As is traditional, CES Unveiled was the home of all things unusual and off-kilter, and you'll see from the videos that Ashley Norris and I shot around the room that toys were definitely the new piano black as far as gadgetry is concerned.
But there were also little innovations popping up around the place that we might well see being integrated as standard in the future. For example, this HD Radio iTunes tagging system. Listen, tag and dock, and when you connect your iPod to a PC / laptop the uploaded tagging metadata will take you to iTunes to get your cash out.
The company is claiming (probably accurately) that most people - especially younger listeners - still get their new music recommendations from the radio. Of course, the quality of sound on HD radio and that of the highly compressed, lowish bitrate MP3 downloads is significantly different, but how much that bothers you will probably dictate whether you tend to buy music through iTunes or not anyway.
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