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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 will admit that when I first heard about the GoPro series I was intrigued. I knew my favorite tech news outlets were raving on them and I immediately started my research. It wasn’t long before I fell in love and started daydreaming of places and situations GoPro would be perfect for.

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Then there was the Best Buy website Launch at Best Buy. You probably already know that Best Buy is the destination for the latest cameras and camcorders, including the new GoPro HERO+LCD. The new camera arrived in stores just in time for Father’s Day.

GoPro HERO+LCD

The new GoPro camera is perfect for capturing sweet family moments, long summer breaks and every journey that lies ahead. The beaches of Acapulco. The Rocky Mountains. Hawaii… Wherever your family is headed you can capture every second in 8.0MP photos and 1080p videos. It has never been easier to capture incredible moments and relive them on the spot with the LCD display.

GoPro HERO+LCD

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.

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Special Offers You don’t Wanna Miss:

To help you bring the GoPro Hero home Best Buy has these amazing offers just for you.

  • HERO+LCD (Sku 6954009) with free 32GB Extreme Plus memory card (Sku 9387066). Valid 6/14-6/20
  • Free $50 Best Buy Gift Card with purchase of the GoPro HERO4 Silver (Sku 8374096) or GoPro HERO4 Black (Sku 8374078). Valid 6/7-6/20

So head over to a Best Buy near you (or the Best Buy website) and check out the GoPro HERO4.

GoPro HERO+LCD

The key to prevention is preparedness. Have you ever heard that? I have heard it a few times throughout my life but it never sank in; at least not until it was too late. I told y’all how I was robbed on Christmas Eve and I could have/should have taken steps beforehand. I have worked diligently to make myself feel safe in my home again. I’d love to share the steps I’m taking so you can get a jump on preparing. I used to be one of those people who say “That won’t happen to me” and I was proven wrong. Tragedies like this can happen to anyone, even you.

One thing I wish I had done sooner is install cameras that would allow me to monitor my home wherever I was. Thankfully D-Link provided us with the D-Link Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera and HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera for this post. Each camera has amazing features that have let me leave my home again without fearing what I’ll come home to. The first D-Link camera I want to talk about is the D-Link Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Cameras.

D-Link Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Camera

With this state of the art security camera you can monitor nearly anything you want. The large Pan & Tilt will rotate almost any direction, and with up to a 4x digital zoom, zero light vision up to 8 meters (26 feet), and a wireless connectivity that is Wi-Fi protected you can place it in even the most obscure places, even in the dark.  They are made with a built-in microphone that will pick up clear sound within 5 meters (16.4 feet). Built with infrared LED’s for enhanced night vision, you can put this bad boy in plain sight or hide it. It is the type of device that might just deter intruders or someone from doing something that they shouldn’t on sight alone. On top of all that, they are motion detected so you wont have search though hours of footage.

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One of the coolest things about these cameras is that they are smart phone accessible.  Meaning that you can download an app on your smart phone (both Androids and on Apple products), that will allow you to tap into the feed that the camera is on.  You can even use your phone itself from a remote location to move the camera back and forth on the mount, change the positioning of the camera and even zoom in.  You can also download an app on your laptops or desktops that will allow you to do all of this as well.

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I’d love to tell you all about my experience with the HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera but guess what. The same a-hole that stole my computer stole the camera before I had a chance to install it. Talk about irony. I think this video helps give you an inside peek at the possibilities of this camera; it really seems great.

D-Link has a great line of several different cameras, some larger and more advanced than what I have described, while others are more simple and less permanent.  All in all I think its a great idea to have cameras installed, especially when you can check out the feed from your phone.  You never know what is going to happen, and it’s always best to have whatever does happen on camera. You can order D-Link security/surveillance cameras from the D-Link website.  They range in price from around $55 for the smaller, simpler cameras, up to $600 for a complex and powerful machine.

 

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 holidays are filled with memories just begging to be captured on film, or memory cards rather. With so many advancements in digital photography it can be somewhat painful to even try to keep up with the times. That is why I like to choose cameras that will grow with me until I am ready to take the next leap. My current camera is a Canon Rebel T4i. I have had it for a year and am still in love with it. I have been eyeing some other cameras lately though, as I am considering taking that leap towards a new camera. At least a new lens if nothing else!

Canon Holiday ImageWhen I was first shopping for a dSLR camera I learned that there are 2 main groups. The Canon group and the Nikon group. I immediately gravitated towards the Canon group and my first ever DSLR was a Canon Rebel T3. About a year later was when the T4i came into my life. And here we are, yet another year later and I am ogling the Canon Rebel T5i and all of her gloriously awesome features.

Canon Holiday Image 2Off the bat the promise to capture Hollywood caliber full HD video caught my attention. I have been dying to start some Youtubing and this sounds like the camera to have to get that started. THe continuous autofocus while taking HD video is a nice bonus.

The 3″ vari-angle touch screen makes navigating a breeze and the 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor ensures vivid, crystal-clear images.

Holiday Tree 2014_27Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

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Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20