Posts tagged: wireless

Cameras Get Connected – So What?

Alan Bullock
 Aug 22, 2014


Since 2005, InfoTrends has advocated for connected cameras. In the early days of smartphones, it was their built-in connectivity and the instant sharing that it enabled that helped to nibble away at low-end digital camera sales. Despite obstacles like mediocre image quality and expensive data plans, a large number of consumers chose the convenience of mobile photography over the superior image quality of even the simplest standalone cameras. Today (finally), more than half of the new cameras introduced by major manufacturers feature built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, but is it enough to make a difference? Read more »

Connectivity Will Drive Digital Camera Use

Alan Bullock
 Jul 20, 2012

Kodak launched the EasyShare One Wi-Fi digital camera in 2005. Since then, most manufacturers have dipped an occasional toe in the connectivity water, with random introductions of models in which Wi-Fi seemed like an afterthought in an otherwise rather ordinary camera. Their best cameras were left to rely on third-party solutions such as Eye-Fi for connectivity.

Recently, wireless connectivity has found its way into more cameras from more vendors. Read more »

London design firm introduces the ‘Little Printer’: Will it take off?

Christine Dunne Dunne
 Jan 13, 2012

The Little Printer

I recently learned about a London-based design firm that’s got some big plans to integrate cloud-connected technology and creative design. BERG has named its new effort “BERG Cloud”; its first project is a little printer called — well, the Little Printer. It’s expected to launch this year in beta form. Read more »

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