When Nest ($NASDAQ:GOOG) rolled out its Wi-Fi connected learning thermostat in 2011, it ushered in a swell of consumer interest and subsequent sales in the smart-home category. Philips ($NYSE:PHG) Hue smart lighting system launched the next year, and by then a mad rush to connect every home device to smartphones and the internet was underway.
Source: Sales data shows declining consumer interest in smart-home tech | Thinknum Media
The wearables market requires the combined expertise of fashion and technology
Source: Technology and fashion unite as the wearable market matures | TechRadar
What is a smart life? Who are the smart lifers? A view into the evolution of today’s consumers.
Source: Living the Smart Life: The Evolution of Today’s Consumer
What’s next for smart home technology – and what are consumers willing to actually buy?
Source: 5 trends in smart home technology | SmartBrief