Best Buy is the place for the coolest tech gifts this holiday season, and you don't need to just take our word for it. We've enlisted help from around the blogosphere to try out and review some of the most anticipated products from our Top Tech Gift list for the 2017 holidays. Watch their video reactions, find out how these products won them over, and generate your own tech gift ideas.
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DJI Mavic Pro Drone
Tech guru Dave Taylor knows drones, and he opens his review by ticking off some common complaints plaguing many models, from short battery life to difficult flight controls. What made the DJI Mavic Pro a revelation for Dave is that DJI turns those weaknesses into strengths. He and his crew love the automatic hovering, up to 27-minute battery life, and the powerful 4K-capable camera.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
YouTube supermom Audrey McClelland used to take 20–30 minutes to dry her hair; she cut that down to less than 5 minutes her first time using the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Needless to say, she was impressed, and also appreciates the variety of styling attachments and settings included.
Lifestyle blogger Arianne Adams has been using a Fitbit for years, mostly to compete with her family in fitness challenges. What sets the Fitbit Ionic apart for her is the plethora of new features, especially switchable workout modes to track your specific activity, whether it's running, lifting weights or anything in between.
GoPro HERO6 Black
Blogger Jenn Brown had an idea of what she wanted to shoot with her new GoPro HERO6 Black action camera: her son Nash on his scooter. She was pleasantly surprised at how easy the camera was to set up, mount and control from her smartphone during the ride — and Nash had a great time, too.
Ring Video Doorbell 2
Kelly Tomlinson identified a great use for Ring Doorbell — tracking all those holiday packages coming to your front door. She also loved the peace of mind it offered knowing she could see the kids walking from the bus stop, or use the intercom to let visitors know she'd be right there while she put her dogs away.
iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum
Busy moms like Gena Lazcano need to save all the time they can. That's why she calls the Roomba robot vacuum a "game-changer" that makes cleaning up after her kids a breeze. Her favorite features are the auto scheduling and Virtual Wall functions, which let her control when and where Roomba kicks into action.
Amazon Echo Show
Tech junkie Amy Barseghia was already in love with Amazon Alexa products, and the Amazon Echo Show's video-calling feature makes it a go-to in her home. She also demonstrates how you can pair it with other smart devices to create a video monitor, intercom and music manager all controlled by your voice.
Sony UBPX800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Every family needs a home theater hub to browse and watch their favorite 4K movies and TV shows. William Sweeney found his with the Sony UBPX800 4K Blu-ray player, where he and his kids can play movies from their own collection, or search Netflix and other apps for an endless array of entertainment options.
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera
As a world traveler who loves to take photos, Jane Ko was looking for a camera that she could easily take anywhere. She found the thin, lightweight and versatile Sony a6300 to be perfectly up to the task, using it to take some amazing images during her recent trip to Italy.
Sony LF-S50G Voice-Activated Speaker
You can tell that Stacie Salazar and her girls know how to have fun, and this Sony voice-activated speaker amps up the good time with music, games and streaming content. Now they have a portable soundtrack to all their adventures and activities.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Stefanie Tolson wants you to know 5 of her favorite things about the Surface Pro, and there's plenty more to love about this versatile device:
- Automated logins with Windows Hello facial recognition
- Super-fast, thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor
- Long battery life, including up to 13.5 hours of video playback
- Light and thin
- Can be used as a laptop or tablet
For Justin Beam, the portability of the Nintendo Switch gaming console means he doesn't have to spend twice the money for a console his kids can play at home and on the go. Plus, with plenty of classic titles available, an old-school gamer like him can find something to enjoy as well.