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The 30 Best Gadgets and Gizmos for 2008 - The 2008 CES Innovation Award Winners - Part I

The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is gearing up for another exciting few days in Las Vegas showcasing the most innovative new electronics in the World.

The 2008 CES will take place January 7-10, and it will feature a ton of new consumer electronics as well as some key note speakers such as Bill Gates. The 2008 CES Best of Innovations award winners have just been announced, and I've collected the top product from each of the categories here and in Part II .

Take a look...

1. CES Award Category: Audio Accessories:
Kensington LiquidFM(TM) Deluxe for iPod-FM Transmitter

Kensington LiquidFM DeluxeKensington LiquidFM Deluxe
This little gadget allows you to play your MP3 player, including cell phones, through your car stereo's speakers. This FM transmitter works with any kind of MP3 player to transmit music from your player to your car stereo via FM radio. Great idea, and it's only $69. (Buy here)

2. CES Award Category: Audio Components:
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

B & W Zeppelin iPod dock/speakerB & W Zeppelin iPod dock/speaker
B & W is known for their great quality, excellent sounding speakers. The Zeppelin is a stylish speaker with a built-in iPod dock. The Zeppelin is the ultimate iPod docking station for your home.
(B & W)

3. CES Award Category: Computer Accessories: Yoggie Pico

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The Yoggie Pico not only has a funny name, but it has also won a ton of innovation awards including the CES Innovations Award. This little device is a personal security server for your computer. It plugs into the computer's USB port, and it provides 13 built-in security applications that help to keep your computer safe from hackers and viruses. The Yoggie Pico also helps to speed up the overall performance of the computer as well. (Buy here )

4. CES Award Category: Computer Hardware:
Dell XPS M1330 Notebook

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The Dell XPS M1330 is one of the thinnest notebooks on the market, and it only weighs about 4 pounds. These sexy notebooks come in 3 different colors, and they feature MicroSatin paint which gives it a smooth feel. Dell has fitted these notebooks with built-in Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera, and even a fingerprint reader for the ultimate in security.(Buy here)


5. CES Award Category: Computer Peripherals:
Sentry Safe Fire-Safe/Waterproof Hard Drive (160 GB)

Sentry Safe Water/Fire Resistant Hard DriveSentry Safe Water/Fire Resistant Hard Drive
This external hard drive will not only protect you from losing information due to a computer crash, but it will also protect your info from things like fire and water. This external hard drive is available at the Sentry Safe website for just over $300. Not a bad investment considering all of the sensitive information that it can protect.

6. CES Award Category: Digital Imaging:
Sanyo Xacti E1

Sanyo VPC-E1 Waterproof CamcorderSanyo VPC-E1 Waterproof Camcorder
The Sanyo VPC-E1 is the World's first waterproof camcorder. This camcorder features 5x optical zoom, a 6 megapixel still-shot mode, and a 2.5 inch LCD display. This device is a must-have for your next vacation getaway at the beach. (Buy here )


7. CES Award Category: Electronic Gaming: Lightglove LtWv Wrist Vmote

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The LtWv Wrist Vmote is an extraordinary new device that is worn on your wrist, and it acts as a virtual remote control. It works by emitting light, and you move your fingers into the light to control your electronics - much like a traditional remote control. Lightglove claims that this device will control computers, PDAs, notebooks, telephones, gaming platforms, kitchen appliances, and many more household electronics.