Best Buy Unveils Annual Holiday “Top Tech” List

Drum roll, please: Best Buy names the 20 must-have tech gadgets for
the holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

Contacts

Best Buy
Carly Charlson, 612-231-5146
Press@BestBuy.com