Countdown to COMPUTEX!
I’m really excited about this next show! I haven’t been across the ocean in over 16 years!
COMPUTEX is the biggest computer show in Asia and takes place in Taipei, Taiwan. During this trip, I’ll have a chance to talk to and shake hands with the people that I do business with year round at Futurelooks. In a sense, this shows that Futurelooks mean business, and it is what seperates us from other sites out there.
The impressions and relationships built will have to be perfect because there won’t be another chance to make an impression until next year, maybe at CES if they come for that show. This will open up a lot of doors for the site and keep my reviewers fed for a long time.
After COMPUTEX, I have been invited to ShenZhen, China to visit the Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) factory. I’ll get to see how motherboards are made and some of the new products that won’t see the shores of North America for some time. At this factory they also build notebooks and some other digital lifestyle gear. I’m really looking forward to it! I’m also looking forward to the free foot massages, great food, and the bargains at the shopping areas.
After the ECS tour, which lasts for 2 days (9 – 11th) I spend a couple days in Hong Kong. Hopefully, I’ll get to see some relatives for dinner, then spend the rest of the time shopping and enjoying the Hong Kong night life. I’m back on the 14th. This is going to be one busy trip!
I’ve got my medical insurance, my Chinese VISA, but I think I screwed up unlocking my phone, so it looks like I will either have to buy a cool new one, or I’ll just have to get some unlocking master to do it over there. Now all I have to do is pack!