G-Hold at the CabSat 2016 show in Dubai

The lovely Vislink team tweeted this picture of their bespoke G-Hold in use on their stand at CabSat, the leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Head to their booth, ZB1-20, in the Dubai World Trade Center to see HEROCast in action - the smallest and lightest wireless broadcast solution yet.

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

G-Hold on the show floor at MWC 16


G-Hold is at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona all this week, where we've been rubbing shoulders with the best new tech from around the world, and flying the flag at the SDI booth. Tomorrow is the last show of the day, so make sure you come along and say hello - we're in Hall 7 at Stand 7B31.

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

G-Hold heads to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

G-Hold will be joining a host of innovative Scottish companies at this year's Mobile World Congress. Selected as part of the SDI delegation, our own Nicola will be at Stand 7B31 in Hall 7, alongside Skyscanner, The Digital Health Institute and Neatebox. Come along and say hi, and try G-Hold for yourself.

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G-Hold on show across two continents


G-Hold was on display at shows in Asia and Europe this weekend, with booths at the GREAT Festival in Seoul, South Korea and the Northamber Expo 15 just outside London in the UK. Response at both shows was great, with the most frequently heard comment being, "I wish I'd invented that."

In South Korea and Japan, you can purchase G-Hold via our friends at Quopin, www.quopin.com, while in the UK you can buy online from us here, or from one of our local stockists here. 

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

Suzi Perry and G-Hold at the British Grand Prix


Suzi Perry with G-Hold at British Grand Prix

Fans of Formula 1 will have seen presenter Suzi Perry using her iPad with a rather distinctive handhold device at the British Grand Prix. From qualifying to the nail-biting race itself, Suzi's tablet was at her side - thanks to her trusty G-Hold. 

Suzi, alongside teammates Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard chatted with Nigel Mansell, Valtteri Bottas and lots of other racing legends. Below is a gallery of some of the highlights, including the team beside Lewis Hamilton's winning car and the ultimate British F1 trophy. 

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

G-Hold at CUE 2015


G-Hold inventor Alison Grieve arrived in Palm Springs, California last night to attend the CUE 2015 annual conference, where educators gather to learn about the latest in tech and teaching.

Offering the Apple Distinguished Program, the California State University's CalStateTEACH have recently bought bespoke branded G-Holds to help future Distinguished Educators hold their devices comfortably. We're looking forward to learning more at CUE about how teachers, lecturers and other educators use tablets in the classroom, and how G-Hold can help hold their hands. 

If you're attending CUE and would like to find out more about G-Hold, you can contact us via Twitter @G_Hold or on Facebook @grabyourghold. 

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

What have the G-Holders been up to this month?

We exhibited at CES 2015, the world's biggest consumer electronics show

Nicola found out all the latest about technology and education at Bett 2015

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All hands on deck for G-Hold at CES 2015


 Alison giving us all a wave from the exhibition floor at CES 2015

Alison giving us all a wave from the exhibition floor at CES 2015

The G-Holders were pretty hands on yesterday, getting our booth set up at CES 2015. Here's a sneak peek at our booth, #35682 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, before doors open to the public today.

G-Hold stand at CES 2015
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Vegas, baby! G-Hold hits the Consumer Electronics Show


 Elvis's iPad refused to be all shook up as he tried a prototype G-Hold at last year's show

Elvis's iPad refused to be all shook up as he tried a prototype G-Hold at last year's show

Team G-Hold is starting the New Year with a bang, jetting off to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show at the LVCC from the 6-9th January. Alison and Nicola arrived in Vegas on Saturday, ready to man (woman) our booth, #35682 in the South Hall. It's the world's biggest consumer electronics show, so if you're heading over, make a note of that stand number and come and hang out with us - we'd love to hold your hand.

In the meantime, Caroline is manning the fort at G-Hold Towers, so if you need anything at all, give her a call on +44 (0)7983 539370 or drop us an email on info@g-hold.com.

 Caroline had booked Alison into some strange hotel rooms, but this one was a real kick

Caroline had booked Alison into some strange hotel rooms, but this one was a real kick

 Booths hosted by rather more sensible companies at CES 2013

Booths hosted by rather more sensible companies at CES 2013

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G-Hold has the Edge


Alison with ScotEdge CEO and some of the other winning companies

We are thrilled to announce that last night, after the final round of an intensive selection process, G-Hold® won a ScotEdge award, including funding of £31,000. G-Hold was one of 16 winning companies, chosen from over 190 applicants. Yesterday 21 companies pitched in front of a distinguished panel of judges, chaired by Sir Tom Hunter, with our CEO and inventor Alison Grieve following host Carol Smillie to kick off proceedings first thing in the morning. After some tough questions from the panel, it was a nervous wait until the evening ceremony to find out that we had won.

Thankfully we were able to spend the day watching the brilliant pitches by all the other companies, and being inspired by the drive, talent and innovation on display. It was an incredibly strong group, and we didn't envy the judges when it came to decision time. We've never been more excited to be a part of the Scottish business community, and to take advantage of the mentoring and support on offer to us as winners.

Visit www.scotedge.com for more details of the competition and the latest news.

