This has been a long weekend. But a good one.. I got to check out DigitalLife at the Javits center in New York. For those of you who don’t know, DigitalLife is “The ultimate consumer technology & entertainment event”. The event was pretty cool. I got to check out a lot of cool new products, some (most) out now, others coming soon. The most interesting being a new web cam from Creative Labs (Which I should have bought at the show, but do I really need it? Probably not, but if I do I at least know that it has the quality and capabilities I want).
I got to go as a VIP which entitled me to free admission, as well as free admission for 5 others. Unfortunately we all *bought* discount tickets a few days before I got my confirmation. I got to check out the opening keynotes. Though it was mostly a commercial for Intel, there is some cool stuff coming out. PC systems with more processing power and multi-tasking capabilities are just on the horizon, though much of the new equipment is available now or will be very soon.
The unfortunate part is the lack of next-gen PC systems and absolutely no mention of Windows Vista. That and most of the vendors there were not that well versed in the products they were displaying. Zyxel, for example did not know the specs on one of the products that they had on display and one of my associates was informed of this hot new technology called Serial ATA (SATA), which I installed in my brother’s computer last year… So new!
What’s more exciting then new technology, is lots of great swag! 🙂
Also got lots of demo software, business cards, special offers and discounts (for services I’ll never use)