Smartphones, tablets and entire slew of personal electronics mean brisk business not just for tech companies but also for the whole array of secondary accessories retailers.
Tablets Trend Up
Some 117 million tablet computers were expected to be sold in 2012 around the world and another 165 million to be purchased in 2013, based on newly increased sales forecasts from IDC. In its latest Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker report, IDC hiked its forecast for the worldwide tablet market in 2012 to 117.1 million units, up from its previous forecast of 107.4 million units for the year. At the same time, IDC also revised and raised forecast numbers for 2013, increasing the expected number of tablets sold to 165.9 million units from its original estimate of 142.8 million units. The new report was released Sept. 19. That market growth will continue, according to IDC’s data, with worldwide shipments by 2016 expected to reach 261.4 million units.
Smartphone Sales Soar
A Pew Internet Project survey from Aug.-Sept. 2012 found 45% of US adults owned a smartphone. The figure was 66% among 18-29 year-olds.
IDC expects 2012 smartphone sales to reach 686 million, and predict they will rise to 982 million in 2015.
Morgan Stanley Research estimates sales of smartphones will soon exceed those of PCs.
Sales of Cellphone Accessories Consistent
According to the latest edition of Pulse, the quarterly sales trends report from Specialty Retail Report, sales of cellphone accessories consistently rank among the top three categories in specialty retail. Sales in this specialty retail category grew nearly 6% in 2012 from the same measuring period a year prior.
Skech Blueboard for iPad
The Blueboard combines a stylish folio case with a wireless keyboard that magnetically attaches and detaches to the case. The keyboard has built-in Bluetooth technology that connects with your iPad. A multi-position stand allows for typing and browsing in a number of comfortable positions. The keyboard has one-touch access buttons for the most useful iPad functions.
Skech BTH 561 Headphones
The BTH561 headphones are compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device including the iPhone, iPod, iPad, smartphones, and computers. Amazing sound quality, Bluetooth technology, volume controls, hands-free device, are all combined into a slick pair of headphones. Music will automatically fade out as incoming calls are received.
Skech • 858.381.5171 • skechit.com
iPhone 5 Hybrid Case
New iPhone 5 Hybrid case with kickstand has premium dual-layered hybrid (hard & soft) TPU providing full access to all phone features. Now comes complete with
a kickstand to enable landscape video viewing and making it effortless to set down on a desk and multi-task.
iPhone 5 Zebra Pink Case
This Zebra Pink iPhone 5 case proves that it is possible to look good while protecting your phone. Enjoy the full protection of the thin Gold/Silver series design while being able to accessorize from a multitude of trendy designs.
Streettalk • 732.476.6371 • streettalkonline.com
Cellairis by Elle & Blair Glow Case
For the Apple iPhone 5. Crafted from refined crystals, this case brings a timeless glamour to any personal style. The Glow case has an exceptional skinny profile, distinctive Elle & Blair style, reinvented technology to enhance the durability among the crystals for daily use, and convenient access to all ports and buttons on your wireless device.
Shell Shock: G-Class™ Screen Protector
For Apple iPhone 4/4s/5 & Samsung Galaxy S3. With the Cellairis® Shell Shock: G-Class™ your phone is safe in anyone’s hands. Available for both the front and back of your device, the Shell Shock: G-Class can withstand significantly more pressure than a regular screen protector while allowing full touch-through capabilities to the screen. Transparent screen repels scratches and shattering from ordinary use. Can be used with or without a case. Available in front and back combo or individual front screen. Bubble-free. Self– adhesive. Multiple vibrant colors to choose from.
Cellairis • 866.912.9349 • cellairis.com
These form-fitted and handcrafted leather flip cases with built-in media stands offer the best in stylish looks, function, and protection. Each case can easily be flipped open for complete access to all buttons, functions, and ports. Once flipped open, the front cover of the case easily converts into two different types of media stands for quick and convenient viewing of images, movies, and other media.
Our most popular Reiko Hybrid Case for the iPhone 5, SLCPC09-IPHONE5, consists of a soft, form-fitted silicone skin interior and a molded plastic exterior shell. The two-piece construction enables the user to determine the level of protection they wish to have on any given day and also allows for unique and attractive color combinations.
Comes with a detachable and fashionable belt clip holster, which easily attaches to the front or back of the case while the durable 360° swivel spring clip secures the case to the user’s belt, pocket, bag, or any other chosen location. The swivel spring clip easily converts into a media stand for convenient viewing of movies, slideshows, images, and other popular media.
Reiko Wireless • 888.79.REIKO • reikowireless.com
NITRO-Glass is a premium tempered glass screen protector that has been hammer tested for strength and durability. This unique protector is made of extremely resilient tempered glass that can handle harsh punishment and also everyday obstacles. Since it’s glass, it doesn’t have any of the distortion or finger drag that is possible with other plastic based protectors.
NITRO-Carbon is a carbon fiber patterned material that has a light-reflecting texture, which is custom-designed to fit and protect each device. It offers the style of carbon fiber without adding bulk. With its strength and durability it makes a great addition to NITRO-Glass and NITRO- Shield. A variety of colors to choose from, giving the ability to match device to personalities.
Clear Protector • 801.571.5678 • clearprotector.com
Ghost Armor Clear Finish is made from a urethane film that is optically clear and is a scratch-resistant material. It is less than 1/100th of an inch thick with an adhesive backing. Without adding bulk, creases, bubbles, or that orange peel look, Ghost Armor Clear Finish provides scratch-proof protection while also repelling fingerprints, oils and grease. Originally designed to protect military helicopter blades, cars, airplanes and boats from erosion, with modern day research and improvement, these urethane films have resulted in today’s ultimate protection for personal electronics.
Carbon Fiber Armor
Applied without any liquids, Ghost Armor skins provide scratch-proof protection while giving phones a unique stylish look. No more worrying about having to buy a bulky case, painting, or voiding any warranty just to change the look of your device. Come in various colors along with our Carbon Fiber line-up. Offers a stylish feel of real carbon fiber. The Carbon Fiber skins offer the same great scratch-proof protection that the Clear and Matte Finishes do, while giving your device a personal touch. All Ghost Armor Carbon Finishes—Full Body protection kits ordered online, will ship with a Ghost Armor Clear Screen protector.
Ghost Armor • 888.960.2766 • ghostarmor.com