 

 

 

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

The lowdown on all the PitchUp finalists

Gate 8 – If you, like us G-Holders, do a whole lot of travel, you’ll know how cumbersome it can be to unpack your baggage for security clearance. Gate 8 offers some innovative solutions to make your travel a whole lot simpler. Up in the Air travellers take note.

Indentity Papers - Mi casa es mi casa when one gets in touch with this wonderful design house, personalising your surroundings with text or photographic wallpaper and boxes.

Veglo – These urban cyclists had their light bulb moment with quite possibly the very best bike light on the market. Like the G-Hold, Veglo put their concept up on Kickstarter and were successful in achieving their goal. Check it out here. Their involvement in the Gadget Show’s British Inventors project has provided some well-earned coverage in the media.

Popcord – Ever find yourself hunting round your house or office for your phone charger? It’s especially frustrating when your battery is flat and you have an urgent call to make. Well, Popcord has come up with an elegant solution to ensure your trusty charger is always by your side. Their miniature design functions as both a charger and a keyring – simply plug it into any USB port and your phone will be juiced up in minutes.

Lexie Sport – There are some fashion brands that just jump out at you with their edginess and effortless style. Lexie Sport not only jumps out at you but also asks you to join in with the jumping. For achingly cool British iconography and a soundtrack that gives a British classic a modern twist, check out the Made in GB section on their website.

G-Hold – For those tablet lovers out there who sometimes wish they could find a more comfortable way of holding your beloved devices, look no further. The G-hold enables you to comfortably and securely hold your tablets in any environment. On a mission to change the way the world holds things, we looked to Kickstarter to fund our project and are hugely grateful to all the backers who made the project a success.

SMOO – Another pun on light bulb moments - Patrick Evans, a self-taught electronics engineer, has come up with a unique wall light that brings blended colour projections into your living room – a colour for every mood.

Pretty Athletic – This new British skincare brand takes care of your skin while you take care of your health. Totally unique in its offering, this brand is aimed at sport lovers who want to stay both fit and beautiful.

Squidkids – For a splashing good time for little ones on a rainy day, check out this imaginative range of rainwear for children. Not only does it reign (‘scuse the pun) supreme in both quality and style, it also changes colour when those rain drops come a falling. Never before has British weather been so much fun.

T1 by Daniel Harkin – This prolific inventor / designer has been hard at work to successfully create the world’s fastest toaster. With a 20 second toasting time, using 80% less energy and a no-burn guarantee, you’ll have your jam on toast faster than you can say ‘John Lewis Pitch Up Legend’.

Fiendishly Fabulous ( or www.blankgame.co.uk)  - This award-winning range of puzzles and games designed for a range of ages and abilities was cited as one of the best buys for Christmas 2013 gift. Putting the fun into crossword style challenges, this will expand children’s vocabulary and keep the adults on their toes, all contained in travel-friendly packaging.

Bildy – In the age of Minecraft, with creative building enjoying a surge in popularity, it’s great to see a new toy designed to have your little ones building off-screen and in the living room. This product invites both girls and boys to build flat-pack worlds of castles, cars, houses and more. Their Vimeo video is well-worth checking out.

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

G-Hold is a finalist in the John Lewis PitchUp competition


We've been sitting on our hands to stop ourselves telling you about this exciting news for about a week but we can finally announce it - we're through to the finals of the PopUp Britain John Lewis PitchUp competition.

Almost 700 entries have been winnowed down to the final 12, and we will be flying down to London on the 1st August to pitch G-Hold to the company's top buyers. It's an incredibly exciting opportunity to get feedback from these retail gurus, and we are looking forward to hearing their advice and learning as much as we can. We also can't wait to meet the other young British brands who will be there - look out for an update coming soon with more info about their products. For a fascinating insight into John Lewis' history, check out the story of their founder here.

Big thanks to our Kickstarter backers for taking us this far, we couldn't do it without you.

Follow our journey on Facebook and Twitter, and send your support using #holdinghands

 

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

G-Hold at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

  Louise shows off the G-Hold Bohemia Leather iPad case at CES 2014

Louise shows off the G-Hold Bohemia Leather iPad case at CES 2014

G-Hold has arrived at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the world's largest consumer electronics show, ready to change the way the world holds things. We are on booth #35577 on the upper level of the South Hall of the LVCC, so do drop by to say hello and to finally get a grip on a G-Hold for yourself. Remember our Kickstarter is still running, so you can pledge there to grab a G-Hold of your own.

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

Presenting G-Hold in Glasgow

  Alison uses her G-Hold to present at Fearsomengine

Alison uses her G-Hold to present at Fearsomengine

CEO and inventor Alison Grieve took her G-Hold to Glasgow to present the story of our sister product, Safetray, at Fearsomengine's headquarters. Alison hasd been asked to give an entrepreneurial masterclass to other innovators.

Posted by Caroline Whitham.

Scotland Can Do with G-Hold

  Finance Minister John Swinney can't resist showing off the G-Hold

Finance Minister John Swinney can't resist showing off the G-Hold

The G-Holders were invited to attend a media event for the launch of the Scotland Can Do framework document, and Finance Minister John Swinney stopped by to try the G-Hold.

Posted by Caroline Whitham.