Robotics, drones and imaging are three consumer markets that are growing at a rapid pace. With social sharing becoming increasingly popular, and more creative, consumers are investing more in the technology they’re using.
The Product Managers at CMS Distribution are experts in consumer technology and the team includes drone and robotics product experts.
Consumer robots are quickly entering our lives, be it at home or at the office, and as a market that is projected to quadruple in value by 2019 the time to invest in consumer robotics is now.
Global household robot sales are forecasted to reach $33 billion by 2025. (Source: Robotics Business Review). The robotics and automation revolution is global, transformational and sustainable. Robotics will make our lives better, safer, and easier.
From interactive robots for entertainment to automating household chores, consumer companies work to make everyday lives easier and more enjoyable. The Internet of Things promises to usher in a new era of interconnectivity. By communicating through the existing internet infrastructure, devices will no longer be isolated islands of limited capabilities. This impact will be particularly pronounced for these types of consumer products, which need to be inexpensive for wide adoption. Through the internet, consumer robotics will finally become broadly affordable to individuals.
The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that small, hobbyist drones will more than triple in number to 3.5 million drones by 2021, up from 1.1 million drones in 2016.
You only need to switch on the TV for a few moments to see a few of the many uses of commercial drones in action and just a walk in the park to see how personal drone usage has become part of a rapidly increasing number of people’s lives.
Personal drones are an affordable extension of consumers’ smartphones for taking photographs and selfies and for other entertainment options. They can fly a short distance and time, typically no more than 5,000 meters and for one hour, with flight height constrained to within 500 meters.
The camera market has seen a dramatic transformation over the last decade with developments in mobile phones, drones and a new category ‘action cameras’.
Mobile phone cameras
Mobile phones now have cameras built in as standard, boasting up to 12 MP, 4K video F/stop and OIS controls. This development has eroded the compact camera market, has seen the rise of the ‘selfie’, popular with anyone with a social media account and generated plenty of social media stars.
CMS has a range of camera cases and camera photography accessories for phones such as the LuMee light up selfie case and Olloclip camera lens.
The drone market has also grown dramatically with the ability now to capture video and photographs from any angle and at an increasing height with tracking capabilities, auto-editing and even VR headsets to give the user full visibility of the action and shots being taken.
The range of DJI and PowerVision drones available from CMS have built-in cameras, offering filming qualities up to 4K Ultra HD.
The Action camera market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 22% from 2016 to 2023. As of 2015, more than 7 million units were shipped across the world. Increasing popularity and usage of social networking sites is predicted to propel the industry growth over the forecast period.
CMS distributes GoPro cameras, plus a wealth of GoPro and other action camera accessories, such as Lume Cube lights and Joby Gorilla tripods.