CES 2007: A preview of what you can expect to see on the showfloor

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Las Vegas (NV) - If the pre-show announcements are an indication of the wave of new products that will be announced at CES 2007, then we have one busy week ahead of us. Join us for an overview of products and topics that may be taking the center stage between January 7 and 11.

News about new consumer electronics devices and services have been arriving in our email inbox since early this week. And even before the show is kicked off with the first major press conferences on Sunday morning (LG Electronics, Pioneer, Toshiba, Philips, Sharp, RCA, Samsung, Panasonic and Sony), we already count about 20 noteworthy announcements.

The Tom's Hardware editorial team will hit the Las Vegas Convention Center to bring you our most comprehensive coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show yet. Keep checking back frequently throughout the week to keep in touch with the latest developments in Vegas.

Before all the frenzy starts, let's take a step back and have a look at what we can expect to see at CES 2007. Click through our CES 2007 preview to get a first idea which products and which product categories will be the key focus areas.

Also, you may be interested in clicking through some of the more interesting announcements made ahead of CES. Here are the CES 2007 pre-show stories we have published so far:

A floating iPod sound system for your swimming pool
LG to unveil combo Blu-ray - HD DVD player
Logitech integrates computer speakers with iPod dock
MSI to showcase AMD Live! systems
Sandisk surprises with Flash hard drive announcement
Toshiba to debut external USB hard drive
Lexar upgrades Jumpdrives for Windows Vista
MSI to showcase medical notebook
Westinghouse to show Quad HDTV
Patriot to demonstrate 1302 MHz memory modules

Trends and Technologies:
Seagate to release 1 TB hard drive in H1 2007
Hybrid hard drives promoted through industry alliance
Samsung develops double-sided LCD
Toshiba to show fuel cell-powered MP3 player
Fujitsu to demo H.264 IC for HD recording

XM to go beyond radio with weather, video
Autonet announces Internet access for cars
Showtime to launch video download service for Windows Vista

Opinion and Commentary:
Rob Enderle: Searching for the perfect Media Center PC
Rob Enderle What you will see at CES and MacWorld

CES 2006 Coverage:
Overview of all stories published during CES 2006
CES 2006 wrap-up: Silicon Valley and Hollywood on a Date
Rob Enderle: The Three Most Deadly Letters at CES and MacWorld: DRM