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The Gadget Show

The Gadget Show Series 28

So, The Gadget Show is all about, you guessed it, Gadgets! It’s weekly on Channel 5. Furthermore, the show, which is broadcast on Channel 5, is currently presented by Craig Charles, Ortis Deley, Jon Bentley and Georgie Barrat. 

The show is 60 minutes long and features discussions and reviews on the latest pieces of technology such as films, cameras, video games, gadgets and gizmos, vehicles, future tech, cinema you name it The Gadget Show covers it!

Guinness World Records

While the show focuses on gadgets. The show is also responsible for a lot of tech related Guinness World Records as well!  Below are all the records they’ve completed:

  • Set the fastest speed reached by a slot car racer achieved by Dallas Campbell while filming for The Gadget Show.
  • The fastest speed reached by an internal combustion powered radio-controlled model car. It is 137.86 km/h (85.66 mph), controlled by Jason Bradbury. On the set of The Gadget Show in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, on 29 October 2008.
  • Fastest speed in a water jet–powered car is 26.8 km/h (16.65 mph) and was achieved by Jason Bradbury (UK) on the set of The Gadget Show at Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich, UK, on 15 March 2010.
  • The largest game of Tetris measured at 105.79 m² and was played on The Gadget Show in Birmingham, UK on 15 September 2010.
  • The heaviest machine moved using a brain control interface weighs 56.2 tonnes (61.95 tons), as demonstrated on the set of The Gadget Show, Studley (UK) on 17 March 2011
  • The fastest speed attained on a jet-powered street luge is 115.83 mph (186.41 km/h). This was achieved by Jason Bradbury (UK) on the set of The Gadget Show’s 200th episode. 
  • The longest loop-de-loop performed by a radio-controlled car at a diameter of 2.3 m.

While, The Gadget Show is also famous for it’s HUGE competitions. Consequently featuring a huge amount of tech gadgets that viewers can win! Seriously there is a LOT of prizes to be won on the show! So, viewers may need storage to keep it all!


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Ortis Deley returned to the show recently and came by to chat to Marcus about all things tech and gadgets! However, Ortis wanted to discuss his brand new documentary that is coming out very very soon! It’s called SoleSeekers and focuses on all things UK sneaker based culture!

Ortis is helping his friend Emil, who has written, produced and directed the UK’s first ever feature length documentary on the UK Trainer scene. They grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and trainers played a special part in their lives growing up. Sneakers then have a special place in their childhood and conseuqently thier teenage years. Bringing with them nostalgia, history and passion!

Emil in his research found out that some of those who were once passionate sneaker lovers grew out of it. He certainly didn’t and decided to make the SoleSeekers film. The more he researched about the UK sneaker scene, the more he realised that there were more people just like him. Just as passionate and just as devoted to their sneakers!

When it started

Emil Started the project 4 years ago, out of the passion for the culture, he noticed a gap in the market and an opportunity to share with the world his love for sneakers and consequently the UK’s love of sneakers. It wasn’t as readily available as it is now and he feels as though it’s the right time to document the history of the scene! Trainers are an £8B industry here in the UK and he wants to share this with the world with the help of you!

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Ortis Deley returned to the show recently and spoke to Marcus about an all manner of things tech and gadets, but, he also spoke to us about Glassmates! A brand new experience from Ortis himself and a couple of his friends Nigel and Jimmy.
With Glassmates you’re asked to experience an exploratory journey through alcohol! The Glassmates (Ortis, Nigel and Jimmy) seek to show people a better way to enjoy drink, regardless of their budget! The main aim is to simply improve the drinking experience for you, the consumer. For example, if you decide that you wish to drink a rum and coke. The Glassmates will guide you how to make the best rum and coke you can. Consequently the best rum to go with what mixer and even explain as to why no mixer may also be a good choice.
The Glassmates have a brand new experience that is coming soon that they wish to let you all know about! It’s called:

The Whiskey Experience

Throughout the day the Glassmates are hosting Whiskey Tasting Sessions. Each Glassmate is championing two whiskies to get your vote as the BEST whisky available! So you guessed it, you get the chance to test (and taste) SIX different whiskies! Furthermore each of the Glassmates will guide you through the tastes and nuances of their own whiskey.
Consequently at the end, if you’re still feeling thirsty, you can ask the bartender to make you your favourite whiskey cocktail from the experience.
You can buy your WHISKEY EXPERIENCE tickets online here

Flight Challenge

Much like the Whiskey Experience, each of the Glassmates have created a spirit based cocktail which again you’ll be able to taste and buy. Yet on this challenge each of the tastee’s will be given a voting card to vote for their favourite cocktail.

Find out more about the different types of Cocktails available to you here!

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Microsoft Hololens

Ortis spoke in depth about the Microsoft Hololens in his interview with us, check out the video below to see him checking it out on the Gadget Show


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