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Stargazers 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.
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With a trip around the world coming up I've started to look into an area I’ve always struggled with: how do you pack like the Frequent Flyers out there, and what do I need to take with me? Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve learned, and how you can pack like a pro when you’re traveling, too!
Not sure what to give the world traveller on your list this Christmas? Handpicked to inspire you, I’ve created a list of hot gift ideas that help create the perfect travel experience. So whether you’re shopping for a young backpacker or business jetsetter, you’ll be sure to find something for every type of traveller.
With the recent successes of our women's nationsl team and rise of the MLS, Canada is hopefully on it way to becoming a more successful soccer nation than its been in recent decades. The training aides have improved too. Take, for instance, the adidas miCoach smart soccer ball. Would you believe it tells you exactly where you've struck the ball and how fast your shot was? That's just one of the many features this ball has. Come take a look!
Zepp is a multi-sport progress tracking tool that aims to help you better your golf, tennis or baseball swing. You begin with a starter kit for one sport and can buy just what you need for the others. Learn things about your swings you never knew and use some helpful tips from the pros to help you get better. Please note that this review will focus on the Zepp's golf capabilities.
Electronic bikes (or eBikes) have changed quite a bit over the last few years. While they still offer the same comforts as the older models before them, they're cheaper, have longer lasting batteries and have faster motor-assisted top speeds. What can an eBike do for you, what should you look for and what can you find at your local Best Buy? Read on to find out.
Anyone who's had a weak and shaky flashlight die on them at the worst possible time knows good, reliable lighting is essential to being in the great outdoors. There's a great new product on the market you need to check out which provides excellent lighting options in one compact kit that will allow you to find your way around, or light up a campsite at the touch of a button.
It seems that a wide variety of great new men's travel bags and accessories (designed and manufactured by Fossil) are now available at Best Buy. Join me inside for a brief overview of several travel essentials in classy and durable styles that together will meet a multitude of travel needs. Key categories include laptop messenger bags, iPad / tablet cases, cash & card carrying wallets, passport holder / protectors, and men's shaving / toiletry kits. There's sure to be something here for every type of guy—whether a frequent world traveler or a daily transit commuter—so click on through and let's take a look!
Camping is one of summer's best outdoor activities. The sunshine, the warmth, cooking over an open fire and sipping a glass of wine under the stars. With the right gear, like the new line of BioLite stoves and lighting, camping doesn't have to be “roughing it,” it can be a relaxing way to get outdoors, while still having some of the comforts of home: like fully charged phones, lights and cameras!
Bushnell has been a major name in the optics market since the late 1940s. While we tend to know them mostly for their binoculars and telescopes, they've set their sights (no pun intended) to a more grown-up hobby: Golfing. Bushnell's Laser Range Finders are tournament legal, waterproof and come in a wide variety of zoom functions. Why should your first (or next) range finder be a laser guide? Read on to find out.
Summer is the season of travel, and right now summer is right around the corner! Come with me on a short trip through the land of the hottest travel items for 2015. Inside you'll find laptop bags, travel accessories, and full on luggage sets for any and all manner of travel. With brands like Samsonite, Go Travel, and Swiss Gear featured, there's bound to be something for everyone! So click on through and let's get started.
While we can debate the complexities, intricacies, and philosophies of the game of golf, one thing there's no need to fight about is that every golfer appreciates new gear, and the latest tools. With Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, this is a great time to check out some golf gift ideas, from GPS technology, to wearables, to great low tech gear.
Many of us work 24/7, thanks to the endless connectivity of our smartphones. Do you want to truly relax one weekend this spring or summer? Try leaving your tech at home! Yes, some research suggests you can maximize your relaxing by unplugging from those endless little tasks like responding to texts and emails as they come in. Wondering how you'll find your campsite, and what you'll do when you get there? I have a whole gadget-free list of ways to spend your unplugged weekend!
Going away for spring break? Whether you're heading down south for some beach bumming, taking the kids to Disneyland, or going on a backpacking adventure through Southeast Asia, a variety of apps can help make your travels easier and more exciting. From currency exchange to preventing jetlag, be sure to check out my top 10 travel apps you can't leave home without.
