during the spring at Best Buy and I am still extremely pleased with my purchase.  The sales associate walked me through what he believed I might want and need for my photography needs and his advice was perfect!  Best Buy has definitely helped me capture all my high-stakes memories.
Here are some great camera choices available at Best Buy right now.  These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease.  This is a very important feature for us busy parents especially during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly.
This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage.
Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity.
Also available in red or gray
Check out more product details HERE.
A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus.
This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.
Also available in White or silver
Check out more product details HERE.
A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps.
The Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage.
The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.
 Check out more product details HERE.
Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.
Never miss a moment with #CamerasatBestBuy
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.  As always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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