2013 CES Top Takeaways
Product demos that attract throngs on the trade show floor don't always end up pulling crowds into stores. If they did, we'd all be using MiniDiscs and Palm Pre smartphones.
Certainly, this past 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show had its share of products that got a lot of attention but won't translate into retail success. There was a lot of noise about (and best-of accolades for) the Razer Edge gaming system, for example. But starting at $999 it's unlikely to be a success, especially because casual gaming on smartphones and tablets is eviscerating the console market. And Windows 8 laptops were well represented at the show but will likely continue to get a lukewarm response from consumers.
On the other hand, sifting through the displays both monstrous and modest yielded some products and trends that should tempt consumers this year. From new TVs to tablet accessories, there was something in nearly every category to entice shoppers. Here are some of the standout products and trends for the coming months.