samsung.jpgI know I use most of my home appliances on a daily basis, and there's nothing more frustrating than when one of them is not working up to par. Recently I had to troubleshoot my rocking washing machine. Read on to see how you can troubleshoot yours if it's banging around like mine was.


Pet hair getting you down? These are the vacuums that can help

by Blogger ‎02-10-2016 08:50 PM - edited ‎02-11-2016 06:57 AM

pet vacuum cleaners.jpgI like to keep my house clean, but since bringing 3 more pets into the mix this past year, I find myself overwhelmed with cat toys, chew bones, and a pile of good old fashioned pet hair. If this sounds like you and you're wondering what the best vacuum is for pet hair, read on. I've got three great vacuum cleaner recommendations for pet owners.


A Monster Contest with Shaq and Best Buy

by Blogger on ‎02-10-2016 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 12:25 PM by Editor in Chief

BBY_blog_Shaq_Monster_sq.jpgBest Buy and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal are hooking up for the slam dunk of all contests. Win a Shaq-autographed Monster SuperStar wireless speaker, plus have him answer one of your questions in a dedicated video response. Winning is as easy as a layup. All you have to do is get creative.


5 reasons you need a telescope this year

by Blogger ‎02-10-2016 11:23 AM - edited ‎02-10-2016 11:24 AM

telescopephotoone.jpgStargazers and amateur astronomers have many great opportunities to check out various celestial events in 2016. The Earth makes its annual journey around the Sun, we get the opportunity to view special celestial events like meteor showers, conjunctions, and eclipses. Here are some telescopes worth checking out.


How to avoid getting a virus or malware on your computer

by Blogger on ‎02-09-2016 09:53 PM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 04:00 PM by Blogger

computer-virus.jpgIn an age when the vast majority of our lives revolve around our computers, when one gets a virus or is infected with malware, it can be devastating. So to mitigate such a disaster, here are some tips for keeping your computer alive, healthy, and virus free.


Music can have amazing effects at home: The Sonos and Apple Music Experiment

by Blogger ‎02-09-2016 04:27 PM - edited ‎02-10-2016 12:43 PM


There's a saying music can soothe a savage beast, but could it be true the mere act of playing music out loud in the home could improve family dynamics, make people want to spend more time together, increase the frequency of sex and even make your food taste better?! Check out the results of a fascinating new study on the power of playing music out loud in the home.


Video games coming out in February 2016 you won't want to miss

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2016 09:50 PM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 09:30 AM by Editor in Chief

XCOM-2.jpgAfter a moderate release schedule in January, the gaming industry is back in full swing with non-stop blockbusters coming to and hitting Best Buy shelves all month long. From XCOM 2, to Street Fighter V, to Far Cry Primal, and many more, there's something for everyone this month in gaming!


NAMM 2016: Hercules' latest DJ controller and software are a great duo

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2016 07:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-09-2016 12:44 PM by Editor in Chief

Hercules Teaser.jpgWe are all familiar with the iconic DJ scratching away on vinyl, as the art of turntablism grew these DJ would create more complex routines using just vinyl records, turntables and a mixer. Over time with the move away from vinyl to digital, all these complex mixing routines have now moved onto the computer, to be controlled via DJ controllers. One of the big names in digital DJ controllers is Hercules and this year at NAMM 2016 they had some new hardware to show off, the Hercules P32 DJ controller and the DJUCED 40 3.0 software. 


How To Use Your Camera, Part 3: Getting Inspired

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2016 12:16 PM - last edited on ‎02-09-2016 01:54 PM by Editor in Chief

architecture.jpgWhether you shoot nature and wildlife, architecture or people, there are principles that can be applied across all genres of photography that can help you to become a better photographer. Today in part 3 of our 'How To Use Your Camera' series, we're going to try to help you find inspiration for your journey in photography. 


3Doodler 2.0 3D Printing Pen Review

by Blogger ‎02-08-2016 02:23 AM - edited ‎02-08-2016 02:27 AM

Introducing the 3Doodler 2.0 3D Printing Pen! If you're an early adopter of exciting new technologies, you won't want to miss today's review. This pen actually does the unimaginable. It doodles in three dimensions! While this device is best suited to a very specific type of person, it's certainly got a lot of potential for big fun if you're the artistic type. Click through and read on to learn all of the pertinent details of the 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen. 


