CES 2009 – Day One review

With a low-key MacWorld providing little sustenance for the gadget-hungry geek, CES 2009 needed a strong first day to keep our tech spirits high. Luck

Asus cleverly grabbed the headlines with an early press conference, which brought news of the touchscreen T91 and T101 netbooks. Check out our hands-on video.

It also debuted the strange but really quite useful Eee Keyboard, which looks like a great way to get your digital movies on a big plasma – as long as that battery life improves.

Some attractive all-in-one desktops also arrived from two unlikely sources. Lenovo took the wraps off the IdeaCentre 600, while MSI talked up its touchscreen NetON and MacBook Air-bothering X320 ().

Meanwhile, stalkers rejoiced at the announcement of Wowwee's Spyball, and amateur DJs got to grips with the new version of the Tonium Pacemaker – you can watch our hands-on vid in our CES 2009 live blog.

Of course, CES wouldn't be itself without some crazy 'world firsts' too and, sure enough, we got the first mobile phone with a built-in projector.

Make sure you check our live blog tomorrow (or during the night) for updates from day two – with Sony and Samsung's press conferences taking place in the early hours, we're expecting some more big news by breakfast. Ah, it's like having second Christmas.