Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Consumer Devices, 2014

Published: 31 July 2014

ID: G00263666

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich


This Hype Cycle examines the prospects for and status of various consumer devices. It advises consumer electronics vendors, service providers, developers and others on the maturity of these technologies and their use. Mobility, connectivity and user interfaces remain the focus of innovation.

Table Of Contents


  • 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
    • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Voice-Augmented MFPs
    • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
    • Flexible Display
    • 4K x 2K TV Displays
    • Light Field Cameras
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • OLED TVs
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Solar Power Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Connected Televisions
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Ultrabooks
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • NFC
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
    • Ultra-Mini-PCs
    • 3D LCDs
    • Ambient and Glanceable Displays
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Large-Surface Computers
    • Chromebooks
    • All-in-One PCs
    • Connected Portable Navigation Devices
    • 3D Scanners
    • Connected Portable Media Players
    • Terrestrial Digital Radio
    • AMOLED
    • Satellite Digital Radio
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Game Consoles as Media Hubs
    • Bluetooth in Automobiles
    • Connected Video Game Handhelds
    • 3D Flat-Panel TVs and Displays
    • Blu-ray Devices for Consumers
    • Navigation Solutions
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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