As my first Consumer Electronics Show, I was truly stoked that I could be laying my hands on some never before seen technology, cool gadgetry, and some truly innovative solutions.
Unfortunately, there were no new truly innovative solutions presented, no new cool gadgetry, and the not one really new technology in sight.
Admittedly, I only got a chance to visit the Las Vegas Convention Center (proper), and not the Sands/Venetian Convention Center, but still. Not much of anything that was truly awe-inspiring. Very disappointing.
The number of visitors attending the show was down dramatically for this year, due almost certainly to the downturn in the economy. Some exhibit booths were vacant, which to me indicated that quite a few companies went out-of-business between when they leased their booth and the actual show. Very sad indeed.
Donâ€™t get me wrong. There was an awful lot of cool stuff, but not much was truly new. The best stuff was available at CntrStg, a unique event for Bloggers that I participated in this year.
More on this in the coming daysâ€¦