The Gadget Show Live will be revealing the future of technology

Saturday tickets now sold out for Gadget Show Live – 3-7 April, NEC, Birmingham –

The Gadget Show Live will be revealing in Birmingham some special and amazing technology found in the Future Tech Show at the event.

Many of the products in the Future Tech Zone have never been seen before in the UK; for AlphaBlue, Gadget Show Live is the product’s global launch. Products in the Future Tech Zone include an amazing £12,000 robot with human-like gestures and movements, a water-propelled stunt bike called the Jetovator and a stunning zero emissions concept car that runs on ammonia. 

British Inventor of the Year Graeme Menday has shared his thoughts the products in the Future Tech Zone. The first – AlphaBlue – is a product he designed himself: a groundbreaking solution that helps parents control their children’s mobile phone usage.

AlphaBlue is a ground breaking online solution that allows parents to control and manage when their child has access to their mobile phone by restricting access timed periods and functionalities, such as incoming and outgoing calls, texts and social media, through a web portal while still allowing access to default educational tools such as calculator and calendar.

Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO is the most widely used humanoid robot for academic purposes worldwide. NAO’s many sensors and actuators, convenient size, and attractive appearance, combined with sophisticated embedded software, makes it a unique humanoid robot ideal for many research fields. NAO boasts, for example, face and object recognition, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech in seven languages, and whole body motion.

Graeme Menday:“This will be a great product for your kids when it goes on general sale and if you can afford the price tag. Robots such as the NAO are going to be in great demand in the future, playing important roles in our lives.”

They will be exhibiting their latest vehicle, which they are looking to race in the World Solar Challenge in Australia later this year – and win of course.  

Graeme Menday:“With our energy resources depleting quickly, renewable energy such as solar power will be in great demand. This is a great way to “Showcase” the on-going research into this area.” 

Graeme Menday:“This product has great future potential in various industries, especially when miniaturised.

Greame Menday:“This is such a great product and will benefit thousands people worldwide wanting to monitor their health or fitness levels. With the possible addition of measuring insulin levels and an interface into your personal health records with your Doctor that triggered automatic alerts with symptoms.” 

Greame Menday: “A nice product to have if you are concerned about loved ones.”

Graeme Menday:“I so want a Jetovator; this has got to be the ultimate boy’s toy for hours of fun messing around on the water with your mates.”

Graeme Menday:“This is the closest you will get to swimming like a dolphin!  I can’t wait to try this out.”

Graeme Menday: “This is a great looking car that not only helps to save the environment, but pounds in your pocket.”

Graeme Menday:“The advances in technology with holograms is amazing, especially the video of Snoop Dog appearing live on stage last year with 2Pac. It won’t be long before they are projecting out of mobile phones as a user interface (UI).” 

Gadget Show Live marketing manager Sally Bent commented: “The products in this year’s Future Tech Zone are phenomenally exciting; their potential to change the way we live, work, connect with each other and care for the environment is nothing short of inspirational. I defy anyone to leave the Future Tech Zone with their mouth still shut.”

Based on the popular Channel Five programme, Gadget Show Live is the leading consumer tech event in the UK showcasing gadgets that have never been seen before in the UK. It takes place from 3-7 April at the NEC in Birmingham. 

Tickets for Saturday 7 April and VIP packages are now sold out. Tickets are available to buy for all other days from

Opening hours for Gadget Show Live 2013:
Wednesday 3rd April 9am-6pm
Thursday 4th April9am-6pm
Friday 5th April 9am-6pm
Saturday 6th April         SOLD OUT9am-6pm
Sunday 7th April9am-6pm

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