Last weekend, we headed down to check out the Intel Technology Experience at Best Buy. Did you know that 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.
Bummer right? Because there’s a lot of stuff out there!
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.
The Intel Technology Experience at the Southcenter BestBuy was really cool. We had fun getting a hands on experience checking out new tablets and laptops. We watched a 3D printer make a robot (and we really wanted to print one ourselves to take home – but it takes several hours) and even try out our racing skills on Mars! All of these cool things are powered by Intel processors.
The department was staffed by specially trained Best Buy Blue Shirts that were more than willing to talk to us and answer our questions and help other customers make the most of each area within the experience. Each season, Intel will refresh the venues with a new array of technology experiences.
For more information about the Intel Technology Experience areas, including a list of stores, visit www.bestbuy.com/intel.