Pepcom NYC Holiday Spectacular!
by Daniel Dern
Review by Daniel P. Dern
Pepcom Event ISBN/ITEM#: PEPCOM091411
Date: 15 September 2011
Links: Pepcom Home Page / Complete Exhibitor List / Show Official Info /
On the "home front," Energizer and others were showing non-incandescent LED and CFL lighting. Phillips' offerings include a flossless "dental flosser", using a mix of air and water for what they claim is comparable in results.
Lenovo one of their just-announced "ultrabook" IdeaPads there -- the 300S, an elegant, thin machine, along with a mockup of the larger model that also includes an optical-disk slot.
Epson had two interesting color inkjet MFPs -- a $499 workgroup workhorse, and an amazingly priced $99 iPrint-enabled WiFI model.
Seagate, D-Link, and others brought tempting looking desk and portable storage, including 2-bay units, and Seagate's 4TB disk!
Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayerNikon, Canon, and others brought digital cameras, ranging from large, long-lensed DSLRs to new pocket or near-pocket powerhouses.
Autos got some space, too -- one GPS now can display a backup camera view (you have to get and mount the camera), and OnStar has begun supporting additional carmakers, with an aftermarket circuits in the rear-view-mirror product.
Plus, of course, lots of keyboards and other accessories for tablets and smartphones, an intriguing mini-boom Bluetooth headset from Jabra, and more.
Toys for pre-adults? Radio Shack had teeny tiny racers and tracks. Lego had a Windows/USB online game. But most of the stuff was for the 12-and-up crowd (which includes me).
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