If you’ve been to Halifax Shopping Centre recently, you’ve probably noticed that the TELUS store has moved… and certainly has changed. The newest of a handful of TELUS Connected Experience stores across Canada, the store provides customers the opportunity to touch, test and play with the most exciting and sought-after connected devices available today for our ever-increasing digital lives.
Do you love gadgets? I do – especially when they are not only fun, but make my life simpler.
The new TELUS Connected Experience stores have been designed with today’s digital lifestyle in mind. These concept stores have more than 1,000 specially curated products to help enhance consumers’ increasingly connected lives, ranging from connected home, headphones and speakers, toys and health and wellness, featuring key brands including Nest, Sonos, Beats, Orbotit, and Fitbit to name just a few.
I had the chance to attend an opening celebration and along with getting to listen to and speak with some of the team who designed the new hands-on stores, I also watched the TELUS Community Board present a generous check to Halifax’s HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development. Over the years I’ve witnessed TELUS give back to our community in so many meaningful ways and it’s a big reason why I remain a loyal TELUS customer.
Have you been in one of the new TELUS Connected Experience stores yet? I urge you to stop by if you are near one… they are a toy store for grown ups.
Canadians and digital lifestyle
Canadians are more connected than ever and are looking for ways to enhance their digital lifestyle from tracking their personal fitness to connecting their home with smart devices.
Canadians have a growing interest in connected devices and are looking for devices to help manage their home, health, fitness and reduce stress levels according to a survey by Primus and Ryerson University’s DMZ
76 per cent of Canadians appreciate the benefits of connected devices in their lives and 68 per cent agree that connected devices will save them time and make their lives easier
A TELUS study reveals that Canadians expect smart home technology to become commonplace in their homes within the next two years
61 per cent of Canadians believe smart home technology will benefit their lives while only 31 per cent own a smart home device
63 per cent of people predict they will own at least one smart home device – such as a smart TV, thermostat, lighting, appliance, entry and security system; and other home automation solutions – by 2018, and half of those predict they will own three or more
Disclosure: I received promotional ‘swag’ from TELUS from attending the store opening. Opinions like always, are my own… and I puffy heart TELUS!