7 January 2013
CES: Hits and misses of the last 45 years
CES in Las Vegas has debuted thousands of gadgets over the last 45 years - some which shaped the modern world… and many that did not. (Copyright: Getty Years)
One of the world's largest technology shows kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brings together 150,000 people and 20,000 new products.
The annual fair has been running for 45 years, in which time it has seen the introduction of many of the consumer technologies we now take for granted.
However, not every launch has met with the same level of acclaim or success.
Explore our gallery of some of the big CES debuts of the last four decades ...and decide whether they were a hit or a miss.
More stunning image galleries:
Gruesome tools and intimate views
Christmas treats and the end of the world
Bathing snow monkeys, a tweeting pope and elephant dung coffee.
Architectural giants and a new way of seeing the Moon
Red pandas, Saturn and Nature’s unstoppable forces
The world's largest bloom, the world's largest aquarium and the world's fastest sailing boat
Venice under water, a total eclipse and a pedestrian-avoiding car
Space shuttle, Baumgartner and Hurricane Sandy
The best of 2012 galleries:
A year in space
The year in technology
A year of discovery
People of the year
The year in weather
The year in wildlife
Weird and wonderful
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