One of the primary uses of glass coatings is in electronics. Many people think they don't own many electronic devices and therefore don't have much contact with applied films, but they would be wrong. Your home probably has more electronics in it than you think. You're likely so used to your electronics that you don't even realize they're there. We'll give you a run down on the types of electronics commonly found in people's homes so you can see for yourself how technology based society has really become.
At one time, the centerpiece of a home was the fireplace. Today, it's the television. Almost everyone has one, whether it's an old CRT model or a newer LCD. And of course, what TV is complete without a digital cable box and PVR so you can record your favorite cable shows? Other common electronic devices found in the living room include DVD or Blu-Ray players, remote controls, video game systems, stereos, home theater systems, and cordless telephones.
You may think the kitchen is simply a place for cooking and eating, but did you know that most newer kitchen appliances are actually electronic devices too? It's true. There are intelligent ovens that you can program to cook while you're sleeping or clean themselves. Modern ranges, dishwashers, blenders, and other appliances are also digital. And of course, microwaves have always been electronic. Even college students have their own microwaves!
There are plenty of electronics in other parts of the home, such as a under floor heating in the garage, but the highest concentration of electronic devices is usually in the office. This is where the family computer lives along with peripheral devices such as the modem, printer, scanner, and charging stations for everything from digital cameras to cellular smart phones and e-book readers and mp3 players. Even some picture frames are electronic these days. This is a big change from only a few years ago, where offices generally contained a few stacks of paper, a Rolodex, a telephone, and a filing cabinet.
Your office might have the most practical electronics in the home, but in sheer numbers of electronic devices rooms belonging to children often have high concentrations too. Kids play with handheld video games, toy telephones and cash registers, talking teddy bears, junior versions of devices like digital cameras and laptop computers, and assisted reading devices like the Lead Pad. Even their board games talk and have electronic dice. Many of them also have their own computers, televisions, iPods, or portable DVD players. Small wonder that children are often the most electronics-savvy people in the home!