Home electronics or consumer electronics are the digital equipment or electronic equipment that has been intended to be used on every day basis. According to Appliance Authority, the consumer electronics are found in different categories, they are for entertainment like remote control cars, video games ipods, DVD movies, DVD players and flat screen TVs, for communications, they are laptops with email capability, cell phones and home-office. In some places like UK, these electronics had been given the name of brown goods and this distinguishes them away of the white goods like refrigerators and washing machines.
The main consumer electronics products in your home include the mobile phones, telephones, video game consoles, personal computers, camcorders, digital cameras, DVD players, video recorders, MP3players, television sets and radio receivers. These products are now based on the digital technology and they have largely merged in the computer industry and this is what it is referred to like consumerization of the information technology.
The characteristic of the consumer electronic product is its trend about the ever failing prices. It is driven by the gains in the manufacturing efficiency and in the automation, low labor costs and the manufacturing is now being done in the lower wage countries and there is an improvement in the semi-conductor design. The semiconductor components are the results of the Moore’s Law. This is the observed principle that states that at a given price, the semi conductor functionality will double after two years.
Even if the consumer electronics are in this trend of convergence with the latest elements of different products, the consumer will face many options when buying. There is a need to keep the information updated and also comparable so that the consumer will be able to make the informed choice when it comes to performance, specification, price and style. This comes with the gradual shift to the e-commerce on web-storefronts.
The new products come with the internet connectivity like Ethernet, EDGE, Bluetooth and wi-fi. The products that are traditionally associated with the computer use like hi-fi or TV, they have now the ability to communicate to the home network in order to get access to digital content. A desire to have high definition of HD content makes the industry to develop a certain number of the technology like ITU-TG, and Wireless HD. It is optimized to distribute the HD content between the consumers electronics while at home.
The electronic components are any discrete device or the physical entity of the electronic system that can be used to affect the electrons with the associated field. The electronic component is most of the time an industrial product and it is found in one singular form. Different consumer electronics like computers use the software. The embedded software had been used with the consumer electronics like mobile phones. The consumer electronics have to follow some protocols like connection protocols for example. The consumer electronics require service that may mean maintenance of the product of the consumer. When the electronics suffer some malfunctions, they have to get repaired as recommended by Appliance Authority.