First hands-on with all the latest gadgets revealed at CES

The first preview event of CES 2011, CES Unveiled, has arrived. The show itself has yet to fling open the doors to gadget nirvana, but we've been given a sneak peek at some of this year's hottest new tech a little early.

CES 2011 is already off to a blistering start. New tablets, smart cameras, the latest in
home cinema. It's all here. Read on, and prepare to upgrade your life.

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Lenovo LePad: The tablet that is also a laptop
Can't decide whether to get a laptop or a tablet PC? Here's the answer. Pair the Lenovo LePad with a docking station and the Android 2.2 tablet becomes a Windows 7 laptop. It's a powerful thing too, with a 1.2Ghz Intel Core i5 processor and the ability to whizz through Android Apps at pace.

Mavia makes your car smarter
Your car might look spick and span, but what's going on under the bonnet? Using the new Mavia car diagnostic tool you can spot potential automobile problems a mile off from your mobile phone. It'll even let you know when your car needs an oil change. Look out for it Summer 2011.

Orbitsound T14: The future of home cinema sound?
The Orbitsound T14 is a powerful piece of audio muscle that uses spatial stereo technology to spread audio far and wide to deliver powerful sound to your ears no matter where in the room you are. It even comes with its own wireless iPod dock, from which you can stream music to the T14 without messing about with cumbersome cables.

Giant Asus Eee Slate tablet rolls in
Like your tablets beefy? Grab the colossal Asus Eee Slate. It measures a whopping 12.1-inches and sports a powerful Intel i5 processor and runs Windows 7. And yes, it has full Flash support thrown into the bargain too.

Samsung NX11: DSLR slimmed down
Samsung has unleashed its newest camera tech here at CES 2011 with the NX11 taking
the traditional digital SLR and putting it under a shrink ray. A 14.6 megapixel APS-C
sensor, 720p video reording, 3-inch AMOLED LCD screen, and of course, an interchangeable
lens system, like a DSLR, but without the added bulk.