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Score: 9.2
This Month and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 86,439 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Apr 14
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Tech-integrated backpacks create connections regardless of worldwide locale
Implications - Looking to stay plugged-in while 'off the grid', consumers are opting for backpacks that sustain connections and even create new ones. Using elements like solar energy to stay powered, these packs foster connectivity and further the integration of technology into every aspect of daily activity. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 18,647 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Jan 14
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Biodegradable electronics offer eco benefits to consciously connected consumers
Implications - With the technology market moving ever faster, organic technology offers a way for consumers to guiltlessly trade in for new models. Made from recycled materials to appeal to economical shoppers, biodegradable electronics decrease cost of manufacturing by using free materials to equal lower price points and higher profit margins. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 6,725 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 12 - Dec 13
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Output is enhanced by online tools that allow workflow enhancement
Implications - As the world has become evermore globalized and working on-the-go has become an accepted normalcy, businesses are looking for ways to increase productivity while time away from the office increases. Many innovations are being released into the market that not only allow individuals to organize and share documents online, but enhance their workflow and output. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 31,903 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Dec 13
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Consumer electronics take on a sedan-inspired form and function
Implications - Appealing to a love for one’s vehicle, consumer electronic brands are extending car pride beyond the garage with designs that resemble automobile components. As cars remain a status symbol despite economic uncertainty, automobile-inspired accessories help owners show pride and oglers obtain a tangible taste of luxury. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 24,524 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Dec 13
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Looking for enhanced personalization, consumers turn to homemade electronics
Implications - Craving the next level of personalization, consumers are adopting digital DIY projects that also boast economical incentives. Crafted from materials found in-home, these DIY projects cost significantly less to produce, yet still offer an immersive experience when compared to traditional components. [More]
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Score: 5.9
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 18,508 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 11 - Jul 13
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Technologies designed to help locate lost or stolen objects
Implications - Often used to help locate expensive products, high-tech tracking devices appeal to consumers who invest good money in their purchases. These products offer peace of mind to those who treat possessions like investments, and create a sense of security when it comes to how long one's products will last. [More]
Score: 5.3
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 16,765 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 12 - Jul 13
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Tech products are getting a simplified makeover, placing emphasis on performance
Implications - Though customized technology products have been appealing to consumers in the past, a more streamlined and function-focused aesthetic is beginning to dominate this industry. Emphasizing utility over style and putting minimalism first, industrial-inspired tech products appeal to consumers who prioritize practicality over style. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,606 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Jul 13
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Consumers are attracted to no-frills, affordable versions of tech products
Implications - The ubiquity of tech culture and tech products is influencing a consumer demand for more affordable goods. Whether it be lightweight tablets or smartphones designed for long-term value, the tech industry, previously seen as somewhat elite and inaccessible, is making a turn for the inexpensive. This affordability not only applies to the tech market, but could more broadly influence typically high-end markets like fashion or auto. [More]
Score: 5.6
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 15,822 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Jun 13
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Playfully designed function focused products inject personality into goods
Implications - Purchased typically for performance, tech products and other similarly function-driven goods are taking on a more personable look. Allowing consumers to escape adulthood in unexpected ways, playfully designed everyday tech goods provide more entertainment value to image-conscious consumers. [More]
Score: 6.2
Hot Top 4 Examples: 18,258 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 11 - Mar 13
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Consumers demand on-the-go money management
Implications - Looking to be able to transfer, deposit and spend money at the drop of a hat, consumers are turning to innovative, convenient methods of managing their money. Businesses paying attention to this epic transition are developing technology for tablets, smartphones and accessories to improve the ease of transaction processing. [More]