This is an adult toy. It comes with a number of pre-programmed dance moves. And through the use of sensors, you can choreography your own, then insert into the robot. Obviously, there are things the robot can do that people can’t, and vice-versa. Apparently, people simply love it, for the entertainment it brings and for the pricing, a mere $199; which I’m learning in the tech world, for such a gadget, is surprisingly good. Tosy is not yet available for sale, as they are fine-tuning it; a reference to what we call quality assurance and absoluteness in customer satisfaction. In the meantime, one can buy the child version of the dancing robot. (www.tosy.com)
From a business perspective, in my interview with them, one learned of their set plan for where first distribution will take place; and you will be quite impressed with the next complementary step they are planning, beyond some mere tweak. Truly, they take pride in being among the leading companies in robotics. In addition, as they are a Vietnam based entity, our discussion covered how their government has viewed and supported them, in light of the global enthusiasm about Tosy. With that, just don’t forget your dancing shoes, at the purchase counter.
The company has a focus of home security. Front and center, they have what is called the ‘Touchscreen Deadbolt.’ It is really representative of the modernization of alarm systems. You now have locks fully automated, and without keys, camera coverage of who has entered or exit your house in real-time, playable on smart devices, immediately or some later point in time (something I got to see during the interview); codes can be time limited to particular hours in a day, or rendered inoperable during vacation; any doors of entry to the house can be alternatively set, as desired; and this is in addition to controlling heat, air, and eventually the window shades. (www.schlage.com)
From a business perspective, you could sense this is only the beginning. In conjunction with a walk through of the Lowe’s Iris and a sit-in of a session by Hisense, we’re at a point where a connected home can also alert you, via your smart device, as to whether the clothes in a dryer are actually dry, and allow you to run another cycle, if not.
It’s all about the controller, ‘WiiU.’ For us novices, or outsiders, our eyes are peeled to the video game itself. Having the chance to take the reign on a couple of games was pretty cool. For those well versed in playing, the controller is a critical component, from the feel to the position of the buttons. However, the discussion that ensued was quite revealing. You learned that not all games can be played with any controller, as there is no universal standard. And, what games are plausible with a controller may well determine its popularity. (www.nyko.com)
From a business perspective, there are at least two points to take note of. One leaves you in awe, per my understanding, the revenue generated in the video gaming industry, is more than either the music or movie industry. Furthermore, the industry itself is at a crossroad, where the ability of creators to continually reap the economic benefits of their works, vs. the growth of new users that has become possible thru the existence of after-markets, is put at odds with restrictions being adopted.