One of the best chances to do that is at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show
This year the show featured over 3000 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees. I had the opportunity to spend the past week at CES 2012 and toured the floor with Shelly Palmer, host of NBC’s Live Digital, so had a great vantage point to see what’s what.
While most of the action happened away from the convention center, in hotel suites and meeting rooms, the wares on display did reveal some important underlying trends. Most of the innovation wasn’t strictly with the technology itself, but how products interact with each other to enhance user experience. Here’s what I saw: