Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

Every January, 1000’s of expertise lovers, journalists, and product distributors converge on Las Vegas to attend CES (previously often known as the Worldwide Shopper Electronics Present) the place the most recent shopper product improvements, devices, and enhancements to present merchandise are introduced with the hope of changing into “the following massive factor.” 

Whereas there are total pavilions dedicated to house/kitchen electronics, the automotive business, healthcare, training, and the metaverse, my main focus is discovering the workplace applied sciences that will sooner or later discover their approach into accounting companies.  These merchandise are touted in a number of keynotes, dwell classes, articles, and press releases which I pursued nearly this yr to deliver you my itemizing of the highest 5 accounting tech devices for 2023:

Lenovo Yoga Ebook 9i

Lenovo Yoga Ebook 9i
Twin screens for auditors have develop into commonplace with most plugging in a separate cell monitor subsequent to their laptop computer when organising at a distant website.  Lenovo launched their Yoga Ebook 9i twin 13” OLED display mannequin with an built-in display at CES that flips up on high with a kickstand or will be setup in a facet by facet “portrait” format. Anticipated to be launched in June, this unit begins at $2,100 for an Intel i7 processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD which you’ll be able to add a Bluetooth or different keyboard to.

Lenovo Go Desk Station

Lenovo Go Desk Station
Since we’re speaking about Lenovo, we additionally need to deliver up the most recent multi-function desk lamp which is right for these with very restricted “earn a living from home” house. This gadget combines their Go 4K Professional webcam into an adjustable LED lamp that’s optimized to work with Microsoft TEAMs for an expert video calling expertise.  The hub/dock base has two USB-C, two USB 3.1, one HDMI port, and even a flip out 15W wi-fi charging base so that you can conveniently cost your cellphone or different Qi wi-fi gadgets. One of many ports is a second technology 3.1 Sort-C which has a 65W energy passthrough for powering your laptop computer making it one of the vital complete desk dock designs we now have ever seen!

ASUS ZenScreen Moveable Monitor

ASUS ZenScreen Moveable Monitor
As talked about above, I’m all the time looking out for transportable screens and as soon as once more we return to “consuming from the identical effectively.”  ASUS upgraded their MB line with a good bigger 23.8” FHD display (MB249C) which is 17.7mm skinny (however does tip the scales at simply over 6 kilos).   If that could be a little too massive/heavy to stuff into your backpack, ASUS up to date their commonplace 16” (MB16QHE) and 17” (MB17AHG) fashions as soon as once more enhancing efficiency and making certain they proceed to be the favourite of cell accountants in every single place.

Samsung Neo G9 Show

Samsung Neo G9 Show
If time and price have been no object, one monitor I’d think about augmenting my workstation with could be Samsung’s Odyssey G9, which sports activities a 57” curved mini-LED show with a 7680×2160 decision in a 32:9 facet ratio. This show has a tremendous 240Hz refresh price and is the primary DisplayPort 2.1 succesful monitor. This isn’t solely good for “reviewing spreadsheets,” but additionally gaming (if that’s one thing that pursuits you) however beware that you simply in all probability have to improve your graphics card to have the ability to actually use it…for gaming that’s.

Acer eKinect BD 3 Bike Desk

Acer eKinekt BD 3 Bike Desk
Significantly, pc maker Acer has created a stationary bicycle/desk mixture that may cost your laptop computer whereas peddling!  One hour of constant train will generate about 75 watts of energy, sufficient to cost most laptops for an hour. The bike has an adjustable Sports activities Mode place for severe exercises and a Working Mode place which strikes the seat nearer for a extra vertical posture and simpler typing.  For charging gadgets, the cycle desk has two USB type-A ports and one USB type-C ports. Acer will begin transport these gadgets in January with an anticipated $1,000 price ticket.

Nuwa Digital Pen

BONUS: OK, I mentioned 5 wonderful merchandise, however an extra product that popped up and that I discovered fascinating from a design perspective (however have some skepticism about) was the Nuwa Pen.  This gadget data your handwriting on any kind of floor by way of built-in cameras and infrared expertise (for recording in low gentle circumstances).  It captures and digitizes your handwriting so it may be securely saved to your laptop computer by their app with out the extra step of getting to scan your notes in.  That is completely different from different digital writing gadgets (reMarkable/Lenovo Sensible Paper/Kindle Scribe) that require writing on a selected kind of pill or particular paper, so will probably be fascinating to observe the place this tech goes.

Effectively, that’s my 2023 wrap up of high 5 CES headlines and bulletins. Solely time will inform which is able to make it into our companies.  Have an important busy season!

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Roman H. Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA is director of Agency Expertise Technique for Proper Networks and companions solely with accounting companies on manufacturing automation, software optimization and apply transformation. He has been constantly listed as certainly one of INSIDE Public Accounting’s Most Really helpful Consultants, Accounting Right now’s Prime 100 Most Influential Folks, and CPA Apply Advisor’s Prime Thought Leaders.

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