Popular electronic devices – such as handheld gaming devices, cellular phones, PDAs, computers and laptops – quickly become outdated these days. These devices continue to evolve to meet the constantly developing needs and wants of consumers, innovators, users and all the other stakeholders in the technological industry.

From an economic perspective, he rapid advancement of technology has occurred primarily because of consumer needs and preferences.  In an attempt to satisfy consumers, technology companies create gadgets with different product aesthetics, efficiency, usability, functionality and durability.  The market promotes electronic devices with lots of features because these devices look appealing to the potential buyers.  There is also an ongoing “miniaturization” trend in the production of electronic devices; small devices create an aesthetic appeal to large numbers of consumers.

Currently, it’s also become a lot easier for technology companies to manufacture new electronic devices.  By leveraging older technology platforms, companies have been able to build on the technology advancements that have been made.  In addition, the flexibility of the machinery and the programs involved in mass production enables the manufacturers to shift from one model to another without too much risk.

Significant changes have been made to gadgets in order to address environmental concerns and user safety.  Technology producers try to develop devices that require very low energy consumption as more and more people choose to use eco-friendly gadgets that don’t harm the environment.