Hot gadgets of CES 2011

This year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas delivered gadgets that are bound to make a difference for years to come.

Gadgets revealed at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas flop more often than they pop. This year's show, however, delivered many products that are bound to make a difference for years to come.

Microsoft provided a sneak peek at a radical new version of Windows, Verizon showed the first consumer gadgets for a wireless network that's faster in many cases than wired broadband, and many manufacturers showed tablet computers with the potential to give Apple's iPad a run for its money.

The show itself, the largest trade show in the Americas, was back in high form after two lean years. A pre-show estimate put attendance at more than 126,000 people, and the crowds pointed to more than that, although perhaps not as many as the 141,150 people who showed up in 2008.

Here are the can't-miss developments from the show, which ended Sunday:

Instead of having a print head that moves back and forth across the page, it has a head that's stationary and spans the whole page. The printer should be on the U.S. market this year through an undisclosed partner, priced around $600.