Well having just returned from the Christmas Gadget Show, we thought you’d all like some photos and video footage from the event.

We went through a couple of hurdles throughout the day. One was the transport, London is not the easiest or the cheapest place to get around. Second was how packed everything is. The event was fairly quiet compared to some I’ve attended but London never seems to calm down and so always seems like it’s on crack cocain 24/7.

I guess third and final big issue for us was prices. Two of us ended up ordering from the Pizza Express children’s menu to get something reasonably priced. Drinks were £2.55 for a can of pop. This is the sort of thing that really ruins your day. And worst of all is the fact you can’t pretend it’s a treat either, the food often tastes of reheated cardboard which wreaks any illusion of luxury food for the inflatable price.

Some of you are probably saying I should expect this in London. Sorry, I completely disagree. If I pay a tenner for a pizza for one person, I expect it to fill me up, not make me feel like I’ve had a snack.

Otherwise we all enjoyed the day. The event was full of cool tech and amazing ideas. We even got some hands on time with the PS4 at the event. Sony had a big presence at the show with Microsoft looking like they blew their advertising budget on a huge American car with one Xbox One in the back. A couple of PS4 indie games were available to play along with Killzone Shadow fall and Assassins Creed 4 on offer. Both played beautifully on the console with the crashes reserved for our gaming session on the Xbox 360 with Battlefield 4.

I have to mention the PS4 controller as it was my first time with it. It felt great, firmer, heavier and with much better triggers on the back. The touch pad on the front also worked with a very snappy response from its use.

As for other tech, we saw some great flying drones, a selection of battery packs to extend or recharge your mobile devices on the go, some incredibly fun remote control R2 D2′s and Google Android inflatable toys. Along with some extra cool stuff including a curved display with custom hardware running a F1 simulation. Check out our photos and the below video for some bits and pieces of what we saw.

About The Author

Alexander Bradley

Alex was born a geek to a geek family, so he has a passion for anything sci-fi related. He runs AGR in his spare time. Gaming, reading and writing sci-fi stories means he has very little spare time, though he makes it a point to get back to every comment, if possible.

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  1. kelly mccormack

    looks fab Alex! just looked up the Birmingham April one, think i might pay a visit.

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    • Alexander Bradley
      Alexander Bradley

      Yeah, it was fun and worth a good look round, though I would suggest the Birmingham one over London, simply due to travel and it being a hell of a lot friendlier in brum compared to our nations capital.

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