Howdy from Las Vegas, everyone! As everyone was gearing up for the New Year and packing up their Christmas decor, I was fielding emails, setting up appointments and mentally preparing myself for the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology conference.
What’s a blogger—more specifically, a blogger who focuses on kid stuff—doing at a tech conference?
I’m doing what most other members of the press are doing: checking out and reporting on the latest innovations in technology. Most importantly, what I’m here for, is to learn about all this new technology and how it intersects with families and kids.
This holiday season, I noticed that more and more handhelds for kids and gadgets lined the shelves of big box electronic stores. In the age of iPads and smartphones, apps help our kids to read stories, tablets are being harnessed for educational purposes and moms…well, we’re still doing most of the buying decisions, especially when it comes to technology throughout the entire house. It’s more than evident that technology is embraced by the entire family, with mom and kids influencing a good portion of the techy marketplace, now more than ever.
With CES officially opening today, I be on the look out for a superfluous amount of #CES tweets, my pictures on Flickr, and of course, some blog posts all about the family friendly tech gear that I find on the showroom floor.