2011 CES in Pictures

The future is unveiled every January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The future of gadgets that is. Here's a look at some of the gizmos that will soon hit the market. 

3D Head Mount Display

Gage Eller tries out a prototype 3D head mounted display at the Sony booth at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada -- the world's largest consumer technology trade show.

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HTC Thunderbolt

HTC CEO Peter Chou holds up an HTC Thunderbolt, a 4G Verizon smartphone, as he speaks at the Verizon news conference on the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Super Thin LG TVs

A man looks over 2.9mm thick OLED televisions by LG Electronics during the first day of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2011.

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Katzenberg in Sunglasses

CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg tries on a pair of prescription 3D glasses made by Samsung at the Samsung keynote address.

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Storm Troopers at CES

Imperial stormtroopers from the movie Star Wars take up positions at the Panasonic booth the Blu-ray, heralding the release of the complete Star Wars movie saga.

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Star Wars on Blu-ray

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn talks to Darth Vader as he announces the Blu Ray release of the complete Star Wars movie saga. The movies will be available in September and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.

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Polaroid Polarez sunglass camera

A Polaroid Polarez GL20 sunglass camera, part of Lady Gaga's Grey Label line, enables the wearer to take photos and display the images on OLED screens in the lenses.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Richard Lawler

Richard Lawler watches, Mitsubishi's 92-inch Home Cinema 3D HDTV using 3D glasses at the CES Unveiling press event, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Along with tablets and smart phones, 3D HDTV's will be one of the hot items at CES, which opens Thursday and runs through Sunday.

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

samsung giant video wall

A video wall by Samsung Electronics, measuring 33 x 19 feet (10 x 6 meters) and unveiled at McCarran International Airport, is believed to be the largest in a U.S. airport, according to a media release.

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Panasonic booth setup

Workers set up a display of televisions at the Panasonic booth in preparation for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.

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Behind the scenes at Microsoft's booth

Workers set up a Microsoft booth in preparation for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada January 4, 2011.

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Lenovo Tablet PC

A man displays an unannounced Lenovo tablet computer running the full Windows 7 operating system. According to a spokesman at the show, the computer, scheduled to be available in May, has a tentative name of the IdeaPad Slate, uses the Intel "Oak Trail" 1.6-GHz processor chip, and has a 32GB SSD drive and a microSD slot.

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Workers at Intel booth

Workers clean a display at the Intel booth in preparation for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual convention, the world's largest consumer technology trade show, begins January 6.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Snow Goggles with Built in HD Camera

Christina McDonald Groff demonstrates a pair of snow goggles by Liquid Image with an HD video camera and high resolution still camera integrated into them. The goggles will be available at the end of the month for around $400.

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Smart tags for your devices

A woman displays the Cobra PhoneTag debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a Bluetooth-based two-way alarm and loss prevention device for Android, BlackBerry or iPhone smartphones and valuables using circular tags.

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Mitsubishi's 92-inch Home Cinema 3D HDTV

Members of the media watch Mitsubishi's 92-inch Home Cinema 3D HDTV at the CES Unveiling press event, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Along with tablets and smartphones, 3D HDTV's will be one of the hot items at CES, which opens Thursday and runs through Sunday.

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Whole home net-connected thermostat

Among other features, the wireless Trane ComfortLink II thermostat has a personal computer application to control the temperature from any room in the house.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lenovo water-cooled PC

James Fislar poses behind a Lenovo water-cooled IdeaCentre K320 with his custom "ice" case during a media preview event for the 2011 CES. Fislar was one of the winners of a Lenovo computer case design contest.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

ATC action video camera

Mike Rush of Oregon Scientific displays the ATC action video camera during a media preview event. The HD video camera, retailing for $299, has image stabilization, is waterproof to 60 feet and has an LCD screen for playback.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

PowerSlice mobile device charging station

A PowerSlice mobile device charging station by Fuse retails for $35 (and "slices" for specific devices cost $10 each).

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

A Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor with an iPhone connection allows for home monitoring of blood pressure -- but also uploads the information to an Internet site that your doctor can access.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Spot Connect and Smartphone

A smartphone and a Spot Connect device, a $149 gadget that allows smartphone users to send messages and GPS coordinates via satellite. The satellite service costs $100 per year, a representative said.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Gorilla Glass on Motion Computing Tablet

A business-oriented tablet computer by Motion Computing uses Corning's Gorilla Glass. It has special seals for outdoor use and can accept extensions such as barcode scanners or card swipe devices.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Consumer Electronics Show

An exhibit installer for LG sets up 3D HD televisions at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in preparation for this week's Consumer Electronics Show which starts Thursday in Las Vegas.

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

WAVI Xtion

Asustek and PrimeSense show off the WAVI Xtion, which will let users gesture to surf the Web, check social networks and control videos on their PC.

AP Photo/Asustek Computer Inc. and PrimeSense Ltd.

CEO Jonney Shih

Asus International CEO Jonney Shih presents the Eee Pad Transformer, one of the company's newest tablets, at a press event for the Consumer Electronics Show, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. CES officially starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Eee Pad Transformer

This product image provided by AsusTek Computer Inc. shows the Eee Pad Transformer, a laptop computer that splits in two to function as a tablet.

AP Photo/AsusTek Computer Inc.

Toshiba Tablet

Toshiba, the gigantic Japanese computer and flat-screen TV maker, is set to unveil its own tablet computer (to compete with the iPad, of course) at the CEShow in Las Vegas this week.

AP Photo/Toshiba

Robbie Bach

Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division president Robbie Bach speaks during CEO Steve Ballmer's keynote address at last year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

AP Photo/Laura Rauch

2011 CES in Pictures

The future is unveiled every January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The future of gadgets that is. Here's a look at some of the gizmos that will soon hit the market. 

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