Kickstarter is kicking CES's ass.
I will write about why shortly but http://touchfire.com
is more useful than 99.999% of the gadgets I have seen and it was funded by Kickstarter and isn't part of CES. This makes it possible to touch type on on iPad.
It ships at the end of February. $44.95. I just ordered one. Steven Isaac, CEO, is showing it to me.
Kickstarter is a new way guys like Steven can get funded. http://www.kickstarter.com/
Steven got $200,000 from individual investors.