Another category of products that has been overflowing with new launches during CES is headphones; there have been a truck load of them on display at the consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas.
In-ear, on-ear, over-ear, Wombling free, there are headphones for everyone and at every price point. Some are licensed, some just rely on performance and design nous to catch the attention, and some are aimed squarely at gamers. So we've rounded-up the ones we've seen and heard from the show in order to give you a good indication of what will be available in 2015 should you be on the hunt for a new pair.
Each of the biggest manufacturers who launched during CES are represented - Beats isn't because Apple doesn't attend - so there's plenty of choice.
Philips waited until late in the show schedule to pull a rabbit out of the hat. Woox Innovations, which manufacturers products under the Philips Audio brand, is to introduce what it claims to be the world's first active noise cancelling headphones that don't require a battery to work.
That's because the Philips Fidelio NC1L over-ears are linked to an iPhone or iPad via a Lightning cable rather than the through the audio port. That way they draw power from the device to run the ANC functionality rather than need their own power source.
The headphones are also an open-ear design that will let in ambient noise to give you an idea of what's going on around you. And natural voice calibration technology ensures that calls can be made more comfortably with the noise cancellation on.
They are a premium set, with 24-bit digital to analogue conversion, and feature audiophile-grade components, including neodymium drivers. They also fold so can be taken on your travels.
The Philips Fidelio NC1L headphones will be available from spring for 299 euros (around £233 at current exchange, but we'd bet that will translate to around £249).
Sennheiser has refreshed or launched several new headphone lines during CES. Its popular Momentum series headphones have been enhanced with Momentum 2.0 second generation releases, for example. The stand out models in this particular range are the Momentum 2.0 wireless and on-ear wireless 'phones.
Not only do they feature Bluetooth apt-X technology to receive high quality audio wirelessly, but they have advanced noise cancelling and NFC pairing to boot.
The wireless models also promise up to 22 hours of playback on a single charge.
Senneiser has also added a wireless version of its Urbanite XL headphones, which use Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity and can pair with up to eight devices. The cans also come with a touch panel interface on the right ear cup for volume control and music playback options, even calls can be answered this way.
Other models in the brand's new line-up include the RS 165, RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195 digital wireless headsets with transmission stations for listening in the home. And there are new models in the company's Sports range, inclduing the CX 686 and OCX 686 ear buds for gym work.
SMS has has such success with its limited edition Star Wars collection of headphones that it's taking a second bite of the cherry.
The four new models feature beefier designs based on Darth Vader, R2-D2, a stormtrooper and Chewbacca. They are all on-ear headphones with custom 40mm drivers and noise cancellation technology.
They are also foldable and come packaged with a Star Wars-branded removable cable with in-line microphone, A lenticular Star Wars poster and stickers are also in the package for collectors, along with a certificate of authenticity (there's a lot of fake headphones around these days). The second generation SMS Star Wars line-up will be available from Q2 this year. Prices are yet to be revealed.
Bang & Olufsen
Premium brand Bang & Olufsen has also gone wireless for its latest headphones, BeoPlay H8. They feature Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, active noise cancellation (which isn't necessary to listen to music, unlike many other ANC rivals), and up to 14 hours of playback on a single charge of the Lithium-Ion battery.
The design is very B&O with aluminium, leather and fabric materials used in the build and there is a touch panel for control in one of the aluminium ear cups.
Plus, if you want to save battery life, you can switch off the Bluetooth and use an included 3.5mm mini-jack cable instead - the best of both worlds.
The BeoPlay H8 headphones will be available this month (January) in "Argilla Bright" and "Gray Hazel" colours for £399.
Turtle Beach revealed plenty of new gaming headphones during CES, including branded models for Call of Duty Online and upgraded versions of its Xbox One wired headsets, the XO Seven Pro and the XO Four Stealth.
However, the one that most caught our attention is the Elite 800X, a wireless follow-up to the first completely wire-free Stealth 500X Xbox One gaming headset, which will be available the from spring.
The Elite 800X has active noise cancellation and invisible microphones to chat to other gamers. Plus, it comes with DTS 7.1 channel virtual surround sound, customisable presets, a magnetic charging stand and swappable speaker plates.
House of Marley
One of the coolest brands around, House of Marley, has a stack of new headphones models coming out throughout 2015. And while it has something for everyone, up to the premium level, they start for as little as £12.99.
Its Legend ANC over-ear headphones are a little more expensive than that, weighing in at £269.99, but they do feature active noise cancelling technology and beefy 40mm drivers. There are also the Tribute over-ear cans too, with DJ articulation for those who like to spin tracks (or play MP3s on their iPad decks).
The Tribute headphones also feature 50mm drivers for a larger audio performance and the possibility you'll hear what you are queuing on the decks over background sounds. They'll cost £199.99 when they come out around autumn time.
The prices drop dramatically for the Roar on-ear headphones, being set at a reasonable £29.99 for 40mm drivers and an in-line microphone with remote. And the Mystic ear buds feature 9mm drivers for £12.99.
Should you wish to go for some more premium in-ear headphones from the brand, it will be releasing its £99.99 Journey BT set in March. They are Bluetooth and wireless (in that they don't require connection to the music source).
Monster announced several new headphones types and continuations with brands such as Adidas. We're still awaiting official specifications details, but some of the cans revealed during the company's CES press conference include its DNA Pro 2.0 range and a refresh of its iSport wireless fitness-centric ear buds.
The latter headphones have a 50 foot wireless range and "plays loud" with "more bass", so you can see where the company is coming from in that case. Hear it too, we would imagine.
It also revealed a couple of in-ear Adidas-branded ear buds, the Response and Supernova, with ACT (Apple ControlTalk) technology. These will be $69.95(£46) and $99.95 respectively. And an Adidas Adistar wireless Bluetooth headset with ACT will cost $149.95.
As well as a tournament edition version of its wired gaming headset, the F.R.E.Q. TE, Mad Catz unveiled a wireless surround headset that can be used with virtually any source, be it PC, Mac, Android, iOS or a games console.
The Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 uses AM3D Audio technology to convert a wireless signal into virtual surround sound, even converting standard stereo feeds into a 3D soundstage. It also has active noise cancellation to reduce background noise.
The headset also has an integrated microphone and comes with an adaptor box to use with devices that don't have Bluetooth connectivity already built-in.
The F.R.E.Q. 9 is available now for £279.99.