5 reasons you need a telescope this year

by Blogger ‎02-10-2016 11:23 AM - edited ‎02-12-2016 06:51 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 pack your luggage like a pro traveler

by Blogger on ‎01-28-2016 04:04 PM - last edited on ‎01-29-2016 12:01 PM by Editor in Chief

IMG_3473.jpgWith 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!


Gifts to create the perfect travel experience

by Blogger on ‎11-30-2015 08:46 AM - last edited on ‎11-30-2015 08:59 AM by Editor in Chief

christmas-at-the-beach (1).jpgNot 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.


Review: On the pitch with the adidas miCoach soccer ball

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2015 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎09-15-2015 11:49 AM by Editor in Chief

smartball2.jpgWith 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!


Review: Teeing off with Zepp

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2015 09:59 PM - last edited on ‎10-23-2015 09:46 AM by Community Manager

ZeppSplash.jpgZepp 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.


Overview: Skateboards and Skateboarding

by Blogger on ‎08-09-2015 04:02 PM - last edited on ‎08-11-2015 03:25 PM by Blogger

10290647_5.jpgSkateboarding is bigger than ever, and for those looking to get a board of their own Best Buy has a few ways to get rolling, both in the real world, and on your big screen at home.



Hop on an eBike this summer and see your city like never before!

by Blogger ‎08-09-2015 01:01 PM - edited ‎08-09-2015 01:03 PM

BenelliBike.jpgElectronic 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.


BioLite NanoGrid Review

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2015 09:30 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2015 12:01 PM by Editor in Chief

rsz_2_biolite-nanogrid-system.jpgAnyone 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.


Fossil Bags for Men: Available at Best Buy!

by Blogger on ‎07-08-2015 03:31 AM - last edited on ‎10-28-2015 11:41 AM by Editor in Chief


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! 


BioLite ultra-portable camping gear with USB charging may blow your mind

by Blogger on ‎05-23-2015 10:40 AM - last edited on ‎06-29-2015 04:26 PM by Editor in Chief


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-Tour-V3-4a.jpgBushnell 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.


Hot travel items for 2015

by Blogger on ‎05-07-2015 02:27 PM - last edited on ‎10-28-2015 11:40 AM by Editor in Chief

BBY_05082015_Travel.jpgSummer 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.


Great Golfing Gifts for Mother's and Father's Day

by Blogger on ‎05-01-2015 12:59 PM - last edited on ‎05-01-2015 01:55 PM by Editor in Chief

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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.


Camping goes low tech

by Blogger ‎04-29-2015 01:19 PM - edited ‎04-29-2015 03:23 PM


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! 


My top 10 travel apps for your spring break vacation

by Blogger ‎03-06-2015 05:21 PM - edited ‎12-10-2015 03:52 PM


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.


Help improve your golf game with the Arccos Golf GPS and Stat Tracker!

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2014 10:44 PM - last edited on ‎12-18-2014 01:44 PM by Editor in Chief

ArccosSensor.jpgGolfers 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!


Great tips so you are prepared for your next road trip

by ShelaghM on ‎07-10-2014 11:44 AM - last edited on ‎07-11-2014 03:29 PM by Editor in Chief



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!


Havoc Pro Scooters available now at Best Buy

by Blogger on ‎10-25-2013 01:36 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2013 02:46 PM by Editor in Chief

HavocProStorm.jpgCanadian 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.


The Best eReader for Summertime Reading

by Blogger on ‎07-20-2013 10:42 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2013 11:06 AM by Editor in Chief

Kobo Aura HD Outdoors Pre.jpgThere’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.


How To Keep Your Electronics Powered Up When You’re Off-The-Grid

by Blogger on ‎06-26-2013 04:06 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 04:36 PM by Epic Genius

Solar Generator.jpgSummer 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.


Eco-friendly products for Earth Day

by Blogger on ‎04-08-2013 09:00 AM

zoom built.jpgCelebrate Earth Day on April 22 with these eco-friendly products!


Pack up for Spring Break with Samsonite luggage

by Blogger on ‎02-19-2013 08:10 PM - last edited on ‎02-22-2013 09:54 AM by Community Manager

SamsoniteSpinnertravelluggage.jpgEven though there’s still a bite in the air and it might not feel like it, Spring Break is right around the corner. And with Spring Break comes the opportunity to take the entire family on vacation!


With any trip, even if it’s only a quick weekend away, having a great set of luggage is a necessity. So, what do you look for when shopping for travel luggage or carry on luggage?


Review: Bugatti Polyester Carry-On Luggage

by Blogger on ‎01-25-2013 06:17 PM - last edited on ‎02-07-2013 11:56 AM by Blogger

bugatti.jpgLadies, looking for a new carry-on? This stylish bag by Bugatti is perfect for any business trip or weekend getaway.


Nike Sportswatch GPS powered by TomTom - Review

by Blogger on ‎01-17-2013 07:17 PM - last edited on ‎01-18-2013 09:09 AM by Blogger

nike-sportwatch-gps (1).jpgRunning, good for the heart, but not always easy to love.  Teaming up with TomTom, Nike aims to help keep you and your running relationship happy with their Nike + Sportswatch GPS. 


Are you hosting the hockey game this weekend?

by Blogger on ‎01-15-2013 05:00 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2013 10:30 AM by Blogger

popcorn.jpgAt 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 NHL is back! Get ready for the NHL season with Best Buy's Expanded Assortment!

by Blogger on ‎01-14-2013 12:00 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2013 03:47 PM by Blogger

ovechkin.jpgThe 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.


150px-2013_IIHF_U-20_Championship_logo.pngThere 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.


Modrec's Gino Ferrari Garment Bags: Light and Easy Travel Options

by Blogger on ‎11-22-2012 02:10 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 09:15 PM by Editor in Chief

ginologo.jpgModrec's Gino Ferrari Line of garment bags provides light weight and sturdy options for your business trips, and short trips away from home.


100th Grey Cup – Celebrate in Style!

by Blogger on ‎11-21-2012 11:49 AM - last edited on ‎11-21-2012 12:44 PM by Blogger

Grey-Cup.jpgThis 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. 


15 Things You Didn't Know Best Buy Sells

by TechLinz The Captain on ‎11-07-2012 03:58 PM - last edited on ‎05-24-2013 11:54 AM by Epic Genius

Best BuyWhen 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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