Here's a survey result that should surprise no one who has fallen in
love with a useless but fun USB
gadget: the interface is the most popular and
most used on both home and business computers.
For cell phones, Bluetooth
pretty much tops the list.Flash drives
topped the list of devices connected to computers via USB,
followed by printers and
digital still cameras. The survey, conducted by In-Stat
, did not delve deep enough, it appears, to determine how many people have the USB toaster or ashtray.
home and business use, 1394/FireWire, Bluetooth, DVI and HDMI
out the list of the most popular digital interfaces. But when it came
to cell phones, Bluetooth was quite popular — more than half the survey
respondents had the technology on their mobile phones and of those,
nearly 60 percent used for a headset.
HDMI, however, seems to be
quite popular for people to use their computers to stream television
over their digital televisions. More than a quarter of those surveyed
who had HDMI ports on their computers said they used it to connect the
two devices. It's possible that could provide a boon for the Time
Warner experiment that brings original cable programming online.
survey was conducted online with 1,379 respondents in October in the
United States. They were queried about what they connected to their
computers with these interfaces and all sorts of other details, but the entire survey costs $1,995, so
you'll have to cope with what could be garnered from the abstract and
the condensed BusinessWire version