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CES Dubious Achievement Awards: Smartest, Dumbest, Most Surprising

Moving beyond Ultrabooks, smart TVs and headphones, we present the worst sales pitch, worst booth babe, biggest hyperbole and other dubious achievements of CES 2012.


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You know, the smart gloves really do work.

The best Ultrabooks, coolest phones, smartest TVs and most necessary accessories of CES 2012 have all received their due.

But wait, there's more.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the traditionally earth-shattering innovations at CES, we forget the little things - like the smallest CEA lounge ever, the best technology for Apple (if only they'd adopt it), the worst booth babe and other dubious achievements.

Here we round up some of the more peculiar products and pitches, as well as some of the more pleasant surprises.

Click here to view the entire slideshow or jump right to these award winners:

Laziest Weight Loss Scheme
Coziest Lounge
Silliest Use of ‘Smart’
Biggest ‘Smart’ Surprise
Best Technology for Apple
Best Cloud Demo
Most Ridiculous Waste of Time
Most Coveted Prototype
Worst Sales Pitch
Most Enthusiastic Press Release
Highest-Fidelity Portable Audio
Most Technology per Square Foot
Worst Booth Babe




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About the Author

Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]

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