CES 2008's major tech trends, product hits, and show misses

January 11, 2008, 12:03 PM PST | Length: 2060


CES 2008 was a showcase for the latest computer, networking, wireless, automotive, audio and display technology. TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler, Jason Hiner, and Shawn Morton share their insights on the major technology trends, particularly interesting products, and several misses they witnessed at the show.

4 comments
yobtaf
yobtaf

Thanks for the reviews, they were excellent

gspfilmworks
gspfilmworks

Couldn't some spend a couple of dollars to buy a microphone? An on-camera mic IS NOT sufficient for a three shot. Do you really expect viewers to watch a 34 minute video with just three guys talking? How about keeping it to two minutes. It doesn't matter what they have to say if you can't hear or see it (I'm not even going into the lack of lighting.) Any kind of creditability you have is blown by the poor production value.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner moderator

we were having some interference problems at CES - lots of radio waves. We also didn't have a portable light kit with us. So you're right about the production quality. You can certainly count on us to improve when we do our next video from a trade show (from Interop at the end of April).

kbient
kbient

The CES review team missed the point on the extra Samsung monitor. The 7" monitor could flip over the back of the 22" monitor and the presenter can use it to make sure he/she was in tune to what his audience was seeing during his (powerpoint) presentation - instead of awkwardly leaning over to see what was on the screen. Sounds like they don;t do much presenting to smaller audiences who would view the 22" monitor.......