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Aug 242016

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

Ever since we moved into your current home, I’ve been trying to incorporate the latest in technology to improve the function & comfort of our home. If you’re also interested in smart home products, be sure to check out Best Buy for a wide variety of high-tech products designed to upgrade your space. In fact, if you’re in the Minneapolis area, don’t forget to visit the Mall of America starting on 8/22 to test out a variety of smart home products in a fun, home-like environment.
Tech Home

Have you ever dreamed of a streamlined Connected Home? Now, it’s easier than ever to check out the Best Buy Tech Home, where modern living is made easy! Visitors at the Tech Home exhibit can touch and experience all the latest products in a simulated home setting. How much fun is that?!

Sponsored by Samsung SmartThings, the Best Buy Tech Home features products that allow you to control & monitor multiple components of your home from anywhere in the world- using your smartphone or tablet. You can even tour the Tech Home with an expert Blue Shirt or Geek Squad Agent. Talk about a learning experience!

control & monitor multiple components of your home from anywhere in the world


There are many different products featured in the Best Buy Tech Home, including products from Samsung, Canon, NETGEAR, Philips Hue, Sony, Sonos, and Savant. Have a question about compatibility or how to set up a product? Be sure to ask one of the Best Buy employees (known as Blue Shirts) and you will find the right product(s) to solve your problems. They can even help you get your new gear synced up and ready to go!

Planning on heading to the Mall of America? Check out these amazing sweepstakes going on right now!

  • When you visit the Tech Home at the Mall of America, you could win amazing prizes that includes a $10,000 Best Buy Gift Card, a Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Collection, Samsung Dream Kitchen, and a Samsung 55” SUHD 4K TV and more. Visit the mall for all the details.
  • When you are one of the first 250 people to visit the Tech Home each day from 8/22-9/17, you could win one of many prizes made with Qualcomm technologies (Sonos Play:1 speakers, Samsung Gear S2, and more)!

*Abbreviated Rules: No purchase necessary. See for full rules.

Now, learn more about the exhibits at the Tech Home and tell me: Do you currently have any smart home products? Would you love to make your house a Connected Home? Are you planning any trips to the Mall of America soon?

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17 Responses to “Tech Home: Testing Smart Home Products”

  1. I haven’t been to the Mall of America in years. I need to plan a trip to MN just so I can go revisit that awesome mall. I love the idea of being able to test the latest home tech in a home-like environment.

  2. Having a tech home sounds wonderful, I would love to have a more techy home for sure!

  3. Testing out tech is one of my favorite ways to discover if it is a Hit Or A Miss. Your tech Home trip to test out sounds like you had plenty of tech testing and opportunities. What fun.

  4. Such a great post about testing out new gadgets! A really fun way to spice up your home.

  5. This sounds like a really cool exhibit at Mall of America! I am always interested in the latest and greatest tech!

  6. I’ve never been to Mall of America. As a tech freak, I wish I were closer, or they came closer for this! lol. Great post!

  7. We love Best Buy. Our home is pretty techie. My husband and I like to make sure we have all the gadgets for our house.

  8. This is all so confusing for me…most likely because I’m not very patient with technology! My husband deals with all of it, and we have a pretty good system going on here 😉

  9. This sounds like a great Tech Home exhibit for sure. I would love to have some of these products in my home. This post I will have to share with my sister who live fairly close to Mall of America. Thanks for sharing sharing the information.

  10. I’m headed over to check out Best Buy Tech Home. I buy quite a few home appliances from Best Buy so I know I’ll love these products.

  11. I could always use a new Smart TV. (wink!) I think Best Buy is the place to go for electronics and home appliances. They do have the best prices.

  12. I love how technology has improved how much Best Buy helps out our homes. This would be fun to check out at Mall of America.

  13. They really make it all easy don’t they? I really don’t see anything bad at all with all of these digital/electronics stuff, and I’m awed by the brands you can find in this. Anything with Sony, Samsung and even Netgear makes me giddy.

  14. I love the mall of America! It’s been a few years since I’ve been!! This system however sounds pretty sweet! I need it in my home

  15. Technology is amazing! I can’t believe all of the cool gadgets out there that can make life a little easier

  16. Love all the new advances with technology!
    We are upgrading our current system to include a doorbell camera. Then we can sit on the sofa and use of our phones to see who’s at the door!
    Oh how times have changed eh!

  17. I only shopped once at Best Buy and I must say their selection is awesome. There’s no Mall of America here, I wish there’s one.

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