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Christmas Gift Guide

Hello, New Orleans

AT&T goes southern

Blowing smoke at HTC

And smoke rings

LG shows off

Time for some tunes

Juggling Jabras

LG parties

The CEO speaks

Hail to the chief

The FCC chimes in

You won't find them here

iKeep Charger

Cases on display

For the real fan

Unique USBs

iPads get love, too

NEW ORLEANS--CTIA took place at the Ernest Morial Convention Center on the banks of the Mississippi.
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The night before the show began, AT&T debuted home security, called Digital Life (read CNET's report), at an event in a century-old private home in New Orleans' Garden District.
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At HTC's booth, a performer blew smoke bubbles that flew over the crowd.
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He also used a glass tube to blow smoke rings.
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Though it introduced no new phones, LG's booth was one of the biggest at the show.
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A four-piece jazz band played for members of the press and analysts at the Pepcom press event on the show's first night.
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At the same event, a performer juggled Jabra Bluetooth headsets.
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A sand artist at Kyocera's booth performed with sand and music to illustrate the waterproof ability of the Kyocera Hydro.
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LG threw a party at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street.
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At the show's last keynote, CTIA CEO and president Steve Largent opened for a special guest.
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During his speech, former President Bill Clinton said that the wireless industry is a good example of people working together to solve problems, and he urged politicians to take note.
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At the first keynote, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski defended his agency's decision to deny AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile.
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Handset manufacturer Eyo showed its wide range of handsets that are available only overseas.
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One of the worst accessories we saw at the show, the iKeep Charger ($49.99) is a cheaply made, oversize plastic carabiner with a pull-out cord that attaches to a two-in-one charging plug. The 30-pin iPhone connector is on the end of the cord, but you can also flip down the top to access the Micro-USB connector. Flip too enthusiastically, like we did, and you'll easily pull off the plastic panel to expose some circuitry underneath.

To retract the cable, just keep pulling until the string snaps back. Or, if you're like us, pull it out all the way without successfully retracting it, then hand the iKeep charger back to its minder and walk away.

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Skinit's magnetic wall of iPhone and iPad cases urges you express your love of mustaches, vintage bikes, and "The Hunger Games."
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This "Star Wars"-themed Bluetooth headset with Boba Fett by Earloomz may be the geekiest thing ever.
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We loved these USB sticks in the shape of super heroes and "Star Wars" characters.
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iWalk showed off a cool iPad extended battery that doubles as a stand.
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