Review: Sphero SPRK+

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2016 11:54 PM - last edited on ‎08-03-2016 03:42 PM by Editor in Chief

 

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Today I review the new Sphero SPRK+ (which is coming soon to Best Buy). This new robotic ball builds on the technology of last year's Sphero SPRK Edition. If you liked the Edition, or have been meaning to try one of Sphero's fun and educational robotic toys, click on through to take a look at this latest generation leap in Sphero robotic fun!

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Hoverboards are back for summer

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2016 12:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-02-2016 02:04 PM by Editor in Chief

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Forget about walking anywhere this summer. Walking is for suckers anyway, right? And why should you have to go anywhere under your own lame bipedal power, when you could be travelling there in true sci-fi style with a new hoverboard? Yes, hoverboards are back for summer, and I’ve got the lowdown on these upgraded and safer new hoverboard models.

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Review: Edwin the Duck App-Connected Smart Toy

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2016 07:57 AM - last edited on ‎07-18-2016 02:20 PM by Editor in Chief

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Does your child have a best friend? Maybe not just a real one, but a toy that also accompanies him everywhere? Edwin the Duck, an app-connected toy, could become that new best friend that helps your child do everything from learn, to have fun in the bath, and fall comfortably asleep at night.

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5 Reasons to Buy a Hoverboard This Year

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2016 12:59 AM - last edited on ‎07-26-2016 03:48 PM by Editor in Chief

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Call them glideboards, call them hands free segways or call them by their most commonly referred to name: Hoverboards. They may not hover and they may not be the same multicolored glider that Marty McFly introduced us to, but they're helping us move in new ways and helping us zip from Point A to Point B without the use of gas.

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Review: Osmo Coding

by Blogger on ‎07-11-2016 01:30 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2016 02:06 PM by Editor in Chief

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There is a fantastic gaming kit with apps for the iPad called Osmo, and if you have children between 5-12 you should really check it out. The games are fun, adventurous and educational. Next up by Osmo is Coding. Coding will teach your kids logical and problem solving skills all while going on an adventure with a character called Awbie. Read on to see mine and my kids review of Osmo Coding.

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Review: Smartab Disney 7" HD Kids Learning Tablet

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2016 04:05 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2016 09:35 AM by Editor in Chief

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Come along today and experience a review of the Smartab Disney 7" HD Kids Learning Tablet. This tablet is fun, educational, and almost as enjoyable for adults as it is for kids! Click through to learn all about it.

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Review: SuperEye S500 Metal Detector

by Blogger on ‎06-25-2016 04:07 AM - last edited on ‎06-28-2016 12:06 PM by Editor in Chief

SuperEye S500 Metal Detector.jpgIf you're interested in searching for buried treasure & lost doubloons, click on through to read my review of the SuperEye S500 Metal Detector. This thing brings with it serious treasure-seeking fun, and I really think you're going to like it!

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Which drone is right for you: Professional photographer or videographer

by Blogger on ‎06-02-2016 11:58 PM - last edited on ‎06-03-2016 10:58 AM by Editor in Chief

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As photographers and videographers we’re living in an incredible time; the combination of low-cost, high-quality camera equipment with aerial drones and gimbals, it’s now possibly to shoot amazing photos and videos in a way that was previously only accessible to well-funded professionals. Drones are easy to control and easy to shoot with, leaving only one challenging part: how to pick the right drone for you as a photographer or videographer. After reviewing countless models, I have two drones here that offer best-in-class experiences, read on to learn about both of them.

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Review: Parrot Bebop 2 drone doesn’t stray too far

by Blogger on ‎05-31-2016 04:41 PM - last edited on ‎06-06-2016 03:35 PM by Editor in Chief

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It’s hard not to like flying a drone, or even watching one being flown. The novelty of drones, in general, is still fresh, and as awareness grows, so do their capabilities. The Parrot Bebop 2 is one of the easiest to get acclimated with, maintaining the simple look and feel of its predecessor without changing a great deal about its performance.

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Once, drones were an out-of-reach technology used by the military and rich, pro photographers and cinematographers. Today, however, everyone from amateur videographers to aerial hobbyists can own a decent drone. Just take a look at YouTube and you’ll find tons of amateur footage shot using drones. But, if you’re just getting started, how do you narrow the field from all the options out there? Well, if you’re looking to buy a drone to shot some cool action, I can give you a couple of options as to which drone is right for you: sport enthusiast.

