In mid-April, more than 3,300 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions packed five levels of the Hong Kong Convention Centre for the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and ICT Expo. The floor was filled with everything from Bluetooth speakers to power strips to smartphone cases to smart humidifiers, but there were a few products that seemed to take over the show floor, either in number of options available or crowd interest.
I've been following the advancements in 3D printing for a few years now, but it wasn't until he Hong Kong Electronics Fair (spring edition) this maonth that I saw firsthand just how popular this technology has become.
Wearable technology is one of the hottest trends in the electronics industry. Products such as fitness bands and smart watches are fashionable, and it’s expected that by 2017 wearable devices will surpass the PC, tablet and phone markets combined. But according to Henri-Nicholas Olivier, CEO of ConnectDevice Ltd., there’s a dirty secret that the industry isn’t revealing; people who are buying wearables aren’t keeping them.