Some final CES thoughts

In no particular order, other things that left an impression:

- The Pocket Cinema from Aiptek. It’s a small video projector that you really can put into your pocket. We saw it at the Innovations Showcase at the Sands.

- Canon’s EOS-5D Mark II. I’m not a photographer, but even I heard the considerable about of happy feelings surrounding this camera. It shoots full HD video and rocks the 21 megapixel CMOS system. But to quote Jessica Simpson — I totally don’t know what that is, but I want it.

- Fata1ity. Also known as Johnathan Wendel, he’s probably the most recognizable professional gamer in the world. Every year at CES, he takes on all challengers while also promoting his line of gaming gear. This time, he whipped out the “Quake Hero” handicap, where he essentially played a customized keyboard like a guitar while taking on two players at the same time. Still took ‘em down. Sick. Al shot a picture of that in an earlier post.

- 3D television. I saw Sharp, Sony and a few other companies showing off 3D television technology. This is getting serious. Some outside observers scoffed at the notion of 3DTV a few years ago, but there were a lot of major players in the 3D mix here at the show. Let’s keep an eye on that.

It’s been my pleasure to share whatever I could from what’s truly a must-see show. Al’s working on getting some video and even more pictures up, and we hope you like what you see.

Until then, take care. They are starting to kick people out of the media room.

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