D&H Intros New CE Products, Awaits Microsoft’s Surface
D&H introduced several CE companies and new product lines to about 1,000 retailers and computer technology resellers who attended the distributor’s annual Mid-Atlantic Summer Tech Show this week in Hershey, Pa.
Companies new to the show included Tely Labs, which showed off its TelyHD Skype video conferencing solution; CODi, a manufacturer of military-grade laptop and tablet cases; Audyssey Labs and its new docking speaker with Apple AirPlay; and Gunnar Optics, a vendor of gaming and computing eyewear. See the accompanying slideshow for more on these and other companies.
Rob Eby, D&H’s vice president of purchasing, noted that one product that was not shown on the floor among the 130 vendors but still managed to create a strong buzz is Microsoft’s Surface. The tablet is not expected to hit the street until later this fall, following the release of Windows 8, and will most likely roll out through Microsoft’s retail stores before they hit CE retailers, Eby said. When it does land, Eby expects the Surface to be a strong competitor against Apple’s iPad and an important differentiator for retailers.