‘Boys’ may be famous for loving their toys, but around here everyone seems to love techy toys and gadgets. In my family, letters to Santa this year include Kindle e-books and e-magazines, electronic kittens, remote control cars, photo lenses for cell phones, head lamps and wireless headphones just to start. Evidently, gadget-love has no age demographic. It seems to me that the age for dreaming of new electronic devices, games and toys gets younger every year. And, while I don’t consider myself the most techy person around, you’ll rarely catch me without my cell phone, headphones and IPad and I get ridiculously excited about new apps, widgets and gadgets.
A couple of weeks ago our team got officially introduced to beacon technology. As it turns out, I’ve been using it for years without knowing it (you probably have to). In fact, I had just been checking out some apps and devices that help you find your phone or keys (and almost anything else you can imagine) to get as Christmas presents for those folks in my life that are constantly misplacing things. I had no idea at the time that they were considered beacons. So, learning what beacon technology is, how it works, and what it is capable of got our whole office buzzing. Finding out that we can use it to promote sales and drive business for our clients doubled the excitement. I had the app downloaded and was playing with it before the meeting was over because, you know, girls love their toys too – especially if the words shopping and sale are linked to it. A device… an app… that tells me when something near me is on sale? Yep, I’m in. You can add that to my Christmas list.
This week our local UPS driver arrived at our office to find several pairs of eyes watching him through the blinds, all waiting to see if he was delivering our box of Beakns. Sure enough… he was… and we got to have our own grown-up version of Christmas morning, tearing the box open and playing with our new toys. These things are seriously cool and the possibilities are endless.
If you don’t want to miss out on the FUN you can get the app to start finding great deals and marking items off those Christmas lists! You can also get a Beakn to build excitement about doing business with your company (you can try it FREE for 30 days!). You can download the IOS app here – and the Android app here – and add it to your company’s Christmas wish list here.
Do you have a device, gadget or app that you love or can’t live without? Is there something cool on your Christmas lists this year?
Share the love in the comments so we can check it out!
Marie Mallory, PR/Communications Specialist
Irons Media Group