Nintendo - Best Games of 2016 you don’t want to miss

by Blogger ‎02-07-2016 03:32 PM - edited ‎02-08-2016 11:43 AM

Nintendo 2016 Teaser.jpgNintendo is once again set to release the latest instalments in many of their fan favourite franchise this year. Both the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS are set to get some heavy hitters. Ports to the Nintendo 3DS, long awaited sequels, indie games, fan funded games and crossovers are all coming this year.


4K Content: Sports, Movies and Events are coming to our cable boxes

by Blogger ‎02-07-2016 08:36 AM - edited ‎02-10-2016 02:46 PM

sport-blue-jays 4K.jpg4K content has been kind of a chicken and egg scenario; people have been reluctant to get a 4K TV because there hasn't been a lot to watch in 4K. Producers have been reluctant to makes shows in 4K because not a lot of people were adopting 4K TVs. It appears the tide is now turning, as a slate of new 4K content has been anounced for Canada.


Celebrate the Super Bowl your way with Super Bowl recipes: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger on ‎02-05-2016 10:59 AM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 09:30 AM by Editor in Chief

super bowl recipes.jpgIt's Super Bowl weekend, and even if you're not much of a football fan or you're excited to root for the Broncos or the Pathers, I've got some great Super Bowl recipes you can make for everyone watching with you.


How to stay motivated to stick to your exercise routine

by Blogger on ‎02-05-2016 07:12 AM - last edited on ‎02-11-2016 11:39 AM by Editor in Chief

change-running-shoes-Optimized.jpgSticking to your exercise routine can be so difficult at times, but there are some great tips, techniques and gadgets to help keep you on track. Read on to see what can help you stay motivated to stay your healthiest.


upgrade-appliances.jpgTo upgrade your appliances or not to upgrade, that is the question. At least it has been my question quite a few times, and if it's yours right now, here are some scenarios so you'll know when to upgrade your appliances.


Announcing the Latest Development in Blu-Ray: New 4K UHD Movies!

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2016 08:29 AM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 10:04 AM by Editor in Chief

Today we announce the impending release of a number of great titles in glorious 4K UHD Blu-Ray! Many of these titles are already available for pre-order at Best Buy. If you'd like to learn a bit about what's coming and how you'll be able to enjoy this new advancement in in-home entertainment, simply click through and read on!


Sony unveils its new a6300 camera featuring world’s fastest autofocus

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2016 02:33 PM - last edited on ‎02-11-2016 10:18 AM by Editor in Chief

a6300.0.jpgSony has introduced a new camera into its repertoire with the Alpha A6300, a successor to the A6000 released in 2014. The new model, while trimmed down in size, boasts more under the hood, making it one of the more compelling mirrorless cameras to hit the market.


Fitness tips with Lindsey: running in Winter

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2016 09:04 AM - last edited on ‎02-11-2016 02:54 PM by Editor in Chief

winter running-Optimized.jpgOn the last week of fitness tips I'm talking running. The benefits you get from running can change your life in many ways. Since it's also winter right now, I'm talking how to stay safe, and all the things you should think about when you're running in the cold.


Pet tech: new and interesting tech for your pets in 2016

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2016 08:30 AM - last edited on ‎02-04-2016 12:36 PM by Community Manager

wonderwoof bowtie lead pic.jpgActivity trackers aren't just for adults anymore, and they aren't even just for babies. Wearables, not to mention other high-tech devices, are now available in abundance for your pets, too. Check out what's new and hot in 2016 for the family dog, cat, or other furry friend.     




How to get the most out of your gaming console

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2016 06:50 PM - last edited on ‎02-04-2016 09:04 AM by Blogger

teaser2.jpgThese days, when buying a console, not only are you getting a gaming machine, you are also getting a fully-fledged entertainment system. The consoles of today can play video games, stream movies and TV, can play music, and allow you to share user created content. Come join me, as we look at these feature-rich devices and find out how you can get the most out of your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.


Why you need a cordless vacuum

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2016 04:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-02-2016 05:30 PM by Blogger

Staircase-vacuuming.jpgCordless vacuums have sure changed over the years. I can definitely see why having one would be beneficial. They're super convenient and make vacuuming everywhere a little easier. No more dragging that cord around with you from plug to plug.


Read on to see why you need a cordless vacuum.


