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APPLE’S FIRST GENERATION IPOD VOTED MOST ICONIC GADGET OF ALL TIME

Gadget Show Live @ Christmas – 1-3 November 2013, Earls Court, London – www.gadgetshowlive.net

Apple’s first generation iPod has been voted the most iconic gadget of all time by a survey of 3,900 gadget fans commissioned by Gadget Show Live @ Christmas, which opens at Earls Court on Friday. The iPod, launched in 2001) tops a list of the ten most stylish gadgets ever; a list that also includes two phones, a camera, a watch, a fan and an orange juicer.    

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:

  1.  2001     Apple iPod 
  2.  2011     Nike FuelBand
  3.  2004     Bang & Olufsen Beocom 2 ‘banana’ phone
  4.  1998     Apple iMac G3
  5.  2004     Motorola Razr V3
  6.  1980     Sony Walkman 
  7.  2009     Dyson Air Multiplier
  8.  1983     Casio G-Shock DW-5000C
  9.  1990     Alessi Salif mini citrus squeezer
  10.  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

Super Theatre

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.

Get social

You can follow Gadget Show Live @ Christmas on Twitter @gadgetshowlive , Facebook at /Gadgetshowlive, Youtube /gadgetshowlivetv and Instagram @gadgetshowlive

For more information, please contact:

Charlotte Le Rougetel or Matt Bowen at Bastion on gadgetshowlive@bastion.co.uk or 020 7269 7900

 

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