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What's the hottest consumer product launched in the past 5 years?

What consumer product was one of the biggest game-changers announced in the past 5 years?Β  (A product we didn't think we needed until it came out)


This is a freakin' question a prospect asked me and wants to know 'my opinion' this Friday morning. Big deal on the table and I have no f-ing idea.


Could be hardware, a tool, software, baby tech.. I need your help savages!!

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SaaSguy
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Account Executive
Hard seltzer. No BS I remember it didn't exist and then one summer every single company in the beverage industry has an offering. It was really a game changer in terms of marketability to women drinkers and just being an easy drink as lots of people don't like beer.Β 
CuriousFox
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Needer of Life Alert
Gimme that mango White Claw stat πŸ₯‚
1nbatopshotfan
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Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Great answer. Came out of nowhere. Now Sam Adam’s sells more Truly Berry flavors than all of their beer combined.Β 
GDO
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BDM
yeah, First nobody in Belgium wanted it, then students loved it, then the quarter-life crisis people jumped on it and now itΒ΄s a hype.

I think itΒ΄s disgusting.
Sgt_Trollingham
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Business Development Director
I hope that you're enjoying the incredible beer selection in your country instead!Β 
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TheDeplorable
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AE
Every brand has a seltzer nowΒ 
goose
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Sales Executive
Ring doorbell
Kinonez
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WR Enthusiast
Pitched at shark tank and rejected. It’s amazing looking back now.
goose
Politicker
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Sales Executive
I love the disclaimer on Shark Tank saying they really don't have to honor the agreements they make on the show. Β Also, I wonder how many times a startup walks off the show without an offer only to get one after the fact. Β A behind-the-scenes show would be very interesting.
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TheDeplorable
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AE
Love Ring!
Justatitle
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Senior AE
Maybe the Juul or vapes in general. Used to never see them and now everyone has got em.Β Β 
Kinonez
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WR Enthusiast
Spacex’s resusable rocket
consumer led lightsΒ 
self-driving cars
Businesscasual
Opinionated
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Account Executive
The Apple Watch came out in 2015 pretty close to 5 years ago I think.
TheDeplorable
Politicker
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AE
Airpods, Fortnite, White Claw
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
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Business Development Director
B2C software services such as Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, Lieferando, Ubereats etc. And/Or Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+.

Might not be quite five years, as some are older/younger, but the amount of services we can access on our phones now is such a game changer. I haven't thought about ordering delivery, a cab, or watching movie without one of these companies in years.Β 
TheSolicitorGeneral
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Small Market AE
Battle Royale games, which have ruined mainstream gaming in my opinion
Kinonez
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WR Enthusiast
They have been along way before they, just recently became popularΒ 
TheDeplorable
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AE
PUBG and Fortnite made them popularΒ 
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HappyGilmore
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Account Executive
AirPods, Hard Seltzer, and I'd say Venmo (or any app similar). Wild that we have an ability to just transfer money to each other now directly & digitally.Β 
KingofGIF
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Account Executive
Not my fav, but AirPods rev and legacy are impressive.Β 
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