CES 2012: The newbies worth knowing

A lot of the computing devices at the annual gadget fest were old or me-too products. Here are the real standouts
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The most intriguing products for business users

The Consumer Electronics Show showcases thousands upon thousands of games, gadgets, and toys, and it's become the event where technology companies of all stripes market their previously announced priorities. This year was no different, with a gaggle of similar Android tablets and smartphones, a pack of thin-and-light Ultrabook laptops, and of course repeated previews of the Windows 8 and BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0.

Despite those retread and me-too aspects of CES, a few products stood out this year as distinct, interesting, and appealing to users of business tech. Some of those, such as the amazing Lantronix xPrintServer for iOS printing, were also previously unveiled. What follows are the standouts that were truly new.

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