This year’s Digital Experience wrapped up a few hours ago at the Grand Ballroom in the Mirage Hotel. I posted quick posts about the OQO Model 2+ and GiiNii Movit Mini from the event, and now I’d like to give you a look at the event itself. My event photographer took 99 pictures (!), but I’ve pared that crazy number down to a more bandwidth-friendly 20. Have a look below.
The "subtitle" of Digital Experience this year was "The Fabulous Fifties Digital Diner," so the ballroom was somewhat decked out in 50s diner decor.
I say "somewhat" because the ice cream sundae cutout in the corner of the room and the gold guitar cutout behind the jukebox don’t look like they were chosen by an interior decorator.
Other parts of the room had a fun 50s feel.
In keeping with the diner theme, there was a burger bar with fries and all the fixin’s (which we took advantage of with Grahm from anythingbutipod), prime rib carving station, veggie sticks and cheeses, and of course a table full of desserts. It was out of character for me to eat anything at an event like this, but I’m glad I did because we ended up not having any time to pick up dinner afterwards.
Of course, the real reason to go to Digital Experience is to get a look at all the devices on display.
There was the GiiNii Movit Mini and OQO I showed you earlier,
as well as some netbooks,
and a lot of phones.
Nothing really stands out as a showstopper, but there was still a lot to see. Digital Experience is always better than CES Unveiled, and this year’s show was no different.
I’ve got a few dedicated posts to write up about some of devices and displays from the event, but I’ll save those for later.