Accountants, like everybody else, are entitled to some fun and relaxation, and an upcoming array of holiday gift gadgets promises to provide some fun later this year.
Pepcom hosted its annual Holiday Spectacular press event in New York on Thursday evening, with a wide array of companies previewing their technology for the holidays.
Among them were Evollve, which showed off the Ozobot Evo, a tiny robot that helps kids and teens learn to program robots. Measuring about an inch, the tiny Ozobot can be moved across a table and controlled with a mobile phone app. Kids can synchronize their robots and collaborate on activities together.
XYZprinting exhibited its 3D printer, the da Vinci Mini, which sells for under $300. The company also makes a 3D Pen that lets users draw a design on a piece of paper with heated plastic so they can create 3D objects through freehand drawings.
Lenovo highlighted its Yoga 900 and Yoga Book convertible touchscreen tablet/laptops. The Yoga Book lets you use a pen to draw designs and pictures onscreen.
Moshi showed off its Mythro Air and Vortex Air lines of Bluetooth headphones for mobile phones, along with stylish-looking cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Parallels displayed its technology for running Windows programs on the Mac. The company’s latest product is Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, which lets users assign special behaviors to Windows apps, such as always opening applications full screen or always hiding other apps.
Hasbro showed its Furby Connect, a plush toy that interacts with kids through songs and videos. The Bluetooth-connected creature has an antenna that can download new content to keep kids entertained, and its LED antenna lights up when new content is available.
Royole previewed its upcoming 3D Virtual Mobile Theater, which features a set of goggles you can wear to watch 3D movies like Jurassic World or to play 3D games. The resolution adjusts if you normally wear eyeglasses to make the picture sharp.
Plex offered a service aimed at cable cord cutters letting you access media such as home videos, photos, music, TV shows, and movies that can be streamed to portable devices.
And Prolitec featured the Aera, a home fragrance system to make your home smell nice, no matter what’s outside your window.