Walking away from CES 2013 we observed that we are on the brink of the second wave of connected products. The first wave included smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones. The second wave will have lots of home appliances and gadgets – the kinds of products that consumers interact with on a daily basis. These connected products promise to improve home security, boost energy savings, and increase consumer convenience all the while enabling our customers to forge closer “connected relationships” with their customers.
On the ground floor of CES South Hall we were proud to share seven of our customers’ connected product visions:
Once consumers get accustomed to controlling products with their smartphones they’ll grow to expect connectivity in everything around the home. This won’t be a gradual revolution. All it takes is one killer connected product to make connectivity go from a “nice to have” to “must have” feature for an entire market. And judging from the exciting connected product initiatives that we saw at CES, that killer connected product may come much sooner than anyone expected.