Sure, there's been lots of hype about supposedly new technologies like organic light-emitting diode TVs from majors like Sony ( SNE) and Samsung. But they won't be on the market for years.
Rather, the smaller companies providing niche products are the ones making news so far this year.
Yes, 2008 may be the year small business gets into gadgets.
Considering how flat out nasty the coming year may be for planet small biz, these new technologies may mean the difference between remaining a player and having to chuck it all and take a job with The Man. Here are my picks of nifty new technologies for smaller businesses, unearthed at this month's gadget fest in the high desert -- at the Consumer Electronics Show.