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CUJO Smart Firewall – Best Buy #CUJO


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

When people started talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), I never really thought about how that whole concept might affect me and my household.  The IoT is “ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.”  In other words, all the stuff in your house that use the internet.

We’re good with what we have, I thought to myself. We just have a couple of computers and they have security software. Nothing is going to get us. Then we got another computer. And another laptop. Then our daughter moved back home with her computers. Then I realized our cable, security system and home phone are connected to the internet. We have a Nest thermostat. We all have smart phones.

Suddenly, I’m not feeling very protected from viruses, hackers and identity theft.  I need something simple and effective that will create a barrier between our IoT and the bad stuff.

That’s when Best Buy introduced me to CUJO Smart Firewall.

Your home is full of smart devices. They are not protected by antivirus, leaving your home open to
hackers. CUJO Smart Firewall uses machine learning to secure everything from tablets and PCs, to TVs and baby monitors. CUJO Smart Firewall is a smart firewall for the connected home, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. This one device will secure all devices connecting to the WiFi router. CUJO Smart Firewall detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. Think of it like antivirus for your entire network. Plus, CUJO Smart Firewall lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe.




•         CUJO IS BLAZING FAST (built with 1GB Ethernet)


                  – parental controls for all devices

                  – internet filter

                  – time limits

                  – social media monitoring

                  – pause internet

                  – alerts and reporting

                  – remote administration

                  – user profiles and settings

Set-up was so simple and this little guy is adorable!

The kit comes with everything you need, which is just a couple of things.  Nothing complicated and nothing that would require anything other that basic techie knowledge.  In fact, if you have a kid, you’re probably good to go with the set-up!

If you do have questions, though, there is online and phone support to help.  To start, I downloaded the CUJO app. It’s available for Android and iTunes. Then it was just a matter of activating connecting device to our router and going through the set-up. There’s even a video you can follow to make sure everything is doing what it’s supposed to do. Pretty soon my CUJO was smiling!  It took about a day for it to identify all of our devices, but sure enough, one by one, they were added to the app.

Now we can see if any attempts are made to get into our little IoT and just how vulnerable we were before.  Protect your children, your privacy, and your finances with CUJO Smart Firewall.


Google Chromecast Audio from Best Buy

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.

I love my music and and I’m thrilled that I can stream my playlists and get amazing sound quality throughout my home. With the Google Chromecast Audio from Best Buy, I can play music wirelessly through my speakers straight from my phone, laptop,or tablet. Because Google Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, I can stream crystal clear hi-def sound in multiple rooms with synchronous music. By using more than one Google Chromecast Audio device, I can listen to the same song on multiple speakers in every room in the house. One of my favorite things about the Google Chromecast Audio unit is that it’s really compact and sleek.

The set up is pretty seamless and easy to do. Plug into your speaker’s auxiliary input and connect to your WiFi network. Then just tap the Cast button from your favorite apps to stream songs, radio stations and podcasts to your speaker. I can stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps such as Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more at

By using my cell phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the house. And while streaming, I can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining my battery.

Crystal clear sound powered by the cloud streaming via WiFi instead of Bluetooth is a big quality advantage for sound with the new Google Chromecast Audio.



Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi System from NETGEAR and Best Buy

orbi-netgear-best-buyThe reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

Ready to have a look at all the cutting edge technology? Looking for technology that works together and is controlled from a smart phone?  We were happy to have the opportunity to learn about the latest in CE and Connected Home by touring the Tech Home with an expert Blue Shirt or Geek Squad Agent. We were also given the opportunity to schedule a free In-Home Consultation with an In-Home Advisor, a new service from Best Buy in the Atlanta market.

Best Buy carries the latest and greatest in connected home technology products and their knowledgeable Blue Shirts can help customers you find the solution to fit your needs. Additionally, Best Buy’s Geek Squad Agents can bring the experience to life by getting your tech connected and up and running.

