hello november what's new at best buy Another month has gone by and we’re officially on the countdown to Christmas! It’s hard to believe the holidays are around the corner, but as soon as the Halloween decorations come down it’s time to start your holiday gift lists.

If you need holiday gift ideas, I’ve got them. Here’s what’s new at Best Buy for November.


What’s new in Appliances?

There’s a lot new in every category on Best Buy this month. Check out what’s new in appliances.

Bonne O Mixed Beveragebonne_o_white_appliance_grande

Just in time for holiday parties, the Bonne O Mixed Beverage appliance will soon hit the shelves of Best Buy. It’s an appliance that adds a touch of sparkle to your favourite infused water, fruit, tea, wine, or spirits, so you can make any kind of beverage bubbly. It’s slim, light, and works without a CO2 tank so you can carbonate anything with one-touch and no extra fuss.

I’ll be review the BonneO Mixed Beverage appliance at the end of the month, so be sure to watch for that.


KitchenAid food processorKitchenAid Food Chopper/Mini Food Processor

KitchenAid is great as a gift any time of the year, but the brand really shines during the holidays. They have a new addition to the product line up, the KitchenAid 3.5 cup Mini Food Processor, and it’s going to be on a more than few holiday lists this year.

Food prep is simple when you have a food chopper, and with this food processor you can make sauces, prepare dressings, and chop ingredients. When you’re finished with it, just put the bowl in the dishwasher and you’re ready to chop again.


Star Wars BB-8 Waffle MakerBB8 Waffle Maker

Want to spend Saturday mornings with your favourite Star Wars characters? The Force will be with your breakfast when you have the BB8 Waffle Maker. It creates tasty, golden brown waffles and doubles as a sandwich maker so you can create BB8 grilled cheese too. You can bring the entire Star Wars Universe home for breakfast because there’s also a Darth Vader Waffle Maker and a Storm Trooper Toaster.

What’s new in smart home?

Having a smart home is something I really enjoy, and I can’t emphasize enough how these devices help you feel safe and secure in your home. The best part of having a smart home is that there’s always something new to add, and here are just a few of the smart home devices that are new this month.


Petcube play PetCube Play

I’ll have a review of the PetCube Play up this week, but I can tell you right now if you’re in the market for a Pet Cam, this is one to pick up. Only available at Best Buy, it’s not just the 1080p resolution or the fact that it has a wide view angle and two way audio, the PetCube Play lets you play with your cats and dogs with a laser. You can control it via the app, and if you want to you can add your PetCube to the PetCube network and other people can login, view your camera, and play with your pets.

Phillips motion sensor



Philips Hue Motion Sensor
I have Phillips Hue smart lights in my home, and I love how they turn on and off at random times and change colours to suit my current mood. Now Phillips has come out with the Phillips Hue Motion Sensor. It’s a wireless system that’s triggered by motion and automatically turns your lights on and off. You need the Phillips Hue starter kit for it to work, but the combo of motion sensor and starter kit is a great gift for any smart home enthusiast.


nest cam 3 packNest Cam Indoor 3 pack

Nest Cam Wi-Fi security cameras are one of the best ways to keep an eye on your home, and the Nest Cam indoor 3-pack will give you eyes and ears on every corner or floor. They record in 1080p and you get a 24/7 live stream and mobile alerts.

What’s new in gaming?

During the lead up to the holidays you can always count on new gaming systems and games being released, and Christmas 2016 is now exception.


playstation pro 4PlayStation PS4 Pro

There have been a lot of people waiting, and the wait is almost over: the PlayStation PS4 Pro is set to be released on November 10th. Not only will you be able to play all new 4K PlayStation games, but the PS4 Pro will stream 4K compatible content and upscale all of your Blu-ray DVDs to 4K. I have a 4K smart TV that upscales and I can attest to the fact that it’s like watching your favourite movies in the theater all over again.

You can pre-order your PlayStation PS4 Pro right now.


NES classic consoleNES Classic Console

All of you Super Mario fans are probably rubbing your hands in anticipation of the release of the NES Classic Console, but this isn’t the NES you might remember from your youth. It’s an all-in-one system that includes 30 of your favourite NES games you can play with the included controller. It’s being released soon, so keep an eye out for this one.


What’s new in home audio?

It’s getting cold outside, and if you want to cozy up this chilly winter you’re going to want to upgrade your home theater. Here are a few things new in home audio you might to give or bring home to your living room.


bose nearly invisibleBose Nearly Invisible Speakers

Surround sound speakers are a must have after you upgrade your TV or if you want to watch movies with better sound, and the Bose Virtually Invisible 300 Wireless surround sound speakers are the perfect home theater upgrade. They’ll such with your sound bar and your are small enough to hide, but they give you big, booming audio you have to hear to believe.



bose surround soundPolk Magnifi Mini

Don’t let the name fool you: the Polk Audio 150W MagniFi Mini sound bar with subwoofer is no slouch in the big sound department, and it has a six driver speaker array with Dolby Digital surround sound processing for the most immersive audio. It also wirelessly connects via Bluetooth and GoogleCast to stream anything you’d like.



Sonos White Subwoofer

sonos subwoofer
Did you know you can get room filling audio from something as small as a cube? I didn’t either, but the Sonos subwoofer has 2 speakers that are set face-to-face within the sub and a wireless design to let you plug it in anywhere. Control is simple too, because it works with the free Songs Controller app.




That’s just a sample of what’s hitting the shelves of Best Buy this month, and I hope I gave you some great ideas to add to your wish list for the holidays. Take a look at everything new and hot for the holiday season by visiting bestbuy.ca.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag