My second day here at CES in Las Vegas. Today I set my focus on the central convention hall which holds some of the biggest names in the tech industry.

The first stop I made was at Samsung’s Galaxy demo area where they featured all 3 sizes of their Note Pro, and the S4. I naturally went to the Note 12.2 because its the newest and coolest.


Let me start off by saying, this tablet is fucking massive. I thought my nexus 7 was awkward to use at times, the Note 12.2 is basically a laptop without a keyboard. I held it in my hand and tried to use it “normally” but the Godzilla note wasn’t playing nice. I personally would need a flat surface, or case-stand to use the 12.2 without looking like a simpleton.


This is the first time I’ve used anything from Samsung’s line of Note tablets so the whole stylus thing is new to me. I was pleasantly surprised with how responsive and accurate the stylus was, though you couldn’t tell from my handwriting. The stylus to tablet link is so accurate in fact, that the point of contact is shown even with the stylus 3-4mm above the surface of the screen.

I grew bored after messing with the tablet for 10 minutes & having to constantly close an “invalid login” error message, c’mon Samsung get your demo shit together! So I joined the shuffling masses and filed into the next room where i was greeted by this work of art.


I still can’t figure out for the life of me why someone would turn over one of nine Veneno Roadsters to an audio company and basically let them go “pimp my ride” inside the cabin with a full audio system. Monster’s sound system did make the beat drop, but personally I think the car is nice enough stock with a price tag of 4.5 million dollars.

Moving on from the raging bull, down the ramp and a few booths over I arrived at Cannon.


I was greeted by a blissful young asian man as I approached the displays who promptly asked me if I had any questions. We discussed my new camera briefly and then he told me something I didnt know about Cannon. They do all of their camera repairs domestically in the USA, and some apparently on the road at trade shows (shown above). The booth worker told me Cannon does this for two reasons, the first being that it is important to their customers to know their cameras are not sent overseas for maintenance or repair. The second is that they have very strict quality standards and believe the best way to maintain that is to keep things domestic to the USA when they can.


Even more impressive was the multitude of faux studio setups for some of the best product demoing seen at the show. Coupled with in depth product descriptions and readily available staff, Cannon is easily one of my top 3 experiences so far at CES.


Sony, never to be outdone by a competitor, had what seemed like 1/8 of the entire hall setup for its “booth”.


I did not stop to ask about the virtual reality looking glasses under the “Play” section, as it was near the end of the day. I only made time to snap this picture and chuckle at how funny everyone looked, but you can get an idea about what they were doing here from the description provided.


These two were hilariously bad at GT6, but then again all my friends are car freaks that play Forza/GT when they aren’t out driving in real life. Not exactly a fair comparison.


Someone got fancy with white paint on their spokes, oh and this R8 was tricked out in Cobra gear.


Leave it to the Koreans to bring out a 12 ft tall “Turbo” washing machine.


I stared at this chair for a good 5 minutes trying to figure out what the hell its purpose was, while it rotated around slowly on the stand. All I could come up with is that they were going for the worlds most uncomfortable chair, hence the raised height and constant rotation to keep prospective sitters away.


And finally we have a beautiful 2015 convertible Ford Fusi– I mean Mustang!