What's Hot in Electronics?

September 30, 2009 10:09:15 AM PDT
Holiday shopping forecasts are generally grim, but it appears that shoppers still want to buy electronic items. A survey by the Consumer Electronics Assn. shows that consumer confidence in technology and consumer electronics jumped, while confidence in the overall economy fell slightly in September. That indicates that consumers seem more willing to spend dollars on electronic products that other goods. The survey indicates sales will stay steady or increase for digital TVs and monitors, Blu-Ray players, smart phones and netbooks.Jim Barry, the Digital Answer Man for the Consumer Electronic Assn. ( www.ce.org) says these trend-setting products could be best-sellers this winter:
  • Kodak HD Camcorder
  • DXG Fashion HD Camcorder
  • JVC HD Camcorder
  • Astak Pocket Pro e-Book
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Sony VAIO Netbook
  • Myine IRA Internet Radio
  • Jabra Bluetooth iPod Headphones
  • Acoustibuds Earbud Enhancers
  • T-Mobile "Google" Phone
  • Acoustic Research Noise Canceling Earbuds
  • Panasonic Noise Canceling Earbuds
  • Mobi "Headphonies" Tiny Character Speakers for mp3 Players
  • Alpine iPod Car Attachment
  • Panasonic cordless phone with "choicemail"
  • Samson Portable Microphone
  • Duracell USB/Car Adaptor Charger
  • Callpod Chargers

ABOUT JIM BARRY

Jim Barry, "The Digital Answer Man" is media spokesperson for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). He has appeared on countless radio and television programs and webcasts educating people about consumer electronics technology and products. He is the former editor of Video magazine and a 20-year veteran of consumer, trade and custom magazine publishing. During that time he has been an award-winning editor, writer and reporter, the president and CEO of a multi-million dollar corporate division, and the publisher of several consumer and business magazines.

Barry is the former editor and publisher of Dealerscope, a business publication for consumer electronics and major appliance retailers, and editorial director of Bartex Publishing Group, which published PC Retailing and Home Entertainment Marketing. He is also the former president, CEO and editorial director of Boston-based Custom Magazines, Inc.

Barry is a member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, and the board of electors of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. He is a visiting lecturer at the Boston University School of Communication and has received "Excellence in Writing" awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for feature writing, news reporting and signed editorials.


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