The new Zoom TV from DTEN is, frankly, kind of dumb.
It’s a standalone 27” touchscreen with three cameras, eight microphones, and Zoom software built in. It pairs with your laptop or phone via ultrasonic sound, connects to your calendar and lets you join meetings with a tap, and includes whiteboarding capability, for $599.
In other words, rather than re-use tech you already own (like that laptop with a camera already embedded in it), you can add more tech to your home office at additional cost and have a few more wires straggling around your desk.
On the other hand, the device heralds a new stage in ambient remote presence.