“According to NPD’s Checkout E-commerce data, online technology spending in the U.S. increased 10% in the 12 months ending March 2019 compared to year ago. But while consumers are increasingly shopping online, consumers aged 18-34, 35-54, and 55+ are prioritizing their spend across major technology categories differently.”
“Exposure to loud noise can certainly damage your hearing. But increasingly, scientists are finding that too much noise can take a toll on our health in other ways. Here, how our loud world can can affect you, plus what you can do to protect yourself, according to Consumer Reports.”
The increased adoption of tablets (now in one-in-five homes) and the variety of content including music, video, and games being accessed on those devices has helped sales of premium headphones ($100+) nearly double year over year for the 12 months ending June, according to The NPD Group. “As consumers shift more consumption to mobile devices, and tablets in particular, quality headphones are a logical addition to the hardware profile,” said Ben Arnold, director of industry analysis at NPD.