Las Vegas: With economies sinking all around, business hopes surfaced for India in Las Vegas during the four-day Consumer Electronics Show here.
Geeks did come up with innovative products with greener technology, notwithstanding the recession that visibly impacted CES, one of the world’s largest trade fairs. And, India was on the radar of many.
“We are on the lookout for an Indian partner. Right now it would be for distribution and in the second stage we plan for a manufacturing tie-up,” Washington-based Gravitonus Inc CEO Marshall Ferrin said.
Gravitonus, a certified business partner of Intel and Microsoft, has launched the world’s first hands-free computer mouse, which uses the tongue to move the cursor and teeth to click keys on the monitor.
Another innovator FlatWire Technologies is also eyeing India. “We see India as a target for our products, especially for wires needed in audio-video data transfer,” FlatWire president Robert Sexton said.
The wire maker has launched paper-thin, surface-mounted wires that help avoid chiselling the wall for new wiring at homes, particularly for home theatres. These are pasted on the walls and concealed.
Among 3D televisions, gaming technologies and dancing robots, many products and booth sizes reflected the austere economic times. Queues for cabs and shuttle buses were shorter than last year.