What's new at Best Buy OctoberThere’s a quote about October I love, and it comes from fictional character Anne of Green Gables who once said, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” I completely agree.

It’s not just fall leaves or pumpkin spice lattes. It’s not just the fact that we can bring out the sweaters and start planning for Halloween: October is all of those things and more, and it kicks into high gear in the first few weeks because Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

October is also when a lot of amazing products are launched on Best Buy, and they’ll be online and ready for the busy holiday season. Here’s what’s new on Best Buy this month.


DJi Mavic Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Camera & Controller

If you’re a drone fan there’s some good news on the horizon: the DJi Mavic Drone is now available for pre-order, and with a Halloween release date you can be sure there’s going to be a lot of drones flying over the trick or treaters this year.

The DJi Mavic is a foldable drone, and although you can fold it into the shape of a water bottle, it lets you hit the skies and cruise at a speedy 40 mph or 65 km/hr. Choose from Sport Mode to hit max speeds or Easy to Fly with Front Obstacle Avoidance if you’re just starting out.

The DJi also has a 4K Ultra HD camera, so every video and photo you capture will be crystal clear and real to life. Take a look at Ted’s overview of the DJi Mavic.


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Delsey Concorde Hard-Side Luggage

With the holidays coming, there’s never a better time to pick up a new set of luggage. Although most of us have always used the traditional soft-sided luggage, the most popular sets now are hard-sided liked the Delsey Concorde 3-piece luggage set.


With a Delsey Concorde set you get three hard-sided cases including a 27-inch, 23-inch, and 18-inch case. Each piece in the set is made of durable ABS material and all three have 4 EZ glide spinner wheels so they’re really easy to roll.

You can find the Delsey Concorde set in blue, grey, and purple, so there’s a colour for everyone.


New Roku streaming media players

I attended a Roku event last week and while there I previewed all of the amazing new Roku streaming media players. Available for pre-order right now are the Roku Ultra, the Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, and the Roku Express.


All of the Roku media streamers will give you over 2500 paid or free channels including YouTube, Netflix, Crave, and Crackle. You can use the Roku app or the included remote to surf your channels, and with some Roku players you’ll be able to plug in a set of headphones for solo watching.

Out of all of the new players Roku is releasing, the Roku Ultra will be at the top of a lot of wish lists this holiday. It gives you 4K and HDR content so you can stream your favourite movies, sports, and more in gorgeous, real-to-life 4K.

Check out my overview of all of the Roku devices available for pre-order. They’re shipping out on October 28th, 2016.



GoPro Hero Black

It’s finally here: the GoPro Hero Black has hit the shelves and you can now grab your favourite action sports camera and capture every adventure in smooth, stable 4K video or snap a few pics at 12MP.

Low light captures are no problem for the GoPro Hero Black, and the camera is also shockproof, crash-proof, and waterproof up to 33 feet without you having to put on an extra case. Think of all of the underwater adventures you’ll be able to capture.

Sharing your video is easy with the GoPro Hero Black. It has built-in Wi-Fi + Blutooth so all of your footage will be uploaded to your GoPro Plus cloud account, and you’ll be able to just open up Quik, the GoPro editing app on your phone or tablet and edit or share your photos.


WestJet Feather Lite 2.0 3-piece soft side expandable luggage

When you need just a little more room in your holiday luggage this year, the WestJet Feather Lit set will be there. Available in blue or black, this set includes 3 pieces: a 28-inch, 24-inch, and 18-inch bag. The soft side design lets you expand for more packing room, and the four 360-spinner wheels will help you rush through the airport with ease.


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WowWee CHiP, your robotic dog

I just did a review of WowWee CHiP so my kids and I spent a week with him, and he’s now in the top three on my kid’s wish Christmas lists. CHiP is a little wonder dog who follows you around your house, does tricks, and responds to hand and voice commands. He includes a ball he’ll use to play fetch with you and when his battery is low, he’ll head back to his bed for a quick recharge.


Check out my full review of WowWee CHiP and see him in action in my review video.



Sphero BB-8 App-enabled droid

Everyone can use a little BB-8 in their lives, and the Shero BB-8 app-enabled droid will be your constant companion. He’s a smart little droid who has autonomous function that lets him explore his surroundings, and he incudes a Star Wars Force band so you can feel just like a Jedi when you control him with hand gestures.


You can control BB-8 with your smartphone, tablet, or voice, and when he needs a recharge you can use the included induction-charging base. BB-8 gives you hours of Star Wars fun, and you can take a look at Leo’s review for a detailed review of everything he can do.

I know that BB-8 was a huge holiday hit last year, and he’s sure to be a top toy so I’m going to get mine early.


All of these great products are available on Best Buy right now, and it’s the perfect fall day to kick back with a pumpkin spice latte and do a little pre-holiday shopping.

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