Tech shows at the tail end of the year always bring a flurry of slick devices.
During the past few weeks, I have bounced from event to event in New York, snapping photos of the latest wares to hit the electronics scene. Some gadget makers hope these shows will boost their holiday sales. Others tease products they plan to release in the new year.
Between this month’s Engadget Expand NY and CES Unveiled NY, it is easy to trip over the gadgets competing for the spotlight. On Thursday, Pepcom will host yet another tech demo show in New York for the media and analysts.
Getting the word out about devices seems to be more critical this winter. The consumer electronics industry not only must ride the ebb and flow of the economy, but also appeal to customers’ desires, which can be tricky. How many different devices does one person need and how often, realistically, will they upgrade to new products?
Cars equipped with the MyLink “infotainment” system are not all that new but curved OLED televisions are making ripples in the electronics scene.
The above gallery barely skims the devices—big and small—on display at some of the events in New York. More gadgets will surely bombard the senses at shows in the days to come. And International CES, the big daddy of gadget events, is less than two months away in Las Vegas.