On the eve of the largest gadget conference on earth, CNN was in Las Vegas to figuratively shake the presents under the tree and eavesdrop on gift givers to try to figure out what will define this year's show. Some of the cool hi-tech gadgets that stood out this year was:

  • A Windows-Android mutant tablet-laptop
  • A blood pressure reader that tweets
  • Ski goggles that shoot HD video
  • An app for TV socializing
  • A small speaker that likes to lay flat