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Exertis highlights consumer tech at inaugural Exertis Exclusive showcase

On September 29, Exertis brought together 25 of its top technology and lifestyle brands at the inaugural Exertis Exclusive showcase at The Steel Yard, London.

Companies including, but not limited to, Samsung, LG, Wacom, Swann, Toshiba, Netgear, JBL, Nicky Clarke, Tado, TP Link, Cricut, Roku, Pioneer DJ and Exertis’ own brands Flexson and Kitsound demonstrated the latest consumer tech products to 100 technology and lifestyle journalists, writers, reviewers and influencers.

Despite the strong consumer focus, business-oriented devices and solutions were also to be found, notably the new Wacom Cintiq Pro 27in creative pen display (and new Pro Pen 3) for top end creatives, graphic designers, post-production studios and gaming companies.

Moccamaster coffee maker



Even some consumer products had definite cross-over appeal. It is easy to imagine the stylishly retro lines of the Moccamaster coffee maker (the original design from 1974 but now in 21 colours) gracing a company reception area or boardroom; and Technology Reseller would love to see a versatile cricut digital cutting machine (and associated app and heat presses for mugs and t-shirts) being used in a marketing department to create eye- catching promotional materials from vinyl, card, wood, fabric and metal.

Maker 3

With the high cost of energy, plenty of small businesses could benefit from tado’s smart thermostat and radiator controls. It promises savings of 22% for the average customer, equating to about £300 a year.

The same could be said for the Tapo smart home range from TP-Link. The number one networking manufacturer for 11 straight years, TP-Link sees the smart home as a logical next step and since introducing its Tapo brand to the UK three years ago, with energy-monitoring smart plugs, it has been adding to its range with smart bulbs, contact sensors, motion sensors, battery-operated outdoor cameras, smart light switches and, soon, a smart door bell. Plenty of cross-over appeal there.

Tapo brand

NETGEAR, another strong networking brand with a foot in both the business and consumer markets, was showing new whole home MESH Wi-Fi products and 5G mobile hotspots that are likely to resonate with the whole family, from teenage gamers to hybrid workers.

This is just a small selection of the products on display at Exertis Exclusive. For more information, contact Exertis and look out for coverage in seasonal gift guides and the YouTube channels of leading influencers.

the strong consumer focus, business- oriented devices and solutions were also to be found


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