22% of Amazon Echo, Google Home Owners Shop By Voice; Sales Doubled in 2017

LAS VEGAS–The future of consumer electronics is voice, says Adobe.

Smart speaker sales in the U.S. doubled last year, according to a new report from the company. With wider adoption, Adobe says, we’re also getting more used to talking to our technology — including in public. And more and more of us are using voice to buy products.

Sales aren’t just hot in the U.S.

Yesterday Accenture reported that sales of smart speakers grew more than 50% in every single one of 21 different countriessurveyed. One reason: it can now cost as little as $14 for manufacturers to include voice assistant technology in their products.

All those new sales are driving a revolution in voice-first interfaces.

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …