Hello from CES 2018 Las Vegas - Thank You WA

Last Update: January 10, 2018

There are two ways to get to Las Vegas thanks to Wealthy Affiliate. The main way is how most of us would love to travel there, on an paid for trip as a Super Affiliate. The other way is to pay for the trip yourself from the money you have earned as an affiliate of WA and/or other affiliate programs. This is how and why I am now in Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show 2018.


The one thing I have learned from my many trips to LV is to never stay at a casino hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip if you want to save money. So I am staying at the South Point Casino Hotel on the South Las Vegas Strip, see above image. I am saving a ton of money and it is only an 8 minute drive away from the MGM Grand.

A LOT HAS CHANGED IN 10 YEARS

It has been a little more than 10 since I have attended a CES. I used to go every year from 1989 to 2006 while in the video game industry. If you love any kind of consumer electronics and tech devices, (smartphones, tablets, drones, smart-cars, cameras, computers, VR, high-tech TVs, robotics,...) then CES is the place to be.

I arrived yesterday, Tuesday, January 9th, the first day of the show. It was raining for a good part of the day but today, Wednesday, it was much better. Google has a BIG presence here at the show and have even re-skinned the Las Vegas Monorail with their logo and named it the Google Assistant.

Picture by 9to5Google

The last time I came to CES in 2006, the very first iPhone was still a year away from release. The technology I am seeing at this show is blowing me away. I briefly watched a presentation by Kodak and how they will be creating their own cryptocurrency for photographers to get paid for licensing their photos. - What a waste in my opinion.

The technology in smart appliances, smart cars, virtual reality, robotics, and The Wall 146-inch Modular MicroLED TV by Samsung were the highlights of my first two days. Tomorrow I will be checking out new drone technology and the new venture by Volocopter and Intel. To get a glimpse of some of the exciting tech, watch the video below.

https://youtu.be/uAnC8AV6VNQ

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midhunvm Premium
I was always interested in electronics, still too! loved the video, thank you :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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CraigW315 Premium
I would love to go to a CES. One day, hopefully...
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boomergp08 Premium
If you love technology, you will be in complete tech heaven.
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MKearns Premium
Way to go Robert. Appears to be a surer way to get to Sin City than the convoluted WA route!
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boomergp08 Premium
Well it is a viable way. If you cannot get there on WA's dime, get there on your own. If you get WA commissions or commissions from other affiliate sources, save some each month and then pay for your trip.
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MKearns Premium
I posted tonight about cutting through the Gordian knot Robert!
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi boomer

Thanks for the post and travel tips! Also for sharing the tech facts!

Tim
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Tim.
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Kickbacked Premium
Have fun, who knows maybe you will come back with a new cyber-copter complete with the latest Go-Pro!
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boomergp08 Premium
I would LOVE that, the copter or the GoPro. lol The technology is beyond amazing in how accessible most of these high-end tech items will be available in the near future.
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SondraM Premium
Sounds like a very educational place to be. That is how you become an expert in your electronics niches.....

Have fun
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boomergp08 Premium
CES is the place to be for anyone who is in any of the technology niches. The multitude of niche ideas are all over the place here. Talk about information overload.
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