Future Of Consumer Electronics


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This presentation is meant for retailers and distributors to consider some of the upcoming Consumer Electronics product highlights. It was delivered in Dubai and adapted to local interests.

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  • Hi, this is a 30-minute keynote that tries to capture the FUTURE of CONSUMER ELECTRONICS. The intent, as directed by RETAILVISION, was to explore the next 24 months– not the next 10 years. Time on stage is limited so there are a few extra slides in this version. While this PowerPoint was designed for a speech, and not for print, I think it holds together as an example that innovation is alive and well in Consumer Electronics. There are plenty of exciting products in the consumer pipeline. While the rest of RETAILVISION (the panels, the networking sessions) tried to focus on the science and art of retailing, the RETAILER CENTRAL area included exhibitors. I am happy to say that several exhibitors had products that made it into my speech. Almost all this news is FRESH, taken from sources less than 90 days before RETAILVISION to ensure that attendees have the very best available look at what’s coming. If you like this type of PRODUCT and INDUSTRY NEWS, please check our web sites (you can find a FREE subscription to our e-newsletters there). www.ConsumerIT.eu www.On-CE.net Www.ECINews.eu And, as ALWAYS, you can find us in person at RETAILVISION. Thanks, Bob Snyder Editor-in-Chief THE DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL LTD.
  • Future Of Consumer Electronics

