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5 Technologies CES Threw Away

LAS VEGAS ( TheStreet) -- The Consumer Electronics Show is over, but the cleanup of obsolete gadgets left in its wake continues.

Every year around this time, consumers who finally feel they've caught up with technology have their newly bought toys laughed at by the tech community, which once again grinding their happiness beneath its progress. For every Motorola (MOT) Xoom tablet and Nintendo 3DS that picks up a best-of-show award at CES, there's a new netbook owner or Nintendo DS player whose device just became yesterday's news.

TheStreet took a look at the best CES had to offer and found five items that took a step toward oblivion with some help from the newest batch of tech toys. These products' days are numbered, but some will reward their loving owners with a longer lifespan than others:

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