They say "necessity is the mother of invention." If this is true, CES could be considered a technological orphanage. Historically, some of the most hyped tech from the show fails to launch. The industry doesn't always reward perfection as much as flashiness. Walking the aisles, it's so easy to forget the man hours behind each product. It's easy to feel uninspired. This is a small collection of things that spark imagination, even if the products themselves may fail to be a hit. Sometimes, it's important to look past the obvious.