Back to School Upgrades from Best Buy

The Back to School season is more than re-walking through doors to learn after a break – it’s a time for fresh starts. Many take this time of year as an opportunity to commit to new opportunities and goals, whether they are students or not.

Most of our summer vs. school year routines look strikingly different. Since I work from home, I’m looking forward to better productivity during the day thanks to less interruptions, which so improves the other hours spent at home. Also during the school months, I am more dedicated to my commitment to exercise, again most likely due to the productivity and infrequent interruptions. These two examples in my own life are more highly focused on during the school year, and after an amazing yet relaxing summer break – I crave this routine again.

Whether you’re heading out to experience dorm-room life, or a lifelong learner long past the student stage, the commonality is that we all need the tools to succeed. Perhaps you’re upgrading some tech in your home this time of year, or need the necessary tools to help you reach your goals – fresh starts usually mean that plans are made and supplies need to be purchased.


Back to School Upgrades from Best Buy:


Google Home – One of the trending products right now that is sure to also be a bestseller for the holiday season. Upgrade your home or dorm with Google Home: a high-tech assistance at your command. Powered by Google Assistant, this voice-activated speaker delivers the information you need and the music you crave. It can even control other smart devices in your home to dim the lights of turn up the heat.

google home

PlayStation 4 1TB Console – The back to school season and the end of summer is also a shift to more time spent indoors, prepping for full-on winter mode. For students who love to play just as hard as they work {or just for family night fun after a long day of responsibilities}, the PlayStaton4 offers a world of immersive gaming and top-tier entertainment. Enjoy blockbuster storytelling presented in stunning Full HD 1080p and an online library full of exclusive content tailor-made for the PS4. Stream movies, tap into your favourite apps, and connect with your friends to embark on epic adventures together.


Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker – Thanks to Best Buy, this is a recent upgrade in my own home. When the kids are in school and I’m cleaning the house {or simply taking a break from working from home}, I like to listen to music – such a mood setter. The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ portable Bluetooth speaker delivers true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage. Place it in the centre of your dorm {or common area in the home} to give everyone the same experience. Or set it near a wall so sound radiates and reflects. It’s durable, water-resistant, and plays up to 16 hours on a single charge. Oh – and it’s deep, loud, and immersive, too. Sorry neighbours, this mama tends to celebrate this time of year.

Bose Wireless Speaker

Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor – I’ve purchased one of these a while back yet I know many that made this exact purchase last week, to help with their commitment to health – so of course it’s making my list. With continuous heart rate monitoring, automatic sleep tracking, and SmartTrack exercise recognition, the Fitbit Alta HR wristband is a feature-packed fitness companion that can help you keep track of your health when you’re busy with schoolwork. It offers valuable activity insights, helpful reminders to get you motivated, and convenient notifications to keep you connected.


Jaybird X3 In-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones – I recently upgraded my workout routine this fall with better, faster, and stronger earbuds. I needed a pair with more quality, and better sound and comfort. My previous ones were so last {back to school} season. I chose these Jaybird X3 wireless earbuds from the huge selection of earbuds offered from best Buy. The hydrophobic nano coating repels water and sweat so your earbuds are safeguarded during even the most intense work outs. Bluetooth 4.1 and multipoint compatibility connect you to your devices and the MySound app lets you customize your listening experience.

Jaybird X3

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5″ – Whether you are a student or work/play from home – a laptop is a must. Upgrade yours with this lightweight and powerful, the Microsoft Surface Laptop packs desktop-worthy performance into a slim, portable machine making it easy to carry around campus. A vibrant 13.5″ PixelSense touchscreen enables intuitive navigation, while a fabric-covered keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience. Backed by Windows 10 S, the Surface Laptop runs smoothly with optimal security so you can stay productive wherever you go.



Find the more cool gadgets and the latest technology to upgrade your life and learning at Best Buy and and check out the #upgradeyourself hashtag on social for more great upgrade ideas.

