SABS’s CTO @ CES 2011

Sea and be Scene’s (SABS’s) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) was just at (@) the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada last week and he’s brought us back the scoop.  John Swinimer NL is a PR Dude by day and attends pretty much every technology based trade show in North America – so it’s great to get an inside look from someone who’s seen it all.  We also asked him to put $20 on red…and apparently we lost…but we’ll never really know will we. SABS

 SABS’s CTO @ CES 2011 by John Swinimer

More than 20,000 innovative products from 2,700 technology companies were on display for the more than 140,000 industry professionals. 

CES 3Having attended the show annually for the past six years, this year was bigger than ever. There was a lot of chatter about what to look for in a tablet or a notebook. Booths were bigger and everyone seemed very upbeat. Hopefully this is a sign that the economy is on the rebound.

Lady Gaga - The Polaroid Grey LabelAnd as for the celebrity quotient, CES 2011 saw a variety of stars including Lady Gaga,Will.I.Am, Bare Naked Ladies, Olivia Wilde, Joel McHale, Eliza Dushku, and many more. They all flocked to Las Vegas to either promote products or join the throngs eager to see what's new in the world of consumer electronics.

 Here’s just a sample of what was exhibited on the convention show floor:

- Canada’s own RIM New BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

- PLEO robotic dinosaur 

- Polaroid’s GL30 Instant Digital Camera designed by Lady Gaga 

-  A new way to interact with your laptop -- the Swiftpoint Mouse   

- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup minis 

CES 2- A kids radio station created by 14-year-old Jennifer Smart

- HDBT-990 Wristband Communicator from Helium Digital

- ViNCi, a tablet for toddlers

-  The all-electric Tesla roadster   

- The iPod Dr. Who Tardis speaker from Speakal 

 - A small but powerful PC from Xi3  

John SwinimerNow that the curtain has fallen for this year's event, we can't wait to see what's on the horizon for next year. See you at CES 2012. JM

For more information the show - visit CES 2011

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