Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people’s lives better somehow. We’ve crisscrossed the show floors to come up with six products — each representing larger trends in consumer electronics as they relate to the world of media.
As it does every year for its retailer awards at the end of CES, Monster packed in the celebrities with a mix of fans of its product and well known “brand evangelists” to showcase its products for its retail partners and other showgoers.
A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if he wanted to pursue his own branded line of musical headgear, he’d have to do it himself.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy stopped by CES Tuesday for the U.S. launch of Motorheadphones, a branded line of headphones that are designed to appeal to both fans and makers of rock music.
CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs is only the third person to kick off the show (Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have done it every other year). And, perhaps realizing the pressure, he opted to punch up his discussion of the mobile generation with appearances by over a half dozen celebrities from the movie, music, sports and political worlds.