Friday, January 13, 2012

Limping along at CES.

Location, Las Vegas, NV

Oh boy! Do my feet hurt!

My feet, my hips, my knees, and my legs hurt! I have been walking the exhibit hall floors at The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the last three days. There is over 1.8 million square feet of exhibit space with over 3100 vendors present. They range from very large companies to Mom and Pop businesses all looking to make an impact on the visiting hoards. And hoards there are. The numbers when finalized should be above 150,000 and at times it is impossible to move down the aisles especially when a major presentation is being made.

The big things at this show? 3D TV’s are everywhere. Some require special glasses while others require none. In 2011, 23 million 3D TV’s were shipped world wide. Only 3.6 million of these in the US. One hundred million will be shipped world wide by 2015.

Audio is back. From large speaker systems to tiny ear buds with high end earphones filling in the middle.

Electric vehicles and all the connected electronics included. It is amazing how many companies supply power connections for electric vehicles.

There must be 100 companies supplying covers for iPhones and iPads. From simple covers to those covered with Bling.

I did find the perfect gift for the Man Cave.

Check out the CD holders on the front, the guitar on the back, and all those special electronic gadgets. Enough to make any Man Cave complete.

One more day of the show tomorrow, if my feet hold out.