HDE Advent Calendar 2016

“one day - one person - one blog post”, from December 1st - 25th

HDE Advent Calendar Day 23: Engadget the company

chromecasting: supermariorun.com - We love Mario!


Merry Friday!

Thank God, it's Friday. And also it's a national holiday today in Japan: the Emperor's Birthday, OMG! oops.. OME(mperor)! TEIF! I'm Haruo AMANO, Executive Officer, HDE, Inc. in Tokyo HQ.

I'm some kind of a gadget Otaku. There are so many cool things in the world, and especially audio and visual gadgets charm me suddenly and unexpectedly. Happily for me, I can show my Otaku power/passion in our office in these days.

Our company, HDE is a B2B SaaS company, and provides a leading cloud security solution mainly in Japan. Since our customers tend to try to change their workstyle using our solution, other services and some GADGETS, we also have to try it in the same way.

Then, let me show you new gadgets I "engadgeted the company" in this year :)

1. Double 2 by Double Robotics - Telepresence Robot for Telecommuters


Imagine your daily work life as this super cool black robot. The first double 1(HDE-1) came to our office in 2014 in order to support our injured engineer who wasn't able to come to the office for several months. After that, we got new double 2(HDE-2) in this year to cover the expanded office floor @5F. Many HDE people and guests attended meetings/gatherings/events via double and communicated/collaborated/enjoyed.

@HDE Tokyo HQ 10F meeting room


2. Mevo Camera by Livestream


I ordered this cute pocket-sized live video camera immediately after I saw this Mevo's video ads on FB. As you all know, 'video first' strategy might be the next big issure for enterprises in the very near future. Now we can try to record/stream our study sessions, event pitches, CEO talk, etc. in a really simple way!

@HDE Tokyo HQ 5F North Work Lounge


3. Q-display 4K65 Limited model by UPQ


Fortunately, we were able to get this limited "4k 65 inch" display on Y! shopping web site in the Saturday morning. I just happened to see the availability, confirmed with CEO-san via slack, and we decided to buy it in an hour communication :) We're using it just for a very big display for the meetings for now, but we think we can find something new ways like digital signage, art stuff, etc. in the future.

@HDE Tokyo HQ 5F North Work Lounge, measured by Togo-san  

What would be the next one? Don't miss it, we do be quick and go bold.

Enjoy your holiday!



P.S. "It's my new Sony in this year" Exhibition!

I'm also some kind of crazy SONY lover. Let me just share my new SONY stuffs in 2016.

S1. PS4 - PlayStation®4


My massive sony points from NURO campaign changed into PS4 in Sep :) To tell the truth, I wasn't able to unbox it.. What title(s) do you recommend?


S2. X11 - Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker


I got pair of the speaker via Mercari few weeks ago. Good portable sound!


S3. SONY α7Ⅱ(ILCE-7M2)


One of my dreams came true in this month! Now this full-frame camera is making my daily life, including work life more colorful :)

Thank you for reading this to the end.