Gallery: The retro tech hiding in CES 2013's dark corners

We know: CES 2013 was a while ago. Poking through some old images, though, we noticed something. CES showcases the absolute bleeding edge of consumer technology, but it's also surprisingly filled with plenty of gadgets echoing the lines (and functions) of generations past.

This trend is not just reflected in the styles that we saw, but the technology itself. We saw gadgets that looked like they belonged to any decade between the 1930s through the '70s, and you couldn't walk very far at all without tripping over a record player. There were also plenty of vacuum tubes on display (not just the token one or two that give you the audiophile’s preferred "warm" tones).

We hope you enjoy this look back and forward.

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