Attending CES with a press pass can be fun and exciting. It’s also exhausting, but oh how I love it!
Yesterday was the first official day of CES 2013 and I was there to take it all in. I’ve been working my tail off, I have to admit. I turned in a dispatch for Business Traveler Magazine, then packed up my things and moved over to The Palms to check out their newly renovated rooms. As soon as I dropped my bags, I headed over to the Las Vegas Convention Center and dove into the beautiful chaos that is the International Consumer Electronics Show.
I had a few appointments set up, but as always in my life, the unexpected things make their way into my day and I found myself sucked into a discovery of products that I want for myself. It was a very long afternoon of research, followed by a late box lunch in the press room while working on stories and show notes for the evening’s broadcast. Once that was accomplished, I headed out into the world to take on the adventure of a CES Shuttle Bus to The Wynn for Showstoppers and try to get settled before time to go live.
Here’s my setup for 19 Live Action News WOIO last night. There wasn’t any wifi at the event but fortunately one of the exhibitors, Novatel Wireless saved me with the new AT&T Wifi Liberate, a touchscreen mifi.
I’m a travel writer and digital nomad, so I travel light and compact. The other media in attendance had much larger setups and I couldn’t help but feel bad for the ones with tons of gear to have to carry around.
After the broadcast I hit the buffet line before browsing the exhibits and making my way back to The Palms. No late nights for this mama. My head hit the pillow before 10pm and I woke up this morning with my laptop on a pillow next to me. I might travel all over the world and sometimes with different people, but there are a few companions who have seen it all with me — my laptop and smartphone.
I woke up to this view from my room as the sun slowly starts to light up the world. I’m off for yet another day of beautiful chaos in Sin City and I’m looking forward to new discoveries in the world of consumer electronics.