A little girls' toy that hopes to tap into the hot construction trend. A robotic ball that's controlled remotely by wireless devices, and syncs to games downloaded in the app store. A camera lens that can snap onto a user's smartphone, or detach and sync to their device for aerial shots. Could one of these gadgets be the Christmas miracle RadioShack is hoping for?
With questions already swirling about whether the electronics retailer will make it to—let alone through—the holiday season, RadioShack's holiday preview offered a peek into how the company is reshaping its business.
Although it showed some promising toys—including Roominate, a do-it-yourself wiring kit targeted to girls that will also be sold at stores such as Wal-Mart and Nordstrom—noticeably absent from the vendors promoting their products on-site were hot tech brands such as Apple and Beats by Dre.