Something that's expected to play a lessor role, but still be part of nearly every display area is the 3D television.
Last year 3D TV got a much louder CES buzz. Who didn't sport a pair of 3D glasses and give it a try?
CNET got a preview of some of the products that will be on display and says the 2011 3D TVs have taken a big dip in price and will now be offered by just about every maker as a "midtier" TV instead of something only the wealthy could afford.
CNET says the main reason for the reduction in cost is that the manufacturers have figured out how to build in the technology as a standard to the television and instead shifted the high costs over to the glasses themselves.
The glasses will also be an often-featured item at CES. Each maker has their own specs and no, they won't work outside the brand.
There are a couple terms you will need to know about 3D glasses. "Active 3D" means the 3D glasses work by bouncing an image back and forth between the two lenses in fast succession. This is supposed to give you a better picture. "Passive 3D" glasses don't have active shutter capability so you look through both lenses equally. This causes the resolution of the picture to be cut in half and some would tell you it isn't full HD.