“Coming into this year’s CES, we knew things would be different.
With many large companies having no presence on the show floor, and estimated attendance down, we expected a different feeling from the show. After attending press conferences from LG, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony, we can certainly confirm our thoughts. With the world’s economy in recession, CE companies have had to change their marketing approach from those flashy, obscenely large screens that nobody could afford (remember all those “World’s Largest TV” claims?). “
Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:
- CES 2009 Coverage @ OCC
- CES 2009 Unveiled – A Peak Under The Curtain @ Futurelooks
- CES 2009 : Run through your games with the Jog @ HEXUS
- CES 2009 : BFG talk through the Phobos @ HEXUS
- CES Day One coverage @ bit-tech
- Day 1 CES Coverage @ BCC
- Driverheaven @ Ces 2009 Day 1
- Ars Technica @ CES 2009
Showing off high tech in a low economy
One of the biggest headaches for tech innovation right now has to be the economic downturn. Not just because their own jobs may be in danger but also because buying new luxury items really isn’t at the top of most people lists. The gang at CES 2009 is soldiering on regardless, bringing all the newest toys, gadgets and tools to show off. Many displays are toned down compared to last year; but there is still a wide variety to see. Check out AnandTech’s highlights here.