This year I visited CES for the first time. Lots of widgets and things to see. I enjoyed the trip and even won a bit in casino. Feeling wealthy for a day I upgraded my return flight and got auto-upgraded further to first class. Lucky me 😉
Many big companies had a massive presence at CES. I was however most impressed with smaller players who had invented a nice new idea and implemented solid product around this. For example one company demonstrated a nice looking little device which allows you to put any mobile/tablet/phablet next to it so that it automatically boosts your mobile sound output. No cables, bluetooth or magic. Just a battery, microphone, speakers and bits of software in one package. Very nice!
I have never been an exhibitor at trade show, but it was sort of fun trying to analyze the sales and conversion processes going on. Some companies had a good presence and others failed utterly. Few companies clearly had unclear focus and no clear reason for being there. But the most prominent failure I encountered was an exhibitor alone in his stall who spoke only few words of English 🙂
My new Lumia 1020 phone really proved itself on this trip. Click the small images below and see for yourself how detailed images one can now take with a phone camera. Note that in most browsers you need to click again to zoom further. Simply amazing!