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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
With the growing prominence of interchangeable-lens cameras and action cams on the market, camera accessories are set to remain a stable necessity for camera users in the years to come. The digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera is the most common type of interchangeable-lens camera and GoPro is the best-known action cam brand.
Alibaba.com Insights
Feb 27
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Angel Zhong finds inspiration in funny places. A long-time designer and manufacturer of mobile phone cases, she needs constant ideas to keep on top of the industry.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
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The digital camera industry is beginning to stabilize in 2017 after seeing a downwards trend in recent years. The decline has not affected all parts of the market equally, however. One reason for this disparity is that smartphone cameras now meet the needs of most amateur users, while professional photographers and enthusiasts still prefer high-end models.
Alibaba.com Insights
Mar 2
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The TV market is divided between well-established brands and cheaper alternatives. Both segments are highly competitive.
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Mar 1
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Common products in this category include mobile phone chargers (or "power banks"), USB cables, SD memory cards, and Bluetooth earphones.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 31
2 min read
General Manager Zhang Kuo explains how Alibaba.com helps to bring innovative ideas to life, a partnership with CES and plans to tackle new trends in e-commerce and consumer tech.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 11
1 min read
Advertising for smart speakers (also known as voice-activated speakers or voice assistants), like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home reached a fever pitch over the holidays. According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the producers of CES (the Consumer Electronic Show) which opens tomorrow, sales of smart speakers over the holidays—in the U.S. alone—hit about 11 million.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 8
2 min read
Kingree is a good case study of how a small Chinese manufactory grows from fulfilling OEM and ODM orders to launching its own brand to an overseas audience.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 4
2 min read
You only need to spend a few minutes with Ellen and Michael Cai to see how happy they are.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
2 min read
Tablets are a tough market to remain competitive in, and the hottest time is now in the past. For 2009 to 2014, when tablets were hot commodities, Yanbochaung has more orders than it did production, and everyone worked hard—and worked late, often until 2 or 3 in the morning.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
2 min read
In their first two years, nearly all of B2Go’s customers found them on Alibaba.com, but their success on the platform has allowed them to spawn off a B2C business which they’re ready to show off to a bigger audience at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 2
3 min read
In just four years, it boomed from four employees to over 1,000, with the US market making up between 60-70% of its sales.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 2
2 min read
When President Obama announced, after the Ferguson, Missouri, riots in 2014, that all police forces in the US should wear body cameras, one Shenzhen-based manufacturer was already ready to respond.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 21
2 min read
Television sets have evolved over the years into multi-purpose home entertainment devices, used for viewing shows and films, playing video games, and more. LCD and LED/OLED screens have now ousted plasma screens from the marketplace.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 16
1 min read
3D glasses are used for viewing films or playing games on devices with screens that support 3D display. Different lenses create the 3D illusion using different methods. Passive lenses filter the light from the screen through either polarization or red-cyan (known as "anaglyph") filters, while active (or "active shutter") lenses interact with the display electronically.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 16
1 min read
Speakers are used in conjunction with other audio-visual devices, such as music players and televisions, to improve audio functionality. Many types are available on the market, from standalone speakers to all-in-one surround sound systems. The trend at both ends of the spectrum is towards Bluetooth functionality.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 16
1 min read
As mobile phones proliferate around the globe, the connected accessories industry is flourishing also. Growth trends are similar in both markets. Between 2015–2025, the global accessories market is expected to grow at a slightly faster rate than the mobile phones market at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9%, ending at a value of close to US$ 122 billion.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 16
2 min read
Portable music devices and their companion, the headphone (including earphones) have led to a new trend in the way people consume music. 40 percent of people in the U.S. now listen to music on a portable device with headphones, making it the second most popular means of consuming music in the country.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 16
1 min read
Chargers, more commonly referred to as power adapters, connect electronic devices to a mains power supply. They are an essential accessory for all devices and especially smartphones and tablets, which require frequent charging. The global market is expected to be worth US$ 9 billion by 2018.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 16
1 min read
The video camera market can no longer be thought of in terms of the traditional hand-held camcorder. Smartphones and other digital cameras are now the principle devices used for shooting home videos or gathering news footage, while wearable action cams such as the GoPro have emerged as a versatile alternative for capturing high-quality video footage.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 15
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Set-top boxes, as they are usually referred to in the industry, connect to a TV set to allow users to stream content from a local network or the Internet. With analog TV ceasing to exist in some countries while digital content grows in popularity worldwide, the trend in the set-top box market is one of steady growth that is expected to continue in the years ahead.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 13
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Ken Wu was a curious kid. Growing up in the 1980s in Nanchang, the capital of China’s Jiangxi province—an agricultural region in the country’s southeast—Wu heard voices and wanted to understand where they came from.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 11
2 min read
Smartphones dominate the mobile phone market, with smartphone users are expected to account for over 90% of mobile phone users in the U.S. by 2020.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 5
2 min read
Improved smartphone photography capabilities and the trend toward social media usage as a means of sharing and viewing photos has threatened the camera market in recent years.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 4
2 min read