From robots and smart watches to flying drones and smart cars, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been the global gathering place and stage for innovative consumer technologies. For more than 40 years, the CES showroom has been aflutter with the latest gadgets and apps, so make sure you’re prepared for the 2015 event by bringing your own nifty gadgets along to enhance your experience.
Your New Smart Watch
Wearable tech was all the rage at CES 2014 and will be again this year, except instead of just oogling someone else’s design, you can finally bring your own. Seeing as the Apple Watch won’t ready by next week, try the Pebble Steel instead. Both attractive and functional, this watch is armed with Bluetooth, buzz notifications and a battery life that can last four days – ideal for a four-day show like CES. The Steel’s ability to receive texts and incoming calls will also be useful in the halls of CES, where cell service is likely to be spotty at certain hours.
Ditch the DSLR: your smartphone not only takes solid pictures, but allows you to get online quickly with memory to spare. No matter what kind of smartphone you have, you don’t want to leave this in the hotel room; how else are you going to tweet about the new curved TVs rumored to be making an appearance this year (and Instagram it as proof)?
A Battery Pack
With Bluetooth continually on and all your gadgets synced to your wearable tech, your phone batteries won’t stand a chance. A spare battery pack, while inconvenient, could also end up being a lifesaver.
Small Laptop or iPad
Or both. If you want to blog about what’s going on, you can type up your draft, save it to Evernote or upload it right then and there. A smaller laptop or iPad is more portable than a regular sized-device and is more convenient for an event where you’re lugging your bag around all day.
Speaking of bags, you’re going to need one to fit all your gadgets in. You don’t want to keep all these things in your pocket or hand – you’ve got too much exploring to do.
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