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Jan 26 2010

CES Roundup

I just got back from Alt Summit and realized I never had a chance to tell you about CES (that’s the Consumer Electronics Show for those of you who never had soldering kits as kids). Contrary to all my friends assertions, I loved it. Most of that story is over here. But there was a lot I didn’t have room to mention.

First, there aren’t a lot of women there.


Wait. There were a few.


But! There were products for women, subtly displayed.



Actually that brooch USB key is killer. I’m pissed I didn’t buy that. Other stuff I left behind:


A “personal humidifier.”


A retro microphone from Blue Microphones. I want to start a podcast just so I can sit in front of one all day with my hair in barrel curls.


A tiny karaoke machine you can take anywhere. Isn’t that a subway scene in a bad rom-com waiting to happen? I know! Screenwriters, start your engines.


A Holga Stereo and slide viewer that lets you see your photos in 3-D.


This super basic backpack from Isis would be great for travel.


And a set of creepy plastic hands to hold all my new gadgets.

There’s a lot more cool stuff in my Flickr stream, if you feel inclined to have a look.

Tomorrow, let’s talk about ALT.

7 Responses to “CES Roundup”

  • Bachelor Girl Says:

    That brooch/USB key represents pretty much everything I love in life.

  • slnoonanj Says:

    We used to call those ladies demo dollies. And I know that because one time – WAY back when – I was one of them. The small company I was working for at the time was at a computer trade show and I got selected to demonstrate our product. Coincidentally, so did the only other young woman working there at the time – who happened to be an administrative assistant. Hmmm – I wonder why that was.

  • Michelle Says:

    Aw, makes me nostalgic for my days in tech. And sad that CES has one less woman attendee. :(

  • SFDC Says:

    This seems so you! http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/01/bookbook.html Not quite moleskine yet, but still awesome.

  • Anne Says:

    Why in the world would you need barrel curlers??

  • Maggeh Says:

    slnoonanj: My friends call them booth babes.

    SFDC: I _love_ that. I think I need one.

  • James Brent - Karaoke Hire Says:

    Hi, just read this blog, found it on my usual surfing tangents. Cheers.