CES 2019 for media launched on Sunday with a series of press events capped off with CES Unveiled in the evening. This was our first opportunity to get a feel for the direction of this year's event.
The first thing that I was aware of was the increased security. Badges have ID photos, plus there were bag checks, metal detectors, and lots of eyes on the scene. It was handled well and didn't cause any major delays, but it certainly was noticeable.
Vloggers are everywhere. Interviews and video reports were underway in every direction. The crush of press means that practically every vendor will at some point be on camera.
In terms of the products themselves, health is definitely a theme for 2019. Devices to help you sleep better, monitor your vital signs, and improve your well being were abundant. Home automation and security are also ongoing themes. So far, not a lot happening in photography, but the week is young. And I think once the actual show starts, we're going to see a lot of activity in the automotive space.
Stay tuned for more to come. Day two of the media event promises to be a busy one.
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