So TechWest was in the Sands Expo at the Venetian and was where
to find all the start-ups and smaller Chinese manufacturers without a brand.
Also the fitness (hot gym girls on trend mills on every stand )
and 3D printing were here.
Drones looked like another growth area. Not just the "toy" ones but also
high-end HD steady-cam style platforms.
There were 60+ French companies and start up, which was surprising.
3D Rudder was interesting (foot controller for CAD/immersive environments.)
Adways video tagging was interesting too.
One product I think that will take off are the compact rechargeable car jump-starters.
Quite a few models. About the size of a small paperback book. Soon to be available through
the likes of Halfords, I'm sure.
Over in TechEast at the LV convention centre the usual suspects had massive stands.
LG, Samsung et al were all displaying huge 4K TVs and screens.
Intel had some innovative interactive display screens, but you couldn't tell what was driving it as it was all hidden.
Qualcomm also had a fairly big floorstand showcasing some of their customers wares.
Samsung (and small Chinese maker Skyworth) had a glasses-free TV which seemed to work pretty well.
But still not convinced 3D will ever take off.
As said, plenty of car stands. Audi/VW, FCA & Merc all in attendance, with some blue-sky presentations
about autonomous and semi-autonomous driving along with the usual HUD and multi-media offerings.
BMW had an external stand where you could like up to test-drive the i3. Didn't bother.
Gamewise I didn't bother with much. NVidia's Shield tablet looked interesting.
Some 3D/VR viewing headset inc Occulus but still too big imho. No fixed date yet.
Was it interesting? Yes. But I think with my knowledge of how the internal
guts of things work maybe others would find it a lot more interesting than I actually did.
Was it hard work? a bit. You need at least 2 full days there. (I did 1 1/2)
Would I go again? Not in the next 5 years.
(I didn't manage to find an invite to the Monster (Cable rip-off merchant) party, which is rumoured to be the one to attend