George Stepancich

George Stepancich
Accessories: The Backbone of the CE Industry

As we approach the halfway point of 2013, we have seen our country undergo a particularly tumultuous time economically and politically. However, the consumer electronics industry is a shining example of how innovation and technological advancement can help revive our economy and positively impact lives.

Wear Your Accessories Anywhere

I love accessories. I need and depend on accessories. Were it not for accessories, I could not charge or listen to music on my smartphone or protect my device should I drop it. As I have become more dependent on my digital devices to help me run my daily life, sometimes I feel as though the master has become the slave.

Looking Toward the Future

The 2013 International CES is fast approaching, and once again CE companies are learning from the past year and looking toward the future. CE accessories have remained resilient throughout the years because of their ability to complement nearly every core electronic device, and 2012 was no exception. With the explosion of new tablets in the…

Understanding Accessories

Even as some consumer electronics categories struggle, the accessories market continues to grow. Emerging technologies and consumer demand may shape what’s in and what’s out, but the market is constantly evolving and adjusting. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecast from July 2012, the Consumer Electronics Association predicts revenue growth of two percent this year over 2011, with CE accessories becoming a $9 billion market by the end of this year.

Accessories Take On New Definitions

If companies fail to innovate today, they're left behind tomorrow. By constantly delivering innovative technologies and products to a wide variety of consumers, the CE industry has fared better than many others over the last few years

The String That Holds CE Together

As I sat thinking about writing a column on the latest in convergence, I was reminded of a book on string theory, "Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene.