Or should I say CES baby, CES. I traveled from NY to Las Vegas last night to attend the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, and I am fairly ashamed to say this is my first-ever trip to the magical city of Las Vegas. Anyhow I will spare any commentary of my post sunset activities and focus on the real purpose of this trip.
I have walked through most 2/3 of the CES floor between yesterday afternoon and this afternoon and I have to say nothing has blown me away. The Motorola booth was pretty overwhelming with a strong focus on their music phones. The Blu Ray and HD DVD booths were right next to each other.
There was a rather interesting focus on the ever-present "green" theme from people hanging out green, recyclable bags to an interesting company called Lifeware who showcased its version of the "brain" at the center of
a smart home. It's a $2,500-and-up home server, configurable from a
computer or an entertainment system remote, that can relay media
content around the house and talk to wirelessly linked light switches,
thermostats and alarms.
And lastly Panasonic's 32GB SD memory card. Thats like 40 movies on my PSP !!