Edmonton electronic gadget stores with buzz

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - when shopping for new school supplies quickly turns into a reason to shop for new electronics. Whether you’re a student or need to upgrade your toys, there are more options than ever when it comes to laptops, tablets, e-readers and music devices. These stores offer the best electronics on the market.


1837 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1K8

This huge bookstore has evolved to carry technology that allows you to read books electronically, such as e-readers and tablets. They carry lots of Apple products, in addition to every kind of Kobo reader there is, including Kobo Touch, Aura and Glo. You can also pick out a classy cover to go with your Kobo or iPad Air or Mini – these cases protect your device while making them beautiful. The store also carries fitness bands and accessories, iPods and Apple TVs.


6276 Currents Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0L8

Known as a mecca of school supplies for back-to-school shopping, Staples also sells quite a few electronics that will come in handy for school, play or work. They carry desktop computers, laptops, printers, scanners, e-readers, tablets, cell phones, wearable technology and more. For laptops, they carry multiple brands, including Toshiba, Samsung, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Fujitsu and Apple. They even stock a variety of Smart watches to keep you on time and looking sharp.

Generation Technology Solutions

11904 113 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5G 3C2

This store sells new and used desktop computers and laptops. The staff will custom build a computer system to meet your needs, whether you want to use your computer for personal use, work or gaming. They can also service your computer, if needed – they offer repairs and virus removal. The store, which opened in Edmonton in 1999, stands behind their refurnished products, giving you peace of mind.

Pharmacy Rx

11704 104 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB T5K 2T6

London Drugs is more than just a drugstore – it’s also a great spot to find electronics. They carry desktop computers, laptops, tablets, iPads and e-readers from a variety of brands, such as Kobo, Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Asus. You’ll also find everything you need to listen to music, including iPods, MP3 players, Bluetooth speakers, headphones and other accessories. As a bonus, you can also pick out a new cell phone here – all in the time it takes to pick up a prescription.

Visions Electronics

13723 42 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 2W7

This shop carries more than 60 brands of electronics, including Dell, Logitech, Apple Microsoft, Acer and Blackberry. You can pick out a laptop for work, home or gaming, plus tablets, Ultrabooks, e-readers, iPods and accessories. They also sell a ton of home audio options. Not sure what you want or can’t afford it yet? Ask family and friends for gift certificates for your next birthday or holiday, then stock up.

Best Buy

10304 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1M3

Tablets, e-readers, iPods, iPads, laptops, ultrabooks, smart phones and wearable fitness gear – you’ll find it all, and more, here. You can shop by operating system if you know whether you want a Windows, Mac or Chrome OS; by brand, if you have a preference among Samsung, Toshiba Microsoft, Sony, LG, Vizio or others; or simply by type of technology if you want to compare features. You can even shop by screen size when looking at laptops and tablets – they carry everything from 12 inches and smaller to 18 inches and larger.

Memory Express Computer Products Inc

13629 St Albert Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 5E7

If you can’t spring for a brand new laptop, you can pick out a refurbished one at this shop. In addition to new and refurbished laptops, Memory Express sells desktop computers, tablets and e-readers. They stock a variety of brands, including Toshiba, Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Samsung and Sony. If you shop carefully, you can usually find a sale here on tablets and e-readers.


2914-8770 170 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4

They carry smartphones, tablets, e-readers and smart wear, including smart watches, plus accessories. One of their most popular items is the Xperia Z3, an Android smartphone from Sony. They also carry their own line of tablets, which are dust resistant and water proof. Accessories include headphones, docks, chargers, cables, cases, speakers and car accessories. Don’t forget to check out the SmartBand and Smart Watch – Sony’s take on a pedometer and Apple Watch, respectively.

The Source

214-1 Edmonton City Ctr NW, Edmonton, AB

If you need to stock up on electronics, this is a fantastic spot to do so. It’s got everything from laptops and accessories to e-readers and tablets. They carry multiple high-end brands, including Samsung, Apple, HP, Acer, Blackberry, Kindle and Microsoft. You can also get all the chargers, covers, cases and other accessories that you’ll need to trick out your new toys. And, if they don’t have the item you want, they’ll order it from another location for you.

WestWorld Computers Ltd

10333 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4V4

The Apple specialists at Westworld Computers can help you pick the right MacBook, iPad or iPod – or all three! They carry iMacs, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, Mac Minis, iPad Air 2s and iPod Nanos, Shuffles and Touches, plus all the accessories you’ll need. In addition to Apple accessories, they sell headphones, speakers, charging units, storage, cases, sleeves and more. You can also pick up an Apple TV here, if you’re in the mood to treat yourself.

Whether you’re shopping for a wee babe or yourself, is there anything cozier than a onesie? Perfect for camping trips or hanging out at home on the couch (or in the crib),onesies are versatile and comfy – plus, is there anything a baby looks cuter in? These stores sell the most adorable onesies on the market. [Image credit: iStock.com/martinedoucet]
Kombucha tea, a slightly bubbly fermented drink made with a green or black tea base, is a sweet but healthy alternative to pop. Makers claim it can aid in digestive health, plus it just tastes fantastic. Often made from organic, raw ingredients, kombucha teas have exploded in popularity in the past decade. These Edmonton shops carry a variety of brands, including some Canuck favourites.
Linens may seem like a boring thing to purchase, but, if you search the right shops, you can find the most plush, decadent bath towels and pretty kitchen linens you’ll ever see. Having high quality bath towels is essential for a happy life and lovely kitchen linens – well, that just makes your kitchen all the more beautiful and fun.
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