Dealerscope spoke with Tom Bamrick, executive director and general manager of Ingram Micro Consumer Electronics (IMCE), on the heels of the distributor’s annual Spring Vendor Expo at the Westin Kierland Commons in Scottsdale last week. Here’s what he had to say about company initiatives and the goals set at the Show for the balance of 2014:
Hyped for years, wearable technology is finally emerging from its gestational geek stage. But it’s not in the form of multi-pocketed wired jackets or creepy glasses; wearable computing has arrived and will keep on coming in the form of smart watches.
Best Buy said Friday that it is now carrying a line of health and fitness products at 600 of its stores. Locations carrying the products have added a 30-foot-long area in the store. The move represents an expansion of a smaller, earlier pilot program.
Now anyone can drive a talking car, just like Hasselhoff. Mio has come out with a product that was probably inevitable: an in-car GPS device based on K.I.T.T., the talking car from the old “Knight Rider” TV show, as well as its new revival on NBC. In conjunction with the new show, Mio and Universal Studios Digital Platforms Group have brought K.I.T.T. to life, with a device that will be available exclusively at Radio Shack through the end of October. Featuring a 4.3-inch color LCD TV, the device can play directions from K.I.T.T. in English, French or Spanish. The Knight Rider
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