What upgrades do you need to make this back to school season?



Disclosure: Product and compensation was supplied to facilitate this post, yet as always, all opinions are my own.



  1. could definitely do with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5″, as my old laptop packed up last year.

  2. I like the sound of the Luna Mattress, I like it really cold at night so a cool mattress temperature would be so nice.

  3. I could use several upgrades from Best Buy for back to school – headphones for my daughter; a new printer for our home computer; a new case for my ipad; and I think going forward it would be helpful to have a laptop for our family.

  4. We need a new computer for kids homework. Ours is awful, keeps turning off and takes forever to turn on

  5. I need an office chair, since my kids are all adults and no longer go to school they have to fend for themselves and their children – payback time?

  6. My son needs a new Chromebook because his battery is getting bad and this year his grade is doing the “Bring Your Own Device” thing.

  7. My laptop died just after Christmas so I am using a netbook which is very slow so that would be the upgrade I would want.

  8. I could use a new laptop from Best Buy. My current model can hardly handle Microsoft Word without crashing, let alone any other work needed for school!

  9. I would have to say my first upgrade would start with a great sound system so I could have some background music while studying.
    Thanks for the opportunity to #win !

    Good luck everyone!

  10. I’m getting ready for a busy year and would appreciate having a blender to help me spend less time in the kitchen.

  11. I would really like to invest in a decent laptop for my teen daughters to use for school since they’re going into grades 11, 9 and 7 this year.

  12. I’ve been interested inn the Google Home for a while. I’ve seen commercials and am impressed with what it is capable of.

  13. My keyboard and mouse need a definite upgrade, the mouse is really slow and I need a new one

  14. We could definitely use a new laptop so that would be the upgrade I would be looking for.

  15. My daughter’s current laptop is a beginner’s one I purchased a few years ago for her Christmas gift which is now quite slow & difficult to do her homework on. The keyboard lags & it does not feature a lot of space. She could really use a good quality upgrade from Best Buy to make her assignments go more smoothly & efficient.

  16. New Durable – can withstand a complete school term – Teenager’s Heavy Duty Backpack – Zipper approved. (Zipper coming of the track yearly – challenged)

  17. One of the back to school needs is printer ink. I always seem to be out of it and it is rather expensive.

  18. I would like to have the new product the that is wireless and a new tablet. Notepads and nice bag also. This will be a great help for the family. Thank you for the chance

  19. My laptop is getting elderly. It’s only a matter of time, so I’ve started scouting for a new one.

  20. I would definitely need to upgrade to school with new bluetooth headphones and a new laptop! 😉

  21. Our computer needs an upgrade! I’ve been using this one for 7 years now and it is super unreliable & slow.

  22. We have my husband’s speakers from before we were married so we need the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker.

  23. I could use a new printer soon, but I would also want to keep an eye out for a Bluetooth keyboard.

  24. Need a laptop as mine fell and broke several months ago and I’m using an old desktop. Also need printer to print out projects and work I do. Book bags, paper and printer ink. Need anti-virus software with security too. How will I ever manage without is a real concern as I haven’t the funds to go purchase..

  25. Its been years since we had a new laptop.. no one wants a laggy computer while doing already-slow homework

  26. I would love to have a Fitbit to help me keep on track with my fitness and health.

  27. I definitely need a USB stick to back up important documents. I also need a charger.

  28. I’d like a tablet for my kids to do their art classes on. We do them online so that would be helpful.

  29. I could really use a new laptop, we are keeping the one we have running, but its close to 10 years old and hanging on by a thread

  30. Let’s see, I need good quality headphones for my son and my daughter is saving for a new laptop for university next sept. I think we could also use another copy of Microsoft Office for my son.


  31. A programmable coffee maker to have coffee ready for us on the early mornings ???? Also Microsoft Office.

  32. I would put it towards a Tablet for my granddaughter at Christmas. She is always using mine and I know she would love her very own.

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