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Best Buy Holiday Gift Ideas For The Whole Family #HintingSeason

December 4th, 2014 by Christen

Best Buy Holiday


Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday is out the way, let’s talk unbiased holiday shopping shall we?  For the last few weeks, my family and I have been obsessed with holiday shopping at Best Buy this season!  My brother recently purchased an iPhone 6 for himself and my mother bought herself a LG3 smartphone (after consulting with me of course!) As one of my favorite places for holiday shopping and finding the best deals, its on wonder that Best Buy has the best holiday gift ideas for the whole family.

From gaming to navigation, with expert service and unbeatable prices these top gifts are on my list this holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:



For The Gamer:  Xbox One

Best Buy Holiday Xbox


Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.



For the Sound and Tech Enthusiast:  JBL


Best Buy JBL



JBL Charge 2– Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2– Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones–  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.




For The Avid Road Traveler:  Garmin and TomTom


Best Buy TomTom


Featuring bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.


Garmin 52LM

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions



Garmin 2597LMT

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions



TomTom Go 50s

  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance



Check out Best Buy online and in store today for holiday gifts that anyone on your list would love! Have you begun shopping for the favorite people on your list this year?  What are some of your favorite gifts spotted this year? Share your favorites below!




Disclaimer: 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 Twelve Diva Days Of Christmas Holiday Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

December 17th, 2012 by Christen

As we come to the end of one of our most successful year’s yet, we’re so happy to share in the giving spirit of this holiday season by announcing the winners of one of our biggest promotional giveaways ever!


Over $2,000 in cash and prizes in this year’s Diva Days Of Christmas giveaway and with fabulous prizes from our sponsors: Case-Mate, Plantronics, Boy Meets Girl USA, XBox, Windows, HTC, Windows 8, Lane Bryant, Sears, Fabulous Furs, Sprayground and General Motors.




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Thank you to all our loyal readers that entered, shared and supported Divas And Dorks in 2012!  We can’t wait to bring you exciting promotions, giveaways and more in 2013!


Now You Can Stream Over 30 Million Songs With XBox Music Live

October 15th, 2012 by Christen

Your Microsoft XBox is becoming more of a complete entertainment console that your originally thought.  Long gone are the days of your Xbox just being a gaming system.  Now it’s a complete entertainment system for every member of the family!  Xbox Music will launch later this month with hopes of making a dent in the digital music industry.


Microsoft will roll out the new music streaming service to many customers on Tuesday as part of an update to the Xbox gaming console, and then the company will release it as a built-in feature on Windows 8 PCs and tablets starting on Oct. 26.

Xbox Live was first announced at an event in June of this year. The service will let users stream more than 30 million tracks worldwide across Microsoft’s ecosystem of Windows 8 mobile devices and PCs, as well as the Xbox. Think of it as Microsoft’s in-house version of Spotify.

Customers will have the option to stream music for free (with ads) or else pay $9.99 a month for an unlimited streaming subscription. Microsoft will also let customers purchase songs through Xbox Music for $0.99, which will operate similarly to Apple’s and Amazon’s music stores. What’s more, Microsoft plans to roll out a feature that will let users scan and match tracks they already have in their music collections and make these available for streaming from the cloud, just like with iTunes Match.

For Microsoft, Xbox Music represents a kind of do-over in the music market. The service will replace the Zune Marketplace, Microsoft’s online store for music and other entertainment offerings. Microsoft discontinued the Zune last year after the music player failed to compete against the iPod.

With Xbox Music, Microsoft appears to be acknowledging just how important it is to have a viable music service for mobile devices — like the soon-to-launch Surface tablet – in order to compete against similar offerings from Amazon and Apple.



If you currently own an Xbox, would you consider subscribing to Xbox Music unlimited subscription?  Depending on your sounds system, it could eliminate ever having to buy another CD or MP3 again… What do you think? Sound off below…


Microsoft Monday (LIVE BLOG)

November 7th, 2011 by Christen

Our special friends at Microsoft has taken over our Monday with a series of events – in which we can’t help but proclaim today as Microsoft Monday! Everything from the new Windows phone, XBox 360 games, holiday gifts and more – if it’s Microsoft, then it’ll be here. Check back often as we update our Microsoft Monday (live) experiences hourly with up to date news and more right here on

12:00 noon – Arrived to Casa Nonna for the Microsoft Open House luncheon


12:30 – All the new Windows phones have great photo-taking / sharing quality!


2:00pm – At the @Microsoft Open House Event at The Manhattan Center


2:15pm – Entertaining at home with Windows (via your livingroom)


Control your entire home entertainment system with the wave of the hand & voice activated controls…


Get your ski on… (Even if you’re nowhere close to the slopes) thanks to the Xbox Kinect!


2:41pm – From entertaining to the home office…
Use Bing travel to find the best airfare & hotel prices to plan travel for the holidays…


3:01pm – Lisa with Microsoft discuses how easy it is to find the best travel deals on the web using Bing!

3:15pm – Iron Chef winner Alex Guarnaschelli discusses how she uses tech from the kitchen (as Executive Chef of The Darby & Butter in NYC) to everyday life with her family…


3:50pm – Me & Santa hanging out! I think he likes Divas & Dorks…(What do you think?)


4:00pm – Just made it to Herald Square (35th & 6th) for the Windows Extravaganza… It’s HUGE!


4:30pm – DJ Virman spinning live!



6:00pm – The Windows Phone event is underway


Absolutely addicted to the Smore’s from the event…thanks Sweetery NYC!




You Play Like A Girl…

June 16th, 2011 by Christen

Who says that gaming is a guys-only sport?  I remember playing all the hot new games (back in my day) including, Super Mario Bros (The Original), Duck Hunt, (remember the Power Pad) and even battle games like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter & 007.  (That is, until my younger brother kicked my butt so hard in 007 that I refused to pick up another gaming controller ever again.)




If you’re a girl that’s into the games, this is for you!  Interpret, a leading entertainment, media and technology market research firm, today released its Interpretations report, “Games and Girls: Video Gaming’s Ignored Audience,” which finds that the large female gaming market is more nuanced than its casual-centric reputation suggests, and that opportunities to profitably meet the needs of women and girls with games tailored to their preferences are underutilized.

The report examines the changing demographics of the female gamer and how, despite widespread interest in gaming among women and established market representation (50% overall), marketing efforts have largely ignored the group. According to Interpret’s New Media Measure™ syndicated study, console use among female gamers has increased significantly in the past two years – and not just for the Wii. In fact, 21% of women gamers now use an Xbox 360 and 16% a PS3, up from 17% and 12%, respectively, in 2009. Furthermore, women demonstrate increasing but under-acknowledged variety in genre preference – 44% prefer genres other than Casual, Exercise, and Music/Rhythm.

“Women not only exhibit different gaming behaviors than men, but also express attitudes about gaming that are dissimilar to those of their male counterparts,” said Courtney Johnson, Interpret analyst. “For instance, they are much more likely to prefer to play solo than men, and play games for less competitive and more narrative- and character-driven reasons. It remains to be seen whether developers and marketers will effectively invest in understanding and exploiting the undertapped female gaming market.”






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