Samsung plans to introduce a new model of UltraHD TV at CES in 2013, the screen diagonal will be an impressive 85 inches (216 cm), which is an inch bigger screen than the competition from LG. So far it is not known when Samsung will bring their T to the market and for what price (LG's model costs $ 20,000).
CES 2012 Las Vegas Nevada - As with anything related to technology we had to stop and admire the new "look" of some of the booths. We found that this year companies actually went far enough to teach the shopw models something about the product. Unfortunately a lunch on Friday (and the show closing at 4 instead of 6PM) limitefd the amount of time we had to capture this very important part of any CES visit.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 kicks off in three days. At that time a multitude (you might even call it a plethora) of consumer electronics companies will head to Las Vegas in an attempt to get the masses that attend interested in their new products. Amongst the many regular attendees will be purchasing agents from big companies like Best Buy, Fry’s Target and many others. Sandwiched in there as well will be various media outlets from the Internet, Print and even TV. All of this will go to make a merry chaotic environment that will be difficult if not impossible to comprehend.
If you're in the industry and you've never gone to CES, make 2013 your year. We ladies are under-represented in a big way. CEA does not report on gender demographics, but by my visual estimation I'd say ladies made up no more than 5% of exhibitors and attendees (no offense to them, but I'm not counting booth babes). What's happening here? Soap box aside, we are simply a bigger slice of the pie. And while I could well get lost in satisfying my curiosity about all the reasons why, that's not really the point. The point is, CES needs us and we need CES.
For part II of our pre-CES coverage we wanted to talk about some of the hype that goes into the largest consumer electronics show in the United States. I am not just talking about holding it in Las Vegas where the Elvis Impersonators and alcohol flows; I am talking about the lengths companies go to get people of all ages interested. The most common methods are of course the free stuff and the booth babes (which always end up being a big hit with the tech sites). In some cases companies resort to the allure of famous personalities.