: The impending money apocalypse has forced even the most die-hard gizmo geeks to become careful penny pinchers. Never fear, if you couldn't quite stretch your dollar to Vegas this year, you can still get a taste for what it's like to be there in this tour of the grounds.
If you just want to gorge yourself on gadget news, check Wired.com's full CES 2009 coverage
on Gadget Lab's blog.Left:
Not all the gadgets at CES are tiny. Giant TVs still mesmerize the crowd.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comMembers of the media swarm Panasonic chairman Yoshi Yamada after a press conference Wednesday at the Venetian hotel.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comPalm's executive chairman Jon Rubinstein announces the new Palm Pre at the invite-only press briefing in the Venetian.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comAttendees flock to product stations at the LG booth, eager to test out their new electronics, like the LG Cookie.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comHigh-definition home-audio listening booths are among the most popular attractions on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comConventioneers mill around outside the hall as a hard day of gadgeting finally wraps.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comA splash of red light illuminates a CES devotee outside the Microsoft exhibit.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comAn exhibitor looks on while a CES junkie plays with the CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator at the Intel booth.
: Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.comThe sun sets on fleeing gadget lovers after a long day at CES.
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