Another Microsoft announcement was of major interest to Xbox owners, who will soon be able to use their consoles to access BT Vision's TV-over-internet offering.
On the mobile phone front, Motorola took the wraps off a pair of heavy-hitting handsets, the ROKR E8 and the Z10. Meccano, meanwhile, finally had a launch date for its long-awaited Spykee robot, and unveiled his three new robo-companions: the Cell, Vox and Miss.
There might have been a dearth of new MP3 players this year, but Sandisk and Creative both showed off Apple-bothering tweaks to their Sansa View and Zen Stone machines respectively.
Three new technologies were also causing a stir. Mitsubishi announced the specs of its upcoming laser TVs, claiming that up to now we’ve all been watching telly as if colourblind. Hi-fi specialist Bower & Wilkins trialled its Liberty wireless home network, complete with full 1080p HD video streaming. And Texas Instruments was showing off its gametastic 3D HD Dual Image system.
Finally, for a round-up of some of the finest gadgets at CES – and a preview of BMW Sauber’s new F1 car – check out our video round-up.