Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Independence Ohio
I have been to CES twice with companies I worked for, once in Vegas, and once at the summer Chicago show. Statistically, 80-90% of the products shown at CES never make it to market, either because the prototype or target price point could not be met, or there was just not enough interest. There are truly some wacky inventions at the show every year. That is your entertainment for the week.
This doesn't qualify as wacky, and it certainly isn't the first of its kind, except for the twist of a subscription fee. (who doesn't want more of those?) I'm glad the OP posted it. How else do you gauge interest unless people talk about it? As Pigeon Roost said, this is simply preying on fear. I don't know how many are out there. Enough for this to be a success?
The new business model for the past 10 years seems to be subscription services. Take the features out of the product, put them on a company web server, and charge a subscription fee for it. I refuse to go along with anything that requires a subscription, but for some reason, the public in general has fallen for these bank account draining scams on a large scale. I wonder if people have ever even added up how much all these 5, 10, and 20 dollar per month services are draining their accounts every month
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Last edited by LarryM; 01-11-2017 at 08:58 AM.