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Digital Media Trends - Holiday 2009
    (11/2009 - In Progress)

    by Douglas Dixon

Trends in digital media products and technology for the holiday season. (Notes for my Holiday Gadget talks.) 

With links to my Digital Media Galleries, recent articles, and Manifest Tech Blog.

From Q1 09 - see CES 2009 Summary
See also my presentation on The Growth of Flash


Trends: Hot New Products and Technology


Contents:


Trends: Portable / Wireless Media


Mobile Communications Trends - Holiday 2009


Portable Media Player Trends - Holiday 2009


Portable Storage Trends - Holiday 2009

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Trends: Portable Accessories


Portable Audio Accessories Trends - Holiday 2009

  • Bluetooth Headsets
    • Noise reduction - Aliph Jawbone Prime, Jabra BT530,
    • Style, Form - Plantronics Discovery 975, Newton MoGo Talk
    • Comfort (in-ear, ear hook) - Plantronics Voyager PRO
  • Earphones
    • Noise Isolating - Altec Lansing BackBeat Earphones
    • Volume Limiting - Logitech / Ultimate Ears - Kids Loud Enough
  • Headphones - Noise reduction, Wireless
  • Portable Speakers -
    • Altec Lansing Orbit USB Portable Speakers

Portable Power Trends - Holiday 2009


Portable Peripherals and Accessories Trends - Holiday 2009

  • Mice / Keyboards - Mobile
    • Logitech Performance & Anywhere Mouse MX - Darkfield
    • Microsoft Arc Mouse, Bluetooth Keyboard
    • Newton MoGo Presenter Mice - PC card
    • Verbatim Easy Riser Mobile Mice - Adjustable-height
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Trends: Digital Imaging

  • Photo + video, HD (10+ MP, 720p/1080p)
  • Touch-screen interface
  • Upload directly to Facebook, YouTube; Wi-Fi, GPS tagging
  • Smart: Face finding (sideways), smile, blink
        Auto scene selection / shooting mode
  • Quick power-on, quick ready to shoot
  • Bright colors - light blue, orange, green

Video Camcorders Trends - Holiday 2009


Digital Photo Cameras Trends - Holiday 2009

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Trends: Home Media


HDTV / Display Trends - Holiday 2009

  • Brighter, contrast: LED backlight
  • Thin, Emphasis on design: Invisible speakers
  • Full HD: 1080p (full 1920 x 1080 progressive)
  • Fast motion: Frame doubling 120 Hz, motion interpolation
  • Connected TVs: Web, widgets; Play from networked devices; PC on TV - - Yahoo Widgets
  • Soon: OLED LED (Organic Light Emitting Diode)
  • Futures: 3D TV
  • Handheld projectors - Pico / mobile - 3M MPro120 Pocket Projector

Home Networked Media Trends - Holiday 2009


High-Def DVD Trends - Holiday 2009


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