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And the winners are...

Oscars? Pah. Brits? Don't make us laugh. There's only one awards ceremony worth its weight in red carpet, and that's the CNET.com Best of CES award, with 12 categories celebrating the show's top gadgets. Drumroll, please...

Thousands of products come to CES, but only a few go away with the coveted Best of CES award. After visiting innumerable stands, sitting through uncountable hours of press briefings and walking what felt like the distance from London to Las Vegas, CNET's editors selected the best products in 12 categories, ranging from cameras and camcorders to televisions. From those 12, the standout product was crowned best in show. And the winners were...

Cameras and camcorders: Sanyo Xacti HD1
Car technology: Pioneer AVIC-Z1
Cell phones and PDAs: Samsung ZX20
Computers: Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
Emerging tech: ZenSys Z-Wave
Gaming: Nvidia GeForce Quad SLI
Home audio: Denon AVR-2807
Home video: Pioneer BDP-HD1 Blu-ray player
MP3 and portable audio: Creative Zen Vision:M
Networking: The D-Link SecureSpot All-in-One Internet Security Appliance
Peripherals: Belkin CableFree USB hub
Televisions: Samsung HL-S5679W HDTV

Best in Show: Creative Zen Vision:M

For the first time, CNET.com readers were able to vote for their favourite gadget at CES. Over 5,000 people voted in the online poll and the clear winner was...

People's Voice: Pioneer Inno

Visit our CES 2006 Special Report for more coverage and the Best in Show video. -ML