TechPunch – The Real CES: Day One

Jan 12, 2010 • Events
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January 7th, 2010 marked the beginning of the 3D television extravaganza in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), was very anti-climactic. After the first four hours of walking through it, and nearly four days left on the schedule to fill with curiosity, Jacob Nahin and I were given the green light to create a satirical video of our take on the show.

What did we find?

Completely absurd MP3 players with some great features for such useless devices, Wii toys, odd displays, awkward behavior, oodles of cellphone cases, a guy in a straight jacket… you get the idea.

It was an experience, to say the least.

Why satire at CES?

Simply put, this was the first time Jacob and I had ever been to CES, and honestly – I was expecting a little more than a glorified Best Buy and Radio Shack, sans cash registers. By the middle of the first day, after my awe of “holy moly – that’s a big booth!” wore off, there really wasn’t much else to see… aside from blurry televisions.

Yes, I understand, 3D is the wave of the future… circa 1950. I get that, and think it’s really neat.

The Good of CES

TechZulu covered a lot of great things at CES. Small laptops, eBook readers, personal relaxation theta-wave mapping brain manipulators (seriously), and tons of other stuff. In fact, they got pretty much everything worth checking out at CES coming soon to the site.

For TechPunch, Jacob and I merely concentrated on the other 90% of what was at the show.


Efren Toscano

Efren Toscano founded TechZulu in the heart of Southern California: Orange County. Focused on providing a platform to showcase all that is happening here in the tech and media space. TechZulu is rapidly growing to be the hub for Southern California technology companies news source. Efren has been chosen as one of LA Weekly's People of 2009 and selected as a Top 20 MostPublic Individuals in Los Angeles in Tech and Biz by NowPublic. He divides his time between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and tech events around the US.

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