Updated: September 10th, 2021

From digital assistants to smart appliances, consumers are slowly adapting to connected home technologies. These networked devices deliver efficiency and ease of use with the help of sensitive antennas.

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Consumers have come around to the idea of a connected home. Smart TVs, thermostats, smoke detectors, and security cameras have become mainstream choices, along with digital assistants that respond to voice commands or programming via phone apps. The idea of a home hub, managed over wireless networks with a smartphone or voice command, is expanding as more uniquely identified interconnected devices join the Internet of Things. Smart devices provide entertainment, safety and security, climate control, and convenience through automation facilitated through data management and direct consumer input. They save consumers time, provide enhanced functionality, and potentially reduce energy costs. The smart appliance market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 17% per year from 2021 to 2027.