Start preparing those wish lists; the holiday shopping season is here. Today, Best Buy announced its annual “Top Tech” list — the 20 must-have technology products — just in time to get a head start on holiday shopping.
The list contains the hottest new and emerging technologies handpicked by Best Buy’s tech experts, from virtual reality and smart home products to drones and hair dryers (yes, hair dryers). It also includes the latest laptops, gaming systems, TVs, cameras and more. Customers can browse, learn about, preorder or buy them now in Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com.
“This holiday, we’re making it easier than ever for our customers by taking out the guesswork as they shop for friends, family or even themselves,” said Mike Mohan, chief merchandising officer at Best Buy. “These products showcase the newest, most innovative trends and what’s truly possible with technology.”
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is predicting that nearly 70 percent of consumers will buy tech gifts this holiday.
Without further ado, Best Buy’s Top Tech of 2016 (in no particular order):
- Google Home
- Bose® QuietComfort® 35 Wireless Headphones
- Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
- Lenovo Yoga 910 2-in-1 Laptop
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- Oculus Rift
- Sony PlayStation VR
- Sony 65” Class LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with High Dynamic Range
- GoPro Hero5 Black
- DJI Mavic Pro Drone
- Fitbit Charge 2
- Microsoft Xbox One S
- Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
- iPhone 7
- Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones
- Apple Watch Series 2
- Rand McNally OverDryve Connected Car System
- HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop
- Google Chromecast Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S7
To get a leg up on their shopping, customers can now enjoy discounts on many Top Tech gifts — including $100 off iPad Pro 9.7-inch and $100 off Lenovo Yoga 910 — today through Saturday, Oct. 29. Visit BestBuy.com for a full list of the deals.
Holiday Shopping Events
On Saturday, Nov. 5, customers can play with and score great deals on select Top Tech products and other must-have items at Best Buy’s special holiday shopping events. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time, shoppers can interact with and get demonstrations of a range of Top Tech products, including Google Home, OverDryve, and more, in 400 stores across the U.S.
And for the first time, gaming fans will be able to experience Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on the new PlayStation 4 Pro, featuring 4K, in select Magnolia Home Theater locations.
Geek Squad Has Your Back
And the bow on the box: Free in-store set-up or advice on select Top Tech products for My Best Buy members, giving customers looking for Geek Squad’s help another great reason to join My Best Buy at no cost. Today, Geek Squad supports most things customers plug into their homes or cars, optimizing home theater systems, creating fast and secure home networks, and helping harness the power of the Internet of Things with smart home products.
Tech Help Makes the Holidays Easy
Customers also can take comfort knowing that Geek Squad’s expert assistance is available remotely whenever they need it during the hectic holiday season. As added security for most of the gifts customers purchase at Best Buy, Geek Squad Protection plans include an extra month of coverage for all but Mobile Complete Protection Plans. Geek Squad 24/7 Support provides device set-up, unlimited virus removal, Internet Security Software and additional ongoing support for up to three computers or tablets for the length of the plan. Geek Squad even helps tackle slow speeds, buffering, device connectivity and other home networking problems with Home Wi-Fi Setup & Support. An agent will set up a new or existing router to maximize performance and optimize security in-home or same-day remotely, and deliver ongoing remote Wi-Fi support for the length of the plan.
Free Shipping on Everything
This holiday season, Best Buy again makes it easy for holiday shoppers to cross everything off their gift lists. Customers will get free shipping on everything when they shop on BestBuy.com, now through Dec. 24.
And for those who can’t wait for their new tech, customers can pick up their BestBuy.com orders for free at their local Best Buy stores.