What were our favourite booths of the show? We'd have to say Canon's miniature cityscape they created to showcase their line of high definition digital video cameras. Think Playmobil meets TV studio diorama. A close second was LG's thoughtfully designed "rooms", which incorporated many design and furnishing elements that illustrated how their products would work within a design-savvy decorated abode.
Another trend we found as a positive step forward was manufacturers aim to reduce energy requirements of their products. Nearly every display manufacturer had at least one set connected to a energy wattage monitoring system to show the reduction of energy used with new power management technology. Good news in times when personal budgets and nationwide energy usage dictates conserving.
And expect the continuation of "touch" as the strongest element of personal technologies in all shapes and forms throughout consumer electronics. The obvious tactile quality of user input is now shaping myriad of devices to not just look good, but also feel good as we engage with our gadgets with more personal regularity. The future likely will evolve touch into full gesture and voice control systems, untethering us from the wires, cables and remotes that keep us one step away from using technology as an extension of our thoughts. We just we had been offered something to help us walk the whole floor of CES show...we're still recovering.