CES 2012 Day One Recap

This is post 7 of 22 in the CES 2012 series

It was a great first full day for us at CES in Las Vegas. Despite our 6 phones across 4 different carriers, we still had some signal problems and burned through our batteries pretty quick. But, we persevered so we can bring you coverage of all the cool stuff in tech heaven. Some of our highlights from Day 1 are:

LG’s wall of 122 3D TVs.

Words cannot describe how monstrously huge 122 3D TVs look up close and personal. RadioShack HQ is in Texas, and we hear the phrase “Everything’s bigger in Texas” thrown around quite a lot. NOTHING is bigger than an Olympic athlete jumping out of 122 screens, which was just one of the many clips playing on LG’s display. The motto should now state, “Everything is bigger at LG’s CES booth.” Except for one thing…

LG’s 5 mm-thin, 55-inch OLED TV

LG’s booth had big TVs, big ovens, big refrigerators, big everything. Then we saw the 5mm-thin OLED TV. Well, we didn’t exactly see it at first because we came at it from the side. It was only when we got in front of it that we realized the tiny sliver of metal and glass was actually a large 55-inch television. This thing was so thin that we had to get the camera position just right with the surrounding lighting so it would actually show up on camera. That technology is just astounding.

Motorola’s MOTOACTV

Finally, Motorola’s MOTOACTV is the first GPS fitness tracker with a smart MP3 player built in. You can upload all of your music and the Android brains of the unit can actually pick the right song to help you get more out of your workout. Over time the MOTOACTV has learned that every time “Eye of the Tiger” comes on, you start running faster. So, if it senses that you’re doggin’ it, you’ll hear those familiar power chords and get transported to your own personal Rocky training montage.

It’s CES season, so there will be more big announcements and cool stuff to come. Stay tuned to our live tweeting from the floor on @RadioShackLIVE. Right here at The Shack Blog, we’ll have video recaps and coverage of all things CES all week long.

This is post 7 of 22 in the CES 2012 series


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  • Stacy Thrun

    Looks like you are having a great time! Love the updates~ keep ‘em coming!

  • C. Eagle

    What’s with all the non-functioning cellphones on display in the stores? Why would anyone want to buy a phone fron The Shack they can’t try out to see how the featured work. Took my holiday business down the mall to a real store. Shacks aren’t like the old days.