To help sort through the craziness of CES I interviewed some of the smartest and most passionate tech commentators I know and asked them about the best products and trends they saw at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.
I asked all of them the same two questions:
- What was the most interesting new product you saw at CES?
- What trend do you see coming out of CES that will have the biggest impact on 2012?
Watch their responses in the following videos and read the highlights below.
Most interesting product: Toshiba Excite X10 tablet
Most important trend: Cloud content sharing
Most interesting product: ViaSat Exede Broadband (satellite Internet)
Most important trend: Gesture controlled interfaces
Most interesting product: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
Most important trend: Connected TVs
Most interesting product: Dell Studio XPS 13
Most important trend: Natural user interfaces
Most interesting product: Boxee Live TV (Boxee Box with over-the-air antenna)
Most important trend: Smart TVs and OLED TVs
Most interesting product: Samsung 55-inch OLED TV
Most important trend: Apps in TV
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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).