We braved the CES crowds, battled long lines, and even suffered food poisoning. Was it worth it? Hell, yeah! We loved it all, even this collection of CES misfit gadgets, show floor blunders, and industry let-downs. Hey, you can't win them all.
For the flipside of this slideshow see: Picks: The Best of CES 2011.
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