CES 2012: Preview of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is hosting the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 10-13.
The International CES offers global technology manufacturers, developers, and suppliers the opportunity to expand their businesses as well as to educate one another about new technology that may change the industry in the industry’s largest educational forum.
Products in 15 consumer technology markets such as audio, electronic gaming, video, and wireless devices are demoed in events like Last Gadget Standing, where competitors are encouraged to give praiseworthy product demonstrations in order to win their creation the recognition of the product “most likely to change the face of technology.”
The 2011 Last Gadget Standing winner was Acer’s Iconia, which is a dual-screen, touch computer capable of multiple functions on both of its 14” monitors. Attendees determined the winner by hooting and hollering for their favorite gadget at the event’s applause-o-meter last year, making Last Gadget Standing a guest favorite.
Hundreds of the world’s most successful companies such as Samsung, Panasonic, and Nokia will present products to about 140,000 attendees at this year’s congregation.
“Mobile and portable connected devices are driving growth in the CE industry and will be a major focus of the 2012 CES,” stated Karen Chupka, the CEA’s senior vice president of events and conferences in an exhibitor press release. “The 2012 CES is the best place to see all the latest tablets and smartphones that bring broadband capability to wireless devices that fit the way consumers work, live and play.”
Only those in the consumer electronics industry are eligible to attend the 2012 International CES. Even though everyone employed in the technology field is invited to the event, Apple will once again miss out on the party because they do not attend trade shows.
Those either attending or covering the event know that many of the “innovations” may emulate already established Apple products so, although the technology leader will not be at the gathering, its spirit will be lingering behind nearly every creation at the CES.