bca logo Computex Best Choice Awards 2011

Although we're still a week away from Computex, that doesn't mean things aren't already happening in Taipei. The Computex Best Choice Awards 2011 winners were announced on Tuesday and although most of the products are the kind of things you'd expect to win an award, there were some products we'd never seen before that nonetheless were very interesting.

Although we're still a week away from Computex, that doesn't mean things aren't already happening in Taipei. The Computex Best Choice Awards 2011 winners were announced on Tuesday and although most of the products are the kind of things you'd expect to win an award, there were some products we'd never seen before that nonetheless were very interesting.

We're not going to go through the entire list of winners, as for one some of the products weren't all that exciting, despite possibly being very good products or are things that we've already seen. For a full list of the winners we suggest you click the link at the end of this post and have a look. However, what we're going to do is cover a few quirky and interesting products we spotted at the awards event.

video memo Computex Best Choice Awards 2011

First up we have one of the best design award winners, the Video Memo from Gajah Technology. It's meant to be sort of a modern version of notes on the fridge, but it can also work as a kind of two way message board, as the video record and playback unit can be slid either left or right on the wall mount and pictures can be added to represent various persons on each side of the wall mount. A strange little trinket that might prove to be popular.

sunix usb3 Computex Best Choice Awards 2011

Next we have the world's first USB 3.0 display adapter from a company called Sunix. The version on display featured an HDMI port, but Sunix will also have versions with D-sub and DVI connectivity. All three models are limited to a maximum resolution of 2048×1152 and use a chipset from a Taiwanese company rather than from DisplayLink who has as yet to launch its USB 3.0 display solutions. The HDMI version is using the older HDMI 1.2 standard, so there's no support for 3D video and it's also one of the reasons why the display resolution is limited as only version 1.3 of the HDMI standard supports higher resolutions than 1920×1200/2048×1152.

joujye psu Computex Best Choice Awards 2011

Normally power supplies aren't what we'd call the most interesting products around, but Jou Jye won an award for an unusual model that offers the ability to link together multiple PSUs. This means that if your first PSU isn't powerful enough at some stage in the future, you can just get a second PSU, attach a link cable between the two and all of a sudden you have a second PSU that can power the graphics cards for example. We were also told that Jou Jye are working on various other accessories that will plug in to this connector and we'll make sure to swing by their booth at Computex to find out some more details about this.