Golfers are always interested in tightening up their games and making them that much better. Fortunately, for your budding PGA Tour Pro (or yourself,) there's the Arccos Golf GPS and Stat Tracker, now available at Best Buy. Use the Arccos to monitor your golfing progress (so you don't have to) and have it measure your distances, greens in regulation and so many other things that you never thought you'd need to know. Come take a look!
Summertime and the travelling is easy – as long as you pick up a few useful gadgets to keep you safe and organized along the way. Our collection of helpful road trip gadgets will keep you connected, relaxed and stress free so you can enjoy your vacation. Get prepared for your next road trip!
Canadian Pro Scooter manufacturer, Havoc, have brought their line of versatile scooters to Best Buy! Havoc Pro Scooters can support riders from ages 8 to 88 (up to 100kg) and cater to all different skills and experience levels. Whether the rider in your family just wants a scooter to take around the block, or to the skate park to show off the latest tricks, Havoc has something for them. Havoc scooter are also customizable! lRead on to learn more about Havoc's scooters.
There’s nothing like sitting around a pool or relaxing on a chair in the back yard with a cool drink and a good book. Today, the “book” is increasingly a digital one and that means using a device to read with. But which one? There’s a decent chance that you carry a smartphone or even a tablet with you pretty much every where you go but trust me on this, you do not want to be reading outdoors on one of these. Reflections, washed out display, poor battery life, weight —and then there’s the fact that you’re sitting by the pool holding what may well be a $400 or $500 device. The best eReader is not a tablet, phablet or smartphone, it’s an E Ink eReader, a device that absolutely excels in the outdoors. There are many good choices at Best Buy, including Kobo’s Mini, Touch, Glo and Aura HD, or Sony’s T2, ensuring there’s an eReader that fits every preference or budget.
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Summer is here and for many of us that means being outdoors: camping, hitting the trails or lying by the beach. Situations where power outlets are often in short supply. In many parts of Canada, summer is also thunderstorm season and bigs storms can result in power outages. Your smartphone might be good for six hours of talk time and you may get eight hours of movie viewing out of a tablet before needing to recharge, but summer is full of situations where you need power when none is readily available. This How-To explains what you need to keep your gear charged when you’re off-the-grid, whether it’s just for a day, or a week at a time.
At some point, even if you're rotating hosting every weekend with your friends, they're probably going to end up coming over to your place to watch the hockey game, whether it's the regular season or the Playoffs. Are you ready to host everybody when they head over? Looking to make some additions to your living room or man cave? Check out some of options in our expanded assortment to add to the comfortable viewing experience of your home.
The puck drops on an abbreviated NHL season this weekend, and over the last few months, Best Buy's Expanded Assortment team has been hard at work to bring some of the best products to help you decorate the place you sit and watch your favorite team. From autographed jerseys to McFarlanes and even Monopoly, we've got you covered. Come check out our expanded assortment of licensed NHL products and memorabilia.
There are always two reasons to be excited when Boxing Day arrives: Boxing Day shopping and the IIHF World Junior Hockey Tournament. Before you line up at your local Best Buy on Boxing Day to buy a new HDTV and maybe a new surround sound system, you’ll most likely be up early to cheer on Team Canada.
This coming Sunday, November 25, marks a very exciting day in Canadian sporting history – the 100th Grey Cup Game! While we Canadians have often been criticized for our fickle ways when it comes to supporting our local sports teams through thick and thin, this weekend is sure to bring both sides of the continent together in patriotic unity – complete with chili, touques, and beer – when the Calgary Stampeders take on the host Toronto Argonauts; the third meeting between the two teams for the Grey Cup championship, and the first since the 79th Grey Cup in 1991.
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When we think of Best Buy, we typically think of beautiful big flat screen televisions, the latest in tablets, laptops, mobile devices, cameras, home audio and a host of other electronic eye candy. But there’s lots more to the Best Buy website, and store, than what first comes to mind.
Here are 15 great products that you probably didn’t know are just a point and click away from becoming another person crossed off your holiday shopping list.
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