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.
That sacred space of manliness, filled with all your dude things (if they haven't been relegated to the garage that is). A Man Cave is an important place, and assembling it correctly is no simple task, but, rest easy friends, Best Buy is here to help.
There’s nothing better than living in a world of mobile technology. Having the power to go almost anywhere with your technology and keep connected with the world is a gift I’m thankful for every day. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t leave the house without either my mobile phone, tablet or laptop; to be honest most days it’s all three! But I never forget the importance of protecting these devices with the proper gear.
Last weekend I went camping for the first time since, well, since Brownies if I’m being honest. And this was no RV camping adventure. We roughed it. I’m talking “bring-your-own-toilet-paper-and-find-a-nice-spot-in-the-woods-to-relieve-yourself-and-remember-there-is-no-water-so-you-have-to-brush-your-teeth-with-lake-water” kind of roughing it. Now, considering the fact that I’m typically a five-start hotel kind of girl, this wasn’t quiet my usual getaway.
I was able to get over the no toilets, no showers, and no electricity for my straightening iron relatively quickly, but as soon as we arrived at our campsite, I realized with horror that we had no cell service. To some, this may have been a safety concern – “how can we call for help if we are attacked by a family of bears?!” To me, it was disturbing on an entirely different level – “how can I check in on Facebook while Instagramming a bunch of pictures of me floating carefree in the lake?”
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Ah Canada Day! Our favourite time to celebrate Canada everything we love about our great country. Wherever you are, plan the perfect Canada Day party with some help from Best Buy. Check out these cool products that will help your party rock.
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With Dad Day only 4 days away, have you picked out the perfect gift yet? Don’t do as I, and make a mad dash to your local Best Buy last minute. Check out this gift guide, broken down into categories that cater to any kind of Dad. Whether he’s outdoorsy, sporty, executive or a true techie, I’ve got a few cool suggestions for you to consider.
I would say there are three key components to a relaxing summer day. A good book, a calm breeze and a perfectly hung hammock. Growing up, we had a double wide hammock hanging under our weeping willow tree in the back yard, which is where you could usually find me on a hot summers day. Now that I live in the city, it’s a bit trickier to rig a hammock up in my little condo, but for those of you with an outdoor space, this is one summer staple you should consider.
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