Every year during CES, Pat Meier hosts a lunchtime showcase at Piero's restaurant, right across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pat brings in twenty innovative companies to talk directly to the media in a relaxed environment away from the random chaos of the CES show floors.
Visiting with the exhibitors at Lunch was probably my favorite part of CES. I don't do well in huge crowds, especially ones where I'm shorter than most everyone else. At Piero's I was able to spend as much time as I wanted with whoever I wanted, saw some great demos, and talked to some interesting people. I'll cover the products I found the most compelling in my next few posts, including Sound Trends' Looptastic Producer 3, Panelfly, PowerGenix's rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries, and Pointy Heads Software's Knocking live video.