5 Bestselling Electronics People Bought During Lockdown

January 30, 2023 06:16 PM AEDT | By Vic Tan (Guest)
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The global pandemic has forced people around the world to stay indoors for weeks, months, and even a year, leaving many without the ability to access the stores they once frequented. For those of us who couldn't get to the store, we had to find alternative ways to shop for essentials. Electronic devices have been a great way to stay connected to the outside world, even when we're stuck at home. During the pandemic, people have been shopping for electronics they could use while being locked down, and now that the pandemic is winding down, we can begin to look at what the most popular items were. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the six bestselling electronics people bought during the lockdown.


Smartphones have become ubiquitous in our modern world. They are incredibly versatile tools, capable of connecting us to the internet, helping us stay organized, and even allowing us to capture memories through photography and video. Smartphones are incredibly powerful, featuring a variety of features such as mobile applications, high-resolution displays, and powerful processors. They are also incredibly convenient, offering users access to their world from the convenience of their pocket.

Smartphones have been an invaluable asset during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability to stay connected and share information quickly and easily has been paramount to how we've navigated the pandemic. Smartphones have allowed us to stay up-to-date on the latest guidelines and regulations, enabling us to make informed decisions while also providing a platform to share our experiences and help each other. We've also been able to stay connected to family and friends, sending messages of support and using video call services to experience virtual get-togethers. Smartphones have provided us with a valuable tool for communication, learning, and staying connected throughout this difficult period.

Personal Computers

Personal computers have been a lifeline to many, and have enabled people to stay safe and productive during difficult times. It has provided people with the ability to work remotely, attend virtual meetings, and stay connected with family and friends. Through video calls, people have been able to stay in touch with their loved ones and keep up to date with what is happening in the world. It has also allowed people to continue to access educational resources, entertainment, access to news, and information, and most importantly allow people access to remote healthcare services even when they were unable to leave their homes. Through increased computing power, people have also been able to stay productive, create and share content with others, and even start new businesses during the height of the pandemic.

Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles have provided a much-needed diversion for users during the pandemic. Homebound individuals and families have been able to virtually come together to play games, providing an opportunity to connect and have fun in an otherwise uncertain time. Additionally, new games have been released to provide users with fresh content and innovative experiences. The console industry has also seen an explosion in online play during the lockdowns, with users being able to connect with each other regardless of location. This has provided an essential way to stay in touch with friends, family, and loved ones. Finally, gaming consoles have enabled users to take part in new virtual activities and events, allowing them to stay involved in their communities even while practicing social distancing. It is evident that gaming consoles have been a major asset to users during the pandemic.

Home Audio and Video

Home audio and video systems have become increasingly popular in recent years as more people invest in their entertainment experiences. Today, home audio and video technology offer a wide variety of options to meet any need, whether it be a high-end surround sound system or a multi-room audio system. Home audio and video systems can provide an immersive experience and allow users to enjoy music, movies, and more in their own homes. And this is exactly why many people took the opportunity of the lockdowns to invest in some home audio and video systems.

Home audio and video systems are available in a variety of sizes, features, and price points, making it easy to find the right setup for any budget and space. Additionally, many audio and video systems are designed to be easy to use and integrate with other home entertainment components, making it simple to create a personalized home theater. During the height of the pandemic, one of the best ways people fought off cabin fever was through movies on Netflix and other streaming sites. By entertaining themselves, it took away the boredom of being stuck indoors, as well as easing the restlessness of not being able to go outside.

Smart Home Devices

The 2020 pandemic saw an increase in the use of smart home devices as people sought to increase their comfort and convenience while stuck at home. Popular devices included smart TVs, allowing users to access streaming services and stay entertained, as well as voice assistants, allowing them to control their homes with their voice. Smart lighting systems, such as Philips Hue and LIFX, also grew in popularity, allowing users to control the ambiance of their home with the touch of a button. Smart security systems and video doorbells also saw a surge in demand as people sought to increase their security while stuck in their homes. In addition, robotic vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers were also very popular at the time as people sought to make their home environment cleaner and healthier.

Smart home device sales have surged during the pandemic as people around the world have had to adjust to working and living at home. With technology offering a degree of safety and convenience, many invested in devices to make their lives easier and safer.

Wearable Devices

Finally, in addition to smart devices, the use of wearable devices like the smartwatch has also become more popular as more people stay home and work remotely. Wearable devices provide users with the ability to track their health, monitor physical activity, and access data from connected devices. With the increasing focus on health and safety due to the pandemic, many users are encouraged to use these devices to stay connected and stay healthy.


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