We have seen in the last few years a massive increase in the average person's disposable income. This has been the case even with the recent recession. As a result of this extra disposable income we are seeing more expensive gadgets being aimed at the 'average person'. Whereas before it was only the rich and more affluent who could afford these modern gadgets, now almost anyone can obtain one.
Why are Products 'Hot' at Certain Times? If you ask any marketing expert about the key to a product's success the answer will be 'timing'. If you release a product at the same time as a similar product then chances are you will have to share the market with that product resulting in less sales for yours.
Why are These Products Popular? One of the main reasons these devices are very popular today is the speed at which information is being passed around. The average person in today's world has been raised on technology and is used to fast and convenient equipment. There is no need to order a book and wait two weeks for it to be delivered. Not when all you have to do is download the book to a handheld device and read as go about your busy schedule.
Due to their popularity these devices can demand a higher price. As mentioned earlier in the article people seem to have more money meaning they can spend more on luxury items. The companies that make and sell these devices know this and adjust their prices accordingly.
Also for any 'gadget freaks' these are 'must have' items and they are willing to go to extreme measures to attain them.
Will These Devices Improve in the Next Year? With the speed technology is now moving forward there is a very good chance that these new products will be improved on very soon. A lot of people buy a new product only to find that a newer more improved model is released the very next year. This is because there are often teething problems with devices upon their first release, so you might be better off waiting a while before buying one of these devices to see if there are any major glitches.
Now with this information you can decide whether you yourself should wait and see if the price comes down, or a newer more improved model comes out before spending your money.