consumer electronics

Intel Ultrabook Touch Tree at Consumer Electronics Show

Consumer electronics – electronic equipment intended for everyday use, most often in entertainment, communications and office productivity. Main products include radio receivers, television sets, MP3 players, video recorders, DVD players, digital cameras, camcorders, personal computers, video game consoles, telephones and mobile phones.

  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – a yearly conference for technology held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada. Technology companies come here to host previews of their products and announce new products. Products that were first introduced to the public at a Consumer Electronics Show include the videocassette recorder (in 1970), the camcorder (in 1981), high-definition television (in 1998), the Xbox (in 2001), and the Blu-ray Disc (in 2003). It was first held in June 1967 in New York City.


  • iPod – a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched on October 23, 2001. Early models store media on an internal hard drive, while all other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size

Engineering ideas

  • media, hard drive, flash memory, high-definition