Retrevo Press Releases
Camcorders are the New Blender
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 1, 2009 – The response was overwhelmingly positive: consumer electronics are not only acceptable wedding gifts, they’re the gift of choice, according to the new Retrevo® Gadgetology study that reveals how people feel about giving and receiving consumer electronics (CE) such as digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, or other popular gadgets as wedding gifts. read more »
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 20, 2009 – Retrevo®, the online matchmaking service for people and electronics, today announced the launch of Show Us Your Gear, a web series that asks interesting people like Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Alice Hill, and Cat Cora to show off the gadgets that make their work and spare time fun and effective. read more »
Retrevo Data Suggests Stronger Demand for Cameras, Camcorders and GPS May Support This Theory
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 7, 2009 – Retrevo® asks, “did HDTV manufacturers and retailers shoot themselves in the foot by increasing prices for HDTV sets as much as 30%?” Data from the Retrevo Pulse, which includes a publicly available index from Retrevo that maps daily trends in consumer electronics, indicates a disproportionate drop in demand for HDTV compared to other consumer electronics such as digital cameras, camcorders and DVD/Blu-ray Disc players. read more »
Retrevo’s Consumer Electronics Gender Gap Study Shows Women as Savvy or Smarter Than Men
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – April 21, 2009 – The latest GadgetologyTM study from Retrevo, shows that women know more about consumer electronics products and men don't know as much as they think they know. Retrevo's Gadgetology study is a program that examines the science behind buying and using personal technology. read more »
Consumer Electronics Market Showing Stability for First Time in 10 Months;
Is the Recovery Closer Than We Think?
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- The consumer electronics (CE) market is showing signs of sustainable growth for the first time in over a year, according to data from the Retrevo CE Index, an engagement tracking report from Retrevo that maps daily CE trends across 40 categories and more than 4,000 products.
Overall demand for CE products, i.e., the total number of Web searches, has risen dramatically over the last ten months. Even more significant is the fact that demand has been steady in 2009 after seeing major fluctuations through the second half of 2008. With three months of incremental growth and stable demand, the industry may be on its way to recovery. read more »
Retrevo Announces First Part of Gadgetology™ Study That Finds Mistrust, Lack of Education and Price Hindering Use and Purchases of Environmentally-Friendly Consumer Electronics Products
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Contrary to reports about great strides the consumer electronics industry is making toward becoming more environmentally friendly, a recent study by Retrevo®, the first matchmaker for people and electronics, reveals mistrust, lack of education and high prices are hindering the CE industry’s green efforts. read more »
Retrevo’s “Set Your Clock” Program Helps People Quickly Find Out How to Change the Time on Thousands of Consumer Electronics Products
WHAT: Retrevo®, a matchmaking service for people and electronics, has created a free, online search tool that lets you instantly find instructions on how to change the time on thousands of electronics products. Many of these products were originally designed to automatically change their internal clocks; however, in March 2007, the US changed the dates Daylight Saving Time begins and ends, which can confuse devices’ automatic systems. Now many of the electronics products we own need to be changed manually. Unfortunately many people don’t remember how to set their clocks and can’t find their manuals for the instructions. With the Retrevo “Set Your Clock” program, it’s easy to find exactly how to change the time on just about any of your electronics. read more »
Retrevo Releases Consumer Electronics Trends for February 2009
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- The average selling price for HDTVs jumped by more than 10% in February, according to data from the Retrevo CE Index, a publicly-available index from Retrevo® that maps daily trends in the consumer electronics (CE) industry across 40 categories and more than 4,000 products by price and demand. read more »
Service Helps Millions of People Affected by FCC-Mandated Switchover Find Unused Coupons
WHAT: Retrevo®, a matchmaking service for people and electronics, has created a free, online national exchange where people can donate and find the government subsidized coupons used to purchase converter boxes for the digital TV (DTV) switchover. In addition, Retrevo is working with Meals on Wheels and More in Austin, Texas to help some of the individuals who will be most affected by the transition find DTV converter box coupons.
The DTV switchover was scheduled for February 17, 2009, but has now been extended to June 12, 2009 as a result of the Feb 4th Congressional vote. read more »
Report Covers Significant Consumer Electronics Price and Demand Trends in 2008,
Predictions for CE in 2009
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Retrevo®, the first matchmaker for people and electronics, today released its 2008 Year-End Consumer Electronics report on consumer electronics trends in 2008 and predictions for 2009 based on data from The Retrevo Pulse, the heartbeat of trends for electronics and gadgets. read more »