To say that CES is a crazy scene is more than an understatement. Every January in Las Vegas, corporate executives, retail buyers, tech press, plain-old hardcore gear heads and, ahem, Vegas professionals can be found by the tens of thousands scouring four massive convention halls for the greatest new toys, dodging booth babes and insane infomercial-style hawkers (who may or may not be on unicycles) at every turn. And after a long day's work, everyone goes back to their ridiculously massive hotel/casino/resort to gamble the rest of the night away before waking up bright and early to do it all over again.
It's a wonder that anyone survives, yet alone gets anything done, but somehow PopSci's CES team managed to do both. Here, we present the noteworthy products that rose above the din to truly impress us this year. Launch the gallery here.
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