2017 My First Trip To #CES #CES2017

When people say that CES is the largest Consumer Electronic Show in the world they mean IT IS THE LARGEST, most immense, huge, mind-blowing, massive, colossal, gargantuan, monumental;, WOW!! GET your WALKING shoes on show ever. EVER!! E-V-E-R!! I had no idea what to expect when I was offered the chance to go and represent Zmodo at CES. As a matter of fact, I originally turned down the offer; then my son Zachary asked me if I had lost my mind!! So, Mother and Son road trip was decided.  I’m still in awe at the sheer magnitude of this show. Take it from me, if offered GO! GO! GO!! Unless of course you hate crowds then run, run, run the other way because there are more people in one spot than I’ve ever seen before!! With 2.6 million square feet of consumer products spanning several different hotels AND the Las Vegas Convention Center. This was the 50th year for CES.

CES 2017 showcased the connected future of technology. With more than 3,800 exhibiting companies and exhibit space of more than 2.6 million net square feet, CES 2017 was a record-breaker, welcoming the world’s biggest companies in addition to hosting more than 600 startups at the Eureka Park Marketplace. More than 175,000 industry professionals, including 55,000 from outside the U.S., convened in Las Vegas to drive the ever-evolving global technology industry forward.

So, in all that madness here are some of my hints and tips for next year; as well as some of my favorite moments and products!

Let me start with the basics! Shoes!! HOLY COW!!! Day 1 was fairly easy because I stayed close to the Zmodo booth. Day 2 however, had me just a 100 steps away from 8 full miles!! Note to self: Break in better shoes for next year. MAJOR TIP!! Don’t forget to pack blister packs for your feet.  All 6 blisters on my feet were very happy that I had those for day 3. A day which I still managed to walk a full 6.5 miles. MILES people!! MILES!!!

Hint number two. Extra batteries! FOR EVERYTHING! OR!! Better yet The 8000mah POWER BANK from M-EDGE. A super sleek and ultra-portable backup charger! This power bank allowed me to snap pictures, text, call and check emails for three days! I gave this little guy a work out and it kept up.  With the power cord directly attached to the power bank this little guy was handy to use and tote around in my back pocket! The bank is just slightly larger than my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. So, between the size and power of the bank  I couldn’t have managed to keep up for 3 days. Absolutely awesome because I needed my phone  what with the Man Child constantly wandering off!! (Coulda been me but…. let’s not dwell on blame.) I really couldn’t have done as much without this handy power bank!

My advice is watch for the EDGE name!! They have an amazing array of products including BAGS and backpacks that have built in chargers!!!  Check this bag out!! Great colors, lots of room and built in power!

There were tons of booths that created 3D items toys to a full 3D CAR!!! Yes, this car is 3D!!

Another favorite booth? How about 3D PANCAKES!!! This is the 3D MagicPan. Yes, a real smell delicious, tastes amazing PANCAKE!!! How cute are these pancakes! Seriously, how cool of a NaNa would I be if I owned the 3D MagicPan?? I even had the opportunity to meet the two inventors of this machine.

Another booth I fell in love with is the pai technology booth. Check out the Cube-Tastic! This little guy is awesome! Not just a puzzle cube but one that with the help of the free download app teaches you to solve the puzzle!!  The Cube is SO much fun.  Earn trophies from beginner to savant.  Needless to say; I am still on the beginner level. You would think being able to follow a program on the iPad would be simple as pie. It is NOT. It takes a lot of concentration even at the beginner level. 
Don’t be too scared but we’ve only just begun with amazing items!! However, I’m done for today. Hey! I heard that whew!


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