Last Saturday I was invited by the team of 3mobilebuzz to The Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. I must confess I had no idea what The Gadget Show was, but it sounded like fun so I agreed to coming along. I’m glad I did, cause it turned out to be a great day.
So for those of you like me who don’t know what The Gadget Show is (and why there is a Gadget Show Live), here’s a little explanation. The Gadget Show is a British TV series on Five, featuring reviews and previews of the latest gadgets and other technology news. Apparently it’s really popular, so this year they arranged The Gadget Show Live: part live show and part gadget exhibition.
The exhibition floor had a lot more stands than I expected, ranging from computing to gaming to DIY to biking. Unlike most exhibitions, where I always feel as if I’ve seen everything after wandering around for 2 hours, I still don’t feel as if I saw everything at The Gadget Show Live. I spent more than 6 hours going from stall to stall and talking to people, and I still feel as if I missed some stuff. I’ll write about the cool gadgets I came across later this week, cause they all deserve their own posts.
The live show was fun too. We had tickets for the 17:00 viewing and it was packed! The show consisted of silly contests (whoever could hold up a laptop the longest with one hand won it) and some weird, yet interesting performances. The coolest were the digital jugglers Feeding The Fish, a juggling act with lasers and LED batons, creating a visually stunning spectacle.
If you want to see more of The Gadget Show Live, check out Marianne Taylor’s blog. I’ve also got some photos up on my Flickr event account, but they didn’t came out as I wanted them to (I really have to sit down and learn how to use my camera properly).