The nine-day 2016 IT Month, one of Taiwan’s largest 3C product exhibitions, ending in Taipei on Sunday, attracted about 950,000 visitors, little changed from a year earlier, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association (TCA, 台北市電腦公會).
The TCA said that the high number of visitors to the 3C trade fair showed that consumers here remained highly interested in electronics gadgets with buying focusing on notebook computers and PC peripheral products.
After the trade show ended in Taipei, the IT Month will continue in Taichung during Dec. 16-21, in Kaohsiung during Dec. 29-Jan. 3, 2017, and in Tainan during Jan. 6, 2017-Jan. 11, 2017, which is expected to spark further buying in high-tech devices provided by international brands, the organizer said.
The TCA said that notebook computers became the most popular products in the Taipei event as consumers turned more interested in gaming PCs and mid- to high-end models to boost sales.
In terms of PC peripherals, the TCA said, consumers paid much attention to speakers and headphones which are expected to make better use of their PCs.
The TCA said that due to the launch of Apple Inc.’s latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, consumers rushed to pick up accessories such as mobile power banks, charger cords, and memory cards to go with their new iPhones.
In addition to PCs and their peripheral, the organizer said, consumers showed their enthusiasm in a special pavilion in which a number of virtual reality products were displayed. Many of the consumers were even willing to wait in line for one hour in a bid to experience these VR products, the organizer added.
The TCA said that 3D printing technology also drew attention from visitors. It was the first time for the organizer to display a printer which printed 3D food objects.
In the venue, the organizer assigned an area for a display of robots. The TCA invited university laboratories to participate in the robot exhibition in which a total of 48 robotic devices caught the eyes of many consumers, the organizer said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel