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Technology is seriously the way of the future. Now more than ever, so many things in our home can be controlled by our phones or tablets. I honestly didn’t realize how much you could automate or make easier through technology. That is, until I took a tour of the Best Buy Tech Home at North Point Mall.
The Tech Home is a small replica of rooms you would find inside a home, and the tech gadgets that would work well inside each room! The home was filled with knowledgeable Best Buy and Geek Squad employees.
Seeing all the technology that is available for the home nowadays really has mine and my husband’s minds flowing with so many possibilities for our dream home! We plan to buy a “forever home” in a couple of years, and I want lots of this technology to be included in it.
Best Buy Tech Home
Take this front door gadget, for example. The Ring Video Doorbell, which lets you SEE who is visiting you. Without getting up from the bed or your favorite chair, you can use an app to tell your visitor that you aren’t available for guests at the moment. Also, you can communicate with anyone that comes to your home, no matter where you are – great if you are traveling and you don’t want to make it obvious your home is empty.
Just inside the home, we were able to learn more about the Arrival Sensor. This is perfect if you have kids or pets. You can be alerted, while you are away from the home, when a family member arrives home.
The sensor fits on a child’s backpack or pet’s collar. You don’t have to worry and wonder if your child made it home from school safety with this!
Another tech gadget that really wowed me with the Canon Connect Station in the office of the Tech Home. This device instantly stores your photos and videos with a simple touch of the camera to the pad!
As a blogger and mom, I take a TON of pictures – many of which stay on my camera’s memory card. Removing it and putting it into my Macbook to transfer the photos is just a hassle. This would solve that problem for me!
We have been wanting to upgrade our home entertainment in the living room, so seeing the television and the sound bar in the living room was amazing. Now, I am officially drooling over the curved Samsung 4K Smart TVs . And that sound from the Samsung Sound Bar was high quality too!
Best Buy In-Home Advisors
After the Best Buy Tech Home tour, we were able to schedule a visit from an In-Home Advisor. An IHA is an expert that comes into your home and helps you set up the tech just the way you want it. Since we are wanting a new TV, we will be talking about what is best for our living room.
I am excited to get a personalized plan from the Best Buy IHA for our home! Once the visit has been done, I will be sure to share how it went on the blog!