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The Detroit Auto Show wasn't the only happening place for car tech in January. Car gear is a growing concern at CES, as shown by the weird and wonderful products in our gallery.
CES displays are often more aspirational (108-inch plasma TVs)
than practical. Here, for example, is one of the setups from the Anaba
Group booth--interesting, but we're not sure how you'd watch the LCD in the
back of the car.
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Even less practical: here's a TV screen on the back bumper, also
from the Anaba booth. Unless you've always wanted to back Bill O'Reilly
into a tree, we don't see the point.
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Forget those dinky, back-seat displays: here the car is just a
glorified home-entertainment cabinet, holding a big TV and lots of
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Who needs to see the sun or stars when you can watch American
Idol on a TV built into the sunroof?
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Maxxsonics had a Hummer with 30-inch rims. That's neither sport nor
utility, but it does look pretty.
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Also at the Maxxsonics booth, there was a Hummer H2 from the
RealWheels Criss Angel Mindfreak Project. We want the webby steering wheel.
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At Arc Audio, this Monkees convertible was on display. We like
retro, but surely they might have used a manufactured pop group of more
recent vintage. Who wouldn't want to ride in the Gorillaz-mobile?
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CES hasn't just hit the road; it's gone aquatic, too. On this Polk
Audio boat, those aren't lights on the top bar; they're speakers.
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The only thing better than a convertible: a convertible with seats
that stretch out into a bed. It looked mighty cozy after a day of walking
the show floor.