CES takes place every year at the beginning of January in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year it begins on January 8th and goes until the 11th.

The show is officially the biggest technology trade conference in the world, with over 180,000 attendees and over 4,000 exhibitors. And while mobile is no longer a central focus, CES is a critical launching pad for products in the periphery of mobile, from augmented and virtual reality to 5G and autonomous cars. It serves as a great place to show off outlandish new tech that may or may not actually make it out into the world.