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 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.
Meet Habib! He is our local Intel Guy. If you are looking to learn about Intel’s newest and greatest products you can head over to your local Best Buy Center and check out these awesome features they have. Test out the products for yourself before you buy them, and get hip to their newest products that haven’t hit the market yet. In this picture he is showing off how you can make new beats and have your very own Concert with their Exclusive rights to Ne-Yo’s newest song putting the show is in your hands. Use an Intel-powered 2-in-1 to remix one of Ne-Yo’s songs. Are you ready for the ultimate DJ experience?
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 (Like Habib) 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.
Imagine In 3D
This station is awesome,with the new device Intel has released for ur enjoyment you can now make things such as robots, cellphone covers, baskets, the possibilities are endless. It is so awesome and customizable, you can choose how you want your toys or things to look and then print in 3D! Remember when you used to just talk about printing in 3D? Well Intel has made that possible by offering a 3D printer that you can own in your very own home. My son’s would love to build robots, I think he would have a ball with this one. It is priced at $999.99 currently which means it is available to purchase currently at Best Buy.
This is the program that you will use to create your robots, or whatever else you would like. Simply create the 3D character or thing of your choice, customize with 2 different colors, download and then print in your 3D printer. Its so easy you can literally create your 3D creation in minutes and then print immediately. Creations can take anywhere from 1 hour to 48 hours to make, but the fun is watching it be created with precision. How fun would it be to have your child create their own robots on the computer, and then watch it be created right in front of them. The factory is literally eliminated in this step and you become the toy maker. AWESOME!
Here are some things that Habib created in his station, how cool would it be to make your own cell phone covers and then show them off to the world. Something only you have made and have would defiantly be the talk of the town.
Off-roading on Mars
Ready to take a drive on a Mars Rover? Check out this awesome new game that Intel is offering their future customers. This tablet and app is so awesome I’m counting down the days to when it will be available for me to buy. Habib explains just how awesome this game is and how your can pick it up and take it anywhere in the video below! Yes I said anywhere, literally fold the game in your back pocket and then pull out when your ready. This would be a life saver when your kids are stuck in the car or somewhere for long periods of times. The best thing about this is that the child can customize and create their very own games!
As Intel gets in new ideas and inovations the possibilites will become endless and open to so many new ways to play.
I had so much fun at my Best Buy I’m excited to go back and learn about other new features they will be introducing in the near future. I’m also glad I got to meet Habib who was a great host for my Intel Experience. This was a fun experience and I’m glad Intel and Best Buy have partnered to bring us this great feature.
For more information about the Intel Technology Experience areas, including a list of stores, visit www.bestbuy.com/intel.