CES Day 1: Robots, ereaders, and more

We’re almost through day one of CES here in sunny Las Vegas and we’re pretty pumped. The mood of the show is tempered and realistic. There’s no froth and it seems that CE manufacturers are just glad they made it out of 2009 alive and are now looking forward to a quiet but strong new year.

If you’ve been watching us today you’ve seen robots, new Palm bdevices, ereaders, and more. We’ve seen more “3D” TVs than we can count and the promise of 3D and high-end digital processing inside ultrathin TVs seems to have finally reached fruition. Interestingly, the promise of networked media has finally come true. Your TV can talk to your cellphone and both can talk to your computer. Something that looked like a pipe dream a few years ago is now a reality.

Overall we haven’t seen much amazing at the show this year, and that’s just fine. I’m glad that folks are exited enough about technology to keep pushing out product and, in a more limited way, keep innovating. CES seems muted but there’s still that same old excitement here at the show and it’s a great time to be in tech.