The 12 gadgets that will shape the year – the very best of CES 2013

So CES, the world’s biggest consumer electronics show, has been and gone for another year. And what a blast it was too. In some respects it was the most interesting show in a while, largely because it saw a lot of new emerging technologies from smart watches through to high-end 4k TV sets.

Along with our pals at Tech Digest we have gone through the hundreds, make that thousands, of products and picked 12 that we think will be then ones that will shape 2013.

I don’t think any will have the impact of say the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle or even Samsung’s early 3D TV sets, but they provide a template which a number of makers will take and refine to deliver the iconic gadgets of the future.

Without further ado then – here is our top twelve.

4 Vuzix M100

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One of the show's big hits the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are a wearable Bluetooth/Wi-Fi headpiece with a built-in HD camera and also a WQVGA floating eyepiece display. The idea is that you wirelessly connect it to your Android/iPhone and it will display what's on the phone on the screen. So ideal for watching movies, one direction video calls etc. Goes on sale at the end of Spring for $500. Look out too for the super high tech gaming monster the Oculus Rift Virtual Headset

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