At next year’s CES, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if they ban bloggers, at least Gizmodo! The video below explains why. Gizmodo calls it the “meanest thing” they did at CES, and I kinda have to agree, although it is funny as well. Apparently they got their hands on TV-B-Gone clickers. The device essentially allows someone to turn off nearly every TV from just about every brand out there. As you can imagine, there are all kinds of TV displays set-up at CES and so Gizmodo decided to have some fun:
On their site, Gizmodo actually apologized and said that they realized they made some people’s jobs harder: “We shut off a TV. And then another. And then a wall of TVs. And we just couldn’t stop. (And Panasonic, you’re so lucky that 150-incher didn’t have an active IR port.) It was too much fun, but watching this video, we realize it probably made some people’s jobs harder, and I don’t agree with that (Especially Motorola). We’re sorry. “
Anybody else think that Gizmodo may have a hard time getting in to CES next year? If they had just stuck to turning off the TVs that weren’t part of a presentation, it wouldn’t have been so bad. But that poor guy trying to present during the Motorola presentation, that was just over-the-top. Now that they’ve confessed that they were the ones who did it, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a lawsuit or two headed their way. And next year, I’m thinking everybody will be covering up the infrared ports of the TVs so they don’t even have to worry about somebody else attempting the same prank.