CES is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. (Apologies to Douglas Adams, who originally wrote this to describe space, in his deserved classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but I thought of him, and Zaphod Beeblebrox, when I saw Bellus3D’s 3D scanner at CES 2018.) The Bellus3D can create a very detailed and accurate 3D model of a face in only a couple of minutes... made clear by the photo inset between the 2nd and 3rd columns.
CES is the world’s largest consumer electronics show by a long shot. And it’s going great, thank you very much for asking. CES 2018 had more floor space, more exhibitors, more visitors, more of everything, in fact… except high-end audio.
In the past, any audio journalist visiting CES in January could bank on spending several days there in order to visit every room on at least five floors of the Venetian Hotel. This year the high-end audio exhibits were totally contained on the 29th floor, so a half-way decent scribe could have knocked ‘em all over in a single day. (OK, so there were a couple of exhibitors on the 35th floor, but they’d have been easy to finish off the next morning.) Many of the exhibitors at CES didn’t have Australian distributors, but those that did were more than happy to show off what they had that was new, and not so new...