For better or much worse, Best of CES award winners this century

For better or much worse, Best of CES award winners this century

Summary: From 2000-2012 the winners of the Best of Show award have had very spotty track records and many were destined for failure.

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    2006 winner: The Creative Vision Zen:M  music player was slated to be an iPod killer with a brighter screen, better battery life, a voice recorder and an FM tuner, the $330, and  30GB storage. And look at those colors.

  • 2007...

    2007 winner: The first combination HD DVD-Blu-ray player, the LG BH100, took the grand prize at the height of the war between the two video playback formats. Unfortunately for those who bought this one at $1,200 -- HD DVD was soon declared the loser so a combo player lost its usefulness except for those who liked to watch old movies.

  • 2006...

    2006 winner: The Creative Vision Zen:M  music player was slated to be an iPod killer with a brighter screen, better battery life, a voice recorder and an FM tuner, the $330, and  30GB storage. And look at those colors.

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  • the descriptions dont match the pictures

    And the pictures don't match the years, please fix
    the_tyrant
    • I know. I was amazed that in 2001 a 500MB storage device

      was the size of a large TV.
      William Farrel
    • Yep

      You're right.

      And Andrea's story wasn't astonishing at all.
      DannyO_0x98
  • Embarrassing!

    Does anyone review these before "publishing"? Based on the number of times errors exist, I'd say not!
    tracy.hayford
    • Obviously not

      Yesterday it was a mess.
      Today it is still a mess.
      Andy Smith ... not good
      paul2011
  • Is that list for the best VAPORWARE at CES??

    Except for the XBox, all other devices were either no-shows (ie: never produced) or epic failures.
    wackoae