Saturday, November 22, 2014

Highlights from @getgeekedNY #GetGeeked #Technology

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I guess it's fitting I'm watching Big Bang Theory as I sit here writing my recap of the Get Geeked Technology Showcase in New York City. I have always been fascinated with Science and Technology and when I get the chance to attend trade shows with a tech focus I'm all over it!

Even attending during Press Preview hours doesn't always guarantee that I can hit each and every vendor/exhibitor so I present to you the Brands at the show I actually had the opportunity to connect with.

This event is a bit more geared to the general public than it is to press to be completely honest, at least that is how it felt to me and other Digital Press who experienced a ton of chaos not only at check in but upon leaving also. The press were also treated like public enemy number one when we were leaving, apparently the gift bags were for the public not press. I guess if you are an NYC local who is not press you'll love this show! (If I decide to go back I will definitely go as 'general public' and not 'press'!)

Here are the brands I actually had a chance to speak with:

Bayan Audio at getgeeked NYC

I am waiting on a review unit from Bayan Audio and I definitely pre-tweeted them before I even arrived, as Audio is definitely #TheOfficialTwitterPartyDJ 's thing, I love the vibrant colors and thought the beach display was a cute idea as that is exactly where I like to take my portable speakers along with me!

I am also awaiting the press sample on the Blanc Spark Smart Watch as the team was kinda slammed when I got to their table, The founder is only 17 years old and the team of students have designed a watch that differs from other smartwatches in that it's mission is to 'keep you awake'. It uses real-time doze technology to detect when you are falling asleep and will gently vibrate to wake you back up. Students, Office Workers and narcoleptics who have trouble staying awake during the day would greatly benefit from this sleek simple technology!

FlyGrip at GetGeeked NYC

So you know what drew me in right? The Butterfly on the lower left of course! But why I stayed? The simple brilliance that is FlyGrip! I have review units on the FlyGrip and their cell phone case so they will be getting their own day in the sun in a separate post, but for those of you looking for stocking stuffers/holiday gifts NOW, this is perfect for literally everyone on your list that has a phone, and nowadays who doesn't right? The cool designs give it that individuality that will make teens go nuts for these, but the extra assurance that your less likely to drop your phone using a FlyGrip? PRICELESS!

gogo in flight wifi at Get Geeked NYC

I for one can never sleep on an airplane so being able to get work done or stream movies via gogo in flight wifi is absolutely perfect! From a one hour pass to a smartphone day pass, gogo's got you covered!

Phorus at Get Geeked NYC

Hoping for a chance to personally test these out as well but whenever there is Audio around you know I'm going to investigate! For any of my butterflies who haven't experienced whole home audio streaming wi-fi you may want to consider the Phorus system for it's ease of setup and it's clean sound.

shapeways 3D Printing technology at GetGeeked NYC

These 3D Designs by shapeways definitely made everyone stop and take notice! Imagine all the 3D Butterflies I can create with 3D Printing technology.

Sharp Aquos Television at GetGeeked NYC

The stunning clarity on this Sharp Aquos Television stopped me in my tracks, I am on the lookout for a new TV and this one is certainly one worth considering!

SlingTV from the makers of Slingbox at GetGeeked NYC

SlingTV from the makers of Slingbox, allows you to access the services you already pay for through a single interface - at home OR on-the-go on any device anywhere and anytime! Another great gift idea, this would make a great family gift, or perfect for that always on the go business traveler in your life!

American Pearl at GetGeeked NYC

American Pearl has actually been on my radar for awhile now so I was glad to be able to meet them in person at GetGeeked NYC. Hopefully we can have them do something fun here soon. I recently had my favorite strand of pearls pop on me (not theirs by the way!) and am on the hunt for something new as they are my favorite thing to pair with a classic tailored white blouse!

Martian Notifier Watch at GetGeeked NYC

I just received my press sample unit of the Martian Notifier Watch and will have a full review for you all very soon, but much like FlyGrip I wanted to be sure to put these on your radar for holiday gift shopping for their combo of smart and fashionable that works well for both men and women! The watch allows you to get notifications from thousands of apps, you can apply filters to allow only notifications that are important to you to show on your watch and you can remotely control your smartphone camera to snap a picture or to activate a three-second timer when composing a group photo or a selfie.

Additional Brands I didn't get to photo, but did get to meet:

Staples Connect, Lenovo and Amazon were so swamped so I didn't get great photos but I did want to mention that the Amazon Fire TV and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro were on display and I got to take a quick demo. The team from Boogie Board were there and I have met them at past events, most recently at Blogger Bash. dts Play-Fi offered great audio but sadly my photos were too grainy to use.

My Take;

I can't always travel to trade-shows so when local events offer me the opportunity to learn more about new products and meet great brands in a venue close to home it's always invaluable for me. There are some growing pains that need to be worked through in my opinion to make this a better experience, particularly for invited press, but that's par for the course for an inaugural event.

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  1. I always enjoy your recaps, I learn about new products I would probably not have seen. Bayan Audio looks like a fun .I love the beach and parks an if this can keep my audio safe I say yeaa. Who doesn't love jewelry and American Pearl seems to bring the best of both. Martian Notifier Watch look like it would be just the thing for a few family members wont say who incase they read this LOL ! Boy I'd love to try Shapeways.. TThanks for bringing us so many cool items !!

  2. This looks like a really great event to attend. I would be interested in the Shapeways or the TV.

  3. Look at all of that neat stuff. I would want to play with all of it.

  4. Looks like a ton of great products! I'm going to look into FlyGrip. Love the idea and all of the fun, bright colors and designs!

  5. Sounds like a fantastic event. I really enjoy checking out what is New!

  6. I think i'd like to try that notifier watch. What a cool gadget to have.

  7. The Fly Grip looks so cool, and there are so many great designs! I also love the mask!

  8. I could use the watch that vibrates to keep you awake. I am bad about dozing!

  9. This looks like so much fun! You got to see all the newest and coolest!

  10. I read through all of these and I could definitely use the SlingTV. This one just makes sense.

  11. Sounds like a fun event. I like to see new things coming out. Look like lots of neat stuff.

  12. 3D printing tech is so cool. They can do so much with it! Looks like you saw a bunch of neat brands.

  13. So many cool tech toys! My husband would love to go to somehing like this!

  14. My sister-in-law can never sleep on a plane either. Having something to occupy you is nice when you can't sleep...makes the time go by faster.