The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show

By Tom Hall - 2012-01-13T15:11:16Z

Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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USD 249 Bag Of Rhythm

More than four decades old, it's an annual ritual for tens of thousands of people and companies: CES. Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas draws executives, exhibitors, analysts and media folk from around the world who want to network and get a glimpse of the latest in personal technology. Although the trade show may have lost its appeal among some, such as Microsoft, which said this would be the last year it has a keynote and booth. CES continues to attract a crowd. In 2011, total attendance was 149,529, up from 126,641 in 2010.

Click through for a selection of the more off-beat products on show.

Left, Rohan Marley, son of the late Bob Marley, holds a 'USD249 Bag Of Rhythm' audio player with docking station for iPhones and iPods.