The annual CES show puts some truly astonishing numbers up on the board, but no stat boggles the imagination so much as the sheer number of products that debut here.

It’s not lost on us that each product is the result of months—sometimes years—of planning, which makes CES the culmination of an unfathomable number of hours in labs, garages, and conference rooms across the globe.

For the big companies, a debut could make or break their profitability. For startups, it’s nothing less than their dreams on the line.

And it’s our job to judge them all.