Date: January 7th, 2009
Writers on Show Floor:
Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
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Day One of our Coverage can be found HERE
Day Two of our Coverage can be found HERE
Day Three of our Coverage can be found HERE
WHAT IS CES?
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a gathering of thousands of industry partners, press and manufacturers to facilitate and give media the chance to see developing technology and products while getting manufacturers the press and media attention needed for future growth. Through several different press functions, conferences, keynotes and show floor displays, the stage is set for information to be exchanged, professional relationships to be developed and for getting product marketing exposure.
DAY 4 COVERAGE
Cooler Master / Choixx
Day 4 started out on a high note as Cooler Master sent their limo to pick us up and deliver us to their product demo suite in the new Aria Resort & Casino which was just off the strip.
Choixx had a nice collection of products targeted towards the mobile user. One in particular that caught my attention was a small speaker that plugs right into your laptop or netbook and provides an instant upgrade in sound. I know I like to listen to music and watch videos on my netbook, but the sound quality of the built-in speakers leaves a lot to be desired. With a product like this you get instantly improved sound and when you're done with it, it simply folds up for travel or safe keeping. I had the chance to listen to a short demo of the speaker and what I heard sounded pretty impressive given the small size.
Choixx also showed off some of their mini laser mice. These are the perfect size for traveling users or anyone who might enjoy using a smaller mouse. As an added bonus, a mouse pad is included with the mouse.
One of the high points of the tour of Cooler Master's product was their recently released CM690 II chassis which was completely tool less and had a full SATA hard drive dock housed within the cases's top panel. With a price only $20 more than the first version, this could be a well built case for only US$99.99.
In the past we have reviewed the V8 and V10 versions of Cooler Master's high end coolers, but for 2010 they will be releasing the V6 version which contains a decorative LED, twin fans and easy assembly, this will be a cooler that we will have in our testing labs within late Q1 or early Q2.
Several new products were shown to us that unfortunately we cannot report or disclose any information on at this time. But to say the least there are some very interesting products coming up this year. Of course we will make sure we review those new product options as soon as possible.