Las Vegas, USA – There’ll be a lot of tech geeks like myself at CES 2011. And there’ll be a lot of tech geeks like myself covering the show online. When tech geeks cover other tech geeks, it can get a little geeky…and a little monotonous. To bring fresh eyes to a unique experience, “CES Perspectives”, Nokia has invited four passionate, non-techy consumers from around the U.S. to bring the excitement of CES home to all those non-geeky folks.
Forget tech – instead, we’ll get to join the CES journey with photography, travel, green, and automotive bloggers – all of whom are CES newbies. And of course we’ve equipped each of them with a Nokia N8 pre-loaded to make their trip easier – and more fun – with some Ovi Store apps like Panorama, Foursquare, Pixelpipe, WordPress, and Qik so they bring you the CES in real time. Join us after the break to see who’s coming…
Shannon Hurst Lane is a mom, full time fire dispatcher, and travel writer based in Louisiana. She created the award winning travel site TravelingMamas.com as a way to share travel experiences with readers online, in the hopes of inspiring peopleto travel more with their loved ones. This will be Shannon’s first time at CES and as mom to a teen and a ‘tween’, she’s looking forward to sharing all the latest travel-and-teen related tech offerings. “It wasn’t a hard decision to partner with a company who thinks outside the box in such a creative way. Plus, it’s CES!” Follow her on Twitter at @Cajun_Mama and @TravelingMamas or on her blog TravelingMamas.com and her personal site, ShannonLane.com.
Tracey Clark is a photographer, author, and mom. She is also the founder of Shutter Sisters, the collaborative photo blog for women with a passion for photography. As a photographer and author of photography books, Tracey is “most excited about having an awesome camera” in the Nokia N8 and says she “cannot wait” to document her CES journey through the lens of the Nokia N8. On a more personal level, Tracey hopes her CES experience will help “streamline my creative productivity and my daily life as a mother”. Follow her on Twitter at @TraceyClark and @ShutterSisters or on her blog ShutterSisters.com.
Alex Kierstein is born and bred in Washington state from just outside Seattle. While he spends most of his time behind a keyboard writing about automotive trends and culture on the enthusiast site Hooniverse.com, Alexalso contributes to the technology/retroist site Atomic Toasters. New to CES, Alex is excited to“ bring cutting-edge entertainment, navigation, and safety technologies coming down the pipeline” to his readers. Follow him on Twitter at @TheHooniverse and visit his blog Hooniverse.com.
Caitlin Bristol is a writer, designer, and sustainability strategist who manages content and leads creative for ecofabulous.com – the leading authority on stylish, sustainable living. Her site has been named a top online resource for living and shopping green by Martha Stewart’s Body+Soul magazine and was listed #15 on the Women’s Health list of “The 100 Most Useful Sites on The Web”. Another CES first-timer, Caitlin wants to come back with “a better understanding about what makes an electronic device ‘eco-friendly’ “ and be able to offer the best options for her readers looking to make their next purchase. Follow her on Twitter at @caitbristol and @ecofabulous or on her website ecofabulous.com.