Who's ready to rock out and geek out on all things tech at CES 2014 the global innovation? It's the place where you get to see wearable smartwatches, computers, talk about the internet, see the latest smartphones for 2014, experience home theatre equipment and enjoy everything with a chip in it.
At CES 2014 there will be a new feature known as the WristRevolution TechZone, where style, sensors and connectivity converge to create the most sophisticated wristwatches on the market.
When attending CES it's wise to pack light and check the Twitter feed for #CES2014 for schedules and daily activities ahead of time. This is the week that'll have over 150,000 tech lovers get together to geek out and rub shoulders with one another to learn about new innovations. Will you be going?
Before going to CES don't forget to get your Social Media Name Tag which you can share with other CES attendee's and register on Facebook for a contest.
Incase you're wondering what to bring take a peek and see my list of items I'll be bringing.
1. Tumi Backpack, not too bulky but enough to carry and move around easily. At times walking thru the aisles it can get quite crowded so best is not to bring a big backpack that’ll take too much space.
2. Small notepad, for those moments you are not able to whip out your iPad or smartphone it’s always good to write notes and draw sketches of what you see.
3. Pens, I prefer the all in one pen that have blue, black, red and green ink. When you need to highlight conferences or cross off the map where you have been or need to go write down notes it’s great to have a pen that can do all in one.
4. Sony IC Recorder, best way to interview variety of brands and keep everything tidy is to carry a recorder that can last all day long.
5. Sony Cybercam, it’s easy to handle, not heavy, fast and it’s an all in one camera that takes pictures and video’s.
6. Chargers, for my camera. Definitely don’t want to run out of battery but if the time comes you can always find a plug and have a break or lunch and charge away.
7. Earbuds, easy to wear and avoid all the loud noises in the aisles and also easy to take calls since there’s a microphone.
8. iPad 4, I’m ready to start blogging, sharing photo’s, video’s and skype if needed. Plus, I can VPN to work and blog for our local site.
9. Business cards, when you are out and about rubbing shoulders networking is always a must. Its a great way to meet fellow geeks and also a great way to win prizes and get on the email list of items you are interested in.
10. CES Badge, Uh ya this is a must to have to get in no need to explain.
11. Instant Starbucks, great when you need a quick pick me up and the only coffee they are serving is crappy house blend coffee or only have bottled water available.
12. Purell & Wet Ones, never know what you touch or who’s hand you shake. You don’t want to get sick. Plus if you have lunch at CES and there’s no bathroom to wash your hands it’s always great to have these on hand.
13. Cliff Bar, if you're getting hungry and at a conference that’s about to start the best is to grab a quick bite to fill that hungry tummy for at least the hour. Food at CES is not the greatest plus it’s also expensive.
14. iPhone 5S, always good to have those apps saved and ready to go in time of need. Also, has a pretty good audio and video app to use when you’re in a hurry to get some good content.
15. Blackberry, it’s my work phone and backup phone to use when in need for using apps for CES and communicating with my team at CBS.
A few other items that are good to bring: Advil for headaches, sore muscles. Chap stick – no one likes chapped lips, gum or Altoids – no one likes stinky breathe, water and of course money incase you see something you may want to buy at those especially cool vending machines! Last but least wear sneakers cause there’s lots of walking and be prepared to sit anywhere – there are time’s you just need to take a break and there are no seats available.
If I’m missing anything please let me know.