As the dust settles on this year's CES, here are 10 gadgets that you need to be looking forward to over the next 12 months, well until Cebit in March that is.

Sony e-reader
Roughly the size of a paperback novel, but thinner than most (about 0.5 inches thick), the device can store hundreds of books in internal memory with the addition of an optional Memory Stick or Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card, better still, it is PDF compliant so you can even make your own books.

Slingbox in the UK
Slingbox, the US device that allows you to watch television from your home anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet-enabled PC is coming to the UK this year.

Lego mindstorms
After an 8 year wait, Lego has launched a new version of its Lego Mindstorm product range. The new range called Mindstorm NXT will be aimed at 10-year-olds across the globe and is tipped to be the must have Christmas toy for 2006.

Netgear Wi-Fi phone
The NETGEAR Wi-Fi phone will offer users the ability to use the Skype service whenever they are are within range of a wireless internet access point. With this device, headphones or USB phones plugged into a laptop or PC are not required.

Belkin wireless USB hub
Belkin has announced a new CableFree USB Hub that does not require a cable to connect to the computer with the aim of allowing people to place their laptop anywhere in the room while still maintaining wireless access to their USB devices, such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and MP3 players.

Ceiva Digital Photo Receiver
Photographers will soon be able to bore family members and friends with their holiday photos while still on holiday thanks to a new digital frame launched at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. Called the Digital Photo Receiver, the 15-inch electronic photo frame allows users to share their digital images straightway by uploading images to a central server online which are then downloaded to the device.

Logitech Mac Keyboard
Logitech has introduced the Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser designed specifically for Mac users. The new cordless keyboard-and-mouse combination comes in soft white with silver accents, matching the colouring of the Mac. The ultra-flat keyboard is less than 3/4 inches (19 mm) high, serving an ergonomic purpose by minimising wrist extension.

Thomson LYRA X3000 PMP
The portable media centre that will connect DIRECTV digital video recorders to transfer programs and movies to watch on the go. Although DIRECTV is not currently in the UK, the move paves the way for similar services like Sky to possibly follow suit.

Fujifilm v10 digital camera
Fujifilm launched the FinePix V10 Zoom a digital camera that comes with a 5.1 million pixel Super CCD HR sensor and 3.4x optical zoom as well as built-in games to play when you're bored.

Creative gaming mouse
Creative meanwhile announced the Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse, a Teflon-coated gaming mouse co-developed for competitive PC gaming with professional gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. The mouse has goes one step further than most by also including a weighing system for even greater precision.