I would like to thank Best Buy for sponsoring today’s discussion on technology and the experience I encountered this last weekend! It was off to Best Buy we went to see the latest and greatest in technology as I personally can’t inhale and digest tech enough. Best Buy is showcasing a whole new hands-on experience in their stores starting in November, so I went as soon as it opened and you will want to go and take your kids too as it is like a fun, museum trip with hands on learning and experiences. Here’s how I lavishly live technology out loud!
The New Intel Experience At Best Buy
Why is this new section here? Did you know that 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. Best Buy is answering this frustration with this new section, integrated right into the store and it will keep you and the kids busy for hours!
Intel and Best Buy are now 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. I can tell you first hand how fun, interesting and intriguing the section is and from the number of people swarming it, it is a winning deal!
My son is just as much as a tech guru as I am so for us, we were after tech-hack like experiences where we could learn more and see what we might want to add to our collection as well as knowledge line. This was like a field trip to tech-heaven where we could play with everything, make it work, and see it react, very hand-on.
This is the area, in our store it was front and center. There are computers, screens and more to touch, and learn through. Here you see my son building a robot dance by touching the screen. This is something that Intel makes happen and you can experience in the store! He was intrigued and very busy creating.
More About The Intel Experience
The area averages about 240 square feet, and the Intel Technology Experience shows 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. Let me share a bit more with you, if I can move my son along…
As I prodded him to move on and let others try(good luck moms and dads), we moved over to Augmented reality where you get to put a tablet in-hand and Off Road. You get to off-road on Mars. It is gaming and racing on the red planet, wait till you see what Intel Experience makes possible.
Now it was off to Music 101 and since there was a computer(laptop) there a huge screen and Ne-Yo I did not have to persuade him to move and the music was thumping too! Get ready to dance in store while you are ‘playing’ on this tech! Ne-Yo lets you be the DJ and power his new song, remixing it and we rocked out the lights, making it our very own show, which was fun on its own. Watching it all happen real time was something that was remarkable. No saving, just moving it in real time! This was the Intel powered 2-in-1 remix fun experience!
How To Get The Intel Experience At Best Buy
The area is staffed by specially trained Best Buy Blue Shirts to answer questions and help customers make the most of each area within the experience. Each season, Intel will refresh the venues with a new array of technology experiences. We did not need help moving through but you can ask whatever you need to know and they will answer. There are times when the staff is available so if you are planning on asking questions, inquire as to timing before you go, otherwise, just enjoy your experience.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free