CES 2012 Video

Here’s a video recap of my trip to CES 2012. Enjoy!

And for more from my trip check out these other posts:

CES: Day 3

My third (and final) day at CES was definitely not as inspiring as the first two, as I had already been through most of the booths. But I still managed to get find a few new and exciting things.

The most interesting thing I saw yesterday was Microsoft Windows 8. I saw a little of it on day 2 but didn’t really linger too long. A colleague suggested that I go watch a demo and I was really impressed. The demo began with on a tablet, with their “metro” interface. It’s gorgeous, seamless, and seems to have a great UI. The demonstrator then moved to a laptop with keyboard and mouse and the experience continued just as seamlessly. Combined with the new Windows Mobile phones I saw here this week, I have to say that I’m very impressed. Very impressed.

If you know me, you know that I am a pretty diehard Apple loyalist. Until today I wouldn’t have even considered a non-Apple computer for my next laptop. But now, I’m open to the idea. I’m still not sold, the good people up in Redmond still have ways to go to sell me, but they’ve gotten through my initial defenses and I’d consider switching, even to their phone.

But the big issue I have with switching is how entrenched I am with Apple. All the apps I bought would be money down the drain if I leave. And that’s a big deal. Plus the “cost” of learning a new OS. It’s a lot to think about, but like I said, I’m open to the idea. I can’t wait until these devices and Windows 8 are out in the wild so I can play with them.

And as always, here are some pics from today:

Freddie Laker

SapientNitro's own Freddie Laker testing out a tricked out Smart Car

Nokia Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900 won "best phone" from CNET and runs new Windows Mobile OS. Really nice looking.


I was so excited to meet the team from Nest, unfortunately they weren't in their suite when I stopped by.

Mercedes Benz

An awesome concept car from Mercedes.


Day 3. Brings the total to around 25K, or 12 miles. Not bad for three days of work (especially since I didn't count all the steps I took when I was out at night).

And once again, I shot some video. Bringing the total number of clips to over 300. My editor should have fun with that (Sorry Brittany!). As soon as the video’s done, you can be sure I’ll post it here.

Also, today was another banner day Hot Tub Crime Machine. At 1,566 views, today was my new best day ever! Thanks everyone!

Update: Here are my highlights from CES Day 1 and Day 2 (and if you prefer video format, click here)

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CES Review: Recon Instruments MOD Goggles

On my first day at CES I saw these Recon Instruments MOD Live goggles and was instantly smitten. My buddy Ian thought so too and shot a quick video about them for the Weber Shandwick Social Studies blog. Check it out here:


And if you want some more of the MOD Live, here’s their official video:


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CES: Day 2

Another amazing day at CES. Although I have to say, the exhibits we saw yesterday weren’t quite as new/exciting/interesting as the first day, but still some great new tech.

The big hit of the day for me was LG. Having recently bought an LG LED TV I am a little biased. But they have so many great products coming out. From the world’s largest OLED TV, to amazing Cinema 3D displays, to innovative home appliances, like these vacuums and a cool fridge.

LG Vacuum

Similar to a Roomba, this robot vacuum keeps your house cleaning and doubles as a surveillance system you can monitor on the web or on your mobile device.

LG Canister Vacuum

This LG canister vacuum has "follow along" technology that self-propels the base to keep up with you as you clean. No pulling the base with you, it drives itself!

LG Refrigerator blast chiller

The blast chiller cabinet in this LG fridge sucks cold area from the freezer into a small box to rapidly chill a bottle of beer to 41 degrees (f) in just 4 minutes.


The Emperor 200 chair/workstation has three screens that can raise and lower, creating a "cocoon" of productivity


Victorinox just released this thumb sized one terabyte solid-state drive today at CES. It has an e-ink display and biometric security. I have to disclose that they are a SapinetNitro client, but this is still awesome.

Electric Delorean

The all new electric DeLorean. So cool. Not loving the decals they stuck all over it, but it's still awesome.

Riding on a double decker bus

Matt and I riding the double-decker bus home from the convention center

Pedometer Day Two

8876 steps today, not bad. But not as good as yesterday.

That’s it for day two (actually there is a lot more, but you’ll have to wait for the video and/or accompanying presentation).

Also, I have to give a huge shoutout to the WordPress.com team for featuring Hot Tub Crime Machine on their “Freshly Pressed” section. I received almost 1000 visits to yesterday’s review of CES, setting a new record for the site. If you want to see that post, it’s here.

Update: Here are my highlights from CES Day 3 (and if you prefer video format, click here)

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CES: Day 1

Wow. All I can say is that CES is one of the coolest, most over-stimulating experiences I’ve ever had. Everywhere you look there are flashing screens, blinking lights, 3D displays, glossy, shiny, connected objects. I only made it through about 1.5 of the conference floors yesterday, so I have plenty more to explore today. I spent the first part of the day exploring the North Hall, which was mostly tech accessories, like iPhone cases, iPad screens, docks, speakers, etc. But they also had tons of gadgets like Zeo Sleep Manager and FitBit.

When I get back to Boston I’ll put together a real presentation about my experience here, but for now, I wanted to share a few pics. There will also be a movie, mostly starring me, and directed by the amazingly talented Matt Lindley.

Here’s what I loved yesterday (in no particular order):


While I don't believe that e-cigarettes are a good or safe alternative to smoking, the design of this device was pretty cool.

The great Zoltar

I wished to be big. I'll let you know if I turn into Tom Hanks tomorrow AM.


Sphero is a remote control ball. I'm not kidding. It's going to be bigger than Google.


Solowheel is like a uni-Segway. It's awesome.

Samsung display

The centerpiece of the Samsung area was gorgeous. This picture doesn't do it justice.

Recon Instrument Goggles

Recon Instrument MOD Live Goggles with heads-up display and bluetooth. The coolest thing I saw at CES today.


Not sure which model this is. And pretty sure I don't care. It was GORGEOUS.

Escort Radar/Laser Detector's cloud service offering

The power of community at work. The first car to get hit with the laser reports to the cloud, cars behind get an update that a laser is active ahead. Genius. Assuming enough people have them.

Ian Cohen of Weber Shandwick

Got to see Ian do his thing.

United Healthcare Pedometer day 1

United Healthcare gave out pedometers. I didn't get mine until around 11am, but after that I walked about two miles today. Not too shabby.

More to come tomorrow…

Update: Here are my favorites from CES Day 2 and Day 3 (and if you prefer video format, click here)

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