Stronger tech buying plans among remote workers – Workers working from home have substantially stronger purchase plans than workers who never work from home. To be able to work effectively, they need sufficient technology to enable communication, collaboration, comfort, and computing. Based on their recent survey responses, their technology needs are not fully satisfied.
This MetaFAQs reports on the purchase plans for computers, tablets, printers, consumer electronics, and other technology products, contrasting workers who work from home versus those who do not by country. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1129_plan] in TUP Lenses: Devices; PCs; Mobile Phones; Tablets; Consumer Electronics; Printers; Work/Life Balance
Younger American adults, especially those employed, use more consumer electronics products and services than other online Americans, with a few notable exceptions. This MetaFAQs reports several highlights from the published TUP tables focused on the key technology devices Americans actively use. This table set is labeled 480 CE, and the selected tables for this MetaFAQs are split by age group, household size, and work-from-home status. It specifically focuses on the key device metrics which show the penetration of consumer electronics products and services such as wearables, smart home, digital entertainment, and printing services.
Consumer sentiment for technology purchases has faltered with uncertainty around the economy. Also, many workers are unsure about their work from home status in the future.
This TUPdate reports on the purchase plans among online adults worldwide (US, Germany, UK, Japan, China) and in the US. Four types are split out based on their current work from home status and experience before the pandemic. It specifies their plans to acquire a computer, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, item tracker, printer, smart home technology, and display/monitor.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has promised for decades to herald a fully-connected and well-managed world. Americans, however, have not fully embraced the inherent possibilities and have instead been stymied by shifting standards and complexity. Current market penetration is just barely under one in four online American adults. This MetaFAQs profiles American smart home control users by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group and age within gender, employment status, life stage, number of home PCs used, and mix of technology ecosystems.
American households have embraced technology products and services in a big way for home entertainment, finances, shopping, and even working from home. This TUP Highlights report reports on important usage shifts and trends among American households: game consoles, smartwatches, printers, streaming music, video doorbells, VR headsets, and much more. Further, this report identifies the changes from 2019 to 2021 among socioeconomic groups that have been historically advantaged or disadvantaged. Included are the shifts in penetration rates for smartphones, PCs, home PCs, tablets, and home printers for the total market as well as within major market segments.
Hearables are having a tumultuous time during the pandemic, and users adapt to shifting situations. Webcams are a significant force, as are wireless Bluetooth headsets, both pivotal for users working or schooling from home. Meanwhile, voice-enabled speakers have reached a plateau, reaching their largest share among neither the youngest nor oldest adults. Smartwatches have made inroads across nearly all age groups, especially younger employed adults.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: purchase plans for wearables, hearables penetration, wearables penetration, trends in consumer electronics, the profile of hearables users, the profile of wearables users, the profile of key consumer electronics users, and device activities compared to consumer electronics.
Smart home devices such as video doorbells are a helpful indicator of technology users’ interest and acumen. This MetaFAQs reports on the penetration rates for video doorbells among socioeconomically disadvantaged and advantaged groups, each defined by a combination of homeownership, ethnicity, age, employment status, racial/ethnic identity, and other factors.
Employees who have had prior experience working from home have different and more intense technology purchase plans than those who are new to working from home or that have never worked from home. This TUPdate identifies purchase plans for a selection of home office products among employees comparing their previous experience working from home.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 20, 2020
If our homes are our castles, how many of us are controlling our domain remotely? Is there a difference by country in managing home security, climate, or lighting? How does this vary by device – smartphones, home PCs, work PCs, or tablets?