Sending my assistant to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
You may have heard on the news that the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held In Las Vegas last week. This exciting event is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow and I have had a great time there in years past. I have always believed that it is imperative to be abreast of the latest trends in consumer electronics. This year, however, my schedule would not let me attend, and in my place, I sent Stephen Rollins - our AVP of Corporate Technology and Eliad Laskin - my executive assistant and geek of all things digital to represent Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. For these two fellows, this show was like allowing a child free reign in a candy factory. Steve and Eliad sent me regular email updates about all the exciting new technological innovations they kept discovering. Eliad took many, many photos and has created a blog for all of you to see. Please enjoy his documentation of the event.
1 This is the entrance to the monstrous Las Vegas Convention Center.
2 At eight in the morning, the electronics show was not open yet, but the waiting areas started to fill up.
3 Every single person was on some kind of communication device.
4 Very organized cubbies of techie publications
5 At 8:30 more people began filing in the waiting areas.
6 There were many news crews.
7 There was a long line for free coffe at the D-Link www.dlink.com stand.
8 There were pretty models handing out information everywhere.
9 A very popular display at the intel www.intel.com area
10 All of the boxes making up the display, represented real time data streaming in from across the world. You could touch any box to retrieve more info.
11 The intel area, where many tablet PC's were running on their Atom chip
12 Very tiny computers were a popular item.
13 The Microsoft Sync system http://www.microsoft.com/auto/ma.mspx for cars was one of the great buzzes at this year's show.
14 A very interesting SUV for a contractor
15 You can run your operations from the built in computer - scheduling, invoicing, emails, etc.
16 A closer look at the screen and features
17 Complete with a wireless keyboard
18 And a printer!
19 Alexandra, from Ford, http://www.fordworksolutions.com/ helped to explain everything.
20 The tools can be digitally tagged and the car will tell you if one is missing.
21 This Ford is equipped with the Microsoft Sync system.
22 You can use your own devices to connect with Sync.
23 The ports to plug your devices in
24 This French company was demonstrating the Parrot's AR.Drone, http://www.parrot.com/ I was told you can control it with your iPod.
25 A close up of the drone
26 Many people attended.
27 A goofy but fun iPhone accessory for watching videos
28 My high school friend, Rachel Hecht and Evan Dash Innovative Technology http://ithomeproducts.com/
29 You can copy your records directly onto your computer or a CD with this nostalgic turntable.
30 More modern looking units for the same purpose
31 You can scan your slides, photos, and negatives directly onto digital medium with this neat little machine.
32 There were many cool looking iPod speakers and turntables.
33 An amazingly thin TV from LG http://www.lge.com/us/index.jsp
34 There were many vendors with all kinds of electronics. Here is the CEO of jelfin http://www.jelfin.com/ showing us his gel mouse.
35 This is the highly touted plastic logic QUE E-reader. http://www.plasticlogic.com/ereader/index.php
36 There were E-readers at every turn - this is Jerry Cimadomo showing off the JetBook. http://www.jetbook.net/
37 This is the Demy digital recipe book http://www.mydemy.com/ - you may have seen it on my show.
38 Erin Hall and David Johnson touting the highly buzzed enTourage eDGe. http://www.entourageedge.com/
39 The 3-D TV's were very exciting.
40 Tammy Lin from ASUS www.asus.com/ is showing off a very cool SKYPE enabled video phone.
41 Dominika Nellapplova showing off her amazing ALBUMteam Ltd.
www.album-life.com that can beautifully display and store your digital photos
42 The Emperor by NovelQuest www.novelquest.com/ - a special chair designed for gamers and programmers alike
43 Cyber Clean http://www.cyberclean.ch/ is used to remove dust and crumbs from key boards.
44 It really works well.
45 The latest technology for appliances - Google Android computers that can be integrated into your stove, microwave, washer, etc..