 

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Which drone is right for you: Tool to help your careerDrones make headlines for a number of reasons, and they’ve particularly evolved on the consumer side over the last few years to be more than just flying toys. Much of this has to do with the increased stability and camera performance they are being built with now, making it easier to fly smoother and shoot better for a number of different professions.

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Which Drone is Right for You: Hobbyist

by Blogger on ‎05-27-2016 02:04 AM - last edited on ‎06-07-2016 11:13 AM by Blogger

 

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Are you a drone hobbyist? If so, how do you know which drone to choose? There are certainly no shortage of drones out there to choose among, so If you're not always sure which one is best for the hobby flier, then click on through and we'll try to find an answer for you!

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DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone Review

by Blogger on ‎04-12-2016 12:17 AM - last edited on ‎05-11-2016 04:29 PM by Editor in Chief

dji.jpgIf you've been eagerly awaiting the launch of the brand new DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone, then wait no more, it's finally here! And lucky me—over the last couple of days I've been fortunate enough to have a sample for testing. I know that for some of you, reviews are extremely important, so here is my full report. Let me just give you one little hint: this drone does not disappoint. Read on for all the info and to see how the Phantom 4 performed during testing. 

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Top Board Games for your next game night

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2016 02:06 AM - last edited on ‎04-08-2016 10:36 AM by Editor in Chief

If you like board games, join me today for a look at 5 great games for your next big game night. There's sure to be something here for everyone, no matter what your tastes or preferences. From Pokémon to Catan to Star Wars, Best Buy has you covered no matter what your interest or fandom! So if you're ready to experience a world of fun on the brink of International Tabletop Game Day (April 30th), then step on through the portal to start your gaming adventure!

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Review: Osmo Genius iPad Learning Game Kit

by Blogger on ‎04-01-2016 05:41 PM - last edited on ‎04-04-2016 08:23 AM by Blogger

Today I'm looking at the Osmo Genius iPad Learning Game Kit, which is a really amazing game system for the iPad. The kit comes with all the accessories you will need to play the five apps that are downloadable on the app store. Read on to see what I found out, and what my 10 year old son and I loved about the Osmo Genius Kit.

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Until you actually fly a drone, you have no idea how amazing it is to have one around. Although some people use them strictly for entertainment purposes, I decided I wanted a better look at my property from the only angle I hadn't seen it yet: up above. The Yuneec Typhoon G drone for Gopro cameras is easy to set up, fun to fly, and I’m in love with the solid 1080p footage of our property.

 

 

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Review: Guidecraft IO Blocks and Power Clix blocks

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2016 03:30 PM - last edited on ‎03-04-2016 04:29 PM by Editor in Chief

Guidecraft has some really cool building toys for kids, so when I was asked to write a review of their IO Blocks and Power Clix Blocks, I of course said yes. My youngest son was also excited since he knew he was getting a new toy to try out. Read on to see what we thought of IO Blocks and Power Clix Blocks.

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DJI adds better speed and control to the new Phantom 4 drone

by Blogger on ‎03-01-2016 04:31 PM - last edited on ‎03-03-2016 01:20 PM by Editor in Chief

Today in New York City, DJI announced the latest model in its highly popular Phantom series of drones—the all new Phantom 4! This new drone features improved speed & control capabilities over earlier Phantom models, and it's armed to the teeth with all the great features you've come to expect from DJI. So if you're a drone enthusiast, step on through the portal and feast on the amazing details!

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Aerial & Ground Imaging Solution (i.e. Quadcopter Drone) Review

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2016 03:19 AM - last edited on ‎03-08-2016 05:11 PM by Editor in Chief

Join me today as I present a detailed review of the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Drone. If you're into drones, photography, or both, you're really gonna love this aircraft! The Typhoon is big, it's smooth, and it's incredibly stable. It's also so smart that it practically flies itself, freeing you up to shoot the most beautiful 4K photos and video imaginable. Its gimbal camera setup & SteadyGrip Handheld add to the Typhoon's capabilities for producing cinema quality video. I've embedded a video in the blog to demonstrate these amazing imaging capabilities, so step on through the portal and see the results for yourself. I'm pretty sure you'll be impressed!

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3Doodler 2.0 3D Printing Pen Review

by Blogger on ‎02-08-2016 02:23 AM - last edited on ‎05-20-2016 10:45 AM by Editor in Chief

3D Doodler Pen.JPGIntroducing 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. 