What's new at Best Buy for February?

by Blogger on ‎02-01-2016 07:45 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2016 08:41 AM by Community Manager

welcome-february.jpgIt's February 1st and you know what that means: it's time for another round up of some of the latest gadgets, computers, and appliances hitting the shelves of Best Buy.


Learning New TV Tech: The REAL reasons you need a sound bar for your new TV

by Blogger on ‎02-01-2016 02:25 PM - last edited on ‎02-01-2016 03:14 PM by Community Manager

sonos playbar sound bar square.jpgSome people think sound bars are a waste of money.  After all, if your TV needed better speakers, wouldn't manufacturers build them in?  Turns out it's not that simple, and there are several reasons why a sound bar is now a must have with today's newer, thinner HD and 4K TVs. Find out why.


Uncharted-4-A-Thiefs-End.jpgPlayStation 4 had an amazing software line-up last year, with outstanding games such as Star Wars Battlefront, Until Dawn, Bloodborne, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leading the way. This year promises to be just as big (if not bigger) with tons of great exclusives, and the hottest third-party titles. Here are the PS4 games that should definitely be on your radar!


Review: Can FixMeStick revolutionize the idea of a virus scanner?

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2016 10:36 PM - last edited on ‎02-01-2016 10:11 AM by Community Manager

FixMeStickProductShot.jpgI've rarely had a virus scanner come to me on a USB stick before and certainly not one that functioned on its own through it anyway. The FixMeStick looks to break the software wall by taking its virus scanning to hardware form. With a system that work independently from your operating system, you're promised a unique and cleaner scanning experience. You should be able to catch things your OS-based scanner couldn't and help flag down the problems plaguing your user experience. But does it work like it should? Read on to find out more about FixMeStick and some of the benefits (and problems) I experienced.


iRig Acoustic and iRig Pro Duo take music recording mobile.

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2016 10:08 PM - last edited on ‎02-01-2016 10:32 AM by Community Manager

irigacoustic_0U6A5051_Fotor_Collage.jpgEver evolving technologies is putting unrivalled control and affordability in the hands of regular consumers and hobby music recording techs. IK Multimedia has been at the forefront of this in recent years and with their introduction of the iRig Acoustic and iRig Pro Duo devices, they are giving users the option to play and record their musical ideas without being tethered to a desktop computer (although they will work with those too).


All about your laptop’s CPU

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2016 06:11 PM - last edited on ‎02-01-2016 11:08 AM by Community Manager

All about your laptop's CPU.jpgLooking for a new laptop? One of the most important components you should be considering when searching for a portable PC is also one of the most confusing: the CPU. What’s the difference between a Celeron, a Core i7 or an AMD A-Series processor? For that matter, what’s the difference between a 5th generation Intel Core CPU and 6th generation version? In this post, I’ll explain the importance of a laptop’s CPU, the key differences between CPU options and how much CPU horsepower you’re likely to need for common tasks.


Review: BenQ 4K 32-inch monitor

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2016 05:09 PM - last edited on ‎02-09-2016 08:53 AM by Editor in Chief

MVI_8509.00_00_27_29.jpgIf you're looking for a new monitor that is perfectly suited for a creative professional or hardcore PC gamer, then you're going to want to check this one out for sure.


Review: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is the best in the series yet

by Blogger ‎01-31-2016 12:10 PM - edited ‎01-31-2016 12:12 PM

Pokemon_Super_Mystery_Dungeon-box-art.jpgPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon brings Nintendo’s long-running Pokémon dungeon crawler series back to Nintendo 3DS for its second grand adventure. Once again, instead of becoming a young Pokémon Trainer, you’ll enter a world in inhabited only by Pokémon, and become a Pokémon yourself!



Celebrate Bob Marley's birthday with House of Marley audio gear

by Blogger on ‎01-30-2016 04:34 PM - last edited on ‎02-01-2016 11:23 AM by Community Manager

House of MArley turntable.jpgFebruary 6 is the birthday of one of the musical greats, Bob Marley. In celebration of the reggae star's birthday, here’s a sneak peek at new House of Marley speakers and audio gear on display at CES 2016, courtesy of Best Buy’s Elliot Chun.


Welcome to the Plug-in Blog!
Get the latest news, reviews and how-to’s from tech enthusiasts across Canada and learn how technology can enhance your lifestyle. Looking to eliminate techno stress? You've come to the right place!
Top Kudoed Authors