D&H Distributing said Wednesday that it is "working with its vendor partners to develop a roster of special promotions to help customers create competitive deals and boost revenues for Black Friday and Cyber Monday."
If things keep going the way they are, the headphone category just might need its own CES.
OfficeMax this week announced the launch of "one-stop shopping" for Apple accessories, featuring more than 300 items from a variety of brands in store and more than 800 online.
The annual CE Week is set for New York City this June, and more than 25 exhibitors are already confirmed as participating in the event. CE Week is set for June 25-29.
Sealed boxes of iPad 3 cases are starting to show up at Best Buy stores, a source claims. Each box is noted to have a sticker with a warning: "Do not display until official iPad 3 launch." This may suggest that "iPad 3" is the next-generation iPad's official name, but it could alternately be a placeholder.
Early case shipments are said to include over 1,000 Targus Versavu 360 units, meaning that accessory makers are already shipping in bulk. If so, an iPad 3 launch is likely just weeks away, since Apple accessories rarely
The iPad not only changed the computing game, it also changed the accessories game.
Despite the devices self-contained design, the iPad accessory business has blossomed with highly styled cases, sleeves, shells, screen protectors, docks, wireless keyboards, finger pads/styli, chargers, speakers and docking stations. It has created new product subcategories: stands and cases with built-in stands that support typing emails and viewing movies and presentations.
But with the success comes some drawbacks: market saturation (cases), increased vendor competition, limted iPad distribution, and the frequent failure to expertly display, demo and sell the accessories.