    1. To see ALL content, please first run it in SLIDESHOW mode. Then be sure to check “NOTES” under each slide for further explanation, extra news and URLs. Please note how FRESH most of this news is (mostly from OCTOBER 2008). This copy of the keynote at RETAILVISION , Dubai , Nov. 3 rd 2008.
    2. Bob Snyder , Editor-in-Chief CONSUMER IT
    3. <ul><li>… You Need to Know Where You are in the First Place… </li></ul>RETAIL
    4. <ul><li>The Big Will Get Bigger </li></ul><ul><li>We Expect Faster, Smaller, Cheaper </li></ul><ul><li>We Will See Different Forms & Footprints </li></ul><ul><li>If Toys R Them, Fashion is Us </li></ul><ul><li>Netbooks & the $99 Laptop </li></ul>
    5. <ul><li>Panasonic Corp. has agreed in principle to acquire Sanyo Electric Co. in a deal that would create Japan's largest electronics company. </li></ul>Nov. 3 rd 2008 And Fujitsu will buy out Siemen’s from F-S Computers
    6. Buffalo's LinkStation Mini Polaroid Zink iKIT with keyboard
    7. Toshiba is one of several companies that showed curved TV screens in 2008
    9. Adds “a regional design” touch
    10. HP Enters the Netbook Market with HP Mini 1000 and Starts Price War Bob’s Law : the Price Point Should Never be Lower Than the Model Number! <ul><li>In Taiwan, you can buy an Asus Eee PC for $29 with a 2-year contract from carrier Far EasTone. </li></ul><ul><li>In UK, free laptops have been used for more than a year as an enticement to sign up for mobile broadband contracts. </li></ul>Released in Oct. 2008
    12. <ul><li>&quot;We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk…” </li></ul>
    13. <ul><li>3D All Around </li></ul><ul><li>Glasses, Really… </li></ul><ul><li>E-Paper, E-Books </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Home Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Wearables </li></ul><ul><li>Robots </li></ul><ul><li>Video VoIP Calling </li></ul><ul><li>Renewing Brands </li></ul><ul><li>More Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Internet of Things </li></ul>Greener, Smarter and “Bling-ier”
    14. Smarter: Promate eGo4 is an HSDPA WCDMA USB modem with T-flash Reader Bling-ier: MA LABS gold-plated USB Sold by MA Labs under the SuperTalent brand
    15. <ul><li>Provides 30 hours of talk time to an average mobile phone (60-80 hours of play time for average iPod) </li></ul><ul><li>The power is sufficient (1 watt) to operate, and charge, multiple times, a wide range of portable electronic devices </li></ul>
    16. <ul><li>Energy-efficient external hard drive uses less power </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-friendly ingredients and packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically powers on or off with your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Turbo USB 2.0 </li></ul>Naturally grown bamboo
    17. <ul><li>The first Google-powered handsets hit stores, and already the first disposable Android phone is coming… </li></ul>Hop-on will announces its Android phone in January 2009 at CES
    18. <ul><li>Intelligent power supplies communicate with electronic devices </li></ul>
    19. <ul><li>The TrickleStar™ Universal Standby Power Saver reduces the standby energy consumed by PC and TV Peripheral equipment. The product has in-built current sensing circuitry to sense when a PC or TV is on or Off. </li></ul>The product can be connected directly to equipment or connected to a standard electrical powerstrip with a number of connected devices.
    20. <ul><li>1 minute of PULLING the PCG1 provides: </li></ul><ul><li>20 minutes of talk time on a mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>6 hrs of music on an MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>45 min on a Nintendo DS lite </li></ul>Yes, there’s even a PCG2, a semi-permanent installation for 30-40w to access electricity where the grid doesn't reach…
    21. <ul><li>TuneBug uses an “exciter” which projects sound waves through the surfaces it rests on. </li></ul>
    22. <ul><li>“ KVM for Home” </li></ul>
    23. The glasses are projecting the content onto the screen. Pico projection goes in devices
    24. Glasses with liquid crystal shutters made by XPAND
    25. <ul><li>Myvu Crystal “Personal Viewer” connects easily to your video iPod or portable media player </li></ul>Weighing about 1 ounce, Myvu's SolidOptex™ optical technology provides the user with the impression of a free-floating monitor. Let’s call it a “Monitor-on-the-Nose.”
    26. <ul><li>GUNNAR i-AMP™ Technology, a patented solution for digital eye fatigue.... </li></ul>
    27. Above: Airvana Left: Samsung OK, We’ve Got to Change the Name, but Telecoms Will Pay You to Get These Into Customer’s Homes… Aka…APBS
    28. <ul><li>ROVIO…not just an ordinary Robot </li></ul><ul><li>He’s “undercover” </li></ul>
    29. <ul><li>This robot has humidifying, oxygen-producing, aroma-emitting, and kinetic functions. </li></ul><ul><li>The robotic plant can interact with people when they approach it and can ‘dance’ when music is played. </li></ul>It is about 1.30 meter tall and 40 centimeters in diameter. (The flower, not the kid… he’ s shorter…)
    30. 3M Mini-Projector is Designed for Business Professionals TI and others develop the smallest projectors
    31. <ul><li>First, it will be the big 3D cinema roll-out </li></ul><ul><li>Then Hollywood will encourage Home TV as an outlet for their already paid-for 3D content </li></ul>Philips is, creating some of the first 3D TVs that don’t require glasses (auto-stereoscopic displays are built with dozens of micro lenses that transmit different images to right and left eyes.
    32. <ul><li>The Minoru uses two lenses to capture your images and videos in 3-D. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used with programs like Windows Live Messenger. </li></ul><ul><li>To see the 3-D image, your chat partner needs– you guessed it—some of those new 3D glasses! </li></ul>
    33. Mitsubishi launches first Laser TV in US shops (Oct.28 th , 2008) Thin, Better Picture, Less Power Drain
    34. <ul><li>Double-sided Reflective Display </li></ul>LG Display Exhibits from IMID in Korea, Oct. 2008
    35. <ul><li>The Screen Becomes its own Device </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Even in use in this 5-star hotel as Digital Signage (JW Marriot in Dubai where RETAILVISION is held). </li></ul>Kodak OLED photo frame from Photokina
    36. <ul><li>$75-100 million dollars in sales across North America, going to $250-300 million in 2009 and a half-billion by 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The cards don't take up any inventory </li></ul><ul><li>They're not activated until they're purchased, so they don't sit on the balance sheet . You don't need to worry about losing money with cards. </li></ul>Target actually thought up pre-paid iTunes card and convinced Apple to offer iTunes cards.
    38. <ul><li>WorldDMB and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today announce publication of a set of minimum features and functions for all digital radio receivers, known as the WorldDMB Digital Radio Receiver Profiles . </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a single digital radio market for Europe. Receiver manufacturers, </li></ul>
    39. <ul><li>Mir:ror brings the Internet of Things into the consumer space </li></ul>
    40. <ul><li>Renewed Asian and entrepreneur interest in brands </li></ul><ul><li>Westinghouse </li></ul><ul><li>GE </li></ul><ul><li>Polaroid </li></ul>PETTERS Group was able to quickly enter the market expand into a full CE company using Polaroid brand Buying a brand is almost always cheaper (and easier) than making one.
    41. <ul><li>KINDLE, to surprise of all, sold 240,000 units before Q4 </li></ul>This $350 machine e-book reader is Amazon's iPod, at 378,000 units this year. The Kindle will in 3 years be a $1.1 billion business and 4% of all Amazon sales.
    42. <ul><li>The cellphone-loving Italians will be the first to try the Readius this year, with Telecom Italia due to release its Librofonino </li></ul>The first mobile device with a screen bigger than the device itself. The trick is a paper-thin rollable display, just 25 microns thick.
    43. <ul><li>Plastic Logic will target business readers </li></ul>
    44. <ul><li>Driven by expectations around Telepresence, consumers want it, too </li></ul><ul><li>Logitech in Oct. 2008 bought SightSpeed to deliver it </li></ul>
    45. <ul><li>Wearable computing. . Several Bluetooth helmets have been developed for skiing and motorcycling from companies such as Marker and Motorola . </li></ul><ul><li>Jackets that plug into all of your gear and create a personal area network are available from ScotteVest . </li></ul>Bluetooth glove phone (Jason Bradbury, UK )
    46. <ul><li>Spore, a Hit </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>New Mind-Control Accessories </li></ul>
    47. eNEWSLETTERS for EMEA RETAILERS & DISTRIBUTORS www.CONSUMERIT.eu <ul><li>Consumer I T </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Home Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Pro Audio Video </li></ul>
    48. www.retailvision.com/middleeast