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CES 2015 in Las Vegas

January 7, 2015

Is anyone at CES this year? It looks like its going to be an amazing event. Our company got an exclusive sneak peek last night and one of the most intriguing things I saw was that Dish will be offering online streaming of sports games. This may be a game changer and the final dagger in the back for the cable companies. I really hate Comcast and Time Warner. The endless hours on the phone with “customer service” representatives and circular conversations are finally coming to an end. The Dish Sling TV will be offered at $20 a month for a batch of network channels including ESPN. Finally, a cable service that understands the needs of our generation. No one likes cable and everyone wants to unplug. Now, we have an option!

Ok, rant about cable companies over.

SLS Las Vegas

SLS Las Vegas

We are currently staying at the SLS Hotel on the strip, next to the Stratosphere. The Yelp reviews are pretty horrendous for a new Vegas strip resort. I don’t think I would have ever imagined staying anywhere near the Stratosphere hotel, but here we are. The SLS is pretty cool in an LA hipster chic way. The decorations are pretty modern and hip, but it just seems like they put slathered on a new coat of paint to the old Sahara. Jess isnt’ impressed. Also, the wifi connection is horrible and they tried to stick us in the Story Tower. For the uninformed, the Story Tower is a tiny room with yellow highlights, unfinished ceilings, and a tiny bar sink for a bathroom sink. We were horrified when we were first introduced to the room. The bellman asked us how we liked it and we gave him a passive aggressive “ummmmmm”. At least he was cool and moved us into the World Tower. The wifi still sucks, but at least we have a real room now. The rates for the SLS are ridiculous for what it is. The amenities are meh at best, and the casino is tiny. I guess the inflated CES room rates are really pumping up the prices. I don’t think I would stay here in the future.

Umami Burger

Umami Burger

On the plus side, the SLS has an Umami Burger. I’ve been to LA a bunch of times, but it took a trip to Las Vegas to check out the famous burger joint. I really liked the pork burger and skinny fries, but I don’t think I would pay $20 for this in the future. I guess it was nice eating a good burger and playing video poker.

I am looking forward to the next couple days of CES. I will update with any cool new gadgets I see.




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