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.

CES 2011 – Day 1

My thoughts on the first day of CES 2011.

Tablets were everywhere.  From the major companies like Samsung to the throngs of “me too” gadget companies.  Almost all of them run some version and form of Android, which has developed into a stable and thriving competitor to Apple’s dominance.

Blackberry Playbook

But one standout was Blackberry with their Playbook.  I didn’t get much time with it as there was a line to get into just to see it.  But I was patient and it was very well done for a product that still has a while before it ships.  Responsive, great screen and easy to use.  The downside? No details on how to sync any non-Blackberry data to it.  I’m sure they will find a way to work that out.  They have to for it to be successful with the non Blackberry users, IMO.

Since this was my first time back on the CES floor in 10 years, I wanted to break in my sea legs by wandering the halls and getting to see the many booths that were hacking their wares.  Form and style stayed the same.  Just the products on display were different.

Day 2 is now and I’ll be reporting later on some cameras and other products that caught my interest.