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iPhone 7 Buyers Are Ready For Bluetooth

Yesterday Apple introduced the iPhone 7, which now lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, ending several months of speculation that Apple would remove the port from the phone. There are likely several reas...

A Tale of Two (Virtual) Realities

When I was college in the 90’s, my campus had a virtual reality event. A huge semi-truck full of equipment pulled up to our student union and a crew assembled two structures they called VR booths....

Apr 26, 2016
Technology

Hearables Take Headphones Well Beyond Music

In the past, consumers had pretty simple requirements for buying headphones – the sound needed to be good, but not great. We dealt with wires, clunky designs and foam covered ear cups as we listened t...

Mar 14, 2016
Technology

When Watching TV No Longer Requires A TV

Two summers ago, my daughter Eleanor and I had a spirited back and forth about her favorite show, Peppa Pig. Basically, she wanted to watch the show through the Nick Jr mobile app, but our family iPad...

Jan 27, 2016
Entertainment

Taking Drones Mainstream

Leading in to the 2015 holiday season, there were few technology categories that provided as much intrigue as drones. On top of drones being a new gadget with all the requisite buzz and interest from ...

Smart Speakers: About More Than Just Music

2015 has been another banner year for the audio market.  While sales of stereo headphones and soundbars have grown 18 percent and 13 percent, respectively, according to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking...

Aug 24, 2015
Technology

Summer’s End No Match for Stereo Headphone Sales

The signs are all around us.  Back to School displays at retailers are firmly in place, coffee lovers have begun talking about the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Starbucks and we’re down to a preci...

Control, Monitoring Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Smart Home Market

There are few categories in the consumer electronics market as dynamic as the smart home market right now, and for good reason.  Smart home products like connected, programmable thermostats, networked...