Invasion of the CE Pro Blog Mob at CEDIA Expo 2012

Those green armbands and black fedoras belonged to the CE Pro Blog Mob at CEDIA Expo 2012. They were everywhere!

By Julie Jacobson, September 11, 2012

There is only so much a handful of CE Pro editors can cover during CEDIA Expo, our industry’s most important show.

This year we enlisted eight industry veterans to give us a hand, providing insights that only those in the trenches can provide.

Donning green armbands and black fedoras, these members of the CE Pro Blog Mob visited tons of booths, snapping photos and videos with their Lumix DMC-SZ1 cameras, generously provided by Panasonic.

Other vendors that rewarded these guest bloggers included:

  • Remote Technologies Inc., which donated the best tradeshow roller bags a blogger could ask for.
  • URC, which made custom backpacks for the “press” and provided top-notch RF remotes and other goodies for the whole gang
  • Monoprice, which pleasantly surprised the Mobsters with news they would be offering unbranded products for the trade
  • Denon, providing in-ear headphones/mic for the flight home
  • Lutron, which lavished the group with a number of lighting-control gifts

Blog Mobster Bjorn Jensen could program his URC remote just fine, but couldn’t recall how to use the three-way pen/pointer/stylus provided by URC. He emailed the group, “Does anybody know how to use the laser pointer on that URC pen we got? Or does anybody know what the yellow tab is on the end of it?”

We’ve only just begun posting the great content and insights from the CE Pro Blog Mob. Expect much more this week.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the Blog Mob at CEDIA.

This article originally appeared on CEPro.com.

For more CEDIA Expo 2012 coverage visit www.cepro.com/cedianews.

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That’s the gang (from left): Mac “39 Cent Stamp” Burks, David Haddad, Petro Shimonishi, Julie Jacobson, Bjørn Jensen, Joe Whitaker, Rich Fregosa, Avi Rosenthal (click to enlarge).

How to Blog Mob, Rich Fregosa-style

URC showers the Blog Mob with swag.

Goodies from Monoprice

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Blog Moberphernalia

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Oops, these arrived too late!

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Morning for a Blog Mobster

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Blog Mobster Petro Shimonishi does double-duty as Blog Mobster and Denon spokesperson (Watch the video)

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That’s no leprechaun. That’s Blog Mobster Avi Rosenthal.

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That’s how the Blog Mob rolls.

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Join the CE Pro Blog Mob, get chicks.

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Julie out of uniform with Joe at the Control4 party.

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Fred Harding misses the group photo but not the Blog Mob fun.

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Bjorn in uniform

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Bjorn and Joe own it!

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Bjorn Jensen enjoys lunch in the CEDIA press room — ah the joys of Blog Mobstering.

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Joe with Jon Lin at the Sony/Control4 announcement

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Clear the aisles, Blog Mobster with fancy RTI bag coming through

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Panasonic Lumic DMC-SZ1: the official camera of the CEDIA CE Pro Blog Mob

The Blog Mob Impostors and Wannabes

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Sentrynet’s David Avritt and his daughter thought they’d get better service if they wore Blog Mob green. Didn’t work.

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Impostor Shawn Murphy, Autco

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An entire booth of ’em at Digital Projection

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Former Niles Audio president Mike “Sparky” Detmer wants a new career as a CE Pro Blog Mobster

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Parasound’s Richard Schram — he wishes

This article originally appeared on CEPro.com.
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