Sunday, March 3, 2013

Accessories at MWC

Now that MWC is over, it is important to take a look back at the accessories presented to see if they will have a lasting impact on the technology world. I believe that it will have a real impact because new technologies were presented that could completely change the accessory world.

For one, the use of 3D printers, which I always thought would be just a myth, has actually surfaced and become a reality. This new technology will shape the future of phone accessories because companies will be focusing on how they can get customers to come to them to create this product, instead of competitors. This technology will drive people to come to stores to create this customizable case, instead of ordering a pre-made one off of the Internet.

The smartwatches are also an area that I believe will be incredibly impacting. Just think about it- you may never have to hold a phone up to your ear again. Instead, you can just touch your watch to answer a call. If that isn't incredible technology, I don't know what is. Since Apple appears to be jumping on this bandwagon, I have a feeling that this technology will blossom faster than the 3D printing will.

Overall, I am somewhat surprised at the technology presented at MWC. I knew that there would be innovations, but I didn't know that 3D printing, smartwatches, coaster size chargers, etc. would all be announced in just the few short days that MWC lasted. It is incredible how quickly innovation can happen. While accessories may seem minor compared to some of the other technology presented at the conference, don't be surprised if in the near future, everyone is wearing smartwatches instead of carrying around phones!

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