Trends in Emerging Accessories
Accessories drive the CE market. By 2014, U.S. CE accessories revenue is expected to hit $9.9 billion. Where do the most significant opportunities lie? We’ve identified three major opportunities to capitalize on as the holiday buying season approaches.
Tablet sales alone will increase 25% during the holidays, putting complementary accessories in high demand. Because tablet usage continues to skyrocket in the home and office year round, consumers will be looking for the best chargers, adapters and stands to fit their lifestyle. They’ll also be looking for the latest sleeve or case to personalize their device. At New Age Electronics, we’re partnering with companies like Rapoo to offer cutting-edge wireless peripherals such as Bluetooth headsets and keyboards for mobile phones and tablets. Rapoo even offers an easy to download USB transmitter that makes pairing accessories with your device nearly effortless.
Home Control is another rapidly growing market to take advantage of this holiday season. New Age is partnering with Smart Home, a home automation superstore that offers solutions in a wide array of categories including cameras and surveillance, lighting and appliance control, home theatre control and thermostat and HVAC control. The sky’s the limit for home control and related accessories-consumers can monitor home appliances like hot water heaters to detect moisture in their basement or monitor whether the medicine cabinet has been opened to ensure Grandma has taken her medicine. Smart Home also offers an assortment of troubleshooting and training products, perfect to refresh the more experienced consumer or for those looking to get into the home control market.