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CES: The weird and wonderful from 2013's Las Vegas technology show

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Thu Jan 10 2013, 12:25

LAS VEGAS: CES might be the biggest technology show in the world, but that's not to say that it's packed wall to wall with exciting, glamorous and revolutionary devices. In fact, it's mainly a showcase of weird and wonderful gizmos.

Sure, you'll find Samsung's glitzy continent sized booth and the latest technological innovations from companies across the globe, but CES is renowned as the place where you'll find thousands of oddball creations from little known technology outfits.

This year's Las Vegas consumer technology show has been no different, and we've been spoilt for choice in providing you with our favourite bizarre sights from around the show floor.

However, we've managed to cut our list down to our top five picks.

The Bluetooth dancing animals
Bluetooth dancing animals at CES

I know what you're thinking, and our photography skills aren't actually that bad. The reason for the fuzzy image is because these cute little toys are dancing to our music wirelessly over a Bluetooth connection, which although nothing particularly revolutionary, had The INQUIRER mesmerised for a good hour thanks to their perfectly syncronised dance moves.

The tablet man
Tablet man at CES

While at CES we've seen people wandering round dressed as Transformers, cartoon characters, and - to put it nicely - strippers. However, this guy, who we've affectionately named Tablet Man, certainly managed to steal the show. Why does he (or she) top our list of the weird and wonderful things at this year's CES? Because it was absolutely petrifying. 

The 100in Laser TV
LG 100in laser TV

LG's 100in laser TV is more wonderful than weird, and wowed us here at The INQUIRER with its crystal clear image quality and teeny-tiny frame. However, we're sure the only people who could afford this TV are the few people across the world who have a house big enough to home the device.

The doodle-on television
Kenko doodle on TV

Ah, another television - but this one, as you can see, isn't quite as impressive as LG's cinematic screen. This TV, built by Chinese electronics firm Konka, arrives running Windows and let's you doodle on the screen. We're not sure that anyone in the world has ever thought, "Man, I wish I could draw on my television," but I guess if you've got doodling skills as good as we do here at The INQUIRER, it's a must-have product for any home.

The iPad potty
iPad potty at CES

Presented, quite simply, without words. µ

 

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