Our daughter recently moved home after grad school and brought several devices with her, including a huge computer to run her AutoCAD programs and to support her gaming. All of them are Wi-Fi hogs and we have to take turns using the internet.  When we visited the Best Buy Tech Home in Atlanta, I was thrilled to learn about the new Orbi™ Whole Home Wi-Fi System from NETGEAR®.  I learned that Orbi is the simplest and smartest way to enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi in every corner of my home. Using tri-band Wi-Fi, the 2-Orbi System easily covers up to 4,000 square feet of your home with strong Wi-Fi signals and ensures your Internet stays fast, no matter how many devices connect. The Wi-Fi will go where I go and there will be no more competing for bandwidth!

Orbi™ Whole Home Wi-Fi System from NETGEAR®


There are 2 sweepstakes opportunities at Tech Home

Visit the Tech Home at the North Point Mall to learn how you could win 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.


Be one of the first 250 to visit the Tech Home at the North Point Mall each day from 9/27-10/14 and you could win one of many prizes made with Qualcomm technologies including Sonos Play: 1 speakers, Samsung Gear S2, and more. (Rules: No purchase necessary. See for full rules.

Heading Back to School with #SanDisk and Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

My daughter is returning to college on Monday with an apartment full of things to keep her connected and help her write her thesis. She’s an architect and creates very large files on her AutoCAD program. These are irreplaceable if lost or corrupt and its critical that she has the tools not only to protect them, but to quickly transfer them from the desktop computer in her apartment to her laptop to the printer at the school. We have purchased storage devices in all shapes and sizes, but after an unfortunate malfunction with a different brand, we’re SanDisk fans now…

SanDiskHer extensive international research for her thesis required a high-capacity, high-quality storage card for those precious photos. She can’t just hop back over to London or Barcelona if something happens to her originals. (Well, technically she could, but not on my dime again…and she doesn’t have enough dimes for that!)  For digital imaging, SanDisk products, from professional-grade camera memory to point-and-shoot SD cards to microSD cards, deliver industry-leading performance and reliability. SanDisk SD cards are also designed to meet the security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of next generation devices—because your stories span generations and your memory solutions should too.

Add a SanDisk microSD™ card to your smartphone or tablet, and you can carry more of the media and apps you love. Thin and light computing devices, tablets, and smartphones demand the compact form factors of SanDisk microSD cards.

SanDisk Extreme Plus for GoPro Hero

Capture more fast action, and you can record more 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video, as well as expect transfer speeds up to 60MB/s in action cameras, tablets and smart phones.  Mobile devices help you share stories every day, no matter where you go. Make sure their performance can keep up. SanDisk microSD™ cards give your smartphone or tablet a more responsive camera function and smoother media playback. Whether you want more storage for your phone or a card that makes it easy to shoot high resolution video on the go, you can choose the way you want to add fast, reliable data storage with capacity options from 4GB to 200GB.

Use this SanDisk card for digital cameras and get 10x the speed of other cards and transfer speed of 80 MB/s.

SanDisk Extreme Plus digital imaging

  • USB for IPhone and IPad allows for easy transfer between iPhone, iPad, and computers AND Frees up iPhone and iPad memory with both lightning and USB connectors
  • Dual USB for ANDROID devices allows for easy transfer between Android™ device and computers and frees up space for photos, videos, music and more.


I want my daughter’s time during her last year of grad school to be as worry free as possible and it helps knowing that we can depend on Best Buy for memory cards to support safe storage for all of her devices. Visit the site to learn what card is right for you and get great prices to boot!






Make Memories with GoPro #GoProatBest Buy


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

Summertime is here and it brings vacations, adventures, Father’s Day and family time! With all that cool stuff going on, you’ll want to preserve those memories as vividly as possible and you can do that with a GoPro HERO+ LCD – brand new and arriving in stores just in time for Father’s Day.


Best Buy is the place to go for the latest cameras and camcorders, including the new GoPro HERO+LCD.   The new GoPro camera is perfect for capturing sweet family moments, long summer breaks and every journey that lies ahead.   Capture incredible moments and relive them on the spot with the LCD display.


Make it an all-in-one awesome Father’s Day.  Help Dad capture his adventures and relive them on the spot with the new GoPro HERO+ LCD—featuring:

·         1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the convenience of a touch display.

·         Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to the GoPro App for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, and more.



