CES 2012 – Sights & Sounds

Posted: January 13, 2012

Sea and be Scene’s (SABS’s) contributing writer/videographer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reports from the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2012 held in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.

John SwinimerJohn Swinimer NL is a PR Professional by day and knows the lay of the land when it comes to consumer technology.

Here’s an inside look at this trade show that hordes of people flock to on an annual basis. SABS

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SABS’s CTO @ CES 2012 by John Swinimer

The 2012 International CES took place this week amid the twinkling lights of the Las Vegas strip with a record number of 3,100 plus companies on a show floor that exceeded 1.85 million square feet of exhibit space. That’s more than 37 football fields filled with consumer technology innovation -- so believe me when I say that my feet really are tired.

Thousands from the consumer electronics community attend this show to see what’s new for the coming year and what new innovations are just around the corner. And they weren’t disappointed.

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the show with the company’s last keynote and last exhibition at the show. But they went out in style showing off new Windows Phones, new innovations for Xbox 360 and teased the upcoming Windows 8.

Ryan Seacrest with Steve Ballmer, LL Cool J & Justin Bieber at CES photos courtesy ces dot cnet dot com

The celebrity factor was in high gear with the likes of LL Cool J, Ryan Seacrest and Canada's own Justin Bieber. They were in attendance to support new products and check out the latest in consumer electronics.

Here’s just a sampling of the products that were launched at this year’s show:

  • Dish Network – The Hopper Whole Home DVR Entertainment System
  • Ford/NPR – NPR smartphone App for Ford SYNC
  • Fujifilm –X-Pro 1 Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • Huawei – Ascend P1 smartphone with dual-core processors
  • Intel - Lenovo Ultrabook with ArcSoft Quick Photo
  • Klipsh - G42 Sound System
  • LG Electronics –55inch 3D OLED TV
  • Livio Radio - Livio Connect
  • Monster Cable - NCredible N-ERGY earbuds
  • Netgear - Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Nokia – Lumina 900
  • Panasonic – MySpace TV
  • Pioneer - App Radio 2
  • Samsung – ES8000 LED SmartTV
  • Sharp - Aquos 80-inch display/board
  • Sony - Android-powered Walkman Z
  • Stream TV –Ultra-D, glasses-free 3D TV
  • Voxx Electronics - Insite personal property tracking system

As this year’s event comes to a close, all eyes are on how these new products will be received by consumers. The excitement from the show should spill into stores in the coming months.

For more information the show - visit the show's site CES 2012

For previous posts by John Swinimer check out SABS CTO @ CES 2011 & Comic Con 2010 - Special Report

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