If you're CES bound next week with an iPhone – or Android phone – in your pocket, then you'll be able to try out Apple's iBeacon technology for yourselves. The CES scavenger hunt will use the Bluetooth beacons with the official CES app as you navigate about the show floor through the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center:
Attendees at the 2014 CES who download the CES Mobile App on iOS or Android devices will be encouraged to explore all areas of the show through the scavenger hunt and will collect badges for each iBeacon they encounter. Specific scavenger hunt instructions are included in the CES App. The first three verified players who collect all of the available badges will be rewarded with a special prize from CES, available for pick-up in the Press Room at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), South Hall Connector, Room S229, during normal operating hours. A limited number of prizes will be available for others who complete the hunt throughout the week.
OK, CES is a pretty hectic week, so this might not be top of your priority list, but it is pretty cool nevertheless to see such a large event getting on board with the technology. The actual beacons being used are Radius Networks iBeacons from Texas Instruments. So, if you're going, hit the App Store at the link below to snag the CES 2014 application, and get scavenging!