We have lots of summer plans – vacation, family get-togethers, even Schlitterbahn Water Park in Texas!  What a great place for a GoPro!

Now is a great time to get your own goPro. Check out these cool offeres and incentives from Best Buy! When you purchase the HERO+LCD (SKU 6954009) it will come with a free 32GB Extreme Plus Memory Card (SKU 9387066). Hurry, though – this incentive is only available until 6/20.

Also, if you choose to purchase the GoPro HERO4 Silver (SKU 8374096) or the GoPro HERO4 Black (SKU 8374078) you will receive a FREE $50 Best Buy Gift Card! This incentive is also available until 6/20.

So head on over to Best Buy before these special incentives are over and enjoy making incredible memories with the GoPro HERO+LCD!

Looking for a Father’s Day or graduation gift? The all-new GoPro HERO+LCD is the answer! Visit Best Buy to find out more.




@Best Buy – The Ultimate Destination for Cameras and Camcorders #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

I always think I’m taking amazing shots while I’m taking the pictures. I’m typically disappointed later on when I look at them.  I’ve been using the same camera for about 10 years (or my cell phone) and I think it’s time to try something different.  Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture all of those high-stakes memories. You want to preserve those occasions that will only happen once. Now is the perfect time for you and I to upgrade our cameras to capture precious holiday memories and use the with built-in Wi-Fi to share your amazing photos with ease.

These popular models are some of my favorites. Someone go tell my husband, please! #HintingSeason

Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens

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·         A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly

·         This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity

·         Also available in red or gray

·         See the Product Details here.

Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

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·         A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus

·         This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.

·         Also available in White or silver

· See the Product Details here.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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·         A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps

·         This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.

·         See the Product Details here.



Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.  Never miss a moment. #CamerasatBestBuy

Want to get involved in the Best Buy Holiday conversation further? During the Holiday Season tweet @BestBuy using #HintingSeason and tell them the top gifts on your list! 🙂


#GoProAtBestBuy with @BestBuy – HERO4 is a Memory Maker!

I have been compensated for this review in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, but the opinions expressed are my own.

I have just over a year before I turn 50 years old. 50!  How did that happen? Well, I’ve decided to say goodbye to my first half-century of existence in a big way. I’m going to travel a lot during the next year and see some of the places that are on  my “list.”  In fact, when this post goes live, I’ll be on a trip to Seattle and Portland to kick things off and I plan to document the whole thing in ways I never have before. I am borrowing a friend’s GoPro camera for this trip, but I have a feeling that the new GoPro HERO4 will be on my Christmas wish list. We’re going to Disney World in January for my 49th birthday and I’ll want my very own. Europe in May…a GoPro dream!

The newest additions to the GoPro line are just in time for gadget gurus, adventure seekers and family memory makers to upgrade to the latest technology or add them to their holiday wish list. Best Buy will also have the latest accessories and mounts to help you capture immersive footage of the moments that matter most.


Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

The most advanced GoPros yet.

With stunning image quality and powerful new features, HERO4 cameras take Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Choose from HERO4 Black, with incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K50 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video, or HERO4 Silver, which pairs pro-quality video and photo capture with the convenience of a built-in touch display.


3 new cameras – something for everyone! Most notably, while the HERO4 still comes in three editions, there are greater differences between them. Black is still the top-specification model, but Silver brings some cool tricks to the table, too. Finally, the White edition is gone and in its place is a new camera simply called “HERO.” The structure is essentially a more defined hierarchy – professionals, consumers and entry level.

First, the patriarch of the family, GoPro HERO4 Black, is the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates.  HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.


The GoPro HERO4 Silver is the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. I love that feature and know it will make setting things up so much smoother and quicker. Controlling the camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.Hero4Silver_Cluster_01

Finally, GoPro HERO features high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.


I love the wearable, mountable design of these cameras and so many other supportive resources to get whatever shooting angle you’re after.

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So I’m thinking Space Needle, Mt. Olympus, Columbia River, so many amazing things to see that I want to share with the rest of my family and remember for a very long time. GoPro HERO4 could become my new best friend.  I guess I better go call Santa!

Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras and accessories.