Product Innovations and Technology Developments Drives the Aftermarket for PC Accessories, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Aftermarket for PC Accessories. The global Aftermarket for PC Accessories is projected to reach US$13.59 billion by 2018, primarily driven by growing desire among consumers to boost their computer capabilities and add aesthetic appeal to their traditional computer models. Technology developments and product innovations such as solar powered and Bluetooth wireless keyboards, and multi-touch mice are also expected to drive considerable gains for Aftermarket PC Accessories. Robust demand from developing regions, Asia-Pacific in particular, also augurs well for the future of the market.

Aftermarket for PC Accessories: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – The computer has come a long way since the mid 70’s, from being a scientist’s toy to now become a critical productivity tool for businesses, and a full-fledged infotainment device for public in general. Personal computers have enveloped every sphere of modern day activity with their sheer magnitude of multiple. With technology assuming a pivotal role in the financial and manufacturing activities, the role of personal computers has become indispensable. PCs come with tremendous flexibility and enable users to perform a comprehensive range of tasks right from writing letters to carrying out banking transactions and making online purchases. Led by companies based in the US, the worldwide market of personal computers expanded manifold in the last couple of decades. Rapid proliferation of Internet especially helped PCs gain mass market adoption the world over.

The term personal computer, traditionally associated with desktop-PCs, has now been appropriately modified to include innovative computing devices that have come into the market over the years, such as laptops, notebooks and mini-notebooks and more recent tablet PCs. The scenario provides a fertile environment for aftermarket PC accessories to thrive and flourish. In addition to the comfort and convenience offered, the importance of PC accessories can be put into perspective by the fact that the choice of the right accessories helps exploit to the maximum, the full potential of a computer. Growing consumer transition from desktop PCs to mobile computing devices such as laptops/notebooks/netbooks, given the ease of use and attractiveness of such devices, are especially helping drive robust opportunities for aftermarket for PC accessories. The spiraling sales of laptops, over the years especially have been positively influencing sales of high-end laptop accessories. The trend is poised to benefit the PC accessories market since laptop accessories, which are characterized by small and lightweight designs, are typically retailed at higher prices than desktop PC accessories. As consumers and enterprises vigorously lookout for products that can support PC mobility without consuming lot of power and help them stay in touch with home and office environments, poised to benefit in the aftermarket are PC wireless accessories, which not only enhance the easy usability of mobile computers but also that of devices which connect mobile computers to home based systems.

With modern day computers evolving with changing times and in line with fashion trends, poised to benefit from the trend are the growing range of advanced, compact and yet sleek and stylish computer accessories, which are typically designed to add to the aesthetic appeal of the computers while providing necessary functions. These fashionable computer accessories especially appeal to younger generation keen on flaunting glitzy accessories that embody the personality of the user. The need to nurture self image is creating increased demand for expensive but highly fashionable headsets, notebook PC carrying cases, PC monitors, pointing devices, and media storage devices among other computer accessories. Notebook PC carrying cases, especially come available in multiple of colors, designs and artistic patterns. The deluge of colors is not surprising given that laptop/notebook carrying cases are today a fashion statement and the need to match the notebook carrying cases with user outfits and activities is now greater than ever.

The PC accessory market is witnessing effervescent innovation triggered by both intense competition created by commoditization of accessories in the desktop PC market and by the need to innovate more intelligent and smart accessory products for laptops/notebooks. The market today is flooded with the broadest range of accessory choices and manufacturers are continuing to invest in new product development and innovation. Examples of few of the breakthrough innovations unleashed in the marketplace include the launch of “K750” by Logitech, the first of its kind solar powered wireless keyboard for laptops. Manufacturers’ efforts in commercializing Bluetooth enabled keyboards in the mass market is also expected to generate robust opportunities for aftermarket computer accessories. Development of wireless notebook mouse and multi-touch mouse is also expected to revolutionize computer accessories market in the upcoming years.

As stated by the new market research report on Aftermarket for PC Accessories, US represents the largest contributor to the aftermarket for PC accessories, accounting for a majority share in the global value sales. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market with annual value sales waxing at a CAGR of about 9.01% over the analysis period 2010-2018. Electronic accessories represents the fastest growing segment in the aftermarket for PC accessories, with annual value sales for the segment waxing at a CAGR of about 6.45% over the analysis period. Although a smaller segment in comparison to electronic accessories, Non-electronic accessories closely trails the former in terms of growth.

Major players in the global marketplace include Antec, Inc., Apple Inc, Creative Technology Ltd., Dell Inc., D-Link Corporation, ELECOM Co., Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P, Inspan Infotech, Kobian Pte. Ltd., KYE Systems Corp, Logitech International S.A., Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Top Notch Infotronix (I) Pvt. Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, and Verbatim Australia Pty Ltd., among others.

The research report titled “Aftermarket for PC Accessories: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for Aftermarket for PC Accessories by value (in US$ million) for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Key end-use segments analyzed include Electronic Accessories and Non-Electronic Accessories.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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