Stronger tech buying plans among remote workers

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

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Lost phone? Tech solution finds niche and then plateaus.

Who hasn’t misplaced their phone or keys or wondered where their luggage was?

Using technology to help find items has reached a plateau. The percentage of online adults using a wireless item tracker such as Tile or Apple’s AirTag has remained flat between 2021 and 2023. Overall global active usage has subsided from one in six to one in eight online adults. Active penetration rates have dropped among groups such as Gen Z adults in the US, UK, Germany, and China.
This may have seemed like yet another device to help attract users into adopting or staying with technology ecosystems. It’s too early to see if it’s making a difference. The market penetration is too small.

This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of online adults in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, and China who actively use a wireless item tracker such as from Tile or Apple’s AirTag. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1025_tile] in TUP Lenses: Consumer Electronics; Technology Ecosystems

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American first-time and repeat buyer purchase plans

As economic shifts, supply chain issues, and the effects of the pandemic linger, Americans continue to express their interest in technology products. However, their current purchase plans are all over the map, with several vital products experiencing a collapse in buyer interest. Tablets and smartwatches are looking up, printers down, and wireless item trackers are flat as consumers reel through their ups and downs.
This MetaFAQs reports on the purchase plans of online Americans for a smartwatch, printer, smartphone (iPhone or Android), wireless item tracker, home computer, fitness tracker, or tablet. The analysis splits 1st-time buyers from repeat buyers while also reporting on the number of current users without plans and those out of the market.

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Work from home experience & purchase plans

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.

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Profile of Americans actively using wireless item trackers

Technology consumers have stuff, lots of stuff. The expansion of wireless networks has enabled a broader mesh that promises better to locate one’s items. This MetaFAQs profiles the early adopters – the 14% of online Americans actively using wireless item trackers, detailing the critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group and age within gender, employment status, household size, life stage, number of home PCs used, and mix of technology ecosystems.

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Highlights: Consumer Electronics

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.

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Work from home experience & plans [TUPdate]

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.

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