LG TV Dubbed Best Gadget at CES

In a year without too much sizzle, LG takes home top prize.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Sunday, Jan 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:55 AM PDT
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Scott Budman shows off award-winning gadgets with Bay Area ties from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Scott Budman shows off award-winning gadgets with Bay Area ties from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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In a year where the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show lacked any major surprises, a pencil thin television took home the honor of being named the best gadget at the fair.

LG had one of the biggest exhibits at the four day electronic show in Las Vegas, which came to an end Thursday, and it also took home the week's biggest honor.

The company's 4mm thick OLED screen was given the honor by tech site CNET, who also had a huge presence at the show.

The LG 55EM9800 won the honor over an entry from rival Samsung partly because the LG television had a release date of later this year.

Samsung's entry is still a prototype.

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