Lessons From the Field
As you might expect these days, the vast majority of questions I get on the CEA “Digital Answer Man Tour” are about flat screens, digital HDTV and digital music. But increasingly I get asked a lot about accessories. This reflects the growing importance of this category of products that make primary consumer electronics devices work better, connect to one another or make them easier to take along in this age of “content anywhere.”
The CE accessory business is now more than $2 billion and growing as cutting edge digital and wireless technologies produce an ever-expanding roster of smaller and more mobile devices, that let us stay connected to work and family, and take our TV shows, movies and music with us wherever we go.
I appear on hundreds of radio and television programs each year demonstrating CEA members’ products and answering questions from TV personalities, radio program hosts, viewers and listeners. And I’m a constant user of accessories too, seeking ways to bring the maximum amount of computing and entertainment horsepower with me in my travels as efficiently as possible.