GOOGLE GLASS TOPS LIST OF MOST LUSTED AFTER GADGETS FOR 2014; APPLE SECURES FOUR OF THE TEN TOP SPOTS

Google Glass is the most lusted after gadget of 2014. That’s according to a survey of 3,900 UK gadget fans commissioned by Gadget Show Live @ Christmas ( www.gadgetshowlive.net).

The amazing new interactive digital glasses, which launch next year, racked up 24 per cent of the vote. And while Apple may not have secured the top spot, the Californian tech giant did take the second, third, fourth and fifth places with its 5.7” iPhone, iWatch, iPhone Mini and Retina iPad Mini and just over half of the overall votes (51 per cent).

Microsoft’s new Surface SmartWatch is sitting pretty in sixth place; Nvidia’s tablet in seventh; the virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift in eighth; Paper Tab in ninth and LG’s voice command phone sneaks into tenth place.


1. Google Glass 24%

2. 5.7” iPhone 16%

3. iWatch  15%

4. iPhone Mini  12%

5. Retina iPad Mini 8%

6. Microsoft Surface SmartWatch 7%

7. Nvidia Tablet 7%

8. Oculus Rift 5%

9. Paper Tab 3%

10.LG voice command phone 3%         

“Google Glass is a fascinating choice,” said Gadget Show presenter Jon Bentley. “It’s a genuinely exciting development and a refreshingly new gadget. It’ll be fascinating to discover just how alluring it is to be connected in this way and whether we learn to live with the potential intrusions into privacy such devices create, but however it works out it’s sure to be thrilling finding out.”  

When asked to look beyond 2014 in the world of gadgets, Jon Bentley added: “In the future we’re going to be seeing technology change more aspects of our lives. We’re used to incremental boosts in computing power and connectivity and ever more competent portable devices. But we’ll soon be seeing more radical developments in how technology can transform our health and what we can do with our bodies - from replaceable body parts and brain implants, to the eradication of common diseases.

“Robots will start to become genuinely useful, transport will become ever more efficient, we’ll get better at harnessing and storing energy and there’ll be new ways of storing increasing amounts of data in ways that are immune to bit rot and storage calamities.”

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. Jon Bentley – along with his Gadget Show co-presenters Jason Bradbury and Pollyanna Woodward – 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 - £14.00 (+ £0.99 booking fee)

Child (12 and under) £7.00 (+ £0.99 booking fee)

Super Theatre

Standard - £9.00

Premium - £16.00

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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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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