The 35th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), currently in progress, is drawing industry experts for its Oct. 13-16 run with what show management said is an unprecedented number of exhibitors, numbering over 3,400, from 30 countries and regions, The show is also seeing record-breaking numbers in attendance, amounting to 68,000 visitors. The Fair is operated in conjunction with the component show electronicAsia at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the Fair, some companies sat down with Dealerscope to talk about current and future products hitting U.S. soil.
The 33rd Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) opened Oct. 13, with more than 3,400 exhibitors from 30 countries showing wares for end users and for OEM/ODM sale. The show is co-located with the component show electronicAsia at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre through Oct. 16. Many well-known U.S. brands displayed current products and some provided sneak peeks at items destined for American retail shelves and web sites, come 2014. Here’s some of what we saw, based on a quick tour of the show floor in its opening hours:
Judging by the thousands of companies touting their wares at the sprawling 32nd Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) the emphasis this coming year will underscore the power of connected smart TVs, over the top streaming media players, and accessories that continued to leverage the power of smart phones and tablets.
The number and variety of accessories available to all CE dealers has greatly increased exponentially in recent years. Ballooning mobile device sales account, in part, for the crowded peripherals market. But whatever the reason, dealers are grateful for a broader choice of options, and they say they are constantly on the lookout for new products, technologies and ideas that will stimulate foot traffic and boost their bottom lines.
The number and variety of accessories available to all CE dealers has greatly increased exponentially in recent years. Ballooning mobile device sales accounts, in part, for the crowded peripherals market. But whatever the reason, dealers are grateful for a broader choice of options, and they say they are constantly on the lookout for new products, technologies and ideas that will stimulate foot traffic and boost their bottom lines.
New accessories such important business drivers heading into 2013 because, for one, pricing competition within the most popular accessories categories has put strong pressure on margin points. “Margins are thinner nowadays,” said Simon Sedek, buyer at Electronic Express, Nashville, Tenn. “They used to be better. But there is more competition.”
Philips Portable DVD Player (PET320). Available now for $129 SRP. It may look like a portable CD player but this unit is also a portable DVD player with a 3.5-inch LCD screen built-in. All the controls are on the top of the unit, under the screen. Call (808) 744-5477 or visit www.philips.com. Definitive Technology's ProCinema 800 system. The satellites for this new system have built-in pressure-coupled planar medite passive radiators. Definitive claims these extend the low frequency response as well as deliver improved linearity, better transient response and lower distortion. Other advancements include BDSS, a patent-pending driver technology that couples a balanced
Hong Kong's Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) marks 25 years by meeting manufacturing competition from Mainland China head on By Nancy Klosek The gyrations of traditional Chinese dragons may have supplanted a Western-style ribbon-cutting at the opening of the bi-annual Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2005, but the overall flavor of the exhibition, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this fall, was decidedly international. The Fair, which ran Oct. 13 to 16—concurrent, for the ninth year, with the component-oriented electronicAsia exhibition—drew more than 2,120 exhibitors from 27 countries, reflecting a five percent expansion from 2004. "The Fair has been growing in size," says Benjamin Chau, assistant executive
By Janet Pinkerton At the 2002 International CES, some FRS and weather alert radio manufacturers were talking up the future prospect of offering "All Hazard Alert Radios"—radios that will broadcast civil emergency announcements in addition to weather warnings and alerts. Spurred by the events of September 11, a group of weather radio manufacturers and service providers are lobbying federal agencies to tap the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) VHF-based weather alert system as a public emergency broadcast system. According to Jesse Rotman, director of marketing and sales for the content service Page Update, Inc., RadioShack executives representing the group met with Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge
By Grant Clauser The small world of small computers is getting bigger, and more colorful. There are more manufacturers in the market this year than last and more variety in the products themselves. Many of the products will be demonstrated at PC Expo this month. Two of the newcomers to the category have entered the market on the low end, capitalizing on the popularity in the category but hoping to open it to a larger, more cost-conscious consumer. Oregon Scientific recently launched a line of three PDAs including two palm-sized and one larger hand-held unit. On the smaller side, Oregon Scientific offers the PDA256 and OSPro. Both are