The Best Buy Tech Home – And Why You Should Totally Check it Out

I recently attended a V.I.P. blogger tour of the Best Buy Tech Home in Atlanta. Remember back in the day when we were all drooling over Bill Gates’ awesome sauce smart home?


Just bring your self back into that moment, when you thought, “How freaking rad would it be to walk into my house and have the lights turns on, my playlist start jamming and the thermostat adjusted”.


Or wait, how about doing all of it from your phone as you’re getting the mail? Yeah, your phone. And trust me, my little nerdy babes, I’m just getting started.


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The Best Buy Tech Home Experience – And Why You Totally Need to Check it Out for Yourself


Some of you may have watched my Instagram Story on @HeroesAndUnicorns (for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s my alter ego gram of everything but travel), on my Best Buy Tech Home tour the day I visited.


If you did, kudos to you. I showed everyone my favorite smart products and shared why they were completely amazing. If you didn’t catch the story, no biggs, you’re here now.


When I first walked into the Best Buy Tech Home I wasn’t really sure what I would experience. Of course to my dismay, there was no Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons however, there was a robotic puppy!


But all jokes aside, this tour really got me thinking about what I wanted to add to my own home. Here are my top 10 favorite finds from the Best Buy Tech Home (and you can bet I’ll be adding all of them to my home soon).


Yale Smart Lock – For keyless home entry up to 99 codes and smartphone alerts upon entry and exit.


Best Buy Tech Home


Ring Video Doorbell – This is super cool, you can see who’s at your door from your phone, let people in and know when they’ve left. It even has night vision! NIGHT VISION!!!!!


Best Buy Tech Home


Petnet – Smartfeeder for pets. I love, love, LOVE this. It allows you to feed your pets from your phone. It even measures the amount for you. Perfect for a busy traveler like me.


Best Buy Tech Home

Best Buy Tech Home


The Logitech Harmony Home Hub – Allows you to control up to eight devices with your smartphone.


Best Buy Tech Home

Best Buy Tech Home


Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator – Complete with inside view camera which you can see from your phone, a giant built-in tablet on the door and of course many super cool interior functions.


Best Buy Tech Home


Netgear Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Wi-fi System – Gets high-speed internet to every single corner of your home.


Best Buy Tech Home


Samsung Smart Things Motion Sensor – This is a must have to start with. You can program it for automated actions when movement or temperature shifts are detected. It also alerts your phone about unexpected activity while you’re away.


Best Buy Tech Home


Samsung Smart Things Outlet – Control anything plugged into the outlet from anywhere. Electronics, lights, small appliances all can be controlled from your smartphone.


Best Buy Tech Home

Ecobee Touch Screen Wi-fi Thermostat – Allows you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere on your phone.


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The Samsung Powerbot Turbo – Vacuum all day, get a phone alert when the bag is full. Maps your home so it covers every inch.


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I Loved the Entire Tour


The personal IHA tour really gave me a lot of insight as to what would fit best with my lifestyle, what would save me money and how it all worked.


I seriously wouldn’t have imagined a home could be so smart had I not been given this personal Best Buy Tech Home tour.


I decided to have an IHA (In-Home Advisor) visit my home to scope my place out and tell me just how smart my home can be. I thought since I lived in an apartment that I could never have the smart life, but no job is too big or small for an IHA, so I’m really excited to see what my upcoming IHA will show me.


I’m literally teeming with excitement over this. Like Christmas morning style.


Check back soon, I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how it goes!


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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