As much as you read or hear about CES 2017, nothing really quite prepares you for the show.
The techology conference is huge in scale -- it takes up three halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Expo and a few of the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. That is a lot of new flashy things.
And, oh, were things flashy. There were, of course, new televisions, computers and mobile devices. But there were also cars, motorcycles and at least one boat.
Click through the image gallery to see what I thought were the most memorable. (Note, that I am one person and couldn't possibly see much of what CES offers, so treat this like the subjective view it is.)
VR continues to amaze
HTC Vive held a press conference later that day. One thing the company showed off was a training simulation for firefighters, using a firehouse connected to one of its new trackers.
Not a pinball wizard
One of my first stops on the opening day of the show, Jan. 5, was Stern Pinball's booth.
Through the lenses
The future of carpooling?
Bring on the future
Toyota's Concept-i vehicle features artificial intelligence, and uhh, sorry, I'm totally distracted by how cool this car looks.
Indiegogo on wheels
I made my way over to Eureka Park, the section of CES dedicated to smaller companies.
I was struck by the cute design of REMI, a crowdfunded alarm clock "that goes to sleep with your little one and wakes up with them in the morning."