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Every January, up to 150,000 people swarm the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where they mainly see salesmen and models touting slick gadgets under bright lights. Most visitors miss the surprises that can be found in a plain corner called the “International Gateway,” where manufacturers from Asia display unglamorous components and offbeat items.
Photographs by Gregg Segal