At the end of that incredibly busy day, fellow VentureBeatnik Dean Takahashi and I decided to chat about how the events unfolded and what stood out from the pack. Notably, smart TVs for home and business, thin-and-light Ultrabook laptops, the upcoming Windows 8 operating system and a jarring, funny performance of tweets by a choir were what made the most impact on us.
The day’s major CES events officially concluded with the final Microsoft keynote, where a choir sang tweets about Microsoft products. But after that, Dean and I made our way to the Pepcom showcase of products that ties into CES. We walked the floor and saw few interesting things, including fitness technology from Striiv and an iPhone-controlled toy from Sphero.
Watch the video above for more on CES Day 2, and look for more CES stories coming at you this week. Plus, here’s a shortlist of Monday’s biggest CES stories:
• LG debuts HDTV with built-in Google TV and a new Spectrum Android superphone
• Intel: More than 75 Ultrabooks coming in 2012
• Sharp intros 80-inch touch displays for businesses, ultra-lightweight TVs
• Samsung’s Smart TV evolves with motion, voice controls and upgrade slots
• Nvidia shows Microsoft’s Windows 8 running on a Tegra 3 tablet
• Sony aims to deliver 300M connected devices in the next 3 years
• Xbox 360 surpasses 66M sold and Kinect passes 18M units
• WTF CES: Choir sings sweet tweets at Ballmer keynote (video)
For more news out of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, be sure to check out VentureBeat’s live coverage from CES 2012.