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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Kicks Off in Las Vegas

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, Jan. 6th in Las Vegas. The show will be smaller than it has in the past but there are still lots of exciting devices expected to be revealed. 

One of the most talked about electronics that could potentially be revealed two days before the big event is the Nexus One. This is Google’s version of the iPhone using the Android 2.1 technology. 

New tablet style computers are also expected to be introduced by several different manufacturers as well. There is hope that Apple will be unveiling their version of the tablet. 

Electronic readers for the popular e-books are expected to be very popular at the show this year.  E-books have taken off with warp speed in the past year and consumers are excited for different versions, including the very popular Amazon Kindle. 

3D HDTV’s are undoubtedly going to be an integral part of the electronics future; the first will be introduced at the upcoming show. Several different companies are expected to reveal their latest versions of this exciting technology that is in high demand.

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International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Offers Huge Camera Showcase

The 2010 International CES show will feature top companies with the latest products in digital imaging hardware and software in its Digital Imaging Showcase. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2010 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, returns to Las Vegas, January 7 through 10, 2010.

With many consumers looking to improve the quality of their digital imaging technology and libraries, the Digital Imaging Showcase this year will be bigger than ever before. CEScamera

Digital imaging – and high quality digital cameras in particular – remain a central focus for consumers, as household penetration of digital cameras reaches nearly 80 percent and shipments of digital cameras featuring more than 10 megapixels are projected to increase by 237 percent in 2009. Shipments of digital cameras are estimaged to generate $6 billion in sales in 2009, with more than 30.5 million units sold. 

The Digital Imaging Showcase will feature more than 37,000 square feet of exhibit space, with more than 60 exhibitors in South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This dedicated exhibit area will feature all aspects of the imaging product category, including cameras and capture devices, storage, software, printers, kiosks, bags and accessories. 

Top imaging companies will be featured at the 2010 CES such as ATP, Kodak, Iomega, Tiffen, Wacom and Wynit. Other major imaging companies exhibiting at the 2010 CES include Canon, Casio, Fuji, JVC, Lowepro, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. 

For more information and to register to attend the 2010 International CES visit www.CESweb.org .

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B-list Celebs Bring Focus to Brands at CES in Las Vegas

You couldn’t find hide nor hair of Mary J. Blige or Yoko Ono this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.   And, surprisingly, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer didn’t deliver a star-studded CES keynote address, as was done in years past when Bill Gates was at the helm.  Ballmer simply made a few austere Microsoft product announcements and discussed the economy woes before calling it a day.  


As company marketing budgets are cut to the bone and show exhibitors scramble to just keep up and survive, it’s no wonder that big ticket celebrities are harder to come by this year. However, could this have a positive flip side – a more targeted marketing effort where celebrities actually have a connection with a brand?


SHARP,  the official HDTV of Major League Baseball, brought in a slew of MLB All-Stars to try and hit a home run in their booth, including Prince Fielder, a first baseman for the Brewers, Big Papi, David Ortiz, and the Red Sox, New York Mets starting pitcher John Maine- and that’s just on the opening day.


NBA Hall of Famers dribbled in to the booth of Haier America, an official NBA partner.  They got hoopsters Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, Robert “The Chief” Parish, and “Big Red Head” Bill Walton to hawk their wares.


Digital entertainment leader Creative blasted in Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendell, a world Quake champion and commentator for Championship Gaming Series telecasts on DirecTV, to introduce their new line of Fatal1ty branded Sound Blaster sound cards for gaming.


How does the return on investment compare, especially factoring in the economy? Will this just be a passing fad that will usher back in the A-listers next year- or will this be the new trend in branding?


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Las Vegas’ Ultimate Ying & Yang: CES/AVN coming in January

cesWith the remnants of turkey and ham (and who knows what else) still digesting in our holiday stomachs, it is a great avntime to plan for the major January 2009 Las Vegas events. And what a better opportunity to ring in a brand new year then for tech nerds and sensually predisposed fans to unite as one and attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8 though 11, and then take time to walk down the aisles to the next door Sands Expo Center for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 9 through 11. Only in Vegas does technology and sex merge seamlessly and effortlessly.

The CES show should be booming, despite our economy. Show officials estimate that 20,000 new product announcements will be introduced to an estimated 30,000 attendees hosted by 2,700 exhibitors that represent 30 electronic product categories. Even celebrities will be on hand to spice up the product demonstrations and introductions. A great way to keep abreast of what’s going on is not just surf the CES website: http://www.cesweb.org  but also take the time to check out the unique convention information provided daily on the new Exhibitors Daily website: http://www.exhibitorsdaily.com  Headed up by Editor-in-Chief Helen Holzer, it is the source to turn to for local and national convention coverage anywhere, including features, general information, and related news. Helen can be reached at Helen@exhibitorsdaily.com

Needing a break from the techno blur? Then walk down the hall from CES and attend the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. It is touted as THE largest event for the adult industry worldwide. There is planned to be 350 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest adult products and toys. And, if that is not enough, more then 250 of the industry’s top stars will share their “secrets” in fan seminars, events, and plenty of up-close networking opportunities. Oh, be sure to enjoy yourself– leave your Blackberry in your briefcase. http://fan.adultentertainmentexpo.com/aeefan/v42/index.cvn?ID=10000

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