August 11, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Toothbrush, pants, matching socks, book… there’s a lot to gather up when it’s time to travel. Often, our electronic friends are forgotten. It doesn’t really make sense though; how will socks help you during a 3-hour layover?
Now you can dispense gadgets as easily as a Snickers bar. Best Buy just announced Best Buy Express, a series of automated kiosks that offer electronic products and accessories for travelers. The company has teamed with ZoomSystems to roll out 12 of the machines in major airports across the U.S.
Twice says that each machine will have a video display, where consumers can learn more about potential purchases. Don’t think about jiggling the machine for stuck or added merchandise. Each one is monitored from a remote location.
Devices offered include digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players, adapters, chargers, gifts cards, and much more. Prices are expected to match those in the retail store. Kiosks can be found in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angles, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. The rollout will continue through September 1.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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