The Galaxy Nexus has a gorgeous 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, excellent battery life and it's a top performer through and through. Oh, and it ships with Ice Cream Sandwich. We'll take two.
The ASUS Zenbook was a serious contender for 2011, but Apple's latest MacBook Air is the super-thin laptop to beat. It's sleek, slim and powerful enough to handle anything you throw its way.
Desktop of the Year: Apple iMac
Apple's iMac is the ultimate all-in-one -- we're particularly fond of the 27-inch model and its 2560 x 1440-pixel display. It also includes native support for adding two external 30-inch monitors, for one killer setup.
There was plenty of tablet competition this year, but Apple's latest slate bests them all in our books. Combined, various flavors of the Galaxy Tab make for a solid runner-up, so we'll be keeping a close eye on Samsung in 2012.
This tablet / e-reader hybrid costs $199. That's a tablet and an e-reader for less than 200 bucks. Amazon's loss leader is your win -- a very solid win at that.
Sony's NEX-C3 is an excellent performer, and at $549 with an 18-55mm lens, it's the best bargain out there. In fact, we thought it was such a great deal that we purchased one kit for every member of our CES hands-on team.
Wearable Device of the Year: WIMM One
Not everyone needs Android on their wrist, but if you do, you can't go wrong with the WIMM One. And at $200, it's a smaller investment than you might expect.
The PlayStation Vita didn't make it to U.S. stores in 2011, and the Nintendo 3DS doesn't exactly win Console of the Year -- literally. We've been quite fond of the Xbox 360, and that hasn't changed. We're still in love.
Yeah, it supports 3D, but that's not what makes the Viera VT30 a winner. This THX-certified plasma packs a single-sheet glass panel and Panasonic's Infinite Black Pro2 filter -- all said, it's picture-perfect.
Want to bring those iPad pics to print without investing in an AirPrint-compatible device? Heck, why not. XPrintServer brings all of your networked printers within iOS's reach, with a $150 silver box.
Transportation Product of the Year: Tesla Model S
Inside and out, the Tesla Model S is one sweet ride. There's a gorgeous 17-inch display in the dash, fast DC charging and a proposed $49,900 base price. Let's roll!
It's never easy crowning a device "Worst Gadget of the Year," but HTC's Thunderbolt made the task slightly less grueling, thanks to its awful battery life, bulky design and inconsistent performance. A two-year contract means there's no early escape from this mistake.
Audio Product of the Year: Sonos Play:3
Sonos has made a name for itself in the networked audio space, and the Play:3 reminds us of why. This cordless setup is easy to configure and offers excellent sound quality -- it starts at $299.
We've seen our fair share of robots in 2011, but none are as practical as Roomba. iRobot's 700 Series has been refreshed in all the right places -- there's a new dirt concentration mode, a full bin indicator and a self-cleaning brush.
Home Entertainment Product of the Year: Roku 2 XS
The Roku 2 XS is more of a great thing -- it costs no more than its predecessor, but offers a smaller footprint and a game remote. Oh, and then there's Angry Birds -- included in the $100 purchase price.