Best-Buy

  • Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

    Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

    The Pebble Time has already been percolating out to backers of the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but now anyone can pre-order the wearable. In the U.S., pre-orders are routing through Best Buy, ahead of ship dates staring in early July, and in-store retail availability at the electronics giant starting in mid-July. For the rest of the world, Pebble.com is your pre-order destination… Read More

  • Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Retail will play a big part in Oculus Rift’s launch, according to Oculus VP of Product Nate Mitchell. “So far buying it has been about trial, you put it on and you’re transported to another place. That experience is going to be vital to getting hundreds of millions of people to adopt it.” Read More

  • Best Buy Will Accept Apple Pay In All U.S. Stores Later This Year

    Best Buy Will Accept Apple Pay In All U.S. Stores Later This Year

    Back when Apple Pay was first launched, Best Buy wanted none of it. As a part of the MCX consortium, they were a part of an effort among retailers to build a mobile payments system of their own: CurrentC. It seems Best Buy has changed its mind. 6 months later, Best Buy is jumping on the Apple Pay train. Read More

  • Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September. The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing. Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More

  • Best Buy To Layoff About 2,000 Managers Amid Poor Holiday Sales

    Best Buy To Layoff About 2,000 Managers Amid Poor Holiday Sales

    Uh-oh. Even though Big Blue squeaked out a profit last quarter and beat Wall Street’s expectations, the retailer is planning its biggest layoff since July 2012. About 2,000 managers will lose their job, but no store closures are planned. According to the New York Post, the exact number of cuts have not been determined yet but it could reach 2,000 managers The company announced its… Read More

  • There Is Now A Samsung Store In Nearly Every Best Buy Store

    There Is Now A Samsung Store In Nearly Every Best Buy Store

    Have you been in a Best Buy recently? The stores are starting to look more like exhibition halls than a warehouse retailer. And that’s by design. Stores within stores. Nearly every Best Buy store now has space dedicated to Samsung products and about half of the stores have space for Windows products. The company details the store-within-a-store concept in its 2014 fourth-quarter results. Read More

  • Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    It’s Thanksgiving in the States and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. In fact stores will be open tonight so you can elbow your way into a scrum of bargain hunters and frotteurists. I’m here to tell you it’s a sucker’s game, at least when it comes to consumer electronics and computer hardware. Read More

  • Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95

    Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95

    Pebble is selling its smartwatch via Best buy stores soon, with the device going on sale at the major U.S.-based electronics retailer on July 7 for $149.95. The e-ink display for the Pebble and Bluetooth connection it sports allow it to communicate information including caller display and notification alerts from a connected iPhone or Android device. Read More

  • Microsoft To Set Up Windows Stores In 600 Best Buy Locations, Launching This Summer

    Microsoft To Set Up Windows Stores In 600 Best Buy Locations, Launching This Summer

    Microsoft today announced that it is partnering with Best Buy to set up its own store-within-a-store in 500 Best Buy locations in the U.S. and 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada. These stores, which will be up to 2,200 square feet in size, will go head-to-head with Apple’s mini-stores in many of these Best Buy locations. Microsoft hopes they will become the… Read More

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