Ten Colorado companies strut their stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show, that yearly technology bacchanal, kicks off today in Las Vegas. It's an orgy of smartphones, tablets, Justin Bieber and ... gospel singers belting out tweets? You better believe it. A host of Colorado companies are there, showing and telling and (hopefully) generating buzz. Here, we present a list of ten Centennial State CES exhibitors.

OtterBox, Fort Collins

Makers of cell phone cases that could withstand the Apocalypse.

DISH Network, Douglas County

America's third-largest pay TV provider, DISH dished at CES on Monday night, unveiling a new look and several new products, including a bigger and better DVR system.

Able Planet Incorporated, Wheat Ridge

Designer of noise-canceling headphones, including some endorsed by the Birdman.

Inada Massage Chairs, Boulder

Huge manufacturer of massage chairs that look like robots.

Lazy-Hands, Larkspur

Inventors of a smudge-free, bondage-esque way to hold your gadgets.

Orbotix, Boulder

Creators of Sphero, a robotic ball you control with your smartphone.

Archos, Greenwood Village

Archos does it all: tablets, e-readers, netbooks, you name it.

Nite Ize, Boulder

Coolest flashlight manufacturer ever.

GeoPalz, Boulder

Adorable pedometers for children that (gasp!) aim to make walking fun.

Xybotyx, Littleton

Meet Xybot, "the world's first commercially available consumer robot exclusively for Apple iOS platforms." We're not sure either, but we hope that when it takes over the world, it spares its home state. Remember your roots, Xybot.

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