Upcoming trends for Christmas 2016

So the summer has really flew by and we are almost into Autumn which is hard to believe! It has been a quiet enough summer in terms of new technology products being released but you can be sure that coming into Christmas things are likely to get busy when it comes to new releases in the world of consumer electronics. The android TV box is still a product much sought after as it provides free movies, TV, apps and much more without having to pay a big monthly bill. The most popular android TV box at the moment is the T10 Plus which comes with 2GB of RAM and a high quality aluminum casing as opposed to the older boxes which come in a plastic cover. This will be a popular product coming up to Christmas and for lovers of all things android this is a must.

Some other trends we have noticed continue on from our old posts such as the refurbished iPhone which again is quite popular due to the cost difference and network unlocked features. The refurbished iPhone looks to be a big product for the end of the summer and into the colder months. It is important to remember that the specifications on the refurbished iPhone is the exact same as a brand new iPhone so there is not a big risk when purchasing one of these items as long as you get a supplier that provides a warranty on the product.

Some other less exciting products that will be popular are obviously the basic cables such as hdmi and hdmi adapters as well as the usual SD cards, memory sticks, keyboards and mice. Virtual reality too might prove to be popular but it could be a Christmas too early for this range we think! Happy shopping.


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Tech Trends for 2016

refurbished As we like to keep an eye on up and coming trends in the world of technology and we are at the half way point of 2016 we thought we would write a bit about what we are seeing on the rise. The one thing jumping out at us is the rapid growing popularity of virtual reality. The interesting thing about this is the fact that although virtual reality is basically a new technology it is already very affordable. With retail prices from just €50 upwards this is quite interesting as it makes the new tech affordable to everyone. Although in saying that the premium brands are in the hundreds of euro and obviously have a higher quality product. So this is something to keep an eye on.

Refurbished products have been popular for a while and for good reason. Most electronics retails are now offering good quality products such as the refurbished iphone with a warranty so there is really very little risk to the consumer as if there is a faulty product then you can get a replacement. Refurbished laptops too appear to be very popular but as the price of new laptops comes down I am not sure this is a trend that will last too long into the future.

Other things to watch out for are drones and drone related technology. These have been around a while but seem to be getting more and more popular even still. Stores like bonus electronics are offering them from as low as €60 so you can see why they are becoming so popular. Other less exciting products are still on the rise such as wireless remote controls, WIFI signal boosters and wireless routers where there is always a need for them.


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