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Big Demand for Smart Appliances This Holiday Season

Posted December 20, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, retailers are looking to sell more smart appliances than ever before. New research from IHS supports that optimism. Over the next five years, the compound annual growth rate for the smart connected white goods market is forecast at a whopping 134%. White goods include washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, room air-conditioners, and large cooking appliances. With smaller home appliances such as smart locks, coffee machines, and robotic vacuums included, the market becomes even rosier. Discover three factors driving smart appliance adoption rates.


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Re: Big Demand for Smart Appliances This Holiday Season

12/21/2015 4:09 AM

Discover three factors driving smart appliance adoption rates.

1. Competitor has them.
2. They are cheap (and available)
3. A gullible public doesn't realize they will contribute to unreliability, they will never use the features and they may well be obsolete within 12 months. Mind that's OK 'cos they will fail after 53 weeks due to the built in "SmartFail" software (copywrite KrisDel products... or is that VW?)
Now excuse me while I switch on the smart kettle using this app (spits on floor) on my phone... hang on, where's the phone... I know I'll ring it from my desktop app... oh no Win 10 is routing the call via the cloud, MI5, CIA etc...
Maybe I'll walk into the kitchen... I have to go in there to make the tea anyway...

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12/21/2015 2:37 PM

Not me. I look at that cr4p and think, just one more thing to break. Give me a clock works timer with cams and contacts. And yes, I am an electrical engineer but just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD do something. My 1989 Maytag washer with said type of controller is humming along just fine.

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