Still can’t believe I attended CES this year. Started 2018 the right way! CES 2018 was from Jan 9-12, 2018. I arrived in Vegas late at night on the 7th and attended a couple of media events on the 8th. I had a fear of being unprepared for my CES adventures, and I was right about that fear. But I learned a lot and excited to share some tips for any first-time attendees on these couple of posts, CES 2018 Day 1 & CES 2018 Day 2.
Woke up early to head over to SLS Hotel & Casino to meet the Nissan team and check out the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf. The all-electric second-generation LEAF features forward-looking exterior and interior design, 33-percent improved battery capacity and ProPILOT Assist. I had a chance to drive the car from SLS to the Red Canyons. I was excited to get in the driver seat, it was my first time driving an all-electric car!
It was hard for me to get used to the driver-assistance technology in this car. But after driving for about 10 minutes, I was so impressed with this technology. The ProPilot Assist system provides cruise control technology that maintains a consistent speed and safe distance from the car in front of you. The most amazing part was to see how the Nissan Leaf stops without any assistant if the car in front also stops.
Some of the features in Nissan Leaf are handsfree text messaging, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation and premium Bose sound system.
After the drive with Nissan, I headed back to the hotel to check my emails and schedule. If you follow me on Instagram and Insta Story, you must have seen how lost I was that day. I had to go back and make sure I don’t miss any more of my appointments for the next two days. Being at CES by myself and trying to navigate between all these locations was a bit crazy. Later that night I headed over to the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend the Sony’s Media Only presentation.
Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation announced the latest in Sony and it’s projection of largest ever annual operating profit this year.
Kando, the company’s philosophy means emotional involvement. It is the power to simulate an emotional response. The power to make people say, “Wow.”
I was amazed by these Sony WF-SP700N wireless noise-canceling earbuds. Coming Spring 2018, the new earbuds are the world’s first noise-canceling and splash-proof (in other words “sweat-proof”) device. I particularly like the ambient sound mode, that lets you listen to external sound while listening to music. I know that defeats the purpose of noise-canceling, but I appreciate that both options are provided in this chic earbuds. I had a chance to try them on and happy to say it stays put. The earbuds come in four sizes for a secure fit that adjusts to the ear.
Couldn’t make my way through to check out the new Xperia. One of the most popular little booth at the Sony Media Event. I really wanted to check out the Xperia XA2 features, a 23 MP high-resolution camera capable of 4k video! And the “dual selfie” front camera with a 16 MP camera!
Another fan favorite at the event was the new 4K OLED BRAVIA TVs. The colors truly pop through the TVs and the details of each scene was incredible!
Of course, the cutest corner was where Aibo was playing. Sony is bringing back Aibo, an autonomous robot that develops it’s own perosnalities. The main purpose of Aibo is to be a companion robot. There is a camera located in the nose and has touch sensors located on top of the head, chin, and back. It has the capabilites to do tricks, lay down, and respond to it’s owner touch.
Although I missed a couple of events on media day 2, I ended up having a great time, especially at the Sony Presentation. I went back to the hotel early to rest. Got to be well rested for CES 2018 Day 1.