Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What Are The Next Form Factors in CE Products?

According to Sarah Rotman Epps, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, there are some cool new form factors we should be watching for to get commercialized/productized in the next couple years.
  1. Wearables
  2. Embedded Devices
  3. Surfaces
  4. Flexible Display
  5. Miniprojectors

Personally, I think Health & Fitness products are beginning to drive real demand for "wearables".  What do you think?   Do people really want to track their bio-metric data and monitor lifestyle behavior?  And based on what's hitting the market now, are the manufacturing suppliers and R&D labs in tune with what consumers really want out of their wireless gadgets?