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.
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.
The centerpiece of the Samsung area was gorgeous. This picture doesn't do it justice.
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.
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.
Got to see Ian do his thing.
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)