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Podcast #802: EH 2017 Products of the Year

The Electronic House annual Products of the Year contest surveys many of the best and most innovative smart home devices on the market today. Everything from simple light switches to full-blown automation systems. The entries are submitted by manufacturers and are organized into categories so you can easily find the types of products that interest you.

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2017 Products of the Year - Electronic House

The Electronic House annual Products of the Year contest surveys many of the best and most innovative smart home devices on the market today. Everything from simple light switches to full-blown automation systems. The entries are submitted by manufacturers and are organized into categories so you can easily find the types of products that interest you.

We will discuss a few of the winners but you should follow the link to check out all the devices that were considered.

Some statistics:

By 2020, more than 12 million U.S. household will have a smart water leak detector, more than 40 million will have a smart thermostat, nearly 50 million will have a smart light bulb, and nearly 14 million will have a smart home controller.

Source: Parks Associates NUMBERS Service

More than 35 million Americans will use a voice-enabled speaker at least once a month this year—an increase of almost 130 percent.

Source: eMarketer

Research firm Gartner forecasts that 20.8 billion connected things will be in use worldwide by 2020—and it’s a movement that has industries, even those outside of the tech world, taking serious note. Insurance companies, in particular, are in a unique position to offer customers who add certain IoT devices to their homes special discounted rates on homeowner’s insurance.

In 2015 67 percent knew what smart devices were; in 2016, 97 percent said they knew the term.

 

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Coca Cola have been market testing Coca-Cola No Sugar in Australia for the last few months, with a huge free sample campaign. It's different to full-strength Coke in the same way that Diet and Zero are different from it, and different again to those two. It's maybe a step closer in flavour to real Coke from Zero, though. Not sure I'm a fan - I've grown accustomed to the dialled-back flavour of Zero.

July 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I wouldn't worry too much about the name. I was in a test sample group for Coke Zero before they rolled it out in the US. Then it was called Coke2. As long as it tastes the same, I won't care very much. (PS Coke2 and Coke Zero were supposed to marketed to men in an effort to get them to drink more "diet" cola. Coke executives were smart enough to know that they would have a hard time marketing diet to men, hence the "zero". "It's not diet pop, it's ZERO CALORIE POP."

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJon

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