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Old 01-06-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Nice to see I'm not the only one who thinks CES has become a waste of time....

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It's hard to know who the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) really benefits. A common perception is that CES is the place where all the major technology companies launch their latest and greatest gadgets. But this is simply not the case.

Let's look at 2012 as an example. Last year's most talked about consumer technology products (in no particular order) were: the iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad mini, Microsoft Surface, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Wii U.

How many were launched at CES 2012? None.
Opinion: How CES 2013 has Lost its Star Appeal - IBTimes UK
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IMO, CES is the place for routine announcements. It's where TV manufacturers show off the 5 new models that replace last year's models. Companies don't want their splashy new product announcements to be lost in the crowd of routine stuff at CES. By the same token, the companies doing the routine announcements won't necessarily want their announcements overshadowed by one or two groundbreaking announcements.

IOW, there are good reasons that CES is the way it is. Not every new product is breaking new ground.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:22 PM
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I just ran across a blog article here that started with the following two sentences. IMO they sum up the lack of sizzle at CES perfectly.

"CES is a show of incremental updates. Evolution rather than revolution."
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