Sunday, 20 April 2014

Day trip | Gadget Show 2014

Gadget Show 2014 | Philips PicoPix PPX3610‏ review

I'm not sure if it's a side effect from living with a techie graphic designer, or perhaps why I like blogging so much, but the fact is, I'm properly geeky for gadgets.

I've reviewed a few pieces of tech over the years on Jazzpad, from a Google Nexus tablet to a variety of manual film cameras like my little Holga (rest in piece). Of course, then, I jumped at the chance to visit the Gadget Show 2014, courtesy of Currys!
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The first place I stopped off at was the Philips stand. There were loads of kids crowding around and soon I discovered why - Despicable Me was being projected onto a mock up living room wall. Having a home cinema is the dream, isn't it?

I was really impressed with the picture quality (no jumping or pixelated screen here), and how small they are too. The Philips PicoPix PPX3610‏ is smaller than a book, and incredibly light, while the other projector on the stall was a veritable home cinema kit. It's incredible how these small gadgets might one day take over from the conventional TV market. I for one would love that, as find those horrendously big TVs a proper eyesore in any room. Any screen you can turn off in favour for a good book, should you want to, gets a thumbs up from me.

There's stuff for everyone at the Gadget Show - they've even got stands about dogs! And yes, I did have a cuddle with resident guide dog Sam. From the genuinely useful (mop heads) to the crazy, bizarre, what-the-hell-would-I-do-with-that-but-I-WANT-it (drones, I'm looking at you), this show inspires and  entertains. It really made me wonder what life would be like in a decade or so when, who knows, robots might actually be helping us in our daily lives. Anything is possible with a little imagination, right?



I got chatting to Jeff, one of the marketing guys at Philips, and he kindly let me take a PPX3610‏ back home with me to trial for a week. The boyfriend is already smitten (I can see Fifa in his eyes) and I'll be testing the projector out properly for a thorough review soon.

Blogger sleepover and cinema night anyone?

3 comments:

  1. Wow... its ace that you got the chance to test drive something from the show! I went last year to the exhibition and saw some pretty ace things! Look forward to your review on the projector!xx

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  2. I use my office projector more often that I should probably admit for things like film nights at guides etc.

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  3. Not sure how I missed this post but it's right up my alley. I'd love to go to the gadget show or something similar, really into innovations and all stuff we don't know about. Imagine a gadget show in Japan, that would blow our minds!

    Buckets & Spades

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