A new computer market is opening in Taipei, SynTrend’s is a multistory building which houses a variety of geeky shops including a concept store from Intel.
Opening a pop up shop isn’t new for Intel, but it looks like Intel’s Concept store has found a semi permanent home. So if you’re in town chances are you’re going to be able to check out the latest Intel based products. Not only will you be able to check out products that have just hit the street’s you’re going to be able to check out some of their technology demo’s which show case what they’re working on for future products.
At IDF in Shenzhen we got to check out the Crane and Claw game based on Intel’s Real Sense, it looks like we’ve got one here where shoppers can try their luck at winning a some plush toys.
The other big draw is the three display gaming system where you can sit in the cockpit of a race car and feel like you’re actually sinking into your seat around the tight corners of the race track.
Our favorite demo has to be the light table that uses an IR blaster to show and control various types of content. On top of all this when you dig right into it you’ll see the TV is powered by an Intel Compute stick, the 3D printer is sitting unsuspectingly beside programs where you can create your own avatar’s using Real Sense technology. And if you’re not too over whelmed out of the corner of your eye you’ll see SMS BioSport headphones that monitor your heart rate sitting beside the Mica bracelet a wearable for Women.
If you’re wondering what the rest of the building looks like here are some shots from the SynTrend Computer Market. It’s right beside the old computer market but it’s much more formidable, it looks a lot like a spaceship. It’s also chalk full of shops packed with gadgets. ASUS has a shop which has an entire showcase of prototypes of the Zenwatch and Vivowatch. You get so much more of an immersive gadget shopping experience that you would in the West…don’t be jealous…just get over here.