home : hot deals & information involving: Best Buy Thursday, September 20, 2018
- 2-Pack Insignia Speakers with Google Assistant $50, With Battery $70
Insignia Voice Smart Bluetooth Speaker & Alarm Clock with Google Assistant.
It works like the Google Home but in alarm clock form.
Plays streaming music, tells the news & weather, and controls smart devices in the home.
The price is $40 for the regular one, or $150 for the portable one.
Don't worry, the price will change:
Add one to the cart.
View the cart, and change the quantity to 2
The total price changes to $50 for the regular model, or $70 for the portable.
Those are for 2.
Shipping is free.
At $25 each (or $35 each for the portable), this is cheaper than 2 Google Home Minis at $39 each.
The reviews of the Insignia speakers are mostly positive.
Reading the reviews, people love the sound quality, the Google Assistant, and the clock on the front.
However, some reviews complain about the wrong time being displayed, and little support available to help.
As one reviewer said, "hold on to your receipt in case you can't get the time to set properly and need to return the unit."
- Amazon Fire 8" Tablet for $50
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet for $50 with free shipping.
Amazon's tablets are definitely the cheapest when compared to the prices of iPad and Android.
The Fire has far fewer features than more expensive tablets, and far fewer apps & games in their download library.
It won't sync (or Cast) the display with a TV and won't play YouTube videos, but will play a large selection of shows & movies with an Amazon Prime membership.
- Insignia Voice Smart Bluetooth Speaker/Alarm Clock
Works like a Google Home Mini, but in alarm clock form.
You can say things like, "Hey Google, play Shakira."
Friday, August 17, 2018
- TP-Link Smart Plug for $10 In-Store
TP-Link Smart Plug for $10 at Best Buy stores.
You can look up availability online, purchase, and pick it up.
It turns a power outlet into a smart outlet, controlled by a smartphone or a smart speaker (Amazon Echo or Google Home).
Friday, August 3, 2018
- Amazon Fire TV Stick for $20
Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com are selling the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $20.
Shipping is free, and same-day in-store pickup is available.
$20 is an amazing value if you are OK with not having YouTube.
Since Amazon and Google are competing in the same space, Google's YouTube (and YouTube TV) do not work on a Fire TV Stick.
And, Amazon's Prime Video (including Amazon original series) do not play on a Google Chromecast.
All do play on a Roku.
Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and other streaming apps work on the Fire TV, on Chromecast, and on a Roku.
We chose Google Chromecast in our home because we use YouTube TV for live shows (mostly sports and the evening shows).
We enjoy unlimited DVR per account, and up to 5 accounts included means everyone in the home can watch anything in their own TV library.