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By: Wee Teck Loo

Loo Wee Teck is the Head of Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International, where he identifies key markets and disruptive technological trends. He believes that the Internet is the most important development since the invention of wheels. Wee Teck has experience in market research and marketing launches and has won innovation and design awards internationally.
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September 13, 2018
Apple unveiled its new iPhone range, with the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. The iPhone Xs is a direct replacement of the iPhone X, whereas the iPhone Xs Max sports a larger screen. The exception in Apple’s lineup is that of the iPhone XR, which marks a departure from Apple’s usual product […]
February 23, 2018
The legendary guitar maker, Gibson Brands Inc, is reportedly facing a possibility of bankruptcy.  The company’s range of Les Paul and SG instruments were used by music icons such as BB King, Slash and the Beetles. Any self-respecting rocker wannabe must have a Gibson guitar to be accorded Guitar God status by his/her friends. That […]
January 23, 2018
  While sales of wearables are growing rapidly, the key adopters are fitness enthusiasts and techies. The challenge is to expand the appeal of wearables to a bigger and wider consumer segment.   Key Findings Sales of wearables projected to remain strong – Forecast sales of wearables are projected to remain strong but demand to date […]
November 21, 2017
Contrary to popular misconceptions, seniors are embracing the internet and not shunning it. The Global Consumer Trends Survey results showed that nearly half (47%) of respondents agreed that they would feel lost without internet access. The results are not too far off those of other age groups. Seniors are also keen to try new products […]
November 17, 2017
Geography Household Penetration Rate of Digital TVs 2017 Russia 198.0 Israel 196.2 USA 182.9 Germany 169.3 United Kingdom 150.2 Denmark 150.0 France 150.0 Australia 146.2 Italy 144.2 United Arab Emirates 144.0 Hong Kong, China 142.0 Norway 140.2 Austria 137.4 Malaysia 133.2 Netherlands 131.0 Japan 130.0 Canada 123.2 Portugal 122.5 Taiwan 121.0 Greece 118.0 Thailand 114.0 […]
August 22, 2017
Did you know? Increased digitalisation will boost sales of connected electronics as retail volume sales is projected to hit 2.4 billion units in 2022. Emerging markets are the new frontier for consumer electronics as the number of middle class households is set to increase exponentially over the forecast period. Asia Pacific (driven by India, China […]
August 9, 2017
The latest research showed retail value growth keeping pace with volume sales over the forecast period. The fastest growing products were activity watches, wireless speakers and smart wearables in value terms. Fastest Growing Categories Source: Fossil and JBL Chic over geek Consumers will be buying activity wearables as a fashion statement, rather than to just track the number of […]
September 10, 2016
At the recent Google I/O 2016 conference, Google announced improvements to Android Wear 2.0 to improve the user experience. The most important improvement is support for standalone apps so that the smart wearables can offer full functionality even without the smartphone. In addition, the new Android Wear 2.0 will be able to recognise automatically the type of […]
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February 27, 2015
The Swatch Group Ltd is expected to launch its first smartwatch by mid-2015.  This podcast discusses the impact of Swatch entering the wearables market and what it means for competitors. Will the Swatch Touch smartwatch dominate the wearables market? Can Swatch compete against technology giants like Apple and Samsung? Listen to the podcast for further […]
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February 28, 2014
Wearable electronics, such as Google Glass and smart watches, help manufacturers explore an untapped personal electronics market. Although not all wearable electronics have caught on with consumers, devices centered on healthy living and fitness are expected to grow the most. The category as a whole is expected to expand rapidly in 2014 in Western Europe, […]
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