This week’s Loose Wire column is about some of the more obscure gadgets I found at CommunicAsia Expo in Singapore last week:
WANDERING AROUND last week’s technology exhibition, CommunicAsia, in Singapore, I was struck by the gulf between the big players–with their huge, noisy stands, populated entirely by well-shaped, scantily-clad men and women all under the age of 25–and the somewhat forlorn little booths in the ghettos at the back. I’m sure this is not a phenomenon exclusive to CommunicAsia but it seemed to be particularly acute there. Sure, there were some cool gismos on display among the big boys, but I found the most interesting stuff off the beaten track, most of it in the alleys and byways of exhibition hall 6 (just past the toilets, and turn left.) Here is a selection, some of which may not actually be easily available until the manufacturer finds a local distributor.