The Consumer Electronics Show is always an event colored by the latest and flashiest tech from the world’s biggest vendors. Year after year, the press, and the public are treated to leaps in technology innovation that make us wish the future would hurry up and get here.
The show can’t just be made up of the best, however. There must be a balance to everything, and CES is no exception. We’ve rounded up a few of the gadgets that made us crane our necks in more confusion than anticipation.
Okay, the title for this article sounds like my reactions should be positive. And for the most part they are. I’m excited about a lot of what was shown today, but I’m also stunned by the timing of some of these announcements. Mainly the hardware announcements. But first let’s dive into the software that was announced today.
E3 our gaming Mecca is upon us, it feels like each year it gets here earlier and earlier. The world famous expo kicked was kicked off today by none other than EA and was then followed up by Bethesda later in the evening. Both conferences were jam packed with amazing announcements.
CES this was huge and Day 2 and 3 were crazy packed with gadgets of all sorts. We finally had enough time to get to the show floor and to start poking around at all of the tech. Unfortunately, there’s no real good vantage point to get a good shot of exactly how big this show is. If you’ve ever been to other large scale conventions like NYCC (New York Comic Con) or Otakon in Baltimore, you’ll have a slight idea of how big this show really was. We can say for sure that CES is much bigger than those shows combined.
Enough of this idle chat though. We know you came here to see all of the goodies that we got to see and play with. And FYI, stayed tuned because we might have a little contest to give away some swag. We’re just saying.
The first official day of the madness was Tuesday, the 8th. The show floors (yes, there are multiple floors) opened and the crowds began to fill the convention halls and hotel suites. If any of you out there have been to an anime convention, this si very similar to middle day. If our memory serves us correct, that’s usually a Saturday. The big differences here, outside the lack of anime and overabundance of tech, are that there are many more people in business attire and that nobody smells in a bad way.
So what did we see? Not as much as Monday as we had many meetings with component companies. If that sounds interesting, then click over to Computer Shopper a little later and check out all of the PC building goodness. Otherwise, hit the jump and view some of the interesting things we saw.