Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Smart Home Technology Brought to Life at The Mall of America #BestBuyTechHome

"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"

The best thing about moving to Minnesota? The Mall of America! You just never know what you’ll come across while you’re there and this week something exciting kicked off. Visit the Mall of America between now and 9/17/2016 for your chance to check out what’s new in home technology. 

Best Buy has brought to life the latest in home technology for you to experience firsthand at their Tech Home in the Mall of America. Setup in a mock home environment, you’ll get the feel for what a completely smart home is like, flawlessly connecting devices and appliances in the bedroom, kitchen, living room and more! 

Take the tour and find yourself at the hub, the Samsung SmartThings Hub. Connectivity starts here. With the Samsung SmartThings hub, you can connect and control close to 200 compatible products. Products like thermostats, motion sensors, dimmer switches and the list goes on and on. 

You can purchase a Hub on its own, but it is also available bundled with the Samsung Home Monitoring Kits, which include the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor. This motion sensor doesn’t just detect movement, but temperature as well. The bundle also includes 2 multipurpose sensors that monitor temperature and vibration and let you know when doors or windows are open, and lastly a smart outlet.

So you’ve been to the hub were everything connects and comes to life, but where is your control? It’s found at the hub as well! See Samsung SmartThings is the easiest way to set up a smart home and it doesn’t just keep all your devices organized and connected, it connects you too, with simply your smatphone! Control hundreds of compatible smart devices like lights, locks, sensors and way more with the SmartThings app.

Before we sold our home and moved to Minnesota, we were on route to a smart home. We had just begun making changes like investing in a hub, we had some pretty darn cool smart lights and dimmers and a Wi-Fi thermostat that was so neat! But after taking the Best Buy Smart Home tour, I definitely know where we will be starting in our new home.

With five children and a dog the Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor seems like a must-have, and one I can’t figure out if I am happy they didn’t have when I was younger or not. This system works with, well, a sensor. See you place a sensor in your child’s backpack or on your dog’s collar and you’ll be alerted on your smartphone of their arrival home, or if your pet gets out! You can also trigger events with it. Like you can have the lights turn on when you arrive home, or have the door lock behind you. Imagine not having to worry if the door is locked or the lights were left on.

After taking in so much awesome technology, I could help but leave in love. In love with the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator

I have a large family and never know what is left in the fridge from one minute till the next, and list... they don’t help. The Samsung Family Hub refrigerator was genuinely built for families with three cameras inside, accessible by smartphone app, so you can see what you need while at the grocery store. How cool is that?! In addition it lets you organize, yes organize, your groceries by when you bought them. No more expired products sitting around. There are also loads more features like that it has Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen right on the door for keeping track of activities and events, photos, streaming music, pulling up a recipe etc. etc.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re a tech lover like myself and are in the Minnesota area you have to get over to the Mall of America and take the tour, it is free and will leave you in awe. Who knew how smart your home could actually be? And if the cool tech alone isn’t enough incentive to go check it out, there are some sweepstakes involved as well! 


Be one of the first 250 to visit the Tech Home at the Mall of America each day from 8/22-9/17 and you could win one of many prizes made with Qualcomm technologies including Sonos Play:1 speakers, Samsung Gear S2, and more. And while you’re there don’t forget to find out how you could win a $10,000 Best Buy Gift Card, a Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Collection, Samsung Dream Kitchen, or a Samsung 55” SUHD 4K TV!!! No purchase necessary. See for full rules.

I had a great time checking out and learning about the latest tech and you will too!


Sarah Fisena said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, I can see how you'd fall in love with that refrigerator. Technology today is amazing.

Janet W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love for my home to be more advanced with technology.

VickieC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my grown son would love this,,but its not for me,,,im not very techy

Shelly Peterson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow this is pretty cool. Gotta love that fridge!

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