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How to Customize Your Drone

by Blogger on ‎01-27-2016 09:09 AM - last edited on ‎02-15-2016 04:03 PM by Editor in Chief

When it comes to the world of drones, there's no shortage of available replacement parts to repair the various kinds of damage your model might receive, whether through an epic crash or ordinary wear and tear. But did you also know that there are numerous parts and accessories available which allow you to customize your drone and truly make it one-of-a-kind? Here are some cool drone accessories currently available at Best Buy, and some useful suggestions for customizing your own favourite drone.

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Earlier this week I reviewed two fun board games that were designed for kids. Today I give teens and adults a few fun options for their own game night adventure! Join me inside as I consider four fun games (mostly involving their own special cards) that are sure to entertain. Among the games I cover are Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures, Monty Python Fluxx, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game, and Citadels (also a card game). So click through and read on to learn what these games are all about!

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Great Board Games for Children of All Ages: The Magic Labyrinth & The Enchanted Tower

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2016 05:02 PM - last edited on ‎02-11-2016 10:05 AM by Editor in Chief

Today I review two fun and inventive board games for kids. If your child enjoys the magical realm of fantasy and fairytale, then he or she is very likely to enjoy one or both of these games, which also stimulate the imagination & exercise the memory. So, if you're curious, join me inside to learn all about how these games work. I've taken a few original photos as well, so you'll also get to see them in action. Just click on through! 

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The New Year is fast approaching, and resolutions are being made left, right, and centre. If you break your resolutions more often than you make them, then maybe it's time for a motivational push this year. Whether you want to eat healthier, trim down, or spend more time with the kids, you can achieve your goals with a plan and some extra effort.

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Review of Machi Koro and other new board games

by Blogger on ‎12-02-2015 12:36 PM - last edited on ‎12-08-2015 09:42 AM by Editor in Chief

Pull up a chair, get comfortable and fill a bowl with your favourite snack, because just in time for the holiday season it’s family game night at the Best Buy Plug-In Blog, and you get to be a part of the fun as we play and review seven games from award-winning comics and tabletop game publisher IDW Games.

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Enter to win the best Star Wars contest in the galaxy

by Editor in Chief ‎12-02-2015 08:59 AM - edited ‎12-18-2015 03:07 PM

Everyone knows what the biggest movie of 2015 is! To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Buy is offering an amazing Star Wars prize package. Believe me, this IS the contest you are looking for!  Read on for more details.

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STEM toys blend fun, creativity and learning for all ages

by Blogger on ‎12-02-2015 04:02 AM - last edited on ‎03-29-2016 04:39 PM by Editor in Chief

If you have kids, then you may already know about STEM toys. If you don't know about them, you're going to want to find out. And that's what I'm here to do today. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math, and STEM toys blend fun, creativity, and various forms of learning for children of all ages. Join me inside as I feature several amazing STEM toys that you and your kids are sure to love. Just click on through to begin your learning journey!

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Protocol Drones Dual Review: Manta Pro-6 & Dronium Quadcopters

by Blogger on ‎11-30-2015 11:50 PM - last edited on ‎02-15-2016 03:05 PM by Editor in Chief

For all of the Protocol Drone fans out there, today I bring you 2 drone reviews in a single blog. Join me inside as I examine both the Protocol Manta Pro-6 4-Channel RC Quadcopter & the Protocol Dronium Quadcopter Drone with Camera. The Manta Pro-6 is small, fast, and has a sleek & stealthy design. The Dronium, alternatively, takes beautiful HD photos & video, and it flies like a dream. Which drone is better? There's only one way to find out: Click on through!

 

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Traveling with kids this Christmas? These toys are perfect for on the go

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2015 07:30 AM - last edited on ‎11-29-2015 07:53 AM by Blogger

Christmas can be a busy time of year for many, especially if you have any travelling plans. Taking the right toys along can keep your kids entertained for the duration of your travels and help you keep your sanity.

 

Read on for some great gift ideas perfect for traveling.

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Protocol Galileo Quadcopter Drone with Camera Review

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2015 01:55 AM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 02:27 PM by Editor in Chief

 

If you love to fly, then today is your lucky day, because today we take a look at the Protocol Galileo Quadcopter Drone with Camera! This drone is sleek, feature-filled, & super easy to fly. Ok, make that mostly easy to fly. It's also one of the best toys of 2015! To learn all about it, click on through and see how the Galileo measures up to some of this year's other great toys.

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