Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

10 of the year's coolest gadgets

From 3-D TV to mobile video conferencing and tricked out e-Readers, the latest in tech is being unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. Here's what's hot.

1 of 10
BACKNEXT
1) A big 3-D TV
1) A big 3-D TV
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America
82 inch 3-D Readrt DLP TV
Price: $4,999

With a massive 82 inch, 3-D-ready television, TV laggard Mitsubishi is attracting fresh buzz at this year's CES. The company is betting its clear and bright rear projection set will take some bite out of TV heavies like Sony, Panasonic and Samsung.

Yes, 3-D TVs like these will require consumers to wear special glasses. And most folks have just gotten done upgrading to a flat panel that is most likely not 3-D ready. But Mitsubishi hopes to bridge this gap with a TV set that works both with 2-D and the new 3-D programming that's rolling out. ESPN just announced it will be launching a 3-D network that will highlight 84 sports events this year, including matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. And Discovery Communications announced its own 3-D network.

There are drawbacks to this TV: rear projection sets like this have bulbs that must be replaced from time and time. And there is cleaning and other maintenance. But still, an 82 inch 3-D set with a street price that could fall below $3,000 by mid 2010?

Mitsubishi just might have just a 3-D winner on its hands.


NEXT: 2) A different kind of Android phone
Last updated January 06 2010: 10:30 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
America's 12 biggest companies now In the past 6 years, giants like Exxon and Walmart have slid while tech companies have soared. More
'Spotlight' is just the latest edition of newspaper movies Here's a list of the best newspaper movies. More
Most valuable car collection ever auctioned In total, the 'Pinnacle Portfolio' is the most valuable group of cars from one collection ever sold in a single auction. More

Special Offer