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Smart Home Devices Are on Our Wish Lists This Holiday Season

Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

The 2017 holiday season is a big one for technology, with more consumers than ever before (79 million) planning to purchase emerging tech products. Smart home devices are some of the most popular emerging tech that consumers are interested in this season. Consumer Technology Association (CTA) research found 33 percent plan to purchase a smart home device, an increase of 9 percent compared to last year.

Of those planning to buy smart home tech, digital assistance devices or smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are at the top of the list. CTA research projects 4.4 million units of these devices will be sold this holiday season, up 22 percent compared to 2016. Other popular smart home devices include a robotic vacuum, smart door lock, smart thermostat and home surveillance cameras.

To view CTA’s full 2017 holiday outlook, visit