The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Christmas is an exciting time of year. I still believe there is great value in a season in which we can dedicate a large part of our time and money to give gifts, whether of monetary value or not, to others. However, if you’re going to give someone like me a gift you might as well make it something exciting. It is nice to throw in a few things that you need to buy every now and then anyways, like sheets or socks. Yet, like with holiday dinners, it isn’t really extra special without a treat at the end. Here are a few gift ideas that will feel like treats this year. All of these gifts can be found at Best Buy. Plus, I’ll throw in a few reasons why these gifts can be used by a wide range of people – if they’re at least a little technology inclined.
If you really want something that is sure to excite you could definitely go with the new Xbox One. Obviously, it is great for playing high quality games with great graphics. Of course, you could spend way too much time playing video games and having lots of fun. My game of choice is FIFA It can be more than that. It can the center of your whole entertainment system. It can play HD movies, stream movies, play music, show your pictures, and other cool stuff that could help you have a lot of fun. It could get a family together for movie night, set a mood with some music, or get your through a cold while binge watching your favorite show. If you want to check one out for yourself and talk with someone in a little more detail about it you can head on over to Best Buy. You can probably do some serious research by trying one out.
I love portable headphones and speakers. They’re surprisingly handy. I took a portable bluetooth speaker with me when I went on a roadtrip with my parents from North Carolina to Louisiana. They car we were driving didn’t have a fancy new media system that could connect with my phone and play my audiobook and music through the car speakers. Fortunately, my little speaker had a relatively long battery life and produced sound that was good enough for a car. My parents were impressed. However, the JBL speakers that are being sold this year are more durable, with better battery life, and with better quality sound. A lot of times smaller speakers have to sacrifice the quality of the bass sounds. However, the JBL Charge 2 has two twin radiators for extra deep bass. If you go to Best Buy you can hear how good the sound is for such little speakers. I would recommend turning it up slowly. I’ve been surprised a few times in Best Buy when some one wants to test out a speaker by cranking the volume right up to the top. The JBL portable speakers can work as high quality speakerphones that you can answer calls with when connected to your phone.
If you’re like me then your GPS is at least 5 years old, and you might be interested to know about some of the new features that new quality GPS’s. Plus, these new GPS devices are an upgrade from your smartphone, and they won’t drain your phone’s battery during long trips. Katie and I have been lucky enough to test drive a few upgraded new cars with nice GPS devices, and we have really liked the new features that you can also get in a stand-alone GPS. Best Buy have some high-quality GPS devices available. The Garmin52LM and the Garmin 2597LMT both have a feature that tells the speed limit for your location, and your estimated arrival time. There have been lots of times where I don’t know what the speed limit is on that road, and I don’t spot one for miles. Another handy feature is lane assist and junction view that makes one of the most stressful parts of driving, changing lanes, easier and safer.