Gadget Show Live @ Christmas – 1-3 November 2013, Earls Court, London – www.gadgetshowlive.net
The oldest gadget to make the top ten is the Polaroid camera (10 th place), which had everyone shaking their snaps vigorously and watching in delight as the image appeared. The youngest is Nike’s Fuel Band, which may be only two years old but still managed to rank second place.
Music is also well represented. In addition to the iPod, Sony’s Walkman takes 6 th place. The Walkman launched in 1980, changing the way listen to music on the move and paving the way for the iPod’s birth two decades later.
The 10 most iconic gadgets of all time:
- 2001 Apple iPod
- 2011 Nike FuelBand
- 2004 Bang & Olufsen Beocom 2 ‘banana’ phone
- 1998 Apple iMac G3
- 2004 Motorola Razr V3
- 1980 Sony Walkman
- 2009 Dyson Air Multiplier
- 1983 Casio G-Shock DW-5000C
- 1990 Alessi Salif mini citrus squeezer
- 1967 Polaroid camera
“What this list shows is how great design – which is a combination of aesthetics, functionality and problem solving – can lead to the creation of gadgets that are so timeless they are still loved, and in many cases used and enjoyed, decades later,” commented Gadget Show Live @Christmas event manager Katie Tozer.
Gadget Show Live @ Christmas takes place at Earls Court in London on 1-3 November and tickets are on sale now at www.gadgetshowlive.net. Jason Bradbury, Pollyanna Woodward and Jon Bentley will present a spectacular hour-long entertainment show in the Super Theatre each day.
Note to editors
Opening hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm each day.
Press Day: Friday 1 November, to apply for a pass please visit: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/page.cfm/Action=Form/FormID=2/t=m
Gadget Show Live @ Christmas ticket prices:
Please note a £0.99 booking fee applies per purchase in advance
Event entry only
Adults £14 online £20 on the door
Child (12 and under) £7 online £15 on the door
Standard £9 online £20 on the door
Premium £16 online £15 on the door
The Gadget Show presenters will be putting on a spectacular show in the Super Theatre with performances at 1100, 1330 and 1600.
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