CES 2016

CES 2016

And I am back for a 6th year for CESĀ®.

Changes this year are in the naming. No longer referred to as the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s simplified to CESĀ®. I still have to tell people that are not tech-related that it’s consumer electronics show.

My focus this year is: USB-C devices, hubs, laptops and adapters, fitness devices, the VW BUDD-e electric concept van and other electric cars.

My regular stops are a visit to see new Canon cameras, Fitbit booth, the Cocoon backpack and Grid-IT booth and the Sony booth. And of course a visit to my favorite hotel/casino The Cosmopolitan for an open bar party (Bond Bar parties are no longer held – sad).

CES starts Wednesday, January 6th and goes through Saturday January 9th, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV at Las Vegas Convention Center and The Venetian. I am there the last 3 days this year.

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Bond Bar – Autos ‘n’ Apps Meetup

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The Third Annual Autos ‘n’ Apps meetup is sponsored by Panasonic. One of my favorite CES pre-show parties at one of my favorite hotel casinos – The Cosmopolitan. And the Bond Bar… classy, fun and a bit on the wild side.

Casual Fun

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I always find at least a few people to network with, share visions of tech and shoot the breeze.

This party is always open bar and there is not a single type of drink off limits. Some are even suggested by the wait staff. Here’s a few I tried last night.

Chocolate Banana

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Also called a Chocolate Monkey. Although this is shot form, so it’s just vodka and banana liqueur. Yummy.

Dirty Martini

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A classic. This one was made with Hendricks Gin. Soak the olives for some extra kick after you finish your drink. These go down all too well.

Lemon Drop

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A standard shot at most bars, this one was classed up using Grey Goose vodka. I only had one of these.

See you in 2015

I look forward to this event next year.

CES 2013 – Pre Show

CES 2013

I am here in Las Vegas for the annual CES trade show. This is my third year back and I’m excited to be attending all four days of the show this year.

Lots To See

I am looking forward to seeing lots of new tech and gadgets, especially digital cameras (both video and still), the 4K television (four times the resolution of today’s 1080p TVs), non-Apple tablets and the growing curiosity of the newest crop of ultrabooks. Plus anything else that piques my interest.

But First..

But before the official show starts tomorrow, there is a pre show CES party I will be attending at the Bond Bar inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, drinking martinis and enjoying the company of fellow tech people.

More reports as I find them both here and over on my main blog, Banal Leakage.