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The Best of CES Awards

Each year, CNET, in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), produces the Best of CES awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The CNET editorial team recognizes the best new products at the show with awards in nine categories, an overall Best of Show award, and the People's Voice award that's selected by the CNET online audience.

CNET editors will name the Best of CES award finalists and winners based on the following:

  1. Product must be new, in that it will not be released before December 1, 2009. Prototypes, reference designs, or products that represent a proof of concept will not be considered.
  2. Product must be on exhibit at the current year International CES.
  3. Product demonstrates its potential to:
  • Pioneer a new category, establish an emerging category, or take an existing category to a new level.
  • Excite people with its style, innovation, usefulness, ease of use, or capability to entertain.
  • Endow its owner with a certain cachet, the "cool" factor.
  • Make its way into everyday life. 

(from Best of CES Awards Site, cnet.com)

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Casio Tryx

The newly announced BD-D7000 Blu-ray player features an ultrasmall design, looking more like an external DVD drive than a home theater disc player. It has a slot-loading disc drive with touch-sensitive buttons along the front.

Nintendo 3DS

There's only so much you can do with the design of a point-and-shoot camera, so Casio deserves credit for literally breaking out of the box with the Tryx. (- from http://ces.cnet.com/casio-wants-you-to-turn-tryx, accessed Nov, 2011)

Razer Switchblade

The killer tech in this incredible, ultra-portable, gaming “concept PC” – you can’t actually buy it yet – is an infinitely customisable keyboard, where each key can change its purpose and even appearance to suit the game being played. The tech has made its way into the just-unleashed Razer Blade laptop, and if Razer decides to licence its technology further afield, who knows where we’ll see it appearing next. Smartphones? Tablets? Spaceships? A mouth-watering prospect.
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