Nov 28 2009
Mentioned a few posts back that I won the Carphone Warehouse’s TechnoGeek contest, which resulted in me winning a lovely shiney new Dell Laptop, also mentioned in previous posts was a bit about the piece they had in the Trafford Metro about me winning, at the time I did’nt actually have a copy of this news piece, but now thanks to the lovely Suzi at Bisslancaster I now have a copy, so with no further ado heres what the Metro had to say
VINCE IS THE (TECH) CHAMP!
Trafford man announced as Traffordâ€™s gadget grand master!
A Trafford man has been namedÂ â€˜Tech Champâ€™ after winning a competition with the new-look Carphone Warehouse store at the Trafford Centre.
The store wanted to find the areaâ€™s biggest technology fanatic who could become a honourary member of the store team and be able to review and provide feedback on all of the new products, and self confessed technology geek, Vince Elgey from Davyhulme, certainly fits the bill!
Vince (43), who works in IT, explains: â€œI admit that Iâ€™m a tech geek. If it has a wi-fi then I want it, if itâ€™s the latest model then I must have it, if it means I can talk to my twice removed cousin in Timbuktu then Iâ€™m in the queue! Iâ€™m constantly twittering on my iPhone, updating my Facebook status and posting on my blog.â€
As part of his prize, Vince received a brand new Dell laptop and heâ€™ll also get to test out exciting new products before they hit the shelves.
Vince continues: â€œTechnology plays such an important part in my life so I was thrilled to be chosen as the Tech Champ. Iâ€™m really looking forward to getting the chance to review the new products that come into store and Iâ€™ll be posting my reviews on my twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blog and AudioBoo accounts!â€
Branch manager Neil Sears, explains: â€œIt used to be the case that gadget lovers were thought of as being a bit geeky.Â However these days it’s rather cool; everyone wants to have the best laptop, the most stylish phone or the latest application or music download on their mobiles.Â In fact all of our store team are extremely proud of their expert knowledge and gadget know-how. â€œ
Neil continues: â€œWeâ€™re excited to welcome Vince as an honorary member of our team. Itâ€™s always useful for us to get customer feedback on all our new products and services and I think Vince is going to do a fantastic job for us!â€
The store is the latest in the new breed of â€˜wireless liteâ€™ Carphone Warehouse stores which have been developed to keep up with an ever changing technology market. Customers can find a wide range of laptops, portable game consoles and games and broadband packages as well as all the latest mobile phones and a team of experts who can handle any home IT problems and provide quick and expert solutions. They can even offer computer support and repairs as well as technology tuition.
Anyhows the Laptops still going strong and I’m loving it to bits and am looking forward to eventually testing out some of the gizmos and devices the Carphone Warehouse decide to throw my way and once they do I’ll be sure to test it to its limits and share the results with you lot