Comex 2007 Singapore - Day 1 Coverage
So here we are live from Comex 2007 in Singapore, a somewhat different show to what we normally cover.
Comex is open to the general public and everything is on sale, something we're not at all used to. It's been a very busy and very crowded day and we still didn't manage to see everything that was on display and we're going back for a second round tomorrow, but let's move on to some of the cool things we found at the show.
Let's start with Creative, as it's a locally based company and Creative actually had a fair few new products on display. First up we have the new Zen, which is really amazing once you actually put it in your hands. It's not the best looking portable media player we've seen and it's a fingerprint magnet as you can see from the pictures, but it's amazingly well built and feels really solid. It's also got a really nice and bright display and it's quite easy to navigate. The SD card slot is located on the top of the player, but it doesn't show in the pictures. It's much slimmer than we expected it to be and this could possibly be an iPod beater for Creative if they market it right.
Next up we have the new Gigaworks T40, which are about twice the size of the T20. The T40's features an additional speaker over the T20's to create a Midrange-Tweeter-Midrange design. Next up we've got the TravelSound i50, which has been designed specifically to work with the iPod Shuffle, as it fits on top of the speaker under a clear protective cover. It has a built in rechargeable battery that's meant to be good enough for 15h of usage. It charges via a mini USB connector and if your iPod Shuffle is plugged in, this will also be charged at the same time.
On the subject of speakers, we saw some rather interesting speakers from SonicGear, all of which featured tube amplifiers. The company has previously made a couple of iPod docks with a tube amplifier. Top to bottom on the picture is the A6, A8 X and A10, the first two rated at 50W RMS and the last set at 60W.
Next up is a company we're not at all familiar with called Divoom that also had a range of speakers on display, some of them also featured tube amplifiers, such as the Solo 3 pictured. Some of their speaker designs looked like they'd borrowed some ideas from Creative.