First off as a technology fan the opportunity to attend CES is a treat but it’s an even greater privilege to bring you the latest tech gadgets as part of the TechnoBuffalo staff. Thanks for following us to bring you best of CES.
MacBook Pro 13-Inch Retina
I was using the 11-inch MacBook Air prior to the 13-Inch MB Pro and it was great, but I must admit the extra two inches on the display, Retina Display and higher processing power adds so much to the experience. I enjoy that I have these features that are comparable to my previous iMac and I don’t feel that I am sacrificing speed/power for size.
Apple iPad 32GB (2nd Generation)
My iPad and I have travelled all over the world and it keeps me entertained on long (plane, train, car) trips, so it only seems fitting that it goes with me to CES. Other than entertaining, I also use it to check in on TechnoBuffalo to make sure it is running smoothly.
My iPad is a customized TechnoBuffalo cover from the people from Toast. The case is really sharp looking and it does a great job protecting the back of my trusty iPad.
I only need these guys to to see far, so in large convention spaces or driving at night I need these prescription glasses to be functional. Plus my wife says these glasses make me look extra nerdy. She likes that.
Kenneth Cole Watch
My wife got me this neat watch two Christmas’s ago and I like it because you can see the exposed gears on the face of the watch. Plus my wife got it for me, I love it.
Notepad and Pencil
As much as I am a tech fiend I rely often on the trusty notepad and pencil for jotting down notes. Siri is great but sometimes you cant go wrong with handwritten notes.
Targus SD Card Holder
I love this little SD Card holder, I throw these in my bag and toss them around without worrying that I will lose or damage my SD cards. Plus they are fairly inexpensive.
iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note II
I use the iPhone 5 (AT&T) as my daily driver, but I haven’t found a phone that comes close to the antenna and battery capacity of the Note II (Verizon Wireless). I have tried diligently to burn through the battery of the Note II for months now and I havent been able to do so on a regular basis. I will probably use the iPhone 5 to stay in touch with the rest of the TB staff, but will use the Note II as my data hotspot and my backup drive.
Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphone
These are great for blocking out noisy background noise in the hustle and bustle of CES. The cushioned ear cups are very comfortable and dont hurt my big ears even after long hours of use. I’ll admit they’re a bit overpriced, but they are pretty good nonetheless.
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Brandon Russell reviewed the Galaxy camera, and while it’s too expensive, a bit heavy and just not all the way there to be a knock-out camera, I love it. The concept and technology has a lot of potential. I enjoy that there are highly functional apps on a camera. Think of an Android smartphone or tablet but with a stellar camera. Like I’ve said, it’s a bit pricey, but I like it for being able to upload high quality photos immediately. Perfect for CES.
More Buffalo Gear
This is my first big tech event, and from what I understand it’s an all out circus; a Running of the Bulls combined with a night club/theme park atmosphere. Needless to say, I have mixed feelings about what I’m getting myself into. But I digress. Herschel Pop Quiz BackpackI’m of the camp that believes there’s […]
Of the entire team, I tend to over pack. They are quite fond of pointing out how my computer bag usually looks like it’s about to burst at the seams. But when push comes to shove and I have that spare cable or memory card they need, they seem to get all quiet about it. […]
MacBook Pro (2010) I’ll be using the MacBook Pro primarily for video editing… and Starcraft after work is done. CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid (Cherry MX Black) Like Todd, I’m gonna be rockin’ out on a mechanical loaded board in Vegas. This sucker is a customized QuickFire Rapid board, loaded with engraved PBT plastic key caps for […]
As the saying goes, time flies, and it’s hard to believe that we’re gearing up for CES 2013. I’m no stranger to the largest electronics show in the U.S. (this is my fourth CES, after all), but since I’m kicking off 2013 with a new company, my bag of goodies is a bit smaller this […]
The TechnoBuffalo team is about to head out to Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. It’s a crazy time loaded with press conferences, meetings and walking hundreds of miles (seemingly) around the show floor. This will be my fifth time attending the show, so my bag has become relatively standard at this point. […]
First off as a technology fan the opportunity to attend CES is a treat but it’s an even greater privilege to bring you the latest tech gadgets as part of the TechnoBuffalo staff. Thanks for following us to bring you best of CES. MacBook Pro 13-Inch Retina I was using the 11-inch MacBook Air prior […]
Despite our work primarily focused around technology we still use business cards to network with manufacturers and PR companies. Maybe one day we can move to NFC-like contact sharing.
Ultimate Ears 700 Earbuds
These little earbuds are awesome. They pack so much sound in such small form factor. The range of sounds is quite impressive and beat any standard phone-packaged headsets. Though not noise-canceling earbuds, they do promise to “isolate” sounds.
Apple Magic Mouse
I’m pretty sure our Jon Q. will vomit in his mouth a little bit when he reads that I am using the Apple Magic Mouse. Maybe I’m missing something, but I’m happy with it and I can’t complain.
Cords, Cords and More Cords
I have a lot of cords and have tried to carry just one or two instead of the four you see on the image. I don’t like to have to get up in the middle of the night to unplugged charged devices and having to risk not having devices fully charged, especially for CES.
The Drug Store
I try to have these bare essentials with me at all times:
- Eclipse Chewing Gum – no one wants to experience my stinky breathe.
- Burts Bees Lip Balm – the dry desert air does a number on my lips.
- Purell hand sanitizer – because people are germy.
- Advil – Sean Aune give me headaches.
InCase Premium Backpack
This durable backpack fits everything in the photo and has enough padding to keep it all protected. The back meshing and padded shoulders allow for comfort even after a long day of treking through the CES landscape.