I got to see how far toys have come along with the latest generation of Lego Mindstorms. Programmable bricks and motors allow you to make complete humanoids, robots, and mechanical instruments.
This was the year for waterproof tech at the CES, with nearly every smartphone outfitter showcasing their take. Most impressive of the bunch though, was the live demonstrations of products coated in waterproof Liquipel. The microscopic coating covers your entire device and gives you peace of mind it will survive that next time you accidentally jump in the pool with it.
There was plenty of screen tech on display. I particularly enjoyed catching some new advancements in projector screen technology like this backlit screen from SI (Screen Innovations) that boosted contrast dramatically -- even in broad daylight.
There where also objects you could control (or try to control) with your mind. This helicopter device called the Puzzlebox Orbit, helps to train your mind to focus and relax your mind.
Of course, there was also a fair share of wild and well-done product displays. Such as this Coloud headphone piece that looked like Willy Wonka's factory -- if it made headphones instead of everlasting gobstoppers.
And of course, in between the events, interviews, and shows there was some great food that kept me going all through the day and night. So long CES, and until next time.
(Images: Chris Perez)