Great start to CES and PMA@CES! I'm always amazed at the new technology on display and the international flavor that makes up CES.
I love checking out and discovering what the next major products will be at PMA. Mason Resnick has 8 photo industry predictions. One of those predictions was that the iCamera will be reinvented for the second time in the last few years with the latest version including Wi-Fi...sounds good to me.
Mobile Apps Showdown – Mobile app vs mobile app in a live duel where app producers have 2 minutes to demo their app. One will be selected on a live vote and another will be selected by online voters. The Mobile App Showdown should be entertaining with guest emcees Baba Booey and Jon Hein from the Howard Stern Show. With so many new apps debuting on a daily basis, I will be interested to see what apps make it to the 'Showdown.' Personally, I'm thrilled at the interest we've seen at our booth in the ThinPic app, which is making its first PMA@CES debut; however, it will not be in the contest.
I was curious to see what a CES would look like without Microsoft exhibiting? Chris O'Brien is reporting that even though Microsoft is absent this year its prime exhibit space sold fairly quickly. This tells me the draw of CES the brand is much larger than a Microsoft or Apple. Attendance is expected, at the very least, to meet 2012 attendance numbers. So far traffic has been steady.
On a side note, here are the 3 things I dislike about CES:
3. Long cab rides
2. No Wi-Fi in the convention center
1. Losing money in the casinos!
With over 1.87 million square feet, 3,000 exhibitors and over 150,000 in attendance, how does one get around CES? Matt Rosoff says the only way to do CES is to rent a motorized scooter and zip through the convention center. Another benefit is if you’re at a booth and the pitch gets too boring, you can scoot.
Accusoft is located in The LVH (formerly Las Vegas Hilton) Booth #46030.
What have you seen at CES or PMA@CES that has the 'wow factor?' Share below in the comments.