The line's popularity continues to grow, with "smarter" technology, larger screens and enhanced portability piqueing the interest of volume buyers and end-users alike.
Accessories, meanwhile, continue to ride on the proliferation of portable handheld electronics. Bluetooth speakers caught the eye of many volume importers in March and iPhone add-ons remain favorites.
The wireless technology is contributing to the evolving manner people play music, growing increasingly mobile with the move from CD and stand-alone MP3 players to iDevices, smartphones and tablet PCs. In just a year, buyer inquiries on GlobalSources.com for Bluetooth Speakers ballooned by more than 400 percent.
Abundant on-line A/V resources, low costs and higher flexibility are driving the expansion of set-top boxes, while the use of Android OS is driving the category into the mainstream. This is reflected in buyer activity in March 2013 when inquiries tripled YoY.
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