LAS VEGAS ( TheStreet) -- Things have wrapped at the Consumer Electronics Show, the 43 year-old trade event that serves as a high-profile launching pad for technology's biggest -- and smallest -- brand names.

Despite the recession hangover that sees much of this sector battered, more than 2,500 vendors gathered last week in Las Vegas to announce a battery of products and partnership agreements.

While we didn't see any blockbuster tech categories emerge at this year's event, we did get to test the barrage of new smartphones, tablet devices, cordless power chargers, and many other niche technologies that have become smarter, sleeker, eco-friendly, and much more web-savvy.

Looking back, here are some final, noteworthy picks.

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