Huddler @ CES Wednesday 16 January, 2013
From Self-driving cars to vibrating forks, the Huddler team talks through the highlights of CES 2013
At Huddler, we had a few of our own attend the 2013 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, NV. When they stumbled back into the office, we asked them a few questions about their experience and all the futuristic (and practical) trends they saw. Fair warning, tech aficionados – you may start foaming at the mouth.
1. If you had a blank check to buy anything you saw at CES, what would it be?
ANTHONY: Sennheiser’s $30,000 Orpheus headphones or Sony’s Ultra HD 4K TV.
CONNOR: One of those awesome new 4K TVs!
BRIANNA: I would buy the Sony Cyber Shot- RX1. This digital camera is amazing! It will make me look like a professional photographer in no time!
2. What do you think is the biggest trend that is going to catch on in 2013?
ANTHONY: Some of the self-driving car tech from Audi, Toyota, and Ford seems like it will be reality soon.
CONNOR: I think the biggest trend eventually will be the 4K TVs once they figure out a way to easily create quality 4K content.
BRIANNA: The biggest release and trend that I saw are all of the TV’s that were released this year. The picture quality is very impressive on all of them.
3. What was THE party this year at CES?
ANTHONY: I went to a few events and they were all pretty much the same recipe: big suite, alcohol, and booth babes. It was great to connect and reconnect with clients past and present but nothing stood out as being “best.”
CONNOR: The Monster party at the Paris hotel was awesome. Alicia Keys performed a full set! Free drinks didn’t hurt either.
BRIANNA: THE party was the Alicia keys concert that was put on by Monster. A great show for all!
4. Who was the most random celeb you spotted?
CONNOR: I saw Xzibit and the crew from “Pimp My Ride” – does anyone remember that show? Also, Barry Sanders, NFL legend!
5. If you could invent one gadget to appear at next year’s CES, what would it be?
ANTHONY: A device to clear out the crowds in the convention center and the cab lines.
CONNOR: Time Traveling machine, obviously.
BRIANNA: If I could invent a gadget to show off at CES next year, it would have to be the vibrating spoon. The vibrating fork was a hit, so why not add a spoon to go with it?
6. What was the most useful thing you saw at CES?
ANTHONY: The Pebble Watch…it displays text messages and the display can be customized.
CONNOR: The headphone space is blowing up, so it was cool to see all the new headphone offerings.
BRIANNA: The most useful gadget that I saw was the new Adata wireless router. I don’t believe this has been released to the public, but it was just handy and had a slick design. I want one and would put it to great use during client meetings and trade shows.