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
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 now teaming up to bring the 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.
The area will be 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.
Luckily for us, our local Best Buy at the Mall of America recently added the Intel Technology Experience and my husband and I headed there last weekend to check it out! We didn't know what to expect but were excited to actually get to touch and play around with the latest technology.
The Intel technology area was a little smaller than I expected but had some really good things to play around with including 3D printing which was my husband's favorite thing to play around with because it is used a lot in his industry!
He got to explain to me and show me hands on how 3D printing works and I could tell he loved doing that! :)
Some new things we experienced in the Intel Technology Experience area was test driving a rover on Mars and pretending to be a DJ!
It was really cool to be able to touch and actually try out these new technologies! They packed a lot of fun and cool technology into a small area! I hope more people start to see what this area is about - there weren't too many people checking it out and I bet a lot of people would love to!
* 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*