Best of CES Awards:
Thousands of products debut at CES, but only a handful will shoot to the top of every technophile's wish list. CNET's editors have selected 14 products that we consider the cream of the crop. There are 3 finalists for each of the 12 categories we're covering, for a total of 36 picks. Of those, we will select one winner per category on Saturday, January 7.
Winners will be announced on Saturday, January 7, 2006.
Best of Show
Only one product can be crowned Best of Show. Check back on Saturday evening to see what our editors have picked as the ultimate gadget at the ultimate consumer electronics show.
Best of CES award finalists
How we choose
What are CNET's editors looking for? We want to see pioneers: just-announced products that innovate, whether they're kicking off a new category, establishing an emerging one, or taking an existing category to a higher level. We want products that are stylish, entertaining, easy to use, and/or easy to integrate with other products. We want tech that's equally cool and useful.