I know, I know…CES has been in steady decline for years. Still, it was frustrating to see just how little the glittering press releases had to do with reality.
Let's start with Samsung. First off, simply creating a larger TV isn't really all that innovative. Furthermore, we've seen your flexible displays and they're really amazing but when are you actually going to do something with them? Because that would be really nice. But the real icing on the cake has to be the ridiculous Samsung Galaxy S2 PLUS (which I've already ranted about here). Really, Samsung? You're going to release the nearly same phone you released two years ago and still call it a "release"? You are becoming a parody of yourself.
Then there were the i'm watches, an epic waste of money. Android Police called them "a $400 brick of failure that straps to your wrist," and I'd have to say I agree. It's laggy as hell, confusing to use, and the apps don't work. Just buy a phone instead — preferably one that doesn't run Android 1.6.
And all those smart appliances…as if we need a ridiculously-overpriced Android oven. I guess these could best be described as kooky? Not sure. But one thing's for certain: CES is all hot air. No substance. It's become a waste of time.