Day one of CES 2019 is over, and we got a ton of photos. Processing them as fast as possible to upload them, but we also need to get to sleep to explore more tomorrow.
Here’s the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019.
Walking in around 8am, we were greeted by the giant Google gumball machine from last year. We immediately created a line to avoid a long wait.
After putting a giant coin in the slot, you ask a question, and the guy inside hands you a ball with a prize in it. I specifically requested not to get something stupid like a Headspace subscription, and I was rewarded with a troll Headspace subscription.
Hey Google, nice troll…
Amy won some stuff though.
Up next was Gigabyte, where we got to see the latest hardware releases. I definitely want one of these liquid-cooled servers one day.
Next we found ourselves in 3D Printer world, where I immediately bee-lined to Formlabs to check out the Form 2 resin printer.
The amount of detail these can do over PLA filament printers is insane…look for yourself.
Of course, CNC machines and a different type of 3D printing (i.e. printing color on 3D objects) also had a presence on the show floor.
The main lobby, by the way, had booths from a lot of the bigger brands, and there are always shows going on in the booths from Engadget and the CTA (except when you get there before the show starts, obviously).
Don’t forget to check out CES Unveiled 2019 in pictures too.
Ford’s latest cars featuring FordPass were on full display outside and inside the LVCC at CES 2019.
Retro gaming was high on our list (although GDC, E3, and PAX Prime are better places to see these. CES did have a showing, and we played on the Atari hardware Pong table for a bit.
Soon, I found Ledger, the cryptocurrency hardware wallet company I was looking to cover for Crypto Briefing. They were a bit condescending, but I’ll get to that later.
And now it’s time to play “Toy or Sex Toy.” One of the pics below is of a sex toy, and the other is a chocolate 3D pen that looks more like a sex toy than the actual sex toys.
Then we watched robots challenge humans in the next evolution of sports. AI can already beat us in chess, but nobody cares about that. It’s this Ping Pong Bot I’m worried about taking over the world.
In the VR/AR arena, Vuze has an impressive 5.7k VR camera that can also be converted into a stereoscopic 3D camera at the touch of a button.
Vuze also worked to create a powerful 360 editing program with all the stitching, stabilization, etc. built into the platform.
If you don’t already know, I love filming the press (especially at CES), so here’s the Digital Trends crew setting up. Also enjoy some shots from the CES Media rooms.
We at lunch and got our glasses cleaned, then went on trekking through the rest of the floor. I’ve got over 1000 pics and some video, but it’s taking time to upload them.
Opticwash is easily the cleanest my eyeglasses have ever been, and it cleans jewelry too.
CES is a fun trip, and if you ever get a chance, I highly recommend going. Here’s a handy guide to prepare for and attend CES.