Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Consumer Devices, 2015

Published: 14 July 2015

ID: G00273680

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich, Rachel Chippendale


Device vendors' relationships with consumers is moving from being passive providers of hardware to being in sync with the user and finally providers of actionable advice. Product managers and business planners need to embrace emerging technologies to be ahead of this curve.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Super Hi-Vision Systems
    • Modular Smartphones and Tablets
    • Personal Drones
    • Volumetric Displays
    • Private Phones
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
  • At the Peak
    • Personal Health Tracking Devices
    • 360-Degree Cameras
    • OLED TVs
    • Flexible Display
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • 4K UHD TV Displays
    • Smartwatches
    • Wristbands
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Solar-Powered Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Personal Tracker
    • Ambient Displays
    • Two-in-One Notebooks
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Ultra-Mini-PCs
    • Large-Surface Computers
    • Chromebooks
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • All-in-One PCs
    • 3D Scanners
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Satellite Digital Radio
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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