CES 2013 – Highlights from Computex Press Conference Michael Kwan January 10, 2013 Even though CES takes place in Las Vegas, it really is the International Consumer Electronics Show. There are companies here from all around the world. Another major computer and electronics show is Computex, which takes place in Taiwan every summer. They put together a brief press conference not only to showcase the Computex event itself, but also four innovative Taiwanese companies. Innergie by Delta Group We started off with Delta Group, a company whose business is mostly to sell to other businesses. However, they’ve also launched the Innergie brand for consumers. A portmanteau of “innovation” and “energy,” Innergie works to provide useful portable power solutions for the rest of us. One such example is the newly announced PocketCell Duo. It’s a 6,800mAh battery with dual 2.1A USB output. This means you can charge two iPads at the same time. Genius You may not know the “Kye Systems Corp” name, but you’ve likely heard of the Genius brand for their variety of computer peripherals. They were there to show off some innovation mice, including the Ring Mouse 2 shown above. You get up to 1250dpi and a unique ring style form factor. This looks particularly useful for presentations, as well as for travel. MSI Next up, we had Micro-Star International, which you probably know better as MSI. They spoke about their award-winning laptops, but the real bread and butter for MSI has to be their motherboards and graphics cards. Naturally, they were really proud to proclaim that the MSI Lightning series of GeForce-based graphic cards won a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award. GPUs don’t typically win this award, so that’s a pretty feather in MSI’s cap. They designed this flagship product for gamers and extreme overclockers. It has great thermal design too. Tt eSports by Thermaltake Last and certainly not least, Thermaltake took to the stage to discuss some of their company philosophies. They spoke more specifically about the Tt eSports brand and how they are dedicated to the world of professional and enthusiast gaming. They sponsor professional gaming teams and they understand the needs of people who play PC games. To that end, they were proud to tak about the Level 10 M Mouse by Tt eSports. Codesigned with BMW DesignWorksUSA, this is certainly not your everyday mouse. For example, it has been made hollow and with vents to allow for added airflow. That’s supposed to address the sweaty palm syndrome. They also made the base with aluminium for added durability, provided a DPI indicator, and allowed for hydraulic-like height adjustment. It even won an iF Design Award. Taiwan Has Arrived It was once mostly true that we in the western world didn’t really know about Taiwanese companies, because they worked primarily as OEMs and ODMs for more mainstream brands, but that has changed. Companies like Asus and HTC have certainly emerged as their own international brands with huge fan followings. Stay tuned for more from CES. We’ve got more coverage on the way. Share This With The World!