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CES 2008 Official Press Bag
As a traveling computer user who frequently wears a shirt and tie or suit, I’m not a big fan of backpacks. I’ve always thought they look less professional than a nice briefcase or even a rolling computer bag.
Despite my feelings, I was excited to see the treasures hiding within the official CES 2008 Press Bag. Come on Sony OLED TV!
My CES 2008 Press Bag had only four small marketing inserts–far fewer than most convention/expo bags.
The CES 2008 Press Bag has a ton of compartments. Opening the outer-most compartment reveals a clear business card or address card slot and several zippered pockets.
The CES 2008 Press Bag’s next compartment was padded and just large enough for an average-size notebook.
Two bags in one
The CES 2008 Press Bag actually contains two bags in one. The smaller “front” bag can be unzipped from the main backpack.
Detachable "laptop" bag
The the small detachable tote would hold an average size laptop, but not much else.
Padded shoulder straps
As backpack straps go, I thought the CES bag’s straps had a good amount of padding.
Large back pads
The CES 2008 Press Bag’s back panel contains three very large pads. I assume these are to cushion your back from the bag’s content and cushion the contents–such as a laptop.
Cell phone pouch
In the day of extremely-thin mobile phones, large-screen smartphones, and Ultramobile PCs, does anyone still use these tiny cell phone pouches?
Lots of pockets
I like a bag with lots of pockets, and the CES 2008 Press Bag didn’t disappoint me.
Inside the main compartment
Opening the bag’s main compartment reveals the treasure held within. What, no Sony OLED TV?!
Sure, I brought plenty of pens and paper with me, but why shouldn’t I use a CES-branded one. Besides, it has a handy CEA events calendar inside.
I actually like getting t-shirts in a conference bag, but surely the CEA could have come up with something better than their logo on a plane, white shirt. We’re in Las Vegas for Pete’s sake. Where’s the sequins collar or mini-Elvis cape.
CES 2008 Press Bag and contents
Although the backpack with detachable laptop bag was interesting, the contents were a let down. I was really hoping for some demo software, an interesting gadget, or perhaps a free HD DVD (considering the bag’s HD DVD logo on the front). But alas, four marketing inserts, a CES notepad and pen, and a CEA t-shirt would have to suffice.