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Best Buy ditches Roku for Amazon Fire TV for its new Insignia Smart TVs

Best Buy and Amazon announced an exclusive partnership this morning that will have Best Buy selling Amazon Fire TV Edition smart televisions in its stores, with “more than 10” Fire TV Edition models coming soon from Toshiba and Best Buy’s own Insignia brand. The new TVs will be sold in Best Buy stores, at BestBuy.com, […]

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All 250 Best Buy Mobile in the US will close up shop this spring

Big box consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has about a thousand full-sized stores across the United States. But the company also operates about 250 smaller Best Buy Mobile stores that are located in shopping malls, urban areas, and other spots where a 40,000 square foot shop might not fit. Now the company plans to close […]

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$20 Android phones may be the cheapest iPod touch alternatives available

Smartphones have largely replaced portable media players for most people. It’s been a few years since Apple bothered to update its iPod touch, and it’s been even longer since I’ve seen any other company try to offer a good Android-powered alternative to Apple’s touchscreen media player. Sometimes it can be useful to have a device that […]

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Do you use Best Buy as a showroom for things you buy from Amazon?

A growing percentage of the stuff Americans buy is sold online from Amazon and other web-based retailers. But you can’t walk into an Amazon store to check out the latest Kindle, laptop, smartphone, or game console before placing an order. We have Best Buy and Walmart, and other bricks and mortar stores for that — […]

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Best Buy selling new iPads for $200 off (when you trade in an older model)

Apple’s iPad with Retina display is one of the most popular tablets around, even though at $499 and up it costs a few hundred dollars more than many Android tablets. But if you’re looking to save a few bucks on the latest iPad models, Best Buy might have an opportunity. The company is offering discounts […]

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Google Nexus 7 with 1920 x 1200 screen hits Best Buy July 30th (Leak)

Google is expected to unveil its second-generation Nexus 7 tablet soon. And according to a leaked Best Buy ad, it looks like the tablet will be available in stores starting July 30th. There’s a chance it could be available online sooner than that — Google is holding an event on July 24th where the company […]