Electronics Trade Shows

The Consumer Electronics Show is THE place to view the newest high-tech gadgets each year. HowStuffWorks has been right there, covering the show, since 2001.


Jammed with more than 170,000 attendees in 2015 and packed to the gills right now, the ginormous consumer electronics event wasn't always this big and crazy.

E3 -- the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- took over downtown Los Angeles again in 2012. What characters roamed the show floor, who brought the biggest toys and what swag was the most coveted? Check out these pictures to get the gaming scoop.

Take a look at what went on during the 2011 E3 at the L.A. Convention Center, including booths, performances and more.

The CES takes up the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as space at several surrounding hotels. Even with all those exhibitors, a few stand out from the crowd.

Despite the diversity of manufacturers and new products at CES, every year there are some noticeable trends at the show. What themes came out of the 2009 extravaganza?

The Consumer Electronics Show is where technology companies show off their newest and most innovating products for the consumer. What new products hit the show floor for 2008?

HowStuffWorks visited the Consumer Electronics Show 2007. Check out the coolest gadgets and electronics that we found there.

Each year, the electronics wave kicks off with the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. HowStuffWorks was there to bring you the latest and greatest products. See our annual sampler of cool gadgets.

For the technophile in all of us, we've covered the amazing stuff revealed at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

HowStuffWorks covered the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show and brought back the newest gadgets for the year! Check out the latest in cutting-edge technology!

HowStuffWorks takes a look at the Consumer Electronics Show 2002. Check out some of the amazing technology that was unveiled there!

The Consumer Electronics Show is where 1,700 manufacturers unveil their new electronics products for next year. Get a daily update on what manufacturers are showing off!