Arriving as we did at the venue around lunch time it left very little time to concentrate our efforts on promoting our business and services. So we decided to seek out people we currently work with and say “Hi”.
After all most of our clients are scattered across the world meaning we only get the opportunity to meet up at a couple of shows a year.
It was a busy first day and we managed to catch up with everyone briefly around potential customers on their stands.
Whilst strolling round I had my “Toydar” tuned in for any new products and I have to admit they were far and few between this year. I had already been made aware of Lelo’s new Smart Beads as there was one winging its way to me from the Far East as I was at the show.
That would have to wait until I got home.
But the most intriguing toy was yet to come! I didn’t discover that one until the last day of the show. I’ll tell you more about it later.
When you have been involved in product testing for as long as I have, you start to have a very discerning eye. And as a result can disregard many products at first glance. For example, those who have blatantly copied another manufacturer, those which are damn right useless as anything other than a talking point and of course the ill-conceived idea.
One which immediately springs to mind as a complete miss in terms of price and function is an oversized, sander like vibrator which is both wieldy and noisy. And its partner in crime a replica of an electronic screwdriver which makes your hand vibrate so fiercely I would worry about getting “vibration white finger”.
I can only assume that these products are truly “novelty items” as their usefulness as sexual pleasure objects is very questionable.
But hey! It’s contributions to the adult toy market such as these which make for excellent PR even if for all the wrong reasons. So hats off to them. 🙂
We didn’t stay for long as we were both tired from our early start and travel and left the hall for a rather Fast & Furious ride back to our hotel. Seriously…does every taxi driver in Hannover drive like they are being pursued by the devil? lol