We went to Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 at the Venetian, which has far better food than my meal last night at Cici's Pizza (though I love the concept of macaroni-and-cheese pizza, which is sort of fun to eat). Joining us -- at lunch not Cici's... -- was the CEO of the company, Mr. Tong, and Jing Zhao, the GM in their San Francisco office. It was all very nice, but the intriguing thing was that Mr. Tong doesn't speak English. So, there was a whole lot of translating going on. But overall, I think we got through everything reasonable well. Among other things, they were asking for input on getting press attention, and whether it was a positive or negative to play up their company's China background. I tried to make as absolutely clear as possible that they shouldn't be relying on my opinion on this, but I certainly was happy to put in my 2-cents. Which I think was its value.
A quick note on a couple of their products. One was a really nicely-designed case for an iPad, which additionally connects a keyboard to the tablet, or can be separated so that you can use the keyboard wirelessly if you want the iPad farther away. It was a bit on the heavy-side, but extremely versatile. They also had a nice, portable stand for a tablet, the iLight, which was also multi-purpose, serve additionally as a light stand. I just checked, and you can find the GGMM website online, if you're interested in seeming more about them.
By the way, to show how determind and charming Sophia Hu is -- she gave birth to a son just five months ago. Coming to CES is dedication beyond the call of duty!