THE GADGET SHOW LIVE @ XMAS 2012
30 NOVEMBER – 2 DECEMBER 2012
VENUE: EXCEL, LONDON
Once I received my ticket to the Gadget Show Live @ Xmas 2012 it was as though Xmas had come early for me! I love gadgets (understatement of the year) and I was in Gadget Heaven! Secretly, I was hoping to meet Gadget Show’s beautiful Pollyanna Woodward!
HOW DID I FIND THE SHOW?
As tech shows go, the Gadget Show Live @ Xmas was quite good! Over the last 5 years, tech shows / events have been lacklustre. Since the Internet has taken off most manufacturers / software houses announce their products online! With YouTube and streaming video it is very easy to demonstrate products without going to the trouble of paying to exhibit at an event! As a result, most tech shows / expos have become specialist i.e. music tech, mobile, PC, Mac, etc. However, the Gadget Show Live @ Xmas was a welcome return to the huge tech expos that I once knew and loved!
It was great to see a large number of exhibitors from different sectors: HTC with a number of Android and Windows handsets; LG with their smart-televisions; Windows showing off their selection of tablet / laptop hybrids along with Acer and HP; Canon with their cameras and printers! And there were many, many Android tablets too! Of course, there was a large amount of gaming software too! The Gadget Show did exceptionally well – even though I missed Samsung for their high-end range of handsets, cameras, etc. I also missed Magix and other music & multimedia software / hardware vendors! I think that the public ought to be exposed to more creative options!
This is a preview of the Xmas issue which should be out very, very soon!
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