Kara Swisher

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Waltgelina 2011: Walking the CES Floor With Walt and Katie

BoomTown likes to take an annual walk on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret to get a perspective of their very long march and what’s coming next.

Then, I get to leave!

I jokingly call Walt the “Brangelina” of CES, since he is stopped constantly on the floor by fans who want to meet him in person and those who just want to kibitz with him about the latest and greatest trends in the tech sector.

Here’s this year’s video I did last Thursday, in which we look for tablets that are not Apple iPads, marvel at a Klingon lady, try to make 3-D glasses look styling and generally are overwhelmed:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus