Looking for a holiday gift? The new Nintendo Switch is 'worth the upgrade' — plus more hot tech finds from Best Buy

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Shoppers say the Nintendo Switch OLED Model is "worth the upgrade."

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Still searching for the perfect holiday gift? Treat someone special (or yourself!) to something new and techy.

For gamers in your life, consider adding the new-and-improved Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console to their entertainment repertoire.

Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console

Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console - White
Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console - White

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $450

The popularity of the Nintendo Switch skyrocketed at the beginning of the pandemic, when we were all looking for fun, enjoyable ways to pass the time. Nearly two years later, its popularity hasn't wavered, with tons of new games, upgrades and special editions being released. The Nintendo Switch isn't just for hardcore gamers—it's perfect for the gaming newbie, for young kids and for anyone looking to disconnect for a bit.

The upgraded Nintendo Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen, and it's equipped with a wide adjustable stand, a dock, 64GB of internal storage and enhanced audio. This version has detachable gaming controls for Tabletop mode, too, making it easy to play with friends and family.

'Worth the upgrade'

This new-and-improved Nintendo Switch is an upgrade from the one launched in 2019 — and plenty of Best Buy Canada shoppers say it's worth upgrading.

"I got rid of my OG Switch ... to upgrade to the OLED model," one shopper said. "Since I did, I've been playing it daily and absolutely loving it."

"A full inch more in screen space alone is a massive improvement, but getting the better colour depth and dark blacks of the OLED screen truly makes for an impressive experience," they continued.

Another shopper agreed, adding that this model is worth the upgrade for existing Switch owners, or worth the additional $50 (vs. the non-OLED model) if you're a first-time buyer.

"Better speakers, kickstand, small upgrade in storage, also with a redesigned dock," the shopper wrote. "And, of course, the OLED screen is bright and bigger ... Great for handheld players."

Looking for more tech gifting inspiration? Shop more of the Latest & Greatest tech finds from Best Buy Canada below.

Soundcore Flare 2 Splashproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Soundcore Flare 2 Splashproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Soundcore Flare 2 Splashproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Keep the party going wherever you are with this wireless bluetooth speaker boasting rich bass and a rainbow light show.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $100

GoPro HERO10 Black Waterproof 5.3K Sports & Helmet Camera

GoPro HERO10 Black Waterproof 5.3K Sports & Helmet Camera (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
GoPro HERO10 Black Waterproof 5.3K Sports & Helmet Camera (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Strap this bad boy to your helmet and let it capture your ski, snowboard or mountain bike trip in 5K, real-life quality.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $580 (originally $650)

Nextbase 522XR 1440p QHD Dash Cam with Rear View Camera

Nextbase 522XR 1440p QHD Dash Cam with Rear View Camera (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Nextbase 522XR 1440p QHD Dash Cam with Rear View Camera (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Keep you and your car safe with this Nextbase dash cam bundle, featuring an HD camera and 720p rear-view cam.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $350

Seagate Xbox Certified 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive with Green LED Bar

Seagate Xbox Certified 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive with Green LED Bar (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Seagate Xbox Certified 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive with Green LED Bar (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Amp up your gaming console's storage capacity with this Seagate 2TB external hard drive, featuring safe and reliable storage for all your games, files, documents and more.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $120

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Media Streamer with Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Media Streamer with Alexa Voice Remote (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Media Streamer with Alexa Voice Remote (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Bring cinema-quality entertainment home with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Enjoy faster apps and more fluid navigation with this powerful entertainment tool.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $75

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Razer Basilisk V3 26000 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse

Razer Basilisk V3 26000 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Razer Basilisk V3 26000 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

A perfect gift for the gamer in your life! This optical gaming mouse features 26000 DPI, quick response times and pixel-perfect accuracy for getting that edge over your online opponents.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $90

Microsoft Surface Go 3 10.5" 64GB Windows 11 S Tablet with Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y

Microsoft Surface Go 3 10.5
Microsoft Surface Go 3 10.5" 64GB Windows 11 S Tablet with Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Be productive anywhere with the Microsoft Surface Go Tablet. It features a 10.5" PixelSense touchscreen display and an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $520

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Backlit Mechanical Linear Red Optical Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Backlit Mechanical Linear Red Optical Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Backlit Mechanical Linear Red Optical Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Responsive, customizable and totally cool—this rainbow-hued gaming keyboard will definitely give you an edge over your opponents!

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $200

EPOS H3 Gaming Headset

EPOS H3 Gaming Headset (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
EPOS H3 Gaming Headset (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Keep your eyes on your game without worrying about your headset. The EPOS H3 Gaming Headset delivers beautifully balanced deep base and crisp clarity for ultra-immersive sound, and features a flip-to-mute microphone.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $130 (originally $160)

Bose SoundLink Flex Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Bose SoundLink Flex Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Photo via Best Buy Canada)
Bose SoundLink Flex Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Available in three colourways, this Bose speaker allows your music to play without limits. Its portable size and waterproof design make it perfect for any occasion, anywhere.

SHOP IT: Best Buy Canada, $190

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