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I’m probably every marketing pro’s dream, especially when it comes to technology. If I see it, I want it. Much like a child with all of the toy commercials leading up to Christmas, I’m giddy with every bit of new technology that hits the airwaves. This is how I was when I saw the Philips Hue.
Philips Hue Starter Kit
Philips Hue Starter Kit is the personal wireless lighting environment that, with the bridge and bulbs, can be controlled using your iPhone, iPad, or Android device from wherever you are. You can connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system, using as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs.
Change the way you light your home or just spice up a party by adjusting colors, timers, alerts and more from your phone or mobile device. The bulbs, accessory lights and bridge work with your Wi-Fi to let you create mood-setting color schemes, or enjoy the right light setting for reading, relaxing, concentrating and many more. You can also easily maintain an automatic schedule while you’re vacationing so that it looks like you’re home.
Philips Hue Go Light
The Philips Hue Go is a portable smart light that offers a lot of versatility for any lighting need. Plug it in or carry it with you with up to 3 hours of rechargeable battery life. You can control the lighting from the Hue Go itself, or via the hue app (hue bridge required). You can use it as personal reading light in a dark room, create bright lighting in a room with little existing lighting or no electrical outlets, use it as a kid’s night light, or take it outside to provide ambience on the patio
You might also use the Hue Go to wake up refreshed and energized in the morning. The gradually increasing light intensity gives you the feeling you are waking up from sunrise – gently and naturally.
Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router and DST Adapter With Geek Squad Included
The Netgear Nighthawk DST Router is a brand new router that was exclusively developed between Netgear, an industry leader in the networking world, and Best Buy, to help provide consumers with an easy, all-in-one solution to support their home’s connected devices.
Our household depends heavily on our router because, like many households, the number of Wi-Fi dependent products has greatly increased. In fact, did you know that the average US household has 7 connected devices?
From smart phones, to tablets, to laptops, to computers, and Wi-Fi printers, this puts a strain on the home’s network, especially the router. With the interest in online gaming and 4k TVs, connected devices such as smart thermostats, plus the need to stream shows from Netflix or Hulu, it places even more demands on the network. Many households may experience slow Wi-Fi, dropped calls, or experience “dead zones” – which could be improved upon with an “AC” router, Wi-Fi extenders and expert help.
The AC1900 comes with one DST, or “Dead Spot Terminator,” adapter, to eliminate your Wi-Fi dead zones; place it in an area where you get little/no reception, to improve Wi-Fi access. Additional adapters can be purchased for other dead zones. It’s built to support 10+ connected devices and allows you prioritize devices for streaming videos or music, and included advanced features for lag-free gaming.
Best Buy makes it easy with this new high performance Wi-Fi router, which includes a Wi-Fi extender and Geek Squad Set Up and Support via phone & web, for one full year. The Geek Squad service via phone & web allows customers to call or get help 24/7 whenever they want, vs. the need to schedule an appointment.
One word of warning, however. Be careful taking your Philips Hue bulbs out of the package. They seem much more delicate that traditional LED bulbs and unfortunately, at nearly $60 a pop, they’re expensive to replace.