Before the Consumer Electronics Show even starts, there’s “CES Unveiled,” a small showcase of some of the best of CES, and then some of the little guys. Here’s what we’ve seen so far.

It’s not even Day 1 of CES, the place where most of the year’s hot new technologies will be unveiled.

Almost every big name will be here, including LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, and Intel, to name but a few. The list of companies is huge, and the massive directory sitting on the desk in my hotel room contains names that many of us probably have never heard of.

Today, though, CES was about unveiling some of the best in show technology, as well as little bits and pieces that exhibitors want the press to see before the show starts tomorrow.

We didn’t nearly get through it all – too many people there – but the first table we checked out was one others were mentioning to us, with Dexim showing off a Bluetooth pen stylus.

Similar to the accessory Asus packed in with its PadFone, this is designed to let you write and draw on your iPad or tablet, but also answer calls with it, bringing it to your ear and speaking into the pen.

The company also showed off a couple of iPhone 5 rechargeable cases, as well as a Bluetooth camera trigger.

Sound drew us in pretty quickly at CES Unveiled, with quite a few headphone and speaker companies unveiling their wares, before the big brands could make a mark.

Ion was doing its best to show iPhone and iPad friendly accessories, with the big Job Rocker speaker box, the iDJ 2 Go iPad DJ controller, and the Clipster, which is a Bluetooth speaker on a slightly over-sized carabiner clip.

House of Marley was showing off some premium new headphones and music docks, many of which have a very wooden look to them, while Soul let us take a peak at its new range of celebrity headphones, which have colours chosen by athletes, not music superstars.

Olympic runner Usain Bolt is here, as are two footballers, American Tim Tebow, and Spain’s Cesc Febregas.