it is no secret that we are a family of gadget geeks! Some worse than others I might add, but overall it’s a label that applies to us all!!
So, it’s not surprising that we’ve had our tickets for the ‘2012 Gadget Show Live’ booked since before Christmas!! Last year was our first visit & we all enjoyed it so much.
We headed off to the NEC in Birmingham, to arrive just in time for the doors to open. We had tickets booked for the early live stage show, so after a quick check of the hall plans we took our seats in the arena!
This time the stage was central to the hall & our seats were just three rows back…behind the VIP contest winners…so we had a great view. The only downside is that the show is so fast moving it’s difficult to capture really good photo’s! But here’s the best of what I managed!
These superimposed 3D talking heads were actually a bit creepy!
Nathan had fun taking part in the ‘Tweeting’ challenge…the best tweets were displayed on the circular screens above the stage & there were prizes given for the best three! Sadly, he didn’t win, but he had fun taking part!
Then it was off to explore the exhibition halls & try out all the new gadgetry on offer. The i-pod & i-pad seemed to dominate with loads of new apps & accessories available! There were some very cool household appliances & I’m now coveting a plumbed in ‘Bebo’ for instant boiling or chilled water on tap!
Lee had recently upgraded his
mobile phone to the new HTC 1S
& was disappointed that there
was nothing at the show to ‘add
on’…one exhibitor told him it was
just too new!!
I managed to find a gadget for
myself! Something I’ve wanted
for a while, but decent ones have
always been too expensive! But
at the ‘veho’ stand I found just
the thing & at a special show
price with 50% off!! So ‘what is it?’ I hear you ask!! Well it’s a scanner that will enable me to upload all our celluloid negatives & store them as digital jpg’s to edit & print where needed!! Like most families we have tons of photographs going back decades, but we also have a boxful of negatives & I know that I don’t have all the corresponding photographs. So that will be an on-going project for quite a while methinks!!
Lee had fun showing off
his golf swing in a golf
simulator. He was pretty
consistent with his scores
but I don’t think we’ll be
installing one of these at
home anytime soon!!
…& then…guess what?!! My camera battery died!…& I didn’t have a spare with me! Short of buying a new spare from the Canon stand, which I was loathe to do, I had to put away my camera & just enjoy the day!
And we did! I highly recommend this day out, if you’ve not been before. We’ll definitely be booking our 2013 tickets as soon as they go on sale!
Thanks for stopping by & come back soon!