I must have been extra good this past year cause Santa was kind enough to bring me my first ever all-access pass to last weeks mecca of technology. Im talking about the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show! Maybe you’ve heard of it. But, if you haven’t here’s the drill. Every year in Las Vegas all manner of un-athletic types gather for a showing of what consumer electronics companies have to offer for the upcoming year. Having only heard tales of the show I didn’t really know what to expect when I arrived in person. All I knew was that it was grand and very nerdy!
After battling a injured back and a festive holiday sinus infection (that still won’t go away) I was only able to make it to the last day of the show. So, Sunday morning I drove by myself from TFL#! headquarters to Las Vegas, wandered through the Las Vegas Convention Center, then headed home that same night so I wouldn’t miss work on Monday (#dedication). In the middle of it all I took the pictures below and earned this coveted foursquare badge.
SAMSUNG impressed with the lightest weight 3D glasses and this crazy world map made out of LCD TV’s.
Lamborghini’s are always hot. I don’t remember what technology they were trying to show off. I was too seduced by the car itself.
Big news here – Everyone’s favorite iPhone game, ANGRY BIRDS, is being developed into a board game by Mattel.
LG wants to make sure you know they make TV’s.
If you’re into INTEL I guess getting your picture taken next to one of their new Core i5 processors is a big deal.
SONY was one of the few who were showing off glasses FREE 3D technology. It’s a good start but there’s definitely room from improvement.
Sony also had a GREEN HORNET replica and a working 3D camera that you could mess around with.
Besides all this there was 3D everything being pushed in every direction. From camcorders, to game consoles, even 3D heads-up displays for your car that display texts, directions, etc on your windshield. I sure hope someone buys this stuff cause while most of it was cool in theory the practical application in my daily life seems to be missing a step or two. I suppose it’s all a work in progress. No matter what the trip was definitely worth it and Im already looking forward to 2012 CES. Will you be there?