While wandering the hallowed halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we happened to find a lot of junk. And not just worthless products that nobody needs, but also junk that makes one wonder what kind of business strategy can be behind selling a product that everyone else makes. There has to be a limit to how many different approaches one can take to heapdphones while keeping the cost down, but the answer to that riddle did not lie in the row after row of headphones in the North Hall.
The Central Hall was home to the super booths, like Samsung and LG, which each was easily half the size of a suburban Wal-Mart. Within all that, we found a bastion of light coming from a booth that had something we actually care about – gaming. The booth belonged to Nyko.
Razer, one of the leading companies in computer gaming peripherals, landed at the 2012 CES with a little more up it’s sleeve than most expected. Not only did they have their usual fair of gaming mice, keyboards, and other accessories, but they brought the Blade. And even more important than the Blade, Razer brought Project Fiona to CES.
While that title might have stirred your hearts with dreams of all kinds of crazy electronics that are just on the horizon, CES hasn’t happened yet (as of writing). But with it so close, we thought it would be a good idea to tell you all that we’ll be heading out to the show of shows and posting all of the good stuff here. Check back starting next monday for up-to-the-minute slideshows and product previews. We’ll be posting everything that we see right here, so come back everyday for new toys!
Also, not only follow us on twitter ,@themardukreport, but there are plenty of fellow tech-hooligans that we’re friends with that you should follow as well for all the latest shenanigans from the show floor.
All kidding aside, Thailand has been getting rocked by some major flooding in the past month. For those of you who haven’t heard, and I’m going to assume that’s most of you, the flooding started roughly around the middle of July and has been since. Media coverage has been lighter than when tragedy struck Japan andvthe public conscious hasn’t been wrapped up in it anywhere near as much. There are a number of reasons I can think of, but none of them are the point of this piece. So why talk about how flooded Thailand is right now?