The DigitalLife Expo – one of South Africa’s largest digital technology expositions, takes place from 27 to 29 March 2009 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Here a few highlights that you can expect this year.
The Digital Home
Take a walk through the Digital Home, which includes a teenage pad, children’s room, study/home office, home theatre room and entertainment room, and find out how you can integrate these new technologies into your lifestyle.
Each room is packed full of the latest in digital and broadband technology. The idea is to give visitors a sense of the digital home of today and what it might be like living in one. If you do not have the abilities of King Midas you can at least get a feel of what it might be like living the most contemporary digital lifestyle.
Superheroes and cyber-pets
You can meet Vernon Koekemoer in person at the DigitalLife Expo, along with Wowee the Roboquad – a four-legged spider-like robot thingy that has an almost eerie sense of awareness and mobility.
Literally created and launched in cyberspace, Vernon is himself a strapping example of technology in action. He’s the apparent product of a viral campaign called “Let’s make Vernon famous”, and people everywhere have taken to “the Koek” like a toothpick to biltong.
If you’ve got the latest digital gear, but do you know your way around it, take advantage of free workshops and become a pro. Step into the future of mapping technology, learn more about digital photography, digital content, home entertainment, smartphone tools and broadband connectivity.
Six workshops will be held daily that will not only teach enthusiasts how to use new digital technologies, but also offer tips and tricks on how to integrate existing ones into their lifestyles. DigitalLife is offering free entrance to the expo to anyone who pre-registers online for any of the workshops.
Visitors to the DigitalLife Expo stand the chance of winning digital products and technologies on display in the DigitalLife Expo’s walk-through Digital Home to the value of R250 000 including security systems, a media centre, a home theatre system, digital camera, mobile phones and more.
Top brands on display
Explore the cream of the digital crop. Get to grips with the latest technology from mobile phones to notebooks, multimedia players and home entertainment systems, home-automation and digital security systems – all under one roof.
Click here for a full list of exhibitors that you can expect to see this year.
Exclusive Windows 7 promotion
See it, experience it and stand a chance to win it. The first 250 people to visit the expo each day will receive a pre-release version of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system (believed to be the bee’s knees).
New product launches
Loads of hot-off-the-press digital technology products will be launched at the DigitalLife Expo, including iriver digital media players, the new T3 SecurityKey, Asus PCs and netbooks, Iomega network storage drives and Tesla’s latest home automation imports.
DionWired, the consumer electronics and appliances concept store, is the expo’s official Digital Retail Store sponsor. The store will showcase its complete range of digital products and consumer-oriented services.
DionWired has also developed a long list of fantastic packages and special offers available exclusively to DigitalLife Expo visitors, so be sure to visit their stand.
Win shopping vouchers
Shopping vouchers are up for grabs every day at the DigitalLife Expo. To kick-start your digital shopping experience, ‘do Broadband’, powered by Telkom, will be giving away R5 000 shopping vouchers to visitors every day at the expo.
To enter, complete the entry form to be found at the entrance to the expo and drop it off at the ‘do Broadband’ stand.
- Adults R20,00
- Student Ages (13-18) and college students R8,00
- Pensioner Ages (60+) R8,00
You can buy your tickets online here.