LAS VEGAS--Every year, our team of writers scour the CES show floor to bring you stories of all the new technology on display -- from futuristic concept cars and mind-bending virtual reality devices to portable speakers and itty-bitty health sensors.
We're not afraid to get our hands dirty in the process, even though it sometimes results in some less-than-flattering pictures. So here, dear reader, are some of the silly things we put ourselves through to bring you the stories of CES 2015.
Hands-down, this is our staff pick for best picture of the show. Here, Eric Franklin busts his guns in the Tao Chair, which promises to give you an isometric workout while you sit and catch a movie.
Boy George? Why, no. That's Luke Westaway, of CNET's London office, trying out a Panasonic smart mirror that lets you preview makeup and facial hair before committing to it. (See video of the Panasonic smart mirror here.)
The halls are alive with the sound of gadgets. Lexy Savvides tests out Future Motion's Onewheel, an electric skateboard.
This is dedication. CNET contributor Anthony Domanico put this smart pacifier, called the Pacif-i, in his mouth and so far hasn't died or contracted any mysterious diseases (as far as we know).
Sometimes tech journalism requires running on a treadmill in a dress. For CNET en Español reporter Vanessa Hand Orellana, that's no sweat.
Don't worry, Scott Stein. You still look cool.
Here he is testing out a prototype of the Avegant Glyph, a headphone set that doubles as a movie viewing device. Watch video of it here.
It's not a subtle look.
Here, Scott Stein tests out the Vuzix iWear, another video headphone that can show high-def movies right before your eyes. Watch video of it here.
At CES, there's no end to the number of things being foisted on reporters' heads. Here, Anthony Domanico tests out the Melomind, which measures your brain waves and uses music and meditation to help you mellow out. We should probably all be wearing these the week of CES.
The newest fashion accessory? Maybe not. But the Muse, like the Melomind in the previous slide, aims to help you relax. Here, Sharon Profis tries to reach a calm state of meditation on the busy show floor at CES's Tech West, not an easy feat. See video here.
It's not easy to make smart glasses fashionable. But CNET en español video producer Marta Franco just about does it.
Here's Scott Stein, putting more things on his noggin. But unlike most of the smart glasses we've seen, the Jins Meme actually look like reasonable eyewear. They look inward to test your eye motion and blinking, with the goal of alerting drivers (or perhaps people working long days at a computer screen) when they're getting too fatigued and need to take a break. Watch video of it here.
Look at her finger. Look at it!
Vanessa Hand Orellana shows off Ring, an innovative little device that can be used to control many features on a cell phone with unique hand gestures.