Docking-Speaker Market Matures, Changes
By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 19 2011 - 5:01am
NEW YORK –
The docking-speaker market has matured,
but suppliers see potential
for future growth as the
category expands to include
incorporating stereo Bluetooth
and Apple AirPlay, said suppliers
polled by TWICE.
They cited a desire by iPhone
and iPad owners to keep their devices close at hand
while listening to music through a docking speaker, and
they pointed to the rise of Android smartphones, which
for now stream music to tabletop speakers only through
In responding to questions
via email, key docking-speaker
suppliers also outlined other
factors that could enhance the
sales of docking speakers.
Here’s what they had to say
in our “virtual” roundtable.