A confession to make: I heart trade fairs. Not just the female centric fashion and jewelry fairs for the wannabe designers or the jewelry pervs, I mean, literally ANY trade fairs under the sun. I rub shoulders with the professionals - access pass around the neck and an empty carry-on luggage, I roll with them, stuffing samples, flyers and business cards into my very own trade-fair carry case. I don't have a translator like the Russians or the Americans, but I am persuasive enough to obtain adequate information. I can probably tell you where you can find the best flip-flop manufacturer and where to source heat resistant trays, USB sticks, window panes, washer/dryer drum, doll parts, picnic baskets or even fireworks! My subconscious is probably aspiring to be the next Li & Fung but to me, what better way to spend a weekend than to get acquainted with the next big household good or the next tech trend! Call me nerdy.
So, I went to the Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia on Halloween Day. Brushed passed the energy efficient light bulbs, solar panels and electric cars (that's another post) and there it is! Introducing the coolest door lock ever - my very own biometric fingerprint access system, airport security E-Channel style. A touch of my thumb and key-less forever? Yes please. In 2 months, I will be returning home, the 007 way. Absolutely thrilled!
I bought the above. Divine. Fingerprint access, number keypad and traditional key access, all in one fine piece of home gadget for US$300. Especially love the elegant slide-up cover.