Best Buy is excited to showcase a new Experience in our stores starting in November.While most (79%) of Americans are excited about the chance to learn and try out new technologies, half are frustrated by the lack of access to them beyond what they read or see in the media, according to a new study by Intel and Toluna.
That’s the reason why Intel and Best Buy are teaming up to bring new Intel Technology Experience zones to 50 Best Buy stores in major markets across the U.S. The Intel Technology Experience lets customers – from tech enthusiasts to technophobes – play, explore, and be inspired by the power of technology with hands-on activities like 3D printing and virtual reality games. For many, this is the first opportunity to see, touch, and play with exciting new technologies they’ve only heard about.
Averaging 240 square feet, the Intel Technology Experience will show customers the power of Intel: the technology behind these new, innovative activities is the same power behind the devices like tablets and laptops we love and rely on every day. Customers can build and print their own 3D robot, show off their racing skills on Mars in an augmented reality world, master beats and remix tracks by Ne-Yo as a digital DJ, and check out the latest PC and tablet devices powered by Intel processors.
We went to check it out at the Oxford Valley store in Pennsylvania. We met Matt who was the Intel display/Best Buy employee running the display. He was extremely knowledgeable and genuinely excited about all the different parts of the experience, which made our own experience special.
If you know me, you know that I love new gadgets and technology is one of my passions! So let’s start! We were mesmerized by the 3D printer which made those two amazing Robots!
Each season, Intel will refresh the venues with a new array of technology experiences. I can’t wait for what comes next!
We went to see the augmented reality games, hubby and son spent a long time navigating through Mars and using the tablets to move the vehicles to participate in the adventure!
We moved to one of my favorite parts: The Concert experience where we helped change light, sound and crowd effects during a Ne-yo performance! Such a great way to interact with entertainment!
We also browsed through several devices which use Intel processors, but the amazing tablet/computer which allows up to 10 players, wirelessly play at the same time, without speed issues, brought a whole new sense to family game night! Chubby Kings was so much fun! My son said: that’s what I want for Christmas!
For more information about the Intel Technology Experience areas, including a list of stores, visit www.bestbuy.com/intel.