CES 2011 for Simmers

by Stephanie *Panther* Lessentine

 

CES 2011

If you ask me, January’s got it all mixed up. How am I supposed to get a jump start on these New Year’s resolutions when Vegas wants to drop the temps below freezing and put down three inches of snow? Well this week I got to leave my parka in the closet and let this year’s hottest gadgets warm me up as I walked the floors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)… and walking is exercise, right?

There were many vendors on display and too much to see in 4 days. I believe it’s impossible to see everything in that allotted time frame, but I made an effort to see several gaming hardware booths.

Two items for sim fans were especially on my radar to check at CES 2011 — the newThrustmaster T500 RS racing wheel and pedals and the new Saitek Pro Flight Combat rudder pedals. While at the Saitek display, I also got a chance to try out the Saitek ProFlight Panels, Yoke System, Throttle Quadrant, and TPM.

Below are some of the sights from this year’s show.

Panasonic was well-represented at CES 2011

Panasonic was well-represented at CES 2011

More from the Panasonic displays

More from the Panasonic displays

The new Madcatz Triton headset

The new Madcatz Triton headset

Monitors, monitors

Monitors, monitors

Cool cars just go with CES events

Cool cars just go with CES events

Paging Paul Rix!

Paging Paul Rix!

*Panther* at home in the cockpit

*Panther* at home in the cockpit

The HOTAS Warthog won a significant award at CES 2011

The HOTAS Warthog won a significant award at CES 2011

NVIDIA knows how to party

NVIDIA knows how to party

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