Las Vegas HATES the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Or at least that’s what I’ve always been told. More than 300,000 geeks decend on the City of Sin and spend all day and late into the evenings drooling over geek toys, spending very little time in the casinos or at the bars. No revenue from all those visitors, so they jack up the prices of hotels ($467 at the Howard Johnsons!) and invite porn stars to the town at the same time (www.avnawards.com).
So, what did I do? Well, I didn’t see a single porn star, didn’t spend a single penny at the casinos, and didn’t buy a single meal from my own money. But, I did see a TON of new gadgets. Here’s a few highlights of what I saw…