Encountering the unexpected is one of the most exhilarating things about traveling.
For a visitor like me, the surprising markers of daily life that often make one corner of the world distinct from another can strike anywhere: in food (OMG, the food), in fashion and in the quiet genius of everyday tech.
Now that I've settled back into San Francisco living after my 19-day tech tour of Asia, my mind still drifts to some of the terrific -- and often simple -- things that I'd love to see become part of everyday life where I live, too. I walk you through them in the gallery below.
Seeking tech, will travel
7 cities, 21 days. From Hong Kong to Chiang Mai, I'll be learning and living the region's hottest -- and oddest -- tech toys.
May 24Everyday tech from Asia that I want to use every day, too
May 24We need this tech everywhere, right now (pictures)
May 18LG can't follow Apple, says VP, 'We have to be different'
May 12Apple, Samsung rival Xiaomi readies itself for US 'battle'