Drawing up a list of home appliances and personal computing devices that will serve you well for the long-term? Before you shell out your hard-earned money on major purchases, you may want to check out and save up for some innovations that are touted to be part of the wave of the future.
Among the home appliances that did not take much convincing from consumers worldwide the past several years were liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions. Consumer electronic giants offered the LCD TV in different sizes and state-of-the-art features, dazzling people from all walks of life.
Now comes the much-touted successor: organic light emitting diode (OLED) TVs that emit their own light and require no backlight. Moreover, they offer greater energy efficiency and picture quality than traditional LCD TVs.
In the future, the invisible television may gain ground. As unveiled during the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow CES 2016 and the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies or CEATEC in Japan, the futuristic invisible TV that looks like a transparent piece of glass.
The Self-Cleaning Home
Also foreseen to fall by the wayside in a decade or so are disruptive household appliances such as the upright vacuum cleaner, the microwave oven, and dishwasher. Robotic technologies may be utilized for the self-cleaning homes of the future.
As traditional vacuum cleaners may soon collect dust in closets, robotic vacuums may carry on the job of sprucing up floors of homes and offices in an efficient manner. To date, robotic dishwashers, home cleaners, and personal butlers are no longer things of the past.
There may even be futuristic refrigerators that can order groceries, receive a call and text notifications, stream music, check calendar appointments, and mirror a smart TV. Such innovative ideas gained tons of buzz in CES 2016.
Further Innovations in Personal Devices
There have been clear signs of some of the other innovations that may be replaced in a few years’ time with better options. Among the gadgets that may offer greater convenience for consumers are wireless charging capabilities and voice-operated remote controls.
Other innovations forecasted to be obsolete by 2025 are typical gaming consoles. The console-free, cloud-based gaming just may lord it over in the gaming industry in the years ahead.
All these product trends offer consumers a window into the future. Most of the innovations that are in the development stage are being designed with the evolving needs and requirements of busy homemakers and professionals.