Macworld Expo 2009 Show Floor Highlights


At the Expo Show Floor

At the Expo Show Floor

Unsurprisingly, most of the expo seemed to be nothing more than manufacturers and resellers of Apple accessories; there were iPod and iPhone cases everywhere the eye could see. There were product demonstrations and workshops held though, along with a healthy number of booths dedicated to software developers showing off their latest Apple App Store entries, as well as a few other totally non-related items. I mean, what's a back massager doing at Macworld? Either way, what follows is a quick look at some of the more interesting items on the expo floor:-

Apple's mammoth booth at the expo floor evokes thoughts of Star Trek's Borg cubes. Now, the phrase 'Resistance is Futile' has never been so apt.

A seriously long row of iMacs set up for visitors to try out both iLife '09 and iWork '09.

The massive (but surprisingly not as heavy as imagined) 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro.

But one of the many booths dedicated to Apple accessories; this one's from Speck.

Kensington's on the ball with their SlimBlade trackball.

American outfit TechRestore (and soon to open in Canada too) had a replica of Back to the Future's famous Delorean; complete with Flux Capacitor and Mr Fusion Home Energy Reactor; this one attracted its fair share of gawking geeks, ourselves included.

These foam tips from Comply let you enjoy all the sound isolating benefits of foam plugs in your ear without having to shell out for some expensive new earbuds; you just stick these onto your current set of in-ears. A long list of third-party manufacturers are supported too.

NEC had on show their 42-inch curved display, boasting a native resolution of 2880x900 pixels. This is no LCD though, as NEC builds this baby using DLP (read: projector) technology.