03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CES Attendees Are Packing Gadgets, Hand Sanitizers

The Consumer Electronics Show is packed with gadget freaks, but also with hypochondriacs.

Take 140,000 sleep-deprived, overworked people, cram them into planes, buses and meeting rooms, and the trade show becomes a 24-hour party for germs.

CES attendees go to great lengths to avoid getting sick.

At an event Saturday, German clock radio maker Sonoro Audio gave away white gloves, which were far more popular than its press kits.

One marketing executive, who asked that her name not be used, says she lines the inside of her nose with the antibiotic cream Neosporin before she boards the plane to Las Vegas.