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26 products to watch in 2010

The gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye at CES

From genuine 3D technology to slick new e-readers, these products are the best of the crop from this year's International Consumer Electronics show. Get all CES news here.

The need for speed

For data speed demons, USB 3.0 - announced by a slew of vendors - is shaping up as a promising connection interface.

Our early tests of Western Digital's new My Book 3.0 revealed a desktop hard drive with plenty of performance mojo.

While WD's first USB 3.0 product is a desktop 3.5in drive, I'm personally looking forward to Seagate's Black Armor PS110, a portable 2.5in drive; over an actual USB 3.0 port, such as that announced on some HP models, this drive can run, unpowered, at faster speeds than its USB 2.0 cousins.
Melissa J Perenson

Intel cuts the cord

Intel's Wireless Display is exactly what it sounds like - a laptop equipped with the technology to connect to your TV at the push of a button.

But there's no magic here, since the laptop is actually streaming to an adapter connected to your TV.

One caveat: Streaming is unprotected, so it doesn't yet support protected content such as Blu-rays and DVDs. Dell, Sony and Toshiba will be releasing laptops featuring the technology on January 17.
Nate Ralph

See also: The 10 most talked-about tablet PCs at CES 2010

  1. The gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye
  2. Full-featured pocket megazooms
  3. E-reader done right
  4. An avalanche of e-books
  5. Boxee gets boxed
  6. A media streamer in zen clothing
  7. Internet radio revived
  8. Double displays
  9. Stalking the wild gadget
  10. Behind the tablet craze
  11. A pocket-sized printer
  12. Sony (finally!) Says hello to SD cards
  13. The need for speed

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