The vast consumer electronics market is filled with opportunities for Bluetooth technology, with dozens of different types of devices consumers can use in their home, their car, or on the go. The long list of devices with Bluetooth technology includes:
Bluetooth wireless technology is the thread that ties these diverse consumer products together, letting consumers skip the hassle of wires for the growing number of electronic devices they use every day. The Bluetooth
brand promise of simple, secure, everywhere is a powerful tool to help sell Bluetooth devices to consumers.
Smart CE devices are forecast to grow six fold, surpassing 230 million installed units by 2014"
-- IMS Research
-- IMS Research
The sensational popularity of smart phones creates opportunities for consumer electronics products that allow phones to do more, from play music with wireless speakers and high-fidelity stereo headphones to communicate better with improved Bluetooth headsets and hands-free calling systems.
Because it is already built into every Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation, Bluetooth technology is already well established in the game industry. There's a brisk third-party market for Bluetooth enabled headsets, stereo headphones, remote controllers, and game controllers that work with these game consoles.
Many of the latest consumer devices are called "smart" because they pack powerful features never before available in their category, like the ability of phones to run applications that used to require a computer.
Even TVs are becoming smart, with their ability to stream music and movies from the Internet, access a wide variety of online services, and run applications. Consumers who have a TV with integrated Bluetooth technology can stream music and video directly to their TV from their smartphone or laptop.
Watches with built-in Bluetooth technology display alerts and messages from a consumer’s Bluetooth phone, and allow them to see who sent the email or text even if they hid their phone in a pocket or purse. Some even allow consumers to answer phone calls.
Bluetooth technology is spurring adoption of consumer devices. Analysts forecast Bluetooth enabled device shipments like TVs, set-top-boxes, remotes and 3D glasses to grow to almost 500 million units a year by 2018.
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