CES 2008: Is getting a plug in Bill Gates' CES opener the gadget kiss of death?

In addition to pontificating about the future of electronics, hanging out with some very cool guests and indulging in a spot of Xbox gaming Bill Gates has traditionally used his CES opener to unveil new Microsoft gadgets and innovations.

However, if you do a quick where are they now search for many of the CES launched gadgets it becomes clear that getting a plug from Gates at the show is actually the kiss of death. Here are a few products that haven't quite fared as well as Microsoft had hoped.