Trade shows are from another world, really. A land of fluorescent tubes, hot pants and pockets full of business cards. But sometimes you can actually find something cool.
Computex is one of the world's largest trade fairs, and with the recent addition of a second site on the outskirts of town it is now even bigger. Hence, it is crazy bananas.
Given the enthusiasm over Apple's iPad you would expect the event to be positively groaning under the weight of tablets — it wasn't. While Asus announced three new models and Intel showed off its new tablet designs behind closed doors, they were actually quite hard to find on the show floor.
Also, though 3D was on display, we didn't think it was as big a deal as in previous trade shows, but we did see our first 3D consumer camera, and gee does the technology scare us.
But what would the show be without ridiculous costumes and women without many clothes on. Yes, they were there by the bucket load. Read on for some of the high and lowlights of this year's event. Starting with this sheepish-looking guy...
Ty Pendlebury flew to Taiwan as a guest of Intel
"Dad, why do you hate me so much?"
(Yes, that is a rotating blade millimetres from his face. Yes, that's a cape. Yes, he was the least popular kid at show and tell.)
The recent troubles at the Foxconn factory were sure to manifest themselves somehow. On opening day, about 30 protesters stood outside the main hall in Nangang for an hour protesting the treatment of workers with placards and pictures of loved ones.
Greased Lightnin'! Designed by the BMW team, Thermaltake's striking Level 10 computer case is a Computex award winner. After a paint job it's ready for a street race through the drains of Los Angeles in a bid to win Sandy's heart.
Antec's new Lanboy Air gaming case is based on the revolutionary Skeleton "case" and is entirely modular. Essentially consisting of a frame and removable sections/panels users can alter it pretty much how they see fit.