CES is the world's largest consumer technology trade show. This year, CES is expecting 330 new companies to join more than 2,500 returning exhibitors.
Top executives from major companies like Microsoft, Ford and Intel will join 800 expert speakers. Companies will be able to sit in on more then 250 business sessions during the show that lasts from Jan. 7-10.
A big focus this year is a spotlight on how technology is impacting consumer lifestyles.
According to the CES Web site, some major developments are expected in applications for mobile devices, products that streamline content across those devices, digital imaging, Netbooks, E-Readers and hardware for new operating systems like Windows 7.
Green technology at the trade show is also growing. There will be four times as many "Sustainable Planet" booths including products like eco-friendly packaging, E-Ink and increased use of LED lighting.
Besides a large number of environmentally friendly products, the show will feature an entire section on products for iPods and iPhones.
One exhibitor at the show will be a company called Micro Devices. It features gadgets for "Man Caves." The term has come to apply to places for guys to hole up with multiple forms of electronic entertainment technology.
Leslie Sobon is the vice president of the company. She says this year there is a big emphasis on value as people cut costs while they shop in the recession.
"I think people are still buying but they're looking for value," Sobon said.
She says prices on many forms of technology have dropped significantly in the last few years. One of those items, televisions, are a necessity for the multiple screen trend in "Man Caves" according to Sobon.
"Your ultimate 'Man Cave' has to be able to do everything you want from an entertainment experience. It has got to be able to play sports, watch movies, HDTV, HD movies, play your games, and do all your Twitter and Facebook and all of your social networking. It's actually very affordable now because screens have declined in prices over 60 percent," Sobon said.
Sobon says it is not all about the men. She says women can find their own space in the "Man Cave."
"We might build it for our man but you know, we take over very, very quickly. There is a lot here for women too. Imagine HD shopping. There is a lot of shopping sites now that offer HD so on my three screens I've got all my shoes and I can see all the perfect colors, I can see the leather grain," Sobon said.
Find out more about the exhibitors and some of the new technology coming out of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show here.
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