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Hype Cycle for Consumer Devices, 2013

Published: 24 July 2013

ID: G00251968

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich

Summary

Only technologies that deliver a superior user experience will stand out as competition for consumers' spending intensifies. This Hype Cycle will help consumer device vendors, service providers and software developers understand the benefits of new consumer devices and their likely adoption rates.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Super Hi-Vision Systems
    • Quantum Dot Displays
    • Flexible Display
    • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
    • Voice-Augmented MFPs
    • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
    • Mobile Transphones
    • 4K x 2K TV Displays
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • 3D Scanners
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • OLED TVs
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Ultrabooks
    • Wi-Fi Positioning Systems
    • Solar Power Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Broadband-Connected Televisions
    • 3D LCDs
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • Ultra-Mini-PCs
    • Ambient and Glanceable Displays
    • Chromebooks
    • Digital Pens
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Connected Imaging Devices
    • Large Surface Computers
    • All-in-One PCs
    • Connected Portable Navigation Devices
    • Connected Portable Media Players
    • Multitouch Displays
    • Terrestrial Digital Radio
    • Satellite Digital Radio
    • Tablets
    • 3D Flat-Panel TVs and Displays
    • Game Consoles as Media Hubs
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Book Readers
    • Premium Phones — Open OS
    • Bluetooth in Automobiles
    • Blu-ray Devices for Consumers
    • Connected Video Game Handhelds
    • Basic Phones — Open OS
    • Navigation Solutions
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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