Back in January of 2005, Engadget was a fairly new site, and it brought its CES coverage to the masses for the first time. As far as we can tell, the entire Engadget team on the ground in Vegas appears to have consisted of Peter Rojas and Ryan Block, and from the looks of it, they were having a pretty good time. By the time January 9th, 2005 rolled around, things were wrapping up so they were able to look fondly back at the week that was, in addition to checking out the Pepper wireless pad, HP's High Def Media Recorder, and Vonage's WiFi phone.
Update: Ryan let us know that the first CES crew actually consisted of himself, Peter, Eric Lin, and Dan Wu.
Also on this date:
January 9th, 2010: The Nexus One got priced out by iSuppli, Microsoft quietly showed of Windows Mobile 6.5.3 (what a difference a year makes!), we got our hands on the Vuzix Wrap 920AR, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the service would probably come to Nintendo. Also, we podcasted live!
January 9th, 2009: Engadget threw Windows 7 onto the beloved, pocketable VAIO P, the Palm App Catalog was officially christened, we got our hands on Gibson's Dark Fire, the Dell Mini 10, and the ASUS AIRO. Also, podcast!
January 9th, 2008: Universal's exclusive contract with HD DVD expired, Tata Motors announced its $2,500 car, we ran into USB 3.0, as well as a ton of Crapgadgets. And, you guessed it: podcast!
January 9th, 2007: iPhone! iPhone! Even if it's not a smartphone, iPhone!
January 9th, 2006: Hey, it's a Steve Jobs Macworld keynote! And hands-on with the "new" MacBook Pro! And a dual-core Intel iMac! Plus a crazy iPod belt buckle! And: alas, no podcast.