Consumer technology is any technology that is directly purchased by individuals to meet their needs. This differs from enterprise technology that is used by governments, organizations and businesses to achieve objectives. There is a long term trend of convergence in consumer technology whereby devices that were once separate become one. At present, the following are common types of consumer technologies.
Computers and related software and hardware. Tools for connecting to networks.Data storage and management including both physical devices and services.
SecurityTools for physical and information security.
Productivity tools and labor saving devices such as robot vacuum cleaners.
Media & EntertainmentElectronics and software for accessing media and entertainment.
InformationInformation services such as a navigation app.
Social & CommunicationTools for communicating and socializing such as social media or a messaging app.
GamesHardware and software for playing games.
Toys & HobbiesElectronic toys and hobby related equipment, software and services.
EducationDigital education services such as an educational game.
AudioAudio equipment such as speakers.
CreativeCreative tools in areas such as digital music, video production and art.
FashionWearable technology such as a watch.
Power SystemsPower systems such as solar panels and battery systems.
AppliancesElectronics that meet basic residential needs such as refrigerators.
Heating, Ventilation & CoolingElectronics related to temperature and indoor air quality.
Building TechnologyArchitectural features such as lighting and windows.
Home AutomationAutomation that makes homes more efficient or that improves quality of life.
Technology that serves consumer preferences for less advanced features and user interfaces.
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