Definition of consumer electronics in US English:

consumer electronics

plural noun

  • Electronic devices such as televisions, computers, or smartphones, bought for personal rather than commercial use.

    ‘they are the leading manufacturer of consumer electronics’
    as modifier ‘the consumer electronics industry’
    • ‘Domestic same store sales fell 2 percent, while sales in consumer electronics fell 2.5 percent.’
    • ‘Many of the country's consumer electronics giants are now has-beens.’
    • ‘The consumer electronics company is a true innovator, with some wild products that define new markets.’
    • ‘The relentless drive toward lower prices for televisions and other consumer electronics has had a chilling effect on innovation across the industry.’
    • ‘Each year in Germany consumer electronics manufacturers come together to display their wares at IFA.’
    • ‘He commented that consumer electronics is effectively entering the third industrial revolution, which will be based around mass customization.’
    • ‘Mobile connected devices were the most popular consumer electronics.’
    • ‘The findings also suggest that smartphones and tablets were the most purchased consumer electronics devices.’
    • ‘Clothing, followed by consumer electronics, were the most popular items purchased this weekend.’
    • ‘The Boston-based firm just released data that says that the consumer electronics market should see a little upswing at some point.’