After the 2011 holidays, we studied RedLaser’s the most scanned items and compared them to official lists of the most popular Christmas gifts. It quickly because apparent that RedLaser’s most-scanned lists are remarkably representative of the population, and we could have predicted the most popular gifts months in advance of Christmas.
With this in mind, we’ve got a few predictions Father’s Day.
Apple products, particularly the iPads and iPhones, are enormously popular. 82% of all tablets scanned are an iPad model. The Kindle Fire and Asus Transformer are the nearest competitors, with about 9% each.
It isn’t just tablets, though. The variations on the 16gb iPhone 4S take the top 3 spots on our list of top phones scanned … and iPhone cases (particularly the LifeProof Case) are aslo extremely popular.
Music equipment – particularly headphones – have surged in popularity over the past week. Versions of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are by far the most popular, though Bose also makes a strong showing.
For the Dads who don’t get headphones, they’ve can hope for home stereo equipment. Particularly popular are wireless units, so wires won’t be strewn all over the living room. The top wireless units came from Samsung, LG, and Bose.
Finally, appliances have surged in two categories: baby monitors and coffee makers.
The popular baby monitors are impressive machines, with cameras, recording solutions, and a full range of movement controls. The Motorola MB396 is the most popular model.
A wide range of coffee machines are popular. The leading brands are Keurig and Mr. Coffee. Particularly popular are models which include pre-packaged pods, removing the need for filters and messy bean disposal. So Dads — expect to wake up to a fresh new cup of coffee on Sunday morning!