HYDERABAD:After its maiden show an year ago, India Gadget Expo (IGE) has returned to Hyderabad, growing bigger and better with participation of more electronic companies. The four-day event which was inaugurated on Friday, offers a first hand experience for gadget lovers on products ranging from personalised movie screening glasses to advanced surveillance drones.
Start-up companies have also lined up with innovative products. A pair of smart goggles, named Moverio offer personalised movie screening experience to users with a massive storage of data up to 32 GB. It helps the users to watch their favourite videos and play games without disturbing the person sitting next to them. Equipped with built-in battery, ear phones and a storage device, this gadget come handy during long journey.
Another, device called Smart PC converts any television set into a computer. There are several such gadgets at the Expo that attract the tech-crazy visitors.
With participation of nearly 100 major manufacturing companies and 50 start up firms, the Expo has grown bigger in size. The event will also witness launch of new products every day. Five new products will be launched at the Expo at 5 pm on all four days. On the maiden day, four firms including Western Digital, Jerve, Orvito, Leaf Air and Panasonic launched their new products.
Inaugurating the Expo, IT minister KT Rama Rao urged the manufacturers to manufacture their products in India, especially Telangana. He also revealed that Telangana government is planning to provide broadband facility to all households in the State within three years.