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LAS VEGAS — Microsoft. Sony. Samsung. Intel. Motorola.Those tech giants and a handful of others are the anchors of the Consumer Electronics show.
But if you take a walk past the main convention floor, you’re suddenly in very different territory. The smaller halls are filled with row after row after row of crap.
It’s almost all smartphone cases, cheap headphones, and booth babes.
And a huge percentage of the booths are run by Chinese companies trying to make a quick buck by selling cheap accessories for popular gadgets like the iPhone. If you’ve ever been to Canal Street in NYC, you’ll know what we’re talking about.
For the most part, these booths are empty. The demonstrators look tired and bored. It makes you wonder why they even show up.
We had some time yesterday to tour the part of the show floor few care to see. Keep reading to see what most of CES is really like.