Gadget Show - Birmingham
fnatichxd @ 16th April 2011 00:05 (Read 20,022 times).The Gadget Show Exhibition is a yearly event by the Gadget Show team which features a whole host of big names in the electronic world. The likes of Sony, Samsung, Steelseries, Razer, MSI and plenty more attend and show off their new products. So I am sharing you some pics and details on how it went!
So, my Dad and I booked tickets for a few hours on Friday afternoon, which was luckily just enough time to see everything. We left at around 12 from Stansted, Essex, which is about 2 hours away. Got there in decent time and headed inside, where it was packed with fellow gadget lovers.
Firstly I went to the Gaming center (of course) and had a look round all the consoles and checked out the Razer Stage where the Dignitas team were located. NaNiwa and SeleCt were playing infront of a group of spectators. Didn't stay to see who won, but I'm guessing SeleCt :D
Other checking out the rest of the Gaming Center I went to find the FnaticMSI guys at the MSI Booth. There was a big queue for the CoD4 competition but I had to give it a go. The competition was a 5 man FFA for 5 minutes, with people and a FnaticMSI pro (either Lighters or Raz). The idea was to beat one of the pro's and you walk away with a brand new MSI laptop! Sounds pretty simple right? Think again, I walked in thinking, okay I can do this, it's 5 minutes killhouse, you can do it! I came pretty close I'm not gonna lie, I was 5-6 frags behind raz at the end so I was pretty satisfied with that.
I then met my fellow worker FnaticMSI.roychez (Roald) who was looking rather dashing I must say! Had a chat with Roald and of course Neil (Business Development Manager of FnaticMSI), was nice to meet the people I work with online, it's great to put faces to the names of the people I work with every day, but there is still plenty more of them to meet! After a nice chat, I went off with my lovely FnaticMSI T-shirt and water bottle to check out what else was going on.
There was lots of cool stuff around, some really awesome new TV's which do everything, music, iPlayer, Internet, Photo's, everything! And they're all of course 3D and look very top notch. I was then just having a walk around where I met this guy..(look below) Being controlled by people from University of Warwickshire, this robot was ultra cool!
There was also a lot of snazzy cars on show, brand new Audi TT's with awesome tune ups. There was also stuff that I was pretty surprised about, like dishwashers and kitchen appliances...but I guess there's something for everyone there. *Insert woman joke here* (I'm too much of a nice guy to do it!) Anyway there was also a live event with the Gadget Show team but was unfortunately sold out by the time I found out, not sure what they had in store but I can only imagine it was some pretty impressive stuff. So I carried on mooching and decided to call it a day after watching some 3D stuff on the TV's :D
Overall I was very impressed with the event as a whole, no queing to get in or anything, straight in and the walk from car park wasn't far at all. The whole exhibition was presented very nicely and there was some very impressive stuff there. Will definately be going back next year. I have also uploaded the rest of the photo's I took at FnaticMSI which you can check HERE.
Also here is an image of the FnaticMSI t-shirt I got, hopefully be getting some stuff soon, any other events I go to, I will be blogging about to.
I also want to add this new "Gadget" in the video below, pretty awesome! Thanks for reading everyone.
Harry 'hxd' Wiggett - Journalist at FnaticMSI
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