46 It allows you to have your recipe right on your cooking range.
47 George Emerson of Geneva, www.genevalab.com/ the inventors of iPod high fidelity.
48 Geneva had some very attractive iPod docks/hi-fidelity speakers that sounded AMAZING!
49 Samsung www.samsung.com/ had a dazzling media walk.
50 One of the thousands of small vendors - Meggaboom www.meggaboom.com/ is a mini speaker for your audio device.
51 The owners, Jon and Ginger, were proud to display their product.
52 A waterproof TV for your shower
53 A sink mirror with a disappearing TV screen - now you see it -
54 Now you don't
55 Sisters Olivia and Madison, marketing ZOMM zomm.com/ their cell phone locator product
56 Video blogger Joyce Chow in all her glory
57 Digital candles were very realistic. Those are not real flames!
58 Our contacts at Canon cameras, http://www.canon.com/ Len and Kevin, were happy to see us.
59 Never loose your pet with a GPS pet collar from Xact technologies. www.xacttechnology.com/
60 One of the many halls at the convention center
61 An enormous line of people waiting for taxis outside of the convention center - this is only half the line.
62 An automated nail painter by ArtPro Nail http://www.artpro-nail.com/ in the Korean section of the show
63 Another model
64 The Peregrine http://www.theperegrine.com/ is a glove that lets you control your computer games.
65 The FireFly ipod speakers and dock from Vestalife http://www.vesta-life.com/ - great design!
66 You guessed it, it opens up!
67 This is YoGen by Easy Energy, Inc. http://www.easy-energy.biz/ - an eco-friendly hand charger for most mobile devices anywhere, anytime. You plug in your device and pull a string - gears turn, sending out a charge.
68 Elizabeth Miller showing off 'bling' for your ear buds from E Star Designs, LLC.
69 Pinakin Dinesh, Ginny Chorghade, and Warren Campbell of Amzer http://www.amzer.com/ were excited to show us their solar phone charger.
70 Masha Lirovich displaying more bling for your iPhone ears from DEOS. http://www.deos-diamond.com/
71 Very glam
72 Rocking with an iPhone guitar
73 The girls from picnik http://www.picnik.com/ - photo editing tools that are easy to use yet powerful.
74 The environmentaly friendly Chevy Volt
75 Pat Ma from Nokia www.nokia.com/ demonstating the amazing photo recognition capabilites of the Nokia N900
76 MSI www.msicomputer.com/ was exhibiting a new touch screen PC.
77 Beth Merriman from Laurex http://www.laurex.com/ diplayed her fashion computer bags.
78 A Korean booth showed off their really neat photo/alarm clocks.
79 Doug Watkins from SpeedStream.TV http://www.speedstream.tv/ modeling a backpack that acts as a mobile broadcasting station
80 One of the big buzzes at the show - the Boxee www.boxee.tv/ interactive television unit.
81 An interactive touch table at the Kodak www.kodak.com section
82 Larysa Woloszanskyj with Clikfree Automatic Backup http://www.goclickfree.com/ - you can back up your computer with one click.
83 The Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner http://www.evolution.com/ can clean hard floors for you.
84 PURE http://www.pure.com/ - a type of clock radio with Twitter and Facebook built in
85 Livespeakr http://www.livespeakr.com/ - another speaker for your audio device, runs on batteries so you can bring anywhere.
86 iomega go.iomega.com/ had a good looking external NAS hard drive that allows you to access your files from anywhere in the world.
87 The Liquid Image dive mask www.liquidimageco.com/ - An amazing underwater still and video camera built into this scuba mask.
88 Candice and Mike posing in front of their designer Bluetooth headsets from Earloomz http://www.earloomz.com/
89 Cnet http://www.cnet.com/ had a studio right inside the show.
90 Throngs of people
91 A good place to relax after walking the floor
92 You can project your photos and movies with a pocket PICO projector. www.optomausa.com/
93 Optoma is one brand that makes the PICO projectors
94 A prototype of a solar-powered air conditioner - wouldn't that be amazing?
95 A new device that allows you to control a computer by squeezing a ball - good for physical therapy