A preview of 2013 with the CES Innovation Awards

Harman Kardon has also managed to get a foot in the door, with a new Blu-ray player that lets you throw away your other components and go with one.

The BDS 577 is a home theatre amp that integrates five amps rated at 65 watts per channel, making a 5.1 sound system with support for three HDMI IN, one component, two auxiliary, and support for wired network, WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and support for 3D, YouTube, and other smarts.

Oh, and there’s a Blu-ray player there too, cutting down on one device in your house.

We’re intrigued by this one, although the £1000 price tag might put some people off.

Picking up attention is a camera that certainly has ours, Sony’s RX1, the first compact camera to feature a full-frame 35mm sensor, a type of technology normally seen only on high-priced digital SLRs, certainly not portable cameras.

There’s no zoom, and the lens isn’t replaceable, echoing the rangefinder style of camera, but Sony is packing the small size with the same 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor as what can be found in Sony’s A99 DSLR, and offering low-light ISO support up to 102400.

Another type of recording device got in there with a win, though this one is more about sound, and listening to your baby when you need to.

Belkin’s WeMo Baby is a baby monitor that connects to your home WiFi and captures the sounds your baby is making, streaming the sounds over the web to the Belkin WeMo app available on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

We’ve heard that Belkin’s WeMo Baby has also been designed to pick up on the sounds of crying, and can apparently send a text message to your device when it’s happening, effectively telling you to get your butt up to Junior’s room pronto.

Of course, these aren’t the only gadgets being touted as the best innovations for 2013, but are a small sampling. There’s still a $15 print-your-own 3D iPhone case, LED light, snow goggles with Full HD capture and built-in WiFi, premium Sennheiser IE800 earphones, crazy touch-enabled S.T.R.I.K.E.7 gaming keyboard, and even Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A9 loudspeaker.

Beyond this, there are a whole heap of devices and technology to be unveiled at CES, really, we’re just getting started.

We’re looking forward to seeing what companies will release, and if 2012 was great for technology, 2013 should be better than ever.

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