Through the years the first of each new year has  brought new innovations in gadgetry. We've met the I-Phone, the X-box, the PlayStation and loads and loads of other plug in, charge up, take it with you kind of goodies at this time of year. There is a reason for that.

Perhaps thanks to CES, perhaps thanks to the handful of high profile announcements Apple has made over the years, January has become virtually synonymous with gadgets and new technology.

CES is the the Consumer Electronics Show, it's kind of like paradise for gadget freaks and techno geeks,  it's also where regular folks like you and I meet the have-to-have-it items of the coming months.

(via 8 Gadgets to Watch in 2011 - Yahoo! News.)