The walking tour of CES (first look at the eBay augmented reality shopping app)

Samsung's booth

I recorded a 45 minute walking tour of CES where I walk through almost the entire CES from one side to the next. On the tour I met up with Bre Pettis, founder of Makerbot Industries, which is a 3D printer that really rocks. You can watch the whole thing which has no edits, just a straight walk, but did you know I can link you to very specific pieces of video on YouTube? Here, let’s take a quick tour.

Just to underscore how crazy CES is, right after I met up with Bre we saw an electronic cigarette booth next to an exercise machine booth.

1. eBay’s fantastic augmented reality shopping app.

2. Walkthrough of LG’s booth.

3. A look at Motorola booth signage. Very cool LED fence.

4. Walking through Microsoft’s booth.

5. Walking through the Intel booth where we met up with artist Hugh Macleod.

6. Walking through Panasonic’s booth, where we talk about some of the “3DTV without glasses” tech (it doesn’t work well enough for your home).

7. Walkthrough of Samsung’s booth (I want its 75-inch TV, best of the show in my opinion).

8. Walking across a freeway to get to the third hall. Yes, CES is THAT big!

9. We say hi to Epilog and see their laser engraver. Bre praises them. While there we see Dave Taylor, of “Ask Dave Taylor” fame.

10. Walk through MakerBot Industries’ booth, Bre’s company. While there we see Brady Forrest, who runs O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 and co-chairs Web 2.0 expo, plus he was the one who started the Ignite events.

11. Walk through RIM’s booth where its tablet, the PlayBook, was getting a lot of attention.

12. A walkthrough of Kodak’s booth.

13. We end up at the CNET booth. They announced the Motorola Xoom was the best of the show. (You can see my video of that from the other night).

Whew, I’m tired, and glad I’m back home where I can just did through the thousands of posts journalists did at CES.

Here’s some “best of CES 2011” wrapups:

** CrunchGear.
** Engadget.
** Gizmodo.
** Laptop Magazine.
** PopSci.
** PCMag.
** Huffington Post.
** Boy Genius Report.
** Popular Mechanics.
** Technologizer’s Last Gadget Standing.
** TechRadar.

I’ll have the final word tomorrow morning on CNBC at about 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time. See you then!



5 thoughts on “The walking tour of CES (first look at the eBay augmented reality shopping app)

  1. a great walk-though tour of #ces.

    next time, i would recommend taking the electric cart between south and central halls -much easier than walking.

    hilarious “my new laptop is protected” rap jingle at 17:43


  2. Having someone accompany you really makes it a very different walk-through, with a running commentary and reactions to many of the exhibits. Definitely a plus for a viewer like me.
    Great job (both of you)

    Need to inject one tiny correction, though: I am also a fan of Epilog laser cutter/engravers, and they actually have a lower starting price point now than Bre was aware of. The smallest “Zing” model is more like 8k.


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