Congrats! You made it to CES 2014. But any real tech blogger, journalist, or reporter knows all about the head-aching struggles that come with covering the Consumer Electronics Show. We’re talking over 3,000 exhibitors and a sea of tech nerds flooding the Las Vegas Convention Center, all looking to report the hottest announcements of the year’s biggest industry show—sharing the same air, space, and wireless bandwidth. It’s practically like being at a Jordan expo with tons of sneakerheads seeking the latest kicks, only without the rioting.

So if you're one of the numerous media reps in Sin City covering the all-week event, better come equipped or find yourself assed out in Nevada. These are the tech essentials you'll need to survive CES 2014.

Stay tuned for daily CES coverage from Complex Tech all week.