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Consumer robotics represented a small part of CES but had the same combination of glitz, glamour, marvellous stuff, misrepresentation, uninspiring products and hidden gems, just like the rest of the show. Let’s take a closer look at the latest in home robots designed for fun, education, cleaning, flying and more.

CES is now behind us, but in its wake is a cavalcade of fantastic new tech gear. We covered it all during -- and in the past week since the show -- and compiled this handy list to keep you up-to-date. Without further ado, here are the new phones, headphones, tablets, televisions, laptops, cameras, lounge room AV gear, desktops and speakers you need to know about!

The Chinese city of Shenzhen used to be a river town, now it’s home to 13 million people and responsible for much of the electronic knock-offs you see around town. Here are some of the most obvious examples I spotted at CES.

If the world’s most important Consumer Electronics Show was a music, then this might well be it. Complete with booth babes, OLED TVs, futuristic concept cars, strange new toys and robots, cute reporters, 3D printers, nightclubs, celebrities and Las Vegas hangovers. All footage taken during my trip to the US last week. Enjoy.

Just like the iPod touch isn’t just for music anymore, neither is the Walkman. Sony’s Z1000 features a 4.3-inch (800x480) display, Tegra 2 processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with full access to the Android Market. Watch Gizmodo Australia’s quick hands-on video with the player from CES.

Windows! Yes, not the phone, or the operating system, but the thing you fling open when it's too hot, wave to your friends from, and perhaps throw rubbish out of. Samsung's turning your household glass into a touchscreen wonder.

Ion Audio definitely had a busy CES. Besides launching iCade Mobile -- which adds eight buttons and a D-Pad to your iPhone -- they also showcased upcoming instrument learning rigs. Piano Studio is a 61-note keyboard with lighted keys showing you how to play, while Drum Master is a full-size electronic drum kit with six velocity-sensitive lighted pads and cymbals. We also got a sneak peak at guitar apprentice. Video!

Hidden far behind the glamorous main halls at CES is the International Exhibit Hall – home to vast rows of Chinese inventors. I love these guys. As a writer, you can find some real gems…both unseen and bizarre (like the butt massager in this quick video). But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it’s for your feet. I actually have no bloody clue. Please tell me what the hell this is!

Well that about does it for CES. We managed to escape Las Vegas with our lives, most of our belongings, and almost none of our dignity intact. But for all our bellyaching, CES is fun. We saw some amazing things out in the desert this year. Here's a quick rundown of the best.