Is the Shutterbug News DEPT. on vacation this week? Where are the CES scoops?
About the only thing that really stood out from the toys for 20 somethings, was a high-tech home flushable urinal for small male children so they could learn how to pee standing up. (I'm serious, I received an e-mail copy of the company's news release).
However, LG has a big splashy booth and is spending a lot in promoting the brand, so it looks like LG brand LCD displays may become more widely distributed. LG is the second largest LCD manufacturer after Samsung and most of their products so far have been sold OEM under other brand names like Dell.
It seems that DPREVIEW and POP PHOTOGRAPHY are covering the event and are showing photography items. So far Canon, Sony, fuji, Panasonic, Pentax, lexar, Kodak, etc... are all showing cameras or related items. As far as boys and urinals are concerned just show them where the bushes are.
David, forgive me for this, but I have to ask if there's a connection between the kid's unrinal and LG's "Big spashy booth"? Sorry, couldn't resist......
Anything new and significant shown at CES will be on the web that day or the next, so why spend between $1,000 and $2,000 to go to Las Vegas and get shoved around in the crowds? And then once there what do you really learn about the products? Really nothing in terms of what they will do. You won't get anything more than what you can download in press release information from the company's web site's press section.
So I wait until a real production model of a product I think is interesting and significant is available and then write about actually putting it through its paces in the real world.
If you want to go to CES be my guest. Then you will know why after attending trade shows for 25 years I don't go any more. And since the old saying is "there is nothing worth less than yesterday's news" applies and you guy's don't spend any money to access the news anymore since its all on the internet and straight from the horses mouth, I really wonder why anyone much less a magazine writer still goes to trade shows.