We're certainly not the first to note that the CES innovation awards don't always count for much, but at the show's preview we were struck by one particularly ugly "innovation:" Mitek Mobile's Soundolier DUO. It's a "wireless speaker lamp," which basically means that it's a halogen-style light with a speaker below the bulb. It also doesn't need a wire to attach to your sound system. Is this really the best anyone could do in the category of "Home Theater Audio?" This picture doesn't do it justice: in person, this lamp looks like the dorm-room accessory that you would never even think of stealing for your post-college apartment. There's no pricing information yet, so the upside is that we can hope that it will never hit stores at all. Why wasn't anyone voting on the much more innovative headless dog speakers instead?
Via CES Web