2012 Consumer Electronics Show – How Things Has Changed

It’s been fours years since I attended a Consumer Electronics Show (my last one was in 2008). Things have changed a lot in only four years. While this is the second biggest show ever in terms of floor space (over 1.6 million square feet) and the biggest in terms of attendance (over 150,000 people), there has been a huge shift in some of the industry.

For example, the entire north hall used to house all the booming car audio and hot booth babes. Now, they share half the hall with accessories made for Apple products, and Apple doesn’t even come to CES! I’ll be going out on the floor to bring you all the cool stuff. Here’s a quick “preview” video. Look for more in a few hours.

9 thoughts on “2012 Consumer Electronics Show – How Things Has Changed”

  1. Michael Kwan says:

    The iLounge part of North Hall has been there for at least a couple of years now. I guess there’s more money to be made in a bunch of iPod cases than in high-end car audio.

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  3. John,

    Is it expensive to attend?

    1. John Chow says:

      @Steve @ Canadian Personal Finance I have no idea. I never paid to attend a trade show before. However, I think the show floor is free if you pre-registered. Options like conference sessions and keynotes will add to the price.

      1. Tu Michael says:

        @John [email protected] @ Canadian Personal Finance never paid to attend a trade show before? so u were invited? how can u be invited? i wish i could be there one day 🙁

        1. John Chow says:

          @Tu [email protected] @ Canadian Personal Finance I’m invited because I’m John Chow, bitch! 😛

  4. fas says:

    That amount of accessory makers for iDevices has increased drastically.

    1. John Chow says:

      @fas Ya, 4 years ago, there was almost nothing.

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