Trends in Electronics

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Curious about what 2016 has on the horizon regarding new technologies in electronics? hhgregg buyer Michael Moore discusses some of the latest trends in electronics.

What are the biggest trends in electronics this year?

VR (Virtual Reality) technology as well as products that connect the smartphone or tablet to a home’s lighting, power outlets, garage doors, door locks, etc. are on the rise. (Read our related article on Smart Home technology.)

Products on the decline would include those smaller electronics that are being replaced by smart phones, such as GPS, cordless phones, and point and shoot and SLR cameras. The SLR decline has somewhat stabilized as that product cannot be replaced by a smart phone as easily as the point and shoot camera.

What electronics are most popular for different age groups this year?

  • Kids: Console Gaming
  • Adults: Smartphones
  • Over 50: Tablets or Smart Phones

What are the biggest trends in video games this year?

A new system, perhaps a hybrid of a console and portable system may be announced this year. Downloadable content continues to grow as a means to deliver the content from a number of different sites or manufacturers.

For hhgregg, specialty consoles and controllers, designed to match certain game titles have been good sellers and will continue to sell well.

What video game trends are most popular for different age groups this year?

  • Kids: We’ve added portable gaming systems online that will continue to grow in sales for hhgregg.
  • Adults: PC gaming is resurgent-aided by downloadable content, although console gaming in total is still much larger.

What do you see in the future for electronics trends?

The incorporation of the smartphone into many aspects of daily life will continue, and it will continue to reduce the need to have multiple devices. Families will continue to see a refinement in the “connected smart home products” space. There are many players that currently provide a myriad of options in terms of security and convenience. Ultimately, a handful will step forward with more streamlined offerings.

Find recent trends in electronics and more at hhgregg

No matter what kind of electronics you’re in the market for – from a new gaming system to a portable DVD or Blu-ray player, hhgregg has a wide selection from the brands you trust. And, with TV deals, computers and tablets on sale and other special discounts on electronics throughout the year, you’ll find great pricing both online and at your local hhgregg store.

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